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Can anyone add to these Military Truisms?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rick49, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    My good friend who happens to be a retired Sargent Major sent me these and I was wondering if the list could be updated.

    '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.AirForce Manual -

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

    - General Douglas MacArthur -

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    'Tracers work both ways.'

    -Army Ordnance Manual-

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    'Five second fuses last about three seconds.'

    - Infantry Journal -

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    'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'

    - Naval Ops Manual -

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    'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'

    - Unknown InfantryRecruit-

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    'If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up to him.'

    - Infantry Journal-

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    'Yea, 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-EngineTraining Manual-

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    'Without ammunition, the Air Force 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 by then you'll be the pilot.'

    -Pre-flight Briefing from a Canadian F104 Pilot-

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    'What is the difference 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...!'

    -Authors Unknown-

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    'Airspeed, altitude and brains . Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'

    -Basic FlightTraining Manual-

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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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    '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 the bloodied pilot and asks, 'What happened?'




    The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!'
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    The helicopter:
    10,000 parts, all flying in close formation.

    -Fixed wing pilot-
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "Two is one and one is none" Navy Seal mantra about critical equipment.
     
  4. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Two is one, one is none.

    Unless you are 15 minutes early then your not late.
     
  5. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Don't be a plane pilot. from CW4 Rose whom had more combat flight hours than any officer had flight hour in US Army in Europe.

    To fly is heavenly, to hover is divine. Auther unknown
     
  6. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "We are the unwilling,
    Led mythe unqualified,
    Doing the unnecessary,
    For the ungrateful

    I Corps, 1968
     
  7. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "We are the unwilling,
    Led by the unqualified,
    Doing the unnecessary,
    For the ungrateful"

    I Corps, 1968
     
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  8. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Sign over 1/6 company C BOHICA

    Bend Over Here It Comes Again

    Police call moto: If don't move pick it up, if you can't pick it up...paint it!
     
  9. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    "Try to look unimportant. The enemy may be low on ammunition."

    "When you pull the pin Mr. Grenade is not your friend."

    "Bulletproof vests aren't"
     
  10. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Ah yes, good old Charlie 1/6. 1/6 HARD! lol
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    "... and then you die." Anon
     
  12. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mac Marine says: "Play ball with me and I'll shove the bat up your a$$"

    If my house was in Vietnam and my home was in Hell, I would sell my house and move home.
     
  13. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    every day is a holiday, every meal a feast. Parris Island MCRD
     
  14. Keys1971

    Keys1971 Oregon City Active Member

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    The easy way is mined.
     
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  15. semperfi68to70

    semperfi68to70 South Salem, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, best piece of advice I ever received in the military was from a claymore mine: "Front Toward Enemy" really good advice.
     
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  16. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Incoming fire has the right of way.
     
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  17. Bigd6943

    Bigd6943 In the all year rain state Active Member

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    Best site ever is. Funtimenavy.com
     
  18. ejmpnu92

    ejmpnu92 Hillsboro, Or Active Member

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    If its not broke, don't fix it.
    If its broke, beat it with a hammer until its fixed.
    If its still broke.... fill out requisition forms in triplicate 9 times
    Once the part is received, put it on the shelf because you are required to have one in inventory at all time.
    Begin requisition process over... only to be told that you can't because your unit already has one, and that is above the amount allocated for the unit.
    Fix the original part by beating on it some more with a hammer, applying liberal amounts of grease, glue it together with bailing wire and bubble gum....
    Its a royal SNAFU.....
     
  19. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The only easy day was yesterday....

    what a crock!
     
  20. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    US ARMY = Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet

    Sound poop makes when thrown through a fan.... MARINE!!