Where bad choices make good stories
Alpaca bowl - I'll pack a bowl.
Thanks for taking one for the team, rob.
I don't get it at all, so it must be true.
MOPP 4 sucks balls.
The old floppy tie them up black rubber boots were the worst... all of us in my unit hated them.
Try starting a 4-40 screw in those damn gloves. Or not punching a hole in them with safety wire or cotter pins...
When I was in the Air Force back in the 80's, most CW drills only consisted of putting on the gear and standing around. But then they wanted me to work on an aircraft radar antenna in it. Toting the thing around, OK. Hooking up the big cannon plugs, OK. Hooking up the IFF gear, which uses tiny coaxial connectors, I immediately got a fold of the glove caught in the connector pair, and it punched right through the rubber with no resistance at all. I didn't even feel it cutting the glove, but found a divot of rubber when I pulled the connectors apart to see why they weren't snapping together. If I had been actually working on something contaminated with a liquid agent, I'd have been out of action in 15 minutes.
Mmmmmmm! Nothin beats warm water that tastes like rubber with a slight plastic aftertaste to satisfy when yer sweating your balls off in SC!I still remember playing with the crescent moons of sweat that would build up in the eye ports. If you shook your head it would almost imitate googly eyes on a doll!
When I was a Security Policeman at Lackland AFB back in the early '80s, we had to qualify on the M-16 and S&W .38 Special every year, which included courses of fire both with and without the NBC gear. My time to qualify always came around in August. August, in San Antonio, in full NBC gear. Talk about miserable. I also had to have those crappy eyeglass inserts because I couldn't see shit. Thank God for LASIK.
Clark AB, Philippines in the late '80s sent non-mob personnel caught not wearing their "MOPP gear" (a fucking armband!) during war games like Cope Thunder to fill sandbags while wearing the real thing. I narrowly escaped that miserable fate once.
I totally love it when someone spells "whoa" correctly.
#20. Straight on, Kenny, without deflection.
#18 for the win. Just saying!
Had read twice thought it said Airwick Garden.#20: MOPP gear &*%$$#
Excellent!I stole all of them.Let's see how fast they will kick me out of Twitter.
#16 I thought I was back in day, but don't get it.Apparently I wasn't!
#20 annual MOPP training always took place in the "Dog Days" of August. We got breaks where we could lose the M-17 and hood for a while, and then some jackass would call a gas alert.
#4. That hurts Kenny.
Had a CO that made us run laps in MOPP4. I still think he is asshole almost 30 years later
We had a 2nd LT that made us do PT and our 2 mile run in MOPP gear once. ONCE. People were falling out like crazy.
Alpaca? I was stuck on Llama. Doh!
Me too!! I did figure it out on my own before getting to the comments. My wife and I argue about if our neighbors down the road have one or the other. I am on the side of alpacas as the wool is pricey and llamas are pack animals.
#20 Bonus points if you figured out MOPP IV wouldn't save your life either.
Nor would the atropine
Atropine was just so you would trip balls as you died.Fairplayjeepguy
I must be sick, I laughed my @ss off at #13
#4 Needs to be 300lbs+ talking like he's SOG.
#20. Fuck that shit. Fuck it. Fuck it and fuck it again. Fuck NBC. Human pesticide. But at least it wasn't the Russian dick suit. For fun, try fighting a fire in MOPP 4. Best weight loss program ever. I still cringe every time I see the gear. Be all that you can be my ass. How those guys made it in the trenches in WW1 dealing with mustard and chlorine gas still boggles my mind.
#19 -- MAYBE -- Jesus & Grandma are too busy with each other to watch? Bet you want to "unsee" that mental image.
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