What was your biggest “nonsense” moment in the military?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 25, 2020 01:49 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 25, 2020 01:50 PM

Whilst on tour in Afghanistan a group of us was given a few days off in Kuwait. We flew directly from our base to the airport in Kuwait in a C130. We flew in full battle rattle, rifles, pistols front line ammo and grenades.We are also in uniform with body armor and helmet

We had our days off then went to the airport dressed as we came in. For some reason we had to go through a different area of the airport than when we came in. We were ushered through to a security check point

There was a large African American female contractor. She says to the first soldier

“Are you carrying any weapons ” ………the first guy says

” you mean apart from my rifle,pistol bayonet and grenades?”

“Yes , please take our all of your equipment and put it on the conveyor belt”


“Sir need to check that you aren’t carrying any weapons”

“You need to X-ray my rifle and webbing to check for weapons? That’s stupid you can see them”

” you might use a hidden weapon to highjack the plane”

“If I want to highjack the plane I will use my rifle, besides why would a soldier highjack an Air Force plane ”

” are you going to highjack the plane”?


“Then I need to check your gear”

This went back and forth went in for a few minutes before the soldier removed his gear and put it through the machine

The next soldier then proceeds to have exactly the same argument with the security guard. The whole scene degenerates into a farce.

One other soldier and I get frustrated and simply walk around the checkpoint then out a side door and onto the plane.

Perhaps she now works for TSA

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