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skimcowboy
10-18-2006, 09:22 AM
Well I've been doing alot of work with the Marines Stationed here. Been going on a lot of airlift patrols in a Marine CH-53 Sea Stallion, providing Gunnery Support from the Air. The Marines are part of the Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 769. We've been doing alot of work in the south. The South is the Old West. Lots of small arms fire here and there. Our Mission has been to win the hearts and minds of the people, esspecially the Tribes of Afgahnistan, which have known war for decades. When we were coming back with a 'public relations tour' Marine Staff Sgt. John Ellis took this one of me manning the gun. The Afgahn's below needed help because their truck over heated. They were fleeing an area where the taliban had moved in.

http://kcopeland3.photosite.com/~photos/tn/5336866_1024.ts1161187579857.jpg

Any way I've been in a pretty safe way, havent taken any direct fire. However we could see many tracer rounds Last sunday while out on patrol.
I'm a Senior Airmen with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. I'm a Helo Crew Chief. My camera is being shipped by my dad (cause i forgot it) so Hopefully I'll be able to post some more. But I've been busy as hell here so that my take a while.

everlast
10-18-2006, 09:38 AM
Excellent. Thanks For The Post. Keep It Up.

narwhal
10-18-2006, 09:42 AM
Sick. Keep up with the updates.

ZapBulletRider
10-18-2006, 09:43 AM
I hope you capped them there towelheads.

Utah
10-18-2006, 09:50 AM
Very sick man!! Keep us updated, and thank you for your service...

Aaron Peluso
10-18-2006, 10:04 AM
wow, thats sick. although it looks like you are going to shoot those people any second rather than help them... I suppose thats the way things look when your job is manning a gun.

sealice aka lone ranger
10-18-2006, 11:02 AM
awesome man, i have alot of friends over seas right now with the 101st and 82nd. you guys are doing a great job. keep us updated and stay safe.

xghstx
10-18-2006, 11:02 AM
I hope you capped them there towelheads.

Its quotes like this that make me love skimonline. people get bad reps/banned for dropping the "n" bomb but when someone says towelheads we just laugh. well i do anways...

jake
10-18-2006, 11:39 AM
Its quotes like this that make me love skimonline. people get bad reps/banned for dropping the "n" bomb but when someone says towelheads we just laugh. well i do anways...

that is very true. they are only words.

but good luck man, that looks really cool

ZapBulletRider
10-18-2006, 11:44 AM
and I tried to make it obvious by putting "them there"

jake
10-18-2006, 07:47 PM
i got it. io read it as my uncle's voice too. is that bad?

Scrub
10-18-2006, 08:50 PM
stay safe, keep us up on things,



i love you......

too much? maybe.