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General Pain
01-15-2009, 02:59 PM
To spice up any encounter/mission/campaign/etc

http://www.slangsearch.com/military.html

Mohoender
01-15-2009, 04:27 PM
Erf!! I have a full dictionnary of it but that's entirely in French. It won't work :D

Go ahead, I'm currious:rolleyes:

Earthpig
01-16-2009, 04:35 PM
Hmmm it say's funny papers for a topographical map......we used that term for our SOI(used to be CEOI){Signal Operating Instructions(Communications Electronics or Equipment Operating Instructions)} basically our Code book, password and callsigns book

Legbreaker
01-17-2009, 05:23 AM
A
AD-G - pronounced adgee - Airfield Defence Guard - RAAF personel who are a bit like infantry and who guard RAAF bases/assets.
Air Sentry - lying down "watching" the sky with eyes closed aka sleeping
AJ or ajay - Army jerk - what civilians in areas with high military populations call army personal. Derogatory when a civilian uses it. Acceptable soldier to soldier.
AJAX - Army Jerk At eXercise - it was said that when soldiers were on exercise, there spouse might put a box of Ajax (a brand of washing powder) in the front windows as a sign to passersby that she wanted romantic company
Arc up
1) to start shooting at, to shoot at.
2) To start a histrionic attack, e.g to start verbally abusing someone
ARA - Australia Regular Army
ARes - Army Reserve
Arsehole of the world - the name of the local small town closest to an Army base. The Army base itself is the shit that hangs out of it. e.g. "Seymour is the arsehole of the world and Puckapunyal is the shit that hangs out of it".


B
Battle Dress - world war two uniform also used as winter weight service and ceremonial dress into at least the early 90s. Battle dress was issued at Kapooka and was what was worn for winter march outs. Service dress was only issued on posting to a unit and not necessarily issued at all for some units in tropical Australia.
Brass Up - shoot, fire at
Beautiful girl - an ugly girl
Blue Orchids - the airforce - expensive, precious and delicate
Bucket - an M113AS1 LRV, APC - because these vehicles are "buckets of shit"
Buckethead - an M113 crewman
Bunghole - tinned fruit pudding from old 10 man ration packs - immensely popular.
Bullshit Batallion - 1 Recruit Training Battalion
Buckets of bullets - 1) firing a large amount of ammunition at a single target, 2) yelled out during training exercises to simulate firing when insufficient blank ammunition has been supplied


C
Cabalah Bears - operator signals of 7 sig regt - who are based at Cabalah, Queensland.
Cammy Jim Jammies - camouflage uniforms
Ceremonial - when service dress is worn for formal functions or parades it is worn with black highly polished (or patent leather) boots, trousers bloused (for NCOs and ORs) a highly polished black belt, highly polished brass or chrome (depending on corps) buttons/buckles. This dress is known as ceremonial - i.e. parade or best dress uniform.
Chit - a form issued by the medical officer or a medic listing medical restrictions. Possessed by gimps and the sick lame and lazy.
Chokko - chocolate soldier - sweet little things that melt in the heat - term originally referring to the militia (old name for reserve forces) and now applied to the army reserve/army reservists


D
Doona Wrestling - sleeping or at least lazing around. If possible many young soldiers prefer to doona wrestle instead of undertaking compulsory sport on sport afternoons - often not appearing until post game drinks are served.
Doona bashing - see Doona Wrestling
Dropshort - mortar/artilleryman


E


F
Furphy - a rumor. Furphy was a world war one manufacturer who supplied water wagons to the Army. Water wagons moved from unit to unit, carry rumors with them, hence Furphy means rumor or lie.
Fitter and turner - cook. Fits good food into pots and turns it into shit.


