In the Navy, Joey Bag A Donuts

I have not had a donut in years and my Shipmates seem to think this is hilarious. That not eating a donut is not fitting for a Sailor. That Sailors should be eating donuts! Whenever the subject comes up, I feel the same way Joey Bag A Donuts does in this picture. The Navy preaches a culture of physical fitness but prizes eating fried balls of sugared dough?

The Chair Force?

Each service has its vulnerability when it comes to being a target for jokes.
For example, the unofficial nickname of the Air Force is the Chair Force:

The Commander of the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base announced today that he would no longer allow chairs to be used by his airmen. In his weekly command-wide email, Colonel Lenny Richoux stressed the importance of good posture, physical fitness, and “standing tall”.

“We must remember that chairs are detrimental to good posture, mobility, and discipline,” he wrote, “so effective immediately, all chairs are to be removed from offices.”

The Command Chief Master Sergeant, Derrick Crowley, wasn’t buying it.

“This isn’t about posture. The Colonel’s just plain sick and tired of this ‘Chair Force’ moniker. Being around all these CENTCOM doorkickers all day long means we have to put up with all their crap.”

It is okay, Zoomies. We got that stupid song, In the Navy.

Dancing Marines?

Corporal Kelsey De Santis invites Justin Timberlake to the Marine Corps Ball

What is the Corps coming to? A Marine stationed at the Martial Arts Center for Excellence (MACE) in Quantico, Virginia, Corporal Kelsey De Santis, challenged Justin Timberlake to a dance-off:

“My friends keep saying, ‘Dance-off!’ They know about my skills,” Cpl. De Santis told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover of her “multiple signature moves,” including “The Dougie.”

“I honestly don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with my group of people… I don’t think he’ll be able to keep up with us.”

The Dougie, is that some exotic Parris Island training she learned on the sly? She sure looks happy:

Corporal Kelsey De Santis and ‘N Sync’s Justin Timberlake at the Marine Corps Ball in Quantico

How the heck did the Marine ever get hooked-up with the ex-‘N Sync’er? Well, tactical blood-curdler that a corporal is, she asked him:

The Marine, who is stationed at the Marine Corps base at Quantico, invited Justin to the Marine Corps Ball back in July on YouTube, saying, “And if you can’t go, all I can say is, ‘Cry me a river!’”

She wins points for bravery and strategic brilliance. As for the Dougie, the jury is still in session. The footage has not been smuggled out of Quantico. Yet. But it will. I know junior enlisted. . .

In the Navy, Village People
Frank Sinatra in a bad Dixie

Never again will the Marine Corps be able to joke about either:

The Village People’s groan-worthy 70s hit In the Navy!


Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly wearing their goofy Dixie Caps like nurses’ bonnets in Anchors Aweigh!

Update: Please go to this link for a story on my Marine Corps Drill Instructor at OCS or here for a blogpost on my SEAL training deployment. Or select from any of the topics to the left (scroll down) on the Home Page. . .