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Old 02-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #1
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'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'
- Infantry Journal-

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'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'
- US.Air Force Manual -

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'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'
- General MacArthur -

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'You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.'
- U.S. Marine corps Gunnery Sgt.-

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'Tracers work both ways.'
- U.S. Army Ordnance Manual-

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'Five second fuses only last three seconds.'
-Infantry Journal -

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The three most useless things in aviation are:
Fuel in the bowser; Runway behind you; and Air above you.
-Basic Flight Training Manual-

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'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
- Maritime Ops Manual -

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'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
- Unknown Marine Recruit-

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'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.'
-USAF Ammo Troop-

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'Yeah, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
- Sign over SR71 Wing Ops-

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'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.'
-Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)-

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'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
-Unknown Author-

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'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
- Fixed Wing Pilot-

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'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
-Multi-Engine Training Manual-

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'Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive flying club.'
-Unknown Author-

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'If you hear me yell;"Eject, Eject, Eject!", the last two will be echos.' If you stop to ask "Why?", you'll be talking to yourself, because you're the pilot.'
-Pre-flight Briefing from a 104 Pilot-

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'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies.'
-Sign over Control Tower Door-

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'Never trade luck for skill.'
-Author Unknown-

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The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are: 'Did you feel that?' 'What's that noise?' and 'Oh S...!' or (appended from the Arkansas Air National Guard):"Hold my beer and watch this!"
-Authors Unknown-

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'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
-Basic Flight Training Manual-

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'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation - we have never left one up there!'
- Unknown Author -

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'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
- Emergency Checklist-

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'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.'
- Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot) -

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'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
-Sign over Squadron Ops Desk at Davis-Montham AFB, AZ-

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'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'
- Sign over Carrier Group Operations Desk-

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'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
- Lead-in Fighter Training Manual -

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As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives. The rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks,'What happened?' The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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HAHA some of those are pretty damned funny and very true.

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'Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive flying club.'
-Unknown Author-
I've heard this from Ammo troops as
Without AMMO, your just U. S. Air


Best advice in regards to the military I got was from my dad.
"Don't be first, Don't be last, and DON'T volunteer."
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Those were good!
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Nice Jo!

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British drill sargent to one of his pfc,s pointing his drill stick " on the end of this stick is a piece of sh*t " Not on this end sargent was the quick reply

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British drill sargent to one of his pfc,s pointing his drill stick " on the end of this stick is a piece of sh*t " Not on this end sargent was the quick reply
Thats effing funny
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"There they go. I must get in front of them, for I am their leader"
Unknown French General
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"Recoiless rifles aren't"
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"The Ultimate Weapon- A Ranger with a Neutron Hand Grenade."
LTC Letcher Crawford, US Army Ranger School
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"When you call for a final protective fire, we will shoot that final protective fire until one of three events occurs. One- you tell us to stop, two- our tubes melt, or three- we run out of ammo. So IF that FPF has been falling for 5 minutes, and you look downrange, and the only thing dropping is illumination and psy-ops leaflet shells, you should consider it is time to implement Plan B- and fix bayonets."
Cpt Michael Sweeney, Artillery Instructor, US Army Infantry School
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Republic of Vietnam- radio traffic at night between unknown aircraft and unknown recon partrol:
"Can you mark your location- over."
"Do you see all the GREEN tracers?-Over."
"Roger that"
Do you see where they CONVERGE?"

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