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Ex. Military Lingo – Boonies = The Jungle in Military Speak
A Soldier Relaxing in
The Boonies- a.k.a. the Jungle
All Era Military Lingo, Jargon or Slang
Squid Billy: A Navy enlisted Person who listens to Hill Billy music.


"Prop Wash" ( Wind coming from a propeller): What you sent new (O J T) air plane mechanics to supply room to get.


F*#kin A: slang for any response, good or bad


John Wayne: can opener


OLD MAN: Squardon or Base Commander


R & O: receiving and outfitting


Sh**can (the old galvanized can): The barraks trash can, as in deep six that in the sh**can


TILLIE: Crash crane used on carriers


Top: 1st Sgt.


Walking Point: First guy leading a patrol in jungle


"A Weapons Carrier": A 2/4 ton Army vehicle (a size between a Jeep and a "Deuce and 1/2").


"Class A's": Army Dress Uniform (Another name for ODs).


"Cut a chogie": Leave in a hurry


"DRAGONWAGON": M-123 10 Ton Tank Transporter.


"Fagot" (bundle of sticks): MiG-15 Soviet-built fighter/interceptor (NATO nickname).


"Fatigues": Army field or duty uniform. Now replaced by "Camos".


"Go ask Gunny for the box of "ST-1: box of ST-ONES, get it? Marine Corps


"Go tell it to the chaplain": A "brush off"; "don't tell us your problems."


"Goon Platoon": Marginally performing "boots" put into a "F***Up" platoon for extra marches.


"Hershey Bar": Dirt or mud dried on boots, not shined; "looked like they're polished with a Hershey Bar!"


"I wear my fray jacket for protection": Bulletproof vest.


"Just a Skosh": Skosh, apparently Japanese meant "a little"..as in "bring your range up just a skosh".


"Pass the cow", or "the Armored Car.": Canned milk.


"Short Sheeting": To mischieviously make up a guy's army bunk so that the top sheet is folded in half so that he can't extend his legs.


"Short-arm Inspection" : Medics' surprise middle of the night exam of troops for VD symptoms.


"Trick" : A duty shift.


"Wingman": A friend willing to take one for the team!


# 1: the best


# 10: no good


#1: Very Good


$1.97: 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, GA


0: 0


0: 0


0: 0


0: 0


0: 0


0 Dark ugly: Early in the morning


03: Marine infantry, 0311,0331 machine gunner, 0341 mortar man , 0351 ect.


03 bullet catcher: Nickname for Marine 0311 Infantry


03-Hump-a-lot: Infantry soldier (0311)


03-Walk-A-Lot: Infantry (USMC)


0311: MARINE CORPS (GRUNT) RIFLEMAN


1 Digit Midget: 9 days left on enlistment


10 feet of water line: the line that is painted on the water line of the ship boots usually sent to get some


10 feet of waterline: Imaginary line(rope) the new crew members are sent looking for


100 yards of flightline: imaginary item new Air Force troops are sento out for.


100 yards of sky-line/ Shore-line/ tree-line: "Boots" or "Cherries" sent to supply Officer in the field for non existant items


100-mph-tape: Army OD green duct tape - can be used to repair a jeep and hold up to speeds of 100 mph


100ft of chow line: To send new recruites to get from supply room.


11 (eleven) up, 3 (three) down = 8 up (Ate up): Mathematical equation suggesting someone is screwed up


11 Bang Bang: Army Infantry (Grunt)


11 BOO: Army Grunt


11 Boo: Army Grunt ( infantry )


11 Bullet stopper: Infantry


11 Bulletstopper: Army infantry soldier.


11 Bush: Army 11B infantry soldier


11 choo choo: Heavy Weapons Infantry Mortars


11 Up 3 Down: ate up, ...uniform looks like crap, doesn't know or suspect nothing


117: 1 pick 1 shovel 7 days a week (combat engineer.


123 CLUB: E1 - E2 -E3 CLUB MARINE


1505s: USAF "Khaki" Dress Uniform


19th hole: Nickname for any bar, EM club, or NCO club


1st and Dime: 1st Battalion 10th


1st Hog: First Sgt


1st or 2nd luitenant: Louie


2 diget midget: Has less than 100 days left before enlistment is up.


2-Digit Midget: Personnel with less than 100 days of active service remaining.


2FF2R: Too F**kin Fast to Recognize


2nd john: 2nd lieutenant


3 up 2 Down: Gunny.


3 up and 2 down: Gunny


30 Day Wonder: Any Reserve Officer


30 days and awake-up. Air Force: 30 days before a person returns to the United States Mainland.


35-10: wearing the Air Force uniform correctly, i.e.. "you're out of 35-10"


4 skins on toast: thin slices of corn beef in white cream sauce on toast


45 CLUB: E4 & E5 (CPL & SGT) CLUB MARINE


5 will get you 10: Asking for a loan until payday


5-Jump Chump: A person who has made the barebone minimum number of parachute jumps to get/keep their airborne status.


50 Mission Chursh: When they had Head phones that you put on over your Hat. Air Force


50 yards of flight line.: Non existing rope new airmen are sent to get from Maintance NCO.


500 Feet of Grid Line: Sent new Artillery guys looking for this. Grid lines on military maps


500-mph-tape: silver-duct-tape used by ordinance men for arming-wires


505 on bracelet on wrist: captain said that means you hate the government??


55 gal Drum of Rotor Wash: Send newbees to tool shed to get to wash helicopters.


6 BY or 6x6: Like a 4x4 only much bigger and 2 extra axles


6 P: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.


6-bi: 5 ton truck in U.S.M.C.


7 P's: PRIOR PROPER PLANNING PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE


782 gear: Marine slang, for all infantry gear, etool canteens, you name it,except boots,rweapons uniforms .


782 gear: All web gear and accessories (canteen, knife, helmet, 1st aid kit)


782 GEAR: MARINE CORPS PERSONAL FIELD GEAR


82nd to non-jumpers: Legg: Non-airborne troops


86 IT : THROW IN THE TRASH


90 Day Wonder: someone made a commissioned officer after 90 days training.


90 day Wonder: 2nd Lt., Officers Training School Graduate


90 day wonders: reserve troops


91 bulletstopper: Corpsman (MOS 91 Bravo)


97 Buddy F***er: counter intel special agents with CID dreams


A "Dear John" Letter: A letter from a girlfriend, informing a Service Man that "it's all over; I'm dating another guy."


A "Deuce and a Half": A two and a half ton army truck.


A Bob Tail: Dishonorable discharge.


A bucket of steam: on ship new recruit told to fetch one from engine room


A Buzz: Rumor.


A can of "Night Vision": newbies sent for non existant item


A Crash: An omelet.


A dump of bird turds: A B-52 unloading its bomb load


a few Klicks down the road: kilometers...Klicks'


A Hammer: A good looking gal


A hole on the wall.: Unlikable area. Boring!!!!


A Kraut: A German soldier


A piece: A rifle


A RINK: NEW MAN TO THE COMPANY


A S H Receiver: ash tray


A Walk in the Sun: A combat patrol


A-799: Coding on airplane gripe sheet, meaning you couldn't duplicate the gripe; also the pilot that loves to write up gripes for no reason.


a.s.a.p.: as soon as possible


A.S.H. Receiver: New Marines sent to get on the flight line asap


a.s.h. reciever: ash tray


ACOP: Aircraft Out Of Commission For Parts


Acting Jack: Acting sergeant.


Acting Jack: Temporary Rank for SGT or CPL


Acting-jack: Someone temp. promoted to next higher NCO status IE: E-4 to E-5


AD: Military Police lingo for an Accidental Discharge - when you fired off a round by mistake.


adonis: Code name for old off line mechinal crypto system.


AFI: AWAITING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS


AFSC: Air Force Specialty Code (Occupation Code and Title)


After burner: a flaming A-hole


AFU: All F****d Up


AGE Troop: Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic


agent orange: chemical used to killtree,s and under brush/DIXON see va gov.com


Airborne Shuffle: The prescribed steps towards the door for a jump


Airborne Stick: Jumpmaster.


AIRDALE: ANY NAVAL PERSONAL IN THE AVIATION RATING


Airdale: Navy enlisted personnel with an aviation rating.


Airdale: Sailor attached to an Air Wing.


Airdale: U.S. Navy personnel involved with Navy flight operations, etc.


Airdale: Person who is part of airplance crew on a carrier.


Alcoholics Anonymous: What the "AA" on the patch of the 82 ABN stands for, (As well as All American!)


Alert shack: Bomber crew quarters on the flightline for instant response to nuclear-laden bombers on alert status.


Alibi Order: An extra shot on the range because the rifle malfunctioned.


Alice: day pack


All Shook Up: all stressed out


All Shook Up: Battle Fatigue


All sixteenths wrench: Cresent Wrench


All the Way: You fully understand what the drill Sgt has told you at Ft Jackson S.C.


Almost Airborne: 82nd Airborne Division


ALPHA: ALPHA


Alpha Charlie: Radio phonetics for an Ass Chewing


Alpha Hotel (Ass Hole): An individual who always acts without class


ALPHA, ALPHA: ASSEMBLY AREA


Aluminum Magnet: same as left-hand-wrench, for newly lower enlisted to look for.


AMF: Sign off, "Adios mother f@&ker."


AMJIGAF: Ain't My Job I Give A F*!@


Ammo Humper: Member of amunition section attached to an Artillery Btry.


Ammo Puke: USAF Munitions Personnel who produce, store, transport and maintain munitions. See "BB Stacker."


An Nhu En Nhu Lahm: I Love You


Anchor Ball Pump: Imaginary thing a new seaman apprentice was sent to look for when anchoring off shore.


Anchor Clanker: Boatswains Mate


Anchor Clanker: US Navy Boatswains Mate


Anchor Clanker: Personnel in the Navy's Boatswains Mate rating.


Anchor Clanker: Marine name for Anyone in the Navy


Anchor Cranker: Boatswain's Mate (Navy)


Anchor Pool: A pool with 60 chances, one for each minute, selected by crew members. When the first line went over upon return to port, the person who had that minute won the pool.


Anchor Pool: Shipboard drew the sixty minutes in an hour and paid for it. The person who held the number when the first line went over upon return to port won the pool.


Angel Flares: Flare that resembles an angel.


Angles: altitude


Anh Yeu Em Nhieu Lam not An Nhu En Nhu Lahm : I Love You (Very Much)


AO: Area of operation


Arc Light Mission: B-52 high altitude bombing mission


Arclight Mission: High Altitude B-52 Bombing Mission


Are you tracking it?: Asking if you understand it or do you have upto date information.


Arm Dropper: A signal to fire by a section chief.


ARMY M17A1 NBC MASK: NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL & CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE MASK


Army Mudd: Coffee


Army: Ft Bragg area, STRAC: Shit the Russians are coming


ART: Assumed Room Temperature.


Article 7: Crazy


arty: artillery firecoming in


As You Were: Get back to doing whatever it was you were doing.


As You Were: Halt current activity and correct yourself.


ASAP: AS SOON AS POSSBLE


ASAP!: As Soon As Possible! (Yesterday)


Ash and Trash: Unpleasant detail picking up garbage and coal ash


ASH Receiver: Ash tray (something you send a newbee for).


ASH Reciever: A radio reciever we would send new guys in the radio shop for.......ash tray.


Asshole and Elbows: To work very hard, as in, all I want to see is assholes and elbows.


ASSUME: Ass U Me (Make an Ass of You and Me)


Asswipe: toilet paper


At Ease!: No longer need to stand at attention.


ATCO: All taken care of.


Ate the F up: A soldier who can't get anything right.


ate up: Loves the Military/By the Book


Ate Up: squared away, all ducks in a row. by the book


Ate Up: Not "squared away".


Ate Up: Full-on hard core military person (usually first timers).


Ate Up: To be obsessed with perfection in military service.


ATE UP: equipment that is damaged


Ate Up: Someone who is gung hoe for military


Ate Up: Something that is messed up


Ate Up!: Messed Up


Ate-Up: Military member for life.


Ate-up: A soldier who's uniform looks bad or soldier who doesn't know his/her job


ate/eight up, aka eleven up three down: someone who cant get anything right


Attitude Adjustment: Change of approch to things


ATTITUDE AJUSTMENT: TO CHANGE THE MIND OF SOMEBODY NOT WITH THE PROGRAM OF THE MILITARY


Awash to the gunwales (pronounced "gunnels"): Very, very drunk


Awkward Squad: Elementary instructions for backward rookies.


AWOL: Absent with out leave


AWOL: absent without official leave.


AWOL: Absent Without Official Leave, often INCORRECTLY referred to as: Absent WithOut Leave.


AWOL: Absent WithOut (authorized) Leave.


AWOL Bag: Gym/accessory bag.


AWOL BAG: A gym bag just to carry basic essentials


Aye Aye: I have heard the order and will carry it out. Navy


AYE AYE: UNDERSTOOD


B 1 RD or C GU 11 : Bird or seagull. In AF POL (Fuels) rookies were sent to "refuel" them. When they hit the flightline they would call in and we'd say look up they are still airborne.


B B stacker: Person who loads bombs in the bomb bay or on hard points of an aircraft.


B-1RD: A fictional Research and Development, of the B-1B "Lancer".


B-52: Large P-38 found in Vietnam era of K-Rations


B-52: what we called the Big new canopener for our C-rats it came out just before MRE's


B.D.U.s: Bad Dude Uniform


B.F.R: BIG FRICKING ROCK


B1RD: bogus aircraft designation--bird--used when lookouts were very bored on picked duty in the Gulf of Tonkin


B1RD: Any Fighter or Bomber Aircraft


B1RD: Bogus designation for an aircraft.


B1RD: A designation for a Navy aircraft.


B4MMF: Big 4 Motored Mother F**ker.


BA 1100 N (Balloon): Something you send a newbee in your unit to find.


ba me ba stand: beer ,car wash and house of prostitution all service facility


Baby Carriage: Machine gun cart.


Baby Wipe: Napalm


Back 40: Description of how far you had to park from work


Back Forty: Area on post for movement excercises.


Back in the world: Home


Back in the World: Anytime stationed overseas the U.S.A. is the "World"


back on the block: back to civilian life


Back to the world: Going back stateside from overseas (land of the big BX)


back to the world: going back to the states


Back Yard Soldier: One that lives nearby and goes home on weekends.


backblast remover: A 5 gallon bucket of cement that 1st Tanks had for boot 0352s to carry all over Las Flores until the 1st Shirt had pity on the boot.


bag and tag the bastard: Kill confirmed/ collect a soldier dog tags.


Bag Ass, Nuke: Telling a Submarine Nuclear Power rate to Get Lost


Bag Nasty: To go food from the chow hall


Bag of Ass: Someone who doesn't keep uniform crisp; performs poorly and doesn't care


Bag your bandit: Shoot the SOB down


Bagnasty: Fast food option at chow hall, hot dogs or hamburgers.


Bahoov: It would be wise to complete or do. It would be bahoovof you to go there now


Bali Bali: Hurry Up!


Bali-bali: Hurry-up


Ball Cinches: Crotch straps for parachute harness.


Balloon goon: Weather observer


Balls: 0000 (Mid Night)


balls to 0800: on duty watch from midnight till 8 am


BALLS TO 4: WATCH FROM MIDNIGHT TO 0400


Balls to four: Mid watch 00:00-04:00


Balls to four: The midnight to four am watch in the morning


Balls to the wall: give it everything--full speed--air force-navy


balls to the wall: uscg for both engine throttles wide open


Balls to the Walls: Aircraft either on take-off, or engine run at full throttle.


Baltimore Steak: Liver.


bam: broad ass woman marine


Band-Aid: Slander for any medic who cannot preform his/her job to standard. The medic you DON'T want to see running to help you.


Bandit: Enemy aircraft.


Banzo: Korean bathroom (outside).


BAR: Bulky-Assed Rifle (M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle)


Barbed Wire Garters: Imaginary awards for a job well done.


Barbed Wire Hotel: Stockade


Barnyard Pimp for Chow: Chicken


Barracks 13: The guard house.


Barracks Party: Everyone in the barracks cleaning it before a big inspection. Dont forget your kegger of wax and a 6 pack of cleanser.


Barracks Rat: A person that stays in the barracks all the time


Barracks Rat: Guys who stay in the barracks instead of going into town.


Barrage: Screen of continuous military fire to protect advancing troops or stop hostile attacks; heavy, prolonged attack.


Baseball: M26 Fragmentation Grenade


Bash: To hit.


basic riflemans position: lay weapon across support,duck, and empty magazine


Basketball: A game played


Bath Tub or Buddy Seat: Motorcycle side car.


battery powered chem light: a made up supply item to send new privates after.


Battle rattle: Combat gear worn by todays troops.


Battle Rattle: All the gear worn going into combat


Battle Rattle: flack vest with web gear


BB Counter: Munitions personnel


BB GUN: M1 RIFLE


BB Stacker: Airmen who worked in the Bomb storage area


BB Stacker: USAF Weapons Personnel who deal with storage of bombs, missiles, etc.


BB stacker: Aviation Ordnanceman


BB Stacker: USAF Ammo Pukes


BB Stacker: USAF Munitions Personnel who produce, store, transport and maintain munitions. AKA, "Ammo Pukes." AFSC for this job, 2W0X1. Not to be confused with 2W1X1s or weapon/munition loaders, aka "Load Toads


BB Stacker: Ammunitions loaders and handlers F4 Phantom Jets.


BB Stackers: Aviation Ordinancemen.


BCAO: Boot Camp Ass Officer.


BCG: Birth Control Glasses (military issue)


BDA: Bomb Damage Assessment


BDA: Battle Damage Assessmet


BDE: Brigade.


BDU Insert: A Worthless Troop


BDUs: Battle Dress Uniform - aka Fatigues or Camos


Beachhead: A footing gained on hostile shores by an army.


Bean Burner: US Army Cook


Beans and Boulders: One of many types of main food in C-Rations, beans and potatoes


Beans and Motherf*****s: C-rations Lima beans and ham


Beans and mothers: Beans and wienies c-rations b-2 meal


Bear Hunitin': Undermanned Lightly Armed Recon Patrol


Beat Feet: Leave quickly


Beat Feet: Get out in a hurry


Beat your boots: Knee benders (jump school)


beat your face: do pushups


Beat Your Face: Do push ups.


Beat your face!: Used by Drill Sgts to instruct privates to do push-ups


Beaucoup Dinki-Dau: Plenty Crazy


beaucoup dinky dau: very crazy


Bed Check: lights our and in your bunk


BED PAN COMANDO: Corpsman working on a Hospital Ward


bed stretcher: basic trainees were sent all over Lackland A.F.B. looking for one of these


Bedpan Commandos: Air Force Medic


Bee Bee Stacker: Ammo Handler at the Ammo Dump


bee quick: term for small store on seabee camp


Bee-Bop: A soldier who moves up and down as he marches. Not a good thing.


Beef & Rocks: Beef & Potato C-ration


Beef and Boulders: Beef Patties and Potatoes (C-Rations)


beer-nhoc-da: beer on ice to make it cold


Bell Clangers: 2nd bowl of Navy Beans


Belly Robber: Navy cooks.


Belly Robber: Navy cooks.


Belly Wash: Term used in the Navy to describe soft drinks.


Bend Over and Crack a Smile: Favorite saying of Hospital Corpsmen in the process of doing a proctology exam.


Benny Brats: Children of lifers


Bersagleri: Italian Army Shock Troops--Wore Ostrich Feathers in their wide-brim hats


BFD: Big F---ing Deal


BFFI: Brute Force & F-in Ignorance


BFH/BFR: Used to pound in tent stakes Big Hammer or when you don't have a hammer use a Big Rock


BFR: BIG F#&KING ROCK


BFR: Big F&^king Rock


BFR: Big F*@#ing Rock


BGO: Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious


Biffer: Term used for local girls in the Canal Zone (50's & 60's)


Big Chicken Dinner: Bad Conduct Discharge


Big Chicken Dinner: Bad Conduct Discharge


Big Willy: Lackland AFB Hospital


Bildge-Rat: Bolier Maker in the Navy


Bilge Rat: cleaning the lowest part of Engine or Boiler room


Bilge Rat: Extra duty for non just punishment.


Bilge Rat: Any engineering personnel working below decks on a ship.


Bilge rats: New guys on a ship in the engine room or boiler crew who got to clean the bilges


Bilge-Rat: Any one that cleans bilges on a Navy ship


Bilgepump: New guy assigned to clean bilges as a punishment, amusement for the seniors, or keep busy work.


Bing: person out of boot camp, just starting to grow hair


Bingo Fuel: Have to return to base or will not make it back without airfueling; cannot stay any longer


Binnacle List: In the Navy, the sick list, or unable to perform duty.


Bird: Military airplane


bird farm: aircraft carrier


Bird Farm: Air Craft Carrier


Bird Farm: Aircraft Carrier


Bird Farm: Aircraft carrier


Bird Sh*t: Paratrooper


birds: helicopters


Birds nest: Bell tower or sniper position


birth control glasses: black plastic glasses issued by services


Birthing: Sleeping quarters for navy personnel.


BITTS ...... CAMP HORNO, CAMP PENDLETON, CA.: MARINE CORPS BATTALION INFANTRY TRAINING


Bivouc: An army encampment remote from main base.


Biznatchin: Term used when you or the other person is whining or complaining


Black 6: Commander (Call Sign).


Black Hat: Airborne School Cadre


Black Hat: Instructors at jump school


Black Hats: An Airborne instructor.


Black Hawk: Army medic.


Black Shirt: Italian Fascist Party Military Units


Black shoe: Aboard an aircraft carrier, the regular Navy, who served mostly below decks.


Black Shoe & Brown Shoe Navy: the old non-avation navy, and the avation navy


Black shoe navy: Surface navy


Black shoe Navy: Navy pilots.


black shoes: ships company


Black Smoke: Low bird, OH6,(Loach) rolling frags into doorways


Blackbird: Lockheed SR-71 (strategic reconnaissance aircraft).


bladder ship: C130 caring portable fuel tanks


Blade Runner: Being one no go away from failing the EIB.


Blade Wash: Down or Back Wash (Wind) from Aircraft New crew members are sent to get


Blanket Drill: Sleep.


Blanket Head: A Special Forces member who wears his beret everywhere.


Blanket Party: Form of punishment to help correct a soldier's deficiencies, usually given by fellow soldiers.


Blanket Party: someone got the s*** beat out of them


Blanket Party: When a member of your group goofs up the entire group gets punished. The guy was captured and a blanket thrown over him. Then the whole team gets in a free kick or punch to reinforce their feelings.


Blanket Party: Unofficial punishment of company goof off.


Blankets: Pancakes.


Blast Glass: Mug, or vessel for drinking celebration of Parachutist Badge


Blibit: 10 lbs of sh** in a 5 lb bag (Marines)


Blind Mullet: A turd floating in the water, usually seen prior to the use of collection holding tanks.


BLIVETT: 10 Pounds of s--t in a 5 pound bag


blood and guts: leader's over zelous


blooper: M79 granade launcher


Bloused: broken


BLOUSING YOUR BOOTS: TUCKING TROUSER CUFFS UNDER BOOT BANDS


blow torch jockey: jet fighter piolet


Blue Falcon : Grunt who doesnt pull his/her own weight


Blue Falcon: Someone who rats out someone else (can't be trusted).


Blue Falcon: Buddy F%$%$$- setting someone else up for failure


Blue Nose: Submarine sailor who has crossed under the polar ice


Blue Nose: Anyone on a Navy ship that officially crossed th Arctic Circle


Blue Nose: Navy personnel who had navigated into the Artic Circle.


BLUE TOC: Porta-Potty.


Bluenose: Submariner that crossed the Arctic circle


Blur Falcon: Failure.


Blustering Buzzards: 101st Airborne Division


BMO: Black Moving Object: Refers to the Women of the middle east in thier black viels and robes.


Board Stretcher: Imaginary device combat engineers send new recruits to look for in thl box


Boat School: Naval Academy Annapolis


Boco Dinky Dau: Crazy MF


Bodacious: Very Big


bogard: trying to do as little as possible


BOGINT: Bogus intelligence


Bogs: Box of Grid Squares for a new Lt to find around post


BOHIC: Bend Over Here It Comes


BOHICA: bend over here it comes again


BOHICA: Bend Over Here It Comes Again


bohica: Bend over here it comes again.


