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19th Apr '18 1:17:20 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/SupermanII''
** While on duty, a Metropolis police officer uses the phrase "over and out" during an official radio communication.
** While talking on the radio with the Metropolis airport control tower, the pilot of Air Force One says "over and out".
** A soldier in a U.S. Army convoy uses the phrase "over and out" during a radio call to another Army unit.
17th Apr '18 7:18:19 AM Freezer
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* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': The saga of Wally Winkerbean say military protocol and common sense sacrificed for the Rule of Drama:

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* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': The saga of Wally Winkerbean say saw military protocol and common sense sacrificed for to the Rule of Drama:RuleOfDrama:
16th Apr '18 10:01:52 PM Freezer
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** His return home was largely ignored outside of his family and friends.[[note]]An American soldier held for over a decade as a POW would be an instant celebrity, with every media entity in existence looking for at least an interview.[[/note]] On top of that, his actual return was basically "Get released by insurgents via prisoner swap, fly back to America, get a physical at Walter Reed, get kicked to the curb." [[note]]The Veterans Administration would bend over backwards to give someone like Wally all the treatment he needed, for as long as he needed it.

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** His return home was largely ignored outside of his family and friends.[[note]]An American soldier held for over a decade as a POW would be an instant celebrity, with every media entity in existence looking for at least an interview.[[/note]] On top of that, his actual return was basically "Get released by insurgents via prisoner swap, fly back to America, get a physical at Walter Reed, get kicked to the curb." [[note]]The Veterans Administration would bend over backwards to give someone like Wally all the treatment he needed, for as long as he needed it. [[/note]]
16th Apr '18 10:01:01 PM Freezer
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** And all of this is besides the DiabolusExMachina effect on his personal life.[[note]] Wally and his new bride, Becky, had just adopted an Afghani girl war orphan when Wally was recalled/press ganged. And he was recalled before Becky finds out she's pregnant. When Wally returns, Becky had remarried to comic book shop owner John, his adopted daughter barely remembered him and his son, Wally Jr. didn't know him at all.[[/note]]

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** And all of this is besides the DiabolusExMachina effect on his personal life.[[note]] Wally [[note]]Wally and his new bride, Becky, had just adopted an Afghani girl war orphan when Wally was recalled/press ganged. And he was recalled before Becky finds out she's pregnant. When Wally returns, Becky had remarried to comic book shop owner John, his adopted daughter barely remembered him and his son, Wally Jr. didn't know him at all.[[/note]]
16th Apr '18 9:58:57 PM Freezer
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* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean'': The saga of Wally Winkerbean say military protocol and common sense sacrificed for the Rule of Drama:
** Wally was recalled to a full tour of active duty because he had been discharged ''one day early'' and was technically AWOL. [[note]]Not only does neither recalls nor AWOL charges work that way, but they simply could've recalled Wally to ready status within eight years of his initial enlistment. A rule Wally should've known about if his recruiter was doing his job[[/note]]
** During his tour in Afghanistan, Wally's unit was ambushed and he was considered Killed In Action as another body was identified as his. [[note]]At this time - during the post-9/11 second Gulf War, the Army simply would not declare a missing soldier KIA without DNA identification or other proof of death. Wally would've/should've been declared Missing In Action without that confirmation.[[/note]]
** We find out that Wally was actually a Prisoner Of War, held by insurgents for over a decade. [[note]]Not impossible, but ''extremely'' unlikely[[/note]]
** His return home was largely ignored outside of his family and friends.[[note]]An American soldier held for over a decade as a POW would be an instant celebrity, with every media entity in existence looking for at least an interview.[[/note]] On top of that, his actual return was basically "Get released by insurgents via prisoner swap, fly back to America, get a physical at Walter Reed, get kicked to the curb." [[note]]The Veterans Administration would bend over backwards to give someone like Wally all the treatment he needed, for as long as he needed it.
** And all of this is besides the DiabolusExMachina effect on his personal life.[[note]] Wally and his new bride, Becky, had just adopted an Afghani girl war orphan when Wally was recalled/press ganged. And he was recalled before Becky finds out she's pregnant. When Wally returns, Becky had remarried to comic book shop owner John, his adopted daughter barely remembered him and his son, Wally Jr. didn't know him at all.[[/note]]
16th Apr '18 4:33:34 PM StarSword
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* TheTeaser of ''Film/TheATeam'' has a drug lord (apparently a corrupt Mexican Army officer) pursue the team from Mexico over the border into the US, [[TheCavalry whereupon an F-15 pastes the drug lord's helicopter with a missile]]. As mentioned in the description, they'd have needed the President's permission to pull that off: US planes are not permitted to launch over US territory without White House authorization.
16th Apr '18 4:28:34 PM StarSword
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** Mistakenly describes and depicts the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-43/B_Massive_Ordnance_Air_Blast_bomb MOAB bomb]] as a missile instead of a bomb.

