View Full Version : LAAD gunner
03-13-03, 03:18 PM
Is anyone in here a LAAD gunner? I searched the forums and did not find anything. I just want to know how you like your job and what all you do. One of the recruiters at the office near me was a LAAD gunner and he said he loved it. That will be my mos if and when I make it through boot camp.
03-15-03, 12:12 AM
Would that be a Stinger operator? you know that job always reminds me of a picture i saw once. there was this grasshopper standing there arm fully extended with the international salute in sign language, as this big azz bird was coming in to eat him. The last act of defiance. Those guys have balls of steel you got one shot at say a MIG-24 screeching towards you at mach I, hit your a hero miss, your that little grasshopper.
03-15-03, 08:25 PM
Yeah thats a stinger operator, you also operate the missles on the back of hummers, cant remember the names of those though.
03-16-03, 02:01 AM
...you also operate the missles on the back of hummers
Sounds like Stinger Missiles on the Avenger System.
As Leroy, told you the Stingers (deployed with LAADS unit) are the last layer of air defense.
Also, LAAMS (Light Anti-Aircraft Missile) pick up the medium range, low-to-medium altitude threats. Fighter aircraft intercept the longest range threats.
These layers of air defense are some of the Marine Air Wings missions. Targets are acquired by radar & visual sightings.
03-16-03, 11:40 AM
yep thats it, thanks
Also, those links were very helpfull. Thanks for your help