I may not have been deployed (Tasked twice, removed twice), but I think I still have a couple good stories that happened while I was stationed in Minot AFB in ND as a vehicle tech for humvees. One memory was that I was placed on a mobile maintenance team, we worked three days, and 24 hour on call during those three days, then had three days off, then repeat the process again (Panama shifts basically). There was one weekend that it was supposed to be quiet (I think it was labor day weekend, I don't quite remember), we work in tangent with the 91st SFS who operate on the security of the nuclear assets that we have there. Awesome with a gun, but horrible to their vehicles. Anywho, My wingman, a staff sergeant, and I were taking that sunday to relax and enjoy ourselves at our respective homes. Then at roughly, 1400, we get a call to literally drive all the way out to the far side of the field, basically an hour and a half drive, one way. The call was simply; "The vehicle won't start, we cant figure out what's wrong..." So we go out there, discussing between ourselves while driving out there in our mobile truck... Saying things like; "Well, the battery could have died, they do leave the lights on all the time." as well as; "It could also be suffocating itself with the air filter being clogged, dusty roads and all" We even went as far as thinking that the starter itself might have died, good ol' government parts right? So, we finally arrive, minded our Ps and Qs to get onto the site and we find the humvee outside. Typical, it was a fairly nice day out so no reason to keep them locked up in their garage. We pulled up to the side of the humvee and the E-5 steps out of the truck, I was driving as he had shotgun, and stepped out of said truck to try and test the humvee to see the problem. He didn't get passed the driver's door before he just stopped and stared inside for what felt like 30 seconds. Afterword, he walks up to my window, as I haven't gotten out of the truck yet, and basically said for me to "Go to where I was standing, look inside, and take mental notes on what you see. I'm going inside to yell at someone." So, I get out of the truck, walked to EXACTLY where he stood and looked inside. To my dismay, I saw the issue right away. The shifter was left in 'Drive' when they turned the humvee off. The first thought that ran through my head was "Well, at least the neutral safety switch was doing it's job." I remained outside and decided to look over the humvee to make sure that everything else was okay. going through the checklist in my head. Oil level? Good Tires? Full of tread Brakes? Plenty of meat Lights? All functioning Air filter? Fairly clean At this point, I was beginning to think that this humvee had a service done just before it went out to this site. After what felt like 15 minutes, my E-5 comes back, with a sharpie, a piece of paper and some tape. So naturally, this got me curious and I watched him to see what he was doing. He taped the paper to the inside of the driver's side window and wrote on said paper; "I start in Park, not Drive!" I just about lost it with laughter as he wrote this and I just went back to the mobile truck and waited for him to finish. Once we did, we left the site and did not have another call for the rest of the shift. Later on, after two or three shifts passed, we get approached by one of the 91st SFS E-5's and he apologized to us for that practically waste of a call in. We just told him, "At least we got a laugh out of it." What about the rest of you guys? Any awesome stories during your time of service?