BOHICA: Bend over...here it comes again


BOHICA: Bend Over Here it Comes Again


BOHICA: Bend Over, Here It Comes Again


BOHICA: BEND OVER HERE IT COMES AGAIN


bohica: bend over here it comes again


BOHICA: Bend over, here it comes again!


Bollardhead: A hard headed or extremely thick headed person in the Navy.


Bolo : Be On Look Out


Bolo: Failed to Qualify on the Rifle Range


Bolo: To perform below the minimum


Bolo: A soldier that can't shoot straight so they were given a bolo knife, later used to signify an soldier that could not pass standards.


Bolo Badge: (imaginary) award for acheiving a poor result


Boo Coo Dap: Very pretty.


Boo Koo Dinky Dow: Plenty Crazy


Boocoo: A bunch or a lot


BooCoo Dinky Dao: Vietnamese way of saying "Really Crazy"


boocoodinkydoh: really crazy,nuts or pot smoker


BOODLE: CANDY OR SWEETS


Booger Hooker: USAF Crew Chief


Booger Hooker: USAF Crew Chief


book it: leave or go


booko: a lot


booku: alot or a great amount


boom boom: self explanatory


Boom Boom Today: What Vietnamese Prostitutes would say


Boon Dockers: shoes worn onboard Navy Ships


Boondockers: High top rough out marine shoes


boondockers: work boots worn by Naval personnal


Boonie: Jungle.


Boonie(s): jungle


boonierat: infantryman


Boonies: Woods.


BOOT: Someone fresh out of boot camp


Boot: A new Marine recruit


Boot: Any service member in recruit training or immediately following recruit training.


Boot: A new recruit or young Marine


boot (n.): new arrival in a combat zone; a more positive alternative to cherry or FNG


Boot Ensign: Just commissioned & at first duty station.


BOQ: Base Officers Quarters


Boring In: Attacking a problem


bottle of head space.: an imaginary item to correct problem on a 30 or 50 cal. machine gun. New guys sent to armory to retrieve.


Bought The Farm: Killed in action.


Bought the farm.: Got killed.


Boulder: If you're a rock and that means your stupid, than if your a boulder your even dumber than the rock.


Bouncing Betty: Home made anti-personnel device


Box Humper: USAF Air Cargo Term for an Air Cargo Specialist


Box Kicker: someone who works in inventory


Box of grid sqaures: Imaginary box of nothing new mechanics were sent for


BOX OF GRID SQUARES: TOPOGRAPHY MAPS


Box of Grid Squares: An imaginary thing new recruits are sent for.


Box of Ohms: We use to send boots to COMO shack and ask for it.


Box Stretcher: USAF Air Cargo Term-mythical device to stretch a piece of cargo so that it will leave no space on an aircraft pallet.


brain bucket: combat helmet


Brass : Officers


Brat: Dependant child of a military member


Bravo Zulu: Navy term meaning "well done"


Bravo Zulu (BZ): Job well done.


Break it down Barney-style: A basic/simple description


Brig Rat: Any member of the Armed Forces who is in the brig.


brig rat: marine in jail


Brig Rats: Prison Inmates


Brig step: Slide one foot while marching


Bright Work: Polished metal on a ship.


brogan babies: new recruits


Broke Di**: A person who is always hurt


BROKE DICK: SOME ONE THATS INJURED OR SICK


Broke Dick: Any person who does not perform up to standards, or a sorry piece of equipment.


Broken arrow: SAC designation for accident involving nuclear weapons


Broken Arrow: Radio Callsign For an Over Run Unit,Requesting Air Support


Broken Arrow: A missing nuclear weapon


Broken Legged Bird: Surviving pilot who crashed on land


BROVO ZULU: RECEIVED FROM ONE HIGHER UPS FOR DOING SOMETHING GOOD LESS THAN A LETTER OF COMINDATION


Brow: Ramp from ship to shore, more correct than 'gang plank'


Brown bagged lunch: MRE


Brown Bean: A person that has been in Korea a while


Brown bean tour: Farewell tour of the bars for a person leaving Korea


Brown Bomber: CC pills/Army laxative.


Brown Nose: Any one who sucks up to higher ranks


Brown Shoe Army: Before the Army changed the standard issue uniforms from O. D. color to green and from brown leather to black.


Brown shoe Navy: Non aviation officer, chief, CWO.


Brownnoser: Person who sucks up to seniors


BS Bomber: AC-47


BTO: Big Time Operator


bubble chaser: aircraft hydraulic tech


Bubble Head: Navy Deep Sea Diver


Bubble head: submariner


Bubble Head: Submarine Sailor


Bubble-Head: Submariner


Bubblehead: Submariner


Bubblehead: Sub-mariner


bubblehead: submariner


Bubblehead: Submarine Duty


Bubler: A non cooled water fountain


Buck Slip: Used to get out of certain kinds of regular duty.


bucket of air: an imaginary bucket the DI sent a recruit for while on a morning run with your company


Bucket of back blast: New guys were sent to find a bucket with back blast, which obviously doesn't exist.


Bucket of DRY Steam: Newbies usually sent to ships Engine Room for this


Bucket of Prop Wash: Imaginary fluid new recruits sent for


Bucket of relative bearing grease : Sent the new guy onboard to get one - no such thing.


Bucket of Rotor Wash: Helicopter wind "newbees" are sent for when it's time to wash the helicopter.


Bucket of rys: Used by landline/radio teletype operators to as a newbie to find. RYs are actually holes in tape and resulting chad used to diagnose equipment problems.


bucket of slack: what new people are sent to ask the supply sgt.


Bucket of Steam: Something you send a newbee for.


Bucket of Steam: Something a raw recuit was sent to fetch


Bucket Of Steam: What new recruits are sent for on steam driven ships. To start the vessel.


Bucket of Steam: Joke played on a new kid in the engine room


Bucket of Video Paint: Non-existant. New troops are sent to the supply room to get a bucket of video paint for the RADAR scopes.


bucu: many


bucu mop: very fat


BUFF: BIG UGLY FAT F--KER SLANG FOR B52 BOMBER


BUFF: B-52 acft


BUFF: Big Ugly Flying F*#@#er - The loving nickname given to the Might B-52 Bomber


Bug Dope: Insect Repellant


Bug Juice: KoolAid drink served on Navy ships (Also used as paint stripper)


Bug Juice: Insect repelant


Bug juice: kool-aid


Bug Juice: Kool Aid.


Bug Juice: Mosquito repellant.


Bug Juice: Some type of KoolAid


Bug juice: soy sauce


Bug Juice: Kool-Aid


bug out: leaving in a hurry


Bug Out: Retreat in panic


BULK HEAD: WALL


Bulk Head : Wall on a ship.


bulk head remover: To send new recruites after.


Bulkhead: Any wall on a ship


Bulkhead: Term for wall in the Navy


BULKHEAD: the walls of a compartment or room of a naval vessel


bulkhead: marine-navy for wall


bulkhead: WALLS, USED BY MARINES, NAVY


Bulkhead: Walls on ships


Bulkhead: Wall


bulkhead: wall


Bulkhead: Wall


Bulkhead: wall


bulkhead remover (NAVY): new recruits sent looking for this


Bulkhead(s): Shipboard terminology for the wall(s)


Bull Ensign: Top Ensign onboard


Bull Kit: Ash Tray.


Bullet Catcher: Cobra Gunship front seater(tandem seating)


Bullet Hole: unbuttoned shirt


Bum F**K Eguypt: Any Bad Assignment


Bunk: Your bed


Bunny boots: White rubber boots originally worn by bomber crews flying at high altitudes and later issued to Air Force security troops in cold weather climates.


BUPERS: Bureau of Personnel


Bus Car: Money borrowed.


Bus Driver : New Air Force Recruit, long blue coat, no stripes.


BUSH: FIELD, JUNGLE OR THICK WOODED TERRAIN


bush bird: blamed for noise of a beer can being opened in field


Butkit: The bucket where cigarettes are put out.


Buts: Askng for rest of cigarett-used before pay-day


Butt: cigarette


Butt Can: Ashtray


BUTT CAN: CONTAINER USED TO PUT SMOKED CIGARETTES IN


Butt Snorkeling: kissing A**


Butt-head: A Naval Special Warfare BUD/S Trainee, a SEAL 'maybe-gonna-be', in training.


Butter Bar: A newly commissioned LT.


Butter Bar: Second Lieutenant


BUTTER BAR: ARMY TERM USED FOR A SECOND LIEUTENANT


Butter bar: new Second Lt.


Butter Bar: Army 2nd Lt.


Butter Bar: First LT.


Butter Bar: Second Lieutenant


Butterbar: 2nd Lt.


Butterbar: U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force 2 Lt...or Navy ensign.


Butterbar: 2nd Lieutenant.


butterbar: navy ensign


Button Chopper: The laundry.


C**T Cap: Same as a Piss Cutter. Peaked cap worn by all services.


C-4: Plastic moldable explosive


C.B.P.O: Chow, BX, Post Office


C/W: complied with, completed, taken care of


cable: a string hanging from your uniform


Cable Stretcher: Fake tool used to stretch cables that are too short.


CableDog: Telephone Cable Installer/Cable Construction


Cackle Berry or Cackle Jelly: Eggs.


Cadillac: Mop bucket


Cadillac: Mop bucket with wheels.


Cadre: The training contingent leading trainees at a Basic (boot) Training facility.


CAFB: Clear as a F*****g Bell. Term used by pilots in lieu of CAVU or Clear and visibility unlimited


Cake and Wine: Bread and Water--Part of confinement punishment at non-judicial punishment (Office hours or Captain's Mast).


Cambodian Cannon: A toy cannon made from beer cans


Camels on fire: Enemy closing in


Cammies: Camoflage Fatigues


Can Bird: Aircraft used for spare parts.


Can of Frequency Grease: Something new communication soldiers are sent to retrieve.


can of GSEs : send officer to get a Can of GSEs gravity seeking electrons No such thing u


Can of Squelch: Something new communication soldiers were sent for.


Can of Squelch: Something nonexistent to send newbies after to fill up my radio


Can of Squelch: what newbies are sent for as a joke


Canary USMC: Boot wearing yellow sweatshirt in Boot Camp usually first week...


Canned pickle: Air Force basic trainee who has received his nametag


canned pickles: basic trainees after name tags were sewed on uniforms


Cannon Ball: Grapefruit.


Cannon Balls and Clothes stops: Spaghetti and Meatballs


Cannon cocker: artillery man


CANNON COCKER: AN ARTILLERYMAN


Cannon Cocker: Gunner's Mate.


Cannon Cocker: Navy personnel in the Gunnersmate rating.


Cannon Cocker: Field Artillery Crewman


Cannon Cockers: Artillerymen


Canopy Lights: Something to send new soldiers to look for


Canopy Lights: Lights that Cherry's are sent to get to add to the Parachutes for night jumps.


Captain Malfunction: An almost guarantee to get promoted to Major.


Captain Midnight: Gung-Ho highly skilled night time commando


Captain of the Head : In charge of cleaning toilets.


Carbide lamp: An actual container of Carbide, that when you spit in it, would cause a black soot for Marines to use to "Blacken" their front sight post.


CAT HEAD: CAPSTAN


Cattle Car: Trailer used to transport troops (usually in Basic Training).


Cattle Truck: Semi used to drive large amount of soldiers around post.


Cattle Van: An enclosed military truck carrying people packed inside like cattle.


Caufard: "Loud Fart," a super-brave & courageous soldier who feared nothing and no one (Term picked up by GI's from French Foreign Legion in North Africa)


CBPO: Centeral Base Personel Office


CBPO: Old Air Force term for "Consolidated Base Personnel Office"


CDAT: Computerized Dumb Ass Tanker, Started after the M-1 tank was deployed.


CDAT: Computerized Dumb Ass Tanker


CDAT: Computerized Dumb A$$ Tanker


CG-U11: Seagull


CH-47 S***t Hook: Army CH-47 twin rotor helo


Chain Locker: Area below decks where anchor chain is stored.


Chairborne: Those that were office bound.


Chairborne Ranger: any kind of clerk imaginable - Army


Chanchor Cranker: Medic.


Channel Fever: Night before a ship pulls into port


CHAOS: COMMANDER HAS ARRIVED ON SCENE


Charles: Another name for Charlie, or Viet Cong


Charlie: Monsoon,Rainy Season


Charlie: Enemy


Charlie 4: Out of commision, broken.


CHARLIE BRAVO: C*CK BLOCKER


Charlie Foxtrot: Signal Corp term- Cluster Fu## ie something that is really messed up


Charlie Noble: The Navy designation for the vent used on the stove in the galley.


cheaf: n/c/o,s


Cheap charlie #10: Affectionate name for cheap GI by Korean hostess


Check: "I agree" or "Yes Sir or Yes Sergeant" or "I concur"


Check Six: Used when aviation squadrons return from cruise


Cheese Eater: Person who is a suck up


cheese eater/cheeser: somebody that is a kiss up!


Cheeser Creases: Army, When soldiers would put creases down the back of their BDU shirts to align with the tabs on back


Chem light batteries: imaginary batteries boots are sent for


Chem Light Batteries: Something to send new soldiers to look for


cherry: brand new paratooper


Cherry: Brand New Paratrooper


CHERRY: NEW RECRUIT


CHERRY: NEW SOLDIER


Cherry: First time in combat


Cherry: New in country.


Cherry: Soldier fresh out of basic.


Cherry: a new guy in vietnam


Cherry Boy: Any New Marine to the Rock "Okinawa"


Cherry Boy: New In Country


cherry juice: aircraft hydrolic fluid


Cherry Jump: 1st jump after jump school (6th jump)


Cherry Jumper: Still in jump school


cherry jumper: new paratrooper in unit after jump school making first unit jump


Cherry!!!!!!!!!: This term was used for five jump wonders. You were called a cherry until you made your 6th jump.


Chewy / Chewbaka: Unorginized/ slob soldier


CHICKEN SANDWICH : someone with a 101st unit patch and a 101st combat patch


Chicken with a fish hook up its ass: Marine Corps emblem (dubbed by Navy SEALs)


Chief of Smoke: First Sargeant Artillary Battery


Chief of Smoke: NCO in Charge of Field Artillery Firing Battery Gun Section


Chief of Smoke: Top commander on an Artillery fire Base


Chili Bowl: Regulation hair cut.


Chilli-Mac: The one thing that they always feed you before you go in the GAS Chamber so you will throw up immediately afterwards


China Chipper: Dish washer on KP.


Chit: Any piece of paper used for just about anything.....


Chit: U.S. Navy term for "Paperwork"


CHIT: personal Marker (CHIT) left in tool box to identify person who had tool removed.


CHIT: Request for time off (liberty), paper given by medical to be excused from certain types of work or exercise, and used as money in boot


Chock Kicker: Lowest ranking aircraft ground crew member. Often applied to any flightline APG tech.


Chockhead: British Navy term for Aviation personnel


Choi Hoi : Oh Boy/What?


Choke & Puke: Chow Hall


Choke and Puke: Off post dinner


Choke and Puke: Ham & Lima Beans C Ration.


choke and puke: on base restaurant and /or beer garden


Choke'n Chicken's: 101st. AB. Div, (Air mobile light)


CHOP CHOP: HURRY UP


Chop chop: Eat food


Chop Chop: Hurry up.


Chop chop: C-Rations begged for by Vietnamese


Chop chop!: Hurry up, quickly


Chopped: the condition of being messy, crappy, or just plain wrong


chopper: helicopter


chopper: helicopter


Chopper: Helicopter


Chow: What they jokenly referred as food


Chow Hall: Place to Eat Meals


Chow Hound: First guy in chow line


chow line: I just sent the boot (new Marine) to supply to get 50 feet of chow line.


Chow line: Something new recruit was sent to supply to get several hundred feet of


Chow time: Time to eat


chow um: Virtnamese for hello


CHS: Can't Hear S@$#


Chu Lai Steak: This was the boiled in water roast beef or pork served in the HQ Mess hall of the 196th LIB


Chu-Hoi: Come Here


CHUCK: Viet Cong, Vietnamese, Victor Charlie


Chunker: M-40 grenade launcher


Church Key : Ration can opener


CID: Criminal Investigation Division


Cinderalla Leave: A 24 hour pass


Cinderella Liberty: Be back on base or ship by 00:00


Cinderella Liberty: Liberty/Pass that expires at midnight


cinderella liberty: Had to be back on board ship by 0000 hrs


Circle Jerk to the right/left: Organized confusion


Circular File: Another name for the Trash Can


Circular file 13.: In the trash basket.


circular file this report: trash it


Civies: Civilian clothing


Civys: civilian clothing


Ck at supply for some canopy lights.: This term was used for new jumpers that just completed jump school and were assigned to a section. This was told to the jumper on his first night jump.


Clancey: Refueling boom operator


Clap: Infection by Neisseria Gonorrhea


Class 1 Download: Taking a SH_T.


class 1 download: Using the bathroom


Class A Uniform: Formal Uniform


Clean sweep fore and aft: Tidy up the ship


click: distance from one area to another


click: 1000 meters


click: distance


Click: A kilometer


Click: Distance.


Click: Unknown.


Click: Defines distance..as in three clicks from here.


click: distance


Click: Kilometre


click (measure of distance): one kilometer


Clicks or Klicks: Panzer Kaserne was only 20 klicks away from K-Town. Klicks/Clicks = Kilometers


CLIT: CLerk-In-Training


Clodhopper: Boots


Clothes Stop: Short line for tying rolled clothes.


clothes stops and red lead: spaghetti and tomato sauce


Cluster F***: Mass confusion


Cluster Muster: Parade Formation when medals were awarded


Clutch: US Army Military Trans Driver.


Clutchable: Vehicle driver


COB: Chief of the boat, senior enlisted man on submarine


COB: Chief of the Boat


coffin locker: shipboard bed that opened into a compartmental locker


Coffin Nails: Marlboro Cigarettes


Coffin Varnish: Beer 33 (Ba muy Ba)


Cold Cat: A Dysfunctional Catapult Shot off an Aircraft Carrier


Cold Iron: The term applied when the engineering plant on a ship was secured or shut down. Cold Iron Watches were the posted.


Collision Mats & Monkey Dinks: Pancakes & sausages.


COLONELS ORDERLY: THE SHARPEST SOLDIER AT GUARD MOUNT


Com Shack: Radio room on ship.


ComCenter: Army communications center.


Comm: Communications


Commo: Communications


Commo Dick: Communications NCO


Compound: Name for Military Installation in Korea


Comshaw: unofficialy trading one item for another.


comshaw: Trading food for just about anything.


comshaw: Acquiring supplies (or needs) without requisitions or authority


comshaw: supply term


COMSHAW: BORROW EQUIPMENT FROM ANOTHER FROM ANOTHER DIV. W/O THEM KNOWING


comshaw: borrow from other military troops


comshaw: trading something you have in your division for something you want in another division


COMSHAW: Free requisition from another command or unit between friends.


Comshaw Artist (Navy): A scrounge - procurement artist


CON and/or DECK: CON man in charge of overall operations. DECK, in charge of speed, course, and depth. usually same man


conacks: metal storage shed


Coner: Any non-nuke engineering personnel who work in the forward end of a submarine.


Connex: Steel storage container (NOT "Conacks" as listed)


Connon Coker: Field Artillery


Consentrated Sky Hook: Imaginary tool new mechanics were sent for


conus: continental united states


CONUS: Continental United States


Cook-whites: Extremely faded Army BDUs


COOLY: PANAMANIAN DEFENSE PERSONNEL


Corn Crushers: Feet


Corn Willie: Corned beef in tins.


COSAC: CryptO Student Awaiting Clearance (Army Security)


COVER: Cap, Hat or Helmet


Cover: Headwear (for civilians - hats)


cover my 6: watch my back


Cover your six: Watch your back!


COYA: Cover Your Own Ass


CPs (Under the Command of the OD): An army unit's "Courtesy Patrol" of their unit members' behavior off base.


CQ: Carrier Qualifications


CQ: The "Charge of Quarters" (NCO in charge under the OD).


CQ: COMPANY HEADQUARTERS DUTY


CQ: Charge of Quarters


Crab: A critter that lives on the beach, A civilian


Crank Duty: Navy term for having to serve 3 months time in the mess hall or galley


Crap-sack: Sleepingbag


crapper: avoiding duty


creosote dipped: military cia operator


Cricket cruncher: Infantryman


Cricket cruncher or crucifier of rocks: An Infantryman


Croot: Any new recruit to a company or batallion.


Cross Your Hearter: Individual That Has Betrayed The Country Dearest To Your Heart


Crotch Novel: Some Reading Material


Crow: Lookout Station at top of Ships Mast


Crow: A petty officer in the Navy, so named because the eagle on the rating insignia (rank) looks like a white crow.


crowbar hotel: cells


Crowd Killer: Derogatory name for the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter (early in their service many of them came apart killing lots of Marines)


CRS: Can't Remember S@$#


Crucifier of rocks: Infantryman


Crud: Skin fungal infection or jungle rot


Cruisin: Air Force - doing just enough to get along and no more.


Cruit: A newby in Germany


Cruit: New Recruit


crunchy: anybody not in a mechanized/heavy Infantry unit


Crunchy/tank traction: USMC infantry


Crute: New Recruit


CSMO: Close Station March Order.


CSMO: CLOSE STATION MARCH ORDER-USMC ARTILLERY


CSMO: Order given to Marine Artillery meaning Change Station March Order. Or as we said "Collect Sh** and Move Out"


CSS: Can't See S@$#


Cugima: Bull Shit


cumshaw: to borrow something you need


Cumshaw: To trade items, normally of disproportional value.


Cumshaw: Money, specifically liberty money (come ashore).


CUNT: civilian under naval training


cut a chogey: di di quick time


Cut a Chogie: Leave.


cut me a huss: do me a favor


Cut-a-chogy: Get out of here


cya : cover your ass


CYA: Cover your a**.


Cycle or Cycling: Punishment for recruits in boot in the form of strenuous exercise


CYCLO: Three-wheeled Motorcycle taxicabs used in Saigon.


D D MOW: LEAVE IN A HURRY


D-Day: Generic term for the day an operation or attack is to be initiated; after the Allied invasion of Europe, that date (June 6, 1944) became the D-Day.


D-fac: short for Dining Facility. Where folks eat.


D-FAC: Dining Facility-used instead of chow hall


D-TOC: Div Tactical Opns Center


D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.: Do I Look Like I Give A F***. My Platoon Sgt. actually had a name tag made up for this and wore it on his dress greens.


Dai we: Captain


Daisy Cutter - : a 15,000 pound BLU-82 bomb dropped by C130 to clear an LZ


Daisycutter: Frag Bomb


Damnit: Fasteners used to hold rank on collar


DANAT: Dead and no longer a threat.


DARGAS: does anyone really give a shit


Dark Territory: War.


DAT: Dumb Ass Tanker


DAT: Dumb Ass Tanker


DAT: Dumb ass tanker what infantry called tank crew personnel


DAT: Dumb Ass Tanker


DAT: Dumb Ass Tanker.


DAT: Dumb A$$ Tanker


Davey Jones Locker: The bottom of the ocean. The place where sailors go to rest.


Davey Jones Locker: The bottom of the ocean. The place where sailors go to rest.


Day Whore: Anyone not working rotating shifts


Day-ho: 8-5, M-F, holidays-off worker at a 24-hour ops Intel site (as opposed to the rotating shift worker known as 'trick-trash'


DC Punch: What you send new seamen for(A Damage Controlman punches you)


de de mouw: get out of here


Dead Bug: Drinking game played by falling on floor with feet and arms in air.


Dead Head: Floatsome


Dead Horse: Loan, repayable each payday


Dead Soldiers : Enpty beer cans


Deck: Floor


deck ape : sailors that work on ships decks


Deck Ape: Someone who worked in Deck Dept in the Navy


deck ape: lowly seaman


Deck Ape: A term of endearment for the typical Bosom's Mate onboard ships.


Deck Ape: US Navy Boatswains Mate


Deck Ape: Personnel in the Boatswainmate rating in the Navy.


deck ape: sailor working above deck, not in the engineering dept.


Deck Ape: A NAVY Boatswains Mate or Deck Seaman


Deck Ape: Boswains Mate


deck apes: jargon for deck divisions in the navy


Dee Dee: Hurry out of your location


Dee Pee Gee: Distant Perimeter Guard (SAC)


Deep dark 30: 30 minutes after midnight


Deep Kimshee: Deep Do-Do, as in "You're gonna be in deep kimshee if you do that".


