Col Penny

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  1. TFAR and Teamspeak Updates

    Attention All Hands, Effective immediately the following updates are allowed and required: Task Force Arrowhead RadioTFAR 1.0259 Teamspeak Teamspeak 3.1.6 (32-bit) Teamspeak 3.1.6 (64-bit) Please make sure you have your versions updated before the next operation. -Col Penny MEU CO
  2. Website issues

    Should be good now. Still a shit ton of CSS issues, but those will be resolved. Slowly.
  3. I have a Dell Inspiron 2330 All-in-One computer with touchscreen capability. I no longer use it as a computer because it's been replaced by a new one. I'm now using it as a second monitor. Is it possible to use it with it's touchscreen capability?
  4. 15th MEU Twitch Community

    15th MEU Twitch Community All, The above link is to the Twitch Community for the 15th MEU. Any 15th member may connect their Twitch streams to this community and it will serve as a central hub for all 15th-related streams. Please do not use this for streaming non-15th-related events. Abuse of this community will result in a ban from its use. -Col Penny MEU CO
  5. Using AIO Computer as External Monitor with Touchscreen

    I've already got it set up as a second monitor using HMDI. Just trying to spoil myself with the touch screen.
  6. Correct your TS and TFAR Versions

    Attention All Hands, There was some apparent confusion regarding the last TFAR update, as well as some changes to the way it operates with Teamspeak. These are, most likely, what resulted in last night's issues of comms dropping. So. In clear black and white: The only authorized version of TFAR is: TFAR 1.0245 Newly effective, the only authorized version of Teamspeak is: Teamspeak 3.1.4.2 (32-bit) Teamspeak 3.1.4.2 (64-bit) Updates to Teamspeak, even minor updates, are no longer authorized until further notice. Everyone must fix these, immediately. You need it fixed before the next operation. That gives you 3 weeks. There is no excuse to not have this done. Anyone out of sync with these orders will be subject to disciplinary action, as the failure to correct this on even one person will result in the same issues as last night. -Col Penny MEU CO
  7. ACE Changes

    Attention All Hands, Since 2014, when the last CH-46 flew in the USMC and this unit, we have been operating the MV-22 Osprey. It is the central mode of long-range transport for the USMC. For us it has been a pillar... if a shaky one. The unit has always had a love-hate relationship with the bird, and its pilots. Today we end that relationship. The MV-22 is, as stated, intended for rapid, long-range deployment. For us this simply doesn't happen, leading to poor optimal use of the bird itself. That, mixed with limited use of the section, as well as shaky mod grounds, has led us to this decision. Effective 17JUL17 the MV-22 Osprey will no longer be an operational aircraft of this unit. All members of the detachment will be transferred, and staffed in to, the HMM-466 "Wolfpack" CH-53E Detachment. This will probably result in one extra aircraft for the detachment temporarily. The CH-53 detachment will be officially expanded to four operational aircraft. Since the Aviation Combat Element of the MEU revolves around the medium helicopter squadron, reinforced by other detachments, the name VMM-164 will remain. ACE will continue to be known as VMM-164 (REIN), and the ACE HQ staffed under that name, but there will no longer be an operational detachment of VMM-164. There will be an additional change to ACE, in efforts to increase productivity/opportunity within the section. Effective immediately, the numerical limits of those allowed to hold the MOS 7513 (UH-1Y/AH-1Z Qualified) will be removed. Those looking to be qualified under the 7513 MOS will still need approval by ACE HQ prior to entering the qualification process, but there will no longer be any limits to how many people may hold that MOS. -Col Penny MEU CO
  8. image files not showing up in forums

    Actually solved the issue yesterday. You'll see them slowly start to creep back.
  9. Happy Birthday eMarines

