What Time Is It?
On some air bases the Air Force is on one side of the field
and civilian aircraft use the other side of the field, with the control tower in the middle.
One day the tower received a call from an aircraft asking, “What time is it?”
The tower responded, “Who is calling?”
The aircraft replied, “What difference does it make?”
The tower replied “It makes a lot of difference.
If it is an American Airlines flight, it is 3 o’clock.
If it is an Air Force plane, it is 1500 hours.
If it is a Navy aircraft, it is 6 bells.
If it is an Army aircraft, the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand
is on the 3.
If it is a Marine Corps aircraft, it’s Thursday afternoon and 120
minutes to “Happy Hour.”
The Pompous New Colonel
Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was
sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door.
Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone,
told the airman to enter, then said into the phone,
“Yes, General, I’ll be seeing him this afternoon and I’ll pass along your message.
In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir.”
Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man,
he asked, “What do you want?”
“Nothing important, sir,” the airman replied, “I’m just here to hook up your telephone.”
Comparison of Courage
Army, Air Force, and Marine Generals were standing in front of a rappelling tower with a Navy Admiral. The Air Force General says to the others, “My men are the most courageous of the Armed Forces.”
“Ha!” said Army, “My men are the most courageous and I’ll prove it.”
Army calls a Private over from the tower. He tells the Private, “I want you to jump off that tower – no rope, no parachute.”
“Yes, Sir!!!” the Private yells and proceeds to climb the tower. The Private walks to the edge, yells “Hoo-ahh!” and jumps off the tower. He is killed instantly upon impact.
“That’s nothing,” the Air Force General said, bored. He calls a Senior Airman over. “Son, I want you to jump off that tower – no rope, no parachute and I want you to do it with style.”
“Yes, Sir!!!” the Senior Airman yells. He climbs to the top of the tower, walks to the edge and jumps. He executes a swan dive that would make Greg Louganis proud, hits the ground and dies on impact.
“Hmmph,” the Marine growled. “Ya’ll obviously forgot the Marine Corps were here,” he said (yelling “Marine Corps!” as all Marines tend to do.)
He calls a Lance Corporal over. “Marine, I want you to jump off that tower and make the Corps proud!”
The Corporal yells, “Ooh-rah!”, by way of response and runs to the tower. He grabs an M-60 and ammunition belt on the way and wraps the belt around himself in the Pancho Villa style. He climbs the tower and walks to the edge. Upon reaching the edge, he throws two grenades into the air, yells “Semper Fi Do or Die!” and jumps off. He starts shooting the M-60 in mid-air, clipping treetops and yelling the entire way down. His impact is obscured by the two exploding grenades. When the smoke clears, only little pieces of the Marine are left.
The others are impressed and nod their heads in admiration. Then the Admiral says, “That’s nothing.” The others turn to face the Admiral, their faces in disbelief. The Admiral calls a Seaman over who was cleaning latrines. “Son, I want you to jump off that tower- no rope, no parachute.”
The Seaman looks the Admiral in the face and says, “Screw you! You kiss my ass first!” and walks off.
The Admiral turns to the others and says, “Now THAT’S courage!”
They Don’t Speak the Same Language
The reason the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines bicker amongst themselves is that they don’t speak the same language. For instance, take the simple phrase “secure the building”.
The Army will post guards around the place.
The Navy will turn out the lights and lock the doors.
The Marines will kill everybody inside and set up a headquarters
The Air Force will take out a 5 year lease with an option to buy.
Military Comparisons of the Word “Sucks”
An Army grunt stands in the rain with a 15 kg. pack on his back,
5 kg. weapon in hand, after having marched 15 km, and says, “This sucks.”
An Army Airborne Ranger stands waist deep in the rain with a 25 kg. pack on his back,
weapon in hand, after having jumped from an airplane and marched 30 km,
and says with a smile, “This sucks just fine!”
