Posted on Oct 14, 2016
MSgt John McGowan
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On the lighter side my question is. How many "atta boy s" does it take to make up for 7 O'(S--T's) or or crap.this is 70's thing?

When you made a slight screw up you would get a aw crap, do good or really good and get a atta boy. We always say 7 to one. So make a aw crap and it hangs around a while.
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Maj John Bell
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The USAF must be kinder and gentler than the Marines, because It only take one aw &%^# to wipe out a thousand atta boys.
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MSgt John McGowan
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Man. You Marines must really be lean and mean. It would take a career to get that many atta boys.
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MSgt Ronnie Kelly
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I never heard it that way. With me it was, you could have all the "Atta Boys in the world " and just one "Aw S**t " and you were screwed. Of course since I was aircrew the one Aw S**t was pretty bad
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MSgt John McGowan
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Major. You of all people should know that we are kinder and gentler than the rest of the services. However we are hell from the sky what we are allowed to be:).
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We were told one Oh S**T wiped the board clean and the atta boy count started at zero again.
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MSgt John McGowan
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Capt. that has to be a rank thing. That is bad to get one and wipe all the atta boy's off.
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MSgt John McGowan - I think that was still when I wore stripes. But, hey, at 73 my memory often malfunctions.

We actually make an atta boy award that stated that rule. :)
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MSgt John McGowan
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I don't believe it's a 70's thing. Must have stayed around for a while
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