    15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit Ten years ago today our doors opened. Ten years ago our story began. Aided and led by four able and wise men (2ndLt Savage, 2ndLt Schultz, Sgt Phillips and Sgt Tigernan) the saga that is the 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit began. Through trials and tribulations those four gentlemen planted the seeds and guided the beginnings of a monumental gaming organization. From June 21, 2007 to June 21, 2017 these hallowed halls have seen 3,200 individuals from around the entire world, all of whom have had the honor and privilege to call themselves eMarines of the 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit. From the unknowns and brand new members of today, to the legends and monuments of yesterday like Buckhana, Orosz, Hartman, Barton, Drumheller, Miller, Martinez, Starck, and Conrad... our history is a story, and each individual has their own. This unit is second to none. By that I mean... no one stands above. No one can contest our strength. No one can contest our lineage. No one can contest our excellence. This is exemplified by not only our time of existence... 10 years this day (3,654 days)... but by the amount of people who are still here two years, five years, or even nine years into their service in this unit. Even those who are not with us anymore are influenced and damned proud of their service here while they continue the virtual careers elsewhere and lead other units. Our influence is unmatched. Today we are a unit strong of 275 individuals in Active Duty performing various roles around this unit from administrative clerking, to tank gunner, to squad leader, to aviation detachment leaders, to MEU Commanding Officers. Of those 275 individuals.. each cohesively working together and melding themselves into the team of the unit.. I am overwhelming proud of each and every one. There are few honors higher than being able to call yourself a member of this unit, and that is not because we've lasted ten years or some sort of system we've enacted.. but because of the culture, family, and unit that all 3,200 people who have ever come through these doors have created. That is your creation. And you should be proud as hell about it. Today is our ten years. We've done a lot of great things in that time... over the next ten years we're going to do even more great things. We've tried things that worked.. we've tried some things that didn't. We experiment, we tweak, we refine. We cut when it doesn't work, and try new things. Recent additions to our unit and our hierarchy are already on their way to making this unit better than it was even just yesterday. You're all on a great ride, and it's going to continue to get better because of all of you. Keep up the great work we've all done over... let me say it again... 10 years of existence. Ooh-rah, eMarines. -Col Penny Commanding Officer 15th MEU (SOC) Realism Unit Member #15M0077 Enlisted 24FEB2008 (3,178 days in service)
  10. New Forum Check-In

    Post here to check in to these new forums and await your permissions. Please make sure the information for your billet and section is Post-Gazette, not your current. Name (including initials): Rank: Billet: Section: Are you Game Admin Qualified: Additional Duties (S-Shops or Instructors): Link to SMF Profile (should have a u=[profilenumber] at the end):
  11. New Forum Check-In

    Topic is locked. If you're a returning member please contact someone in personnel to be fixed up.
  12. Adjustment to Training Requirement

    Attention All Hands, The 15th MEU Realism Unit is a very large time commitment, that much is certain. Since our inception we have stressed weekly team trainings, coupled with bi-monthly squad trainings, monthly platoon training, and the bi-monthly unit operations. That is a lot of time required, all even before any additional duties one might volunteer for or be assigned to. Today we're going to make that slightly easier on everyone. Effective immediately we are removing two of those required team trainings. This will leave the requirement at two team trainings, two squad trainings, a platoon training, and two operations per month. We do still want everyone to be here at least once a week, however, to promote activity within the unit and team unity, so the required training level of the week will be established by the unit. The chart below should help illustrate this for all sections: Week 1 ACE: Element (those detachments consisting of only one Element will train as a whole) Infantry: Fire Team/Team/Mortar Squad Titan/Gator: Vehicle Force Recon: Team LED: Team Week 2 ACE: Detachment (those detachments consisting of only one Element will train as a whole) Infantry: Squad/Mortar Section Titan/Gator: Section Force Recon: Team (or platoon. As desired) LED: Squad Week 3 ACE: Element Infantry: Fire Team/Team/Mortar Squad Titan/Gator: Vehicle Force Recon: Team LED: Team Week 4 ACE: Detachment (those detachments consisting of only one Element will train as a whole) Infantry: Squad/Mortar Section Titan/Gator: Section Force Recon: Team (or platoon. As desired) LED: Squad The above chart represents only the breakdown for team and squad training. Platoon training for each element must be held in addition at some point in the month at the discretion of the Platoon Commander. Additional changes will be coming in two weeks for Weapons Platoon, who at this time still requires additional bi-monthly section training. Any questions may be referred up your chain of command. -Col Penny MEU CO
  13. Command Staff Addition

    Attention All Hands, I would very quickly like to announce a new addition to Command Staff: Captain D. A. Thomas will be joining us on Command Staff, bringing his level-headedness, knowledge, and experience. We're very pleased to have him joining us. -Col Penny MEU CO
  14. 15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MEDAL TO Eligibility list to follow FOR PARTICIPATION IN AT LEAST THREE JOINT OPERATIONS GIVEN THIS DAY, 30 MAY 2017 SIGNED, COL J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
  15. 15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL TO Eligibility list to follow FOR PARTICIPATION IN AT LEAST ONE SEGMENT OF OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017 GIVEN THIS DAY, 30 MAY 2017 SIGNED, COL J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
  16. Need help with mods (ace_fcs.dll not installed)

