Friday, July 15, 2011

Someone's weekend just got ruined

A U.S. Army PFC was busted at the Yuma, Arizona, airport yesterday trying to smuggle a small amount of C-4 explosive in his luggage to Los Angeles.  Reports are that he obtained the explosive during a recent training exercise.  Luckily it was C-4 he stole, so there probably wasn't any danger to other passengers if he'd gotten through.  That's one thing the military made pretty much soldier proof.  You can hit that stuff with a hammer, drop it from a building, and even set it on fire and it won't explode.

My guess is that he wasn't trying to hurt anyone and was taking it to L.A. in order to have a "Hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this!" moment.  You get to play with some really fun stuff in the Army, and there's always a temptation to show some of it off back on the block.  However, it's rarely good to give into those temptations.

My guess right now is that his chain of command is living the dream right about now.  If I were the military authority that's going to be rattling that chain of command, I'd include the Officer and NCO in charge of the range he stole the explosives from.  You're supposed to get searched and patted down when leaving any range, and obviously he either did a really good job hiding it on his person or someone didn't do their job.

And people ask me why I'm not interested in management.  After a few troops like this jackhole, you convince yourself that it's just not worth it.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Dream my ass, more like NIGHTMARE :-( Dumb ass kids...

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