For those who don't know, Crew chief or weapons, sound familiar?
YOU MIGHT BE A WEAPONS LOADER IF...



(If you don't understand any these, don't worry, only a real Loader would!)

You've ever said, "Oh yes sir, it's supposed to look like that."

You've ever sucked LOX to cure a hangover.

You know what JP-4, JP-5, or JP-8 tastes like.

You've ever used safety wire as a toothpick.

You've ever had to say, "My boots are still black!" (or ever spray painted them back)

You've ever used soot from the tailpipe to blacken your boots

You believe a jammer has a soul.

You talk to the bombs or missiles during a load.

The only thing you know about any city is where the good bars are.

You know more about your coworkers than you do about your own family.

You can't figure out why maintenance officers exist.

You ever wished the pilot would just say, "Great chaff/flare."

You take it as a badge of honor just to be called "knuckle dragging load toad."

You can't comprehend why everyone doesn't want to be a Loader.

You think everyone who isn't a loader is a wimp.

You wonder who the idiots are that keep making up stupid rules.

You consider 'Moly-B' fingerprints on food an acquired taste.

You've ever been told, "Get some prop wash, a yard of flightline, or keys to a jet."

You've ever jumped into an intake to get out of the rain.

You consider TDY a paid vacation.

The phrase, "Oh, by the way..." makes you twitch uncontrollably.

Little yellow earplugs, and "SKILCRAFT" grease pencils are all over your house.

You have ever loaded in really bad weather only to learn that flying was CANX an hour ago.

Your spouse refuses to watch any aviation shows or attend air shows with you.

The fridge in your barracks room is only stocked with beer!

You have ever looked for jets you've loaded in aviation magazines and books.

You know you are on the best load crew in the world and your crew will beat the crap out of anyone who says otherwise.

You can't figure out why two weeks of advance per-diem is gone in two days.

You can sleep anywhere, anytime. But as soon as engines shut down you are ready to load.

You have ever slept on a loaded bomb trailer.

You have ever stood on chocks to get a better look in the gun bay.

You have ever used Dykes to trim your fingernails.

You have ever pulled the gun switch while brake riding.

You have ever downloaded chaff/flare in a hangar.

You have ever wiped your hands on your pants.

You have ever yelled, "If you ain't Ammo...You're waiting on them!"

You have ever worn someone else's hat just to go to the chow hall.

All you care about is turn times and your days off.

You have ever had to download a jet an hour after loading it.

Everyone you know has some kind of nickname.

You have ever used the "Pull Chocks" hand signal to tell you buddies it's time to leave.

You hate that people working at the gym handing out towels get the same pay as you.

You have ever been tack! led, duct taped to chair, covered in PET and sand, egged, sour milked, peanut butter and jellied, and slid under the emergency shower in 30 degree weather.

You know in your heart that ALS's are female.

You have lookouts for QA or load barn.

You hate Ops, MOC, QA, SP's, Finance, CBPO, AMMO, and the Hospital.

You've ever made a new pilot buy you a beer so he could write on a bomb.

You enjoy drinking beer after work and watching the Navy guys load using "hernia bars".

You think JP-8 and wintergreen Skoal taste good together.

You know the international marshalling sign for "pull your head out of your ass."

You know the words "beer", taxi", and "hotel" in three different languages.

You've ever worked weekend duty on a jet that isn't flying on Monday.

You've wished for the jet to start up so you could get warm.

You can't remember half of your coworkers! real names...only their nicknames.

You fix 30 million dollar jets, but can't figure out what's wrong with your $150 lawnmower.

Your toolbox at home has wheels and foam cutouts, just like the ones at work.

Some of the tools at your house are etched or at least scratched over.

You measure the cost of living in other countries by how much a beer costs off base.

You still refer to yourself as a 462!!!