So, this week marks the fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces and the withdrawal of American forces from Kabul. Last year we violated our norms and rule 1 and opened it up for discussion. Some or all you may still want to talk and vent.
So, use this thread to do so. Tell your stories. Or post them as their own thread. Vent. Ask questions. Do what you need to. Reposts from last year...
I just PCS to a northern AFB in CA and as the new Flight Chief/Flt Sgt. I always made it a point to work each post so my Airman can realize that each post can be manned by anyone from an AB to TSgt (which I was). So this day I posted myself on the flightline as a security patrol and gave one of my SrA the chance to either be on the road or a day off. As me and my SrA are driving around the flight...
(Originally posted in r/military)
I was stationed at a Coast Guard Air Station as a Yeoman, assigned to the ID card desk. We were the only military unit within a hundred miles, so we got all the retirees and dependents.
This one morning, a very nice old lady walked in, needing her dependent ID card renewed. I greeted her, walked her over to my desk, sat her down, and started the process. While I...
Ran across an interesting military live on TikTok. Generally nice guy but he refuses to be vaccined so he's stuck in marines until he is allowed to be sent home. Had a small chat. This whole thing was his thirst trap so I just laid in wake for a bit since they all ask random questions. Lightbulb! My turn!
"What's your favorite crayon" Common you're goddamn marines you should at least know this by...
Here is a story from Basic Training that I remembered just now.
Summer 2002, Ft. Benning, GA
In Basic Training you have very little down time. Most of your downtime is spent doing bust work. There are rare instances when you can stumble upon some down time though. One such instance for my Basic Training platoon occurred when we had a stand down due to a heavy thunderstorm. One of my buddies came...
Due to an insane amount of luck and some fortunate interpersonal relationships I got stationed in Poland. I cannot overstate how lucky my posting in Poland was. I had an extremely easy job, in the beautiful city of Poznan, working for some amazing superiors, with entirely too many privileges and too much time off. This assignment hit at just the right time in my life, as I quit my civilian, ended...
Unfortunately, this happened about 10 years ago (been out now for 5). However, when I went to the promotion board, originally, they were doing it alphabetic order until it came my turn.
When my turn came, the clerk called the person on the other side of me and I was told that I was last.
When I went in, after I did my customs and curiosities and my facing movements, and sat down, the first...
[Malicious Compliance] "If you don't have something to do, ask us and we will find something." "Okay, we're done, what should we do?" "IDK, you find something to do."
[This story is originally from 2013, and while describing it for a comment on another sub, I was informed of this sub. As such, I de-militarized a lot of the terminology in the original post and returned most of it back to the actual terms. Might've missed a couple, though]
At one point in the military, I was in between major postings (finished the training program, but was waiting for...
You like me your sweaty ball-sack mofos really like me!!!!! Well here is another… I wrote this first to a response to a YT video (double check the name if you think I stole it) I saw about chock blocks and dip pans; got triggered when remembered this happening in Germany;
I had such a stupid CSM…well the second of a few to be honest… this one held a formation in the field after a vehicle...
I accidentally hijacked the comment section on a post about coffee in r/pettyrevenge. It brought back a story though when I was young and thought I was a salty sailor stationed overseas.
As most if not all of you know; one of the things most military people pride themselves on is their coffee and their coffee mugs. The blacker the ring inside the saltier the sailor, and over my career I've seen...