Deep six: get rid of it


Deep Six: To get rid of


Deep Six it.: Throw it over the side.Off the Ship


Defunk & rerag: Shower & change


DELTA MIKE FOX: DUMB MOTHER F**KER


Delta Sierra: Weather Dog S*%#; Bad weather (normally referring to weather back at airbase returning too or current weather conditions of target area or other point of interest


DEROS: Date Estimated Return Over Seas


DEROS: Date Estimated Return Overseas


DEROS: Date of Estimated Return from Over Seas


DEROS: date estimated return from overseas


DEROS: Your date of return back to the world


deros: every boonierats dream date to come home


Desk Jockey: some one working in office environment


Desk Jockey: Admin Clerk


Desk jockey.: Office worker.


Desk pilot: Air Force - any troop with a desk job.


Desktop Commando: Troop behind the desk, ate up but not really.


Detail Worker Bees: Usually an Army soldier below the rank of e-5 that has to pull ANY type of detail!


deuce and a half : Two and One Half ton truck


Deuce and a half: Two and a half ton capacity truck


deuce gear: 782 gear


deuce-n-half: 2 1/2 ton truck


Devil Doc: Navy Corpsman w/USMC


Devil's Piano: Machine gun.


DFAC: DINING FACILITY


di di mao: cut a chogey, exit double quick time


Di di mau: Vietnamese for "go go fast" meaning to get the hell out of the area.


Di di mow: Hurry up


Di we: captain


Di-Da-Oo: Horny


Di-Uy: Captain


Diddy Bopper: Morse code intercept specialist


Diddy Boppin: Walking recklessly in the Jungle while on Patrol


diddybag: cloth bag issued for shaving gear


Didi mau: Quickly


diesel down : on tanks when in base camp having a beer or whisky


Diggit Tool: A Leatherman or similar combination tool used by engineering rates onboard ship.


dike: diagonal pliers


DILDO: Direct Input Limited Duty Officer


DILLIGAF: DOES IT LOOK LIKE I GIVE A FU@!


DILLIGAF: Do I Look Like I Give A F%ck?


DILLIGAF: Does it look like I give a ...k


dilligaf: does it look like i give a f***


DILLIGAFF: Do I look like I give a flying f##k.


DILLIRATGAFF: Do I Look Like I Really And Truely Give A Flying Fuck


Ding: Short for Ding Hao, Chinese for "OK".


Dinged: Only wounded charlie


Dingleberries: Dirt behind doors after "clean sweep down fore & aft."


DINING ROOM ORDERLY: SOLDIER ASSIGNED ARMY MESS HALL DUTIES


DINK: Double Income, No Kids- military married to military, sometimes just for the benefits.


Dink: enemy


DINK: NORTH VIETNAMESE SOLDIER


Dink: Another name for Charlie, or Viet Cong


DINK-A-DAU: DRUNK OR HIGH ON SOMETHING


Dinkey Dau: Crazy.


Dinki dau: Crazy


Dinki Dau: Crazy


dinkidow: crazy


Dinky Dau: Stupid person/not too bright


Dinky Dau: Crazy, Loony,


Dinky Dou (Dow): Crazy.


dinky dow: crazy or very crazy


DINKY DOW: CRAZY


Dinky Dow: Crazy - loony


Dinky dow: Crazy


Dinky dow: Vietnamese for not good, less, dumb, etc.


dinky dow: word used in vietnam to describe someone was crazy


dinkydo: Crap-S***


Dinq (Dink) List: List of personnel delinquent in submarine qualification progress


Dinque Dau (Dinky Dow): Crazy


Dirka: Used to describe something made in an arabic country, such as dirka coke, or dirka water.


Dirt and Worms: Chili Mac and macaroni or ground beef and macaroni in the Navy.


Dirt bag: don't take shower


Dirt Bag: Any useless or un-squared away person.


Dirt Bag: Soldier whos uniform Very, very. wrinkle and boots that are not buffed


Dirt Dart: Someone freefalling either from chute not opening or from a fatal hookup (air assault).


DIRTBAG: Someone who does not shower


Dirtball: Slob


Distance Measurement: A click.


Dit Jockey: radio operator in USCG or Navy


Ditty: Cadence


DITTY BOPPER: Morse intercept operator.


Ditty bag: Cream colored bag used for dirty whites in boot camp


ditty bag: A bag used to carry personal hygiene items


Ditty Bag: Place where your dirty clothes are found.


Ditty Bag: Bag of Toiletries


Ditty Bop: Moving without noise dicipline or walk like a civilian


Ditty Bop: Commo Specialists.


Ditty Bopper: O5H-Morse Code Intercept


Ditty Move: Moving ones items by oneself during PCS instead of using Military Transport, from DoITYourself Move. Done usually because a soldier receives money from the Army all services? per pound moved.


Ditty-Bopp: Not marching properly


Ditty-Bopper: A Morse intercept operator


dittybop: to have an unmilitary bounce in your step


DiWee: Captain


dixie cup: sailors white hat


Dixie Cup: Enlisted male sailors white hat


Dixie Cup: Navy enlisted white hat, or commonly called the sailor hat.


Dixie Station: South China Sea off South Vietnam, area of ops for US Navy.


DM triple C: Deputy Missle Complex Crew Commander (Assistant commander of a SAC ICBM missle silo crew)


Do Mi Amie: Kiss My ASS


do not cavitate! : submarine for increase prop speed slowly


DO YOU BIC: DO YOU UNDERSTAND


DOBY: SHOWER


Doc: Name used for any enlisted medic or corpsman


Doc (all forces): Medic or Corpsman


Dog: One that if not trained properly or not treated for disease becomes UNFAITHFUL and RABID, As in full of rage to the point of only being good for Violence and Spreading of Violence )


dog all water tight!: lock all hatches( submarine)


Dog and pony show: doing something for the Brass or the public


Dog Ear: Mechanism used to secure a hatch closed on a naval vessel.


dog robber: admirals aide


Dog Robber: Officers personal orderly


Dog Tags: Military id tags.


Dog watch: Navy watchstander's rotation watch. 1st dogwatch = 1600 to 1800. 2nd dogwatch 1800 to 2000. Prevents sailors from having to stand the same watches every day.


Dog Wrench: A tool used onboard ships to tighten hatches.


DOGGED DOWN: the act of locking and making a hatch closed and watertight


Doggie Diner: Foward mess deck on the Kitty Hawk


DOGPATCH: Any Vietnamese ville especially along Route 1


DOGROBBER: ONE WHO SERVED THE BRASS


Doin' a Rommel: Successfully carrying out a near-impossible mission (Army)


don: don't let any of this bother you


Donkey dick: Fuel hose


Donkey Dick: Nozzle for Jerry Can / Fuel Can


DONKEY DICK: FORCED JETTISON PREVENTION SLEEVE ON AERO 27 BOMB RACK ON AN F4 ACFT


donkey dick: 3-ft. black hose attached to an eductor to dewater a space


Donkey Dick: A spout for a 5 gallon "Jerry" can


Donkey Dick: Flexible hose spout used in fuel cans


Donkey Dick: A hose extension used to defuel wing tanks


dont mean nothin: the only answer to a bad event


Donut Dolly: Women from the American Red Cross


DOPE: A term use when adjusting your sights on your weapon... Remember. It's not always the DOPE on the weapon, but it could be the dope behind the weapon.


Dope on a Rope: Air assault qualified soldier.


DotHead or White Head: Somebody wearing Garmet or White Towel on their head


Double digit figits: Less than 100 days to go in country


Double digit midgit: 99 DAYS OR LESS OCONUS


Double Dumb: One who re-enlists


Double nuts: phrase used to describe two consecutive zeros


Double Time: Run


Douche Kit: Shaving Kit


douche kit: small back for toiletries


douche kit: shaving kit


Doughboys: American soldiers who went to war in Europe


Down range: Any forward-deployed area of operations


Dragonfly: Alternative, widely-used name for USAF Cessna AT-37 ("Killer Tweet"/"Killer Tweety Bird").


DRESS BLUES: Official Military Service Formal Suit.


dress canvas: Navy dress uniform


Dress Right Dress: Keeping everything lined up and in order.


Dress Right Dress: All aligned


drifty as a one winged sea gull: not the brightest bulb on the tree, etc


Drifty as a One Winged Seagull: Not the brightest one.


Drunk-Ex: Consumption of large amounts of alcohol while on liberty.


Dual Cool: Marine Who Is Scuba & Jump Trained


duce gear: same as 782 gear


Duckets: Money to spend


Duckweigh Generator: New troop sent to Supply to ask for a Duckweigh . When Supply says they dont know what he/shes talking about, and the newbie asks Whats a Duckweigh, anyway? The answer is 10 lbs.


Duct Diver: One who inspects jet engines for foreign objects


Dudd: no brains- can't do anything right


Dumber than a Box of Rocks: A very stupid sailor, usually very young.


Dumber that a box of rocks.: Used in the Navy to describe a really dumb person.


Dumpster diver: counter intel weenie


Dung Lai: Stop


DURAGLIT: POLISH USED TO CLEAN MARINE BELT BUCKLES


DUST BUNNIES: Lint under rack


Dust Bunny: Wool pieces that take up residence under racks and basic trainee barracks wall lockers


dust off: chopper picking up troops from field


Dust Off: Huey helicopter medevac


dust-off : medivac helicopter


DUSTOFF: Dedicated Unhesitiatin Service To Our Fighting Forces (UNARMED Med Evac from anywhere


DUTY MOUSE: RECRUIT THAT CLEANS THE MARINE DI QUARTERS


Dying Cockroach: Used for punishment by Drill Sergeants in the Army, making someone lay on their back with arms and legs outstreched


DZ: DROP ZONE,FOR PARACHUTTING


E-TOOL: AN ENTRENCHING TOOL. A SMALL SHOVEL


E.T.A: Extract the Area


E.T.S.: Estimated Time Of Separation


E.T.S.: Enough of this sh*t


E.T.S.: End Time in Service


Eager Beaver: Workerolic


Eagle driver: F-15 pilot


Ears: Recruit slang for "Listen up!"


Easy Eight: Grade 8 Chief


Eating Cheese: Brown-nosing.


eating cheese: kissing a$$


Echo Tango Suitcase: End of Term in Service /ETS.


Economy: Only applies when you are overseas. ie Living on the "economy" means not living on base or base housing; or get something on the Economy, that means not getting on base but getting from the locals


EDCSA: Effective date change strength accountability


Ediwah: Hurry Up . . . Come here, quick!


EFI Only: Encrypted For Information Only.


Egg Beater: Helicopter


Egg Yah: Baby


Eighty Duece: 82nd Airborne Div.


Eighty-six: Get rid of, out of item, "86 that before the CO gets here"


Eisenhower Jacket: Army dress-uniform jacket.


Elbow Grease: To use force when scrubbing


Elephant Grass : tall, sharp-edged grass found in the highlands of Vietnam


Elephant Rubber: rubbertube used to store arty charges


ELEPHANT SNOT: THICK CHEMICAL PAINT STRIPPER


eleven up and three down (8 up): screwed up recruit


eleven up, three down, all eight up: thorougly confused without any hope of recovery


ELINT: Electronic Intelligence


EMHO Report: Early Morning Hard0n Report


EOS: Morse code lingo for "end of skid" meaning no more transmissions. We used it in general terms to mean that was all we had to say or do .b


ESI: Extra Sensitive Information.


ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival.


ETS: Estimated termination of service


ETS: Expiration Term of Service


EUCOM: Assignment to "European Command" units.


EWAM: Eschelons Way Above Me


Exhaust sample: Army Aviation / A joke played on new aircrewman


Exhaust Sample: When you tell a soldier to take a plastic bag and attempt to retrieve exhaust from a military vehicle. It's fun to watch.


Exmisfit: some one that has gotten straitened out


Eyeballs: Recruit slang for, "Look at me and pay attention."


Eyes in the boat: Keeping your eyes looking straight ahead without looking around.


Eyes Only: Communication meant for specifically named person.


F O: forword observer


F T A: F#$% the Army


F# OUTSTANDING: MARINE CORPS JOB WELL DONE


F&#$ing A Tweetie Bird: Absolutely, irrevocably


F.I.S.T.: Fire Support Team - Artillery forward observer


F.N.G.: F'in New Guy


F4 Tape: Rubber Vulcanizing Tape, used to stop hydrallic leaks on F4s


FAC: Forward Air Controller


FANG: hes a fang. Fu**ing Air National Guard.


FANG BOSUN: DENTIST


FANGS: Fu*king Air ational Guard


Fart Blossom: Somebody who wasnt very well thought of.


Fart Recovery: Assigned detail; Cleaning the rest room.


Fart Sack: Sleeping Bag


Fart Sack: Sleeping bag


fart sack: sleeping bag


Fart Sack: sack in which mattresses are stored when not in use-mattress usually remained on the empty rack in the fart sack


Fart Sack: The sack type sheets we used in boot camp in the the mid 50's.


Fart Sack : Mattress cover.


fart sack: military cot


Fart Sack: Marine Fabric Cover on Rack Mattress


Fart Sack: Mattress cover


Fart Sack: Sleeping bag


FART SMELLER: SOMEOME UP YOUR ASS WHILE CRAWLING PRONE


Fast mover: Fixed wing jet fighter


Fast Movers: F-4 Phantoms


fast talking: flying an aircraft very low and fast


fat albert: C 5 galaxy


Fat Albert: C-5


Fat Albert: Nickname for USS Mount Whitney LCC-20.


Fat Body: An overweight soldier


Fat Jaws or my jaws are fat: You're really angry


Fear Gear: Steel pot & flak jacket


FEATHER MERCHANT: CIVILIAN WORKER ON BASE


FEBA: False enthusiasm, bad attitude


FECOM: Assignment to Far East Command (usually Korea).


Feet Wet: Over water (for flyers)


Feets: Heads so far up Commanders ass! (Ass Kisser)


fetch the left-handed "Flight-line" wrench: no such thing USMC


Fich Man Pronounced "Fish": First In Chow Hall


FIDO: f**k it, drive on


FIDO: Fk It, Drive On


FIDO: f### it drive on


field day: clean and shine your assigned area- Navy


Field day: Barraks cleaning for inspection


field day: clean up the barracks/ co. area


Field Day: Deep cleaning of Barrack, Galley Units, and all work areas...


Field Day: Reference to fully clean the barracks on thursdays in the Marines.


Field Day: To clean up an area,cleaning your room each week.


Field Day: Term used in Navy means to thoroughly clean the area.


Field Day: Like its something fun, to clean your barracks


Field Day: General Quarters Cleaning


Field day: Day set aside for cleaning the office and barracks


Field Latrine: A hand dug trench in a bivouc area for crapping.


Field Strip: Break a cigarette butt down


Field Strip a Cigarette: Strip off paper & spread tobacco around.


FIGHTIN FIVE N DIME: Pet name for the destroyer, USS Eaton DD/DDE510


FIGMO: Fuck it, got my orders


FIGMO: FU** it, Got My Orders


FIGMO: F**K IT I GOT MY ORDERS -


Figmo: F * * K it, got my orders


FIGMO: FORGET IT I GOT MY ORDERS


FIGMO: F you I Got my orders


FIGMO: F@#K it, got my orders


FIGMO STICK: Forget (sometimes) I got my orders


FIJFI: F*** It! Just F*** It!


File 13: An imaginary file that really means the waste basket


Filet of Mule Tool: Sliced cold cuts in the Navy.


find 100 yards of flight: helicopter flight staging area


find a a-s-h reciever: ash tray in helicopter


Finishing Lumber: toothpicks


Fire fight: Exchange of weapon's fire with enemy


Fire for effect: Artillery barrage


Fire the rifle: Fire a missle from an aircraft


Fire Watch: Personnel stationed in adjacent compartments next to a compartment where welding was occuring on Navy ships.


Fire Watch: Night guard duty


Fire Watch Ribbon: National Defense Ribbon


Firesides: Cleaning soot out of the stacks usually with a fire hose by Boiler Technicians


First Shirt: First Sergeant


First Shirt: Air Force First Sergeant


FIRST SHIRT: FIRST SERGEANT


First Shirt: 1st Sgt


First Shirt: First Sgt.


First shirt or shirt or skirt: First Sergeant


First Stud: Air Force First Sargeant (Squadron 1st Sargeant)


FITREP: Fitness Report


Five and Dime: Nickname USS Eaton DDE-510


FLAP: F@#$ lazy airforce personnel


flap jacks: something newbies were sent to get on the flight line


Flat Hatting: military pilot flying lower than regulations allow.


Flat top: Navy ship, Air Craft Carrier


FLICK: MOVIE


Flick: Movie.


Flight Line: Send the new guys to supply to get some flight line. Flight line was actually where the aircraft were parked on the ramp.


Flight line: Something you send newbee to aviation station assignment for.


Flip-Flapper: Undecided Commander or Leader.


Flip-Now: Move out! (Infantry Operation)


Float test: throw over the side of a ship


float test: dumping some unwanted thing over the side of a ship


Float.: Battalion landing team deployed at sea. Marines


Floating Target: Officer in a parachute.


Flush the Head: Put a chief on sea duty.


fly boy: air force member


Fly Boy: Officer or Enlisted Men on Flying Duties.


Fly boys: Air Force


fly shit: pepper shaker


Flyboy: any pilot or airman


Flyboys: Helicopter Units


Flying Box Car: C-119 Aircraft


flying gas station: Air Force refuler KC 135


Flying Oil Leak: C-121


Flying Piss Pot: Term used in the Navy to describe the insignia used on a Boiler Tender or Boiler Technician's rating badage.


Flyrod: lower enlisted Air Force


FM: F***ing magic, used when electronics device that wasn't working correctly starts working by itself.


FM: F'ing Magic - The mysterious way equipment that was broken suddenly begins to work....


FMF Stomp: FMF Marines kicking comm wire from boot eyelets


FMT (Facilites Maint. Team): F**kin Magic Team SAC Term


FNG: F#!*&%ING NEW GUY


FNG: F**king NEW GUY


FNG: F#$* ing New Guy


FNG: F**king new guy


FNG: Fu#^&^ken New Guy


FNG: Fu**ing New Guy.


FNG: F**king New Guy


FNG: F***ing New Guy


FNG: Funny New Guy


FNG, Cherry, Ping: Fing New Guy- someone who just arrived in country


FO: Artillery forward observer


FOAD: F--K OFF AND DIE


FOAD: F*&k off and die


FOB: Forward Operating Base


FOB: Forward Operating Base


FOBBET: Someone who has been deployed overseas, but has never been off of the base they are on.


FOBBIT or FOB-GOBLIN: A Soldier that stays on the FOB for an entire deployment (never leaves the wire)


Fobbit, Fobgoblin: someone who never leaves the fob(foward operating base)


Fobbits: soldiers who Never go outside the wire. similar to Pogue


FOD: Foreign Object Debris (FL object)/FO Damage to A/C


FOD: Flight ops lingo for - Foreign Object Damage


FOD walk: In the Marine Corps airwing--The lining-up of all of the flightline personnel to walk the flightline and pick up everything that might cause FOD(foreign object damage) to the aircraft or its engine.


Fog Lookout: A new seaman assigned a bow watch for fog location by pointing a finger at its location to the bridge watch and reporting it .


Foo Foo Juice: Shaving lotion or cologne.


FOOD STAMP: MEAL CARD


Foofoo Juice: After shave or cologne.


Foreign Airborn Matter: Enemy shrapnel and rounds in a firefight


Foreskins on toast: Creamed chipped beef on toast


foreskins on toast: creamed chip beef on toast


Form 6 : Army Duty Roster


Forth Point of Contact: You Butt, Airborne personnel are the only ones who understand this. The five points of contact upon landing are Balls of feet, Calves, Thighs, Butt, and then shoulders.


Forty Mark Strasse: Red Light District


Forward Observer: One who calls artillery fire for an infantry platoon


FOT Foreskins-on-toast: SOS is for beef--------FOT is chipped ham on toast


Four Seater: Outhouse with four holes


Foxtrot Sierra Hotel: F**king Shit Hot Really good.


Frag: Using a grenade on someone you did not like.


Frag: A grenade


frag: to eliminate the person in charge after a cluster f**k


frag ("to frag", or "fragged"): Removal of inept command by subordinate personnel (bottom up) rather than top down chain of command


frag bag: bag wore around the waist


fragging: use a grenade to eleminate a bad officer or non com


Free Bird: Jet Flying Back Top U.S.A.


Freeboard: Something "strikers" were sent searching for.


Freedom Bird: The plane that takes you back to "The World".


freedom bird: plane flying gis back to the states


Freedom Bird: The airplane that took you home from Viet Nam


Freedom Bird: Air Plane Leaving The Nam returning GI's Back to the World ( USA)


frequency grease: Sent Radio Operators around base looking for a gallon of frequency grease


Frequency Grease: Non-existent lubricant to fix interference on communication equipment


Frequency Grease: A Term used for boots new in the Communications Field


Frequency Grease: A made up term to send new communications soldiers to hunt for!


Front Leaning Rest: push-up position


Front Leaning Rest: Pushup Position


Fruit salad: Many ribbons on ones chest


Fruit Salad: One who has many many ribbons.


FTW: F The World - Expression of general disgust with one's circumstances.


fu**sation: total state of confusion and chaos


Fubar: FU#KED UP BEYOND ALL RECOGNITION


FUBAR: Fucked up Beyond All Repair


FUBAR: Fouled (or effed) Up Beyond All Recognition


FUBAR: F*d up beyond all recognition


FUBAR: F$*ked Up Beyond All Recognition


FUBAR: F$*ked beyond all recognition


FUBAR: F*&*ed up beyond all recognition.


FUBIGAR: F_ _ K YOU BUDDIE I'M JUST A RESERVE


FUBIJAR: F U Buddy I'm Just A Reservist.


FUBIJAR: F You Buddy I'm Just A Reservist


FUBYOYO: F*** You Buddie, You're On Your Own.


Fuel Bunny: 77F Fuel Handler, Army


Full Bird: Navy Captain


Full Bird: Colonel in the Army, Marine Corp, & Air Force


Full Bird Corporal: Specialist 4 (Army)


Full Bird Private: Army Specialist E-4; so called because of the eagle on the SPCs shield rank insignia. A play on full bird colonel and usually used to mock or belittle an SPC who behaves above his paygrade.


Full Bird Private: Term used to describe an Army Specialist


Full Bull: A bird Colonel


Full throttle: Air Force - Busting ass to get a job done. Gungho.


FUMF: Fat Ugly M*&#*@F*@!$# - B-52


FYGMO: F*** You, Got My Orders


G I # huckking 10: they didnt like you


G I chop-chop: kids begging for food


G-1: Officer in Command of Personnel allocations.


G-1: Officer in command of military intelligence.


G-2: Officer in Command of Military Intelligence.


G-3: Officer in Command of training army personnel.


G-4: Officer in Command of Army Supply logistics.


G. I. Party: Cleaning the Barracks


G. I. Party: Clean up the barracks and polish the floors every friday night


G.I.: Government Issue


G.I. Party: This could also be for a GI who is a jerk, a blanket will be thrown over his rack bed and while he is being held down other GIs will put a bar of soap in a sock and he will get his ass kicked


G.I. Shower: To grab an unbathed & stinking comrade and wash him down in the shower, using floor brooms and laundry soap


GAF: Give a F***


GAF: Give A F**K...who cares!


Gaggin Wagon: Lunch Truck


gaggle: mass confusion


Gaggle F*#!: To walk in general disarray I.E. not in formation or a straight line


Gagglefuck: A group of soldiers goofing off while on duty or a SNAFU that has turned FUBAR.


Gaines Burgers: Mystery meat burgers served in VietNam


Gainesburgers: Round Meat Patties


Gallopin' Crud: A particularly virulent form of Gonnorea, venereal disease


Galloping Ghost of the Arabian Coast: The flagship of Commander Middle East Forces, painted white to reflect the not sun.


Gangplank: Ramp from dock to ship


Gas Jockey: Refueling Specialist


Gas passers: Refueling boom operators


Ge Dunk Truck: Truck that sold Candy and other sundries on the pier.


Gear Adrift: Navy - Something not in its proper place, usually during inspections.


Gear Dog: Carrier arresting gear personnel


Gedunk: Ice cream, candy, etc. (Navy term)


gedunk: snack bar


Gedunk: Ice cream.


