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Military phrases

Discussion in 'Vets and Friends' started by Salty, Mar 24, 2023.

  1. Salty

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    What are some military phrases you still use:

    Grass grows by inches - not by feet

    Close enough for govt work

    If the Army wanted you to have a wife - they would issue you one

    As you were

    Get your hands out of your pockets

    What is the 6 digit grid

    What about your Fruit Salad

    What is a DFAC - I want to go to the Mess hall

    Is that your Military Left?

    Don't call me a Sir, I work for my money!


    any more?
     
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    In the Air Force there was a standing verbal order forbiding that being said. [Late 1969 or so]
     
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    "Poor judgment, drop and get em."
    "Eat like a baby bird, three times your weight every day."
    "Do not wear customized fatigues."
    "Shine your boots after lights out using your flashlight."

    Oops, I see I was supposed to cite phrases I still use!

    "Affirmative."
     
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    Take all you want, but eat all you take
     
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    Hey Salty is that a picture of you as what did you do in the military. Thank you for your service to country and world and everybody that were in uniform.
     
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  6. Salty

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    Nope, thats not me!
    I was in a long time ago.
    In fact - I was looking at the bio of some generals - I was out before they even joined the military
     
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    E7
     
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    Yea.Just talking to the Lutheran pastor son I went to school with … he is a general and the kid down the block is a full bird colonel. Both of these these guys were dweebs in the neighborhood. Funny how that is!
     
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    Had some here too

    one a LT Col of an infantry division

    a kid who was the most immature imaginable an Army Ranger
     
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    Also one who competed in the tough man series back in the 70s as a 16 yr old but got disqualified in the semis when they found out a war hero -another Army Ranger in Grenada

    seriously. Dude got hit by lightening 2 times about 15 yrs ago within 2-3 yrs of each other.

    was working for UPS

    he saved a former NBA all world Celtics player from dying in a tornado -Frank Ramsey the very 1st and greatest 6th man in NBA. Had 7 rings. Played w Russell Heinsohn and Cousey

    he had 2-3 older brothers who beat up on him while he was growing up

    dude would go Kodiak bear hunting with a paint paddle and scare the bears half to death just by walking up on them
     
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    "Meticulous attention to detail"

    "Turn to"

    "If it does not move, paint it."

    "All hands on deck"

    "Take cover"
     
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    That is interesting… wondering what motivates them
     
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    Good question

    the LT Col was a good student very loyal and placating, likable funny not a good athlete, pereceived as not very tough

    the 2nd totally bad attitude, very average student, bad mojo few if any friends, not a good athlete at all definitely not very tough almost a whiner

    the one who was hit by lightening

    very very average student, very well liked, almost very good athlete, tough
     
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