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  1. Whats the difference between an ammo dump and a children's hospital? I don't know. I just fly the drone.
  2. I'll be watching the future of those abandoned drones and helicopters with both great amusement and existential dread.
  3. Ive been studying Afghanistan for 12 years now. Could have told you ages ago that their security forces were worthless. Also, negotiation with the Taliban was doomed to fail. There are 14 other insurgent groups there and we barely held a third of the country. My only hope is that China tries its hand in there and gets meat grinded by the equipment we left behind. As for why we left equipment, thats 20 years of incoming supply trying to leave the country in two years. Wasnt possible. I wish we could have destroyed it, but i dont have the knowledge of why we lacked that ability. Edit: I also dont like leaving. Ive had a ton of close pals mangled by that bullshit and it kind of feels like wasted time. As a person involved in reconstruction activities its particularly disheartening. I get why, and I dont know any sustainable alternatives, but it still kicks your noggin in a very uncomfortable way.
  4. Those looking to contact me can message Archeota#9675.

    No, i dont have any gamertags for you. 

    No, im not joining a clan right now. 

    Yes, i do have proper "history" where i dont pretend to have done everything. 

    ODSTs get love free. 

    1. Harry Cramb

      Harry Cramb

      Dunbar is actually a bot made by ONI to help study the clan community for its patterns...

    2. Dunbar

      Dunbar

      Would a bot post this, Dinkleburg? 

       