Gedunk: Ice Cream.


GeDunk - U.S. Navy: Sweets Or Any Other Junk Food


gedunk machine: a candy or pop machine


gedunk machine: vending machine


Gedunk stand: The PX


Gedunk wagon: Chow truck


Gee-dunk: Cafateria, candy store, personal supplies store.


GEE-DUNK: Any junk foods (chips candy etc).


Gee-dunk Stand: Ice cream and soda stand.


gee-dunk truck: food truck that came to batallion areas


geedunk: candy,junkfood


geedunk: candy or junk food


Geedunk: small store on base or aboard ship to buy pogey-Bate snacks or candy


geedunk: canteen or snack bar aboard ship; on shore - place to buy snacks


GEEDUNK: SHIPS STORE ON BOARD AIRCRAFT CARRIER


geedunk: ice cream


Geedunk: Place to buy snacks ie candy, chips etc.


Geedunk: Ship's store.


geedunk: junk food


geedunk: Junk food


Geedunk: Candy and garbage food or a place to buy it


geedunks: snacks


geeters: money


General Confusion: Whose in charge when everything is gong wrong


Gesturing: closed fist w/extended thumb, touching : Silent D'oh!, D'uh, my bad.


Get a bucket of "Hay" and go outside and feed the : Motor Transport joke, nickname for a vehicle. USMC


Get Over MF: Personnel that constantly get out of work details


Get some payback.: Marine slang, what ever it takes, die trying effort too kill enemy for personal revenge.


Get the FHT and move out!: f****ing heavy thing. ie: mortar plate, dragon round, fifty cal. receiver.


Get the key to the "Basement": all the units I been at didn't have any basement. USMC


get up those wooden hills: go up the stairs


Get you some!: Get into the firefight.


Get your bore punched: Procedure used to see if you have an std.


get your head and ass wired together: usually a DI to a recruit who needed to get on the same page


Get10: Do 10 push ups for a screw up


GETTING BEGGED ON!: BEING CHASTISED BY HIGHER RANKING PERSONEL


Getting your Crow: advancing to E-4 and above


Getting Your Ticket Punched: (For Officers) Serving in a line unit for 60 days.


GG: Good to Go.


GHOST: One that cant be found when work to be done -hide/disappear


Ghost Turd: What Marine DI's called the collected dust under your bunk.


Ghost Turd: A ball of fuzz, dust, etc., found under your bunk in the barracks if you haven't swept in a few days


Ghostin: Avoiding duty


GI drink: bowel softener


GI Gin: cepocal and codeine cough syrup with alcohol in it from the infirmery. Used to relieve sore muscles on a 54 hour maneuver.


GI Party: Cleaning barracks before inspection


GI party: intensive cleaning of a barracks


GI Party: "Squaring away" a non-confroming soldier


GIB: guy in back. back seater in F-4 fighter


gidunks pronounsed geedunks: snacks or junk food


GIFA: The Great Iraqi F*** All (British Army term for the Iraqi desert)


GIG LINE: Shirt button line runs vertical with zipper line "smart appearance"


Gig Line: That line created by your shirt, belt buckle and zipper.


Gig Line: The end of the buckle on a belt is Parallel (on top of) the top of the fly (where the button is) on uniform trousers


Gig Slip: A demerit slip of paper we had to keep on out person in case we got some sort of minor infraction during a spot inspection. In OTS in 1970, I once got a Gig Slip for not having a gig slip on me.


GIRB: GI Rat Bas**rd - regular guy, just one of the guys


Gitmo: Guantanimo Bay


GIVE ME A " ROE": Marlboro cigarette


give me a down(or up) bubble!: put an angle on a submarine


Give me a huss: Do me a favor


Giving/Getting a "Case of the Ass": Getting mad or making someone mad.


GIZMACHI: Odds and ends, anything you can't give a name to


Gizmo: Term used in the Marine Corps for someone who was a foul-up, or could never get things done correctly


gmf: goodbye mother f****r


GMF: Gone Mother F%#$R Usually a count down to departure 10 days GMF


Go Ahead: Joke.


Go and find the batteries for a Kem Lite: Something that you would have new soldiers go and look for.


Go Fasters: The name of USMC Recrutes running shoes


go fasters: running shoes


Go Fasters: Running Shoes


Go Fasters: Athletic footwear


go get 10 yards of flight line for me: a joke a booters who didn't know that the flight line is where planes take off from


GO GET 50 FEET OF FLIGHT LINE: FLIGHT LINE IS WHERE HELICOPTERS ARE PARKED


GO GET A BUCKET OF ROTORWASH: ROTORWASH IS HELICOPTER BLADE DOWN DRAFT


Go Get A Ht Punch: Sent boot camps to hull tect shop, instead of tool, they get hit.


Go get me a "bucket of line feeds" !!!: No such thing!!!! A rookie teletypist is at times ask to produce from the Naval Storekeepers.


Go get me a box of grid squared: Send someone new on a bogus mission


Go get me some *sound powered phone batteries*.Nav: For new recruits ( no such Items - sound powered ! )


Go get the keys for the Humvee.: Hummers dont have keys.


Go Grab A Piece Of Flight Line: Newbees in Squadrons are sent to get this. It isn't a thing to get, it is where planes taxi back to their Squadrons.


Go Over-The-Hill: Run away, AWOL


Go Scratch: Get away or out of here.


Go to Geedunk to get poggie bait..: Go to canteen to get candy bar


Goat Locker: Navy E-7 Chiefs Mess on ship or a bar off ship


Goat Locker: Chief quarters onboard a Navy ship.


Goat Rope: Large, unorgainzed effort that accomplishes very little.


Goat Rope: Mass confusion see also gagglef*#k and clusterf^*k


Goat Rope: Typically screwed up operation


GOB: Enlisted Naval personnel


Going ARVN: When foreign soldiers trained by US military advisors cut and run during a firefight.


Going native: Marine slang,for a marine that has to be put in the Brig and forced too return to The United States.


Going Over: Used for a sailor going on liberty


Going to the Big Smoke: Going to London for your two day off (Air Force Security Service)


Gold Brick: Very Lazy Marine.


Gold Brick: Soldier who dodges responsibility.


Gold Bricking: To be lazy or not do your duty


GOLDEN FLOW: LAB WORK FOR DRUGS


Golden Rod: 2nd Lt.


GOMER: Term used by medical personnel for sick-call rangers. Get Outta My Exam Room


Gomer: A Marine that kept messing up. Ref: Gomer Pyle


Gone ape shit: metally unstable


Gone Native: When a US Forces member starts acting, speaking, sitting, & eating Vietnamese-style.


Gonzo Station: Arabian Sea/Persian Gulf area during hostage crisis in Iran (US Navy).


Good Enough For Government Work : When a task was completed close to standard


Good to Go: Ready.


Good to go: Ready for action


Good-to-go: The answer to everything.


Goofing Off: Not doing the army tasks assigned.


Gook-Charley: Sniper


gooks in the wire: Enemy approaching


Gooms or Goums: Algerian Infantry Units, real bad guys around women


GOONEY BIRD: C-47 TYPE OF AIRCRAFT


Gooney Bird: Seagull


gooney bird: C-47- aiplane rused in many configurations


Goonie Bird: USAF term for C-47 Skytrain Aircraft. (Military Version of the DC-3)


Gopher: One who goes for this and that.


Gotta do the 5 S,s B4 going ashore: SHIT,SHOWER,SHAVE and SHINE my SHOES...


Gotta go DOUCHE: Take a shower.


GQ: Navy General Quarters


Grab Ass: Term used in all services for frockling around, usually including wrestling.


Grab Ass: Soldiers messing or screwing around; usually involves wrestling


Grand Central Station: More than one set of railroad tracks (creases) on your pants.


Grannies: Ugly female black shoes


Grape: Freshly shorn head of new recruit


Grapes: Personnel who refueled aircraft on carriers. Named so because their shirts were purple.


Gravel Agitator: Infantryman.


Gravel Agitator: Infantry.


Gravity Check: Dropping equipment


Grease Gun: A particular machine gun that resembled a grease gun


Grease Gun: .45 Cal Sub-machine gun


Grease Pit: An in-ground trap adjacent to a mess hall for collection of messhall grease gone downdrain.


Grease Trap Duty: A worse assignment than KP duty (for F/U's).


Green: New recruit or untrained


Green bean: Taking a person to run the bars in Korea


GREEN BEAN: NEW AIRMAN, USAF JUST OUT OF BASIC


Green bean tour: Taking a new person in Korea on a tour of the bars


green board!: all hull to sea openings indicate shut:: sub ready to dive


Green Card: Military ID


Green Line: Defensive Perimeter around a LZ or Camp


Green Weenie: Slang for the Army machine- the BIG brass;powers that be; etc.


Gremlin: When something went wrong with a plane it was blamed on gremlins


Grenade: explosive


Grey Matter: That material between the ears that mistakes are made


GREYHOUND: Destroyers plane guarding, viewed from the Carrier look like greyhounds running in a race...


GRF: Giant Rat F**k...Large scale operation against VC/NVA.


Grid Squares: New soldiers are sent to retrieve a box of them.


grinder: parade ground


Grinder: Marching field


Grinder: Drill field


Grinder: Parade Field


ground guides: new soldiers are sent to go get a (box of ground guides)


Ground Pounder: Infrantryman


ground pounder: Infantry


Ground Pounder: Infantry, walking soldier.


Ground Pounder: Infantry


Ground Pounder: What Artillery men call Infantry men


Ground Pounder (USAF): Non-rated/non-flying personnel of Air Force.


Ground pounder..: A recruit! ! !


Ground Pounders: Slang for Army troops.


groundpounder: infantryman


groups: A measure of distance.


Grovel: To suck up to...to brown nose.


GRUNT: Ground Replacement Usually Not Trained.


GRUNT: Stands for (Ground Replacement Usually Not Trained)


GRUNT: WWII phrase - Ground Replacement Usually Not Trained


Grunt: Army 11B Infantryman


Grunt: AKA groundpounder 0311 infantry Marine


Grunt: Infantry Soldier


grunts with a shovel: 12 Bravo Combat Engineers


GTD: General Tightening Down, as in conforming exactly to regulations


GU11: bogus aircraft designation--gull--used when lookouts were very bored on picked duty in the Gulf of Tonkin


GU11: Designation used by old salts in the Navy to get boots to look for an aircraft, but really a sea gull.


GUIDON ..... UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS: CARRIES AND BEARS UNIT'S COLORS ON POLE


Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club: Navy Enlisted Serving in the South China Sea/Gulf of Tonkin


Gum Gardner: Navy Dentist


Gun Bunnie: Vulcan Crew members 16Rs.


gun bunnies: artillery ammo humpers


Gun Bunnies: Field Artillery Crew


Gun Bunnies: Field Artillery Unit Personel


GUN BUNNIES: Artillery personnel.


Gun Bunnies: Vulcan crewmembers 16Rs


Gun Bunny: Field Artillery Soldier 13B


Gun Bunny: Artillery Man


gun bunny: Army 11C Indirect fire (mortar) infantry


Gun bunny: any 13B


Gun Bunny: Artillery Gun Crewman


Gun Deck: Lying about doing the required Daily Maintance Checks


gun deck it: let it slide, no big deal


Gun Plumber: Air Force weapons mechanic


Gun Plumber : Weapons technician (loader) that loaded and repaired aircraft guns and gun system


gunbunny: an artilleryman


Gundeck: Falsify maintenance records.


GUNG HO: operate strickly by the book


Gung Ho: Overly Enthused


gung ho: was a lifer


Gungy: Enthusiastic, motivated


gunner: marine chief warrant officer 4


Gunner: Warrent officer slang title


gunnie : gunnery sergant


Gunny: Gunnery sgt


Gunship: Armed to the tilt huey chopper


gut truck: mobile snack vendor seen around post area


gut truck: food truck or van parked outside the barracks


gut truck: meal truck


Gut Truck: Mobile vending truck


Gut Truck: Catering truck


H&I: Harassment & Interdiction.


H-Hour: Moment in an operation when the first troops began the attack.


HABU: SR-71 BLACK BIRD


HAC: Helicopter Aircraft Commander


Hajee: a person of middle eastern ethnicity or a local Iraqi citizen


half stepper: Not doing anything totally to the fullest


half stepping : doing something half as*ed


HALO: high altitude low opening -- military free fall


HALO: High Altitude Low Opening


Ham and Mother fu***ers: K rations: Ham and Beans


Ham and muther f......: Ham and Lima Beans


Handy Billy: Fire pump aboard ship to pump sea water.


Hang the Dog Out: Getting totally drunk during an inport period in Olongapo City, Philippines.


Hang Tough: be strong


Hangar Queen: Aircraft kept in the hangar for parts


Hangar Queen: An aricraft that hasn't flown for 30 days or more - USAF


Hanger Basement: A place to send new bee's for generator brushes.


Hanger Queen: Aircraft used for spare parts.


Hanger Queen: Heavily Canabolized Acft for Parts far away from Flying again


Hanger Queen: A/C setting in the hanger and used for parts.


Hanger Queen: Equipment or aircraft used for spare parts


Hanger Queen: Aircraft used for spare parts


Hanger Queen: An aircraft used for spare parts AKA hanger b****


Hanger Queen: Aircraft that stay in the hanger 30+ days


HANOI HANNAH: Woman broadcaster from Hanoi, North Viet-Nam


Happy Hour: Running the Grider for an hour with your rifle over your head, after messing up in Boot Camp.


Hard core: NVA or committed enemey


Hardball : Concrete or Pavement


Harms Way: putting yourself in danger


hashmarks on his skivvies: brownish stains on his underpants


hat up: let's go, let's get out of here, leave


Hat Up!: Let's go! (Air Force)


HATCH: A door or entryway between to compartments on a naval vessel


Hatch: Door on ship/sub (also used on land by Navy personnel)


Hawk: Strong wind, usually freezing cold The hawks up.


HAWK: Hard, cold wind


Haze Gray and Underway: In the Navy, shipboard duty, or to be at sea on a ship.


Haze Grey & Under Way: Freshly Painted Ship and Sea Bound


HazMat: Hazardous Material


HazMat Tool: A Racheting Wrench and Socket used to open and close Hazardous Material Barrels


HE: High Explosive


He: An Air Force Security force member pulling stingermissile duty in korea


He's " OUT THERE ": crazy


Head: Bath room


Head: Rest Room Facilities


HEAD: REST ROOM


head: Bathroom


head space & timing: knowledge


Headspace and Timing Alignment: Someone/thing/mission that ain't going well and needs work.


Heave out & Trice up!: Get up and make your rack/bed.


Heavy: B52 Bomber


Heavy Junk: referring to heavy equipment such as bulldozers


Hello Mc Fly!: Idiot.


Helo: Helicopter


Helo Pad: Landing area for Helicopters


Here comes the general: In coming screw up


Herky: C-130


hermans: germans


Hero: Anyone in the military


Hero: What DI's call recruits in a sarcastic way ... usually after a recruit does something stupid.


Hershey bars: stripes


HEY: Nick name of USS Harry E Yarnell CG-17. One of the first ships to have personalized ball caps.


Hey Joe!: Foreign nationals trying to sell just about anything to a serviceman overseas. Yells out "Hey Joe, look see, cheap."


High & tight (to Airborne Personnel): A good military haircut


High and Tight: A haircut used mostly Marines and super gung-ho Army guys.


High and Tight : Not a fresh haircut but a Marine corps cut, hair worn HIGH on the top and TIGHT on the sides. Resembling the lid on a jar. Therefore the name JARHEAD.


High and tight: A type of hair cut not a fresh one


High and Tight: Fresh Hair-Cut


High Angle Hell: Incoming Mortar Fire


High Speed: someone who thinks fast, or if used sarcastically, an idiot


high speed low drag: troop with his act together


High Speed Low Drag: Squared Away, Knowledgeable, Capable


High Speed, Low Drag: Pretty cool


High-Bird: Walking outside and flipping the "bird" to Russian Satillites


Highspeed: Motivated Soldier


Hit the beach.: Marine slang, leaving ship for liberty, wild liberty.


Hit the bricks: formation


Hit the Deck : get up and get to work


Hit the pit: Go to bed


Hit the rack: Get in your bunk/bed.


Hit the sack: go to bed


Hit the skids - Navy: Sumarine term for hitting the rack - some racks were on the torpedo loading skids


HMFIC: head Muther f&%#@r in Charge


Hodgie: Any iraqi


HOG : M60 Machinegun


Hog, feeding the hogs: Marine dependents, feeding the dependents.


Hogg: Army - slang name for a 98H (Morse Intercept/Locator).


Hoggie Bait: Junk Food


hogs: refueling aircraft


Hoist the main brace: Going for a drink


Hold Overs: Military personnel awaiting orders


Holiday Routine: Holiday for some, Routine for the rest of us// light holiday hours


Hollywood Shower: A shower taken onboard a Navy ship where the water was left continously running during the shower...A big no no.


Holy Ghost: C130 with 20 rotery guns under the wings


Holy joe: Inter office envelope


Honcho: Boss or expert


Honcho: Boss.


Honcho: The one in charge


honey bucket: sewage removal vehichle


Honey Bucket: Plywood toilet with 55 gallon cans to Crap in


Honey Bucket Brigade: Burn crap & p--- in half/55gal. barrels w/diesel fuel


honey hole duty: burning waste matter from the toilet Shit


honey pot: 55 gal drum cut in half. Used as a toilet.


Honeyco: A term of endearment for a sidewalk sweetheart in the Philippines.


Honkey-Tonk PX Belibo: Thats right!


Honor Man: The top graduate in a military school.


HONOR MAN: SOLDIER SELECTED TO REPRESENT A BN,CO, OR UNIT


Hoo-ah!: Marching behind cavalry: watch your step (horse dung)


Hoo-Rah!: Also used by Sailors not just Marines to acknowledge an order that draws out excitment in doing ones job!!


Hooah: Army, cheer and an affirmitive response


Hooah: Army for I agree or yes sir


Hooah: Actually it is an acronym, HUA (pronounced Hooah) for Heard, Understood, Acknowledged


HOOAH: (who-a) adj.[slang used by soldiers] referring to or meaning anything and everything except "no".


Hooahhh: Battlecry/statement/question/Great/Message Received/Understood/Glad to meet you/Welcome/I don't know but I'll check on it/Thanks/You've taken the correct action/Next Slide/Amen!


hooch: panama local


Hooch: A tent made by ponchos, rods and string.


hooch: bunk


Hooch: Living quarters


HOOCH .... TENT HOUSING: MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL LIVING AREA


Hooch, Steam, Bright Penny, Holy Water: Homemade illegal booze made in the field in small stills


Hooker: U.S. Army 67U personnel. CH-47 Chinook aircrewmembers


HOOTCH: ALMOST ANY SHELTER, FROM TEMPPORARY TO LONG TERM


Hootch: Sleeping Quarters GP Medium or Smaller


Hootch: Place where GIs slept.


Hooyah: Affirmative


Hope to Shit in your Flat Hat: Navy term used to express emotion about something they really believed to be true.


Horse cock: Lunch meat sandwich


Horsecock: Balogna- the large sausage roll


Horsecock: Baloney Sandwich


Hosed up: Person or situation that is royally screwed up


Hot LZ: Chopper landing zone being guarded by enemy.


Hot Noser: Butt Kisser


hot rack: sharing a rack/bed with another guy (submariners)


Hot racking: Reference to sailors using the same beds on ships with fewer racks than sailors. One goes on shift and one comes off shift and uses the same rack.


hot rock: great pilot


Hot Rod: Loach with Mini-Gun


houch: barracks


House Mouse: Maid


House Mouse: The shortest military person. Helped NCO's in Boot Camp.


Household 6: Slang for the wife, as opposed to S-6 (command)


HPWIC: Head Person Whats In Charge.


HUA: Heard, Unstood and Acknowledged


HUA (hoo-ahh): Heard, Understood, Acknowledged


HUA(pronounced Hooah): Term used by USAF Forward Air Controllers in Korea. It means "Heard-Unoderstood-Acknowledged". This term is USAF in origin and was stolen by the other US military services.


Hubba Hubba: In a hurry, move


Huey: Bell Workhorse Helicopter of Viet-Nam


Hum Bik: I don't understand


HUMINT: Human Intelligence.


Hump: To walk or to march.


Hump: Hiking long distances


Hump the ramp: Air Force security duty on the flight line


Humping: Guarding alert aircraft


HumVee: Not a Hummer


Hundered and Worst: Used by the 82nd Airborne Div. to make fun of the 101st Airborne Div.


Hundred P Alley: Area of Gia Dinh near Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam--Any possible deviant act available there for 100 Piastres (200 P Alley was closer to Saigon)


hus: a favor - as in "Give me a hus."


Hut, Hootch: Dwelling


I croc-a dile you: I kill you


I D 10 T: Idiots (used to send the new guys (newbees) to supply to pick up "I D 10 T's").


I Hear That: What your telling me I know already and agree with what your telling!


I Love Lucy: Illumination round


I.D 10 T Form : made up form . Person doesn't know it till they spell it out


ID 10 TANGO: idiot


id10t: A FORM YOU GET NEWBIES TO REQUISTION FIRST DAY IN- STANDS FOR IDIOT


ID10T FORM: USED TO SEND NEW MEMBER ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE


Iddy-wah: P-38 for K 3/9 Marines


IF YOU'RE NOT A HEAD YOUR A LEG: AIRBORNE


IHTFP: I Hate This F@#!ing Place.


IM-SHEE IM-SHEE: MOVE QUICKLY , ARABIC LINGO


Impact Area: Area that Artillery aimed for while practice firing


In coming: Look out receiving artillary round fired and coming


In Country: Those serving on land or river patrol in VietNam.


In the bush: on patrol off the base in enemy country


In the rear with the gear: Back in a relative safe area like a base camp or depot but still in hostile area


In the Rear with the Gear: Someone who gets to stay away from the front lines or out of the field.


In Your Lap: To discuss or talk about personal problems


Incoming: VC/NVA Rocket Attack


Indian Country: AO owned by the enemy


Ink Stick: A pen


Ink stick: Pen


Ink-stick: Pen


Inside Skinny: What is really going on.


INT WTF: Interrogative WhatTheF%$# (communications jargon for What's happening?).


Irish penit: String on you uniforms that stick out


Irish Pennant: USMC term, loose thread on uniform


Irish Pennant: Threads hanging from USN uniform


Irish Pennant: Any string or thread hangin from cloth such as clothing, bedding, flags, pennants, etc


Irish Pennant: The fraying strings on clothing


Irish Pennants: Loose/attached stings on uniforms


It is 5 klicks north of here: Do not know


It only hurts when your conscious...: Needling a tall guy when he whacks his head on the top of a hatch


It's only a flesh wound : They almost blew my freaking arm off


it's only a flesh wound : they almost blew my freaking arm off


ITR .... SAN ONEFRE, CAMP PENDLETON, CA.: MARINE CORPS INFANTRY TRAINING REGIMENT


Its getting dark out side: starting to take fire


Itty Wah: Come here in Korea


Itty-wa Shoes: Sandles, flip flops.


Itty-Waah: c-ratrion can opener USMC 60's


Ivan: Plastic target of enemy at range qualification, originally was the bad Communist Russians


IYAAYWOT: "If You Ain't Ammo, You're Waiting on Them!" Predominately used by AF Weapons personnel. Play on Ammo's motto "If You Ain't Ammo, You Ain't Sh@*!"


J-5: MENU CODE FOR STEAK - NAVY SUBS


JABFU: Joint American/British Foul Up.


Jack of the dust: Someone who breasks out chow from storerooms for the gally on a navy ship


Jack of the dust: Guy in charge of dry stores on ship


JACK WAGON : DONT KNOW ,, ASK R .LEE HERLY ?? USMC


Jacked Up: Soldier or missions all messed up


JAFO: Just Another F***ing Operator


Jamin Jenny: M16 rifle


JANFU: Joint Army/Navy Foul Up.


Jar Head: Marine


Jar Head: Marine


Jar of Bulkhead Remover: Newbies usually sent to ships Gear Locker for this


jarhead: marine personnel


Jarhead: U.S. Marine.


Jarhead: Marine.


Jarhead: Marine.


Jarhead: A Marine


JATO: Jet Assisted Take Off (actually refers to rocket bottles attached to Bomber aircraft which are fired during takeoff ).


