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Expectations vs. reality for 2021 in memes

There’s no denying that 2021 has started with a bang – good or bad, we’ve had a dramatic first few weeks of January. But, this is also a stark difference to what we were hoping it would be. For some reason, the majority of the population had an unwavering, illogical view that with the New Year, we’d all have a change of fate and everything would be better. Like magic. The clock flipped and all the bad stuff would disappear … or at least take a sharp turn toward the decline.

That has – obviously – turned out to not be true. However, the transition and lack of smoothness has left us with a whole slew of memes. Join us as we chuckle about our own blindness to reality, and the jokes that came along with it.

  1. The 2021 NYE party we wished we’d had
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What a snoozer.

2. Still no travel plans in the foreseeable 2021 future

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Yet so many dishes.

3. Don’t forget the laundry

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Cycle watching is the new streaming alternative.

4. Meanwhile, the online shopping is getting even more disappointing.

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*clicks return now* At least in 2021, returns are easier than they used to be.

5. For anyone who tried an at-home haircut

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Just wait it out folks, please.

6. There’s always background filters

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Travel anywhere with a green screen and a swipe, because that’s about all you’re allowed to do in the first few months of 2021.

7. But hey, spring is coming soon

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HOPEFULLY it’s the perfect weather for evening out those mask lines.

8. The latter is the January we actually got

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Hopes were dashed; breakfasts were ruined.

9. When you wake up and everything got crazy

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We just wanted a little rest. Sigh. 2020’s boredom naps are forecasted to continue well into 2021.

10. But no matter what, resist the urge to get bangs!

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This is something even the New Year can’t fix.

We may not have started off the year the way we planned, but there are always memes to be made. From unfortunate haircuts, to canceling yet one more set of travel plans, so far, 2021 is not turning out to be the breath of fresh air that we had hoped for. But it’s here and we’re tackling it the best way we know how: with dumb jokes on the Internet. Go forth meme makers and continue your good work.

What’s your favorite of 2021 so far?

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of May 17th

I’ve already made up my mind that if the Space Force starts opening up its doors to include combat arms within my lifetime, I’d be at the recruiting office in a heartbeat. It doesn’t matter that knowing how I’d react, I’d probably be a random Red Shirt who’d have his back turned at the worst possible moment and say something ironic like “the coast is clear!” before getting eaten by something.

Then Senator Ted Cruz in a Senate hearing advocating the Space Force planted the ultimate idea in my head… Space Pirates. Sure, the memes were taken slightly out of context because he was referring to rogue nations attacking satellites and not the swashbuckling buccaneers we’re thinking of. But is it a bad thing that kinda makes me want to join the Space Force even more?

It’ll take far too long for us to make first contact with aliens yet it’ll only take a few decades for space travel to be affordable enough for us to get down on some Firefly or Babylon 5-type action. We’re counting on you, Elon Musk. Make this dream come true!


While we wait for the cold dark reality that the Space Force will probably be far less exciting in our lifetimes than pop culture expects, here are some memes.

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“I don’t know, Hanz, he said something about my mother being a hamster and my father smelling like elderberries.” 

Fun fact: The insult from Monty Python was actually implying that King Arthur’s mom reproduced fast like a small rodent and his father was a drunk who could only afford the lowest quality wine. The more you know!

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via Hooah My Ass Off)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via U.S. Veterans Network)

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(Meme via Weapons of Meme Destruction)

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10 gift ideas for your commander for the holidays

They’re not our moms or our dads, but they are just as tired of our tomfoolery. Commanders put up with our clowning while taking the brunt of responsibility from Leadership for the squadron and let’s remember: all sh*t rolls downhill. Thanks to the Commander, probably a little less rolled down to us. This holiday season, let’s show our Commanders our appreciation for driving them to the brink of insanity on a weekly, if not hourly, basis.

Ibuprofen: for the headaches.

Antacid: for the heartburn.

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Ear Plugs: for when they have to sit through yet another meeting about the length of your sideburns. You could also swipe some of these guys from the front desk on your way out to the flightline.

Scotch: single malt is best, though more economical alternatives will also do the trick in case SNACKO funds are running low. Pay your SNACKO bills people. Commander deserves the good stuff.

Spoofer Email Address: to deflect orders from higher ups to requisition volunteers for Wing-wide mandatory fun. Can’t reply to an email you never get.

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GPS Tile: to track that one guy in your squadron who can’t make it back in time before curfew. Which was created because of him in the first place after a night in Songan… or Iwakuni…or Sigonella…or Phuket…or Dubai…or Yuma… or….

Backpack leash: for TDYs. You know who you are.

