Pranks pulled on newbies in the squadron

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Unread post23 Oct 2005, 15:00

I asked a new guy who looked lost if he needed help finding something, he said "yeah", and i asked what he was looking for in TNB, he told me "an Aft Resevoir"
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Unread post23 Oct 2005, 15:43

During an engine run I asked the newbie ground man if the main landing gear brake lights were on and if the right turn signal worked. He went and told he expo for for a JCN for inop brake lights and a burnt out rt turn signal light.
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Unread post31 Dec 2005, 05:56

We also sent someone out for PROPWASH... Three hours went by and shure enough he had found some propwash... It does exist to our dismay.

They sent me to the OBgyn to get my pelvis checked out...Ha Ha GR8!

You know people are dumb when you know about the NDI for steal toes prank so you tell your buddy about it....The next day he has a red tag and the toe cut out...

The engine backshop uses fod cans...we used coffee cans... Suspend ones keys in the center with safety wire and fill the can with water and freeze it!

Never ever ever tell a brand new to your unit senior airman to get some flight line...They sign out the fork lift and go for it.
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Unread post25 May 2006, 06:17

Im a backshop mechanic at edwards, and we always sent them to find K-9 Pee to clean the fan blades. also did the echo check. I actually wrote a 3 page TCTO stating everything you needed to do to complete the check. Funny Stuff. We also were repairing the Aug modules, had one verticle with a new guy inside repairing something, and dumped about 30 gallons of water on him. He wasnt very happy
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Unread post25 May 2006, 06:24

I know i just posted, but i just thought up a few more, we sent a guy to flightline with a large trashbag and told him to catch some exhaust (not a very bright person). very funny watching him run behind the 16's that are running trying to catch the exhaust with a trash bag. another was we got their BDU top and put petralatum (or however u spell it) all on the inside of it, soaked it with water, then froze it in a small block of ice.
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Unread post25 May 2006, 06:50

Hey fishmouth go over to support and get us some ID10-T tags so we can send these NRTS radios to depot. Of course fishmouth gets sent by support over to our sister squadron who sends him to every shop on base until hours later he ends up at rapidrepro to fill out a forms requisition. He, of course, is not on the authorization letter so repro sends him back to his NCOIC who trains him on filling out a forms requistion.

"OK fishmouth, right here in the nomenclature block, print the following....print neatly so the repro goobers don't order me the wrong forms" "Ready to copy? Good!" Fishmouth being eager to please his boss after taking all day takes dictation "OK Fish print "I M" thats for information management followed by "A N" cuz were sending an AN series radio and then "I D 1 0 T" " Good job troop, now read it back to me" Right about now the clue bell starts ringing.....usually
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Unread post25 May 2006, 19:14

Or ever having to try and find the vaporlock control panel in support, or the air/sh*t separator in the toolbox.

Finding two panel pullers, a yard of fightline or a can of propwash...oldies but goodies too.

The first "apex" I was told to locate almost caused me to get my a$$ kicked over it. A guy (Ssgt at that time in 1969 - Tech School) tells me to find him a #3 Apex, I had no idea what the hell he was talking about.

I had never heard of it or saw one, no one ever told us about it. I looked for over an hour trying find out what it looked like. Then when I found one, I brought back three like I thought he asked for, I had no idea the damn number (type) of apex was stamped on the apex itself.

Who knew, we argued and pushed each other around until another instructor explained we had not covered that tool yet so no wonder I did not know what it was. Looking back it was both stupid and funny at the same time....especially for me. Crazy stuff back in the day, seems folks are a bit more creative today (thank god).
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Unread post25 May 2006, 19:22

How about your boot filled with water (or other fluid) while you jump the intake.

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Unread post01 Jun 2006, 19:26

We had a new guy in our shop (EOD) whom we informed that the MAJCOM and Wing patches were iron-on. We further told him he should iron them on before the squadron formation that afternoon. (So we could watch him perform this crucial feat) He dutifully ironed the patches on (gotta use a really hot iron and lots of pressing), and they looked great! 3 days later, we had another formation or commanders call or something and in the middle of it all, both patches just gave up clinging and fell off in front of everyone. Ah the laughs.

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Unread post01 Jun 2006, 20:47

Lurch wrote:How about your boot filled with water (or other fluid) while you jump the intake.

THANKS STUTLER!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)


Hey, I always thought it was funny. A nice pair of new black boots filled to the rim. What else was there to do.
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Unread post01 Jun 2006, 23:44

Hey Airman, I left the key's in Base Ops. Go Get em'
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Unread post02 Jun 2006, 04:05

There was a new crew chief here at Luke that they sent to NDI to have the classic boot inspection done. When he came back and told his section chief that his boots were bad, he was told to wrap them as tight as he could with duct tape until he could get a new pair of boots. He came in to work the next day with the boots still duct taped. He had slept with his boots on and duct taped all night!! The entire shop was brought out to laugh at him. Those crew chiefs are pranksters. Funny guys most of the time.
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Unread post02 Jun 2006, 05:29

Tell some kid to go to ask for 12 feet of Fallopian Tube. Put wheel chalks under someones tires when they are not looking, put a heavy sand bag or rocks in someones A-Bag.

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Unread post02 Jun 2006, 15:22

Dammit, I was just about to post a Fallopian Tube story, and you beat me to referencing it.

I happened to be in the Med Center a while ago having blood drawn for some reason, when this young looking supply troop came in looking for some fallopian tubing. He was referred to the head nurse (an elderly Lady with a killer sense of humor who happened to be drawing my blood). He asked her for the tubing, and that he needed 14 feet of it.

Her response was priceless, and dead serious too:

"I'm sorry hun, I have about as much as you need, but you can't have it. You see its a tad old and probably doesn't work too well anymore. Go back to your shop and tell them what I just said."

We waited a minute before we both fell over laughing. I can't believe we made it that long without laughing.
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Unread post02 Jun 2006, 20:22

We knew all of the SP's on the line at MacDill pretty well, and apparently at least one of our senior crew chiefs set this one up...

We had a new 'jeep' mechanic, just out to the flightline who didn't have his linebadge yet being escorted by one of our 7-levels. There were probably 8-9 of us riding around in the back of the bread truck when the SP's pulled us over for a badge truck. Everyone held up their badges as the SP checked them all one at a time, right up until the new guy:

"Can I see your badge?"
"I'm new, I don't have one yet. Sgt ______ is escorting me."
"Is that true Sgt ______ ?"
"I've never seen him before in my life..."

When we last saw our 'jeep', he was face-down spread eagle on the cement. "Please tell them you know me Sgt ______, please..."

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