I was an Air Force ICBM launch control
officer in South Dakota. Two officers pulled 24-hour alerts in a launch
control center that was surrounded by several Minuteman II silos.
The facility and the silos were separated by several miles. We
allowed to leave the "capsule" until relieved the next day,
were supported by several on-site personnel in the support
upstairs. The capsules were Spartan, but each boasted a
and a small microwave.
On one tour of duty,
the cook called down around lunch time and
informed us that she was
cleaning her oven and that hot food would be
unavailable for a
Later, around supper time, she called down again and
she had dismantled her oven to clean it, was having
it, and would again be unable to heat our food
orders. We were somewhat
annoyed, but, being the kinder, gent
ler military officers we were, told
her "No problem. Just send
down the frozen meals and we'll 'nuke'
Several seconds of dead silence on the phone followed before she
whispered, "You can DO that?" :
Battalion in Germany had
just received a brand new Executive Officer, an
Armor Major. The
Major proceeded to issue new SOP directives (Standard
Procedures) that WOULD be followed under all circumstances. One
directives was that NO ONE over the rank of Staff Sergeant
drive their own vehicle, that was what the lower enlisted were for.
One morning, the Master Sergeant in charge of the S-2 shop of the
battalion had an intel report that was due at Division Headquarters within
the hour, and his clerk, a PFC, was off that morning because of
night before. The Sergeant felt that he had no choice, the
to get to Division; so he got into his Jeep and started to
As he got to the gate, the XO stopped
him. In a very sarcastic voice he
said, "Aren't we paying our
drivers a lot these days?"
The NCO, without missing a beat re
plied, "Not at all, Sir, when you
consider what we are paying gate
trooper asks a sergeant:
- Is it
true that man descended from a monkey?
- Yes, troopers possibly
were. But not sergeants.
A warrant officer was crossing a road one-day
when a frog called
out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn
into a beautiful
princess". He bent over, picked up the frog and
put it in his pocket.
The frog spoke up again and said, "If you
kiss me and turn me back
into a beautiful princess, I will stay with
you for one week." The
warrant officer took the frog out of his
pocket, smiled at it and returned it
to his pocket.
then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a
I'll stay with you for one week and do ANYTHING you want." Again
warrant officer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back
into his pocket.
Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter?
I've told you I'm a
beautiful princess, that I'll stay with you for
a week and do anything
you want. Why won't you kiss me?"
The warrant officer said, "Look I'm an warrant officer. I dont have
time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's
A patrol of allied soldiers were in a
ruined city during World War Two. They are bragging and joshing about
how many kills they have so far to keep up courage on their route
through the rubbled buildings.
Sergeant Joe thumps his chest and
proclaims. "I got me 4 germans
bagged so far. Howabout you
Before Pfc John can reply, a lone german soldier runs out of a
hotel. In the process of throwing down his rifle after seeing
larger allied soldier group, he shouts "NEIN!"
takes aim at the enemy and shoots him.
"Well, he wont get
himself a tenth allied soldier." Joe all year
- What do you think about the coming battle,
- God knows it will be lost.
- Then why
should we go for it?
- To find out who is the loser.
At Parris Island, a sergeant was teaching a
throw a grenade at a pracitice training course. He ran
about 10 yards away
to be safe, and yelled the instructions.
the pin, throw and hit the dirt!"
The private proceeds to do so, and
throws the explosive directly at the
A few months
later, the sergeant meets the private in a group of men
battle. He goes up the the private- no hard feelings because
well, great- and asks him how he 'bit the dust.'
private: "Well, i was caught in a ambush; these guys,"
He thumbs behind
him. "got caught in the jeep under the fire. I managed
to make it
to a ditch where i yanked a grenade form my belt and pulled
and lever. The enemy runs away seeing it, so i put the grenade
onto my belt."
A soldier at the Pentagon got out of the
realized that his clothes were missing. And then he
himself out of the locker room. So now he was
completely naked in the halls
of the headquarters of the most powerful
military organization on the
planet. And he felt pretty ridiculous.
