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Post by grump@townsqr.com » Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:42 am

I would like to know why no one ever talks or says anything about the hard working troops that work the transportion units during war time. It seems that unless you are on the front lines you are a nobody. I had a son in transportion unit from Arizona and i bet i worried just as much about him as anyone else that had family members over there. But yet you don't ever here about the jobs that they had to do. So lets hear it for those brave men and women ok. Good job 1404thTransportion Unit
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Post by rodneyw71 » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:27 pm

All military personel are hard working, you'd be here all day thanking everyone if you singled out every job, unit, base. It's all one big team, so when people thank the troops they were refering to everyone.
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Post by rpcxx » Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:56 pm

i sure appreciated the job of transportation units when i was in desert storm. hell i would have had to walk a few miles to get to work otherwise :) I am sure you worried just as much as my mother and father did. some jobs just see more limelight thats all. i heard alot about the pilots who flew the A-10's but not all that much about my job. thats ok though b/c the pilot who flew the plane i just worked on knew i worked hard. without trans units it would be pretty hard to have a Air Force but then again it would be equally as useless to have a Air Force without a pilot or a mechanic, etc. its all one big team
I say good job to your sons unit and every other unit
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Post by rodneyw71 » Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:17 pm

Heck I was very thankful for the cooks, after eating MRE's it sure was nice to have a belly full of real food.
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Post by rpcxx » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:29 am

I liked the MRE's more then i did the cold cuts we received for lunch everyday
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Post by rodneyw71 » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:26 pm

Didn't it seem like everything was beef and something, it probably was camel. My favorite MRE was Spagetti, but the potatoes R rotten had a good desert.
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Post by rpcxx » Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:53 pm

mmm....nothing like the taste of a freshly warmed MRE straight from the APU
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:21 am

Spaghetti MRE's with a full packet of MRE cheese squeezed into the mix really was my favorite too.

MMM MMM pukeeeeee, anyone got another Spaghetti MRE and a pack of cheese?

My parent's mailed me care packages which included Ramen Noodles and our PX truck often had "cup of noodles" on it. I lost almost 60lbs in the desert due to the diet of Ramen, CupONoodles, and MRE diet. I really think I need to go back onto it too.
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Post by rpcxx » Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:20 pm

i actually gained weight when i was there. lost it all after i stopped eating to many mre's a day
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Post by rodneyw71 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:35 pm

I think MRE's have like 2000 calories in them, I would eat one for breakfast and if I didn't make it to flight line kitchen I'd eat one for supper also.
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Post by 3rdcavtrooper » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:55 am

I wish we had MREs. All we had was a ton of T-rat lasagna and Top Shelf Alcapoco chicken. I still won't eat lasagna even today. I once walked three miles to another unit up on the river to trade the chicken.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:10 pm

By the time you walked 3 miles I bet you were starving.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:18 pm

I traded a set of woodland BDU's to a brit in a British F/A unit for a case of British Rations a week or so before the ground war actually began. They came in a big box and was like a weeks rations. Oh they were good. Traded another set for some Brit BDU's, they fit back then...lol, guess I shouldn't of ate that whole case of Brit rats.

We were sitting by their unit for something like 3 days listening to their M109's booming off and on all day and night along with the periodic American MLRS unit on the other side of us. Noisiest 3 days of my life that I can remember.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 4:47 pm

We had patriot missles not to far from my tent, so when the alarms would go off the patriots going off were soon to follow. One night the alarms went off then Kaboom a scud hit the base, I don't know why the patriots didn't get that one.
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Post by rpcxx » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:32 pm

british rations were good. traded with some SAS troops they were operating from the same FOL as us in Al Jouf. forgot all about that until i read your post.

maybe its a good thing the patriots didnt get that one rodney, perhaps all the fall out would have landed in tent city and with my luck my tent.
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