A Special Forces soldier lies in the mud, 40 kg pack on his back,
weapon in hand, after swimming 10 km to shore, crawling through a swamp and
marching 40 km at night past the enemy positions,
says with a grin, while biting the head of a snake “This really sucks, I wish it could suck more…..”
An Air Force Pilot flying over the battlefield, the rain is pouring down,
looks down at the soldiers below and says: “Sure sucks down there!”
An Air Force officer sits in an easy chair in his air conditioned,
carpeted room and says to his friend, “Man.. Cable’s out! This sucks!”
Military Birth Control
After having their 11th child, a U.S. Marine and his wife decided that was enough, as they could not afford a larger house on their housing allowance. So the Marine went to sick call and told the doctor that he and his wife didn’t want anymore children.
The doctor told him that there was a procedure called a vasectomy that could fix the problem but due to cost-cutting, the base hospital no longer performed that procedure. The Marine could have it done off base, at his own expense, said the doctor, but it could be very expensive. A less costly alternative, said the doctor, was to go home, get a get a cherry bomb, light it, put it in a beer can, then hold the can up to his ear and count to 10.
The Marine said to the doctor, “I may not be the smartest man in the world, but I don’t see how putting a cherry bomb in a beer can next to my ear is going to help me.”
“Trust me,” said the doctor.
So, the man went home, lit the cherry bomb, and put it in a beer can.
He held the can up to his ear and began to count, “1, 2, 3, 4, 5,” at which point he paused, placed the beer can between his legs, and resumed counting on his other hand.
This procedure also works with most soldiers, some sailors, and a few airmen.
Digging A Grave
Two privates stationed at Fort Campbell were handed shovels and told to bury a large, dead animal. While digging they got into an argument about what they were burying. “This here’s a big mule!”
“This ain’t no mule, this here’s a donkey.”
Well, this went on for a while until the camp chaplain came by. “What are you boys doing?”
“We’re diggin’ a grave for this mule.”
The chaplain cut in, “Boys, this isn’t either one, it’s an ass.”
An hour later, the camp commander came up and said, “What are you men doing, digging a foxhole?”
“No sir. We’re diggin’ an asshole.”
Marine Corps Rules:
1. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
2. Decide to be aggressive enough, quickly enough.
3. Have a plan.
4. Have a back-up plan, because the first one probably won’t work.
5. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet even your friends…
6. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun whose caliber does not start with a “4.”
7. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
8. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral & diagonal preferred.)
9. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
10. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
11. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
13. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.
Navy SEAL’s Rules:
1. Look very cool in sunglasses.
2. Kill every living thing within view.
3. Adjust speedo.
4. Check hair in mirror.
US Army Rangers Rules:
1. Walk in 50 miles wearing 75 pound rucksack while starving.
2. Locate individuals requiring killing.
3. Request permission via radio from “Higher” to perform killing.
4. Curse bitterly when mission is aborted.
5. Walk out 50 miles wearing a 75 pound rucksack while starving.
US Army Rules:
1. Curse bitterly when receiving operational order.
2. Make sure there is extra ammo and extra coffee.
3. Curse bitterly.
4. Curse bitterly.
5. Do not listen to 2nd LT’s; it can get you killed.
6. Curse bitterly.
US Air Force Rules:
1. Have a cocktail.
2. Adjust temperature on air-conditioner.
3. See what’s on HBO.
4. Ask “what is a gunfight?”
5. Request more funding from Congress with a “killer” Power Point presentation.
6. Wine & dine ‘key’ Congressmen, invite DOD & defense industry executives.
7. Receive funding, set up new command and assemble assets.
8. Declare the assets “strategic” and never deploy them operationally.
9. Hurry to make 13:45 tee-time.
10. Make sure the base is as far as possible from the conflict but close enough to have tax exemption.
US Navy Rules:
1. Go to Sea.
2. Drink Coffee.
3. Deploy Marines
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