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California Highway Patrol Vs. U.S.M.C.

 
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stbabslis



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: California Highway Patrol Vs. U.S.M.C. Reply with quote

The following article appeared in The Hartford Courant recently. Thought it might be good for a smile.

California Highway Patrol Vs. U.S.M.C.

Two California Highway Patrol officers were enforcing the speed limit on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar, Calif. One was using a hand-held radar device to check vehicles approaching the crest of a hill.

The officers were surprised when the radar gun suddenly began reading 300-plus mph. The officer tried to reset the radar gun, but it wouldn't reset and then turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had, in fact, locked onto a USMC Hornet jet fighter engaging in a low-flying exercise.

Back at 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."

http://www.courant.com/features/hc-thedot1228.artdec28,0,1553348.story
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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