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A Giant A** Umbrella: We all have our commanders to thank for the protection they provide from the ongoing storm of sh*t that rains down from the Good Idea Fairies known as Leadership.

A Giant A** Butterfly Net: Alternatively, to keep the hare-brained shenanigan butterflies from fluttering around the squadron up to Leadership.

Flowers: for their spouses. No doubt the hours they’ve spent worrying about us have taken their attention away from their family. Their real kids probably did not drink a bottle of Fireball and then get handcuffed on the curb for peeing in the bushes near a Saddle Ranch, and yet the Commander has to answer that call at 2am. We’re sorry. And it wasn’t our fault. It was only a security guard anyway, not the real police.

A Laser Pointer – because herding cats is hard and they deserve to have their fun.

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These 11 memes perfectly describe drill life

Life on the trail — sigh. It’s a gig like no other. It’s intense, it’s nonstop, and it’s full of some of the craziest stories you will ever hear in the military. It’s like a decade of military life, compacted into 24 months of chaos. That’s drill life as we know and love it — or as we know and hate it. 

Take a look at these totally accurate memes describing these most hardcore moments in life on the trail. 

  1. Sometimes, silence says the most
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You know they know you’re there. 

2. This might come in handy

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The sale is a bonus, of course. 

3. Sometimes the creative punishments work the best

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Rain has been mopped, Drill Sgt. 

4. When the knife hand is on fire

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Let it fly.

5. When the stories don’t add up

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Let’s try that one again.

6. It will never be clean enough

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Start over, trainees. Welcome to drill life.

7. Meanwhile, spouses are on their best behavior too

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You’re supposed to turn it off at home though.

8. Those wild goose chases though

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Better hurry, time’s started! 

9. Sometimes the stars just align

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Sounds like a heyday all around. 

10. This is how it feels some days

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But you never get your card in the mail. 

11. When a private *finally* gives the best answer of all time

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Well done, kid. 

Drill life is its own kind of crazy, and these memes perfectly sum up some of the most common instances of wearing the brown round.

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These 20 clever Coast Guard memes will float your boat

Aside from the Air Force, the Coast Guard might be the most underrated military branch there is. Somehow, they manage to block out the haters and keep on laughing– mostly at themselves.  From protecting our waters to commandeering drug smuggling turtles, enjoy these hilarious Coast Guard memes about the guardians of our shores.

1. Watching the coast…closely.

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Expect the unexpected. When the coast starts acting up, you’ll be ready.

2. Life isn’t fair

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It’s not a competition. It’s not a competition.

3. Whoever said Coast Guard guys are cute…

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Was 100% right. Where do I sign up?

4. If you like it then you should’ve put on a ring on it. 

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There are worse lives to lead.

5. Combat training

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You laugh now, but when the orcas attack, who are you gonna call?

6. On the high seas…

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Don’t enlist if you don’t like being damp. All the time.

7. Superiority complex much?

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Those chicken sandwiches are hard to top.

8. Reality check

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At least they clean up the coast?

9. We’re the oldest 

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Let’s give them this one thing. Just this one.

10. True champions are in a league of their own.

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Lapdog not included.

11. We have to hand it to them

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Not gonna lie, this would definitely upgrade their image.

12. It’s not easy

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Who’s laughing now, Joe?

13. Just checking!

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Well, have you?

14. We’re there for you Navy

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Waves? What waves?

15. Before and after Pearl Harbor

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We’ve seen some things.

16. Budget cuts be like

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Frustration is the recipe for innovation, right? Or stupidity. Not sure which.

17. Thanks, Chili’s!

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It’s tough being a floating billboard.

18. Why…just why?

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It was such a good role, too.

19. Salvation who, now?

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They’re just trying to keep you down, Louis. Don’t listen to them. 

20. Sorry man, but we had to do it…

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*Cough*

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These 11 memes perfectly describe military uniforms

Blues, Pinks and Greens, NWUs, Cammies, ABUs, ODUs, ACUs — whatever you wear, or whatever you call it, it’s the standard in your branch. These are names of the most common daily wear (and dress uniforms) of military branches. Though the uniforms themselves vary among the ranks and jobs, the jokes usually do not. After all, there are ample rules and variations, and it’s tough to keep it all straight. Besides, what fun is it if you don’t poke fun at the next branch’s duds? Don’t worry though, it’s all in good fun.

Take a look at these military uniform inspired memes and the people who proudly represent them every day of the year. 

  1. Starting off with weather regs

Because the temp is always unpredictable.

2. Then there’s this strange evolution

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Good luck to us all honestly.

3. Some things just don’t fit like they used to

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But that doesn’t stop us from trying them on.

