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Old 07-27-2018, 08:23   #5
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Reminds me of our "Austere Combat Outpost" complete with 8ea. 60in flat screen plasma TV's for everything from class'ed traffic to COD II - Until our generator took a 107 rocket.

Then all the sudden it was "how are we going to do the CUB without the computer for power point and FBCBII?

I "piped up": Don't we have butcher block?

S-1 looked at me like I had a horn coming outta my head-

CSM was laughing so hard he damn near fell out of his chair....

Nowadays "austere" seems to designate "no a/c, only 2 hots a day, and a pX with a power zone and current magazines (paper ones) outside a 20 minute walk from your bunk"
Primum non Nocere
"I have hung out in dangerous places a lot over the years, from combat zones to biker bars, and it is the weak, the unaware, or those looking for it, that usually find trouble.

Ain't no one getting out of this world alive. All you can do is try to have some choice in the way you go. Prepare yourself (and your affairs), and when your number is up, die on your feet fighting rather than on your knees. And make the SOBs pay dearly."
The Reaper-3 Sep 04
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