Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This is an easy one. What is really derived from NATO, the phonetic alphabet is used to convey clear and concise messages over telecommunications platforms.  Before the advent of the cel-phone, most verbal commands or inquiries had to be requested over a walkie-talkie.  You remember those right? Well, hypothetical idiot, they’re mobile telecommunications equipment, which… Continue reading Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

Icarus by ReyeD33 @ DeviantArt

“Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, flying high, into the sun…” – Air Force Song Although the word “airmen” implies flight, not all Air Force personnel fly.  If by fly you mean control a plane, that would be a pilot, or co-pilot (usually the newbie pilot in training).   If you mean riding on… Continue reading Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

Militarisms Monday: Introduction post

Full Metal Jacket's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman shows no mercy. Credit: www.film-grab.com

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: You best unfuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your NECK! – R. Lee Ermey (R.I.P.) Full Metal Jacket This will be the first post of a weekly set of topics dedicated to expand upon the sub-cultural elements of the military.  Topics include, but are not limited to… Continue reading Militarisms Monday: Introduction post