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Kid, my favorite thing to tell non Navy is "it's okay, not everyone can pass the test to gt in".

When did the navy start rolling clothing? We folded everything bit socks. The jarheadss had their own problems with 'crap on the rack'

Worse than a backward hat is that way they barely put it on their head with the bill pointing at some odd angle. Maelin that mens dept was a good line.
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On 2012-07-23 13:56, MagicSanta wrote:
When did the navy start rolling clothing? We folded everything bit socks. The jarheadss had their own problems with 'crap on the rack'



We pretty much folded everything too as I recall. Maybe Kid was talking about when he packed for the field? I think he was a Corpman (or as the Commander in Chief calls it, a "Corpse Man").

Oh yes, those stupid crap on the rack/junk on the bunk inspections. Those we a pain in the butt. The wall lockers ones were easier. We would set up a perfect locker then buy dupilcates of almost everything in there. We used the everyday stuff all the time and only opened the wall locker once a week for inspection.
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On 2012-07-23 11:12, LobowolfXXX wrote:
I realize it's purely an aesthetic thing, but IMO, very few things make someone look more moronic than caps worn at a deliberately oblique angle.


Particularly a baseball hat. And I can't stand those flat bills on a cap. But I guess that's the fashion these days.

Speaking of looking moronic in a hat, this is right up as well. "Boy If only I had something to keep this darn sun out of my eyes I wouldn't have to hold my hand up like this!"

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Since he's also wearing sunglasses I can only assume that he forgot to put his hand back down at the end of the National Anthem. Odd, since he remembered to sit back down.
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Since he's also wearing sunglasses I can only assume that he forgot to put his hand back down at the end of the National Anthem. Odd, since he remembered to sit back down.


Could be! His arm may have locked up. The only thing that could have made the pic better is if his sunglasses were upside down on the back of the hat. Which is another thing that is somewhat common these days.
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Yup, was a Corpsman for the Marines for many years, EVERYTHING was rolled, saved tons of space that way when we went to the field. the extra room we loaded up with geedunk to sell to the Mens Department (shout out to Marlin1894!) at incredibly marked up prices.
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Wasn't in the military, but after I stopped working in nursing homes I never wanted to make another hospital corner in my life.
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we loaded up with geedunk to sell to the Mens Department


Ha! Geedunk and pogey bait. I haven't heard either of those in a long time. Good one.
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My best job was running the gedunk, did about four hours of work a day.

A lot of the grunts had a set of gear just for the crap on a rack (sea for you lubbers) or junk on a bunk. I heard they finally stopped that inspection when a commandant who was a mustang and hated it took over.
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I still say, at ease, as you were. I still use di di mao, riki tik, most haste for something that needs to be expitited and hoohah or airborne when something is going good or had gone great and rock steady when something needs special attention or fortitude is needed. I refer to my assistants as chogies and I still use the term newbie or rookie (police term). And when I am jogging, I still call cadence in my head.

In the army we also had to lay our gear on the bunks for inspection. Our Seargeant Major was only 5'5" and we had to put a chair next to the bunks so he look on the top bunk.

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In boot as they inspected your gear they tossed out the window. You knew you passed if your matress wasn't tossed out.

Just a check....anyone not know what a gig line is? How many know what pogie bait is used to catch, hint, the slang for them is pogie.
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I know what the common parlance for pogie bait is, non issued military food, usually a no-go in the field. In the Army, a poag was a remf, (Rear Echelon M.F.). I know those types always had good non-military rations with them.

Gig line, besides the common parlance, that being the line formed by the shirt buttons, belt buckle and trouser fly which was an inspection criteria during inspections, I remember watching Armed Forces Network (AFN) when I was in Germany and there were these little commercials about military trivia and stuff and one was the term gig line. I remember it being a naval term. Something about people who flunked inspection had to clean the Captain's gig (I can't remember what that was) and the group of sailors cleaning it were called the gig line.

During our training exercises, if you were killed, you had to go back to the rear and be "recycled," processed as a new soldier would be. All those who got killed had to do extra P.T. during the first week back in contonement (barracks).

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I meant if civilians knew!

In the Navy/Marines pogie bait is a candy bar and pogie an underage girl.
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LOL

I didn't know it was an underage girl to you guys. That now makes the remf assessment even better!

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A lot of the grunts had a set of gear just for the crap on a rack (sea for you lubbers) or junk on a bunk.

Yup. In Basic you could have opened my footlocker anytime and seen a perfectly rolled-up and arranged set of underwear and such. It was the weirdest thing, but after a while I actually felt guilty about it. What was funny was unrolling them after several weeks: they didn't want to go.
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In the navy we married underage girls. My pal Harolds wife wa 13 and in was her second marriage.
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Even though I'm now very old I still keep the gig line straight. (Although I often forget to pull up my fly.)
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I am fat, I can't see my fly.
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My Dad's a dirty old hippie now, but he still remembers how to pack efficiently from his military days.
Well, actually, for a hippie he's pretty clean...
He did one tour as UDT and one as a SEAL.
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You realize that there are a few of us "dirty old hippies" around here, right? Smile
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I reckon Smile
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