Jeep: Fresh out of basic training


JEEP: Just Enlisted, Expecting Promotion


jeep : low ranking military person, usually young recruit


Jeep: A raw recruit


JEEP: New troop fresh out of basic training


Jeep: Air Force for new guy out of school first assigment


Jeep: U.S.Air Force newbee


JEEP: Just Enough Education to Pass


Jeep: a low ranking enlisted person/new to the military


Jeep: A new arrival from basic training (USAF) to 1st PCS


jeep: rookie air force security specialist.


jeep: new, low ranking troop in outfit


JEEP: JUST ENOUGH EDUCATION TO PASS


Jeep or Beep-Beep: Brand-New Airman fresh from basic training with no hair


Jelly Fish: Superior Without A Backbone.


JEP: Junior enlisted personnel (pronounced JEEP)


Jeppy: New Airman in the Air Force!


Jerry Can: 5 gallon container for transporting gas, diesel or water


Jerry-Built: Any device, machine, or structure put together haphazardly from junk or spare parts


jesus nut: large retainer nut that holds the main roatorblades on the roator mast of a uh1 huey.


Jet Jockey: Any fighter pilot


Jettison: To throw something into the water.


Jewish Navy: US Coast Guard during WW2


JFK's: Exercise normally performed at morning quarters by Navy personnel initiated by President Kennedy.


Jibbed up: uptight or riled up.


Jodie: the guy back home


Jodie: That worthless, no good, bast*rd that was home with your gal, while you were away on duty.


Jody: Singing Cadence to Airborne personnel


Jody: That guy back home that's sleeping with your girlfriend while you're in basic/ AIT/ OSUT


Joe Sh** the Rag Man: A Soldier that doesn't conform to military standards [ie: Doesn't polish his boots or press his uniform etc.]


Joe sh** the rag man: (Army) a soldier who uniform is all nasty and dirty BDU's


Joe shit the rag man : A unclean soldier


Joe Shit the Rag Man: Person of unknow identity in the Navy, as in, I don't know you from Joe Shit The Rag Man.


Joe Sh_t the rag man: Screwed up Marine in Boot camp


Joe Tucker: Every Mother F****r


Joe Willies: Exercise used for punishment during physical training


John Wayne : Marine slang, c/rat can opener,army p38?


John Wayne: P38 can opener in C-Rations


John Wayne: Small can opener for c-rat cans


John Wayne: Risky or reckless act


John Wayne: Can Opener (same as P-38)


john wayne: c-rat opener


John Wayne: Can opener for opening c-rations (P-38)


JOHN WAYNE: MORE COMMON NAME FOR A P-38 C-RAT OPENER


John Wayne: small can opener for c-rations


John Wayne: P-38 can opener


John Wayne: Same as P-38, can opener


John Wayne: P-38 government issue compact can opener


john wayne: can opener


John Wayne - Used by Marines: C-ration can opener


John Wayne Bar: Round disk shaped chocolate foil wrapped non-melting candy in C-Rats.


John Wayne Bar: Chocolate Toffee candy in C-Rations


John Wayne Bars: C-Rations chocolate cookie


John Wayne Paper: Toilet Paper: "Rough and Tough and don't take sh#@ off nobody!"


John Wayne Paper: Used to describe the toilet paper within an MRE, (Rough, Tough and wont take sh** off of nobody!)


Jughead: Unknown.


Juicer: A boozer


jump: move to different location


Jump Through Your Apex: Airborne term for a Panic Response


Jungle Bunny: o311 Marine infantry


Jungle Bunny: US Marine


Junior Jet Head: New air force trainee.


Junk on the bunk: full inspection


Junk on the bunk: Clothing and equipment inspection (USMC)


Jury Rig: To perform an unapproved repair on equipment, or to piece together equipment in order to make it work.


Jury Rig: To perform an unapproved repair on equipment, or to piece together equipment in order to make it work.


K P: Kitchen police - Term used for a junior enlisted assigned mess duty. An Army term.


K.I.L.L : Kaned ,Index, Leave, Liberty


K9: Military Police Dogs.


Ka-bar: 7-inch fighting and utility knife carried into battle by Marines since WWII.


Kabar: USMC fighting knife (made by Kabar & other companies).


Kaserne: German word used meaning barracks.


Keel Hulling: Getting a severe punishment


key to the mast crank: Booters sent to the bridge to ask the OOD for the key to the mast crank to lower the mast before it hits a bridge.


Keys to the DROP ZONE: Something a paratrooper sends a cherry trooper to get (no such thing).


Khaki Convention: Two or more chiefs/officers standing around shooting the breeze.


Khaki's: Term used in the Navy by E-6 and below to designate Chiefs and Officers.


khum beit: I don't know s--t


KIA: Killed in action


Killer Tweet/Killer Tweety Bird": Cessna two-seat AT-37 aircraft.


King Neptune: The senior Shellback onboard. The person with the earliest initiation date for crossing the equator.


KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid


Kit Carson: An ex- Viet Cong that is a scout for the U.S. troops


Kitchen Pass: Being allowed to go to the club on Friday night by spouse.


Kitchen Police KP Duty: Mess hall attendant.


Klaxxon drill: Air Force practice alert on SAC bases


klick: distance


klick: kilometer


Klick: kilometer


Klick: Distance.


Klick: Distance


KMA: Keep Me Advised, but any resourceful radio operator knew it meant, Kiss My Ass.


Kmag YoYo: Kiss my ass General Youre on your own


KMAG YOYO: Kiss My Ass George You're on your own (said by shortimers)


KMAG, YOYO: Kiss my ass guys, youre on your own!


KneeKnocker: Bottom of hatch frame on Navy ship


knuckle buster: a wrench


KP: to work at the kitchen


kraut: German citizen


Krauts: Derogatory name for German Army Personnel


kuuk: enemy


L.B.J.: Long Bin Jail - the name of the military jail near saigon.


L.P.C: Leather Personal Carrier (A.K.A your boots).


L.T Fuzz: 2nd Lieutenant


LABS: Low Altitude Bombing System


Ladder: A stairway on a ship


LADDER: the stairs used to accend or decend from one floor to another on a vessel


Ladder: Stairs


ladder well: stairs, used by Marines, Navy personnel


Lance Cooley: Marine Corps E-3, Lance Corporal


LANCE COOLIE: LANCE CORPORAL IN MARINES


Land of the Big PX: USA


Land of the Round Door-knobs: Good old USA (while in Europe/Middle East)


Land of the Round Eye: Refering to Girls Back in the States


lanyard: Thread hanging from your uniform


Lanyard Grease: What you send a new artillery recruit to get from supply


Lariot Advance: All Personnel Report for Readiness Alert


LATE SLEEPERS (NAVY SHIP): You are allowed to sleep ABOUT 1 hourt past Reville


LATRINE: toilet or restroom


Latrine: Bathroom


Latrine: Bathroom


Latrine: Bathroom.


Latrine: Bathroom.


Latrine: Head, Bathroom


Latrine: Air Force term for toilet


Latrine: Army Bathroom


Latrine: The toliets/bath facilities


latrine queen: Person in charge of shining up the latrine for inspections.


Launch the Alert Five: Get the ready fighter plane started and flying.


Lauten Boomer: Nuclear Weapons


Lazy 8: Approved eight. [8]. Pass From NAS. SEAT Base


LEAD SLED: F-4


Lead Sled: F-105 Thunderchief Fighter Bomber


Lead Sled: F-100 jet fighter airplane


Leaning Rest (to Airborne Personnel): Push up position


Leatherneck: Marine.


Left Handed Crescent Wrench: Something to send the new guy after from the toolroom.


Left or Right Handed Squegee Sharpener: Used to send boots on a wild goose chase for a fake tool.


left turning monkey wrench: motor pools way of greeting new arrivals if they fell for the gag.


Left-Handed Cresent Wrench: An imaginary tool "boots" are sent to fetch.


Leg: Non-airborne troop


Leg: Any person who doesnt have Paratrooper wings


Leg: Not an Airborne Paratrooper.


Leg: Non-Airbourne


Leg: Any non-airborne qualified infantry soldier


Leg: Soldier that is not Airborne qualified


Leg: Anyone that is not a paratrooper.


Leg: Non-infantry Army soldier


Leon: The Sun


Let's Book: Get going or leaving /making time -to our destination


lia dhe: come here


Liberty Call: Getting off the ship in port.


Libs: Short for "Liberty", which is the time available to enlisted service members for personal use (i.e. deployment prep, sleep/R&R, recreation, etc.


License plate: Tag left from the cleaners


Lickin Chicken Ho Chi Minh: Loud and Clear


Lickin Chickin: Loud and Clear


Lifer: Usually means your in the service until you can retire


Lifer: Lazy Inefficient Fkr Evading Reality


LIFER: Lazy, Inefficient F*** up, Expecting Retirement.


Lifer: Person staying in the military to retire.


Lifer: Any serviceman eligible for retirement benefits or has re-enlisted with the intention of staying in long enough to become eligible for retirement benefits.


LIFER: lazy incompetent Fuc*er expecting a retirement


Lifer: Career military


Lifer: Anyone who has re-enlisted in the Military


Lifer belt: An elastic belt used for fatigues or dress pants by lifer military personal.


Lifer Juice: coffee


Lifer-juice: Coffee


Light Bulb Repair Kit: Newbies sent in search of


Light Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel


Light Colonel: Lieutenant Colonel


Light Commander: Lieutenant Commander


Lightbulb Fix-A-Kit: used to remove plastic grids on light fixtures


Lima Charlie: I can hear you loud and clear


lima lima : liquid lunch (getting drunk during lunch)


Lima Lima Mike Foxtrot: Lost Like a Mother F@#$%r. term used when you have no freaking clue where you are supposed to be at a given time. youre confused


Limp D&%K: Weak Worker/Lame Brain


Line: Rope


Line dog: Term for 16Ps, chap Crewmembers.


line doggie: Army 11B direct fire infantry


link trainers: hotdogs in the mess hall


Liquid Sunshine - season: Rain - Monsoons


Little Friend: USAF fighter escort for heavy bomber over Europe.


Little People : radio code for ARVNs


LOACH: Light Observation And Command Helo


Load Toad: USAF Bomb Loader


Load Toad: USAF Weapons personnel who load bombs onto the aircraft


Lob-cock and lolly-gaggin: goofing off or being lazy not doing what you were ordered


lobo: platoon


Loch: 4 Man Low Observation Helicopter


Lock It Up: Shut up and listen.


Locker Louis: Person who would close themselves in their wall-lockers on Sunday to get out of work. (Usually sleeping)


LOHICA: Look Out Here It Comes Again!


Lolly gag: loafing around, doing nothing or the situation goofy, SNAFU


Lolly Gag: To not pay attention or be slow in performing.


Long Eye, Shooter, Scoper: Sniper


Long tabber: Someone who has earned the "Special Forces" tab, which is longer than airborne or ranger tabs


LOOKING FOR T.R.E.ES...: NEW RECRUIT TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING IN THE WOODS


LOP: Local Operating Procedures


Low Speed, High Drag: A Soldier who is FUBAR in his duties


lower than whale shit: lowest of the low


LPC: Leather Personel Carriers. Another name for boots.


LRRP: LRRP - Long Range Recon Patrol.


LRRPS: MEMBERS OF LONG RANGE RECON PATROLS


LT: Lieutenant


Lucky Bag: Master of Arms collecting loose items - Coast Guard.


Lucky Lady: U-2 Aircraft


LURP: Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols


Lurp: LRRP...Long Range Reconisance Patrol


LURP or LRRPS: long range reconnaissance patrol


Lurps: Long Range Recon Patrol


LUVIN IT: Looking for a way to go home.


LZ: HELICOPTER LANDING ZONE


M A R I N E : MY ASS RIDES IN NAVY EQUIPMENT


M triple C: Missle Complex Crew Commander. (SAC commander of an ICBM missle silo crew)


M-1 Thumb: Banged up thumb due to improper loading of the M-l rifle clip.


M-80 large: Nuke tipped ICBM


M.O.S. : US Army Job listing ie: 45J2F Door Gunner


M.R.E: Morale reduction element.


M.R.E.: Meals Refusing to Excrete


M.R.E.: Meal Ready to Eat


M1 : getting your thumb caught in the breech


M1 Thumb: Bruised thumb from using this rifle


M3P: vehicle mounted .50 cal machine gun capable of firing up to 1100 rounds per minute.


Ma Deuce: Twin 50 cal machine gun


Ma Duce: 50 caliber machinegun


MAAG: USAF Air Aid Group helping RVN-VNAF, 1958-64


mac: person whose name you don't know


MAC - Many Authorities Confused: MAC - Military Airlift Command


MAC V: Base.


MACKER : SNACK , MUNCIES


Mad Minute: Random firing of all perimeter defensive weapons to discourage infiltration


Mae West (to Airborne Personnel): An inverted parachute


maggie drawers: missed target completely


Maggie's Drawers: Missing entire target at firing range.


Maggies drawers: A missed shot on the firing line signified by the waving of a reg flag across the target.


maggies drawers: missing the whole target at the rifle range.


Maggies drawers.: Term used when on the rifle range and you completely missed the target.


MAGGOT: MARINE RECRUIT


Maggot: Lifer USAF


MAGGOT: TERM USED BY MARINE DI FOR RECRUIT


Maggot: non-conforming, non-productive, stupid, lowest thing on the earth


Maggot Company: any Navy boot camp company other than Blue Jacket Choir/Drum & Bugle Corps or 50 Flags


Maggot Wagon: Food Catering Truck or Van


Maggot Wagon: Snack Truck


Maggot Wagon: Roach Coach


Maggots: Lowly term for Marine Bootcamp recruits


Magic Hot Rock: Reactor Core on Nuclear Vessels


Magies Drawers: Red flag if a miss on firing range.


Magnetic North: What boots had to get from supply for the field training for their compass.


Mail Bouy Watch: A fictitous Watch Boot enlisted and officers are sent on to look for the Mail Bouy in the Navy


Mail Bouy Watch: A Fresh out of Boot Camp Sailor is placed on this while on Ship, to see how smart he is, or to break him in to ship's crew


Mail Bouy Watch, Bucket of Steam, Motor Whale Boat: Jokes played on new sailors coming out of boot camp to a ship.


Mail buoy: A non-existant entity that new recruits on board ship were told to go out and watch for


Mail Buoy Watch: Something for a new recruit to do onboard ship, such as "Keep an eye out for the mail buoy."


maintenance gnomes: those responsible for doing or undoing maintenance when there is no logical explanation


Major Gig: Something that made an inspection fail


make a hole!: open a way through a crowd


Make a hole, Regular Navy!: Step or move aside, I'm coming through.


Malasian Fly trap: a trap made by VC out of trees that literally swatted you like a fly


Mama San: Korean Madaam


mama son, papa son: woman man


Mama-San: Boss lady of a Japanese den of iniquity a.k.a. whorehouse


mamason: papasons wife


mamma-san: cleaning lady -(VIET- NAM)


Man with the fuzzy balls: Unit Commander


Mandatory Fun: When a unit/base requires you to be at an event even if you have the day off and makes you stand in formation for accountability: for example = company picnic.


Maneuvers: A field exercise simulating battlefield conditions.


Many Airmen traped in Sh**: MATS Military Air Transport System


Marching Party: A punishment, usually at night after taps, for a recruit who screwed up bad during the day.


MARINE: My Ass Ridin' In Navy Equipment


Marine Bib: 13 button frontal flap on a sailor's pants


MARK YOUR HEAD: HELM COMMAND/ INFORM OOD COMPASS COURSE YOU ARE ON.


Mass ass chewing: Scolding the whole group in formation


Mass Confusion: Chinese fire drill.


Master Blaster: Airborne NCO Jump Master


master blaster: jumpmaster


Master Guns: Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sergeant


MASTER OF ARMS: ARMY TERM FOR BOUNCER OR CARE TAKER


Mattel knife: Our short bayonet---useless


Mattel Toy: M16


Maulen!!: Go Very Fast!! in Marsailles French & Vietnamese


MCP0C: In the Navy, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command, pronounced Micpock.


MCPON: Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. pronounced Mickpon.


MCRD : MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT


MDI: Mess Deck Intelligence


MDI: Mess Deck Intelligence.


MDS: Material Data Sheet


meat and worms: C-Rations form of spaghetti and beaf


Meat Grinder: The parade grounds for marching and ceremonies.


Meat Wagon: Military Ambulance


Meathead: Slow thick-headed or slow to catch on


Member of the canoe club/Ring kocker: Graduate of Annapolis


Mess Crank: Enlisted person (not a cook) who has kitchen duty


Mess deck: eatting area-Navy


Mess Deck Intelligence: Rumors that circulate between the crew,.


Mess Deck Intelligence: Rumors that are passed around on the Mess Deck of a Ship or in the Dinning Hall.


mess hall: Place to Eat Meals


Mess Hall or Chow Hall: The place to go on base to eat breakfast, lunch &/or dinner


Mess Kit: An aluminum vessel with a lid containing aluminum knife, fork, spoon, for eating field rations (meals) from. It fits into olive drab pouch.


Mess Sergeant : NCO in charge of mess hall operations.


MESS TENT: Chow hall, Dining Tent


Metric Crescent Hammer: Another Ficticious tool for Nubs to look for....


Metric Crescent Wrench: Imaginary tool for newbees to find.


MFIC: Mother F*&%er IN Charge


MFIC: $&#%*?!@/\*? in Charge


MI-AN-HAJJE: GI Slang for Korean Mi-an-ham-ni-da (I am sorry, or Sorry about that)


MIA: Missing in action.


Mickey Mouse boots: Insulated large cold weather boots, white


Mickey mouse.: Any thing that was no good.


mid rats: midnight rations for watch crew


Mid Rats: Midnight meal while underway at sea.


mid rats: midnight rations given during watch


Mid-Rats: Sandwichs&snacks served before the 00:00 - 04:00 watch


Midnight Requisition : To steal something


Midnight Requisition: Stealing equipment from others in any service.


Midnight Requisition: Going into another company's area to get brooms and mops to clean your own barracks after someone has swiped yours.


MidRats: Meal provided to those on Mid(night) Watch


Midrats: Food served at midnight watch change over


MIJI report: Meconning, Intrusion, Jamming or Interference report in communications.


MIND YOUR BUBBLE: submarine for calm down, or watch what youre doing!


MIS: MISION


Missile with a man in it: F-104 Starfighter


MMFIC: Main Mother F@@@$%^ In Charge


Mo rik tik: soon/shortly


Moa Lin: Hurry Up


Mohawk: Fast US Navy Propeller-Driven tri-tail counterinsurgency aircraft--fire support use--Adapted by USAF in Vietnam.


Mom: Mess Hall


monkey blood: ketchup


Monkey Patrol: Slang for the Military Police "MP"


Monkey Shit: A sticky substance used in the Navy to stop up holes or make something watertight.


Moonbeam: Flashlight


Moonie: Short Takeoff & Landing Aircraft made in Texas, used by CIA in missions to Laos & other tricky places.


Moose: Girlfriend


Moose Manual: Montgomery Ward Catalog


mop gear: term used for chemical warfare clothing


MOS: Military Occupational Specialty


Mosquito Wing: E-2 USAF


Mosquito Wings: One stripe (at the time, a PFC/Private First Class)


most ricki tic: very fast


Most riki-tic: Very quickly


Mother-in-law: Sewing kit (used in the Marine Corps/Navy)


Motor Pool: Parking lot on Army post for military vehicles.


MOUNT MOTHER F#####.. CAMP PENDLETON, CA.: MARINE CORPS HILL USED FOR TRAINING


MOUNT SMOKEY ... SAN ONEFRE, CAMP PENDLETON: MOUNTAIN USED FOR VILLAGE & BOOBY TRAP TRAINING


MOUSEHOUSE: Area in Basic Training barracks where cleaning and other supplies are kept.


Mox Nix: Don't matter


Mox Nix: German for "means nothing" or of little importance in GI.


Mox Nix: German for --it doesn't matter, its ok,,etc,,,,


Mox Nix take six and fly home: Re Up (Reenlist) and sent to duty in the US


MoxNix: GI way of saying Macht Nicht (matters not)


MP: Military Police.


MP: Multi Purpose


MP: " Multiple Purpose " for Military Police


MP (Military Police): Multi-Purpose.


MP - My Post: What MPs used to say that MP stood for


mpc: military payment certificate.script


MPC: Military Payment Certificate


MPC: Military payment certificate


MRE: Meals Rejected by Ethopians


MRE Speed Ball: Mixture of Water, Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa, Chicklett.


Mud Marine: Ground Marine


Mud Puppy: Army military police person (MP).


Muddy Water: Cup of coffee


Muffler Bearing: Imaginary part for newbees to find.


Muffler Bearing: Imaginary part new mechanics were sent to get from the parts room


Muffler bearings: a boot to the Motor Pool is told to look for


Muffler Cooled water bearing: motor pool sending the new gye out for a fake part


MUFIN: Most Useless F&$kers In the Navy


mufti: civlian cothing


Mule Tool: Cold cuts in the Navy.


Mullet: new-bee in the Army, that dont know squat


Mustang: Marine officer who had been a enlisted man


mustang: field promotion


Mustang: Naval officer who came up through the ranks


Mustang: NCO who has accepted a commission


Muzzle Blast: Things "gun bunnies" sent newbees to find in the motor pool.


muzzle fu#&*r : gunners mate


N.F.G.: No Fuc#%&# Good or Non Functional Gear


N.F.G. ( None Functional Gear ): No F'ing Good


NAP: Non Airborne Personnel


NAP: NONE AIRBORNE PERSONAL


national gedunk metal: national defense service metal


NAVY: Never Again Volunteer Yourself


NAVY: Never Again Volunteer Yourself


NAVY: Never Again Volunteer Yourself


Navy Friday: Thursday


Navy Shower: Two minute wash and rinse.


Navy Shower: A shower taken onboard ship to conserve water: Turn on quickly and wet down, turn off and soap down, turn on just long enough to rinse.


NCO: Non-Commissioned Officer


NCO Club: Non Commissioned Officers Club.


NCOIC: Non-Commishioned Officer in Charge


NCOIC: Non Commissioned Officer in Charge


NEGETS: NEGATIVE


neppy: Neptunes Rex


Networking: TO steal but if anyone asks you are not stealing just acquiring basically a five finger discount


New-bee: new join to a unit


newbee: A new soldier in a unit.


Newbees: Fresh from boot.


Newbie: Brand new to an overseas unit


newbies: new guys


Newby: New boy, new to a unit or fresh from Replacement Depot (ETO)


NFG: none functional gear , "No F'n Good"


NGFS: Naval Gunfire & Support.


NIP: JAPANESE SOLDIER


No load: An empty catapult use on a carrier, or someone with no common sense or intelligence


NODS: Night Vision


NOIBN: Not Otherwide Identified by Name


nomaclature: description of an item


non com: any sargeant


Non Hacker: Any person not up to the task at hand, be it work or fun.


NON HACKER: TERM USED FOR SOLDIER WHO DOESN'T MAKE IT


Non-qual or non-qual puke: Non-submarine qualified crew member


Noncom: Non-commisioned officer


Nose Picker: Annapolis grad who keeps rubbing his nose so he can show off his ring.


Not Busting Grapes: Avoiding working


NOUC-MAM: A STRONG-SMELLING SAUCE,MADE FROM FISH,USED BY THE VEITNAMANESE


November Juliet: coffee


NUB: Non-Useful Body.


NUB: NONE USEABLE BODY(unqualified submariner)


NUB: Non Useful Body


NUG: New guy in-country


NUG: New Useless Guy


numb nuts: stupid


Numba (Number) One: Very Good


Numbah One: In Korea: Someone or Somethingof High Esteem or Value.


Numbah Ten: In Korea: Someone or Something of Little or no Esteem or Value


Number 1 GI: Generous with locals


Number 10: Bad


Number 10 Damn Thousand: Worsest of worser.


Number 10 GI: Bad Soldier


Number One or Number Ten: Very good or very bad.


Number Ten: Something that was pretty bad or smelled bad.


Nut to butt: Tighten up the ranks.


Nut to Butt: Very close formation.


nut to butt: keep line tight and moving


Nuts to Butts : Standing as close as possible while in formation. Mainly used in Bootcamp.


