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    Talking The Black Rifle

    Nez46 I feel that I have let you poolies down in allowing this discussion to go on any further. This post is supposed to be on USMCMTWC not on the black rifle. I shall put you on my buddy list and you may e-mail me on the topic of optics. But as a sudgestion stick with what the Corps is useing because this is the knowledge you need to further your career in the USMC. We who shoot A Comp. are not held to the military standards of equipment that you will be held to. A good referance on the Black rifle capabilities and on advanced configurations as well as advanced optics can be found at
    <WWW.AR15.COM.forums> my handle on this site is trac-rat and you can message me there or at <ThePennsylvaniaAR15ShootersSite@groups.msn.com> and my handle there is tracker1980unitedstates
    Cpl B


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    It has come to my attention that there is a load prob with AR15.COM so you will need to 1) go to ..AR15.COM . 2) join the site (it is free) then the Administraters will allow you to message members as well as access the different companys selling/showing off their different configs Note with most companies they have a different area for Military/LE applications


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    Corporal

    I was kinda wonderting when you where going to say that. Yes i understand thanks for the add.


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    How do you get an invitation to go to the Mountain Warfare Training Center?


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    I don't think you get "invited" to MWTC. When I went, my entire battalion went as a unit and trained for about 32 days or so. Best deployment I went on. I had so much fun I went back to the training area as a civilian (the "classroom" is right by the road) many years later just to watch.


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    I'm not sure if you would call it an invitation but there are 4 different schools there for individuals to attend. The schools are Summer Mountain Leaders, Winter Mountain Leaders, Summer Survival, and Winter Survival.

    The only other way is if your unit is sent there to train as a unit.


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    I remember spending about 30 days at Bridgeport Cold Weather Training up in the Sierra Nevadas,That was some good training our whole Battalion went also.




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    YOURS IS NOT TO QUESTION WHY BUT TO DO OR DIE!!!


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    Fun place IF you were base personnel when I was there in 1980. HQ Bn. comm. co. 1st mar. div. would support each battalion by maintaining HF comm. between div. and the bn. in the field. I'd be on a team of a half dozen comm. people assigned to base TAD. I remember we had a wooden hut near the grunts' tents, or we slept in a quonset hut up on the hill with base. Cushy duty all-around for us. NIce little e-club. I remember the base CO had an AK-47 hanging over the bar, and some other Russian stuff. Division thought base was watching us, base thought the battalions were, All we had to do was fire up the TSC-15 comm. van in the morning, and shut it down at night. Then we were on our own to fish to our heart's content. What great fishing. Anybody been fishingt here lately? Trout in some places like trout you find in northern Canada.


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    1979

    I was there in late 1979 early 80. We were training for a NATO float and Operation ANORAK EXPRESS in Norway. Cold, Cold, Cold,,,. We were advanced party. We got to set up the base camp. We set up about 300 tents. They flew us in to some Naval Air Station in Nevada (about 70 degrees) we were bussed to Camp Pickel Meadows about a 3 hour drive and it was 10 degrees. My God, what a shock to your system. Cold weather training at Fort Drum, NY in the winter of 79 was brutal cold too. Still the coldest was 300 miles above the Arctic circle in Norway. We were engineers (bulk fuel, heavy junk, and motor T). They issued us white camo. What a waste of time. I know they had to throw away all the camo, it was so filthy. Still, I loved every minute of it. None of the silly crap and boredom that you got at Lejeune. Nothing like an LST in the North Atlantic, for a wild ride. USS Newport, AMPHIBS rule!! I don't beleive I'm sitting here missing this. Somebody beat me about the head and shoulders!!


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    mountain warfare training center

    I was there in October of '86 and what a great time it was. Climbing all the cliff faces and learning how to tie the knots and crosss rope bridges that were over 100' in the air. We also went to the top of a hill called 9595 boy that was a great acomplishment for the batt. Then coming down I remember a store on the side of the road tiny store I wish I could remember the name. While there we were giving a 96 and went to Reno and was that great lost all my money and got very drunk. After MWTC we took a very long bus ride to 29 Palms for desert traing and live fire exercise.

    Well it was wonderful to revisit this again

    Mike Cimino
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    Lost a lot of $$$$ in Reno on liberty too, turferpsu. Whole paycheck, (about $200.00) I'm trying to remember a store on the side of the road... The memory is foggy we had so much fun there. I remember I got sent back up in 1982 with 1/5. TOTALLY different experience. I requested Okinawa while I was with 1st mar. div. HQ mainside at Pendleton. My CO had a great idea-he called 1/5 CO and asked if anybody wanted to switch for the deployment to 9th marines on Oki. I remember checking into 1/5, going from my beautiful BEQ overlooking everything mainside at Pendleton, and walking into an open squadbay in area 15 with 6 inches of sewage covering the deck because the sewers backed up. After Okinawa deployment I went to Bridgeport with 1/5 for a month. I was lucky I had made connects with base personnel so I could hide on the hill. Last night at Bridgeport we got drunk and some dummies shut the kerosene off to all the tents. Threatened us with courts martial. I wish I wasn't drunk so much, or I kept a journal so I could remember more. I was lucky to be a REMF for most of my time...


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    Nobody has posted in this thread for a while but I was stationed there from January 1st, 1979 untill April of 2001.. Most people training at the time new me as a part time Bar Tender or Cook that owned the Tuna Boat.. otherwise I worked in Communications on the base.. had fun with some of the training once in a while just for kicks but alot of hiking, gold panning and skiiing on my off days.. back then it was all Quonset Huts and such, it looks like it has changed alot since I was there.


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    There was /is a store on the side of the road ... it was about 10 miles east of pickle meadows. I can't remember the name of the highway but you hit a junction in the road and left took you to Carson City, right took you to that store.
    There was a little casino right on the Nevada border. They had two over easy, hashbrowns, toast, and a ham steak for $1.99. Go in there and order 2 of the special. Eat like a king for 4 bucks


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    Did you work the switchboard, Savoca?


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