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Continuing the discourse for fires in the light, airborne, and SOF fight. Not an official DoD account, retweets and likes aren’t endorsements, and all that.

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@FriendlyFSO That last bullet, and I’m saying this as a guy who sees rotational units, but more so as a guy who see… https://t.co/fIGn9FSXEJ
1/24
2020
@TylerVest6 @NCFranklin @jsavagedavis @102ndblackhawk6 @MCTPFTLVN @orange_n_blue86 @I06JRTC @OpsGp_Jrtc Correct, yo… https://t.co/JzPf2C8kUP
1/23
2020
@TecumsehBurning Slow down now ... one step at a time. Let’s get the guns up in four wheels, then we can talk about ‘floaties.’ @miketheredleg BN FDC: “X BTRY, nature of delay?” X BTRY: “We’re in the middle of a f*****g river.” @miketheredleg Whoa - didn’t even think of that. It wouldn’t be a “hip shoot” ... would it be a “raft shoot?” A “floatie shoot?”What sorcery is this?!?!? https://t.co/BE3e9v0iCA
1/11
2020
@pullstringboom1 @gdrut @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg https://t.co/B3P7wYbEkF @gdrut @pullstringboom1 @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg Not to hijack the thread, just that it’s a good challe… https://t.co/RCmcYeEwyH @gdrut @pullstringboom1 @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg Absolutely train with the org FA BN as if they are alw… https://t.co/k5PP6sE1oM @gdrut @pullstringboom1 @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg Sometimes a BCT’s organic FA BN may be employed in a R… https://t.co/7uJ0A2hvfk @gdrut @pullstringboom1 @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg How did / does your DIV fight in a WFX? By “a bit less… https://t.co/exfT8Hg9HB @gdrut @pullstringboom1 @BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg Sorry for the delay - we had some ‘projects’ this even… https://t.co/Yv8lXu1cA1
1/5
2020
@BCulver24 @FriendlyFSO @pullstringboom1 @the_Red_Leg @BCulver24 with a great answer; I happen to agree. I’d add t… https://t.co/YD5fCAfv3p
1/4
2019
Great to see that @Disneyland recognizes the continued utility of light, mobile artillery. It can go just about any… https://t.co/WwEnmflCtp
12/29
2019
@pullstringboom1 @gdrut We’ve discussed a DIV standard CCL before, but we’ve concluded that it’s more important for… https://t.co/nFMRulELyE @pullstringboom1 @gdrut So ... it’s a pain in the ass here. But, purposefully so. The Class V yard resets between… https://t.co/2CFgXifAoc @markmcclellan @NCFranklin @102ndblackhawk6 @orange_n_blue86 How many cycles will it take for AIM 2 marketplace mov… https://t.co/HSaVmGK6Di @orange_n_blue86 @102ndblackhawk6 @NCFranklin Which translates in AIM 2 speak to “OK, we want you on the team but t… https://t.co/i7laYWO7D5 @orange_n_blue86 @102ndblackhawk6 @NCFranklin We’d anticipated that there would be a lot of late mov’t in the marke… https://t.co/1xcTQDpGIW @pullstringboom1 Tag in others if you want ... looking for some feedback on what the team is looking for regarding… https://t.co/NhULVreb5i @pullstringboom1 A light correction here - at *some* CTCs you use paper ammo. At JRTC, you move real rounds. Fill… https://t.co/av8KC3X6nz @FriendlyFSO TTLODAC works well for when we collectively nerd out ... Fires / IC RXLs, FA Tech RXLs, etc. @FriendlyFSO Just one guy’s opinion here, but I’ve always found that PLOT lends itself much better to a CAR w/ mnvr… https://t.co/lbL2TP9PG8 @jsavagedavis @NCFranklin @102ndblackhawk6 @MCTPFTLVN @orange_n_blue86 @I06JRTC @jsavagedavis yes, the Misfire Cat… https://t.co/yvQpMyhBaT
