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When filling out the student evals at the end of Ranger school, we were told not to repeat what some allied or sister service grad had recently done:
"What did you like best about Ranger School?"
"The parachuting, because I'd never done that before"...
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Clank, clank, I'm a tank. HAHA.

Tread heads all have a different thought process. The Armor School is driving me bananas with their either ignorant or snide comments about what they did at Fort Knox. Who cares how you did it at Fort Knox, your at Fort Benning now! LIfe is tough, but it is tougher when your stupid.

There are your obligatory tanker comments.
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The Old Guy wrote:Clank, clank, I'm a tank. HAHA.

Tread heads all have a different thought process. The Armor School is driving me bananas with their either ignorant or snide comments about what they did at Fort Knox. Who cares how you did it at Fort Knox, your at Fort Benning now! LIfe is tough, but it is tougher when your stupid.

There are your obligatory tanker comments.
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The Old Guy wrote:The Armor School is driving me bananas with their either ignorant or snide comments about what they did at Fort Knox. Who cares how you did it at Fort Knox, your at Fort Benning now! LIfe is tough, but it is tougher when your stupid.
No doubt there are some tensions between the tankers and the grunts. Alway have been and alway will be. I cringed when I first heard they were moving the Armor School down to Benning. While it was probably pretty easy to put all the logistic branches together up here at Ft. Lee like they have, you just can't throw these two particular branches together in one place and not expect conflict.

Now I have heard many grunts make more then their share "ignorant or snide comments" as well but I just chalk it up to slow thinking. :lol: Grunts simply do not have the ability to shoot, move and communicate as fast as tankers so the ability to think fast is never really trained.
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You know, as far as the "shoot, move and communicate" quickly issue goes, my experience has been completely opposite.

When I was a young mortarman in an Armor BN (hating life, the army, and tanker boots) I saw tanker "quick thinking" on more than one occasion. Every time we did a maneuver exercise as a Battalion, the tankers killed everyone. I'm not talking enemy. They killed the BC, the medics, the scouts, the mortars, the support platoon, etc. You name it. If it wasn't in a fucking Abrams, it was toast. :shock:

Truly, I have never seen anything remotely like that since I left that world and came home to the infantry.

And I'd rather be poked in the eye with a sharp, flaming stick than ever go back to an Armor or Cav unit again. :P
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mortar_guy78 wrote:hating life, the army, and tanker boots
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mortar_guy78 wrote:the tankers killed everyone. I'm not talking enemy. They killed the BC, the medics, the scouts, the mortars, the support platoon, etc. You name it. If it wasn't in a fucking Abrams, it was toast. :shock:
Now this is funny and actually I am in touched with this reality, I can say I have BTDT since I was a Bn Scout. :lol: While my 19Ds hated grunts, tankers, etc, the mortar and scout platoons were kindred spirits being in an HHC full of support people and being surrounded by the tankers in the other companies.

Oh yes....I have been targeted by tanks in training more then once but then again, I have been targeted by grunts as well but that is the life of a Scout during training. People kind of forget that Scouts are out there. I wouldn't be honest if I said the words "dumbass tanker" never crossed my lips but then again "dumbass" something or another was routinely said by me while I served :lol:

With all this said, I do have to stand up to the shit I have received on here for being a tanker even though I was a hybrid of sorts by the time the Army was finished with me but that is another story.
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ZoneIV wrote:
The Old Guy wrote:The Armor School is driving me bananas with their either ignorant or snide comments about what they did at Fort Knox. Who cares how you did it at Fort Knox, your at Fort Benning now! LIfe is tough, but it is tougher when your stupid.
No doubt there are some tensions between the tankers and the grunts. Alway have been and alway will be. I cringed when I first heard they were moving the Armor School down to Benning. While it was probably pretty easy to put all the logistic branches together up here at Ft. Lee like they have, you just can't throw these two particular branches together in one place and not expect conflict.

Now I have heard many grunts make more then their share "ignorant or snide comments" as well but I just chalk it up to slow thinking. :lol: Grunts simply do not have the ability to shoot, move and communicate as fast as tankers so the ability to think fast is never really trained.
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ZoneIV wrote:Now this is funny and actually I am in touched with this reality, I can say I have BTDT since I was a Bn Scout. :lol: While my 19Ds hated grunts, tankers, etc, the mortar and scout platoons were kindred spirits being in an HHC full of support people and being surrounded by the tankers in the other companies.
Word. The mortars and scouts always had a rivalry going on. I don't remember how many times I stole their guidon, but it was quite a few. :D

On the other hand, God help anyone else who fucked with either a scout or a mortar, because he would have two platoons of pissed off, frustrated dudes balling his ass up.
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rgrokelley wrote: What is a tanker called in Afghanistan?

Infantry

What were they called in Desert One, Grenada, Panama, and Somalia?

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Yeah yeah yeah. I could come back and point out how not Rangers nor Airborne but Armor that led the way in Desert Storm as well as the march to Bagdad because of "firepower". You must admit, tanks do provide for some real "shock and awe" 8) but I digress. I heard something even more interesting on the news today and kind of timely.

While going through the drive-thru at McDonalds today, Fox reported on the radio that tanks are going to be deployed in Afganistan for the first time. Apparently McChrystal thought they would be "too imposing" when he was there. Here is a link to a video report from Fox. Yeah....it is only 16 tanks and they are Marines but apparently there is a "need".

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Actually, they're just replacing the Canadian Leopard IIA6 tanks that are leaving, now that the Canadians have been beaten (or come to their senses).
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mortar_guy78 wrote:On the other hand, God help anyone else who fucked with either a scout or a mortar, because he would have two platoons of pissed off, frustrated dudes balling his ass up.
I commanded a CSC in a mech infantry battalion, we had a Redeye platoon, in addition to mortars and scouts. Amen, brother.
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