Nuts to butts: boot camp stand as close as possible to the soldier in front of you


Nutt Cracker: Suspended Harness in Jump School


O / A: OUT OF ACTION


O dark thirty takeoff: Early morning takeoff (before the sun is up)


O GOD THIRTY: very early in the morning


O.K: 0 kills in action


OD: Officer of the Day - in charge.


ODs: Oliver Drabs (Army Dress Uniform).


office hours: punishment given by the Captain in lieu of Court marshall for minor offenses


Office poge: Air Force - clerk


Office Poug: S1/S2/S3 Marine that has no idea what it is to be a grunt.


Officer Material: A useless person


Officers Traning Manual: Stars & Strips Comic pages


Oh Stupid Thirty: Like "zero dark thirty" I.E. Very early in the morning. Used as: "Man, my guard duty starts at Oh stupid thirty in the morning."


Oh-Dark-thirty: Impossibly early wake up in the morning


OHG: Operator Head Gap


Ohms: A new recruit was sent to the tool room for a can of these


OIC: Officer in Charge


Old Blood & Guts: Nickname for General George S. Patton, Jr.


old man: device for loading a torpedo


old man: company comander


Old Man: Commanding Officer


Old Salt: Old school Navy personnel or lifer.


Old Salt: Marine expression for one who has a lot of active duty like 10 years or more


omgwtfbbq: oh my god what the f**k barbeque


On The Bag: A production recruiter; looking for the next applicant


On the economy: Shopping in the local stores in a foreign country, rather than on the base.


On your six: On your rear-end


ONE CLICK: 1000 METERS


One Wire: Avaition Electrician - Navy


OO-Rah!: The Marine cheer


OoohRah: Marine Corps Cry


OP Order: operation order--first thing out the window when a shot is fired


Open bottom troops: WAVE division at boot camp Bainbridge,Md.in the 50s


Open bottom troops: WAVE division at boot camp Bainbridge,Md.in the 50's


Operation Golden Flow: The donation of urine samples for drug screening in all services.


Operation Golden Flow: Army drug-detecting urinalysis testing


Operator Head Space: Refers to the empty space between your ears.


Ordies: Term given to Navy Aviation Ordinance Handlers AOs


ORF : Old Retired F--ker or Old Retired Fart


Oscar Fox Sierra: Out-Fing-Standing!


Oscar Mike: Leaving current location


ouda loop: observe, understand, decide act


Out in the Boondocks: Out in the field on bivouacs


Outstanding!: often used sarcastically


over head: ceiling on a ship


OVERHEAD: the ceiling of a room or compartment of a naval vessel


overhead: ceiling


Overhead: Ceiling


Overhead Buffer: Newbies usually sent to ships Supply Officer for this


Oxymoron: Military Intelligence


P 38: CAN OPENER


p-38: can opener


P-38: Small can opener for C-Rations


P-51 can opener/aircraft: Besides a WWII fighter plane there is also a big brother to the P-38 can opener.


P.C.S.: Permanent Change of duty Station


P.F.C.: Private f*****g civilian


P.O.V.: Privately owned vehicle


P.O.V.: Privately Owned Vehicle


P.R.I.D.E.: USAF term, Military Airlift Command--"Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort."


P.T.: Physical training


P38: can opener


P38: army can opener


P38: CAN OPENER


PAC Rat: Admin clerk of S-1 ARMY


Pace Maker: The one who calls cadence


PACIFIC BUG JUICE: Illegal alcohol made from green coconuts-Drill a hole in them, stuff hole with cloth, bury for 6 days, and drink slowly.


Padi puller: Non existant tool for booters


Panther Piss: PowderedLemonade mixed in G.I.can


Paper Pusher: Navy personnel in the administrative ratings.


parameter grease: fictional object new artillerymen are sent to find on a firing point


Part Time Pier Queer: Anyone belonging to the Marines. Used by Army people.


pass the sand: sugar dispenser


PBR: PATROL BOAT RIVER


Pea Shooter: Bazooka.


Pearl Diver: A person doing dish.


PECK** CHECK PETE* PARADE: FORMATIONS FOR VD CHECK


Pecker checker: Navy corpsman ( medic )


Pecker Checker: Medic


Pecker checker: Navy corpman


Pecker Checker: Air Force Medic


Pecker Checker: Doc on ship


Pecker checker: navy corpsman


Pecker Checker: US Navy Corpman


Pecker Checker: An affectionate term for the Naval Hospital Corpsman that rams a wire loop into your private part to retrieve a sample for the presumptive diagnosis of Clap.


pecker checker: navy corpsman


Pedro: Vietnam nickname for USAF Kaman HH-43 "Huskie" helicopter.


Pee Gee: Perimeter guard (SAC)


Peejay: Sar Jumper or Rescueman


pencil pusher: office personel


pencil pusher: admin clerk


Penis Machinest: Navy Corpsman.


Penquins: Used to describe Navy personnel in the white top and black trouser uniform.


Peon: Any person of lower rate or rank in any service, someone who does make decisions.


Peon: Private


People Tank: The inside hull of a submarine. A bad place to have unrestircted water.


PERSUPPDET: personnel support detachment (Navy)


Peter P: An Army helicopter Co-Pilot-Viet Nam


PFC: poor fucking civilian


PFM: Pure F=+*^#G Magic


PFM : Pure F**** Magic, the way you fix something that was boken and now seems to work.


PFT: Physical Fitness Training


Phantom Bites: The scrapes on your back from the F-4.


Photo-Phantom: USAF/MC McDonnell Douglas RF-4C/RF-4B photo recon aircraft.


Phougas - : 55-gal drum filled with napalm and C4 used as perimeter weapon also Fougasse


Pick and Shovel: Combat Engineer


Picket Fence: Radio terminology for the woods or forest if you were by the woods, you'd tell them to look for you over by the "picket fence"


Pickle: Air Force basic trainee who hasnt gotten his nametag yet


Pickle suit: Old style OD fatigued


pickle suit: that green stuff you wore all the time when they were still called fatigues


Pickle Suit: Army Fatiques


Piece: Rifle.


Pier Queer: Anyone belonging to the Navy. Used by Army people.


PIG: Pride Integrety Guts


PIG: 60 Caliber machine gun


Pig Alley: The Rue Pigalle in Paris, France--Full of houses of prostitution


Pig Boat: Untidy ship.


Pig Handler: M-60 Machine Gunner


PIING!: Put It In, New Guy (razzing a Newk)


Pilot Popper: Aircraft mechanics responsible for proper ejection seat maintenance and operation.


pilotpopper: ejection seat mechanic


Pin in Shirt Collar: 21 days before being dicharged.


pine apple: a recruite from Hawai


Pineapple: Serrated Hand Grenade


Pineapple: People of Phillipino decent.


Pineapple : Slang for hand grenade.


Ping: Freshly shaved headed recruit.... new hairs "pinging" out


PING: Raw recruit. His hair is so short that it pings when he rolls over in his sleep.


Ping Jockey: Navy Sonarman


Ping Jockey: Navy Sonarman


PING JOCKEYS: SONAR MEN


pinger: person in need of graduation (tech school)


Pinger: Male in AF basic training that his hair is just starting to grow back in. Therefore it pings as it grows.


PINGERS: Air Force Term for new Airmen; Acronym for Personnel In Need of Graduation, Education, Relaxation, and more...


Piss Cutter: Garrison cap worn by Navy Chiefs and Officers in Khaki uniform.


Piss Pot: Standard United States Army Helmet


Piss tube: A tube burried in the ground surrounded by a canvas used as a latrine facility.


Piss Up a Rope: Do the impossible


Pit Rats: Nike Herk Crew members 16Bs.


Pit Rats: Nike Herk Crew men 16Ps


pita: pain in the ass


plank owner: first crewmembers of a newly commissioned vessel


PLF: Airborne term Proper Landing Fall


plug the plug: slang for dive the boat(submarine)


Poagy Bait: Candy Bars- Choc. Bars etc/


pocket rocket: RPG


Pocket Rocket: USAF Missile Launch Officer badge


Pockets: Code Name for General Dwight D. Eisenhower


POD: Plan of the day


POG: Persons Other Then Grunts


POG: People Other than Grunts


POG: Personnel Other than Grunt - Anyone who isn't the Infantry. ex: Admin, Cooks, Comm


POG: People Other Than Grunts


POG: People Other than Grunts


Poget Bait: Candy.


pogey bait: snacks


pogey bait: candy


Pogey Bait: Any junk food snuck in your ruck while on deployment


pogey bait: candy/sweets


pogey bait: all the snacks and goodies you could fit into your ruck during field rotations


pogey bait: candy [navy talk]


pogey bait 6th: candy


Poggi Bait: Junk Food


Poggie Bait: Candy-Junk food that you buy at a geedunk


Poggy Bait: Junk food, chip, candy and etc


POGS: Profession Other than a Grunt.


Pogue: Anyone whose MOS kept them in the "rear"


Pogue: Another version of REMF


Poguey Bait: Popcorn.Potatoe Chips etc


Pogy bait: USMC, a term to use for candy.


pogy bait: candy junk food


Pogy Bait: Candy.


POGY BAIT: CONTRABAND NOT AUTHORIZED


Pointed cap worn by the Air Force, Army, & Marines: We in the Air Force called it a c..t cap


Pointy End: The bow section of a ship.


Pointy Head: USAF Avionics Systems Specialist


POL: Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants, USAF refuelers


POL: Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants, USAF refuelers


POL: Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants (Fuels Specialists in the USAF).


Police Call: picking up cigarette butts and trash around area


Police Call: Cleaning an area of Cig. Butts, And trash IE; Parking Lot


police the area: assignment to pick up papers and cigarette buts


Police the grounds: pick up all garbage


policing the area: picking up cigarrette butts and other trash


Polly Wog: Personnel who had not crossed the equator and been properly initiated in the world of Shellbacks.


poop tube: M79 grenade launcher


Pop a cap: Fire off a round or two with your weapon


POP ONE: Throw a grenade or shot M49 grenade


Pop Smoke: To get the hell out of Dodge


Pop Smoke: Leave in a hurry undetected.


poping smoke: leaving the area


Porgy bait: candy


PortHole: Window


Possible: Bullseye or a perfect score at a particular distance


Pot: Helmet


Pot Walloper: Dish washer.


POW: Prisoner of War.


Pric-25: Army portable radio.


Pric-E7: Something to send a boot after usually to the comm shop.


Prick: AN/PRC-77 backpack radio.


prick (PRC) 77: field radio


Prick 24: PRC 24 Port. Radio


Privy: Restroom


profile: the one who can never do anything because he has a doctors note


Prop Head: Air Force personnel.


prop top: Air Force member


Prop Wash: What wed send the new guys for when washing a plane. Actually is the back blast from props or jet engines.


Prop wash: Turbulent air off rotor blades and an imaginary cleaning agent boots are sent to fetch.


prop wash: fast moving air behind propeler


Prop Wash: A joke term given to new airman to go find a bucket of for a jet engine. There is no such thing.


Prop Wash: Recruits new to the squadron were told to find a bucket of prop wash. No such thing!


Prop Wash: Thrust of air coming from propeller. We used to send the new guys on the flightline to get a 5 gallon bucket of prop wash.


Prop Wash: Wind generated by a propeller - Get me a bucket of . . . by new Navy airmen on flightline.


Prop Wash: Propeller cleanser Boot sent out to get


Prop Wash: Newbee's to the Navy flight line are sent for a bucket of this


Protect Family Jewels: Used to remind one about chute harnes in crotch area.


provide air cover: air support


PT: Physical Training push-ups, sit-ups, 2 mile run


Pud Knocker: Any soldier that can't keep his Sh*t together


PUDDLE PIRATE: U.S Coast Guard member. Havent seen them picked on yet!


Puddle Jumpers: Slang for small aircraft.


Puddle Pirate: Coast Guardsman


Puff or Puff the Magic Draggon: C-47 gun ship


Puff the magic dragon: the Douglas AC-47 Spooky gunship, an American military plane used during the Vietnam War


Puff The Magic Dragon: *AKA Spooky* A wicked a** gun ship which can either be your friend and a VC and NVA worst enemy.


Puff, Dragon Ship, Nightstalker: Various Fixed Wing Gunships


PUKE: TERM USED BY DI FOR A MARINE RECRUITS


PUKE: Term of endearment for commrades of other branches of service or MOS's


Pukin Buzzard: 101st Airborne shoulder patch


Pull Chocks: Let's get out of here (Or, the actual meaning of pulling chocks to let a plane or piece of equipment be moved. Chocks are placed on each side of a wheel to keep it from moving.)


pull pitch: take off in helicopter by increasing pitch in rotorblade


pulling chocks: getting ready to leave


Pungi stakes: Booby trap of sharpened lengths of bamboo, smeared with human excrement


Purple haze: purple smoke grenade


Purple Jesus: Very large vat of fermented vodka, grape juice and assorted fresh fruit


Purple-Suiter: Someone assigned to a Joint Staff made up or Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Personnel


put a lid on it: hush


Put a wrench on that.: Aviation term fix the current problem or situation


put your hands behind your back and give it a good: pull your head out of your ass


Puzzle Palace: Any headquarters battalion or higher.


PX: Post Exchange


PX: Post Exchange.


PYHOOYA: Pull your head out of your ass


QRK: Pronounced Querking followed by a number - used in Comm such as signal QRKing 5by (best signal).


QSY: Change frequency


Quack shack: Sickbay on the ship


R and R: Rest and relaxation


R H I P: Rank has it's privileges


R O A D: Retired On Active Duty


R.O.A.D : Retired On Active Duty


R.P.M. GREASE: Sent new Motor T. guys looking for 5 gallon bucket of RPM GREASE (USMC)


r.t.o.: radio telephone poretor


rack: military bed, or bunk/berth


RACK: a supended aluminam & wire spring used to support a mattress where an enlisted sailor sleeps


Rack: Your Bunk or bed


Rack: Your bed


Rack or Bunk: Bed


RagBag: Sloppy looking troop.


Rail Apes: Chap Crew members 16Ps.


Rail Apes: Chapparila Crewmembers 16Ps


Rail Road Tracks: Captain


Rail Road Tracks: The insignia for O-3's in any service. Captain in Army, Marine Corp, or Air Force. Lieutenant in the Navy.


Rail Road Tracks or Tracks: Captain's Rank in the Army, Marine Corp & Air Force


Railroad Tracks: Captain


Railroad Tracks: A Lieutenant in the US Navy, or Captain in the Marines or Army.


Railroad Tracks: More than one set of creases on a pair of pants.


Rain Bird: Nurse who has graduated from Walter Reed.


rain locker: the shower


Rain Locker: Showers


Rain locker: shower


RAIN ROOM: SHOWER


Rainbow: New Air Force recruit not yet in uniform


Rainbow: new recruit in basic training


Rainbow: Air Force Basic trainees that have yet to receive military uniforms (still in civilian clothes).


Rainbow: A newbie in basic before they get their uniforms; still in civies


Rainbow: New Air Force recruit, prior to uniform issue


Rainbow Flight: Newbees at boot that haven't gotten uniforms yet.


Rainbow gear: Civilian clothing used for PT in the Marines.


Rainbows: New recruits in basic training


Raisen Head: new boot camp person "USS NAVY"


Ralphing: Throwing up the contents of one's stomach.


Ralphing or Shotgunning: One member of US Forces taking a big swig of Marijuana smoke from a "roach" and blowing it down the barrel of an M-16 Rifle directly into the lungs of another US Armed Forces member.


Ramp rat: Air Force Bomber fleet security. guard


Ramp Rat: Aircraft Security Guard


Ramp tramp: Air Force flightline security guard.


rat in the nest: there is a spy in the squad, platoon, ect.


Rat-f***ed chow: C-Rations with all the good cans taken, leaving only the bad ones


Rate: This in not you job in the Navy, it is your enlisted paygrade.


Rate: What job you have in Navy


Rating: The specific job classification of Navy enlisted personnel.


Raunchy: Something that is nasty or dirty.


Raunchy: Really bad condition of uniform. ie: a piece of lint on collar


RAUNCHY GEMOKE: GUYS A LOSER


RAW LINSEED OIL....MARINE CORPS: M-14 RIFLE WOOD TREATMENT, HAND BURNED IN


RAWBONE: NEW RECURIT, JUST JOINED


RBF: Recon By Fire.


re-con: recreation


RE-UP: RE-Enlist


Re-up: Re-enlist


Read Ya Lima-Charlie: Hear you loud and clear


Realm of the Artic Circle: A certificate for which all sailors receive when crossing the Artic Circle.


Recki: Check out a situation


RECON HILL..... CAMP PENDLETON, CA.: HILL USED FOR HUMPING AND LOADING SANDBAGS


Rectal Occulitis: A shitty outlook on life.


Red Ass: Very irrated or someone who is very irrated.


Red Ball: Used in AF to alert ground crew of aircraft malfunction during crew pre-flight


Red Current Jam: Commies Jamming Radio Frequencies


Red Eye or Red Lead.: Ketchup.


Red heat: SAC ICBM site out of service for repairs or rearming


RED HORSE or PRIME BEEF: USAF Combat Engineer


Red Leg: artillerymen (from the red stripes on the artillery soldiers during the Civil War)


Red Tagger: Recruits that wear red dog tags due to either fake or real medical reasons that required them to march in the back of the formations.


Red Tail: In Korea: The Norhwest Orient Contract Rotation Aircraft


Red Wrench: Cutting torch


Redhat: USAF Combat Arms Training and Maintenance troops


Rekki Puke: RF-4 Recon Pilot


relative bearing grease: something to find for a newbee in the navy


Relative Bearing Grease: A Joke to send a boot for who works either on the Bridge or Combat Info center on Navy ships


REMF: Rear Echelon Mother F*%$@ er


REMF: Rear echelon Mother F-----


REMF: Safe area head-quarters soldier


REMF: Rear Echelon Mother F****r


REMF-: Rear echleon mother F***er


Remington Raider: Clerk Typist


remington raider: worker in operations


Remington Raider: Desk Clerk


Remington Raider: Clerk-Typist.


Remington Raider: What we called Office Pogues or Non-Combatants


replacement: newbie


Repo depot: The place army recruits go to fill other units replacement depot.


Requisition: To steal, USAF Air Cargo Term


Retread: Army Warrant accepting a commision


Retread: Marine who gets out and then reups.


Retreat Formation: Last Army "formation" of the day, in ranks, for posting of the colors.


Reveille: Army's first (and only) wake-up call in the morning.


RFN: Right F----ing Now


RFPF, also ruff puffs: Vietnamese regional defense forces


Rice-steamer: Steel helmet


Rickie (NAVY): new recruit


RICKY: TERM USED FOR MARINE CORPS RECON PERSONNEL


Ricky Boxing: When a recruit no longer keeps his hands to himself.


Rider - Navy: Anyone on a submarine that wasn't filling a function or qualified on a watch station


Rigger: Parachute packer


Ring Banger: West Point Grad.


Ring nocker: Academy grad


Riser Grease: Helps in the deployment of parachutes. Cherry's need it.


roach coach: the snack truck that always showed up wherever you were, whether it was the M-16 range, the PT test site, or even during breaks between classes when you were in AIT


Roach Coach: Food Catering Truck or Van


roach coach/maggot wagon: A truck carrying sandwitches/Hot dogs ect


ROAD: Retired On Active Duty - usually when someone is thinking about getting out and not doing much work


ROAD: Retired On Active Duty


ROAD: Retired On Active Duty.


Road: Retired On Active Duty


Road Soldier: Retired on active duty (Road)


roadkill cafe: mess hall


Rock: Paris Island (as opposed to Hollywood)


Rock: A recruit that just cant figure it out... Dumb as a rock.


Rock: A stupid sailor.


Rock: Idiot, person of low or no intelligence. Also used as nickname for Okinawa by Marines


Rock: Someone not too bright


Rock in a box: 0311 term for a lazy Amtracker.


Rockets UP: Bring rocket squad up.


rocky: South Korean military person ROK Marine


Roger: acknowlegement


Roger: signing off


Roger Ram Jet: U.S. Air Force


Roger Tango: Right, Thanks (Person to Person Radio Communications)


Roger that!: I understand


ROGER WILCO: Understand, will comply.


Roger, Tango: Right, Thanks


Rogger that over: yes thats right


Rolling Zippos: US Sherman Tanks, from the way they exploded and burned out quickly if received a direct hit


RON: Remain over Night


RON: Rest overnight position


Ronnies Rocket Ranch: Grand Forks AFB SAC Missle Base, Cold War, Ronald Reagan


Roof: Flight Deck Of Carrier


Room Dawg: someone you shared a barracks room with and cleaned together.


Rootie Tootie !!: A Sunday out at sea consisting of no duty.


Rope Yarn Day (Navy): Half day off from duty.


Rope Yarn Sunday: Wednesday afternoon for rest from usual chores, much like Sunday


Rotor Head: Helicopter crew/maint personel-Army, Navy


Round brown: An ass hole


Round Steak: Balonga (Baloney to some)


Rouse step: Walking quickly


ROUTE STEP: MARINE CORPS FAST MARCH


Route step.: Marine slang, extreme fast march, too cover a short distance fast but not a trot.


Routine Stamp : In Air Force Communications - its a non existent stamp used to process classified messages.


Royal Baby: Onboard ship, when crossing the equator, a person usually with a large belly, dressed as a baby with a greased gut, who all the Polly Wogs had to kiss his belly.


Royal Order of the Blue Nose: Navy personnel initiated when crossing the Arctic Circle


RPG: rocket propeled grenade launcher.


RPG: Army-issued eyeglasses, not exactly stylish.


RPS: Registered Publication System.


RTB: Return to base, go home


rubber lady: air mattress


RUMINT: insider term of HUMINT units describing the status of intel collected, from time of collection until hard confirmation established


RUMINT: Rumored intelligence


run up the FIFI FLAG: F---- it forget it


Runner: Escort


Running Your Suck: Mouthing Off


Ruptured duck: Lapel emblem indicating honorable discharge from service.


Ruptured Duck: Pin given to Vets after WWII to wear on uniforn untill you got home


S H I T: Super High Intensity Training for soldiers in Basic or Boot.


S O P: Standard Operating Procedure


S squared, D: squared: Same Shit, Different Day


S T Ones or ST1: Stones (used to send the new guys (newbees) to supply to pick up "S T Ones".)


S _ _ t in a Seabag: Stuffed Green Peppers


S%&#- On A Shingle: Chipped or ground beef in white gravy


S**T Burner: One who burns off the Human waste from a field latrine.


S**t disk: Popular name for the round C-rat candy bar. Thought to contain Exlax (and tasted the same) seemed to counteract the effect of C-rat cheese and crackers.


S**t Hotel: Very good


S**t Shirt: Navy plane captain wearing a brown felt deck jersey at sea.


S*O*S ( shit on a shingle ): cream chipped beef or mystery meat on toast


S-2 shop: Desk job


S.H.*.T.: Short Haul Island Transport, name given to the C-117 the Navy flew from Manila to Clark AB to Subic Bay, Philippines.


S.O.S: SAVE OUR SHIT


S.O.S: chipped beef on toast


S.O.S.: Ground Beef on toast not chipped beef


S.O.S.: Same Ole Sh**


S.O.S.: Sh** on a Shingle, aka Chipped beef gravy on toast


S.P.O.R.T.S.: Slap, pull, observe, release, tap, squeeze. Used as an acronym for troubleshooting an M-16.


s.s.d.d: Same sh*t different day.


S.T.R.A.C.: Stupid troopers running around in circles


S.T.R.A.K.: Troops not in the "bush"-starched fatigues


S2: Sh#t Squared


S@!$ Shaker: Helicopter.


sac prowler: dark shadowed figure seen especialy hiding in the shadows


saddle up: lets go


saddle up: get ready to move out


Sadsack: A less than gungho troop.


salt and peppers: Standard navy uniform. (white shirt, black pants)


Salt and Peppers: Navy uniform comprised of white shirts and black pants.


Salty: Been in Corp a long time.


Salty, Old Salt: A person who has been in the Navy awhile with experience.


SAM: Surface to air missle


Same same water buffalo: Everyting the same


Sand Bagger: One who is not doing his duties, when you know he can


Sand Crab: Civilian employee


Sand Crabs: Civilian workers on a Naval Base


Sand soup: What your MRE's taste like in Iraq


Sandy: USAF/USN Douglas A-6 "Skyraider prop fighter escort for helicopter airborne rescue missions.


