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June 24, 2006

H&I Fires 24 Jun 06

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...

Huntress offers up some news that might, somehow, be related to the poster post below. That said - bloggers do well to understand - we NEED the MSM. They are the grist for our mill, good and bad.

The Right Place has their weekly Caption Contest up.

Here's another long-in-the-tooth bird in the AF inventory.

Brad assures me there are guns in these pics, but I can't find 'em. Must be a Bev Doolittle kind of thing.

Then there's this video of a Brit soldier or RAF-type learning the meaning of shockwave. H/t, Mike D.-The Armorer

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I'm in a playfull mood today...

Hey BRAB - Can you help Joe with his cybercooties? There are bugs everywhere!

And knowing that it's Bull Running season out there in España, I know Massa John will get a kick out of this - OLE! - BOQ

*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".