The Definition of a Blue Falcon
So what is a Blue Falcon? What does that even mean? In reality you should ask, “Who is a Blue Falcon?” because it’s a person and not a thing.
What does #BlueFalcon mean? The clue lies in the initials: “Blue Falcon” is an all-branches military slang for “buddy f-er.”
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It’s someone who throws a fellow military member under the bus – has been around for at least half a century and appears to have civilian roots. In his book The F Word, Jesse Sheidlower notes 1968 - 1972 entries in Folk-Speech, from the Indiana University Folk Archives: where college students were using the term to describe someone who “takes someone else’s date away,” “turns around and shafts people,” or “lets somebody down.”
When “buddy f-er” became “Blue Falcon” is uncertain; the only entry in Urban Dictionary is from 2003, which found “Blue Falcon” in Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point, published in 2003 by David Lipsky, who defined it as “a polite way to invoke the initials BF – a buddy f-ck.” Lipsky quotes a West Point cadet addressing a group of plebes: “You sit in your room and get by scot-free while your friends take the heat instead of you? That’s called a Blue Falcon, and this place ain’t about Blue Falcons!”
Who is a Blue Falcon?
The cool thing about “Blue Falcon” is that it sounds like something great when in reality the opposite is true. And it sounds military which makes it a perfect euphemism.
Here’s the perfect civilian example that most everyone can relate to. You’re in High School and a long Christmas break is coming and it’s the last day and 2:55 pm and one nerd raises his hand and says, “Mrs. Jones, were you going to give us homework for the holiday break?” Yeah – he was a Blue Falcon!
What Can I do if I've Been Blue Falconed?
If you know a Blue Falcon you can let him or her know how you feel about them by sliding one of our patches in their desk drawer or backpack, or tack it on their wall.
When you join the military, you immediately thrust yourself into another world. The culture and words are different. The people you are working with come from all over the United States and the world with different personalities. And while you only had to deal with your family and friends while at home, in the military there are many people, including officers the men who work with you and other outside interferences. There are some people who may be there to only take care of and benefit themselves. They are not interested in working together to get whatever project done. They are not interested in working together during battle, which could easily cost you the life of others and your life. There are many soldiers who have spoken about those who fought alongside them who were not the best battle buddies. They were concerned about themselves and making sure they were the one who survived. But being in the military has to be a team effort. Your military squad must work together as a team, even as brothers or sisters when going to war. Working together ensures a better success rate of getting out of a very dangerous situation. So why do Blue Falcons think differently?
Attitudes Regarding Blue Falcons
Blue Falcons are those in the military by another more crude name. They are known for doing things for their own benefit. Many of them may be considered narcissistic in nature and seek to do what is most opportunistic for them. They will wreck an assignment if it helps them get out of it They will work in isolation instead of wanting to work in the team that has been assigned. They are usually the most unpopular in the military because of their stance that as long as the are taken of, then everything is fine. Needless to say their fellow soldiers and officers do not think highly of them or their attitude. Blue Falcons are not interested in listening to an officer but instead will work against the system while working to help in keeping themselves alive. A Blue Falcon's actions can easily cause harm to their fellow soldiers, while showing no care about how devastating the injury to their colleagues. The Blue Falcon came about to clean up a more graphic term of buddy fuc...r that was being used by fellow soldiers.
The Destructive Nature of BlueFalcons
There are still many soldiers who are being called Blue Falcons. And while the military is working on testing and training to help soldiers understand the importance of taking care of your fellow soldier in the field, there are Blue Falcons who are in troops around the world who are causing distress for those working with them. Every military soldier has experienced a Blue Falcon who has had a negative impact on a project they needed to be successful.
Challenge Coin Nation Carries Blue Falcon Coins
A Blue Falcon can certainly negatively impact your success rate at getting a military mission done with your fellow soldiers. And the Blue Falcon is the one that no one wants to work with on any mission or project because of their attitude of disdain for anything that requires a team and their concern for only themselves. Get your Challenge Coin Nation Blue Falcon patch here. Or if you want a Challenge Coin Nation Blue Falcon coin, you can get it here.
About Blue Falcon Challenge Coins With Challenge Coin Nation
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