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HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« on: April 16, 2014, 11:12:18 AM »
I'm old, that's for sure, not too many in there I don't know....
www.nbc-links.com/oldsoldiers2.html
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Re: HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 11:23:49 AM »
Hey Pat...can you supply a glossary for all those military acronyms...please? We didn't all serve, you know!!  ;)
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Re: HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 11:41:37 AM »
Hey Pat...can you supply a glossary for all those military acronyms...please? We didn't all serve, you know!!  ;)
Ian, if things go well, I can retire in three years, if not, which I'm worried about, in five years, then I'll gladly sit down and translate all of them for you, but until then, please make do with this list. 
http://www.militaryacronyms.net/
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Re: HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 11:48:24 AM »
Actually Pat, I've got a great little book called "FUBAR" which is a dictionary of miltary abbreviations and slang. Very useful and recommended!




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Re: HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 10:45:18 AM »
Well, I am not that old but the Army is definately a different generation from when I joined.

Youu might be an old Soldier if...

"You remember shining boots with flaming kiwi"
"In ranks inspection on Mondays"
"Sergants time training and weekly road marches"
"Eating what Drills told you to...if fat you starved and if skinny you were always stuffed"
"Hydration training"


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Re: HOW TO TELL YOU'RE AN OLD SOLDIER...
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 03:05:44 AM »
If you know this to be true:

 The General:
 Faster than a speeding bullet,
 More powerful than a locomotive,
 Leaps over tall buildings with a single bound,
 Walks on water, and
 Talks with God


 The Colonel:
 Just as fast as a speeding bullet,
 More powerful than a switch engine,
 Leaps over small buildings with a single bound,
 Walks on water when it's calm, and
 Talks with God on special occasions


 The Lt Col:
 Faster than a speeding BB,
 Loses a tug-of-war with a switch engine,
 Leaps over small buildings with a running start,
 Swims well, and
 Listens at a distance to the voice of God.


 The Major:
 Can load a gun properly,
 Plays with train sets,
 Leaps over Quonset huts with a running start,
 Can do the Dog Paddle, and
 Sometimes pays attention to what the Lt. Col. says,


 The Captain:
 Is not issued ammunition for fear of self-inflicted injury,
 Recognizes a locomotive two out of three times,
 Runs into buildings,
 Can wade through water less than four feet deep, and
 Pays no attention to what the Major says.


 The Lieutenant:
 Wets himself with a water pistol,
 Says "Look at the Choo Choo,"
 Trips over steps when entering buildings, and
 Doesn't even notice when the Captain says something.


 The NCO:
 Catches bullets in his teeth and spits them out,
 Kicks trains off the tracks,
 Picks up buildings and walks underneath, and
 Freezes water with a single glance,
 He is GOD!
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