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** Mistakenly One episode mistakenly describes and depicts the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-43/B_Massive_Ordnance_Air_Blast_bomb org/wiki/GBU-43/B_MOAB MOAB bomb]] as a missile instead of a bomb.bomb. It's also unlikely that the MOAB would be used to destroy a hard target such as the dome, since it's a fuel-air device designed to airburst and demolish softer targets over a wide area. (In the original novel the scene involved a tactical nuke.)
9th Apr '18 4:12:47 PM StarSword
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** Questionable since it's a {{callsign}}, but everyone refers to Yuuya Bridges as "Film/TopGun" as befitting his status as an AcePilot. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Strike_Fighter_Tactics_Instructor_program Top Gun]] program is a US Navy outfit where [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] practice dog fighting tactics against master pilots in Nevada and Southern California. Sounds fitting doesn't it? Unfortunately, Yuuya is apart of the US ''Army''.

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** Questionable since it's a {{callsign}}, but everyone refers to Yuuya Bridges as "Film/TopGun" as befitting his status as an AcePilot. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Strike_Fighter_Tactics_Instructor_program Top Gun]] program is a US Navy outfit where [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] practice dog fighting dogfighting tactics against master pilots in Nevada and Southern California. Sounds fitting doesn't it? Unfortunately, Yuuya is apart of in the US ''Army''.
9th Apr '18 4:10:00 PM StarSword
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** The subtitles for the anime give the TSF pilots naval ranks, with Yuuya and his squadron members being said to be ensigns. Leaving aside that this seemingly underranks everyone except Yuuya (who is a rookie, though a talented one, at the start of the series) and possibly Yui Takamura[[note]]First Lieutenant (''Rikugun-Chūi'' 陸軍中尉) Takamura is probably not underranked for her age and time in grade, but probably ''is'' underranked for her responsibilities. Additionally, a war as long and bloody as the fight with the BETA has been would probably result in more rapid promotions for combat veterans like herself [[YouAreInCommandNow due to superior officers getting killed]].[[/note]], he's (again) said to be in the Army and thus should be a second lieutenant. Ditto the Red Army Zhar Battalion CO Fikatsia Latrova, whose rank should be lieutenant colonel (''podpolkovnik'' in Russian) rather than commander (which wasn't even a rank used in the Soviet ''Navy'': the equivalent in the USSR and ex-Soviet countries is captain 2nd rank).