    What was the solution?
  17. Company HQ Changes

    Attention All Hands, With the departure of Major Keta the unit is losing its longest serving company commander in unit history.. a valued and respected member. But everyone's time comes, and the good Major's time is no longer conducive to being a unit member anymore. He will be missed, but we wish him all the well in his life's travels. But this unit pushes on. Effectively immediately the following changes will be made in India Company: Captain Gaden will be moved to the Company Commanding Officer First Lieutenant J. Murphy will be moved to the Company Executive Officer First Lieutenant McNeely will be taking over Platoon Commander, 2nd Platoon, India Company Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck. -Col Penny MEU CO
  18. Need help with mods (ace_fcs.dll not installed)

    Are you having this issue on the server? What ACE are you running? 15th or vanilla? And what all mods? What mission are you loading in the editor?
  19. Need help with mods (ace_fcs.dll not installed)

    Remove the ace_fcs.dll.
  20. 15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD TO STAFF SERGEANT H. MITCHELL PRIVATE BLISS FOR DEDICATION ABOVE AND BEYOND DURING OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017. BOTH STAFF SERGEANT H. MITCHELL AND PRIVATE BLISS VOLUNTEERED, AND FULFILLED, MULTIPLE EXTRA TIME SLOTS TO ACT AS TRANSLATORS BETWEEN FOREIGN UNITS, BEYOND WHAT WAS ASKED FOR AND NECESSARY OF THEM. THESE GENTLEMEN'S LOYALTY AND DEDICATION IS IN KEEPING WITH THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT'S HIGHEST TRADITIONS AND BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT. GIVEN THIS DAY, 11 MAY 2017 SIGNED, COL. J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
  21. 15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL TO STAFF SERGEANT BAYLESS STAFF SERGEANT C. JOHNSTON FOR DEDICATION ABOVE AND BEYOND IN THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017. STAFF SERGEANT JOHNSTON AND BAYLESS BOTH SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS PLANNING AND COORDINATING THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE JOINT OPERATION, AND FOLLOWED UP ON AN ALREADY MERITORIOUS EFFORT BY TAKING PLACE IN THE OPERATION FOR THE ENTIRETY, FROM OPENING TO ITS CONCLUSION. THESE GENTLEMEN'S LOYALTY AND DEDICATION IS IN KEEPING WITH THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT'S HIGHEST TRADITIONS AND BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT. GIVEN THIS DAY, 11 MAY 2017 SIGNED, COL. J. PENNY COMMANDING OFFICER 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
  22. Attention All Hands, Effective immediately there will be a change to how points for work in Collateral Duty billets are assigned: -Every individual may be assigned a maximum of two (2) points per department each month. For example, if you are an S-1 General Personnel Clerk and an S-1 A&D Clerk, you may still get up to two points each month for work in each department (a total of four, in this example). But you may not be assigned more than two points for work solely in the S-1 General Personnel Clerk department. A department is characterized by a sub-division of an S-Shop that has a leader assigned to it (examples include S-1 Processors, S-1 Recruiters, S-4 Mod Team, S-4 Mission Team, etc.). It is preferred that the department leader sends their point recommendation to the S-Shop Chief or Officer, who posts a master list at the end of each month, but it is acceptable for the Department Leader to post of their own accord. If posting is missed for a month, it is not allowed to assign extra points the following month to make up for this. If you forget to post, those people lose points. This is the same as if a leader were to forget/fail to post a Patrol Report. If an S-Shop Officer/Chief feels someone merits beyond the two points allocated, then they may expend leadership points to make up for this deficit. This is subject to the denial by MEU HQ, however, as all leadership points are. -Col Penny MEU CO
  23. Rifle Range Penalties