G
Gimp - an injured person
Goffas - soft drinks
Green - soldier who is very green is very keen to follow the rules and regulations - to do things strictly the army way
Groundsheet - female soldier (derog.)
Gumpy or gumpies - chocolate or sweets


H
Hammer
1) noun - male genitals 2) verb - male who is copulating with a female may be said to be hammering her
Hook in - to attack, or to take to a task in a vigorous or aggressive manner
Hootchie - plastic or nylon waterproof sheet with a number of loops and clips around the perimeter usually used as a shelter


I


J
J, The J - the jungle, or more loosely the bush
Jack - refers to someone or maybe something that does not pull his weight, does not share with his mates, is selfish etc. Possibly derived from "I'm all right Jack - fuck you"
Jack Rations - privately bought food/drink intended to supplement that which is officially supplied and perhaps not intended to be shared or at least not openly fair game without an offer from the owner - hence Jack rations.
JNCO - Junior non commissioned officers - Corporals and Lance Corporals


K

Koala Bears - 1 Armoured regiment were said to be Koala bears - a protected species, destined never to leave our shores.


L


M
Mexican - someone south of or from south of the Queensland border
MLW - manual of land warfare - the series of manuals that defines the doctrine, and tactics of the Australian Army - somewhat like a US Field Manual (FM)


N
NCO - non commissioned officers - officers of the rank lance corporal through staff sergeant.
NFI
1) No fucking idea
2) No fucking interest e.g. Q: "How do you do such and such?" A: "NFI NFI!!"
Now you can't see me suit - camouflaged clothing


O
OMO - Old Man Out - it was said that when soldiers were on exercise, there spouse might put a box of OMO ( a brand of washing powder) in the front windows as a sign to passersby that she wanted romantic company
OR - other rank, private soldiers and in most contexts junior NCOs (corporals and below)
Oxygen Thief - some one whose consumption of oxygen is thought to exceed the net value of their existence


P
Pam - abbreviated form of pamphlet, refers to military manuals, e.g. Manual of Land Warfare.
Polys - the summer weight service dress and ceremonial uniform.
Pusser - member of the Royal Australian Navy


Q


R
Reg (rhymes with egg) - a regular (as opposed to reserve) soldier.
Regi - from regiment or regimental, someone who follows the rules and regulations very closely, usually very well turned out
Rio - reinforcement - a new soldier or a soldier new to a unit. Often considered to be low on the totem pole and fair game, subject to what the Americans would refer to as hazing.


S
Septic - septic tank - yank - rhyming slang for an American.
Sick lame and lazy - soldiers with injuries or medial conditions that preclude them from taking part in all military training or activities.
Snake - sergeant
Snake pit - sergeant's mess
SNCOs - Senior non commissioned officers. Ranks of sergeant, staff sergeant and for most purposes warrant officers.
Service Dress - winter weight service and ceremonial uniform
Singo Seven - The seven girls in Singleton who will do anything for infrantry trainees. They may leave the group (join wife corp) but they are soon replaced by other girls in the town. There must always be seven.
Splat cat - member of 3 RAR (when it was airborne) or parachutist generally.
Stars - the army sleeps under them, the navy navigates by them and the airforce choose their hotels by them.
Stick book(s) - pornography


T
Training Manuals - pornography - usually hardcore - i.e. books that teach young soldiers in sexual technique
Two dads - a person with a hyphenated surname, such as "Manners-Smith".
Taj Mah Hootch - three or more hootchies connected together into a very large shelter. Only constructed in non-tactical situations
Turret head - armoured vehicle crewman


U


V


W
Wanking Spanner - hand
Warrant Officers - officers who hold a Royal Warrant - not Commissioned Officers. May technically be Non commissioned officers but are separate from other NCOs by virtue of their warrant. WOs mess in the SNCO's mess. All sergeant majors are WOs, though not all WOs are sergeant majors.
"Wheelbarrow with a" - anybody with a long name is known as "wheelbarrow with a X", where X is the first letter of there name. So someone whose names is "Tsimbouklis" might be known as "wheelbarrow, with a 'T'"
WO - pronounced woe - see Warrant Officer
WOFTAM - Waste of Fucking Time and Money - often used in reference to Army reservists


X


Y


Z

Targan
01-17-2009, 05:59 AM
Great work Legbreaker. Really enjoyed reading that post. Accurate as well as funny. I should point out that a Septic can also referred to as a Seppo, at least that was the more common parlance when I was in the ARes and still is among my ex-Army mates here in WA. No offence to all you Seppoes reading this :)

Oh, and what about Pogey Bait, for confectionary?