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  5. Tl;dr navcom was a band aid for old grudges. It survived making new enemies and uniting to beat them. If history has any lesson though, its that you can only fight other people so long with your own house not in order. The current UNSC clans can (almost) all trace their lineage back to a fracture from that unification attempt. Elitism, as a policy of exclusion, is good short term in creating a culture--but falls flat in comparison to bringing others to your level, as apposed to shutting them down. Its an interesting case study, if anything. I was most surprised to see the selling of gamertags gain popularity. That aspect of current culture is actually kind of dissapointing. The best thing you can do as a clan is just to focus inwards first and make sure your house is in order with the kind of culture that can allow retention and growth. You guys seem to be doing well.
  6. Clarification: Victor = Anarchyz11 Other notable people? Demarco was a good guy. I remember him even with nearly a decade gone. McMillan put in some good work. The panther people did a lot of good stuff once they converted into the lore autism that kind of defines us. (I love myself some halo lore). Really there are like...tons of people who really put in work. I wish i could remember them all.
  7. But, as a caveat to all this, its how I remember it.
  8. Ah. Subject of the hour. A lot of history erasing was done, and washed over with golden age crap. Yknow what it took to be a Spartan when we were only spartans? A name. A name change and activity. No shit, some of us had like...nilch k/d. Victor and Javier are responsible for any level of training or standard in that department. People might say it was exclusive, but earlier it only became exclusive in that you 1. Were buddies with somebody 2. You changed your name and could fit in that clique. It was incredibly mythologized by people who, frankly, are of little significance other than that they had a name and spent forever trying to be pals with somebody. Some good guys came out of it, but SII pretty much was a colorful piece of bling to inflate an ego. Kind of the equivalent of a roman praetorian guard. It could be a whole psychological paper on how enough bullshit and self promotion creates a myth. Far as i could tell, the SIVs really were the ones who paved the way on competitive ground. SIIIs, ODSTs, Marines, and those guys were the real champions. They were the ones where reliability wasnt just like.. lip service and gift card legend. Apologies if that is dissapointing. As for good training, ive always found inter branch competition to be very rewarding and it builds good team work. Less raids, more high ground ctf and one bomb. Youll get quality that way.
  9. As a final note on our earlier topic Halo 2: Fire Team Charlie (eventually the 105th) Joshuas Spartans (I saw them in mm so i know they existed at this point) Halo 3: 105th ODST Division Orion Project True Spartans Joshua's Spartans (NSW as a name did not exist) Halo Reach: Joshuas Spartans Combine with the Spartan Project, which was Orion. Kurts True Spartans become SIIIs abd combine with us. We become Navapecwar. Willycypress becomes james. He and kurt have a falling out. Paul, myself, and joshua have a falling out. Three groups now exist. Theyre all combined into Navcom This is all before that war with the UUF Halo 4: NSW leaves Navcom later. I quit community. My knowledge of stuff ends here. Like I said. If anybody is looking for a drama free golden age, they might be searching a while. It is interesting that Joshua managed to write about eight other people out of history. Thats a shame.
  10. Our group both grew and declined numerous times with these key highcom positions changing. By the time i stepped out of a position of decision making we had grown to five hundred members and the main highcom group could replace its own staff as it needed. It was supposed to be self sufficient with priority given to our much newer player base. Many amazing leaders added to the program. A couple panther guys, rorschache, and many others. Literally too large a list. Joshua was a part, but only a small part, same as me. Id argue that Jenkins website work really allowed us to get our message out there. I acted as a long time as a vetoing member of highcom, but was no longer as of...i think 2013. Dont quote me on that date.
  11. An uncomplicated question: Neither. But a complicated answer: Navcom comes from several clans: 105th ODST Division: Me (eventually the ODSTs) The True Spartans: Kurt (Eventually the SIIIs but theyd find a rebirth and reorganization under Lasky, or mitch, and prior work under willy cypress (or James) Fleetcom(yes, made before and decommissioned) under paul and alyssa, which would eventually become our Navy Jenkins: our website guru. Joshua (And many many others from our prior Spartan Project/Navapecwar/Orion project) origins. He, and I, are one of about 8 (founders) as Navcom was created to unify our rapidly fracturing community in a way pure Spartans couldnt as an all encompassing UNSC group. While i organized the central highcom group, it was ultimately that highcom that founded it. Its purpose was to provide numerous branches with flexible leadership so that all UNSC groups could co operate under a flexible group of UNSC affiliates. There never was supposed to be the disunity there is now. It was always supposed to simply be one UNSC with flexibility in case there were name duplicates.
  12. Blackjack one one looked like a turtle that had been caught under a lawnmower. His pod had failed to deploy its chute and was now a burning, macabre mess of person and metal that twisted down the slope into the deep ravine below. The heated metal of the destroyed HEV glowed like the coals of a dying fire and illuminated much of the bare canyon. Blackjack 1-2 averted his gaze from the rending cliffside, and shoved that mental picture deep into his guts for processing at a time when his life wasn't at stake. The poor Corporal had no idea where he was, even if the mass produced and heavily out dated helmet /had/ survived the jolting stop of a pod that nearly broke his back. A hard slap knocked something back into alignment, and his night vision activated. A Single orange waypoint had been placed. Somebody from command was still alive. 'Yay, at least the Lunar Academy movie junkie survived', his inner monologue regurgitated with extreme sarcasm, 'Maybe Oxide Actual could read his fucking map right this time'. He briefly thanked whatever passed for God in this strange section of space and began to lightly step his arching legs over the hard caked dirt. Warm drops of rain ran down his vest and helmet visor, and he pulled his weapon closer to his chest. The last thing 1-2 wanted was to clean muddy bullshit out of his Battle Rifle. Movement was slow going--as he checked his immediate area each step of the way for potential ambushes, mines, traps, or even environmental dangers that might leave him with some strange wound on a world he couldn't begin to guess the vaccinations for. He found himself moving steadily up a ridge line, crawling close to dirt so that he could peak over the top with minimal exposure to-- "FRIENDLY ON YOUR THREE", somebody called out. 1-2 about shit his pants at the sudden noise as he instinctively jerked his head to look in that direction. "Jesus Christ Malloy, you fucker, could you make any more noise?", he whispered angrily. "I didn't want your jumpy ass putting a round through me Locklin.", the other black armored fellow replied with a snide laugh as he plopped into the dirt and set is sights down the groups rear exposed area. Locklin didn't dwell long on that. "Sergeant Murphy ate shit on impact. Figures the Dumb AI would live up to his name.", he joked--shoving that mental image down once more as it threatened to crawl up into his brain meats. He focused on the task at hand, and pulled his head up briefly to scan the valley beyond their ridge point. "You have any idea where the fuck we are?" "Nah. I got the waypoint from Moonman and figured you knew what was going on.", Malloy responded. The man rolled his shoulders a second, getting more comfortable in the firing position. "Well lets see what he wants. Maybe we got lucky and this place has a bar or something the aliens missed.", he says, giving an audible grunt as he gets to his feet and begins to head down the slope in front of them in the low ready position. He carefully finds his footwork in the quickly moistening soil. "I heard that grunt. When you gonna retire old man?", Malloy asks. "I'm only thirty, asshole--and would you believe I volunteered for another eight years of this shit?"
  13. I'm Dunbar. I made some websites. My first halo game was combat evolved. I did a thing, with some stuff. Then i did army things, and army stuff, followed by college stuff and things. Now im doing stuff and have free time for other stuff. My first clan was Fire Team Charlie (Halo 2), which became the 105th ODST Division (Halo 3).
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