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SGT Johnson’s Retirement Speech

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Johnson’s Retirement Speech:

Ever since I enlisted, I have had to convince people that I was in the military. When I’ve told people I was in the military, the response was something to the effect of, “Right. Now what do you really do?”
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And Nukes Are Supposed To Be Smart

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Well, my days in Charleston are numbered. I’m being transferred up to Ballston Spa, NY next week. I figured I would share one more tale (or tales, depending on how you look at it) about my time here.

–We get guys fresh out of Boot Camp on a weekly basis. Probably the most entertaining thing to do is, naturally, screw with them. Doing so becomes that much easier on the tail end of the pipleline down here because your uniform says that you’ve made it. You can get them to do all kinds of stupid crap.

For instance, we have a strict code against hazing, which is promptly ignored. Because Naval Weapons Station Charleston (excuse me, Joint Base Charleston) is also a federal nature preserve, we get a lot of wildlife here, mostly as squirrels. One common joke is to tell the new guys, known as Indockers, to salute the squirrels.
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Gone Bad

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I’d like to see this turned into a full movie.

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