OMG (I can't believe I'm using that). Reflective belts!!?!??!! Or a road guard vest... Yeah, KC, please put something silly in about these monstrosities. I can't believe there were people more worried about service members being reflective at night than getting shelled/mortared out there in the sandbox. (not to be confused with "the box.")
Never got called out on it, but then again, I knew how to lay low.
"I have better things to do tonight than die."
-Springer (while loading a mortar shell)
I did convoy security in Iraq and saw nearly every base and FOB from Kuwait to Mosul and with the exception of bases run by the 101st (bias of my old unit not withstanding) everyone made a huge deal about the reflective belts.
Last edited by Leedo2502; May 15th, 2012 at 05:54 PM. Reason: I can't spell
Gentlemen, we need to have another safety brief on the use of reflective belts....
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - George Orwell
Guard Duty: "I'm gonna guard the sh*t outta this place!"
With more brass than an antique shop, it was an exercise in futility to try to make "on the spot" corrections as an NCO there. Mostly people trying to justify their position and rank than anything else really... Don't get me wrong, I have no illusions about what I was doing. It was an important position as far as I could tell but I was a REMF Pogue Desk Pilot for the duration... but I went to war and Garrison broke out.
I agree, working in the PT belts into the story would be funny and accurate. Despite knowing little about Col. Kimmet at this stage though, I can't help but get the feeling he isn't that kind of jerkwad. I would be very curious to know his pre-outbreak story. Kimmet may very well be the Brigade Commander of that Infantry Brigade that was supposed to rotate in. Given that the rotation was only a week away, the advance party should have been on station.
"I've got tons of great ideas. Trouble is, most of 'em suck." George Carlin
"I've got the guns, the radio and the water for the Zombie Apocalypse, but you gotta have a yo-yo." Chris Boden
When we were back at AJ we pretty much stayed out of Zone 1 and stuck to our area (I want to say Zone 6 but that doesnt sound right, whatever zone had the Aussies and the big bay barraks.)
"Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage."
"The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools."
Actually, they should make some reference to them NOT wearing the belt, so as to better hide from the zombies!