It's an STLS (Stinger Launch Simulator). I, as a PFC commo puke in Germany (HHB 4/1 ADA 32nd AADCOM), was on a STLS range detail. All the Stinger crewmen had already qualified and they had quite a few STLS left, so they invited us POG's out to have a go. It was pretty cool; all you're firing is the ejection motor,… » 4/03/15 1:40pm 4/03/15 1:40pm

As a young Private, I was instructed to never piss off the supply clerk (he can make your lost gear disappear from the books), the Orderly Room Clerk (he can make your pay problems disappear) and the medics (they can make your hangover disappear). I've had my share of Sunday morning IV's in SPC Hamilton's barracks… » 3/26/15 2:47pm 3/26/15 2:47pm

I had a guy who got canned from my last company (for being a RAGING alcoholic) call me and ask if I would put in the good word for him at my current job. Um, didn't you call in to work at <previous employer> one morning while you were puking into a toilet? Anyhow, I asked my current VP if he was pursuing this dude,… » 3/20/15 12:52pm 3/20/15 12:52pm

Isn't China's ability to ignore industrial pollution a big part of the reason why so many everyday products are manufactured there? Sure, the US has started to clean up it's act, but at the cost of handing off all of the icky toxin-producing manufacturing processes to a country that doesn't really give a shit. » 3/11/15 12:20pm 3/11/15 12:20pm