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Old 06-24-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: The South
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We had recreation on Wed. Afternoon. We called it Organized grabass.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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BCG ( Birth Control Goggles ). Those ugly looking glasses they issued to guys needing specs in boot camp.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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LPA - Lieutenants Protection Association. Again, primarily for aviators. A place where lieutenants can go and snivel and complain and bump into each other and maybe fall down a lot because they have no adult guidance.
In the Army, we use the term Lieutenant Mafia. LOL.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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"No Colonel left behind" - O-6 moving directly to work for a contractor following retirement.

Old Man-the commander, even if he's fairly young (e.g. a Captain or a junior LTC).

SNAFU - Situation Normal, all fu...fouled up.

Dustbowl - where units rotating into the National Training Center (NTC) live in misery just before the rotation starts, because it's basically a bowl. Full of dust.

Mutant MRE Birds - gigantic crows at the NTC that have grown so large by eating leftover MREs, they need the bird equivalent of a runway to take off, or land.

Sham - act busy even if you're not at all busy.

Sham Shield - Specialist rank, it looks a little bit like a shield and it means it's the highest rank you can hold in the Army before you absolutely must take responsibility for things getting done.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Powell, Oh
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BCG ( Birth Control Goggles ). Those ugly looking glasses they issued to guys needing specs in boot camp.
I still have my BCG's. I got out of the Army years ago, but they are in a drawer for memories.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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"High and Tight" - men's military haircut

"Mandatory Fun" - a required social event

"Zero Dark Thirty" - really, really early in the morning!

One of my personal favorites is "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!"

I can say this one because several members of my family are active duty Air Force and they use it themselves! "Chair Force"

What's for breakfast? SOS!

My family always uses the term "ETA" for Estimated Time of Arrival.

And "Police the Area" - clean up your room!

"Ground Zero" is never a good place to be.

"No Hover Zone" means "Leave me alone and let me do this myself!

And "I really caught some flak for that one." Self explanatory.

And one of the most used phrases of all - HOOOAH! aka as "HUA" - Heard, Understood, Acknowledged!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Hawaii/Alabama
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ChairborneRanger : I have stolen this moniker for myself since I am now in a wheelchair.

Mud Puppy: MPs (we are a family full of MPs)

Jody: Civilian on the prowl for your gf or bf

Charlie Hotel: Chow hall

Delta Whiskey: dependent wife (before we became 'spouses')

Barracks rat: Soldier who spends w-a-y too much time in the barracks

Bravo Golf: Soldier groupie - wanders about the barracks trolling for a 'date'
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: USA
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Hmmm...let's see...from my Air Force days.

1. Slick sleeve = Airman Basic( no stripes)
2. Mosquito Wings = Airman (1 stripe)
3. First Shirt = First Sgt.
4. Box Kicker = Supply
5. Air Force form 1 = Toilet paper
6. Bag Drag = Used during mobility excercises (the act of draging your A, B, or C bag)
7. Latrine Queen = In Basic training, the Airman that volunteered/told to keep the latrine clean
8. Chow Hall = Mess Hall (or Dining facility nowdays)
9. On the carpet = Report to the Commander and not for good reasons
10. FIGMO = F*ck It Got My Orders
11. Roach Coach = Snack/lunch truck
12. Apes = Air Police (before they went to Security Police)

Lately I've heard guys using the BOHICA term = Bend Over Here It Comes Again

It's what I can remember for now.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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From my era. Vietnam.

Beaucoup. French. Much or many.
Cluster F*ck. Military operation that failed or was disorganized.
Crispy Critters. Enemy troops hit by Napalm
In Country. You are now in Vietnam
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: SW OK (AZ Native)
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Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant
Buck Sergeant - USAF E-4 NCO, went away in the late 90s.
Goat Rope - See Cluster F*ck above post
Mother of All Goat Ropes - A really big goat rope
Delta Sierra - Describes something (an event, maintenance work, flying skills) as being like canine fecal matter, aka Dog Sh*t
Zipper Groupies - Females attracted to aviators (refers to the plethora of zippers on a flight suit)
90-Day Wonder - an Officer Training School graduate
Zoomie - An Academy graduate
Boat Anchor - the slowest person in a PT formation. Also, the A-7 Corsair II.

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