Legbreaker
01-17-2009, 08:27 AM
Never heard of either of those but I am on the east coast.

To be fair, I copied that list from a wiki entry that was marked for deletion. Brought back a lot of old memories.
Added a couple myself though.

:D

pmulcahy11b
01-17-2009, 11:35 AM
Hmmm it say's funny papers for a topographical map......we used that term for our SOI(used to be CEOI){Signal Operating Instructions(Communications Electronics or Equipment Operating Instructions)} basically our Code book, password and callsigns book

The National Guardsmen were called "No Go."

Especially in Korea, the local thieves that would steal from positions at night were called "Slicky Boys."

Of course, when the parachutes don't open, the vehicle, equipment, or person "Burns in."

Most tracked APCs are simply called "Tracks," especially the M-113 series.

All that extra stuff you almost never take with you that you get issued -- the air mattresses, the extra heavy inserts for the field jackets, the fleece-lined Gore-Tex head covers -- these are "snivel gear."

The extra civilian food almost everyone takes to the field with them -- that's "pogey-bait," or just "pogey."

If you screw up something simple, you just had a "Brain Cramp," or "Brain Fart."

When you really pull off a good ambush, you "lit them up like a cheap cigar."

If you tend to be at the aid station a lot, you are a "Profile Child." (The equivalent in the Marines is a "Sick Bay Commando.")

pmulcahy11b
01-19-2009, 06:29 PM
Here's one I recently heard on MSNBC: "Party Zone," meaning "Combat Zone."

Matt Wiser
01-19-2009, 07:15 PM
A few from the Gulf War (People Magazine had a couple of pages of GW I Lingo back in '91):

Bolo Badge: Purple Heart, especially one awarded for foolhardy behavior.

BMO: Black Moving Object; Saudi women covered head to toe in black abayya robes and veil.

BAM: Big Assed Marine; female marine.

Green Bag: Flight suit.

Gone Elvis: Missing in Action (i.e. She's Gone Elvis).

Saudi Champagine: Mixture of Lemon Juice, 7-Up, and Perrier.

EPW: Enemy Prisoner of War: their guys captured by our guys. POWs are ours caught by theirs. Got that? Good.

Zoomie: Fast-jet pilot (Usually USAF, but also applied to Navy and USMC)

Scudnavia: Area in Western Iraq where Scuds were launched at Israel

Scud Stud: NBC News correspondent Arthur Kent (so named for his cool behavior during Scud attacks on Dhahran).

Silver Bullet: 120-mm DU Sabot Round.

Love Boat: Destroyer Tender U.S.S. Arcadia (for having 38 female sailors get pregnant during the cruise).

pmulcahy11b
01-19-2009, 08:16 PM
A few from the Gulf War (People Magazine had a couple of pages of GW I Lingo back in '91):

Bolo Badge: Purple Heart, especially one awarded for foolhardy behavior.

Silver Bullet: 120-mm DU Sabot Round.

Junior Achievement Award: The Army Achievement Medal, which you can get for taking out the trash in a particularly military manner...

Golden Bullet: A 155mm or 203mm howitzer round with a nuclear warhead

Matt Wiser
01-19-2009, 08:34 PM
There's other possibles: this one from WW II when Churchill was First Lord of the Admrialty before becoming Prime Minister:

"Enemy submarines are to be called U-Boats. Allied underwater craft are submarines. U-boats are those dastardly villians who sink our ships, while submarines are those gallant and noble craft which sink theirs."

