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    ... Military Intelligence ... Scott Foster 9277 Eagle Nest Drive 850-936-4848 (office hours only) 850-777-6937 (24/7/365) e-mail scottfo2@yahoo.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2005
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      > MILITARY WISDOM "another coundrum similar to
      "Military Intelligence"
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      > "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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      > "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
      > obviously never encountered
      > automatic weapons."
      > - General Macarthur
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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
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      > "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, your 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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      > "If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
      > - USAF Ammo Troop
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      > "Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death .. I Shall
      > Fear No Evil. For I am
      > at 80,000 Feet and Climbing."
      > - At the entrance to the old SR-71
      > operating base Kadena,
      > Japan
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      > "You've never been lost until you've been lost at
      > Mach 3."
      > - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
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      > "The only time you have too much fuel is when you're
      > on fire."
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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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      > "If the wings are traveling faster than the
      > fuselage, it's probably a
      > helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe."
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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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      > "Without ammunition, the USAF would be just another
      > expensive flying club."
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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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      > "Never trade luck for skill."
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      > The three most common expressions (or famous last
      > words) in aviation are:
      > "Why is it doing that?",
      > "Where are we?"
      > and "Oh S...!"
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      > "Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."
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      > "Progress in airline flying: now a flight attendant
      > can get a pilot
      > pregnant."
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      > "Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always
      > needed to successfully
      > complete the flight."
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      > "A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is
      > all luck; three in a row
      > is prevarication."
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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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      > "Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a
      > flight bag for the
      > purpose of storing dead batteries."
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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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      > "Just remember, if you crash because of weather,
      > your funeral will be held
      > on a sunny day."
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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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      > "A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't
      > flying his plane to its
      > maximum."
      > - Jon McBride, astronaut
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      > "If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the
      > thing as far into the crash
      > as possible."
      > - Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and
      > test pilot)
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      > "Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver
      > than you."
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      > "There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in
      > peacetime."
      > - Sign over squadron ops desk at
      > Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
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      > "If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's
      > about to."
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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."
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      > "You know that your landing gear is up and locked
      > when it takes full power
      > to taxi to the terminal."
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      > As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental
      > aircraft, having torn off
      > the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash
      > truck arrives, the
      > rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks "What
      > happened?".
      > The pilot's reply: "I don't know, I just got here
      > myself!"
      > - Attributed to Ray Crandell
      > (Lockheed test pilot
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      >
      > Tony and Dian
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      Scott Foster
      9277 Eagle Nest Drive
      850-936-4848 (office hours only)
      850-777-6937 (24/7/365)
      e-mail scottfo2@...












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