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Ranger Manges 19 March 2017 18:28

"The Cutting Edge"
 
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Rangers, not sure if this is still such a thing as "The Cutting Edge" but it was 1st BNs newsletter during the 80's. I found a box full of them and started to scan. This copy has some real Ranger legends as young Rangers in here. I'll just post the Company pages. Names in this issue I know who are not with us anymore. R.I.P CSM Schalavin, Wes Batalona, Buddy Bradshaw, Ron Johnson, Tom Falter, Tony Stone, COL John T. Keneally, COL Albert R. Brownfield III and any other Rangers I missed.

Mingo Kane 19 March 2017 18:34

I'll have to look, but I believe I have one of these, but mine was in booklet form and the cover was in color. I gotta find it now, and I'll snap a pic if I do....

Ranger Manges 19 March 2017 18:38

the cover of this one was red but the later ones are white with a colored scroll and badges. I found a box full of them today

Mingo Kane 19 March 2017 18:52

Yup...I got one of the later ones--here, somewhere. If I find it, you're more than welcome to add this one to your collection.

Attila175 19 March 2017 19:17

I think those stopped before I got there in 86. I don't remember seeing any. It is cool to see some names; SFC Lamica, SGT Hall

Ranger Manges 20 March 2017 08:41

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I left out the most important page..... look hard :biggrin:

Sharky 20 March 2017 09:58

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Originally Posted by Ranger Manges (Post 1058638102)
I left out the most important page..... look hard :biggrin:



Heheheh......Niblett

RangerJurena 22 March 2017 16:12

I ran an underground rag while I was in C.Co. It was known as the "Hardrock News".

Totally unsanctioned by anyone up the food chain.

Had a great Company Clerk I used to sneak them to and he'd type them up when no one was around.

All you GWOT warriors don't know about typewriters, that's back when it was hard!

Then he'd illegally print out enough copies for me to slide them under doors. Wish I had saved them on a floppy disc..

Also did the "Gator Gazette" while at 6th RTB and "Foxtrot News" while wasting tons of taxpayer dollars in Fun 51.

Shit we do / did has tons of humor involved. Hogans Goat remains Hogans Goat ( Soup Sandwich in case that term is too old) no matter what his name tape or rank says.

I'll give one example of headline news for the goat fuck that is RTB. Squad patrols, everyone is back in the PB except one of my SL Walkers.. So I fire up the Motorola. "2-2 this is 2-5, whats the sitrep". "Stud is all fucked up, failing land nav. Can ya'll send up a star cluster to guide him in?"

Now.. the student is no longer temporarily disoriented at this point, its said SL walker. And the Motorola being an open net, guess what happens next?

Every RI in Florida on Patrol that night fires up a star cluster.

You can bet your ass, RI "Lumpy" made headlines in the next edition.

Fu King Lawyer 22 March 2017 17:43

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Originally Posted by RangerJurena (Post 1058638679)
. "Stud is all fucked up, failing land nav. Can ya'll send up a star cluster to guide him in?"

Now.. the student is no longer temporarily disoriented at this point, its said SL walker. And the Motorola being an open net, guess what happens next?

Every RI in Florida on Patrol that night fires up a star cluster.

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Decades ago there was a "Humor in Uniform" account in Reader's Digest about pilots in training from Vietnam's Air Force undergoing flight training in the U.S. Over the Gulf of Mexico a solo VNAF pilot had a flame out and couldn't get his restart procedures to work. Student Air Traffic Control worked with him until the situation was lost. ATC broadcast "VNAF VNAF: bail, bail, bail". The student in trouble - plus four more Vietnamese student pilots ditched in response to the command and 5 F-5s splashed into the Gulf that day.

1RiserSlip 23 March 2017 14:20

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Originally Posted by RangerJurena (Post 1058638679)
I ran an underground rag while I was in C.Co. It was known as the "Hardrock News".

Totally unsanctioned by anyone up the food chain.

Had a great Company Clerk I used to sneak them to and he'd type them up when no one was around.

All you GWOT warriors don't know about typewriters, that's back when it was hard!

Then he'd illegally print out enough copies for me to slide them under doors. Wish I had saved them on a floppy disc..

Also did the "Gator Gazette" while at 6th RTB and "Foxtrot News" while wasting tons of taxpayer dollars in Fun 51.

Shit we do / did has tons of humor involved. Hogans Goat remains Hogans Goat ( Soup Sandwich in case that term is too old) no matter what his name tape or rank says.

I'll give one example of headline news for the goat fuck that is RTB. Squad patrols, everyone is back in the PB except one of my SL Walkers.. So I fire up the Motorola. "2-2 this is 2-5, whats the sitrep". "Stud is all fucked up, failing land nav. Can ya'll send up a star cluster to guide him in?"

Now.. the student is no longer temporarily disoriented at this point, its said SL walker. And the Motorola being an open net, guess what happens next?

Every RI in Florida on Patrol that night fires up a star cluster.

You can bet your ass, RI "Lumpy" made headlines in the next edition.


While serving as a Mountain RI we had a gouge night after every class. Major awards were given for the RI'S who managed to get the most lost. It was also a time where you could place a 3x5 card in a box charging anyone with a violation of any kind. Kind of a kangaroo court where most were found guilty with beer as the fine. Example: I charged the BN Cmdr, LTC Pentecost for a policy that instructed the RI's to stop using walking sticks...it was highly ignored anyhow, but I just had to gouge him for that.

RGRJN 5 April 2017 22:25

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Found a couple, I did the attachment so you could look at the whole thing.......or not.


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