SAR: Search and Rescue


SAR or 1st SAR: Short for Sergeant or First Sergeant


SAW BOUSN: DOCTOR


Scarf 'n' Barf : Another slang term for the Mess Hall


Scatback: USAF North American T-39 "Sabreliner" V.I.P./courier/liaison aircraft for local base-to-base flights.


Schocie Tiger: T-38/F-5 jet aircraft


Scivvies: Underwear


Scope Dope: Junior AC&W operator


Scope Dope: RADAR operator


SCOPE DOPE: RADAR OPERATOR


Scope Dope: person who works in Combat Information Center on Navy Ships


Scope Dope: A RADAR operater that sits in front of a RADAR scope for hours.


Scope Dopes: Nike Herks Radar operators.


Scramble: Rapid response of crews to their aircraft in response to airborne threat. Also used in other situations where rapid movement may be required.


SCREAMING CHICKEN : 101st Airborne


Screaming Chickens: 101st Airborne


screwed the pooch: mess up real bad


Scribbling Iron: Ballpoint Pen


scrounge: basically borrow what was needed


scrounge: person with very poor hygien


Scrounge: to get what was needed, thus bypassing official sources


Scupper Nupper: Little fish that hung around the scupper where waste was pumped prior to collection holding tanks.


Scuttle Butt: A Rumor that is going around


scuttle butt: Rumor


Scuttle Butt: Rumor started and spread around ship, also water fountain


Scuttle Butt: Rumors or the talk going around the ship.


Scuttle Butt: Water fountain in the Navy.


Scuttle butt: water fountain or rumor


SCUTTLEBUT: PERSONAL MILITARY DISCUSSIONS


SCUTTLEBUTT: A unsubstantiated rumor or the drinking fountain on a naval vessel


Scuttlebutt: Rumors about upcoming operations


Scuttlebutt on ship: Water cooler.


SEA BAG: MARINE CORPS CARRYING BAG USED FOR FIELD GEAR


Sea Bat: Fictitious bat inside a box supposedly captured at sea.


Sea Daddy: Chief Petty Officer


sea going bell hop: Marine attached to a ship


Sea going bellhop: Marine assigned sea duty.


Sea legs: what a sailor gets after riding on a surface ship ,that lets him walk verdical while the ship rolls from side to side


Sea legs: Sailors learn to walk vertical, while the ship pitches from side to side


SEABEE: combat engineer for the navy


Secret Squirel: Someone affiliated with Intelligence


Section 8 Discharge: Non-honorable army discharge for insanity (often feigned).


Section Eight: Crazy, looney tune


secure that mess: order given to clean-up or organize a disorderly area or activity


self propelled sand bags: a grunt or infantryman


Self propelled sandbag: 11B Infantry Soldier


SEMPER FI: Cheer of Marine Soldier signifying Semper Fidelis


Semper Gumby: Always Flexible


Sending new man after a sky hook: Not one.


SEPROS: separation from service when you return from overseas


SETAF - Southern European Task Force: Something Else The Army Forgot


sewer pipe sailors: submarine personnel


Sh** Bird: A Soldier that doesn't conform to military standards [ie: Doesn't polish his boots or press his uniform etc.]


Sh** Bird: A Dysfunctional Enlisted Man


Sh** disc: The chocolate crunch candy that came in some c-rats


Sh** Storm: Incoming artillery or a B52 dump


Sh**bird: Navy/Marine who is all jacked up instead of being squared away.


Sh**can, file 13, deep six, round file: Different ways to say trash can


Sh**ter or Sh*t can: Toilet.


Sh*t Kicker: Western Movie.


Sh*t Kicker: Western Movie


Shadow/Specter: AC-119 Gunship/AC-130 Gunship


SHAKE & BAKE: Dropping HE bombs with Napalm


Shake a leg: To prepare to move or to move at a faster pace


Shake and Bake: NCOC Graduate.


Shake and Bake: Enlisted man promoted to Sgt after 90 days of training.


ShakeNBake: Graduate of NCO school


Shallow Water Sailor: member of the Coast Guard


Sham: Looking Like you are busy working but in actuality you are not working and just trying to stay out of sight


SHAM: Loaf, avoid work.


Sham Artist: Soldier expert in shirking duty


Sham Shield: Specialist rank insignia in the Army


shame shield : Army E4 Spc


Shamin: Getting away without doing any work


shaming: to have found a way to skip out of work, skipping work


SHAMMER: TO DO LITTLE WORK AS POSSIBLE AND GET AWAY WITH IT.


Shammer: Person that avoids work or finds a way to get out of work.


Shammer: One that does no work, or constantly finds ways out of work.


Shammin: When a soldier is being lazy or finds a way out of their duties.


shamming : Goofing off not working


Shamming: Some one is pretending to do their job but hiding from work.


shamming: to go duck an hide from work: goofing off


Shamming: Goofing off, being lazy.


Shamming: Pretending to work while actually doing nothing.


Shamming: Acting like one is working


shamurai warrior: Soldier in the Army that does no work.


Shanker: M-155A1 Sharidan Tanker


Shanker Mechanic: Corpsman


Shave Tail: 2nd Lt.


Shave tail: A brand new 2nd LT. Came from the days of mule skinners in the Army. A brand new untrained mule was a dangerous and unpredictable creature so they shaved the tail to identify it.


Shave Tail: Second Lieutenant - Army


Shave Tails: Slang for 2nd lieutenants.


shave-tail: a newly commisioned officer (a green broke mule)


Shavetail: Second lieutenant


Shavetail: Newly minted 2nd Lt.


She who MUST be Obeyed: Wife.


Shellback: Navy Personel that crossed equator in ship


shellback: navy personal that have passed the equater


Shellback: Submariner that crossed the Equator


Shellback: One whom has been initiated for the crossing of the equator.


Ship Over: Re-enlist


ship over: re-enlist


ship-over (USMC): re-enlist


Shirt: Airforce first sargent


Shirt: USAF 1st Sgt


SHIRT: FIRST SERGEANT


Shit Bird: Good for nothing, lazy soldier


Shit Bird: A soldier with a low IQ


Shit Bird: Any member of the Armed Forces that doesn't meet standards or is generally concieved as a screw off.


Shit Burner: Latrine duty.


Shit for brains!: A dumb soldier


Shit head: Unit joker


Shit in a Sea Bag: Stuffed Bell Pepper


shit on the shingle: meat sauce on toast


Shitbird: A Marine that doesnt look or act the part.


Shitbird: one who cannot perform his duties, does not apply himself


Shithook: Chinook helicopter


Shithook: Chinook helicopter


Shitter: The toilet, bathroom, or head.


Shitter: Common term for CH-53 helicopter (Marines)


SHORRRRT: SHOUTED BY SOMEONE WITH A SHORT TIME LEFT IN ENLISTMENT


Short: 3 days and a wake up


Short: time to leave, Ets, Dros


Short: Close to discharge or transfer


Short Arm: Late night{you know what Insp.}


Short Arm Inspection: Used in the Navy to describe a check for VD.


Short Arm Inspectipm: Navy - VD Check some times done in pay line


Short Hand Inspection: A Naval terminology for venereal disease check upon getting up in the morning prior to urinating or using the urinals.


Short Sheet: When your GI buddies make your bed folding the first sheet in half


Short Timer: Less than 30 days to serve.


short timer: soon to ETS


Short Timer: Less that 30 day left in country


Short timer: a soldier with a short time left to go on V.N. tour.


SHORT TIMER: READY TO RETIRE OR PCS


short timer: anyone with less than 6 months left till seperation


short timer: one with less than 90 days before rotating for discharge


Short Timer : One who is near their discharge date


Short Timer: Less than 90 days left


Short Timer: Less than 90 days before discharge or separation


Short Timer Chain: Chain made of paper links denoting length of time left in enlistment. One link is removed each passing day.


Short Timers Disease: Anyone serving with less than 90 days left of military service.


Short Timers Stick: Imaginary stick Vietnam Vets carried for time left in NAM


Short-arm inspection: Check for venereal disease


Short-sheeted: One sheet folded in half that appeared to be 2 sheets


Short-Snorter: Roll of paper money carried which was signed by every passenger on a plane, just for luck.


Short-timer: Not long to go on enlistment.


Shower Shoe: Marine just out of Boot Camp


Shower Shoe: A recruit or new marine who lacks experience


Shower Shoe: Someone fresh out of boot camp.. Lower than a Boot


Shreddies: Underwear


Shu Ship Shio : Hurry fast


shut your nasty suck: stop talking


Shutter Bug: Navy Photographer.


Shutter Bug: Navy Photographer


Sick Bay: The first aid station, medical treatment facility, or hospital.


Sick-bay Commando: Marines who are usually found either in the sick-bay or the Battalion Aids Station


sick-call ranger: soldier who gets out of work by feigning medical problems


side saddle hops: jumping jacks,usmc


side stepping beach creature: civilian employee (crab)


Sierra Hotel: Phonetic for Shit Happens


Sierra Hotel: Radio phonetics for a really good thing


Sight Picture: What you tell Mortar boots to find.


signal gun: device for firing a flare or rocket while submarged


Silver Bullets: Penecillin shots to treat an STD


SIN BOUSN: PRIEST


Sin Loui - spelling not correct: sorry bout that (Vietnam)


SINCGARS: Single Channel Ground Air Radio System.


Sinloi: Tough Shit


SinLoi: Sorry About That


sinloi minoi: sorry honey


Sir, Yes Sir, Chief: Yes Sir.


Sit Rep: situation


Sit Rep : Situation report


SIT-REP: SITUATION REPORT


Sitrep: Situation report.


SitRep: Situation report


Six: Your back as in "who's got my six?"


six p: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.


Six week wonders: Air Force Medic


Sixty nine: Shipboard sleeping procedure in which sailors are bedded head/foot alternately in their same level of bunk beds.


skate: Lazy airman


Skate: A soldier who does very little work.


skate: Some one who hides from the supervisors so they dont have to do work


skate: someone who avoids 100% work or hides from working.


Skate: Person who got out of work


Skate: A Marine that gets by doing very little or nothing, by kissing up to the NCOIC or OIC.


skater: showing up when all of the work is already done.


Skating: Loffing off when suppose to be working.


Skating A.K.A Scamming: Doing everything possible to do as little work as possible.


Skimmer: What a surface ship is called by Submariners


Skimmer: Submarine community lingo for a surface ship.


Skimmer: Surface Officer.


Skimmer: Any non-submarine sailor


Skimmer puke: What a surface fleet sailor is to a Submariner


skimmer puke: surface navy personnel


Skin: The hull of a ship.


Skin Head: New boot after the first hair cut.


Skinny: Info, News


Skins on toast: white gravy with mixed dried beef on toast


Skip: Submarine Knowledge Impaired Person.


Skipper: Is also a term used to address a Marine Corps Captain (you better have at least 3 stripes before you do it)


Skipper: The Commanding Officer of a Navy ship.


Skippy: Low ranking SLACKER.


skivies: underwear: shorts or t-shirts


Skivvie Stackers: Navy Storekeepers.


Skivvies: Underwear


Skivvy Niner: Member of the 6903rd


Skivvy Waiver: US Navy Signalman


Skivvy-waver: Navy signalman skilled with semaphore flags.


Skivy Honcho: Womanizer


Skivy house: House of ill reput.


Skoshi: Little . . . very small


Skoshi or Skosh: Little


Sky: Leaving this place


Sky Hook: Ficticious tool to send airborne recruit after


sky hook: imaginary hook, needed to reach a high place used on new recuits


Sky Hook: Non-existant item that recruits were sent to retrieve ... Usually the dimmest bulbs were instructed to retrieve the Sky Hook!!


Sky Hook: A Crane


SKY LARKING: GOOFING OFF, LOOKING INTO THE SKY.


Sky Pilot: Minister,Priest,Rabbi


Sky Soldier: Paratrooper


Sky-hook: Imaginary tool for lifting a tank turret from the hull.


Skycop: USAF Security Policeman


SKYHOOK: RECUIT RUNAROUND


skylark: stare off into space, goof off


Skylark: In general, to screw off or mess around


Skylarking: screwing around


Skylarking: Horseing around, not paying attention


Slant: Slang for Charlie


Sleeping Bag: Bunny Sack.


Slick: Troop Carrying Helo


Slick: Huey Cobra or heavily-armed UH1-B Helicopter


slick sleeve: new recruit


slick sleeve: a soldier who hasnt earned a deployment patch and/or hasnt deployed yet


slick sleeve: basic tranning grad


Slicksleeve: Private


slicky boy: common thief


SLIDER: GREASY HAMBURGER


Slider: Chow Hall Burger


Slider: A hamburger from the fast line on an Aircraft carrier


Slider or Hockey Puck: Hamburger


Sliders: Hamburgers.


Sliders: Hamburgers served at chow


Slit trench: Field latrine


sloop shute: beer joint


Slop Chut: Enlisted Club


Slop Chute: The EM Club, not the PX.


Slop Chute: The Unit beer bar...or any local bar


Slop chute: Enlisted service club (SC)


slop chute: where you get beer


Slop Chute: P X or a place to buy Poggie Bait


Slop Jockey: Galley Cook


slop shute: em club, nco club. Anything with a bar.


slopchute: A camp building place to buy sodas, candy etc.


Slow Leak: An Airman who takes his time working on an aircraft. This was used alot in SAC.


Slum: Mess hall stew.


Slush: Loan until payday 10 for 20 ect.


Slush Fund: Money to loan out with interest.


SMAJ: Command Sergeant Major


SMG: SUBMACHINE GUN


Smilin: Helo Pilot


Smoke and joke: Laugh & Take a break


Smoke Boat: Dtesel/electric Submarine


Smoked: punishment enforced through excersise


Smoker: Boxing match


Smoker: Boxing Matches


Smoking: What Drill Sergeant do to Privates that screw up. Involves Pushup and other torture impliments


Smoking "flats": C-Ration Cigarettes, Square instead or round from being in Pack in C-Rations


Smoking Lamp: In the Navy, when it was lit you could smoke and when it wasn't you couldn't


SMOKING LAMP IS LIT: AUTHORIZATION TO SMOKE CIGARETTE


Smurfs: New recruits wearing blue PT gear


SNAFU: Situation Normal, All Fouled Up!


SNAFU: Situation Normal All Fu**** Up


snafu: situation normal all f&*^%$# up


SNAFU: Situation normal, All Fouled UP.


SNAFU: Situation Normal All F#$ked Up


Snake: AH-46 Cobra Helo


Snake: North Vietnamese Air Force nickname for green-stripe camo'ed MiG-17 fighter.


SNAKE: COBRA GUN SHIP!!!!!!!!


Snake: Cobra Gunship


Snake and Nape: Close Air Support , 250lb.High explosives bombs followed by Napalm


Sneaky Pete: Special Forces personnel


Sneaky Pete: LLERPS, on patrol,and whispering on the radio,FM, for extraction cause the Bad guys were close


Sneaky Petes: Special Forces


SNEAKY PETES: SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL


snipe: sailors that work in the engine rooms


Snipe: Engineman


Snipe: Naval Personnel in shipboard engineering divisions.


Snipe: Someone who worked in Engineering Dept


Snipe: Engine room specialist


Snipe: Navy engineer.


Snipe: Engineering personnel working below deck.


Snipe: Anyone working below decks in engine area.


Snipe: Fireman rates (Navy) anyone who works below deck


Snipe: US Navy Engineer


Snipe: Rating in the Navy


Snipe: A NAVY Main Propulsion Engineer


Snipe: Used by Sailors as slang for an engineer type such as an Engineman or anyone working in "the hole".


Snipe: Person who rarely works above deck on a ship.


sniper: NVA officer who infiltrates the perimimters of base camps to set charges without being detected


Snivel gear: Infantry term for anything to keep one dry or warm


Snoopin: A long RECON.


Snowball: New Army Recruit


snuffy: marine enlisted e-1 to e-3, not nco


Snuffy: New Boy


SO MANY CLICKS: DISTANCE


SOG: Sergeant of the Guard; NCO in charge of guard detail


SOL: SH** Outta Luck


SOL: Shit out of Luck


soogee: scrub with scouring powder and water


Soogie: To clean things.


soogie: coast guard term: to wash down bulkheads,gangways,ect


SOP: Standing Operation Procedure


SOP: Standing Operating Procedure. Not Standard.


SOP: Standard Operating Procedure.


SOP: Standard Operating Procedure


SOS: SH_t On the Shingle, Which is really chip beef and sauce.


SOS: Shit On Shingle hamburger meat sauce on toast


SOS: "Sh*@ on Shingle" - ground beef cooked with cream gravy served on toast. Still in use today.


SOS (Navy): Crumpled browned hamburger in tomato sauce gravy served on toast.


SOS (S--- on a shingle: Stewed tomatoes with hamburger and onions


Soup Sandwhich: Try making one....


Soup Sandwich: Someone who would look good if their uniform was squared away


Soup Sandwich: Something really messed up


Soup Sandwich: A soldier who isn't ready or wet behind the ears.


Soup Sandwich: Soldier who's not squared away..


soup sandwich: somebody who is not taken care of buisness


spark chaser: electricion USAF


Spark Chaser: Any Military Electrician


Sparks: A Naval Radio Operator, A Radioman by military trade.


sparky: Navy radioman


SPECTRE: C-130 Gunship


Speed Tape: Aluminum Tape used on Air Force aircraft exterior for quick repairs


spicer : SAS p38 can opener


Spit Shine: Putting a see thru gloss on the toes of your dress shoes or boots


Spit Sucker: Navy Dental Tech


Split Tail: A female member of the Armed Services


Spooky / Puff: AC-47 Gunship


spoon: a cook


Spoon: Army cook


Spoon: Army Cook


Spoon: Cook


SPOT CHECK: TO INSPECT ONLY A FEW OUT OF A LARGER GROUP


Sqawk Box: The 1MC on a ship or the general announcing system, or the 21MC sound system between stations.


Sqib or Swabby: Sailor


square: cigaretts


squared away: you have it all together ( uniforms and equipt)


Squared Away : Wearing Uniform Properly (Marines)


Squared Away: Tip top shape, good soldier,gear, equiptment.


squared away: a soldier who had his/her stuff together and was looked upon as an example


Squared Away: Navy lingo for top notch person, or to square away as to clean up and put in order.


Squared Away: Taking care of


Squared Away and Ship Shape: Everything in order (navy)


Squeegee Sharpener: Something "strikers" were sent searching for.


Squelch Juice: Imagined gun lube to send afresh boot cruit searching for


Squelch oil: A liquid used to better radio reception!


squid: anyone in the navy


Squid: Navy Personnel


squint: image interpreter


Squishys: Armor slang for Infantry


SSDD: same sh** different day


SSDD: Same Sh@#, Different Day.


STAGING AREA ... MARGARITA..CAMP PENDLETON: AREA REPORTING TO FOR REASSIGNMENTS & TNG


stand from under!: watch out overhead


Stand To: Standing Ready at Pre and Post Nautical Twilight


Stand-by to Stand-by: Wait and keep waiting.


Star light Star bright: Night vision equipment


Star light Star bright: night vision device


Starry Eyed: Phrase given to any officer that goes out of their way to please a General, usually by overworking the enlisted


Station Dito: Tagalong (Filipino) for "I'm stationed here."


Steel Beach: Flight Deck open for recreation


Steel Beach Picnic: A party for sailors (usually to celebrate a holiday while at sea) on a portion or all of a weather or flight deck


Steel Pot: Helmet


Steel pot: The steel part of the helmet


Stencil stretcher: An imaginary tool a recruit was sent to fetch from the Supply Room.


Sterile Fallopian Tube: What newbie are sent to Sick Bay for


Sterile water line: What newbies are sent to the Deck Office for.


Stew Burner: US Navy Cook


Stew Burner: Navy Cook


Stewburner: cook


Stickies / Bluies: Letters from home


Sticky Buns: Cinnamon Rolls.


STINKY DAVIS: FIELD 4-HOLE OUTHOUSE OR THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO CLEAN IT


Stockade: Army compound equivalent to civilian jail.


STOL: Short Takeoff and Landing


STOLE: stratigic transfer of logistic equipment.


stoping on a DIME: stopping very quicklY or dead in your Tracks


Stopper Room: A space where a new recruit is sent below decks to let the water out of the ship.


STRAC: Strong, Tough, Ready And Capable


STRAC: *** original *** Shit The Russians Are Coming


STRAC: Combat ready, Stategic Army Command


STRAC: Squarred away, together, ready to rock and roll


STRAC: Stupid Troops Running Around Circles


STRAC: Scram The Russians Are Coming


STRAC: (Army) Skilled, Tough, Ready Around (the) Clock - soldier who is totally squared-away in every aspect


STRAC (corrected): Strategic ,Trained, and Ready Around the Clock


STRAC (to Airborne Personnel): Looking Sharp!


straggler patrol: the unlucky soul(s) whose job during road marches and long runs was to bring up the rear and corral all the soldiers who didn't quite have the stamina to finish on that particular day


Streamer : A parachute that fails to open


Strike Force: on card


STUMP: Stupid Tanker Under Military Protection


SUICIDE TEN CAN : GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER


summer creases (marine corp): sh** bird who looks like he got with the wrinkle bomb ,summer creases: some are here , some are there


Super Connie: C-121


super dooper paratrooper: highly skilled & motivated airborne troop


SUPER SPAD: A1E THAT FLEW WITH JOLLY GREEN GIANTS


support: anybody not infantry


Surf and Turf: Lobster tail and Steaks served on the aft mess deck


Susie rotten croutch: Marine slang for girlfriend.


suzy rotencrouch: girlfriend at home


Swab: Mop


Swab jockey: Navy deck hand


Swabe: Sailor.


SWAG: Scientific Wild Ass Guess.


SWAG : Scientific Wild A$$ Guess


Sweet Lucy: Koolade


Swelly Belly: Sweaty belly-button.


Swimmer: Viet Cong in water attempting to place explosive charge on ship's hull.


swoop: go to the area where you can catch a ride home to your home state


swoop - swooper: To go home on a weekend or short pass - a place to find a ride home


Swoop God: Used by returning Viet-nam veterans at state side hoping for a week-end liberty ( We prayed to the Swoop God for a weekend pass )


Swoop Kit: Personal kit of spare parts for Minuteman III ICBM maint. enables airman in SAC to swoop in and out fast.


SYL: Say Your Last.


t d y: off base


T I G: Time in grade


t-bar stretcher: Non existant tool for booters


T-Rats: T-Rations, Usually green in color food that is heated by submersion in hot water. (usually 1 feeds a squad of troopers)


TACAMO: Take Charge And Move Out!


TACP: Tactical Air Control Party


TAD: Temporary Additional Duty


TAD: Temporarily Assigned Duty (Travel Around Drunk) same as TDY


TAD: TEMPORARILY ASSIGNED DUTY


TAD: Officially, Tempory Additional Orders, but Navy slang for Travelling Around Drunk.


TAD: Temporary Additional Duty


TAFT: Tired ass first termer.


TAI PIE : Any type of Asian Chick.


Tail end charlie: Last plane in a formation. Less used, tail gunner.


tail end charlie: last marine in squad


Tail end charlie: Last guy walking on patrol


Taking a Dirt Nap: Dead.


Tang Drinker: Those Exposed To Agent Orange.


TANGO UNIFORM: Used by comm operators to tell maintenance in was broken -- TITS UP


Tango Uniform: Everything went bad


Tango Uniform: Translation "Tits Up" when something fails to operate.


Tango Uniform/Titts Upp: All Okay


Tango Union: *its Up (Dead)


Tango Yankee Mike: thank you much


Tango Yankee Victor Mike: Thank You Very Much


tango-uniform: tits up-------otherwise broken


Tape Ape: Teletype operator


Taps: Lights out


Taps: Lights out.


TARFU: Things Are Really Fouled Up.


TARFU: Things Are Really F**ked Up!!!


Target: Submariners reference for surface ship


Target: Submarine speak for a surface ship.


TASFUIA: Things are so fouled up it`s amusing.


tdy: temporary duty yonder


TDY: Army assignment on "Temporary Duty".


TDY: Temporary duty


Tea Girl: Bar Girl Vietnam


TEA=FFEE: When the coffee and hot tea get mixed.


TED: Typical Enlisted Dude.


