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Old 03-17-2010, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Uncharted island
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Don't forget the infamous "Cattle Trucks". You know the one that they used to transport us from the barracks to the firing ranges when we were in basic training like cattle?
Or, the GI's favorite, "Silver Bullet", the very large silver coffee container, which was also used to transport "Bug Juice" (Kool-ade) to the field. And not the one used by the medics because someone couldn't keep his joy toy in his pants .
"Silver Bullet" can also refer to the tube they insert up your rear to take your body temperature if you faint from heat exhaustion. saw a few good men catch the silver bullet, usually happens during the first few days of training when you're still mentally in civilian mode.

unrelated, but since we're on the topic, "silver bullet" is also used as a nickname for the silver train you see in those Coors Light commercials where unhappy/sweaty but sexy people are seen lounging around in the sun until suddenly, from out of nowhere, they are hit with the "silver bullet" that comes in on imaginary railroad tracks all the way from the Rockies to deliver fresh cold Coors Light. then they become happy/refreshed and still sexy.

unfortunately, coors light cannot guarantee that its products will make you sexier than before.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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unfortunately, coors light cannot guarantee that its products will make you sexier than before.
No, but it can make you THINK you're sexier than before...or that others are!

AKA "beer goggles"...
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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GIB - Guy In Back
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:16 AM
 
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When the USAF's cargo aircraft were in Military Airlift Command, we usually referred to MAC (while waiting for airlift at a terminal, of course) as "Maybe Airplane Come". Now, as Air Mobility Command, it's "Airplane May Come"

In the days (pre-GWOT) when it was "Air Training Command", ATC stood for "Allergic To Combat". Today's Air Education & Training Command is now "Air Et Cetera". (But with respect for all the fine folks who have served in both commands)
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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"Volunteer"...
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Navy humor poked at the older career men on your ship:
"He's so old that he was a plankowner on the Ark".
"He's so old that he was mess cooking at The Last Supper".
"He's so old that he was the leading seaman on the Mayflower".
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: South Carolina - The Palmetto State
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Well, being a child of a career soldier - I'm surprised nobody so far has listed "Brat"
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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USMC = Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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How about a good ole (GI Party)? I'm sure there are ton of us out there that had to pull an all nighter to prepare the barrack for an inspection. Right?
How about a weekend dog tag party? That is where someone in the barracks really messed up and you spend the weekend scraping the wax off the floor with dog tags and re waxing with Simonz paste wax with rags. In basic we also had the Ghost squad for guys that had hangover after the first base pass. They made you take your fatigue shirt off;took you T-shirt and pulled it up over your head . Then they cut out holes for your eye. Then removed your helmet liner and put your steel pot back on. The ghost squad marched and ran at the back of the platoon. By the end of the day your head was very sore.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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The following two terms are, strictly speaking, actually not slang, but part of Navy nomenclature, but to most, they sound like it. All Navy, Marine Corp, and Coast Guard, either current or former, fit into one of the following groups:
Pollywog.
Shellback.
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