This is on a lighter note and a move from the religious debates of the past few weeks.
We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation have many civilians up in arms and excited to join the military. For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas we would like your assistance:
1) The next time you see an adult talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem ... kick their ***.
2) When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest... kick their ***.
3) Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these Veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many
sacrifices these Veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down
while a Disabled Veteran kicks their ***.
4) (GUYS) If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's), telling others that you used to be "Special Forces," and collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay if you were still seven. Now, it will only make you look stupid and get your *** kicked.
5) Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an *** kicking (children are exempt).
6) If you witness someone calling the U.S. Coast Guard non military, inform them of their mistake...and kick their ***.
7) Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem is not a blooper...it was a disgrace and disrespectful. Laugh, and sooner or later your *** will be kicked.
8) Next time Old Glory (U.S. flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her...of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe *** kicking.
9) What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her the enemy. The proper word to describe her is "traitor." Just mention her nomination for "Woman of the Year" and get your *** kicked.
10) Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or a veteran.We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command, is to include our commander in Chief. The President (for those who didn't know) is our CIC regardless of political party. We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those representatives" meet. All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out. The military member might direct you to Oliver North. (I can see him kicking your *** already.)
11) "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me ... stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and probably kick your ***!
12) Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying "Let's
go kill those Commie's!!!" And stop asking us where he is!!!! Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military. That reminds me ... if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers; let me know, so I can go kick their ***.
13) Flyboy (Air Force), Jar Head (Marines), Grunt (Army), Squid (Navy) etc, are terms of endearment we use describing each other. Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Could get your *** kicked.
14) Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends please remember that there are, literally, thousands of sailors and troops far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would get its *** kicked.
"It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of
the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."
Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC
One last thing sorry I had to add this: It is the soldier, not the church, that gives us the freedom of religion.
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03-10-2003, 12:23 PM #1
Military Rules for the Non-Military Personnel
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03-10-2003, 12:58 PM #2
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Good work Airborne!
Hope all is well with you.
Be safe all,
Jim McCarthy, RN/C, FF/EMT
former CW3, US Army, 101 Airborne.
ALL THE WAY!
03-10-2003, 01:57 PM #3
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- Hopefully, a parallel universe where my location doesn't keep getting deleated.
Nice one Airborne...
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03-10-2003, 03:53 PM #4
Nice one AirborneRob
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03-10-2003, 05:11 PM #5
very nice airborne, i enjoyed reading that.
P.S. Flag Burners make me sickFirefighter, Volunteering since Oct 2001
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03-10-2003, 07:38 PM #6
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US Air Force, 149th Security Police Squadron
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03-10-2003, 09:03 PM #7
Nice Job and Thanks .
Navy Vet HM2"The uniform is supposed to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you're in it."
Battalion Chief Ed Schoales
from 'Report from Ground Zero' pg 149
03-10-2003, 11:03 PM #8The next time you see an adult talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem ... kick their ***.
I still get chills when I hear the national anthem being played, even worse when I hear taps. My wife actually made the mistake of speaking to me during the national anthem once. I gave her the male equivalent of "The Look" and have not had such an incident repeated.
I still find myself staring at the flag, a lot more frequently of late, for long periods of time. I find it to be just a beautiful collection of colors. Then my mind drifts to the many great men and women who have served, been wounded, and who died so that I could have all of the great freedoms that I have. We are all truly blessed to be living here. Our government may not be perfect, our system may be flawed at times, but as bad as one may find it, all you need to do is look at how badly people want to get here from other countries. Many die trying, just to have precious freedom.
Thank you Airborne. From a Jarhead to a "grunt". Keep the faith brother."Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." Will Rogers
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03-11-2003, 01:57 PM #9
Good Job Airborne
I couldn't agree more although I gotta tell you that I was rolling while reading most of this. I'm sending this to all my 'buds.
03-11-2003, 03:16 PM #10
Airborne, thank you for #6! I was a Coastie and still get a ton of crap for working my tail off for Uncle Sam on a Coast Guard Cutter.
e. g. " you don't count, you guys aren't real military!"
Lots of hard and dangerous work, with equal amounts of hard and dangerous play!
"If the Air Force had a Navy it would be the Coast Guard!"IACOJ Military Division
"There are three kinds of men: The ones who learn by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them who have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."
03-12-2003, 03:34 AM #11
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Personally, I have never been in the military.
I was signed up and ready to go, but then they found out
I was arrested when I was 17 and put a kabosh onit.
Anyway, I have the utmost respect for those that ever have been in the armed forces. If not for them we may not be on this wonderful site.
Oh yeah and if you have a hat on during the national anthem you truly do deserve to get your *** kicked.
Thanks Airborne that was good.Proud to be IACOJ Illinois Chapter--Deemed "Crustworthy" Jan, 2003
03-12-2003, 10:26 AM #12
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Airborne truel;y nice but the one rule #13
what if you are a military brat taht gfrew up wiht it and are debating to go Jarhead or Grunt
can i use those terms then or should i wait 6 months
oh and what about Coasties(COast Guard) Bullet Sponges(infantry) adn Swabies(Navy)
there are more i just cant think of them
but yes i agree 100% on all the others
03-12-2003, 11:45 AM #13
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Airborne well said, as for the Coast Guard they came to my boat when I was in a tight. I'm greatful for them
03-12-2003, 12:16 PM #14
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sorry about all the typos but i cant type an what i do type comes out in internet launguage
03-12-2003, 12:22 PM #15
Thanks to all of you! Long history of military service in my family. However I have mono occular vision and cannot serve. ****es me off that I am not allowed to serve, but I found other ways to assist my country!
GOOD LUCK SOLDIERS AND GOD SPEED!D. Hager
03-12-2003, 04:32 PM #16
All I can say is Hell yeah, good luck and be safe. As a nation rather we like to admit it or not we are counting on you guys. Thank you AllCeredo Fire-Rescue
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03-12-2003, 05:37 PM #17
Outstanding! Simply friggin' outstanding! I love it. As a former Marine I agree with Dasharkie about the Colors deal. After a three year layoff, I'm now serving with the CG in port security. I know some people who have already been sent overseas and am unsure what will be the result for my unit, but with God's Grace and Love we'll all come back the same way we left. I hope everyone(military and public safety) is safe and I thank all of you for what you do for this country. BE SAFE!
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03-13-2003, 01:38 AM #18
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03-13-2003, 03:10 AM #19
Semper Fi! Tuefel Hunds!!
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03-13-2003, 03:15 PM #20
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he is my new best friend drkblram
anyone else agreeFireSarge
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