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View Poll Results: Branch of Service and Current Status
USAF 26 23.01%
Navy 26 23.01%
Army 29 25.66%
Marines 10 8.85%
Coast Guard 6 5.31%
Active 8 7.08%
Retired 41 36.28%
Active Guard 10 8.85%
Active Reserve 6 5.31%
"former" military 32 28.32%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 113. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:24 AM
 
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Great stories, Steel Man and High Plains Retired! The best maintenance stories are the ones where nobody got hurt!

Last edited by Crew Chief; 08-02-2008 at 07:58 PM.. Reason: Dyslexic fingers...
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: TX and NM on the border of the Great Southwest.
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Default Aircraft and life passed before my eyes!

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Good one! I remember defuel a C130 one time that got stuck in the mud after going off the runway in a storm.
And Steelman, your story reminded me of the time several of us were sitting in an old Metro Step-Van at the middle of the main runway at Cannon AFB waiting for a green light to cross. We were headed over to the trim pad to finish tying down an F-111. An old F-86 was landing out of the southwest. As we sat there watching what appeared to be a routine landing, the aircraft set down normally but as it approached us, the nose gear collapsed. Just before the aircraft reached midpoint in the runway, it veered toward us and slid just in front of the Step-Van missing us by a few feet. I was about 20 years old back then and I can tell you my short life passed before my eyes! I think I heard someone in the rear of the Step-Van praying but I'll never be sure.

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Old 08-02-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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USN, Retired, Yeoman First Class
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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So far Navy and Retired lead the poll....
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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My youngest "little girl" is a U.S.Marine that also served in Iraq. I made the great mistake one of refering to her as a "soldier"...


DAD! I AM NOT A SOLDIER, I AM A UNITED STATES MARINE!"


Now, I know better.
Too funny! I am still learning the vernacular of the military- it is the alphabet soup that really throws me for a loop! I voted active USCG for my son who is not a C-D member. May have to vote again if his brother decides to really follow his footsteps.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Indy
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Too funny! I am still learning the vernacular of the military- it is the alphabet soup that really throws me for a loop! I voted active USCG for my son who is not a C-D member. May have to vote again if his brother decides to really follow his footsteps.


One thing most people don't realize is that the military has it's own language. Even worse, we can even have a complete sentence without one real word in it and it's completely understood
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Each service also has it's own version of word definitions. There exist some phrases that completely change their meaning as you go from one branch to another branch.

In the Navy to Secure something means that everyone left, they locked the doors and you shook the doorknobs to ensure the doors are locked.

In the Air Force to secure a building means that you purchased it.

In the Marines to secure a building means that you broke down all of the doors external and internal, charged inside, killed everyone in the building, and you have one armed guard in each room to ensure that nobody comes back to the building.

In the Army to secure a building means that there is an existing perimeter established around the building and guards are limiting access to the building.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
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SFC; Army; 18 years; Fort Bragg, NC
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Each service also has it's own version of word definitions. There exist some phrases that completely change their meaning as you go from one branch to another branch.

In the Navy to Secure something means that everyone left, they locked the doors and you shook the doorknobs to ensure the doors are locked.

In the Air Force to secure a building means that you purchased it....
I have to disagree...in the AF you secure a building just like the Navy. You need requisition to purchase a building.
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Old 09-13-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: All around the world.....
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Veteran W.A.C. July1960-July 1962 (Medic)


Gee blue;
I must admit I am shocked; didn't know you were a fellow vet and WAC too
God Bless You
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