Fort Bragg unit heading for Hatiti,Hurry up and Wait!!!

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/17/AR2010011
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    :( That doesn't make a wit of sense!!! Get these soldiers ready to go and help these people out in their country, and then put our troops on hold, when they want to go help. :cuckoo:DUH!!!!It doesn't make any sense to me, and i clearly doubt if it would anyone else, for that matter.
     
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    Your link wouldn't open for me, which unit is the story about, there are many reasons for a Unit to be held up for several days once the initial deployment has begun. First troops have been on the ground in Haiti for several days now.
     
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    :( I f there are already some of our troops over there now, then why did the story state differently? That is just what it said.Does not make a wit of sense, to me.
     
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    Rapid deployment force is there running things at the Airport, They usually deploy initially with about 500 troops on the first lift. 2nd lift is usually within 2 hours behind them. I can't open your link so i can't tell what they might be referring to.
     
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    Looks like a Navy Unit that may have not been scheduled to go via Ft Bragg or Pope AFB. They are sort of a fly in the ointment, unplanned for and someone stepped on it and didn't plan for extra contingents. The Article doesn't say what the naval unit does. but it is only a 30 member unit. I would think they would have found them a ride by now. I was a load master for some aircraft and it isn't always easy to fit in extras but there is usually some space/ weight available.
     
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    Hurry up and wait is your life story getting deployed anywhere.
     
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    Seemed like we did a lot of waiting.......... But not as RDF.
     
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    They're waiting for a container ship from China and Bangladesh , loaded with new US flags.
    You can't send those guys over without LOTS AND LOTS of flags. They'll forget who they're working for. Plus it would be downright un-patriotic !
     
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