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Old 27 March 2007, 22:12
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You know what "get a DF from your Commander" means.
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Old 27 March 2007, 23:27
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After the second phase of the Q Course you give the instructors a stripper from the NCO Club instead of a cheesy plaque. Mr Sullivan sure enjoyed it.:D



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Old 27 March 2007, 23:57
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Actually got one of those for REFORGER in '85! Some things really do die slowly.

Now I'll add mine:

Learning to drive on a Gama Goat.
LOL...How about a Truck, Cargo, 8 ton, M520 4X4, aka the GOER? As for ration cards, they also included coffee, tea, and solubles, although those items weren't rationed when I was in. They must have issued previous editions of the card until expended.

And for those who served in the FRG, how about these?

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Old 28 March 2007, 07:00
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Soviet Military Liaison Mission or "smell 'em" cards. Had to have one in your possession.
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Old 28 March 2007, 09:05
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"KP" before it was contracted out to the little ladies in hair nets.

Real wool OD Green socks

The Red Beret Club, complete with stripper right in the middle of the 505's area on Ardennes Street

When is was not only OK, but strongly encouraged to call Cherries "Cherries"

Unit KEG PARTIES where everone, including the platoon leaders and company commanders got falling down drunk

Did I mention KEG PARTIES:D
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Old 28 March 2007, 09:35
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Learning to drive on a Gama Goat.

Don't know the official name but we had Vietnam area "mules" taken on deployments in TF. I believe they have John Deere Gators now.

Side story. Someone decided we should have 4 wheelers so S-4 went down to the honda dealer and bought them. They had to be black so we painted them. Who would have figured after a couple of weeks of night flights there would be a training area (race track) in the field next to the hanger. Ahhh good times.
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Old 28 March 2007, 14:30
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Damn! I'd all but forgotten about the SMLM cards! (hanging head in profound shame - j/k!) I wish I'd kept mine, but they all went the way of the dodo nearly a quarter-century ago. Never imagined back then that those would have gone away as soon as they did; I first joined fully expecting we'd have to hammer those bastards someday!

Here's some more:

You not only know what is meant by "05-qualified", but you actually were at one time yourself.

And about CCF.... I never could quite shake off the notion that it was just a tall tale for keeping young Joes in line, even though a couple of classmates at AIT actually did make it back from that netherworld alive (undead?).

You actually miss that chocolate nut roll.
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Old 28 March 2007, 14:44
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...Grey flight suits....
Nomenclature K-2B, IIRC. Also came in orange. 100% cotton, treated with some fire-retardant that didn't actually work. And then Nomex came along....
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Old 28 March 2007, 20:05
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If you remember studying for and taking the SQT.

If you attended PNCOC, PLC, or B-Tech.
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Old 29 March 2007, 00:30
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Poplin shirts with dress greens and PT tests consisting of bars, sit-ups, inverted crawl, 2 mile run and run, dodge and jump.
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Old 29 March 2007, 09:46
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. . . and PT tests consisting of bars, sit-ups, inverted crawl, 2 mile run and run, dodge and jump.
Before that was the low crawl. Really sucked, and they got rid of it around '71.

Also had the grenade throw as part of the PT test back then.
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Old 29 March 2007, 15:18
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I came into the Army when it was well on its way to becoming 'new' school, so I didn't get to experience much of what I'm reading on this thread.

About as old school as I got was going through basic in WWII barracks and toting around a grease gun in Iraq.

Other than that, I am the face of the kinder, gentler Army.:D
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Old 29 March 2007, 16:02
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How about getting issued a .38 Special as your sidearm? (OK.... Only because the Air Force was behind the times)

....and while it may hold no meaning for those who never got 05-qualified, I know I can't possibly be the only one here who remembers "Roach's Run".
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Old 29 March 2007, 19:02
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The Army issued me a S&W 2" .38 revolver as my duty weapon.
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Old 31 March 2007, 01:09
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I think you're really Old Army if:

-Your First Sergeant fought with the Confederacy.....as a Colonel.
-Your company has duty positions like farrier and stable sergeant.
-The term "Remount Officer" doesn't sound like something kinky to you.
-Your company's civilian interpreter speaks Apache.
-You got drunk on payday and woke up in the guardhouse.
-You wax your mustache after shaving every morning.
-You once used a piece of sheep's intestine greased with lard for a condom.
-You used the sheepgut condom to lay a whore called "The Buffalo Heifer."
-You think the Army's going to hell because you hear they're giving up blues.

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Old 31 March 2007, 01:48
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I hear ya on given' up the blues.
I was partial to the Model 1861 Springfield and was skeptical when they swapped it for the new fangled "Krag" bolt action as it got some get'n use to. But by the time they give us the M1903 we was all for the modern guns as they were a damn site better at hit'n a walnut at half a mile than the 'ol ones we used in the war 'tween 'a states was. What them fellers come up with next Lord only knows.
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Old 31 March 2007, 11:15
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I hear ya on given' up the blues.
I was partial to the Model 1861 Springfield and was skeptical when they swapped it for the new fangled "Krag" bolt action as it got some get'n use to. But by the time they give us the M1903 we was all for the modern guns as they were a damn site better at hit'n a walnut at half a mile than the 'ol ones we used in the war 'tween 'a states was. What them fellers come up with next Lord only knows.
Also-make sure that you don't rip out the 'padding' inside the gatling gun barrel assembly, that's not for shipping, it's for cooling the gun. (when wetted)
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Old 31 March 2007, 14:15
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Some of those aren't too far off!

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I think you're really Old Army if:

-Your First Sergeant fought with the Confederacy.....as a Colonel.
Well, my great-great grandfather was a First Sergeant during the Indian Wars, but he was only a Lieutenant during the Late Unpleasantness. He'd been a subaltern in the British Army before that.

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-You think the Army's going to hell because you hear they're giving up blues.
Or.... You wore the blue as a "flag of convenience" to get out of some POW camp. As if trading your red tunic for grey weren't transition enough!

"Archers, NOCK!" was a range command.

You wore a horned helmet on amphibious operations.

You insisted "no man be worth a leek save he carry a Baselard".

You think the Army's gone soft, now that company punishment's less than 200 lashes.
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Old 31 March 2007, 16:01
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You think hiding behind something during a firefight is cowardly.
Your COs false teeth were wooden, and he wore a sword into battle.
Your first aid kit consisted of a hankerchief. (Red in our army, white in France)
The primary surgical tool in your aid station was a saw...
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Old 31 March 2007, 16:26
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Phhffftt....

Having a Soviet Military Liaison Mission license hanging in your team room.
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