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5 years 39 weeks ago, 10:17 AM

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A US Air Force C-130 was scheduled to leave Thule Air Base, Greenland, at midnight. During the pilot's preflight check, he discovers that the latrine holding tank is still full from the last flight. So, a message is sent to the base, and an airman —who was off duty— is called out to take care of it.

The young man finally gets to the air base and makes his way to the aircraft only to find that the latrine pump truck has been left outdoors and is frozen solid, so he must find another one in the hangar, which takes even more time. He returns to the aircraft and is less than enthusiastic about what he has to do. Nevertheless, he goes about the pumping job deliberately and carefully (and slowly) so as not to risk criticism later.

As he's leaving the plane, the pilot stops him and says, 'Son, your attitude and performance has caused this flight to be late, and I'm going to personally see to it that you are not just reprimanded, but punished.'
Shivering in the cold, his task finished, he takes a deep breath, stands tall and says, 'Sir, with all due respect, I'm not your son; I'm an Airman in the United States Air Force. I've been in Thule, Greenland, for 11 months without any leave, and reindeers' asses are beginning to look pretty good to me. I have one stripe; it's 2:30 in the morning, the temperature is 40 degrees below zero, and my job here is to pump shit out of an aircraft. Now, just exactly what form of punishment did you have in mind?'

5 years 39 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 11:42 AM

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It was cold, but not really unbearable, if you took care of yourself reasonably well. I got to meet Bob Hope, there. We both agreed--Golf would be difficult there.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:04 PM

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I have not been there

but one of my best friends is a contractor forecasting the weather there...has been there like 3 years.

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5 years 39 weeks ago, 8:08 PM

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good flick but I already knew the ending. Great action stuff! That bomb blast in the room was very realistic, just not enough flashover.

5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:27 PM

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now go see Gran Torino...great movie

...check... G-AZ
5 years 39 weeks ago, 9:25 PM

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Been there done that

After the clinton draw down, We went to CUTS training. We learned every job on the flightline. Walking wings, tirechanges, piss buckets, de-icing, hydrolics and fuels. This built character and taught me many lessons. Valuable

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