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    So I'm standing my post, and it's starting to get boring. And I'm starting to get complacent. And I'm starting to get sleeeepy. And this is a bad thing, considering that falling asleep on the job is one of the quickest ways to lose rank. So there I was, falling asleep.

    And you might ask yourself, what does a soldier do when he is on the brink of falling asleep?

    We play with the radio.

    "Guardian 09, this is Guardian 05, over."

    "Send it for 09"

    "Knock Knock"

    "....Who's there?"

    "Radio Check"

    "Radio Check, who? ... Roger 05, Lima Charlie. Out."



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    Oh, I just saw that you were deployed? Where are you at? I hope you are playing on an internal freq lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    Oh, I just saw that you were deployed? Where are you at? I hope you are playing on an internal freq lol
    This.... everything depends on who's listening in. We had all kinds of nonstandard (still professional) stuff on our PLT net. A lot was based on the fact that after a while, nobody had to ID themselves because we all recognized the voice - when I keyed up, the conversation was closer to an actual face-to-face convo than a by-the-book radio transmission.

    But if the BC is listening in, or you're talking on a higher-level freq, the game changes entirely.

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    Reminds me of the many open-mics we had at my last job (911):

    Partner after giving out a driving complaint: "Yeah yeah, I know, you're never gonna f*cking catch him."

    Partner confirms a 28 (license plate): "Was that Tom Victor George 738?"
    Silence
    Partner: "Or you can just be a dick and not say anything."
    Me: Points frantically at the orange light over her station indicating she's still on the radio.

    Detective Commander on duty at a football game: "Hey man, look in this f*cking cooler! That's some nasty s*it in there!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWO Sharkey View Post
    Oh, I just saw that you were deployed? Where are you at? I hope you are playing on an internal freq lol
    I'm currently stationed at Camp Lemonier in the Horn of Africa. Ohh it's definitely internal. I know my limits haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance_Dance View Post
    So I'm standing my post, and it's starting to get boring. And I'm starting to get complacent. And I'm starting to get sleeeepy. And this is a bad thing, considering that falling asleep on the job is one of the quickest ways to lose rank. So there I was, falling asleep.

    And you might ask yourself, what does a soldier do when he is on the brink of falling asleep?

    We play with the radio.

    "Guardian 09, this is Guardian 05, over."

    "Send it for 09"

    "Knock Knock"

    "....Who's there?"

    "Radio Check"

    "Radio Check, who? ... Roger 05, Lima Charlie. Out."



    ...I love it here.
    What ever you do, just DONT start singing "Jungle Book" on a command frequency... No matter how boring it gets!!!!.. LOL... Jeez, some idiots just don't understand that there are adults listening in... lol..
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    ...ergo veneratio est vires.

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    An actual recorded message from one of our field problems, played back at the AAR (After-Action Review) by the OCs for ALL Battalion senior staff officers and noncoms -

    (Battalion Executive Officer to Company Commander) "Be advised, your TOC is in the approach lane for our scout choppers, will need you to relocate 250 meters south of your present postion"
    (Co. CO to XO) "It took my guys all day to set up! Is there any other way to do this?"
    (Battalion Commander, Breaking in on transmission) "Look, you're going to take it in the ass on this one - the only question is, how deep is it going to go?"

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