Any More Unusual Military Terms/Names ?




 
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Boots
 
April 5th, 2004  
DTop
 
 

Topic: Any More Unusual Military Terms/Names ?


I have noticed that different military branches have different terms for similar things. I'll start it off (I think they're right). See if you can you come up with any more? How about other than U.S.?

Civilian term: Store
U.S. Army: Post Exchange
U.S. Air Force: Base Exchange
U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps: Geedunk (ship's store)

Your turn.
April 5th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
Army: Latrine
Marines/Navy: Head
Air Force: full-body spa

April 5th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
Funny!
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April 5th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
Haha!
April 5th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
The reason the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines bicker amongst themselves is that they don't speak the same language. For instance, take the simple phrase "secure the building".

The Army will post guards around the place.
The Navy will turn out the lights and lock the doors.
The Marines will kill everybody inside and set up a headquarters
The Air Force will take out a 5 year lease with an option to buy.
from: http://www.military-quotes.com/jokes...ry-jokes-2.htm
April 5th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
May 2nd, 2004  
Battleaxe
 
My boyfriend, being ex-Army Ranger (now AF.. what was he thinking, right?) Always confuses me with Army lingo.. for instance, your career in the AF is called, your AFSC, or Air Force Specialty Code. A code which identifies what your job is.
Mine being a 2A571. 2A5 is heavy aircraft maintainer. "7" is the level, and 1... is Crew Chief.
Army calls it MOS.
Marines and Navy? ... anyone?
May 2nd, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
The Marines call it "Infantry," for everybody.

Just kidding.
May 2nd, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Battleaxe
My boyfriend, being ex-Army Ranger (now AF.. what was he thinking, right?) Always confuses me with Army lingo.. for instance, your career in the AF is called, your AFSC, or Air Force Specialty Code. A code which identifies what your job is.
Mine being a 2A571. 2A5 is heavy aircraft maintainer. "7" is the level, and 1... is Crew Chief.
Army calls it MOS.
Marines and Navy? ... anyone?
I've already asked this in another post, but just in case you miss it .. what batt did he serve in and when? I'm a former batt boy myself.

AF has very confusing lingo - even working with PJs, TACPs, CCTs, A-10 bucks, etc all of the time I could never remember it.

Marines = MOS
Navy = Rate

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Originally Posted by redneck
The Marines call it "Infantry," for everybody.
May 2nd, 2004  
samirine
 
I was with a Navy unit for a while (I'm Air Force). That was interesting. For one thing, they fall in backwards! They fell into four elements starting at the front right corner next to the guideon, which makes sense. But the extra people fall in in the first element and go back instead of the last and go forward... I was so confused for about a week.

Oh and a memo is a chit?!