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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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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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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of January 18th

It seems like everyone is doing that dumb “ten year’s difference” thing on Facebook. Personally, I think this is just depressing for the military community no matter how you slice it.

Either you’re a young troop who’s now reminded of how goofy they looked as a civilian, you’re a senior enlisted/officer who’s now reminded of how much of a dumb boot they once were, or you’re a veteran who’s being reminded of how in shape you once were ten years ago.

If you’re an older vet who’s been out for longer than ten years, well, you’re probably the same salty person in the photo, and no one could tell the difference or that you aged. Maybe a bit more gray and less hair.

Anyways. The Coast Guard hasn’t been paid, but at least these memes are free!


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(Comic by The Claw of Knowledge)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(meme via Do You Even Comm, Bro)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme via History in Memes)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)

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(Meme via Ranger Up)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of August 31st

It looks like Hurricane Lane is finally done wrecking Hawaii, leaving in its wake record rainfall, widespread building damage, and places without power. Since Hawaii is home to many military installations from each branch, they won’t have to look too hard to find bodies for their 10,000-man aid detail.

If you’re stationed in Hawaii, you’ll more than likely be used in the clean-up efforts — you know, just as soon as you finish sweeping all the crude that washed into the motor pool.

These memes probably can’t soothe the pain of being the only person who’s actually going to work while your buddies are making their third run to the gut truck and your NCOs are “supervising.” But, hey, they can’t hurt, either.


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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme by Ranger Up)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

All the pay and respect of a specialist with the duties of an NCO. No one ever wants to be a corporal, you just end up as one.

And if you think you actually wanted to be a corporal, you’re only lying to yourself — or you’re secretly a robot.

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

There’s just something special about Duffle Blog articles. Most joke news sites make it completely obvious that they’re jokes and should never be taken seriously. Most rational people would read a headline like “Are Millenials killing the telegram industry?” and take the joke at face value. Then there’s satire – an art form truly mastered by the folks at DB.

Actual satire is a joke about something taken to the extreme so the audience can see the absurdity in whatever is being ridiculed. Think Stephen Colbert when he was on Comedy Central. Great satire blurs those lines so obscurely that no one can really tell the absurdity. Think Don Quixote and how people believed it was a story about how chivalrous knights were.

Their recent “VA tells vets to use self-aid, buddy-aid before asking for appointment with doctor” is perfect satire. Great article and when you read it, it’s obviously a joke. But that’s not how people reacted to the headline. Oh boy. It’s fake, but it feels like it’s something that could be implemented next Thursday…


On a much lighter note, half of all social media users were unable to connect Wednesday, and we got a new trailer for the upcoming Avengers film. I’m not saying it’s a coincidence, but it definitely smells like the greatest viral marketing strategy for a film to date.

If you survived the “Snappening,” enjoy some memes!

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(Comic by The Claw of Knowledge)

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(Meme via Broken and Unreadable)

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Decks)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme by Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via American Trigger Pullers)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)

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(Meme by Ranger Up)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of January 25th

The government shutdown has been going on for well over a month now and the Coast Guard is still going without pay. My heart honestly burns for each and everyone one of those affected by the shutdown, but there’s one group of Coasties feeling it the worst: the Coast Guard recruiters.

I mean, think about it. It sucks to show up and still have to guard the coasts. Yet, they can continue their mission with a sour look on their face and abundant worries about paying rent. The recruiters? Yeah. I’m damn sure no one made their quota this month. Good luck getting anyone into the door when you can’t even promise them a steady paycheck.

Anyways, just like the Coasties working Lyft after duty, the meme train keeps on rolling.


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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme via Untied Status Marin Crops)

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Lost in the Sauce)

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(Meme via Carl The Grunt)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of April 26th

I’m calling it now. This weekend will be one of the quietest weekends in recent history. Why? It has nothing to do with 2nd MARDIV’s insane level of micromanaging and everything to do with how lower enlisted troops think.

