Up-Armored Golf Carts Arrive At Bagram Country Club Frederick Taub August 20, 2013 Air Force 11 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: BAGRAM AFB, AFGHANISTAN — The first shipment of reinforced golf carts have arrived in theater at Bagram Air Force Base near the Afghan capital of Kabul, sources reported today. “The new G-01F Enhanced Personnel Transporter is the latest addition to our warfighting capabilities here on the ground,” explained Brig. Gen. Daniel Kosciuszko, Commander of Air Lift Wing 13, in a press conference. “Initially, I got some serious push-back from [former CENTCOM Commander] General Mattis on the subject. He called me a [expletive deleted] candyass fairy Air Force [expletive deleted] Polack and bodily threw me out of his office.” Koscuiszko paused to bring up a picture of the improved equipment on his slide show. “Fortunately, [new CENTCOM commander] Gen. Allen was so busy with the impending catastrophic defeat of his forces in Kandahar that I was able to slip this request by his G4.” Fielding a question from the Duffel Blog about the military purpose behind the glorified golf cart, Kosciuszko defended his position with panache. “Look here. The Army and the Marines are always going on about not having adequate protection for their men out in the field. What about the lives of my airmen? Are they somehow less valuable just because they’re on the golf course and not clearing routes of IEDs? I’ll have you know that 33% of my Wing’s emergency room visits have been sustained while out on the links, and I will be damned if I have to write another letter home to a loved one about an injury that could have been prevented by our new up-armored carts.” “Besides,” Kosciuszko added, “Now we finally have something to do with those completely impractical MRAPs that isn’t selling them to incompetent third world countries or sending them straight to the junk yards to get scrapped.” The Air Force Chief of Staff agreed. “The G-01F?” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, “Oh it’s great stuff! Great stuff! Personally testified before Congress about its usefulness to the war effort. Not only is its manufactured in no less than 30 states, but the main assembly factory for this baby is located in Ithaca, New York! Boy did that score points with [Secretary of the Army] McHugh!” Welsh also noted what he called “the finest in Air Force safety features.” “It comes combat-ready with two five-point harnesses, a roll cage, airbags, and extra reflective bumpers,” said Welsh, who went on to say that regrettably — despite the service’s best efforts — an initiative to install ejection seats was rejected by ORSA by being ‘too impractical’. At press time, three airmen had been killed and one critically injured in a rollover incident involving their G-01F between Holes 11 and 12. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/ObBMq Hal Sanders says: June 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM Just preparing for a visit by the president. Mitch Brummel says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Last line. Awesome. Randy Bartlett says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM One hates to be picky, but it’s Air FARCE. Jameson Hansen says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Probably true… a funny read anyway. Mike Harris says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM in other news, shore based naval units set to receive hover craft golf carts. (they do exist, google it). Andrew Vetters says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM When I was at bagram I had a buddy who was skyping his mom and I overheard her ask him if they had a bowling alley on the base. At that point I was snickering my ass off so I told him to tell her about the golf course. He looks at me kind of funny and is like “what golf course? ” “The one in the middle of a mine field”. Roger Easley says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM As a former member of the Air Force, I can attest to the need and practicality of these armored carts. I sent a drunk buddy to the ER one time when I took a fast 90 degree turn looking for my ball in the rough. Someone has to use the golf courses, since the Army and Marines are otherwise engaged. Rob Minor says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM Armored golf cart? Are they prepping for a presidential visit? Sean Sittig says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM The procurement benefit goes beyond just some jobs in 30 states. Now they’re going to have to build G-01F rollover training simulators as well. Chris Watson says: February 26, 2014 at 12:39 AM He’ll still get a speeding ticket for going more then 15MPH on base.