U.S. MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS, GUIDELINES, AND AXIOMS

mauldintopreplace“Aim towards the Enemy.” Instruction printed on U.S. Army Rocket

“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.” -U.S.M.C. Training Bulletin

“Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.” -U.S.A.F. literature

“If the enemy is in range, so are you.”   Infantryman’s Journal

A slipping trigger gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular with what’s left of your unit.” -Army’s Magazine of Preventive Maintenance.

“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.” -U.S. Air Force Manual

“Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.” -Infantryman’s Journal

“Tracers work both ways.” -U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

“Five-second fuses only last three seconds.” -Infantryman’s Journal

“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.” — (The late) Col. David Hackworth

“If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an
ambush.” -Infantryman’s Journal

“No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.” Unknown

“Any ship can be a minesweeper… once..” – Old Naval saying

“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.” Advice for new Marine Recruit

“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.” -Your Buddies

“If you see an EOD bomb technician running, —try to keep up with him.” -Unknown.

 

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One Response to U.S. MILITARY INSTRUCTIONS, GUIDELINES, AND AXIOMS

  1. BillT says:

    “Never worry about ‘the bullet with your name on it’ — worry about the ones labeled ‘Occupant’.”
    ” ‘Helicopter’ and ‘protective armor’ are mutually-exclusive terms.”
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.” — Vietnam helicopter pilot maxims.

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