For starters, it’s a non-pay day weekend for the second time in a row. Less shenanigans when everyone is broke as Hell. Secondly, NCOs will know exactly where everyone is located at any given moment. Friday night? They’re all out seeing Avengers Endgame. Saturday afternoon? In the barracks playing the new Mortal Kombat game. Saturday night? Probably seeing Avengers again. Sunday? Too hungover (I said quiet, not uneventful) and Sunday night will be Game of Thrones.

If you’re an NCO trying to find a good reason to cheer up your sergeant major, pointing out the lack of blotter reports on their desk will surely help.


Here’s to a quiet, entertainment filled weekend. Enjoy some memes.

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(Meme via Not CID)

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(Meme via Call for Fire)

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(Meme via Smokepit Fairytales)

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(Meme by Devil Dog Actual)

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(Meme via Valhalla Wear)

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(Meme via Private News Network)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)

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(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

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(Meme by Ranger Up)

 My ass is firmly in the “why leave a perfectly good aircraft” category. 

Call me a leg, but at least we use Air Assault these days.

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(Meme by WATM)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of March 8th

So apparently there are talks within the Senate to give each troop who deployed under the Global War on Terrorism $2,500 as part of the AFGHAN Service Act, which would also negotiate the end of the conflict.

On one hand, sure. I’d love the money. Bills suck ass and cash is king. On the other hand, well, let’s look at the lettering of the bill. It’s a one-time payment, and it’d be sent out to every troop who’s deployed anywhere under the Global War on Terrorism. I can only imagine the impending sh*tstorm that’d come when everyone got that check in the mail.

Deploying one time to Kuwait would get you the money, deploying multiple times to Afghanistan still only gets you one check and the older vets who served before 9/11 get nothing. See where I’m going here? The veteran community will turn into the freakin’ Thunderdome. But then again… that is a rent payment…


Anyways, enjoy some memes before the ensuing sh*tstorm!

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(Meme via Keep Calm and Call for Artillery)

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(Meme via Lost in the Sauce)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via Not CID)

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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via US Army WTF Moments)

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(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)

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(Meme via Heretically Humid History Posting)

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(Meme via Private News Network)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme via Lance Corpsman)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme via Weapons of Meme Destruction)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of February 8th

The Super Bowl came and went. If you’re a Patriots fan, good going. Now your boy has enough Super Bowl rings to snap half of all life out of existence. Tom Brady was somehow the “underdog” that game… because reasons? The Rams didn’t do anything spectacular after being given a free touchdown via a no-call against the Saints and they got flag after flag for seemingly pointless reasons, and they they still couldn’t… You know what? Whatever. I’m a Detroit Lions fan. We’re used to terrible calls and disappointment.

The real military highlight on Sunday was the Google Ad that inspired everyone to search for civilian jobs for their given MOS for the hell of it. Sometimes, the algorithm was hilariously off. Other times, to be honest, we all kinda knew what the results would be: Aircraft repair guys got told to repair aircraft, commo guys got system admin jobs, water dogs got water treatment jobs, and so on.

On that note, here’re some memes to help soothe over the pain of knowing you could be getting paid six figures for doing a less-stressful version of what you’re doing now.


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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via Sh*t My LPO Says)

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(Meme via PNN)

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(Meme via Lost in the Sauce)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via Pop Smoke)

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​(Meme via Air Force Nation Humor)

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​(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Five Bravo)

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The 13 funniest military memes for the week of April 12th

There was a study conducted recently by the CDC and the Delphi Behavioral Health Group that concluded that the U.S. Military beats out literally every other profession in days per year spent drinking. If you roughly equal out the days spent with the total number of troops, that puts us at 130 days on average, compared to the 91 day average for every other profession.

And, I mean, it makes absolute sense. No other profession has a culture around drinking like the military. It’s not “drunk like an interior designer” or “drunk like a software developer.” Toss a bunch of them into a barracks with nothing to do but drink after a long and stressful day, and you’ll see their numbers rise too.

So raise a glass, folks! I’m damn sure we’ve managed to keep that number one position since 1775 and won’t let go of it until the end of time!


