WORD: Amber or Yellow

Subject: WORD: Amber or Yellow
From: Richard Dimock <red -at- ELSEGUNDOCA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 09:17:45 PDT

Background on the color usage:

In the US Air Force, the STATUS of a piece of equipment
was assigned a color:

Green: fully operational, and all spare replacement parts
also operational;

Amber: Operational, but not enough spares to fix it if
something breaks - also used if running in a degraded

Red: Not operable.

Dick Dimock
AT&T GLobal Information Solutions
El Segundo, CA ** EAT CROW, Episode 2 **
The crow was a goodly distance away, a
challenge to his marksmanship. Just for
sport (NOT for food), he took long. careful
aim and fired. Said crow obediently flopped
to the ground, dead.

As the smoke cleared, the soldier was
shocked to hear:
"HANDS UP, Yankee Doodle!"
Not necessarily verbatim, mind you;
I wasn't on the scene myself.

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