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23rd Sep '16 6:08:50 PM laserviking42
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** Any pilot/aviator who is described as playing by his own rules and disregarding authority would not be put in the seat of a multi-million dollar jet.
9th Sep '16 3:20:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Creator/LarryHama's run on the original ''Franchise/GIJoe'' comic had some very realistic depictions of the military, (you know, given the nature of Joe), but was also about a decade behind on a lot of the smaller details. He strived to keep up to date, but he was mostly writing with what he knew from his time in the Army.

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* Creator/LarryHama's run on the original ''Franchise/GIJoe'' ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic had some very realistic depictions of the military, (you know, given the nature of Joe), ''Franchise/GIJoe''), but was also about a decade behind on a lot of the smaller details. He strived to keep up to date, but he was mostly writing with what he knew from his time in the Army.
5th Sep '16 7:05:17 PM PaulA
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* In "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947), in a fantasy sequence set on a British airbase, Mitty (Danny Kaye) addresses an RAF officer as "Colonel". There is no such rank in the RAF; the equivalent rank is "Group-Captain"; incidentally, the officer is wearing the uniform pf an Air Vice-Marshal, equivalent to an Army Lieutanant-General, while Mitty, supposedly a Squadron-Leader, wears the uniform of a Group-Captain!

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* In "The ''Film/{{The Secret Life Of of Walter Mitty (1947), Mitty|1947}}'', in a fantasy sequence set on a British airbase, Mitty (Danny Kaye) addresses an RAF officer as "Colonel". There is no such rank in the RAF; the equivalent rank is "Group-Captain"; incidentally, "Group-Captain". Incidentally, the officer is wearing the uniform pf of an Air Vice-Marshal, equivalent to an Army Lieutanant-General, while Mitty, supposedly a Squadron-Leader, wears the uniform of a Group-Captain! Group-Captain!
5th Sep '16 6:51:43 PM ludditetolpuddle
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* In "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (1947), in a fantasy sequence set on a British airbase, Mitty (Danny Kaye) addresses an RAF officer as "Colonel". There is no such rank in the RAF; the equivalent rank is "Group-Captain"; incidentally, the officer is wearing the uniform pf an Air Vice-Marshal, equivalent to an Army Lieutanant-General, while Mitty, supposedly a Squadron-Leader, wears the uniform of a Group-Captain!
23rd Aug '16 4:57:22 AM Morgenthaler
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*** In the USArmy, it's generally expected that work-occupied personnel will continue working while the least engaged soldier (usually the supervisor) will salute, or, if working alone, [[DeadpanSnarker the bear will salute on their behalf]].

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*** In the USArmy, US Army, it's generally expected that work-occupied personnel will continue working while the least engaged soldier (usually the supervisor) will salute, or, if working alone, [[DeadpanSnarker the bear will salute on their behalf]].
19th Aug '16 1:28:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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An artistic license trope that pertains to depictions of the military in film and television. This ranges from minutiae (forgetting which branch of the military uses which ranks) to flat-out cases of TheyJustDidntCare and RuleOfFunny (having a character all but assault superior officers with no consequences).

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An artistic license trope that pertains to depictions of the military in film and television. This ranges from minutiae (forgetting which branch of the military uses which ranks) to flat-out cases of TheyJustDidntCare RuleOfCool and RuleOfFunny (having a character all but assault superior officers with no consequences).
31st Jul '16 6:42:00 PM CoathangerMan
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* ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' notes [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20592_6-common-video-game-mechanics-that-are-actually-war-crimes.html just how many common video game mechanics out there]] would qualify as war crimes in real life.
30th Jul '16 8:07:02 PM JamesAustin
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** Additionally, in the context of MoscowCenter, "Osnaz" has always referred (and still refers) to a specific unit, a SIGINT branch of {{GRU}}, that is, a ''military'' intelligence agency as opposed to KGB's civilian/political one. It's basically the Russian equivalent of [[{{NSA}} No Such Agency]], only with less domestic wiretapping (that'd be KGB/FSB turf).

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** Additionally, in the context of MoscowCenter, UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre, "Osnaz" has always referred (and still refers) to a specific unit, a SIGINT branch of {{GRU}}, that is, a ''military'' intelligence agency as opposed to KGB's civilian/political one. It's basically the Russian equivalent of [[{{NSA}} No Such Agency]], only with less domestic wiretapping (that'd be KGB/FSB turf).
21st Jul '16 5:31:43 PM t209
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* ''Jericho'', in a rare in-universe example. U.S. Marines come to help rebuild and resupply the town. A former Army Ranger notices details that are wrong; one calls an NCO 'sir', they say 'hooah' (Army) rather than 'oorah' (Marines). They are simply civilians wearing uniforms and using the town's resources.

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* ''Jericho'', ''Series/{{Jericho}}'', in a rare in-universe example. U.S. Marines come to help rebuild and resupply the town. A former Army Ranger notices details that are wrong; one calls an NCO 'sir', they say 'hooah' (Army) rather than 'oorah' (Marines). They are simply civilians wearing uniforms and using the town's resources.
18th Jul '16 12:13:45 AM Erpegis
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* Failing to distinguish between different branches of the military (e.g., using "army" to refer to any military unit [[although]]some countries with small navies or air forces place them under the control of armed forces, usually translated as army.[[/although]]), or mixing and matching different military branch ranks into one service (e.g., sergeants in the Navy or admirals in the Army).

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* Failing to distinguish between different branches of the military (e.g., using "army" to refer to any military unit [[although]]some countries with small navies or air forces place them under the control of armed forces, usually translated as army.[[/although]]), unit, or mixing and matching different military branch ranks into one service (e.g., sergeants in the Navy or admirals in the Army).Army).
** Though it really happens in many countries which have no separate Navy armed forces or Air Force. No need to create separate ranks for the pilot and comander of your three planes...
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