Discussion in 'Aviation and Military Humor' started by Kyle McWhirter, Mar 13, 2001.
I was just in Fallon with those guys. Diva needs a better callsign.
How true. We had a pilot who wanted to be called Topgun or something like that. The squadron ended up calling him "Whale" as he was a rather chubby guy. I ended up with "Mongo" after the ready room watched "Burning Saddles". Something about the way "mongo" acted reminded them of some of my golf swings, and the name stuck.
I've known a "Mongo" and a couple of "Lennys." One of the Lennys somehow convinced the wardroom to call him Mongo instead and so he became Mongo, although not before his wife heard that we were thinking of calling him Lenny (she thought Lenny was hysterical). The other one is still Lenny. (Both are great guys.)
Or...could it be, you didn't remember the previous Cubi port call...when you decked a Carabao, while on a 'Po City bar crawl (in Tropical Wbites)?
***Only "The Shadow" knows!
Awwhhh. . . Cubi Point! Crossing shit river to a wonder world of decadence. Great memories. Just went to NAS Pensacola where they have done a fantastic job of recreating the O Club in the museum.
Speaking of the wife's input on callsigns: My wife calls me "Iceman". Somehow, it just doesn't sound so impressive with that hint of sarcasm in her voice. Being a Navy brat herself, you should hear her go off on the former Apache pilots in our unit!
My Krock boat callsign was Mongo. Still not sure how I feel about it given the clip below was the basis for it...
Neat video...actually, I think "Mongo" is a COOL handle. Pretty masculine, plus I was always a fan of the ol' Motor City Lion, Alex Karras. I still get a kick out of Blazing Saddles.
Thanks. A much better reference to point people with questions to.
And, my wife's name is Mary... so I guess I won that fight.
Before I checked into my squadron there was a dude whose last name was Lester, so he got the call sign Mo. Apparently his wife hated it so much she called the Opso or someone and demanded that people stop calling him that, which of course everyone complied with
I would imagine that cool C/S would be frowned upon in this era.
Call sign for a guy in Kingsville with the last name of Butt? "Dixon" ...unfortunately his C/S was left off of the airplane...
Marine H-53 driver that I went to ASO school with: GUE (prononounced Gooey) - "Go Ugly Early"
A Marine ground-pounder told me this story from a FOB in Iraq.
The Air Force enlistedman is writing the flights into the FOB that day with the pilot's name (when available).
The Airman looks over at my buddy and starts laughing and pointing at the board. The Airman says that in the Air Force most of the call-signs are pretty cool and gives a few exampls, but it's obviously not like that in the Marines.
The Airman asks my friend, "how do you get a call-sign like Puppy Nuts"?
It's still good. Heard it a month or so ago walking through the spaces of his new squadron.
We had better, but shot down in the Romosexual callsign purge.
DOHA was a front runner before swears in callsigns were banned.
Dependent Of Hornet Asshole.
Her husband is a Bug pilot.
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Oh, right. Well, she could be FAG Hag.
Probably not, huh?
What I am currently taking away from this thread is that I should do something stupid almost immediately after reporting. Any callsign based on my last name is painfully obvious and unoriginal...
Meh. My whole first squadron was mostly full of last name plays, and it was better than the overcontrived shit my last squadron loved to think up.
(note- if the explanation for a callsign is NOT a story, but it's more than a sentence long, it's too fucking contrived)
A call sign shouldn't involve too much work. If its not immediately obvious or hysterical then its not going to last. KISS.
The weirdest are callsigns that morph into a lasting one. Something along the lines of Nate-dogg (dated 90s rap reference for you kids in the audience) to Nate-dizzle to just Dizzle.
I think I posted this before but I'm too lazy to look.
JO tour: Sleepy - because after a 36 hour stint in the Carl Vinson AWS Module while playing squadron Liason, when I finally got to my bunk and the Module AWC called be to say my CO once again wanted me on the sat radio. I told him to tell my CO I'd call him back after I got some sleep.
DH tour: Kool-Aid - not for drinking Big Navy's. One night in the Kef BOQ about a week into my DH tour I went for a beer run to restock supplies for the drunken movie night we were enjoying. Returning with 5 cases stacked in my arms I missed the door and punched through the wall. They say it looked like the Kool-Aid commercial.
Didn't Nate Dogg die a year or two ago? As in "Regulators" Nate Dogg...
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