US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

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Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Post by First Shirt » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:42 am

With one exception, the best officers I served under were mustangs. The exception was an Aluminum U grad, who was probably one of the best officers I ever knew.

During the Great Tree-Cutting Incident, in Korea (1976), we were on alert for 30 days, working all the hours we could put in, running mission aircraft 24/7. Our LT (the Aluminum U grad), during the morning pre-mission brief (about 10 days in) said, "We're all working our butts off, and we're all getting pretty tired. From now on, nobody is to be on duty for more than 12 hours."

The mission supervisor raised his hand, and the LT said "Yes, MSgt O.?"

"Does that go for everybody, sir?"

"Yes it goes for everyone!"

"Bullshit, sir, 'cause I know for a fact that you haven't been off this hill for 3 fuckin' days!"

First time I ever saw AF enlisted personnel cheering an officer!!!
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Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Post by Scott Free » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:44 pm

Pffft. The Navy is now officially 40+ years behind the Air Force. Got one of these silly things when I went to boot camp in '76.

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Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Scott Free wrote:Pffft. The Navy is now officially 40+ years behind the Air Force. Got one of these silly things when I went to boot camp in '76.

Thought it was stupid then. Think it's stupid now.
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Re: US Navy has a Ribbon for Boot Camp Honor Grads

Post by Windy Wilson » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:55 pm

When I was 8 years old, for reasons I did not understand even then, I got a green participation ribbon for coming in dead last in a footrace in Indian Guides. Of course, the Boy Scouts introduced a pre-Tenderfoot badge to sew on your uniform so the newbies wouldn't feel left out among the patch hounds.

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