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Topic about: I would like to have some explanations about the various ' Whooah ' - ' Ooh-ah ' from Navy, Army, or AirForce. I mean US military. Anybody got the meaning of my twisted q


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June 1st, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 

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I would like to have some explanations about the various ' Whooah ' - ' Ooh-ah ' from Navy, Army, or AirForce. I mean US military. Anybody got the meaning of my twisted question ? Thanks.


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June 1st, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
All they are are just battle crys. I only know a theory about the Marine Corps OOORAH. Some beleive it came from the Continital Maries battle cry of oozah. (how i dont know)


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June 1st, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
US Army says 'HOO-AH', but I don't really know why. Probably just something for morale.


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June 1st, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
I'm not saying this is the one true story of the origin but it is pretty interesting:

http://www.montney.com/marine/oorah.htm


About the use of hooah, there's the old line that "hooah can mean anything except 'no.'"


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June 1st, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Artillery uses AHOA!

It's supposed to be AOA (Artillery Over All), but it's pronounced and sounds like AHOA!
 
June 1st, 2004  
Desert Blossom
 
I remember in basic they had us saying "hooah" although I have no idea as to why...I do recall having to say "airpower" as well....
 
June 2nd, 2004  
Pogue
 
Hooah was derived from the acronym HUA - Heard, Understood, Acknowledged. It grew to have many more meanings (**** off, shut up, go away, etc. )
 
June 2nd, 2004  
Snauhi
 
its like Russian URAAAAAA
 
June 2nd, 2004  
Marksman
 
 
Quote:
its like Russian URAAAAAA
Its like"uraaaaaaaaaa za staljina"kind of way,but when you speak HOORAH and URAAA it sound the same


 
June 2nd, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marksman
Quote:
its like Russian URAAAAAA
Its like"uraaaaaaaaaa za staljina"kind of way,but when you speak HOORAH and URAAA it sound the same
Doesn't that mean something like "Live Stalin" ??
It was a Russian battlecry in WW2..