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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:21 am

    I was a Fister in the US Army and Security Forces in the USAF. I served for 16 years and got out with an honorable. I love Russian history and Russia itself. I am an American but I find that the Russian way to do and make things are sometimes better then everyone else's. I love, love, love the Hind! And I love Russian weapons and of course the Spetsnaz! Alpha Group is my favorite. I collect Russian medals and anything KGB. I also collect Vostok watches. I am here to learn. I am also here to teach if someone wants to know things. Thanks for having me on board and for making this marvelous website!
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:29 am

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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:30 am

    Thank you Colonel!
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:32 am

    If I may ask, is that an AK-74 in your meme Colonel, firing at slow motion?
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:37 am

    mrtravisgood wrote:If I may ask, is that an AK-74 in your meme Colonel, firing at slow motion?

    It's an AN-94, here's the original video:

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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:43 am

    I like it! I might have to try and acquire one of these!
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:44 am

    mrtravisgood wrote:I like it!  I might have to try and acquire one of these!

    I don't think any civilian can acquire one.
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:45 am

    That's a shame.
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    Post  OminousSpudd on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:15 am

    welcome

    They are only in use by Russian specialists currently.
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:18 am

    Darn. I will play the waiting game and they well be made for the average Joe soon.
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    welcome Smile


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    Post  Werewolf on Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:44 pm

    mrtravisgood wrote:I was a Fister in the US Army and Security Forces in the USAF.  I served for 16 years and got out with an honorable.  I love Russian history and Russia itself.  I am an American but I find that the Russian way to do and make things are sometimes better then everyone else's.   I love, love, love the Hind!  And I love Russian weapons and of course the Spetsnaz!  Alpha Group is my favorite.  I collect Russian medals and anything KGB.  I also collect Vostok watches.  I am here to learn.  I am also here to teach if someone wants to know things.  Thanks for having me on board and for making this marvelous website!

    Welcome.

    Maybe it is a stupid question but what exactly is a fister?

    I don't feel like googling it, because i do not think the results will provide a good picture of you for my understanding. Laughing
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:02 pm

    Not a problem. A Fister is another name for a Forward Observer (13F). You basically call for fire to help.
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:04 pm

    Not a problem. A Fister is another name for a Forward Observer (13F). You basically call for fire to help.
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    Post  Airbornewolf on Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:23 am

    @ Mrtravisgood, welcome aboard!

    you know the "ranks" are just post related tough right? Wink.

    Some of us are ex-millitary, some EX-NATO and those that NATO likes to call "opposing force". but we never call eachother by rank or anything around here. just usernames. also, the members that originate from places like Serbia and the like can give some great insights into past conflicts history's from their side of the conflict. More specifically that conflicts where anything but black and white. When you go trough the posts you find them soon enough.







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    Post  mrtravisgood on Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:33 am

    I know about the ranks being post related. Thank you for letting me know about the war veterans from Serbia and the like.
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    Post  Cowboy's daughter on Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:30 pm

    welcome

    I thought I'd already said welcome. Embarassed
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    Post  mrtravisgood on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:47 pm

    Cowboy's daughter wrote:welcome

    I thought I'd already said welcome. Embarassed

    Cowboy's daughter wrote:welcome

    You did. But thank you for making sure. Smile
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:13 am

    thanks for asking what a fister was Werewolf.... I didn't want to google search that either.... Embarassed

    So is this nickname for forward observers popular with the FO, or is it just something they get called?

    I would have thought the front line troops would have a lot of respect for someone in charge of that much power....


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