    Attention All Hands, Since almost the inception of the Rifle Range there has been little to no penalty for the failure of it's completion. Since almost the beginning the only punishment has been promotion ineligibility. This has led to the undesired effect of capped-out members - including myself - failing to qualify for the Range with no punishment. The intention is for the Range to be relevant and a requirement for all. Everyone must, and should, be qualifying. Therefore we will be instituting harsher punishments for all levels - yes, including myself, for failure to qualify on the Range. Effective October 1st, the following changes will be made: -Year-long ineligibility will no long be a factor. Instead, if you fail to qualify during the Qualification Period (February and March), your score will be removed and you will be ineligible for promotion until you do qualify. -Failure to qualify will result in immediate reduction of promotion points, with additional points removed over the course of the next 30 days according to the formula to be described below. The formula will show how many points are removed after a total of 30 days, but the removal will be progressive so if you qualify at 15 days into the period you will still lose half the points noted -If at any point a member falls below the required points for their rank they will be demoted. Immediately. No billet is exempted from this rule. -Exemptions due to extenuating circumstances will be made with approval from MEU HQ or Command Staff. 'I forgot' is not a valid circumstance. Rather than removing a blanket amount of points, there will be a formula for each rank - regardless of billet or section. This will follow the following formula: E# = Enlisted Paygrade O# = Officer Paygrade Enlisted - 14 + ((E#-2)*4) Officer - 14 + ((O#-1)*6) As an explanation: 14 points are automatically accrued over one month (1 point for every 5 days in active duty = 6, plus 4 points for each operation). Additional points will be removed on a scale of your paygrade minus the lowest rank losing points (this rank will only lose the monthly accrual), times a factor of 4 for enlisted and 6 for officers. With this formula, the following is the maximum of how many points someone will lose over the course of 30 days failing to qualify: E1 - E1 will not be affected by this E2 - 14 points (this will wipe out all work done for the month, but not result in any loss of points as long as all events are attended) E3 - 18 points E4 - 22 points E5 - 26 points E6 - 30 points E7 - 34 points E8 - 38 points E9 - 42 points O1 - 14 points (this will wipe out all work done for the month, but not result in any loss of points as long as all events are attended) O2 - 20 points O3 - 26 points O4 - 32 points O5 - 38 points O6 - 44 points Again, what this would mean is that if, for example, I fail to qualify during the Rifle Range Qualification Period (February, March) on April 1st I, as an O-6, would immediately lose 44 points. Over the next 30 days I would lose up to an additional 44 points, repeating every month until a qualify. If at any point during that time I fall below the point threshold required for O6, I will be demoted. If I continually fail to qualify and fall below the Two Down rule, I would be removed from my position (if I was already evaluated and removed due to falling rank because I won't qualify on the Range). This only affects Active Duty members. Members in Reserves will not be affected by this while in Reserves (though if they have incurred this penalty prior to moving to Reserves they will still lose these points. Point loss is permanent, not a temporary punishment until you qualify). Members moving from Reserves to Active that do not have a Qualifying Range will have 30 days to qualify before they begin to incur penalties. This is not meant to be menacing, simply to enforce the requirement of the Range Qualification for all grades and billets, including Senior Staff. As previously stated this will affect all grades and billets from E2 to O6 and from Rifleman to MEU CO. As this is somewhat complicated any requests for clarification may be made here. Again this policy will be effective October 1st, 2017. If you did not complete your qualification during the Qualification Period 2017 (February/March) and are currently ineligible you must go speak to @LtCol M. Alexander to discuss your options before this policy begins and you begin incurring immediate penalties. -Col Penny MEU CO
  24. ACE Detachment, HQ Changes

    Attention All Hands, With the recent changes in callsigns and unit designations, ACE has taken the opportunity to do their own detachment rotations. Therefore, effective immediately, the following detachment changes are being made to ACE: -ACE HQ will be re-designated with the callsign "Odin" -The MV-22 detachment will be re-designated VMM-164 "Knightriders" -The CH-53 detachment will be re-designated HMH-466 "Wolfpack" -The F-35 detachment will be re-designated VMFA-121 "Green Knights" Because Knightriders and Green Knights both have 'Knight' in the name, Green Knights will be under the operational callsign "Combat". In addition, with Maj Weeks' move to reserves, there are some shakeups in the ACE HQ to announce. -Major Cook will be taking over as the ACE Executive Officer -Captain D. Hart will be taking over as the ACE Operations Officer -Col Penny MEU CO
  25. Creating Tables in the New Forums

    You should be able to change to Source Editor in the top left corner of the toolbar and input raw HTML there.