RED HORSE

  From left to right, U.S. Air Force Capt. Kenneth Cooper, 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) airborne flight commander; Tech. Sgt. Joshua Tully , airborne fire protection craftsman; and Capt. Christopher Smith, RED HORSE airborne officer in charge, run away from a Nevada Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter after rigging an 11,000 pound steel training block during airdrop and sling-load training at the Senator Harry Reid Readiness and Training Center in Nevada June 28, 2011. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman, U.S Air Force/Released)

From left to right, U.S. Air Force Capt. Kenneth Cooper, 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE) airborne flight commander; Tech. Sgt. Joshua Tully , airborne fire protection craftsman; and Capt. Christopher Smith, RED HORSE airborne officer in charge, run away from a Nevada Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter after rigging an 11,000 pound steel training block during airdrop and sling-load training at the Senator Harry Reid Readiness and Training Center in Nevada June 28, 2011. (DoD photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman, U.S Air Force/Released)

What a crazy coincidence that “Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers” comes out “RED HORSE.”

Comments

  1. First, I think Red Horse like most military acronyms was deliberately created to fit that name. There is an art to naming new weapon systems, programs or commands with catchy acronyms.

    Second, ‘the Senator Harry Reid Readiness and Training Center’, you have to be kidding.

    1. First, the acronym thing. Yes, I agree. Made up to fit.

      Second, the Harry Reid thing. Yes, I agree. I had to read that twice.

  2. I’m sure there is a 5000-10000 man contingent at the Pentagon that is tasked with coming up with cutesy acronyms.

  3. Usually a ‘red’ horse is a ‘bay’, but there may have been qualms about seizing the name “Big Assed Yankees, Hung Over, Rum Soaked and Exhausted”.

    Cheers

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