Interesting week painting rocks (pic heavy)


#1

Took a short ride in a Boeing (post McDonald Douglas merger built) C17. We airlifted four ICV Strykers and our crews. Pretty cool all things considered… and I got to ride in the cockpit.




#2

You’re in a Stryker brigade?


#3

Yes sir. Mounted infantry.


#4

The privates

The bird

Official article


#5

Was it fun? Looks fun.


#6

It was a blast, and it took our 9 hour convoy to 3, so that’s cool.


#7

Now we’re waiting for the rest of the company to convoy here


#8

Just the troop carriers, or did you take an MGS unit as well?


#9

We took 4 Strykers, and full crews including dismounts


#10

Are Strykers all the same or are they outfitted for different missions, like is there a Gunship version, or i dunno a C & C model?


#11

Mortar version has a giant mortar in the back, ICV version (mine) has an M2 mounted onto a remote weapon system and carries 9 passengers for a total crew of 11 people fully loaded. There’s also a MEV (medical evacuation vehicle) which is basically the Stryker version of the medic hmmwv. Those are the 3 we utilize. There’s an engineer, recon, and a big turret like tank version too.


#12

I think they’ve got an AT version with TOW missiles, too, but that is a battalion asset.


#13

I hear that Venezuela has some pretty good Pampero Rum.


#14

Ooh, I love rum


#15

I always get the good .50 :face_with_monocle::man_facepalming:t2:


#16

image


#17

So I was in the top 5 (number 4 specifically) of shooters in the battalion. Even with the aforementioned weapon malfunction (which was mostly solved by dousing the action mid-“combar” with gear oil).

Good times.