Global Thermonuclear Quotes

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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Crewdog on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:15 pm

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.

I don't mind being called tough since I find in this racket it's the tough guys who lead the survivors.

Curtis LeMay

A quote I heard my father use quite often, he was a B-36 and B-47 jockey, that applies to missiles as well - hours of sheer boredom mixed with seconds of sheer terror
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Capt. Bill on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:29 pm

In the late 60s a newly certified crew member charged into his squadron commander's office and made the following quote. Testifed to by the commanders female secretary at the crew members hearing.

"I thought about it and I ain't pulling any f___ing alerts in your LCCs"
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Crewdog on Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:47 pm

wblakeney wrote:In the late 60s a newly certified crew member charged into his squadron commander's office and made the following quote. Testifed to by the commanders female secretary at the crew members hearing.

"I thought about it and I ain't pulling any f___ing alerts in your LCCs"


Sounds like that went over like a turd in a punch bowl.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Capt. Bill on Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm

I don't think he was court martialed but got a general discharge. I remember hearing that back in the 60's and early 70s there was supposed to be no stigma attached to saying you could not turn the keys if the time came. However nicely you said it though it meant a general discharge with one of those bad 3 number codes on your DD 214.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby notlaw99 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:50 pm

"Accomplish your EWO launch LF Evacuation Procedures, This is Not a Drill. Pull the Lock Pin Assembly and Egress the Launcher."

I got to say this for real, to back out and maintenance team on a LF in Charley Flight at Malmstrom the afternoon of April 24, 1974. We received a very high Fast Reaction Message preamble and we stayed in that configuration for almost a hour. It was my last scheduled combat crew alert as an MCCC before being reassigned to HQ SAC to the Command Control War Plans Computer Division as a System Supervisor of the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS). It was an interesting afternoon but it delayed crew Changeover for a while.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby SAC Killer on Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:00 pm

ornurse362 wrote:BGM 109G - Rocks Moscow All Night Long!

And, of course, the old SAC dictum: Non-punishment is ample reward for a job well done. As I recall, SacKiller taught me that, during one of his many career guidance sessions.


Ornurse, I'm shocked -- SHOCKED! -- that you would forget the proper verbiage so soon after leaving missiles 20 years ago! The correct phrase is:

"Your reward for perfect performance is no punishment."

So bend over... :)
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Crewdog on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:52 pm

wblakeney wrote:I don't think he was court martialed but got a general discharge. I remember hearing that back in the 60's and early 70s there was supposed to be no stigma attached to saying you could not turn the keys if the time came. However nicely you said it though it meant a general discharge with one of those bad 3 number codes on your DD 214.


We had a guy in my class who pulled alerts for about a year then said he couldn’t turn the key; after the three or so times they asked you at Vandyland plus the times they asked you at the wing, including your certification briefing. He was shunted off to some do nothing job somewhere on base and was pretty much ostracized by the line swine and the rest of ops. In retrospect it was kind of sad because he was a really nice guy and real sharp on the weapons system, but we viewed it as a scam to get off crew into a 9 - 5 job rather than a real problem with turning keys.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Crewdog on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:56 pm

You know what guys we are forgetting one of the most obvious and enduring quotes from SAC..."to err is human; to forgive is not SAC policy."
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby SAC Killer on Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Crewdog wrote:You know what guys we are forgetting one of the most obvious and enduring quotes from SAC..."to err is human; to forgive is not SAC policy."


"To err is human; to forgive, divine; and neither is SAC policy."

-- Gen. Russ Dougherty, CINCSAC

I heard him say it.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Capt. Bill on Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:16 pm

After I got out of the AF my boss had a plaque on his desk.

To err is human
to forgive is not company policy

And he was a Navy guy
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby cahunter on Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:48 pm

"Every time leadership overreacts, an Angel gets its wings." :lol:
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Capt. Bill on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:30 pm

"The only way to win is not to play"
"How about a nice game of chess, Dr. Falken?"

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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Master Technician on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:38 am

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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby D Preidis on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Crewdog wrote:We had a guy in my class who pulled alerts for about a year then said he couldn’t turn the key; after the three or so times they asked you at Vandyland plus the times they asked you at the wing, including your certification briefing. He was shunted off to some do nothing job somewhere on base and was pretty much ostracized by the line swine and the rest of ops. In retrospect it was kind of sad because he was a really nice guy and real sharp on the weapons system, but we viewed it as a scam to get off crew into a 9 - 5 job rather than a real problem with turning keys.

Back in the late 70s there were some "interesting" times and after the first one we found out a couple of officers who were on Alert (Titan, McConnell AFB) decided they would not insert keys.

By the time we got back to base the next day they were off the base and we never saw them again.
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Re: Global Thermonuclear Quotes

Postby Capt. Bill on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:37 pm

“You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer”
Frank Zappa

“Today I can declare my hope and declare it from the bottom of my heart that we will eventually see the time when that number of nuclear weapons is down to zero and the world is a much better place.”
Colin Powell

“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.”
General Omar Bradley

“If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.”
Winston Churchill

“The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards.”
Billy Connolly, Scottish actor and comedian

“Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons.”
Dave Barry

“Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news - they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel.”
David Letterman
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