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You know you are military when...
« on: August 19, 2018, 23:10:22 »
You mark out your landscaping lines with mine tape
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 23:11:55 »
Both your immediate and your extended family know that the lost contact drill is to go to the last known RV.......and they all know the hand signal for an RV
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 23:12:08 »
Having a dedicated closet (or preferably room) for all your military clothing and gear is a pre-requisite when searching for a home.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2018, 23:25:27 »
You have "spill" buckets, flashlights and fire extinguishers at specific locations in the house ... and everyone in the family knows where they are, what they are for and how to use them.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 01:46:20 »
Having a dedicated closet (or preferably room) for all your military clothing and gear is a pre-requisite when searching for a home.

Also, having more clothes and footwear than your significant other.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 01:58:05 »
When you're dropping the kids off somewhere, and they're dragging their asses, you shout:

'Green on! GOOOOOOOOOOOO!'

This also gets you a few odd looks from random passers by....
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 03:53:49 »
Your Christmas stocking stuffers are socks still wrapped in the plastic and your sock drawer is still overflowing!
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2018, 13:27:57 »
As happened in my family:

You consider a box of grenades an appropriate gift for a baby shower.

(Obviously, this was a joke).

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 12:54:31 »
When you refer to your wife as 9er Domestic.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 14:15:06 »
As happened in my family:

You consider a box of grenades an appropriate gift for a baby shower.

(Obviously, this was a joke).

It is? Damn am I in trouble!!!

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 22:26:15 »
You use a SKOP kit as your barbecue cover.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2018, 22:50:52 »
You have cleaning stations instead of housekeeping day.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2018, 18:09:30 »
Without even realizing that you're doing it, you get into step with the person walking next to you.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 18:50:09 »
You get upset that Santa stoped putting black kiwi polish in your stocking.
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2018, 22:50:28 »
As you drive down the highway, you look for good gun positions for your battery.

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2018, 23:04:31 »
When you driver down the highway, ... you use the distance-to-various-towns signs to practice your Speed-time-distance calculations.  ;D  (that's a Navy one).

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 23:33:05 »
When you driver down the highway, ... you use the distance-to-various-towns signs to practice your Speed-time-distance calculations.  ;D  (that's a Navy one).

This...Constantly.

In a similar vein...when I am trying to turn right at an intersection, and I can't find decent space to merge between the passing cars...and I yell at them to "Close to Standard Distance!"  (Also a Navy one)

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2018, 23:37:41 »
When you pass by a bridge and have to resist the urge to stop and get the measurements to do the demolition calcs. (Mostly a sapper affliction.)

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2018, 23:56:15 »
You point out something with an arrow hand...

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2018, 00:04:32 »
You point out something with an arrow hand...

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And then you start to use hand angles and the clock ray method because they don't get it... then they REALLY don't get it :)
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2018, 00:05:35 »
Lol


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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2018, 00:28:38 »
You point out something with an arrow hand...

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You mean “knife-hand?”  ;D

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2018, 00:36:10 »
Depends on how you use it/look at it I guess.   

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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2018, 01:07:28 »
When you use the words "say again" in the middle of a conversation, and "Roger Out" at the end of it....
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Re: You know you are military when...
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2018, 02:56:39 »
When you use the words "say again" in the middle of a conversation, and "Roger Out" at the end of it....


Oh goodness...the number of times currently serving members or retired members have called me out, and asked "Hey, are you in?"

Without even realizing it, I tell people to "Standby" - "Be advised" - "Say again" - or a thumbs up & "Solid Copy"...   :facepalm:
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