Humor in Uniform

October 5, 2019 - Comment

This side-splitting collection of humor delivers hundreds of the best jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories from men and women in the armed forces or their families proving that life is often funnier than fiction.If laughter is the best medicine, then look no further to cure whatever ails you. The column “Offbase,” formally known as

This side-splitting collection of humor delivers hundreds of the best jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories from men and women in the armed forces or their families proving that life is often funnier than fiction.

If laughter is the best medicine, then look no further to cure whatever ails you. The column “Offbase,” formally known as “Humor in Uniform,” has appeared in the Reader’s Digest magazine for over half a century, and has published more than 3,500 jokes, quotes, and funny stories from the more than a million readers who have submitted them. This volume—from the world’s #1 source of humor—contains laugh-out-loud gems from one of Reader’s Digest’s most popular columns.

 

This side-splitting collection of humor delivers hundreds of the best jokes, anecdotes, cartoons, quotes, and stories from men and women in the armed forces or their families proving that life is often funnier than fiction. Such as:

·         From a Family Member: My son regaled me with stories about how they do things in the modern Air Force. Being an old Air Force man myself, I scoffed at their complicated methods. “That’s not the way we did it when I was in the service,” I said. “Yeah,” he shot back. “But when you were in, there were only two pilots, Wilbur and Orville”      

— Ted Shirley

·         From an Army Soldier: Our Army Unit was overseas conducting maneuvers with the Marines. On shift one night, a Marine asked my sergeant where he was from. “I’m originally from Central America,” said the sergeant. “Oh, yeah?” asked the Marine. “Kansas?”

— David Denbek

·         From Iraq: At the end of a tough day in Iraq, my daughter, the airman, collapsed onto the first seat in the transport truck, forcing everyone else to climb over her. “Private!” hollered the sergeant, “Skinny girls get in the back so when we men get on with our weapons and equipment, we don’t have to climb over you. Have I made myself clear?” Suddenly my daughter perked up, “Do you really think I’m skinny?”

—    Margaret Culbertson

·         About the Military: A soldier stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, actually got a letter addressed to “Fort Ignorance.” “How did you know where to deliver it?” she asked the mailman. “We were stumped at first,” he admitted. “But then I remembered, ignorance is bliss.”

— William De Graf

 

For yourself, a friend, or family member—what could be better than the gift of laughter?

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Anonymous says:

I’m gonna catch up with some stories I’m missed, and revisit with some of my favorites. This humorous collection delivers hundreds of jokes; anecdotes; cartoons; quotes; and storiesfrom servicemen, and their families.The column “Off Base”, AKA “Humor in Uniform,” has appeared in Reader’s Digest magazine forover 60 years; publishing more than 3,555 funny stories from over 100,000,000 of their readers.Of interest to veterans, and their friends and families.

Anonymous says:

The Best Collection of Military Humor Ever Being a loyal fan of anything military, I look for Humor in Uniform first when each new “Readers Digest” arrives. So having a collection of these delightful anecdotes is like having struck oil in my backyard!I know there are many more where these came from and I’m fervently hoping for another volume.If I could give the book more than “5 stars” I’d do it, but I guess I’ll have to settle for 5

Anonymous says:

Love the Memories After 33 years in the military my husband always turns to Humor in Uniform in the Readers Digest before reading anything else so when I found this compilation of the stories in book form I grabbed it up to give it to him for Christmas. Then I decided to take it with me on a lengthy plane trip and thoroughly enjoyed it as did a couple of my seat mates along the way when they saw what I was reading, and chuckling about. I think it’s still in good enough shape to give it to him and plan to order…

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