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  • #16
    Originally posted by OneAdam12 View Post
    Three days in the army. We had battalion training Monday morning and Tuesday morning, Monday afternoon was swimming qualifications, night training humping an M60 and four boxes of 7.62, then night survival, evasion, and escape. The third day we had PT testing and rappelling from a helo UH1 Huey! Cool! Then a division sized night live fire with all the good stuff, 105's 155's eight inch, about 24 gunships and six air farce Phantoms and four A10's That third night, I had guard duty around a four square block parking lot. Me and my axehandle, poncho, helmet liner,canteen and copy of my general orders.

    At the end of those three days, I couldn't even tell you my name!
    If we're talking military days, I'd have to say Air Assault school. I swear it seemed like I was up for 15 days straight! Maybe got only a few hours of sleep the entire time. It seemed like every time we got comfortable, it was time to pack up and move again. :-O
    Getting shot hurts! Don't under estimate the power of live ammo. A .22LR can kill you! I personally feel that it's best to avoid being shot by any caliber. Your vest may stop the bullet, but you'll still get a nice bruise or other injury to remember the experience.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by jannino View Post
      I gotta ask... what were you staking out?
      Making sure a employee did not show up.
      There are certain crimes that are simply too cruel, too sadistic, too hideous to be forgiven.”
      ― John E. Douglas, Journey Into Darkness.

      6 Things you don't mess with.
      MY FAITH

      MY FAMILY

      MY FLAG

      MY COUNTRY

      MY HONOR AND THE THIN BLUE LINE

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      • #18
        12.5 hour graveyard shift + 9.5 hour OT while working a big case that came in late night (finish interview/report/search warrant/arrest) + 3 hours to attend Union meeting that night. Total = 25 hours. That doesn't include my 40 minute drive each way.

        By hour 22, I felt like I got my second wind and was able to function without falling asleep, though I couldn't really think or react very quickly.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Pogue Mahone View Post
          I'm curious what you were doing during this time while working. I can't imagine doing anything sedentary for that long w/o dozing off.
          Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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          • #20
            Well,Pogue,I had a nice lengthy description of what all we did,which was plenty and non stop.BUT,the miracles of O. upgrades seems to have swallowed it up between the "submit reply" button,and actually getting on here.Suffice it to say we were not sedentary at any time.I am 60 miles north of NOLA and we sustained MAJOR wind damage throughout my area.
            Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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            • #21
              To be honest Tick,was tired of talking about it.That plus quite a few on here were sick of hearing about it.They had the impression that New Orleans was the ONLY city affected and would make extremely derogatory remarks about everyone involved."they got what they deserved" -"why rebuild,let them suffer" etc.Got sick of hearing it and tried to let it drop.At least we didn't have frezzing (or at least darn cold) weather to put up with,just 100* days and 90s at night.
              Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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              • #22
                All I can say is ......"Rodney King" lasted four days....more fire and looting than can be imagined.

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                • #23
                  22 hours, long and the short of it: I was to work 8 hours...a few calls and a EDP later which ended up having meth on his person turned into several hours with mental health followed by obtaining warrants and a lengthy report...two hours worth of a nap went back to work....longest day ever!

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