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April 04, 2006

H&I Fires* 4 April 06

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A fond farewell to Pakistan -- American and Australian military personnel who assisted Pakistan after last year's earthquake have finished their work [h/t SGT Hook]. - Fuzzybear Lioness
I haven't done a Roundup post in a while, so I figure I was due for one. ~AFSis


Consider yourselves warned: Tomorrow Thursday is "Wear A Skirt Kilt To Work Day" -- sponsored by the folks of the Glenlivet Society (who'd a-thunk it) and the whole idea is to raise funds for charity and allow the gender-confused would-be caber-tossers out there a chance to prove that, despite all the water-cooler rumors, you *don't* shave your legs.

Ummmmm -- or *do*...

Heh. Those loud background squeaks you're hearing is the sound of a dozen Denizennes polishing their specs. Wonder whatcher supposed to wear if you don't drink Scotch? - cw4(ret)billt

Anybody seen Wednesday around anywhere? I seem to have gained a day...

This is vaguely annoying - not the site - so much as the perceived need. We two really do behave like siblings who get on each other's nerves... -The Armorer

Jack is continuing his 'War of Definition' series. Same caveats as before. Heart and blood pressure meds before going over. No flame war tactics in his comments section if you please. Take a gander and lets see what people have to say.


Basic is over, and the Desultory Butterfly has flown from Ft. Lost-in-the-Woods to her next training post, check out the pics from sister Bonnie! And congrats to Desult on her perfect 300 score on the APFT!!
-The Adjutant

*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment, right? But, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".

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