Just wanted to drop back in and say hello
I've been out here at Port Hueneme, CA for about 3 weeks now mobilizing for our deployment to Iraq. Lots of medical crap and admin stuff the first week, but after that it's been taking classes to get trained to deploy.
Finished up a Basic Combat Skills-1 class last week. Good info, but all classroom. The BCS-2 class next week is the hands-on portion, so that will be much better.
This week I'm in class for the M240B Machine Gun. This--->
This is the classroom portion where we'll be learning the weapon, but then next weekend, we get to go to the range at Fort Hunter-Liggett for 3 days for live-fire training and qualification.
After a day of practice, I can actually do a field strip and reassembly in 1min20 sec. One of the instructors has the record of around 37 seconds...Dam! I attached some pictures for the gun freaks on here.
When we go to the range, I'm taking the video camera. They do a night fire demonstration with tracer rounds. For those that know, it's a demonstration of Final Protective Fire.
That's about it for an update. Just bored as hell in the barracks.
Okay...it's not letting me do attachments. I think it's my connection speed.