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Old 11-15-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Arrow Border Patrol Eyeing Surplus Military Gear

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Old 11-15-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Good for them! Do something useful with the leftovers.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Give the stuff to them, let them maintain it, and snag it back if/when SHTF and we need it back.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:47 PM   #4
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adding that he would like to see some aerostats deployed along the border to assist with surveillance.
Aerostat: Big ballon (looks like a white, half-size Goodyear blimp) with a camera pod on the bottom. Apparently the cameras have some pretty impressive zoom capabilities in night vision mode, since one night we got word sent down for one of our armament privates to knock off certain inappropriate activities around the aircraft. Spotting a rythmic forearm motion of only a few inches from damn near a mile away is pretty good optics in my book.
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