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Military Wisdom !!

If the enemy is in range, so are you.

It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.
                                                                                    U.S.Air Force Manual

Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.
                                                                                    GeneralDouglas MacArthur

You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.
                                                                                    U.S.Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant

Tracers work both ways.
                                                                                    U.S. Army Ordnance Manual

Five second fuses only last three seconds.
                                                                                   Infantry Journal

The three most useless things in aviation are: Fuel in the bowser [fuel oil pump]; Runway behind you; and Air above you.
                                                                                    Basic Flight Training Manual

Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.
                                                                                    MaritimeOps Manual

Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.
                                                                                    UnknownMarine Recruit

If you see a bomb technician running, try to keep up with him.
                                                                                    USAFAmmo Troop

Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.
                                                                                   Sign overSR71 Wing Ops

You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.
                                                                                    Paul F. Crickmore (SR71 test pilot)

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage it has to be a helicopter - and therefore, unsafe.
                                                                                    FixedWing Pilot

When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.
                                                                                    Multi-EngineTraining Manual

Without ammunition, the USAF is just an expensive flying club.

If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echoes. If you stop to ask "Why?" you'll be talking to yourself, because you're the pilot.
                                                                                    Pre-flightbriefing from a 104 Pilot

What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; but if ATC [Air Traffic Control] screws up, the pilot dies.
                                                                                    Signover control tower door

Never trade luck for skill.

The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in military aviation are: "Did you feel that?" ... "What's that noise?" and "Oh S...!" or (appended from the Arkansas Air National Guard): "Hold my beer and watch this!"

Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.
                                                                                   BasicFlight Training Manual

Mankind has a perfect record in aviation - we have never left one up there!

Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.

The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.
                                                                                    Attributedto Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot) 

There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.
                                                                                    Sign overSquadron Ops Desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.
                                                                                    Signover Carrier Group Operations Desk

You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.
                                                                                   Lead-in Fighter Training Manual

Flying saucers are real. Too many good men have seen them that don't have hallucinations.
                                                                                    CaptainEddie Rickenbacker

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives. The rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?" The pilot's reply: "I don't know; I just got here myself."

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