12/13
2019
@NCFranklin @102ndblackhawk6 @MCTPFTLVN @orange_n_blue86 Twitter adaptation here has been a bit slow - but to add t… https://t.co/Pcild4gPax
12/12
2019
@JamesGField @jtw_ngc98 @nocgarr @KurtWasilewski @tgugs85 Of course, *if* the S1 is involved in wargaming. As unit… https://t.co/tBFWeorgvA @JamesGField @jtw_ngc98 @nocgarr @KurtWasilewski @tgugs85 Can confirm - we see the vast majority of casualties from… https://t.co/awFPYc1d7S
12/7
2019
@jsavagedavis @OPSGRP_NTC @ChemicalFire come on down ... @orange_n_blue86 and I can’t keep the twitter game strong… https://t.co/HD0Bq5L2Lm
11/27
2019
@ZuluZeroSix Oh for sure, we want to keep *our* OPFOR tanks - I file this under the heading “Best Sparring Partner”… https://t.co/OHs12gY0Mv @nicholadrummond After some light reading on that echelon, I’m almost there! As the fires community looks at a simi… https://t.co/EqryezzotaTwo things to stipulate first: 1. I get it, man ... the terrain here in Atropia favors an IBCT. Clearly. Swamps… https://t.co/LxPjDtV1ozWe destroy OPFOR tanks every rotation, but rarely with tanks. So, are they *really* the best means? And should we… https://t.co/r4HgkmXwaF
11/22
2019
@FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg @NTC_WOLF_FIRES @pullstringboom1 3. As for the offense ... use it. This is a bit more ‘a… https://t.co/7jGvQQLVoS @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg @NTC_WOLF_FIRES @pullstringboom1 2. What’s good? Emplacing FASCAM with an effecient BTRY… https://t.co/wNj53ArdJA @FriendlyFSO @the_Red_Leg @NTC_WOLF_FIRES @pullstringboom1 As an OCT I invoke my right to be repetitive - two chall… https://t.co/LGchkBaUn9
11/17
2019
@jsavagedavis @I06JRTC Already prepping my delivery for Burns Night 2020.Highlight of the past week? @I06JRTC joined #miltwitter, thereby doubling the # of TF Sr’s in the fray. This e… https://t.co/c8jK4kruvE @FriendlyFSO Destroy it, and you won’t need to suppress it for every lift / turn. But, understand ‘what it takes’ t… https://t.co/aAS5iwi2Uv
11/16
2019
@the_Red_Leg ‘spot on’ indeed and the emphasis on planning and attention is key. Sharing a great TTP we recently o… https://t.co/gFfeNuyTev
11/15
2019
@KurtWasilewski I don’t have rot’l data to support, but two effective ways to achieve this I’ve seen are (1) BCT FS… https://t.co/N4sHB2H1af @KurtWasilewski Still, obviously important for the BCT FSO to have the relevant context of *why* we are hunting and… https://t.co/EVEBZUBrUk @KurtWasilewski And it’s not so much the TWG and TDB itself, but a lot of the “we’ll coord / synch that later” or “… https://t.co/HbMuf7xfcn @KurtWasilewski While I don’t have specific rotational data, I think we’ve all seen some challenges with FSOs getti… https://t.co/opQ6eAdeoU
11/14
2019
@WeGettinItDone @jtw_ngc98 Do you want to do karate in the garage? @WeGettinItDone @jtw_ngc98 Ste MereHope this helps - thank a 131A because a certain one (not on Twitter) sat down with me a few rotations ago and we s… https://t.co/Z8jNuUIl3NThis should generate a question regarding “what is the FSCOORD’s role in all of this?” Well, it’s tweets 2 thru 8 a… https://t.co/p54ezd3I0CWhen is the dedicated time to rehearse? As with any rehearsal, beware the dark specter of passive voice ... “- ta… https://t.co/5lmJb22v2SA key output: the TSM. Or, however the