The United States Army is the best in the world, so it would only follow that they have some of the best communications specialists and photographers in the world. The official U.S. Army Flickr account is full of stunning images of men and women serving in all types of capacities and situations as soldiers.
But what happens when you take away the context of the photos, especially ones that seem to capture just the right (or wrong) moment? The results are hilarious.
Here’s a list of 30 U.S. Army photos with new captions for your entertainment!
Play time was over and Carl knew he had to get back to the war.
“There’s no need to hurry,” they said. “There’ll be plenty of the good gear to go around,” they said.
At least there’s still more leg room than flying commercial…
“You’re doing it wrong.”
“No, you’re doing it wrong.”
“Shut up. You’re both doing it wrong.”
“I can show you the world…”
“I know orders are orders. But for the last time, Jenkins, that snow chain warning wasn’t meant for us.”
Forget about a boat, just get me a bigger gun.
“Sarge! Bill’s faking it again! He isn’t even touching the log! Sarge…!”
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There was a spider in his tent. Years of training went out the window as the whole camp looked on.
“No, Bob, I don’t think you missed that time…”
June 14. Dear diary, Johnson is wearing the hat again. I can’t take it…
“Mud in my boot! Stop guys, there’s mud in my boot now!”
The colonel was having that skydiving dream again. But this time it was all too vivid.
“Okay, stop it. Which one of you was just making ‘pew, pew, pew’ sounds?”
Resistance is futile.
They were face to face. Only one would walk away, but there would be no clear winner that day.
“That’s not quite right, men. But I think we’re getting a lot closer.”
He wasn’t sure how to explain the missing tank, but he knew he had to get back to base somehow.
“No, no, no. On your feet. Your feet! Like a cat…”
“I’m warning you for the last time, Kenny. You really don’t want to start this exercise like that.”
“Seriously, guys? You promised! We were supposed to be the whole team.”
Pvt. Freddy really didn’t want to go back on KP Duty, and that was that.
“Whoa! I said fire on ‘three!’ Not ‘one,’ ‘two,’ fire! What happened to ‘three?!'”
Tensions were high. Someone ate the last of the hot sauce and everyone was a suspect.
“Oh sure. There’s your problem…”
“Very funny, guys. You can let me out of here now. Guys? Guys…?”
The ceasefire was short lived while the corporal fixed his loose shoe string.
He joined the Army instead of the Navy so he could avoid the water. He was beginning to think he was misled.
By this time the Sergeant knew he had made a wrong turn somewhere, but he wasn’t going to admit it. Just keep going.
“Wait up, guys! Wait for me!”
Jacob H. is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist who currently resides is West Michigan with his wife. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys writing, photography, mountain climbing, and camping.