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  •  I haven't thought about the word "Alert" (6+ / 0-)

    in military terms since the early 80's when I was in Germany. I was a Combat Engineer and our alert meant being woken up at 0'dark 30, drawing weapons then loading a ton of gear onto the trucks. More times then not we would drive 10 miles to a to a training area and go through all the step of setting up a CP, Foxholes camo nets for trucks, the whole stroke.

    In short it was a major pain in the ass. If I had been the battalion Cmdr all the gear like tools and nets would have been per-loaded in the trailers we had in our TOE.

    MK, at some point could You give some info on how the nuke equiped buff made a flight from one of the Dakota's to LA. and
    SAC seemed surprise about it.

    •  ah, growing up Cold War in Germany (5+ / 0-)
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      KenBee, Simplify, JeffW, vzfk3s, milkbone

      Being woken up at 0'dark 30 by a truck driving past blaring

      >SNOWBALL< … >SNOWBALL< … >SNOWBALL<

      and waiting for a bright flash from the direction of the airbase a few kliks away.

      Oh, and bratwurst …

      All things in the sky are pure to those who have no telescopes. – Charles Fort

      by subtropolis on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 11:30:04 PM PST

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