98Z5V Posted January 12 Report Share Posted January 12 7 hours ago, shepp said: I’ve listened to a few pods with these guys and tac p’s I can’t imagine the stress of being in the poop calling in for air support and you needed that poop like yesterday. But then it finally and you have A front row seat to a very large can of whoop ass on the enemy It's pretty fucking impressive watching them work, brother. Can't really describe it, but it's like they're on a phone call, just complaining about overcharges on their internet bill or something. They're just calm, cool, collected - and getting it fucking done. There are so many facets to the AFSOC game, and almost nobody knows about them, the differences, what they do, how they work... The aircraft are cool as fuk. But those ground guys are some of the toughest motherfuckers in the SOF game. Their training pipeline is so long. Short story - went to a close air support course in 1995, at Hurlburt Field, FL. We spent 3 weeks hitting the beach everyday, and all night running AFSOC gunship call-for-fire training and missions. What a sweet course to go to. MH-53s and AC-130s, call for fire, on the range, fucking shiit up downrange. 3 weeks of it gets you pretty good at it, but not like the real AF dudes that do this for a living. It gives you a certification, and the proper training, to pop up on their frequency, and request fire to get your ass out of a bind. We had 2 guys assigned to us from the unit there, attached to us for the training. There was a young kid, just came in. He was enlisted grade E3, Airman First Class. Young fuqr. We talked, and he was talking about getting out after this first enlistement. I laughed. He was already airborne qualified, HALO qualified, SCUBA qualified (Combat Diver), and was about to make rank to E4. He was in training for damn near 2 years, and he's talking about getting out. I said, "Look, man - do you have ANY IDEA how long it takes an Army guy to complete the qualifications and schools that you have? Those are necessary for your job, so it's automatic - but you've already accomplished a HELL of alot in 2 years. You're set for life, if you stay in the Air Force..." I don't know if he ever stayed in, got out, or what... That kid was SET... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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