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** The subtitles for the anime give the TSF pilots naval ranks, with Yuuya and his squadron members being said to be ensigns. Leaving aside that this seemingly underranks everyone in the main cast except Yuuya (who is a rookie, though a talented one, at the start of the series) and possibly Yui Takamura[[note]]First Lieutenant (''Rikugun-Chūi'' 陸軍中尉) Takamura is probably not underranked for her age and time in grade, but probably ''is'' underranked for her responsibilities. Additionally, a war as long and bloody as the fight with the BETA has been would probably result in more rapid promotions for combat veterans like herself [[YouAreInCommandNow due to superior officers getting killed]].[[/note]], he's (again) said to be in the Army and thus should be a second lieutenant. Ditto the Red Army Zhar Battalion CO Fikatsia Latrova, whose rank should be lieutenant colonel (''podpolkovnik'' in Russian) rather than commander (which wasn't even a rank used in the Soviet ''Navy'': the equivalent in the USSR and ex-Soviet countries is captain 2nd rank).
9th Apr '18 4:09:33 PM StarSword
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** Questionable since it's a {{callsign}}, but everyone refers to Yuuya as Film/TopGun as befitting his status as an AcePilot. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Strike_Fighter_Tactics_Instructor_program Top Gun]] program, however, is US ''Navy'' outfit where [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] practice dog fighting tactics against master pilots in Nevada and Southern California. Sounds fitting doesn't it? The Air Force, of which Yuuya is a member, also has an exercise like this, its called '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Flag_exercise Red Flag]]''' and its two theaters of operation are Nevada and ''Alaska'', the setting of most of the series.
** The subtitles for the anime give the TSF pilots naval ranks, with Yuuya and his squadron members being said to be ensigns. Leaving aside that this seemingly underranks everyone in the main cast except Yuuya (who is a rookie, though a talented one, at the start of the series) and Yui (who as an Imperial Japanese Army first lieutenant is underranked for her responsibilities but not based on her time in service), he's (again) said to be in the Air Force and thus should be a second lieutenant. Ditto the Red Army Zhar Battalion CO Fikatsia Latrova, whose rank should be lieutenant colonel (''podpolkovnik'' in Russian) rather than commander (which wasn't even a rank used in the Soviet ''Navy'': the equivalent in ex-Soviet countries is captain 2nd rank).
** The anime also shows Yuuya in a green dress uniform at times, but Air Force dress uniforms are blue. Green would be Marines (and service dress only at that) or Army, and olive green at that rather than hunter green.

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** Questionable since it's a {{callsign}}, but everyone refers to Yuuya Bridges as Film/TopGun "Film/TopGun" as befitting his status as an AcePilot. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Strike_Fighter_Tactics_Instructor_program Top Gun]] program, however, program is a US ''Navy'' Navy outfit where [[InsistentTerminology Aviators]] practice dog fighting tactics against master pilots in Nevada and Southern California. Sounds fitting doesn't it? The Air Force, of which Unfortunately, Yuuya is a member, also has an exercise like this, its called '''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Flag_exercise Red Flag]]''' and its two theaters of operation are Nevada and ''Alaska'', the setting of most apart of the series.
US ''Army''.
** The subtitles for the anime give the TSF pilots naval ranks, with Yuuya and his squadron members being said to be ensigns. Leaving aside that this seemingly underranks everyone in the main cast except Yuuya (who is a rookie, though a talented one, at the start of the series) and possibly Yui (who as an Imperial Japanese Army first lieutenant Takamura[[note]]First Lieutenant (''Rikugun-Chūi'' 陸軍中尉) Takamura is probably not underranked for her responsibilities but not based on her age and time in service), grade, but probably ''is'' underranked for her responsibilities. Additionally, a war as long and bloody as the fight with the BETA has been would probably result in more rapid promotions for combat veterans like herself [[YouAreInCommandNow due to superior officers getting killed]].[[/note]], he's (again) said to be in the Air Force Army and thus should be a second lieutenant. Ditto the Red Army Zhar Battalion CO Fikatsia Latrova, whose rank should be lieutenant colonel (''podpolkovnik'' in Russian) rather than commander (which wasn't even a rank used in the Soviet ''Navy'': the equivalent in the USSR and ex-Soviet countries is captain 2nd rank).
** The anime also shows Yuuya in a green dress uniform at times, but Air Force dress uniforms are blue. Green would be Marines (and service dress only at that) or Army, and olive green at that rather than hunter green.
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