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>>> I hear you BB.... Those were some memorable years for all the wrong reasons. Nothing like the Reagan and Bush years

I recall only being able to start our tanks once each week for 20 minutes or so due to budget shortfalls. We went C3 for training and funds. Our Operational Readiness Rate tanked as we couldn't get spare parts.

My Battalion Commander at the time told us the following: "You know what tankers are without tanks? Infantrymen. Get your rucksacks."

Tankers dismounted in fire team wedges... now there's a sight.

Yes, the President Clinton years were truly something...
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