4. Nice to know this research is in place

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I mean, you never know. 

5. Also, this research

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Looking like a throwback if we ever saw one.

6. Also this great idea

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Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.

7. Get it

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Though we aren’t sure about the green-on-green.

8. It could be worse

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This looks so heavy.

9. Uniforms are becoming trendy

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Good news kids, you can wear this EVERY day.

10. You can’t unsee it

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Sigh.

11. Maybe it’s not the uniform afterall

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And all these years we thought it was the uniform.

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of April 19th

It looks like the Department of Defense is finally retiring the Cyber Awareness Challenge training. Sure, it’s outdated, uses graphics from the early 2000s, and barely scratches the surface of cybersecurity in a world where new threats emerge every other minute. But the campiness is what made it so ridiculous that it was enjoyable.

I just want to throw out there that everyone freaking hated that training when it came out. Eventually, everyone started to like it in spite of it being silly – kind of like Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Then as soon as too many people started to actually enjoy the ridiculousness of it… They pull the plug on it.

Coincidence? I think not.


Pour one out for the dude who always believed in your cyber security abilities when you doubted yourself. Jeff, you’re never going to be forgotten. These memes are for you.

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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(Meme via Not CID)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme by Yusha Thomas)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via Uniform Humor)

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(Meme via SFC Majestic)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme by Ranger Up)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

BONUS: You guys have a good, safe, and UCMJ-free four-day weekend! Happy Easter. 

In the famous words of my old First Sergeant… “Don’t do dumb shit.”

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Here’s how it feels to PCS … in memes

New town and new life ahead … at least that’s the plan. At some point. In the meantime you’re waiting on orders, waiting on movers and waiting to start your life in a completely new location. That’s the life of a military affiliated family member. Whether you’re active duty yourself or serve dutifully as a milspouse, PCSing never seems to go as planned. This doesn’t come as a shock to anyone. However, we somehow still find some grace, some positivity and some humor in moving to the next duty station. 

Take a look at these memes that describe how and when everything goes wrong, and how we can laugh it off in the process. 

  1. It would’ve been easier to spread this all out.
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Common sense, man.

2. If this isn’t the truest thing we’ve ever seen

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The odds are never in our favor. 

3. Sprinting to file paperwork ASAP

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An “adventure” or “cluster of too much to do”?

4. Splurge for the extra copies. Just do it.

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Hand it out like candy.

5. We’re still here

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Thanks for asking that super obvious question.

6. Bye, nerds.

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*Hopes you’re never stationed with them again.*

7. When you’re tired of asking over and over again

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WHAT is taking so long though?

8. But really who named this thing anyway?

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We all know it’s NOT forever.

9. I love PCSing, it’s my favorite. PCSing is the best. Among others.

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It’s true, no one says it.

10. This is a constant fear:

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Will it all arrive in one piece? Only time will tell.

PCSing is no joke. Whether it’s your first or 10th, you go through the same rapid emotions and ups and downs. Including all of the hurrying up and waiting, lost and/or changing plans, and everything in between. 

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Military jargon in 10 amazing memes

If you know the language of the military, you know what we’re talking about. It’s basically a language all its own. Full of acronyms and nicknames that don’t make sense to the general public, there are entire strings of conversations that can go on including nothing but jargon. (And good luck to anyone not in the know.)  That’s where funny memes come in.

From discussing ranks, daily situations, moves to everyday gear, jargon is a THING in the military. Take a look at these common memes discussing what it’s like to speak the language … and if you don’t.

  1. When there’s just a bunch of letters
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Not untrue. 

2. Sometimes you can’t shut it off … even when you want to

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Stop, translate, re-state.

3. The point doesn’t always get across

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But it’s a good time. 

4. When you accidentally teach civilians

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Make it stop.

5. Seriously though

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Do you hear yourself? 

6. When you first joined and had no idea what was happening.

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The vocab keeps on coming.

7. Deciphering the code like…

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Wait, what? 

8. Then when you are lost and just stay silent.

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Eventually it’ll all make sense.

9. The people who shorten everything

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You are so cool. 

10. It never stops

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Ne-ver.

Military jargon — in all branches — is a language all on its own, and once you learn it, it sticks with you for life. After all, it’s an earned right of passage. Take it with you and use it well!

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The 12 Funniest Military Memes This Week

Whether they’re picking on the sister services, on their own service, or on civilians, service members come up with some great memes. Here are 12 we found around the web that made us laugh this week.


I’m sick of cleaning this weapon.

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Money: The cheat code for life.

 

That awkward moment when you have to signal a robot …

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Does the pilot still salute before taking off?

 

Awk-ward…

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The key to building trust between allied military forces is to help each other with arts and crafts.

