Thread: Didn't you hate...
07-09-2004, 09:34 AM #1
Didn't you hate...
Didn't you hate....
....Waking up from your warm as toast sleeping bag while out in the field
on a cold as hell night about 30 minutes before you are supposed to
"firewatch"? Knowing that in about 15 minutes somebody is going to be
waking you up and telling you to start getting ready to relieve him
the next 15 minutes....
> ....When it was sunny and clear skies heading out to the field for a
> month....only to have the sky blacken and a torrent of rain fall as
> as you got to the training grounds?
> ....that last part of a hump when you come back into horno, and
> then go directly to the parade deck the BC decides that he wants to
> through the whole camp first, so close yet so far away!
> hitting the rack early before a long hump and your drunk light duty
> roomate comes in at 0200 making all kind of ****ing noise.
> pulling Duty NCO or Assistant Duty NCO on any part of a weekend or a
> standing in a long arse line for chow only to find out they ran out
> what you wanted when it came your turn.
> cleaning weapons all day and having some armorer say it isn't clean
> you try and turn it in.
> Field day!
> not having any hot water for a shower when you returned from a 2 week
> field op.
> scuffing your boots after a spit shine.
> getting promoted and not being able to stand, walk, or lift your arms
> a week!
> waiting to be released for libo on a Friday!
> being stuck in traffic trying to swoop after being released on libo.
> Co Formation: boys fall out on grinder and wait 20 minutes for CoGy.
> Co CO: Long-winded speech to formation for 10 minutes, locks everyone
> up, turns formation over to 1stSgt, officers depart.
> 1stSgt: Long-winded speech to formation for 15 minutes, locks
> back up, turns formation over to CoGy, departs.
> CoGy: "At ease, PltSgts up" PltSgts pow-wow for 5 minutes in front of
> formation, afterwards CoGy chews Company's azz for 5 minutes, locks
> everyone back up, "PltSgts take charge...." departs.
> PltSgts: "At ease, SqdLdrs up" More pow-wowing, locks plt back up,
> "SqdLdrs take charge, sound liberty call at your discretion"
> SqdLdr: Pow-wows with squad, turns boys loose except for the
> requiring EMI/Remedial PT/Counseling/Remedial Field Day/etc.
> Boys: Brown baggers drive off base at ridiculously slow speed limit,
> freeway, drive 90 mph to home. Single guys to barracks for sleep or
> beer/loud music/club prep/chow.
> Repeat every friday or as required..... LOL -_-
> That smell is sulfur gas from the swamps at Lejuene.
> Hated that hump back to mainside with sand and grit and whatever else
> your crotch after an extended stay in the field.
> Hated the hurry up and wait around to stand by for a possible maybe!
> Relying on a butter bar when he can't find his azz with BOTH hands !^_^
> when the Company gets a 96 but only half can take it this weekend and
> other half the next weekend, and you are on the next weekend and
> always comes up to screw you out of it..
> FEELING THE URGE OF 5 DAY OLD M.R.E TURD WORKING ITS WAY SOUTH IN THE
> MIDDLE OF A HUMP.....IT WAS LIKE GIVING BIRTH
> Didn't you hate DNCO making you come out of your room to police call
> and beer cans on a Saturday morning when you didn't make the mess in
> first place. Joys of being a boot. (Yes My ass had to do this when
> in HP 513 LOL)
> When you had to stick aroumd on Thursday night for "field-day" of
> 3-man rooms, EVEN though YOU had an apartment out in town, meaning
> than keeping a wall-locker maintained....YOU NEVER USED THE ****
> -Formations 3 times a day just for head count...
> -Safety breaf every friday, holiday, etc
> -Having to go see 1stSgt
> -Failing field day
> Going to the field and your the safety driver.
> Turning in your Hummer at motor pool on friday afternoon and your
> has already been secured for libo hours prior.
> Being a LCPL.
> The 'word' changes every few minutes.
> Light duty roommate comes in piss drunk at 0300 waking everyone.
> Cleaning weapons you already clean for 6 hours yesterday.
> Cleaning some other SOB's rusted rifle because they skated out of it.
> 15 minutes prior to 15 minutes prior to 15 prior............
> Standby to standby to standby..............
> Humping out ALL your cold weather gear because you were told you
> trucked in and out, only to be told after a week or two Mo-T had
> better to do...
> Nothing more appealing than a nice leisurely winter hump.
> How bout tryin to tell a WM officer on the I.G. Inspection team
> respectfully that she is wrong about the weight of the Dragon that
> hump around all the time. Although I am sure she must have read the
> ..... Being at a range working an M-60 and having the gun next to you
> out it's hot brass down the back of your blouse and under your skivie
> ......Being a Team Leader with no Gun Team. "Ok Lcpl, you have the
> Tripod, and Spare Barrel Bag for this 12 mile hump. Oh and put some
> in those empty ammo cans, you might have to carry those too"
> .....Having 6 guns in the machine gun section and only 2 work, but
> still have take the 4 broken guns every time you hit the field.
> Any azzwhole that would go cammie shopping in the barracks dryer.
> coming home from a 12 1/2 month deployment in gtmo only to have to do
> six mile BN "moto" run in the freezing snow before the leave block
> (this affects me LOL) december 21....lejuene....cold ....****...!
> ...Losing touch with the guys you served with?
> Didn't you hate that ****?
07-09-2004, 09:38 AM #2
I didn't get past the toasty sleeping bag part. If you been with Mart, you can't WAIT to get the hell out of that sleeping bag.
07-09-2004, 09:39 AM #3Originally Posted by bad_man
I was getting so excited. It didn't end the way my camping trips do. I guess you can't win them all.
07-09-2004, 09:41 AM #4Originally Posted by Martha
07-09-2004, 10:24 AM #5Originally Posted by Devil Dog74
I hate the smell of the barracks still to this day. The barracks would wreek of feet ass and clp. Mix that in with the right amount of dominos pizza and you have a nice sweaty rancid smelling hole. I hate the carton of smokes you would go through in the first 2 days of a field op, and the log of dip. I hate the way the cattle cars would leave you looking like you just went through a cage match with Mike Tyson
07-09-2004, 10:56 AM #6AR Hall of Fame
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I hate War and Peace length posts.
07-09-2004, 10:58 AM #7
Good thing cpt steele quoted the entire post to remind us what he's referring to.
07-09-2004, 11:20 AM #8Originally Posted by bad_man
I figured that it would be fun for everyone to get to read it twice
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