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Military Wisdom

"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.

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"Aim towards the Enemy."

- Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

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"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.

- U.S. Marine Corps

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"Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are

guaranteed to always hit the ground."

- USAF Ammo Troop

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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."

- U.S. Air Force Manual

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"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."

- Infantry Journal

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"You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."

- U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

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"Tracers work both ways."

- U.S. Army Ordnance

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"Five second fuses only last three seconds."

- Infantry Journal

"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever

volunteer to do anything."

- U.S. Navy Swabbie

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"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."

- David Hackworth

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"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush."

- Infantry Journal

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"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."

- Joe Gay

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"Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once."

- Anonymous

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

- Unknown Marine Recruit

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"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."

- Your Buddies

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"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean than

submarines in the sky."

From an old carrier sailor

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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."

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"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?

If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;

If ATC screws up, .... the pilot dies."

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"Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant can get a pilot

pregnant."

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"I remember when sex was safe and flying was dangerous."

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"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"

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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."

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"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was

forgotten."

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Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: "When a prang (crash) seems

inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in the

vicinity as slow and gently as possible."

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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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"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."

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Basic Flying Rules:

"Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go

near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the

appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is

much more difficult to fly there."


“...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

. Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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i'll have to post the murphy's laws of combat, of which a few of those are from :lol::thumbs:


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