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(Meme via Coast Guard Memes)

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(Meme via Infantry Follow Me)

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(Meme via Disgruntled Vets)

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(Meme via United States Veteran’s Network)

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(Meme via Smokepit Fairytales, meme by Justin Swarb)

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(Meme via Private News Network)

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(Meme via Army as F*ck)

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(Meme via The Salty Soldier)

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(Meme by Pop Smoke)

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(Meme via Decelerate Your Life)

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(Meme via Air Force amn/nco/snco)

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20 hilarious Space Force memes

The Space Force, a relatively new branch within the Air Force, has without a doubt been a controversial subject. The poor dears have also found themselves the subjects of a number of inventive and insulting memes. From space monsters to wardrobe malfunctions, here are 20 brilliant memes about the Space Force. Sorry, guys. We couldn’t resist.

1. What’ll it be?

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So close.

2. Why so serious?

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I guess after the thousandth wise crack, it gets old. You’ve got to admit- despite her annoyance, her lavender hair is fire.

3. Aiming for the stars

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ROTC kids are usually tough. And then there’s this guy, looking like a balloon animal in a baseball cap.

4. Why does this look so familiar?

Oh. That’s why. Who okayed this?

5. Expectations vs. reality

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It’s no different than the rest of them…

6. Nothing ever changes, does it?

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Just pretend it’s Tatooine.

7. Everyone wants to join

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Don’t worry. It’s humane in real life. Promise.

8. It is the Space Force, after all.

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After we get mainstream commercial space travel, this should absolutely be the flight attendant uniform.

9. Space Force hairstyles are…innovative?

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He should sue.

10. Me and my homies

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Is this not how the Space Force spends their weekends?

11. Good thinking

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Eat all the fast food you want…

12. Protecting the galaxy

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Just wait for the aliens to come. Then you’ll see. You’ll aaall see.

13. So effective. 

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The best disguise is in plain sight.

14. Did Michael Scott do this on purpose?

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Either way, I’d serve next to Steve Carell any day.

15. ‘Space Isis’

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You heard it here first, folks!

16. The nightmares no astronaut will admit to.

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Maybe the giant space bugs are herbivores?

17. Standing guard at the StarGate

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It’s still cool, I guess. Almost.

18. Student loan forgiveness?

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It’s all about the hustle.

19. They won’t pay

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The alien exchange rate is probably out of this world anyway…

20. Getting our Zenon on

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If it’s space…we might as well go all out.

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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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Planning a military event is captured in these 9 memes

Trying to plan anything in the military is like, well, trying to plan something in the military. It’s a constant game of “Will this actually happen?” “What will change?” And the inevitable, “Will everything adhere to the basic rules of common sense?” It’s a real gamble, and anyone who has planned a military event knows just what we’re talking about. It might even feel impossible to accomplish anything, and we feel this feedback deep into our souls. 

Some comparable examples include: cleaning your house with wild toddlers running amuck, eating a browning while brushing your teeth, and literally treading on thin ice. Because, kind of like planning in the military, you never know when the bottom is going to fall out from under you.

But we digress. Without planning, nothing would get accomplished, and therefore, we’ve got to start somewhere! Take a look at these all-to-relatable memes that outline planning a military event. 

  1. Here’s a solid visual: 
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Please wash your hands. 

2. Doing high-level math to mark your calendar: 

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Get the big calculator out. 

3. This accurate representation of planning

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They nailed it. Best of luck. 

4. Meanwhile, getting the high-ups on board and ensuring you’re following the rules:

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Hope someone is keeping track.

5. Or when you’re totally on it and suddenly get ghosted

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Umm, what??

6. Or when you got volentold and didn’t want to make the plans at all

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Pshhhh if I have to.

7. Then when everyone cancels last minute

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Oh come on, nerds. 

8. When someone schedules a meeting to discuss the plans

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Couldn’t this have been an email??

9. When the feedback comes in

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Say what you mean and mean what you say, folks. 

Planning an event in the military might be its own kind of crazy, but it’s the best way to get things done. What are your best and worst horror stories from trying to work something into your crazy schedule?