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Old 11-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #81
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I've always love guns,knives swords fighting etc. i dont know why. I'm also really good at building things, love hard work, good at turning some scrap parts into something neat.
They all use guns and knives. Not as much in the USN or USAF though. Depends on your job there.

USCG does armed interdiction for drugs along the coast.

US Army and USMC are into guns and knives in a big way.
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LOL! Define 'everything'. Is there some annual biathlon/iron man competition/super secret squirrel shooting contest they all have every year to see who is the best at everything?

LMAO! Apples and tires! So one unit, in one branch, trains to contact local fighters and organize a guerrilla resistance, and another unit, in another branch, trains to rescue hostages....
How is one better than another?

...other than boy fantasies at the local airsoft game? 'I read Marcinko's book, I just saw Act of Valor, I get to play a Navy SEAL, 'cause they're the bestest!'
Yah, there is. It's called CQB. Everyone practices it a little. Navy practices it the most. If you want to disagree, go to Norfolk, walk into any bar, and disagree there. I doubt you'll walk home without crutches though.
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I hate the bsa even being brought into this!

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What happend to army airborn? yall know the cav lead the way!!
Airborne is just a school. (Work on your spelling.)

It's just how you get to work.

Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not any big deal. Even women do it.

What happens when you reach the ground is.
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I hate the bsa even being brought into this!
Don't. The organization was made to groom young boys for the military and allow them a chance at a military setting to do good
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The army generally has more casualties for a number of reasons.

First and foremost, they're the bigger branch, so they have more people overseas. More people in harm's way = more people harmed.

deployment rotations and length of deployment. The army deploys and redeploys more rapidly, and for longer periods. Same formula as above. More time in harm's way =......

Different attitude. This is usually because of the above situation. More time in harm's way = complacency.

Different mission. Army is more of an occupational force. Doing more boring guard duty, convoys, crap like that. This affects attitude.
The Marine Corps is more of an expeditionary force. This affects attitude, time in harm's way, rotations, and number of people on the ground.

A strange analogy, because I'm all about weird analogies, is this...

The army is like a bull dozer. Gets a lot done in a long amount of time, literally changing the landscape if need be. using a lot of resources, heavy metal, and takes a hell of a beating, but keeps on working.

The Marine Corps is like a muscle car. In and out, fast, loud, and damn good looking. Get the job done, wait for the next race. Watch the paint, and take care of the moving parts, because you only have so many replacements. One main job = precision warfare. We aren't designed nor organized for long occupations, only to fight the battles and move on to the next objective.
I would not call the Marine Corps "precision warfare."

More like shock troops. Like the Russian spetznaz or the German SS.

Or the ancient Greek Spartans. Most historians compare the USMC with the Spartans, professional soldiers (of the sea) who never give up and never quit and take no prisoners.
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So which branch would someone more likely be killed?
In the USMC you are more likely to be wounded.

In the US Army if you are in the infantry you are more likely to be killed.

It all depends on the situation.

The Army bears the brunt of an insurgency and that's why many of the infantry soldiers die.

In a hot shooting war, the Marines will see worse action and get shot up more.

Afghanistan will be over soon, and Iraq is already over. Those two insurgencies will have ended.

Nobody knows what the next war or conflict will be like.

Could be hot. Could be cold. Could be an insurgency in between.
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the thing we have to keep in mind is that Shoobee, who will constantly elaborate on military branches of service and special units and tactics they use, will always avoid the simple questions asked of him. i have asked him many times in the past to inform us of his military training and occupation and what branch he served with, and to no avail. this is why he has no credibility here or on any other forum.

when cornered, the natural reaction for him is to either evade the questions asked of him, or resort to insults and inappropriate remarks. he is a person who has low self esteem who tries to mask his inferiority with talk of things he really has no knowledge of. unfortunately watching the History Channel and the Military Channel will not make you into a warrior, anymore than standing in a garage will make you a car!

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How ya been?
Been good, Trip, thank you.

Been working hard. In this current great recession any work is good.

Went hunting too.

Fell off a mountain and broke my right hand. It's healing now.

Can't slug anybody with my right hand at the moment, so I would need to use my left instead.

Stalked within 42 yards of a spiked buck for archery season, but we can't shoot them in Calif.

Saw about a dozen bucks this year scouting.

Life Is Good.
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the thing we have to keep in mind is that Shoobee, who will constantly elaborate on military branches of service and special units and tactics they use, will always avoid the simple questions asked of him. i have asked him many times in the past to inform us of his military training and occupation and what branch he served with, and to no avail. this is why he has no credibility here or on any other forum.

when cornered, the natural reaction for him is to either evade the questions asked of him, or resort to insults and inappropriate remarks. he is a person who has low self esteem who tries to mask his inferiority with talk of things he really has no knowledge of. unfortunately watching the History Channel and the Military Channel will not make you into a warrior, anymore than standing in a garage will make you a car!
Marine infantry. Now stop asking.
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