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Old 07-09-2009, 07:22 PM #22
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:05 AM #23
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Say someone is running and they trip and their mask comes off, you're being a moron and blind firing and you hit them in the eye. Boom. Someone is blind, you ruin everyone's day, ruin someone's life, you feel like **** for the rest of your life. Convinced yet? DON'T BLIND SHOOT. DON'T BE AN IDIOT. FOLLOW RULES, NO ONE GET'S HURT. simple as that.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:41 AM #24
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Might be hard to enlist nowadays.
Are you ****ing stupid?

So you are saying the US military doesn't need troops right now? Pull your head out of your ***.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008; Page A04

The Army needs to add at least 30,000 active-duty soldiers to its ranks to fulfill its responsibilities around the world without becoming stretched dangerously thin, senior Army officials warn.

"You can't do what we've been tasked to do with the number of people we have," Undersecretary of the Army Nelson Ford said in an interview last week. "You can see a point where it's going to be very difficult to cope."

Already, the Army lacks a strategic reserve of brigades trained and ready for major combat, officials said, and units being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are receiving new soldiers at the last minute, meaning they have insufficient time to train together before crossing into the war zone.

But the demand for soldiers extends beyond those countries, with the Pentagon creating new missions that require troops trained in cyber-warfare, homeland defense, intelligence-gathering and other areas, Ford said. "We have five to 10 new missions, and we are already stretched now."

The Army is currently on track to grow to 547,000 active-duty soldiers next year, up from 482,000 before the war. But Ford and other Army officials say that, with rising demand for ground troops for Afghanistan and other contingencies, the increase is insufficient.

The service needs 580,000 soldiers "to meet current demand and get the dwell time," Ford said, referring to the amount of time soldiers have at home between deployments to train, rebuild and spend with families. "You can run a machine without oil for so long, and then the machine ceases," he said. "The people are the oil."

Ford's remarks come two years after Donald H. Rumsfeld resigned as defense secretary, removing from the Pentagon a powerful opponent to expanding the Army. Rumsfeld opposed a permanent increase in the size of the Army and instead devoted much of his tenure toward turning it into a more agile force, an agenda that met with objections and dismay from senior Army officers.

The Army is also benefiting from the weakened economy, which has improved the service's ability to recruit and retain soldiers. Despite well-publicized recruiting problems faced by the Pentagon in the early years of the Bush administration, the Army has met its recruiting goals for the last three years, and it continues to see benefits from its $1.35 billion, five-year "Army Strong" advertising campaign launched in 2006.

But President-elect Barack Obama's transition team has signaled that the incoming administration will look to cut the Pentagon budget, of which military personnel costs are a rising share.

Planning is underway at the Pentagon to add at least 20,000 more U.S. troops to the force in Afghanistan, but the Army is facing pressure to supply not only combat brigades but also the thousands of support soldiers required to facilitate operations in Afghanistan's austere terrain.

"Logistics issues in Afghanistan are just stunning," Ford said.

And in Iraq, even as the total number of U.S. troops declines, more support forces are likely to be required, in part to assist the Iraqi military, Army officials say. "As you draw down in Iraq, you're going to need more sustainment and aviation," said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, which has been deployed to Iraq three times.

The demand for soldiers extends beyond the war zones, as commanders in other regions request troops, Ford said. "It's a real challenge. It's not just Centcom that thinks they need more soldiers; Northcom wants more soldiers, Africom wants a dedicated headquarters, Pacom wants more for 8th Army in Korea," Ford said, referring to the U.S. Central Command, Northern Command, African Command and Pacific Command.

The shortage has serious implications for the Army's preparedness for other major contingencies
, because constant rotations leave too little time to train for anything but the counterinsurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, the officials said. The Army last week unveiled a new training doctrine that requires preparation for "full-spectrum" combat, but service officials estimate it will take about three years before combat brigades have enough time at home between tours to carry out that training.

"We need at least 18 to 24 months" at home for training, said Lt. Gen. James D. Thurman, the Army's deputy chief for operations. "If we get beyond 18 months, we can start building the full-spectrum capabilities back," he said. "We can start moving towards that within the next three years."

Yet the Army is constrained in its ability to increase time at home, because of a constant need to rotate forces overseas and the Pentagon's limit on the length of deployments for active-duty soldiers, as well as the mobilization time for reserve and National Guard soldiers.

The Army's current growth plan involves adding six active-duty combat brigades over the next three years, which will ease the rotational strain somewhat. At Fort Stewart, Ga., the 3rd Infantry Division, which now has 20,000 soldiers, will add 5,000 soldiers, including a fifth brigade by late next year, according to Brig. Gen. Tom Vandal, the division's deputy commander for support.


Yea i bet its really hard to enlist right now huh
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:11 AM #25
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Are you ****ing stupid?

So you are saying the US military doesn't need troops right now? Pull your head out of your ***.





Yea i bet its really hard to enlist right now huh

LOLOLOL. Go try it, because i just did. That article was in 2008, you obviously haven't seen the surge because of the economy. A lot of branches are cutting down. The army 2009 fiscal year was already met by before april.
Plus if you enlist don't expect to be off until later then october.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:59 PM #26
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Along with all the rest of the reasons mentioned, blindfiring requires no skill at all, to stick your gun around the bunker and hope that you hit something is stupid. I've been shot by people blind firing on multiple occasions and I simply wipe every luck filled shot they get. If you cant even see where your shooting, you dont deserve to hit me, and good luck seeing me wipe your hits off, go play laser tag.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:35 PM #27
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Blind fire will get you punch in the head by people serving in the Armed Forces.

There's a reason why Haji in Iraq blindfires and our boys don't. Because it's ****ing stupid.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:44 PM #28
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Are you ****ing stupid?

So you are saying the US military doesn't need troops right now? Pull your head out of your ***.





Yea i bet its really hard to enlist right now huh
Jesus. We all know you can copypasta. Can you think for yourself? Or realize that was one of the issues everyone else ignored? Looks like you need to follow your own advice.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:16 PM #29
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ive seen pro snake players blind fire around the side of the bunker to get their poison out
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:42 AM #30
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Every time I do see someone blind fire, I have no reason to take cover. They won't hit me anyways. Its not only dangerous to bystanders and refs, but usually won't work, except exposing your gun for easy pickings.
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:57 PM #31
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:58 AM #32
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:12 PM #33
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:35 PM #34
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Blind firing is for idiots who can't play paintball. Either snap well or get shot. Blind firing is stupid because even if you are shooting in the general direction a teammate might run infront of your stream of paint and without you seeing him to stop the stream you hit him right in the back. Don't forget refs that actually do their job and run around calling people out or even dead players walking off the field. Stupid idea ANYWAY you put it.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:08 PM #35
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Might be hard to enlist nowadays.

Anyways its a matter of safety. If you can't see where your balls are going or where you're shooting you could shoot dead players, spectators, refs, animals, etc.
eh. why is it hard to enlist? i'm going to join the marines when i turn 18.
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:39 AM #36
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you need a high school diploma or GED *gasp*
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you need a high school diploma or GED *gasp*
are you dissing your troops?
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