boss prefers to see the sensor-to-shooter arrangement and ‘decide’ at the TD… https://t.co/np6p6uRrnbOutputs of the TWG could be an entire thread itself. We’ve included a couple of prompts on this model; @jtw_ngc98 a… https://t.co/7JTTJLWKlcIndividual experiences may vary, but for most HPTLs, on most days, the answer is “we really need to focus on #1 and… https://t.co/KLXNvyCKtrOK - now on to the good stuff where we transition from an effective staff / integrating process to an effective mea… https://t.co/afpPT2NJscAnd while we reserve the inalienable right to clown our S2s, let’s not forget the august BCT plans element. Because… https://t.co/H6t8jSW8CkFirst, are we really targeting HPTs, or HVTs? We used the term “Enemy SITTEMP” purposefully ... there might be a B… https://t.co/UQaFJDTYc9I’ve been remiss in sharing a few observed trends and best practices lately ... so, let’s talk about the BCT’s TWG.… https://t.co/U1iOtqocJt @THEintellectsav @RichUSA82 @CWOB_Ancient @CavRTK @jimgolby @TheCompanyLDR @21Cav6 @PatDonahoeArmy @102ndblackhawk6https://t.co/AemyN2eY3j
11/13
2019
@RichUSA82 @CWOB_Ancient @CavRTK @jimgolby @TheCompanyLDR @21Cav6 @PatDonahoeArmy @102ndblackhawk6 @MAKI917601https://t.co/Gu6SN8RCCs
11/12
2019
@jtw_ngc98 Gettin’ ready, Sir (actual footage): https://t.co/AaTMbm7imv
11/3
2019
@TylerVest6 @orange_n_blue86 Try this: don’t leave food or trash in your truck. https://t.co/fPcIhONizB
10/30
2019
@NCFranklin @orange_n_blue86 You had plenty of time - I shot back in to the Fox Den for an alligator wrasslin’ sesh… https://t.co/TCgiJOqSr9 @jsavagedavis @jtw_ngc98 The Battle of Lil’ Boo’s 2018 ... I served. #neverforget #boudinkolache
10/29
2019
@jtw_ngc98 @KurtWasilewski Always willing to configure the Green Dragon so @KurtWasilewski gets a seat! Glad the wa… https://t.co/Ze7Yij028E
10/28
2019
@jtw_ngc98 Not only did we solve the challenges of targeting at both BCT and DIV, we also found a viable path to th… https://t.co/z6HFjpUjCr
10/27
2019
@jtw_ngc98 Sir I definitely should’ve filmed this for my upcoming Netflix pilot “Driving in HMMWVs with DIVARTY CDR… https://t.co/z1pyW73Hsq
10/23
2019
@RPG_volley Fact.
10/22
2019
@orange_n_blue86 @WeGettinItDone @JamesGField @OpsGp_Jrtc For fires, we’ve really ramped up all forms of outreach i… https://t.co/jpTiRXemr5 @orange_n_blue86 @WeGettinItDone @JamesGField @OpsGp_Jrtc @orange_n_blue86 is right - current approach here is that… https://t.co/utpgScw0ds
10/20
2019
@MiCBarin Well since there’s a 50/50 chance you ate at Wagon Master ... I led the unruly group in the side room th… https://t.co/IJF1IJ2TmO
10/15
2019
@jsavagedavis Oh yeah - Misfire Cat made a few Fight Night 0330hrs appearances last rotation. @jsavagedavis Your point on risk is important though - mid grade officers can usually find the right balance when t… https://t.co/GXKZ41rpwi @jsavagedavis @jsavagedavis that’s high praise - if I had just half of your meme gunnery skills though ... internal… https://t.co/F9aRInzT8rSomebody let me know if this makes the Wall of Tweets at #AUSADigital2019 ... I’m busy watching cat videos with the… https://t.co/TgBhJFchkm
10/14
2019
@pptsapper Send $$$ or I swear on FM 3-09, I’ll do it https://t.co/M7aWgpPccyStill trying to confirm this, but I think we’ve found the last Nalgene bottle in an airborne organization without a… https://t.co/Si0DYSZviU
10/10
2019
@dabigz732 In one of the most interesting decisions in Army history, I am allowed to drive myself. In a real HMMWV… https://t.co/ZzDhHoFWah
