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military "common sense" rules
« on: July 28, 2014, 05:31:55 PM »
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Military Common Sense Rules

A lot of life's problems can be explained by the U.S. Military and its applications of common sense ...

1. "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."
(Paul Rodriguez)

2. "A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit."
(Army's magazine of preventive maintenance ).

3. "Aim towards the Enemy."
(Instruction printed on US M79 Rocket Launcher)

4. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
(U.S. Marine Corps)

5. Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs always hit the ground.
(U.S. Air Force)

6. If the enemy is in range, so are you.
(Infantry Journal)

7. It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.
(US Air Force Manual)

8. Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
(Gen. MacArthur)

9. Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
(Infantry Journal)

10. You, you, and you . . . Panic. The rest of you, come with me.
(Marine Gunnery Sergeant)

11. Tracers work both ways.
(US Army Ordnance)

12. Five second fuses only last three seconds.
(Infantry Journal)

13. Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything.
(US Navy Seaman)

14. Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid.
(David Hackworth)

15. If your attack is going too well, you have walked into an ambush.
(Infantry Journal)

16. No combat ready unit has ever passed inspection.
(Joe Gay)

17. Any ship can be a minesweeper... once.
(Admiral Hornblower)

18. Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.
(Unknown Marine Recruit)

19. Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.
(Your Buddies)

20. Mines are equal opportunity weapons.
(Army Platoon Sergeant)

21. If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.
(David Hackworth)

22. Your job is to kill the other person before they kill you so that your national leaders can negotiate a peace that will last as long as it takes the ink to dry.
(Drill Instructor)

23. In the Navy, the Chief is always right.
(Written on the door into the Chiefs quarters)
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 05:35:02 PM »
All true - but 5 totally cracked me up.
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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2014, 05:52:04 PM »
I once got good advice while serving in the US Army in Germany:

"Never volunteer for anything, EXCEPT for clerical detail at the out-processing center at Ft. Dix, NJ."

Such exception got you out hours earlier. You helped prepare and organize the paperwork for discharge, and then went to the front of the line!!!

First cab to Philly airport.

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 09:21:56 AM »
All true - but 5 totally cracked me up.

Out of total nosiness, which five?
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 01:10:12 PM »
3. "Aim towards the Enemy."
(Instruction printed on US M79 Rocket Launcher)

4. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
(U.S. Marine Corps)

5. Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs always hit the ground.
(U.S. Air Force)

9. Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.
(Infantry Journal)

21. If you find yourself in a fair fight, you didn't plan your mission properly.
(David Hackworth)

9 is so damned true. :laugh:
« Last Edit: July 29, 2014, 01:11:50 PM by EC »
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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 01:33:41 PM »
Tell me this Mr. EC, where is the phrase, "find a rock or something" found in the military?
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 01:45:15 PM »
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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 02:18:04 PM »
That's all.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 02:50:34 PM »
MRE.
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 02:53:13 PM »
All true - but 5 totally cracked me up.

I liked #6.

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Re: military "common sense" rules
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 02:56:34 PM »
me too.
 
You cannot "COEXIST" with people who want to kill you.


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