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tashabear
tashabear
april (snow) showers
Snow Thursday.

Rain all day Sunday.

Guess who's running a machine gun range on Sunday? It's going to be a great Army day.

I think I'd like to requisition a few Air Force days, please. In the spirit of inter-service cooperation and all that.

i feel: aggravated aggravated

10 trips or shoot the rapids
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hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: April 11th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC) (base camp)
So what kind of days do the USMC get? And do they care?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 11th, 2007 10:43 am (UTC) (base camp)
They're a lot like Army days, but grittier.
hugh_mannity From: hugh_mannity Date: April 11th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Ah.

I just realised you said "machine gun range". I missed the "machine" part of that first time round.

I could put up with USMC days for full auto. Especially if (a) I didn't have to pay for the ammo and (b) it came with lots of large caliber guns!

Shame I'm too old and too crippled to join the military. I'll just have to compensate by joining an SCA gun company!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 12th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC) (base camp)
If I could take you out there, sweetie, I would. I know you'd appreciate it. :-)
pantherwill From: pantherwill Date: April 11th, 2007 06:41 am (UTC) (base camp)
An Air Force day would just mean that you'd tromp around in the mud for a while and then some dumbass would bitch about why your boots aren't shined, a half hour afterwards.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 11th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC) (base camp)
lol... We don't wear black boots anymore! ;-)
pantherwill From: pantherwill Date: April 12th, 2007 09:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
Whereas we're stuck with them, until the new uniforms roll out, except when we deploy...and then we're not allowed to wear the suede boots, when we get home...up until the new uniforms are authorized, of course.

Of course, this is also the branch where you get more benefits for being "force shaped" out than you do for making it through your entire enlistment period, too...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 12th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC) (base camp)
We're allowed to wear the suede boots with BDUs if we don't have ACUs yet, because we can't get black ones anymore.

What's "force shaped"?
pantherwill From: pantherwill Date: April 12th, 2007 12:53 pm (UTC) (base camp)
"Force shaped" is Air Force speak for "we're trimming 40,000 people and you're one of them".
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: April 11th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think I'd like to requisition a few Air Force days, please. In the spirit of inter-service cooperation and all that.


*chokes*

That was awesome.
10 trips or shoot the rapids