9/29
2019
@myfavenews You’ve convinced me ... many thanks! https://t.co/0R7V3pP8GIUPDATE I went with a protein bar, canned pineapple, and beef jerky instead. I don’t even like mushrooms.Thanks! So far I’m tracking: 1 x Yes 1 x No 1 x “save for later”#Artillerytwitter help me out ... it’s Training Day 6, we’re coming out of an all-night BCT Defense, and your boy i… https://t.co/RqN4jGv4a4
9/28
2019
@WeGettinItDone @UDonovian @WeGettinAfterIt @ChemicalFire @LadyLovesTaft Slight regional variation here in Atropia.… https://t.co/Nmal3s7kHH
9/26
2019
@orange_n_blue86 @UDonovian @Mother_of_Tanks @102ndblackhawk6 @WeGettinItDone @jtw_ngc98 @Doctrine_Man @jeffjbartahttps://t.co/dnDYSAbW8R @orange_n_blue86 @UDonovian @Mother_of_Tanks @102ndblackhawk6 @WeGettinItDone @jtw_ngc98 @Doctrine_Man @jeffjbartahttps://t.co/2ZuUr3kwcRHuge shoutout to the TechBros that invested a few million into inventing the $4.89 “shoot stool.” Solid work. https://t.co/wrPq6f0z0M @102ndblackhawk6 @Mother_of_Tanks @orange_n_blue86 @WeGettinItDone @UDonovian @jtw_ngc98 @Doctrine_Man Has anybody… https://t.co/BWTgroucWY @DisneyCPT https://t.co/xlFqwEWEif @orange_n_blue86 @WeGettinItDone @UDonovian @102ndblackhawk6 Well, you already used the Pepe Silvia gif so I really… https://t.co/8zJK4RCBQZ
9/19
2019
@lawrencecsaszar So - upon further review I don’t have a Twitter-ready graphic ... sent to you via Email and others… https://t.co/PmCfBR2BAX
9/18
2019
@lawrencecsaszar Yes, yes, and no. If the CDR articulate/balances risk-to-mission (fighting w/o fires) and risk-to… https://t.co/REWo9RKX1Q
9/17
2019
As opposed to ... what, our normally agreeable demeanor? I’ll totally share my boudin kolache, you just gotta ask… https://t.co/opzpxARkey
9/16
2019
@WeGettinItDone @102ndblackhawk6 @st3v3Ca1h0un Last two points in the thread are key - “we” (BCTs) can’t rely on th… https://t.co/s30AAioHEE @WeGettinItDone @102ndblackhawk6 Directly linked (correlation *and* causation) to the general positive trend of fir… https://t.co/qistAtyfOa
9/14
2019
Your FiSTers, Day 1 & your FiSTers, Day 14. CTC accts spend a lot of time discussing BCT and BN trends, which are… https://t.co/6legBQyUC4
9/12
2019
@jtw_ngc98 @LadyLovesTaft @WTFIOGuy @sgtjanedoe @pptsapper Looking forward to having a “fo’ realz” DIVARTY team wit… https://t.co/siH413XuAm
9/10
2019
For the intrepid fire supporters - if you’re not in command, hopefully this highlights the staff strengths and proc… https://t.co/VxboSEGwhWAs a reminder, this was one of three articles; @NTC_WOLF_FIRES article focuses on defining span of control and posi… https://t.co/dcpZpmzxyyOur observed trends of leaders who successfully find the balance between these roles implies that four questions (p… https://t.co/qGiTy9p6IPThe second pitfall ... don’t try to mathematically balance the two roles. An approach of “50% of my time at BCT, 50… https://t.co/Pi4dDTOUXPThis brings us to our first pitfall, and a common critique of the FSCOORD role. Don’t become too enmeshed in the st… https://t.co/uBPwYjQvuESimilarly, ‘drive’ (not ‘do’) the targeting process at BCT, and use your influence as a CDR to ensure the outputs a… https://t.co/wYU5lqvDaaBN CDRs that give their staffs specific guidance at each step of MDMP can drive the ops process w/o continuous phys… https://t.co/BMWrVURpzd
9/9
2019

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