Teeny-Weeny Airlines: USAF term for TWA Airliners


Telegraph: Ike's Retreat Cottage in England, "Telegraph Cottage," Supersecret Name


Telephone Colonel: Lt. Colonel, O-5


ten feet of flight line: used on new crewchief to retrieve


Terminal Rectal Defilade: When ones head is so far up his arse that one needs a pane of glass in ones stomach!


Terp: Civilian Interpreter in Afghanistan


Terry: Term for Terrorist or Insurgent.


TFFTI: Two F**king FAST To Identify.


That: Radio talk for "you are correct"


The "bush": Jungle in VietNam


The "Family Jewel": Brass strainer in Army urinal thought to be polished by "boots".


The 3rd HERD: The 3rd Armored Division


The 6 P's: Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.


The 7 Ps: Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance


The Barker: Big artillery piece.


The beach (Navy/USMC): any place on land


The Brass: Superior Officers of any Military branch


The Buzzers: Signal Corps.


the dope: news


The eagle shit: Payday


The Eagle Shits: Pay Day


The Flying Cigar: US Flyer's term for the Mitsubishi G4M & G6M twin-engined bombers (Japanese)


THE FOO DEE ROO.: U.S.S. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.


The Force: USAF


The Gut: Off limits section of city on liberty call..


The Hawk: Wind, as in, The Hawk is out tonight.


The Head of a head : The Bath room or pot smoker


The House of 10,000 Pleasures: At first a specific House of Prostitution in Saigon under the French & Americans-(Destroyed Tet '68), Later applied to expensive "Houses" anywhere in Vietnam.


The Jug: P-47 Thunderbolt fighter


The Little Red School House: General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Paris Headquarters


The lowest bidder: The answer to: "Who made this junk equipment?"


The Master Puzzle Palace: Headquarters


The Pit: Engineering space aboard ship


The Pit: Marine Boot Camp Sand Pit in which lots of exercise are done for punishment.


The pond: The Atlantic ocean


The Q: Bachelor Officer's Quarters


The ramp: The flightline on an Air Force base.


The Rock: Hahn AB, Germany


The Rock: Okinawa


The Screaming Chickens : What a jump qualified Marine calls the Armys 82nd Airborne


The Sh%tter: The toilet


the Shack: barracks


The Trots: Diaorreah, loose bowels


The Truck: Nickname for the A1E Skyraider, Ex-USN, adapted by USAF for close support aircraft.


The Ville: In Korea, "The Ville" is any town just outside of camp.


The whole 9 yards: All of the 27 feet of ammo fighter pilots carry on board


The world: Back home, USA


The World: Anyone stationed overseas referring to the states.


The World: USA - Home.


The World: U. S. OF A.!


Things on the Springs: Uniform and equipment inspection (USMC)


This old world and the BAR-B-Q: Having a bad day


Thousand yard stare: shock, fatauge,war weary, seen too much


three churning- one burning: aborting a patrol with a engine out


three dits, four dits,two dits, dah: morse code for SHIT


Three Sheets to the Wind: Drunk as hell.


thrill a minute: getting the job done for the good old USA


Thud: F-105 jet fighter


THUMP GUN: M79 GRENADE LAUNCHER


Thumper: M-79 Granade Launcher


Thumper, Blooper, Elephant Gun, Bloop Tube: M79 Grenade Gun


thunder chicken: F 105


thunder mug: toilet


Ti Ti: Small.


Ti Ti: Small, little, short


Ti-Uy: Lieutenant


Tic: Measurement


tick: fire fight


Tien Bing: Chinese for Sky Soldier; appears on my 173rd Airbone Brigade


Tightie Whites: Under ware navy.


tin can: small naval ship, Destroyer type


Tin Can: Destroyer


Tin Can: US Navy destroyers.


Tin Can Sailor: Sailor on a Destoryer (used in all Era)


tin tit: can of evaporated milk on table for coffee


Tin-Can: Destroyer


TITLESS WAF: A male clerk Air Force


Titless WAF: A USAF Male Clerk Typist


Titless WAVE: A male in the administrative ratings.


Tits Up: Broken.


TJ Raider: Caught the clap in Tijuana


TL-29: Standard issued pocket knife.


TMI IDC: too much information I dont care


To many chiefs not enough braves: Everyone is in charge and no one to do the work.


Toe-Maine-Tony: A cook aboard Navy ship


Too easy: Used in army to mean you can do the task.


Tooth Fairy: Navy Dentist


Top: First Sergeant


Top: Marine slang for E-9


Top: Sergeant.


Top: First Sergeant.


TOP: First Sergeant.


Top: First Sergeant.


TOP: First Sgt.


TOP: First Sgt


TOP: in the ARMY it's the name you call your FIRST SGT


TOP: The First sergant


TOP: Trainer of Professionals (Co. First Sergeant)


TOP: First Sergeant


Top: Marine term for 1st sgt


Top: Army & Marine First Sergeant


Top: High ranking enlisted soldier


TOP and First Shirt: Army First Sgt. Was raised by a SMS Sgt Top is what the men called in. I called a 1st Sgt that in the AF & I was in uniform - everyone thought me nuts - she knew I w


Top kick: First Sergeant


Top kick: 1st Sgt.


top kick or top: first sergeant


Tow Critter: USMC 0352s name given by Tankers when the 0352s had jeeps


TR 2E Tester: TREE Tester (for electrical FNGs)


Trace Ace: Senior AC&W Operator


Track Lube: Infantry as referred to by Tankers


Track Pad: MRE Chocolate Bar.


Track Pad: An MRE Chocolate Covered Brownie


Track Pads: Pancakes


Tractor Rat: Amtrac Crewman


Train Tracks : Army Captain


Training Films: Porno films


Trans-Dedido Airways: Mythical Airline at Anderson AFB, Guam--It supposedly only flew around Guam


TRASH: Typical Rear Area S**t Head


Trash Can: USAF term for Trans Caribbean Airlines in MAC


TREAD HEAD: ARMOR CREWMAN


tread head: armored mos, tanker


Tree: A term used by the WACS for any males.


Tree's: Prior to the proliferation of cammies, Marine personnel embarked on Navy ships.


Trick-trash: Rotating shift-worker at a 24-hour Intel site or facility


Trim Party: Prank pulled on new diving officer on a submarine when personnel upset the balance of a sub while submerged.


Triple Nickle: Air Force Civil Engineer


Triple Nipple: Air Force KB-50 Refueling aircraft (TAC)


Troop and stomp: USMC close order drill


trouble: VietNam


true that: thats right


Trusty Shellback: Person who has completed Shellback ceremony and possesses a Shellback card and doctrine signed by King Neptune himself.


TSTSI: Too Short To Sweat Ut


TT: Bad situation - Tough second T A part of the anatomy


TTK: Tech train killer


Tube of Squelch: Imaginary Radio Part newbies are sent for when radio doesn't work


Tube steak: hot dog


Tunnel Rat : Going down in holes in the ground in Vietnam to search


Tunnel Rat: One who went down to search out charlie or other things.


Turd Chaser - Navy: Hull Technician assigned to unclogging plumbing


Turd Shirt: Navy Plane Captain named so because his shirt was brown.


Turkey Farm: Place where prostitutes stand outside houch and holler at the G Is as they go to the village


Turn - Too: A Navy term, with two fingers forming a peace sign and turning them from side to side means - "get to work"


Turn To: Get to work (Navy).


Turn To: Get to work


Turn too: Get to work


Turn Two (Commonly shown by rotating the peace sig: Get to work


Turn-to! Boss holds up and twirls two fingers: Get your hiney to work!


Turtle: A turtle is your replacement. Your not going home until your turtle arrives.


Turtle: New recrute right out of AIT


Turtle: When I was Stationed in Korea in the 80's, It meant a newbe


Turtle Farm: Holding compound for new arrivals-Camp Casey Korea


Turtle Trap: Drainage ditch that new troops in korea fall into (especially when returning from the club).


TWAT: Tanker without a tank


Tweets: Aviation Electronic Technician-Navy


Tweety Bird: small training jet airplane


Twice and a half / duece and a half: 2 1/2 ton truck


twidget: any technical Navy rating


Twidget: Top Side Sailor


Twidget: Anyone in the US Navy Electronic field


twiget: any navy electronic tech rating


Twigits: Personnel in electronic ratings in the Navy.


Two Digit Midget: From day 99 to day 10 before going PCS or getting out.


Two digit midget: Anyone with 99 to 10 days left till discharge


Two Handled Truck: Army Wheel Barrow


Two-turnin, Two-burnin: P2V Sub Chaser on patrol


U S A F: You Sure Are F***ed


U-2: HIGH FLYING AIRCRAFT USED FOR RECON


U.S. A.R.M.Y.: backwards is Yes My Retarded A*& Signed Up


U.S.A.F.: U SURE ARE F**KED


U.S.M.C.: University of Science, Music, and Culture. For Science, we learned the science of warefare. For Music we learned the Marine Corps Hymn. For Culture, we went to foreign lands and killed foreign people.


U.S.M.C.: Uncle Sam's Misguided Children


UA the AO: UNASS the AREA of OPERATION: Leave or get out of there.


Un-ass the AO: Get out of the current location


Unass the AO: Get the heck away from wherever you are


Uncle Sam: Used by Navy corpsmen to refer to Marines.


Uncle Sams Canoe Club: United States Navy


Under Way: Out to sea.


Unsat: Messed Up/Unsatisfactory/F-d Up


UOD: Uniform Of the Day - Sleeves Up/Down


Up a nickel, Up a quarter: Way of telling others what to change frequency on the radio without letting charlie know exactly how much


up and atem: get ready--Lets go


up and on: up off your ass and on your fet


URI: Usually reliable intelligence


US Army: Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet


US ARMY: Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet


US Army purple, orange, red, or blue: Any gasoline colored to show that it was stolen from the US Military.


USARV: United States Army Republic of Viet-Nam


utilities: Marines everyday uniform commonly known as fatigues in other branches


UTILITIES: MARINE CORPS FIELD UNIFORM WEAR


Utilities: Marine working uniform


UTILITY COVER: MARINE CORPS HEAD WEAR CAP


V-Girl: Underaged American Girls who chased anyone in uniform or picked them up in bars--V-Girls did not charge for what they did.


Vert Rep: The used of helo's to supply ships at sea. Vertical Replenishment.


Vert-Rep: Helo supply replenishment at sea from ship to ship.


VFW: veteran of foreign wars


victor charles : viet cong theyhezz


Victor Charles: Slang for Viet Cong


Victor Charlie: Viet Cong


VietNam Vets do it better in the bush: Dedicated


Viper: What their pilots actually call the F-16 "Fighting Falcon"


Visibility check.: When a new troop on an Airfield/Parking Ramp is asked to wave their arms, first one, then the other,then both, then the tower gives them clearance to take-off.


VOLUNTOLD: ASSIGNED TO TASK INVOLUNTARILY


Vomit Comet: Bus taking you back to base on pay day night


Vomit Comet: Bus returning to base after night on town


VTOL: Vertical Takeoff and Landing


W M: Woman Marines


WAC: WOMENS ARMY CORPS


WAC: Women's Auxillary Corp


WAC: ARMY WOMAN PERSON


wag: wild ass guess


WAG: Wild ass guess -an estimate when a certain job will be accomplised


wait-a-minute bush: Vines and thorns that snag your skin


Wall to Wall Counseling: A term to describe, throwing new Army recruits


wall watch: Recon plt in Berlin on patrol of the wall


WAM: MARINE CORPS WOMAN MARINE


WAP WAP: SOUND H-43 MAKES WHEN IT IS FLYING


Wasted: Killed,as in we wasted every MF in our wire


Watch your top notch: Don't know


Watch/cover my six: watch my a**


watching TV: Recruit punishment, Push-up position, elbows on floor hands on chin, DI would ask what you were watching and make you change channels, hurt a lot after 10 or 15 min


Water Buffalo: A rubber bladder used to hold drinking water in the field


Water Buffalo: Tough Roast Beef


WATER BUFFALO: METAL TANK ON TRAILER THAT STORES WATER


water closet: shower


Water King: Navy Petty Officer who was charged with the maintenance of the evaporators onboard ship. Water was a valuable substance.


water walker: air traffic controller


water wings: surface navy qualifaction pin


Waterline: The place where a ship sits in the water. Often what boots on a ship were sent to retrieve.


Waterline: It's nothing to get. It's what we tell new crew members fresh out our boot camp to get. It's actually the waterline of the ship.


Watersides: Cleaning scale out of the boilers by Boiler Technicians


WAVE: NAVY FEMALE PERSON


Wave cage: Barracks for enlisted women


WAVES: Women's Auxillary Volunteer Enlisted Service.


WAVES: Women Auxillary Volunteers for Extraordinary Services.


WC Repair Kit: Newbies sent to search for a Windshield Repiar Kit


We work to please: We unload ships for the Marines


Weed: new recruit


Weekend Warrior: National Guardsman


Wet Bread: Slow on the up-take.


WETSU: We Eat That Shit Up


wetsu: we eat this shit up


WETSU: WE EAT THIS S##T UP


wetsu: we eat this shit up


WETSU: we eat this shit up


WETSU: We Eat This S%&t Up


wetsu: we eat this s#!$t up


wetsu !: we eat this sh** up!


WETSUE: We eat this sh*t up everyday


Whale: U.S. Navy Douglas A-3D "Sky Warrior" (carrier capable).


What Air Force personnel say Army stands for:: Airforce Rejected Me Yesterday


What does APO stand for: Mailing address for the military.


What The F&%K, Over?: What do you mean?


Whats the skinny: Whats going on or whats happening


Wheels Up, Heels Up: What Aircrewmen do after takeoff.


WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT: WHAT THE F*CK


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: What the F%#k


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over: What the F&%#, Over. Used in response to an unbelievably stupid instruction, usually over the radio.


Whistle bearies and tube steaks...: HOT DOGS & BEANS! ! ! !


Whistling Death: Name of USMC ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington's Corsair fighter


White hats: Air Force Base police


White Mice: Vietnamese National Policemen


White Rock: Radio call sign often used in Combat! to designate 1st squad of King Company's 2nd platoon (Saunders' squad).


white sidewalls: close haircut like crew cut


White socks: not using military issue od socks


White Walls: Hair cut sides shaved


White Whale: A General's plane--General Abrams's was a C-123.


Whole Nine Yards: Length of a machine gun ammo link


Whole nine yards: When a bomber gunner used his entire belt of .50 cal ammunittion which measured exactly 27 feet on a single target..


Whole Nine Yards: All of something


WIIFM: What's in it for me.


WIIFM ( pronounced ' wif um ' ): What's in it for me?


Wild Chicken: Wildflicken, Germany


Willy Peat: Artillery round - white phosphorous


Willy Pete: White phosphourus grenades-Thrown from Loaches or rockets from C Models or Cobra Heli Gunships


WILLY PETE-WP: WHITE PHOSPHORUS, CALLED SMOKE ROUNDS,ALSO USED FOR CASUALITY


WILLY PETE/WILSON PICKET: ARTY TO SEND WHITE PHOSPHOROUS MARKING ROUND


Willy Peter Bag: Water Proof Bag


Wimp Waver: A waiver from the doctor that got you out of doing anything physical


wind dummy: paratrooper


Wing Nut: Airmen in AirForce


Wing nut: Marine in the Air wing


wing nut: any USAF personnel


Wing nut: A man with one stripe


Winger: Anyone from the airwing


Wingnut: Air Force personnel


Wingnut: Marine assigned to an Air Wing


Wingnut: Airman


Wire Dawg/Wire God: Marine Corps 2512 Field Wireman


WireDawg: Telephone or Cable Technician


WM: Woman Marine


WO-1 - Warrant Officer One: Wobbly One - Same crappy status as 2LT for one year


Wobbly One: A new W1 Warrant Officer


Wog: Naval Personel crossing equator for the first time


Wog (Pollywog): Person who has not yet crossed equator and gone through Shellback Ceremony


Woolly Boogers: That lint that comes from those wool blankets that gathers on the floor and under the beds


Woop-ping: The sound a new recruit's head makes in aviation AIT.(Advanced Individual Training)


WOPA: Warrant Officer Protection Agency-used when a Warrant was being chastised by an RLO(Real live Officer)


Work It!: Give whatever task was just assigned to you 110%.


working party: when ship gets it supplys and food. there's a human chain that goes all the way down to the supply room


World: Term for the USA


Worm: Name of brand new recruit at San Diego Navy boot camp.


WOXOF: Very dense fog, no viz. no ceiling(for flight ops.)


WRATGAS: Who Really And Truly Gives A Sh** - Warrant Officer wrote this on the board for me during a class break while teaching Army supply procedures.


wrinkle bomb : shi* bird who didnt press cammies


Wrinkle Neck Trout: Turds that were flushed overboard and floated to the surface.


Wrinkle Neck Trout: In the days before on board chemical holding tanks, CHTs raw sewerage was pumped directly overboard in port. Floating turds were referred to as wrinkle neck trout.


WTFO: What The F**k Over


XO: The Executive Officer of a Navy unit.


Yankee Station: South China Sea off of North Vietnam, area of ops for US Navy.


yard bird: civilian shipyard worker


Yard of Flight Line: What a new guy on the airfield goes after to bring back to his unit.


Yard of Flightline and a bucket of Propwash: What we sent Air Traffic Control newbies out to look for to get them out of our hair.


Yards: Native-Vietnamese U.S. allies Mountagnard people


YAT-YES: YOU AINT TRACKS-YOU AINT SHIT!


Yes sir! no sir!: Shows respect


YGBSM: You Gotta Be Shi*in' Me


YMRA SU : yes my retarded ass signed up


ymrasu: your mother really aint so ugly opposite of uncle sam aint realeased me yet


Yoboseyo: To get attention.


Yoohoo: What Marine DI's called recruits


You better shake your head: Shape up


You buy Ill fly: Your buying the beer and Ill go to the PX and get it


you lock my jaws: You made me mad


YOU WANT GREASE ON THAT?: COOKS ASKING IF YOU WANT CHEESE ON YOUR BURGER.


Your bistro is here: your food is here


YRMASU: Yes My Retarded Ass Signed Up


Zap: To kill Charlie


zebra: Air Force means an E-8, E-9


Zero: Officer.


Zero: Stop what you are doing and listen up.


ZERO DARK THIRTY: VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING


Zero's: Navy enlisted term for Officers.


zero- dark- thirty: very early in the morning


Zero-To-Three: Marine Regulation Haircut


ZIPPER HEAD: VIET CONG,ENEMY,CONG!!!!!!!


Zipper Head: soldiers hair cut with part down the middle


Zipps: Commisioned officers


Zonk: Word yelled during morning formation when PT is cancelled for the morning.


Zoom Bags: Flight Suits


Zoomie: Anyone belonging to the Air Force. Used by Army people.


Zoomie: USAF Academy graduate


Zoomie: Any USAF Jet Fighter, an Army Term


Zoomies: Pilots


Zoomies: Airmen


Zulu: Time.


_______days and a wake up: days left before any major event


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Squid Billy: A Navy enlisted Person who listens to Hill Billy music.

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"Prop Wash" ( Wind coming from a propeller): What you sent new (O J T) air plane mechanics to supply room to get.

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F*#kin A: slang for any response, good or bad

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John Wayne: can opener

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OLD MAN: Squardon or Base Commander

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R & O: receiving and outfitting

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Sh**can (the old galvanized can): The barraks trash can, as in deep six that in the sh**can

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TILLIE: Crash crane used on carriers

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Top: 1st Sgt.

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Walking Point: First guy leading a patrol in jungle

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"A Weapons Carrier": A 2/4 ton Army vehicle (a size between a Jeep and a "Deuce and 1/2").

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"Class A's": Army Dress Uniform (Another name for ODs).

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"Cut a chogie": Leave in a hurry

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"DRAGONWAGON": M-123 10 Ton Tank Transporter.

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"Fagot" (bundle of sticks): MiG-15 Soviet-built fighter/interceptor (NATO nickname).

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"Fatigues": Army field or duty uniform. Now replaced by "Camos".

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"Go ask Gunny for the box of "ST-1: box of ST-ONES, get it? Marine Corps

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"Go tell it to the chaplain": A "brush off"; "don't tell us your problems."

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"Goon Platoon": Marginally performing "boots" put into a "F***Up" platoon for extra marches.

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"Hershey Bar": Dirt or mud dried on boots, not shined; "looked like they're polished with a Hershey Bar!"

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"I wear my fray jacket for protection": Bulletproof vest.

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"Just a Skosh": Skosh, apparently Japanese meant "a little"..as in "bring your range up just a skosh".

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"Pass the cow", or "the Armored Car.": Canned milk.

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"Short Sheeting": To mischieviously make up a guy's army bunk so that the top sheet is folded in half so that he can't extend his legs.

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"Short-arm Inspection" : Medics' surprise middle of the night exam of troops for VD symptoms.

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"Trick" : A duty shift.

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"Wingman": A friend willing to take one for the team!

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# 1: the best

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# 10: no good

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#1: Very Good

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$1.97: 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, GA

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0: 0

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0: 0

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0: 0

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0 Dark ugly: Early in the morning

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03: Marine infantry, 0311,0331 machine gunner, 0341 mortar man , 0351 ect.

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03 bullet catcher: Nickname for Marine 0311 Infantry

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03-Hump-a-lot: Infantry soldier (0311)

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03-Walk-A-Lot: Infantry (USMC)

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0311: MARINE CORPS (GRUNT) RIFLEMAN

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1 Digit Midget: 9 days left on enlistment

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10 feet of water line: the line that is painted on the water line of the ship boots usually sent to get some

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10 feet of waterline: Imaginary line(rope) the new crew members are sent looking for

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100 yards of flightline: imaginary item new Air Force troops are sento out for.

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100 yards of sky-line/ Shore-line/ tree-line: "Boots" or "Cherries" sent to supply Officer in the field for non existant items

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100-mph-tape: Army OD green duct tape - can be used to repair a jeep and hold up to speeds of 100 mph

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100ft of chow line: To send new recruites to get from supply room.

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11 (eleven) up, 3 (three) down = 8 up (Ate up): Mathematical equation suggesting someone is screwed up

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11 Bang Bang: Army Infantry (Grunt)

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11 BOO: Army Grunt

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11 Boo: Army Grunt ( infantry )

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11 Bullet stopper: Infantry

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11 Bulletstopper: Army infantry soldier.

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11 Bush: Army 11B infantry soldier

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11 choo choo: Heavy Weapons Infantry Mortars

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11 Up 3 Down: ate up, ...uniform looks like crap, doesn't know or suspect nothing

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117: 1 pick 1 shovel 7 days a week (combat engineer.

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123 CLUB: E1 - E2 -E3 CLUB MARINE

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1505s: USAF "Khaki" Dress Uniform

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19th hole: Nickname for any bar, EM club, or NCO club

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1st and Dime: 1st Battalion 10th

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1st Hog: First Sgt

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1st or 2nd luitenant: Louie

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2 diget midget: Has less than 100 days left before enlistment is up.

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2-Digit Midget: Personnel with less than 100 days of active service remaining.

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2FF2R: Too F**kin Fast to Recognize

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2nd john: 2nd lieutenant

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3 up 2 Down: Gunny.

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3 up and 2 down: Gunny

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30 Day Wonder: Any Reserve Officer

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30 days and awake-up. Air Force: 30 days before a person returns to the United States Mainland.

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35-10: wearing the Air Force uniform correctly, i.e.. "you're out of 35-10"

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4 skins on toast: thin slices of corn beef in white cream sauce on toast

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45 CLUB: E4 & E5 (CPL & SGT) CLUB MARINE

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5 will get you 10: Asking for a loan until payday

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5-Jump Chump: A person who has made the barebone minimum number of parachute jumps to get/keep their airborne status.

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50 Mission Chursh: When they had Head phones that you put on over your Hat. Air Force

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50 yards of flight line.: Non existing rope new airmen are sent to get from Maintance NCO.

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500 Feet of Grid Line: Sent new Artillery guys looking for this. Grid lines on military maps

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500-mph-tape: silver-duct-tape used by ordinance men for arming-wires

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505 on bracelet on wrist: captain said that means you hate the government??

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55 gal Drum of Rotor Wash: Send newbees to tool shed to get to wash helicopters.

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6 BY or 6x6: Like a 4x4 only much bigger and 2 extra axles

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6 P: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance.

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6-bi: 5 ton truck in U.S.M.C.

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7 P's: PRIOR PROPER PLANNING PREVENTS PISS POOR PERFORMANCE

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