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April 27, 2006

H&I Fires* 27 April

Open post for those with something to share, updated through the day. New, complete posts come in below this one. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

Murdoc reports out on the Milblogger Conference and manages to call me a whiner, too!

Armorer Want! I'd ride this sucker to work! H/t Ryan G. -The Armorer

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Who wants a Hot Dog? (Scroll down to see image, and watch yer 6!)
-The Adjutant

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Fran's is down to three days. It's not just the dinners and camaraderie. It's the community--of which Fran's is the beating heart. The Times (London) has also picked up the story.

I'm a bit late to the scene, but I've postd my thoughts on the first panel of the MilBlog Conference.

And since nobody from the Castle seems to care... I'm having a bit of a celebration over at my place. - Fuzzybear Lioness

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Moonbat Attack! Good lord, don't these people have *any* new talking points? -The Armorer

Fuzzy - Saaaa-lute!

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*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".