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January 02, 2009

Top THIS One For A Speeding Ticket ~ LOL

Aerial of a US Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18 Hornet, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-115 (VMFA-115), Silver Eagles, Beaufort, South Carolina (SC), armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles (wing tips), a GBU-12 (left), and a MK-83 1,000 lbs Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Top THIS One For A Speeding Ticket

Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and then turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location. Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander. The reply came back in true USMC style:

Thank you for your letter. We can now complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked on to your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it, which is why it shut down. Furthermore, an Air-to-Ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked on to your equipment location. Fortunately, the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched to destroy the hostile radar position. The pilot also suggests you cover your mouths when cussing at them, since the video systems on these jets are very high tech. Sergeant Johnson, the officer holding the radar gun, should get his dentist to check his left rear molar. It appears the filling is loose. Also, the snap is broken on his holster.

Thank you for your concern. Semper Fi Joseph Mormando

.... Thank you Tim for sending this to me.

Tim was a Doorgunner
Division Recon
1st of the 9th, 1st Cav Division

Posted by Wild Thing at January 2, 2009 04:44 AM


Beautiful! I love those other jet pictures you posted a few days ago, too.

Here's a site I go to everyday, they have some neat stuff. I usually just read their General Aviation forum, but they have pictures and usually the most current info on all aviation (not sure military, think it's civilian).

Posted by: Eden at January 2, 2009 06:16 AM

I love it!

Posted by: yankeemom at January 2, 2009 08:48 AM

Thanks, I just love the subtle message for Barney Fife.

Posted by: Jack at January 2, 2009 09:11 AM

That's funny. Of course being California, it could have been a blonde starlet in her Masserati applying makeup while racing to a photo shoot.

Posted by: TomR at January 2, 2009 10:37 AM

Too funny for words. LMAO!

Posted by: Les at January 2, 2009 07:02 PM

Eden,thank you so much for the link. I saved it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 2, 2009 08:45 PM

Tom, hahahaa yes that would be been a good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 2, 2009 08:46 PM