Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Sunday, November 21, 2010

For all of us E-5 to E-7 types

http://www.yankeemom.com/?p=1785
It is about Sergeants. Good read there, folks. Good Read, Indeed.
Can also apply to First and Second Class Petty Officers.

4 comments:

Buck said...

Most of that post works, even if it is Army-centric and rather modern. I don't know jack about BDUs or MREs but can speak pretty fluent C-rats and fatigues. I never fired an M-16, either.

ORPO1 said...

We had three squares aboard ship. But the roach coach was out on the flight line.
And we wore the fatigue trousers on the flight deck and hangar deck, aviation ratings did, anyway.
And us Navy airdales were never required to qualify with firearms. Unless TAD to station security police, that is.

Buck said...

The AF made us go to the range EVERY year until the Great Ammunition Shortage happened sometime around '69 or '70... which had something to do with a lil dust up somewhere in southeast Asia. And then they never re-instituted annual small arms quals unless you were an SP augmentee, which I was. That was back in the day when we carried 38 cal pistols and M1 carbines, LOL!

Dang. I'm OLD. ;-)

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)