 

God granted his best powers to the Warthog.

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The A-10 could have made short work of Sodom and Gomorrah without that nasty, pillar of salt side effect.

 

The Navy reminds the Air Force who controls the sky over the other 70% of the planet

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The Air Force was just busy this day… with stuff. Really important stuff. You wouldn’t understand.

The TSA keeps us safe from toe nail clippings

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Air Force gas station attendants taxi into position.

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That would make long drives easier, but do they take GPCs?

 

Air Force gives the Army a spot.

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The Army is just tired from all the marching. They’ll get the next one.

 

The Navy clears its throat.

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Well, their ships are behind you, but their Tomahawks will be ahead of you soon.

 

The Marine Corps Fashion show is very hit or miss.

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Face it, if it weren’t for the ridiculous PT uniform, there would be too many screaming fans for the platoon to run through.

 

A wife wishes for a Marine’s comfort.

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Don’t worry, he’ll come to bed after looking at just one more meme.

 

Chaplain gives some words of… Well, words anyway.

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of April 5th

It’s not that I have anything against the good-natured jokes of April Fool’s Day, it’s just that I don’t believe anything for an entire day. Sure, you have your ridiculous ads from companies, like the McPickle burger from McDonald’s, but then there’s the ones that sound plausible until you stop and think about it for more than a second.

Tom Brady saying he’s going to retire? The dude still has four more fingers to go. Lockheed Martin saying they now have the technology to smell Space? That’s not how Space works. The Army announces that it’ll take the well-being of the troops into consideration and allow them to wear protective masks, under AR 670-1, in areas of with hazardous air quality? Good one.


At least there was a solid selection of memes to choose from this week! Enjoy!

(In all seriousness, the protective mask one is real — and it’s about freakin’ time.)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via Broken and Unreadable)

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(Meme via I Am An American Soldier)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

It took me longer than I’m willing to admit to get that the left side was port and right was starboard.

And the only way I still remember it is because ‘left’ has four letters, and so does ‘port.’ Don’t judge me.

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via 1st Civ Division)

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(Meme via Private News Network)

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(Screengrab via The Salty Soldier, Credit to Reddit user u/patientbearr)

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(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

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(Meme by Ranger Up)

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(Meme via US Army WTF Moments)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of February 15th

Ah, another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. By law of averages, at least a few people somewhere in the military spent a nice evening with the person they genuinely love. The rest of us are in the field, deployed, or stationed god-knows-how-far away from our beloved.

Sure, sure. Many of those in the military marry extremely young and the spouse is often quick to put eighty-seven bumper stickers on the minivan saying they have the hardest job in the military… But on Valentine’s Day, we can let them pretend being bored, worried, and lonesome during a deployment is more difficult than serving as a nuclear submarine’s engine mechanic. After all, military spouses do put up with a lot of our sh*t, so one day with an inflated ego is fine.

Anyways. Knowing the average memer is probably stuck in the barracks and taking Hooter’s up on their order of free buffalo wings for single people, here’re some memes to take your mind off the crippling loneliness. Enjoy!


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(Meme via Private News Network)

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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​(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Comic via The Claw of Knowledge)

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(Meme via Broken and Unreadable)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme via On the Minute Memes)

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(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via Door Kickers Inc.)

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Memes that perfectly describe St. Patrick’s Day in the military

Celebrated each year on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday in Ireland, and much of North and South America, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. It’s named for Saint Patrick himself, who passed away on the day’s annual holiday. St. Patrick was a patron saint in Ireland. In his honor, a feast day was made by the Catholic Church to celebrate Christianity coming to Ireland. 

Today, it’s both a religious and secular celebration, often consisting of green clothing, ample alcohol, and traditional Irish meals, such as corned beef and cabbage. Historically, lent restrictions on drinking and eating were lifted for the high holiday, which eventually led to excessive eating and drinking being common on St. Patrick’s Day.

Take a look at these spot-on memes that describe what it’s like to celebrate in the military. No matter your branch or affiliation, you’re likely to see just how close these memes hit home. 

When you wear green every day

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No pinching here. 

But this awesome prank takes it a step further

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Photoshop, FTW

And it’s a good excuse to have a drink with Uncle Sam

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CHEERS

This common statement that may or may not be true

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Cheers round two!

Inspo for your care package

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Hope they like green apple flavor. 

When the traditions are out of regs

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This would never fly in the U.S.

PT the next morning? 

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No problem!

When the civilians start getting rowdy

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Sit back and observe the rest of the population.

But don’t forget your DD

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#facepalm

What’s your favorite way to celebrate St. Patty’s in the military? Drop us a list below — cheers!

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