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Jan 12, 2020 15:01:35   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force

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Jan 12, 2020 15:14:56   #
Hug
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)

Leg, someone who hasn't been through jump school.

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Jan 12, 2020 15:20:31   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Hug wrote:
Leg, someone who hasn't been through jump school.

Thanks, Hug...that's one with which I'm not familiar.

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Jan 12, 2020 15:26:27   #
Rose42
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)


I remember many of those in the AF.

Did I miss FUBAR? That was a popular one in all branches.

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Jan 12, 2020 15:28:32   #
truthiness
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)

....

HEAD--toilet Not pure Marinese though since it is Navy jargon as well.

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Jan 12, 2020 15:52:52   #
Lonewolf
 
slatten49 wrote:
Thanks, Hug...that's one with which I'm not familiar.


782 gear life was much simpler back the if I remember it all weighed 28 lbs!
Now days it looks like there carrying home with them !

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Jan 12, 2020 16:03:15   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Rose42 wrote:
I remember many of those in the AF.

Did I miss FUBAR? That was a popular one in all branches.

Rose, I assumed that is considered pretty much the same or close to the above 'SNAFU.'

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Jan 12, 2020 16:03:59   #
okie don
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)


Recognized some Army years too Slatten.
SOS called something else tho. Lol 😁

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Jan 12, 2020 16:04:13   #
okie don
 
Army TERMS

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Jan 12, 2020 16:31:39   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)


Haven't heard those in years.

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Jan 12, 2020 16:42:22   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
okie don wrote:
Recognized some Army years too Slatten.
SOS called something else tho. Lol 😁

Yeah, I know, Okie.

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Jan 12, 2020 17:00:17   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
slatten49 wrote:
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes pack, canteen, poncho, ammo pouch, etc. used when in the field. 782 refers to the DD Form signed when gear is issued

As You Were: -Resume former activity.

Below - Downstairs Bird - Any aircraft. Black Cadillacs - Combat Boots. Blouse - Cammie Shirt. Brass - Officers. Brig - Military Jail. Brown Bagger - Married Marine. Boot Lewy - 2nd Lieutenant. Bulkhead - Wall. Bunker - A protective shelter. Butt can - Ashtray. Butter Bar - 2nd Lieutenant. BX - Base Exchange

Cammies - Camouflage uniform. Cannon Cocker - aka gun bunny personnel in an artillery battery. Click - One kilometer or one notch of a rifle sight. Chopper - Helicopter. Chow Hall - Where a Marine eats, like a cafeteria. Cover - Marine Corps Hat.

Deck - Floor. Deuce and a half - 2.5 Ton Truck. Devildog - Another name for a Marine. Dinky Dau - Crazy (Viet Nam era term). Doggie - U.S. Army Soldier

Field Day - Barracks or Office cleanup. Float - Deployment by ship.

Geedunk - Junk food, snacks. Go-Fasters - Running shoes. Good to go - Ready to move, agree with, situation ok. Gouge - Any information or instructions, written or verbal.

Grunt - A Marine infantryman. Gung Ho - Very enthusiastic and committed.

Hat - Drill Instructor Hatch - Door/doorway. Head - Bathroom High and Tight - Standard Marine haircut Horn - Radio Hump - Field March

Jarhead - Another name for a Marine. John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act, or any act which is typical in the movies but not sound Marine procedure, such as firing a machine gun from the hip.. Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog tag chain.

Ink Stick - Black Pen

K-BAR - Marine fighting knife. Klick - A kilometer.

LPC's - Leather personnel carriers ... boots. Ladderwell - Stairwell. Leave - Vacation time. Liberty - Rest and relaxation - Authorized absence up to 96 hours. Lifer - Career Marine. Light Up - To fire on the enemy. Lipstick Lieutenant - Chief Warrant Officer 5 Lock and Load - Put ammunition in a weapon and prepare to fire.

Maggie's Drawers - A red flag on the range connoting a miss. Maggot - DI's affectionate name for a recruit. Mess Hall - Cafeteria where a Marine eats. MOS - Military occupational specialty (job). Moon Beam - Flashlight. Moon Floss - Toilet paper. Most Ricky Tick - In a hurry; with a purpose; move fast.

NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. Nonhacker - A man who can't perform under pressure

O-Dark Thirty - After midnight, but before working hours. Office Hours - Appearing before the Commanding Officer for discipline. OOH RAH - Motivational call. Also spelled OO RAH

PCS - Permanent change of station. PFT - Physical Fitness Test. PT - Physical Training. Piece - Rifle

Pogey bait: Candy or any non-issued food or drink item. The term possibly derives from the term “pogue,” used to describe anyone working in an administrative capacity. One would use “pogey bait” to bribe a “pogue” into doing a Marine a favor. Portholes - Thick-framed – and particularly ugly – glasses. Also known as “BCGs” – an abbreviation for “birth-control glasses.” Pogue - Anyone not in the infantry (especially administrative personnel). Derives from the acronym POG - Personnel Other than Grunt

Rack - Bed. Ruck - Backpack

SNAFU - Situation Normal, All Fouled Up. Scuttlebutt - Rumor; Gossip / water fountain Secure - lock up, close, take care of, finish for the day. SOS - Creamed beef on toast, a Marine delicacy. Skivvies - Underwear. Slop Chute - Bar. Smedley - An enlisted man who caters to officers and staff noncommissioned officers in the mess hall. Coined in reference to Marine legend Smedley Butler's last name. Smoking Lamp - A shipboard tradition which indicates permission to smoke (lit) or not to smoke (out). Sparks - A Marine whose MOS is radioman or field communications. Squad bay - The long open room that houses a squad, platoon or other unit. Squid - Sailor Swab - Mop

TARFU - Things Are Really Fouled Up. Ten (10) Percenter - One of the small number of non-hackers in any unit. Topside - Upstairs

UA - Unauthorized absence

Water Buffalo - A large water tank on wheels. Whitewall - Standard Marine haircut

Zoomie - Anyone in the U.S. Air Force
782 Gear - Also "Deuce" gear; includes p... (show quote)


Hurry Up and Wait!- Self explanatory. The opposite of as you were.

You Better Get That Way - Correct your behavior right now and shape up. The nail that stands up gets pounded down.

Book - Get moving or go.

A Tin Hut - Not attention, ... what Marines live in (Quonset hut).

P-38 - If you served you know what it is.

Gun - your personal joystick for fun.

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Jan 12, 2020 18:04:04   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
dtucker300 wrote:
Hurry Up and Wait!- Self explanatory. The opposite of as you were.

You Better Get That Way - Correct your behavior right now and shape up. The nail that stands up gets pounded down.

Book - Get moving or go.

A Tin Hut - Not attention, ... what Marines live in (Quonset hut).

P-38 - If you served you know what it is.

Gun - your personal joystick for fun.

Good add-ons, Tuck. But, a P-38 was described above as a "John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act...Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog-tag chain."

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Jan 12, 2020 18:33:25   #
dtucker300 Loc: Vista, CA
 
slatten49 wrote:
Good add-ons, Tuck. But, a P-38 was described above as a "John Wayne - A grandstander, or descriptive of a bold act...Also, a simple can opener that can be carried on the dog-tag chain."


Somehow I glossed over that too quickly. I looked back and yup, it's in there. I should know better than to question your thoroughness of a good list. Apologies.

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Jan 12, 2020 18:54:58   #
Rose42
 
slatten49 wrote:
Rose, I assumed that is considered pretty much the same or close to the above 'SNAFU.'


When I was in I don't think I ever heard SNAFU but I heard FUBAR quite often.

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