Monday, January 23, 2012

23 JAN 12

On the morning after...

               The Super Bowl isn't to be played until Feb. 5th.
That means we've to endure fourteen days of, mostly meaningless, hype.
On the day... the game may, indeed, be exciting. It'll be a re-match.
             The New York Giants vs. The New England Patriots

(Oh, and the Pro Bowl will be sandwiched in during that two week wait.)
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From the Army Security Agency facebook page:
The true skinny...

THE CHAOS

IN THE BEGINNING, DA CREATED THE INFANTRY
AND DA SAID, "IT IS NOT GOOD THAT THE INFANTRY BE ALONE."
SO DA TOOK SOME OF THE INFANTRY AND PUT THEM ON HORSES
AND CALLED THEM CAVALRY.
AND DA BEHELD WHAT HE HAD CREATED AND CHUCKLED TO HIMSELF.
DA THEN GAVE SLINGS AND ARROWS AND CLUBS TO SOME OF THE INFANTRY AND DID CALL THEM ARTILLERY.  AND ALL WAS CHAOS.
THE INFANTRY AND THE CALVARY AND THE ARTILLERY CRIED OUT IN THE DARKNESS SAYING, "HELP US, FOR WE KNOW NOT WHAT OUR ENEMY IS DOING AND WE ARE LOST!"
SO DA DECIDED TO BRING LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS AND SAID,
"LET THERE BE ASA!"
AND ASA BEGAT 05H, AND 05H BEGAT 98C, AND 98C BEGAT 05D, AND 05D BEGAT 05G AND 05G BEGAT 05K, AND ALL THESE BEGAT TECHNICAL EXPERTS CALLED WARRANT OFFICERS.
AND ASA WARRANT OFFICERS AND SENIOR NCOS BEGAN TO RUN THEIR OWN SHOW AND RESULTS WERE GOOD.
LO, NOT MANY YEARS HENCE, DA BEHELD ASA AND WAS DISPLEASED
FOR ASA HAD TURNED DOWN THE WAYS OF DA AND HAD FOLLOWED THE WAYS OF IT'S OWN, SO DA DECIDED TO PUNISH ASA FOR IT'S INIQUITY AND SAID,
"ASA YOU ARE HEREBY BANISHED TO THE OUTER DARKNESS WHERE THERE IS GREAT WAILING AND GNASHING OF TEETH AND PT TESTS AND ARTEPS AND TAC UNITS AND IG'S;
AND, FROM HENCEFORTH YOU SHALL NO LONGER BE CALLED "ASA", BUT SHALL BE KNOWN AS "INSCOM" (SIC!).
SO IT WAS DONE AND ASA WAS BROUGHT UNDER THE DIRECT CONTROL OF DA FOR ETERNITY AND GONE WERE PLUSH BORDER SITES, PLUSH SMALL DETACHMENTS, EASY TRAVEL, GREAT PER DIEM, LIBERAL PROMOTION POLICIES, AND CONTROL OF ASSIGNMENTS.
THUS INSCOM BECAME AS THE INFANTRY AND CALVARY AND ARTILLERY.
CHAOS REIGNED ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND STILL REIGNETH!!!!!
AAARRRGGGHH

Glossary of terms:
DA - Department of the Army
ASA - Army Security Agency
05H, 98C, 05D, etc. - Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) designators; What your job is in the army.
Warrant Officers - Officer ranking for specialists in a specific field. A WO rank falls between the  
                                 commissioned officer and the non-commissioned officer.
PT Test - Physical Training test; Push-ups, Sit-ups, 2 mile run, etc.
ARTEP - Army Training and Evaluation Program
TAC Units - Tactical Units (Out in the field a lot.)
IG - Inspector General
INSCOM - Acronym for "Intelligence Command" (What the ASA was folded into in 1976.)





-Fini

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