Originally Posted by weck
Did I sleep through WW3? I guess I'm content to be blissfully ignorant
Ah the stories I could tell...
We had a Russian general visiting for a SALT tour and we were showing him our maintenance procedures on a site. At the time I was team chief... Our teams usually consisted of a Sr Airman or buck Sgt, an Airman First class and then a couple of Security Police, usually an Airman First Class and an Airman. We would load up our trucks with equipment and parts and head out to service missile sites scattered all over Missouri.
When we are done with the explanation and demo the Russian general looks at our base commander and says, in a thick Russian accent, "wait a minute... You are telling me you give these 'children' a truck tools and guns and send them out into the countryside to fix your missiles?"
Our base commander looks at him... Pauses... And says, "why yes, that's exactly correct, General"
The Russian looks flabbergasted and says, "...and they come back?"