Getting an idea, he walked naked
and purposefully through the
corridors until he reached the Research &
Development laboratory. He walked
in and saluted the Head Scientist.
"I am here to report the
partial success of the personal invisibility
Mick join the army, and are
put on street patrol in a city with a
military curfew. They are
given instructions to shoot anybody who's on the
streets after 6
o'clock. So one day, they're out at twenty to 6, when
Paddy spots a
man walking on the other side of the street. He lines up
the man in
his sights and shoots the man dead. Mick is shocked.
you doin', Paddy? It ain't 6 yet!"
"I know what I'm doin'. I
know where he lives and he wouldn't have
How many survivors of nuclear war does
it take to screw in a light bulb?
- None. People that glow in the
dark don't need lights.
- How many Russians does it take to screw in
a light bulb?
- That is a military secret. If I told you I'd
have to kill you.
- How many Iraqis does it take to launch a
- Two. One to launch it, one to watch CNN to find
out where it
Seems there was a
young soldier, who,
just before battle, told his sergeant that he didn't
"That's no problem, son," said the sergeant. "Here, take this
broom. Just point it at the Germans, and go 'Bangety Bang
"But what about a bayonet, Sarge?" asked the young (and gullible)
The sergeant pulls a piece of straw from the end of
the broom, and
attaches it to the handle end. "Here, use this...
just go, 'Stabity Stab
The recruit ends up alone on
the battlefield, holding just his broom.
Suddenly, a German soldier
charges at him. The recruit points the broom,
"Bangety Bang Bang!"
The German falls dead.
More Germans appear. The recruit, amazed
at his good luck, goes
"Bangety Bang Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!" He
mows down the enemy by the
dozens. Finally, the battlefield is
clear, except for one German soldier
walking slowly toward him.
"Bangety Bang Bang! shouts the recruit. The German keeps coming.
"Bangety Bang Bang!" repeats the recruit, to no avail. He gets
"Bangety Bang Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!" It's no
The German keeps coming. He stomps the recruit into the ground, and
says, "Tankety Tank Tank."
We have women
in the military, but they
don't put us in the front lines. They don't
know if we can fight,
if we can kill. I think we can. All the general
has to do is walk
over to the women and say, 'You see the enemy over
there? They say
you look fat in those uniforms.'
Why did the
army send so many women with
PMS to the Persian Gulf?
They fought like animals and retained water
for 4 days.
The Army Airborne major was used to
harassment from Air Force fliers about crazy Army paratroopers jumping out
perfectly good aircraft. "Obviously the Air Force knows there's
thing as a 'perfectly good aircraft,'" the irritated
countered one afternoon, "because they pay you bastards
four times as
much to stay in one as the Army pays its men to
"You've got it all wrong, Major," an Air Force sergeant
"The Army figures anyone stupid enough to jump out of an
voluntarily is gonna be too dumb to bitch about the salary."
the enlistment physical,
Jon was asked by the doctor, "Why do you want
to join the Navy,
"My father said it'd be a good idea, sir."
what does your father do?"
"He's in the Army, sir."
The Pentagon once did a study on why so many
American Servicemen marry
women in the countries where they're
stationed. Contrary to popular
belief, loneliness had nothing to do
with it. Once the men rotated back to
the US, all their in-laws were
thousands of miles away.
This Marine drill instructor, completely
frazzled by the ineptitude of his recruits, burst into a blue streak of
swearing hot enough to blister paint. He broke off suddenly when he
noticed one of the recruits had been talking in ranks.
"WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID, RECRUIT??" the drill sergeant hollered.
a quivering voice, the recruit replied, "I said, to myself, Drill
Sergeant Sir, 'if that sucker thinks I'm going to stand here and take
his crap . . . well, he's certainly an uncanny judge of
woman recruit in the Army
reported for duty and was told that although her
quarters would be in a
separate building, she was to mess with the men.
until four weeks later someone finally told her that meant
to eat her
meals with them.