What "non-standard" Items Do You Bring With You When You Deploy?

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This thread is for fun- DO NOT admit to any crimes or to doing anything that will discredit your respective service.

I found this pic on another site and it brought a smile to my face:
 

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Must be a long deployment coming up...

Dude's standing there to make sure it gets in the connex too, lol
 

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This is going to reveal my pogueness and it's really stupid, but I used to have a red sweatshirt I'd take to the field with me and wear when I was sleeping or sitting around. It had a very Mr Rogers appeal; when I put on my red sweatshirt I was off-duty.
 

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I used to wear my Bears hat on Sundays even thought I couldn't watch the games. I still supported my team haha.
 

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I used to wear my Bears hat on Sundays even thought I couldn't watch the games. I still supported my team haha.

I have a 49ers beanie that has made every deployment with me. Even through the rough times, gotta support my team.
 

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I used to wear my Bears hat on Sundays even thought I couldn't watch the games. I still supported my team haha.

I have a 49ers beanie that has made every deployment with me. Even through the rough times, gotta support my team.
 

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I carry Rufus, Ron's naked molerat from the Kimpossible cartoon, and now a Jr. troll from The Troll.

I've also started carrying a Three Wolf Shirt, but shouldn't everyone?
 

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I picked up a pretty nice mink blanket towards the end of my first hitch in OIF 1, and have brought it with me for every trip since. Not only does it keep me warm, but it adds a splash of color to the cot/tent/hooch.

Someone I know of in the EOD community brought a "pump" with him on a Bosnia rotation (he was in Bosnia when 9-11 happened). Said EOD tech was not about to surrender it at the amnesty point, or the trash can, or anything else for that matter. Nor did he try to hide it. It was sitting right on top of his clothes when the customs inspector came through.

Inspector ---> "Whose belongings are these?"
EOD tech ---> "Those are mine."
Inspector ---> "What the hell is that sitting on top of your PT's?"
EOD tech ---> "What does it look like?"
Inspector ---> "That's not a.... oh, God, it is....."
EOD tech ---> "Yup, that's EXACTLY what it is." :D

The inspection had just begun when this little interchange happened, and only lasted another 5 minutes afterwards.
 

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I always liked to take a football and throw it around a little after it cooled off in the evening.
 

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I picked up a pretty nice mink blanket towards the end of my first hitch in OIF 1, and have brought it with me for every trip since. Not only does it keep me warm, but it adds a splash of color to the cot/tent/hooch.

Someone I know of in the EOD community brought a "pump" with him on a Bosnia rotation (he was in Bosnia when 9-11 happened). Said EOD tech was not about to surrender it at the amnesty point, or the trash can, or anything else for that matter. Nor did he try to hide it. It was sitting right on top of his clothes when the customs inspector came through.

Inspector ---> "Whose belongings are these?"
EOD tech ---> "Those are mine."
Inspector ---> "What the hell is that sitting on top of your PT's?"
EOD tech ---> "What does it look like?"
Inspector ---> "That's not a.... oh, God, it is....."
EOD tech ---> "Yup, that's EXACTLY what it is." :D

The inspection had just begun when this little interchange happened, and only lasted another 5 minutes afterwards.

That's about on the same lines as having porn playing on the computer and/or multiple magazines fanned out on the bed when the 1SG/CO are doing room inspections. Attention is diverted, and they could honestly give a shit about your room after that.

Diversions ftw.
 

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On a inspection of spaces the XO and master chief found one of my guys with a Picture out of Playboy. The shtf and end result no one will post pictures other than family members in these spaces. I came through the next day and at the bottom of the same picture was an inscription LOVE MOM. I put four ounces of coffee through my nose and hung a calendar over the picture.
In country I had a short timers calendar a drawing only a sailor could love. I was down to 7 days and it came up missing. I hunted and threatened but never found the picture. I came home and then you carried your file in an envelope sealed. I got married and checked into compac petschool took my new wife to get her ID card and when the young female yoeman opened the orders right on top was my short timers calendar. The person responsible was a Yoeman Duran in Can Tho Vietnam in 1968. I still google search for him once in a while. Best prank ever played on me.
Bill
 

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Some friends of mine in my last unit brought a thing called a 'Fleshlight.' Google it.
 
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