A few more from the Gulf:

Baghdad Betty: Iraqi would-be Tokyo Rose who said U.S. servicemen's wives were sleeping with Tom Selleck, Paul Newman, and Bart Simpson.

Baghdad Biltmore: Iraq's main POW prison. You did NOT want to check in here.

Sammy: Saddam Hussein

Jack-in-the-Box: What happens when a T-72 takes a penetrating round that explodes the ammunition and sends the turret flying.

Cat Shot: launch of plane via catapult from carrier

Earthpig
01-19-2009, 08:37 PM
FOBBIT- person who stays primarily in the FOB(forward Operating Base) the Desk jockeys got so mad about it, I heard, it became an Article 15 offense for calling someone a fobbit.:rolleyes: ........bunch of chair warming, self promoting(literally) jerks. I'm retired, and they can kiss my grey, grizzled, butt hairs!

Earthpig
01-19-2009, 08:38 PM
Junior Achievement Award: The Army Achievement Medal, which you can get for taking out the trash in a particularly military manner...

Golden Bullet: A 155mm or 203mm howitzer round with a nuclear warhead
we called it The Army Acheesement award:)

kato13
01-19-2009, 08:50 PM
FOBBIT- person who stays primarily in the FOB(forward Operating Base) the Desk jockeys got so mad about it, I heard, it became an Article 15 offense for calling someone a fobbit.:


Apparently as with many insults over time it became a term of endearment. Or someone within the military hierarchy developed a sense of humor. Nah.

'Those who don't leave the base are called "fobbits." Going "back to the FOB" means going back to safety. And being "the head fobbit" means being the mayor - a term Ringhisen enjoys.'

'Head Fobbit' Works for Quality of Life at Forward Operating Base (http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=18520)

pmulcahy11b
01-19-2009, 09:29 PM
we called it The Army Acheesement award:)

Got four clusters on mine -- I acheesed a lot...

pmulcahy11b
01-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Here's one we used a lot: "Oxygen Thief." That would be some pogue that's using up oxygen that would be better used by someone more useful.

Targan
01-20-2009, 09:24 PM
Oxygen Thief is on Legbreaker's list.

pmulcahy11b
01-20-2009, 09:34 PM
Oxygen Thief is on Legbreaker's list.

What??!! Some oxygen thief took my oxygen thief!

TiggerCCW UK
01-21-2009, 03:04 AM
Noddys plastic navy was one term that I heard used for fibreglass assault boats. SAS was a term in regular use for the territorial army when I worked with them - stood for Saturdays and Sundays, and the ever popular Mummys special little soldier for anyone who was of dubious intelligence.

Legbreaker
01-21-2009, 07:05 AM
Added "Air Sentry" to post No 4

TiggerCCW UK
01-21-2009, 09:40 AM
Some that I remember from my time with the baby booties;

Pussers Onks - Parade boots
Tiddy Oggies - Cornish pasty
Scran - Food
Nutty - Chocolate
Nifty fifty - Wanking
Run ashore - A night out, whether from ship or a land base
Grot contest - Drinking game where the aim was to pull the ugliest woman you could, bring them to a pre arranged place, usually a bar, and then with them at the table attempt to explain why your catch was the ugliest of them all. Usually ends in violence.

Earthpig
01-21-2009, 03:38 PM
Grot contest - Drinking game where the aim was to pull the ugliest woman you could, bring them to a pre arranged place, usually a bar, and then with them at the table attempt to explain why your catch was the ugliest of them all. Usually ends in violence.


THAT is friggen awesome:D
we called it Hoggin' and the "winner" got her in the sack:rolleyes:

Earthpig
01-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Got four clusters on mine -- I acheesed a lot...

5 clusters, I acheesed more:p; 2 I felt I earned.;)

Hey I'm from Veesconsin I acheese all the time ...Buda'n'bump.....thank you folks, I'll be here all night:)

Targan
01-21-2009, 08:45 PM
Grot contest - Drinking game where the aim was to pull the ugliest woman you could, bring them to a pre arranged place, usually a bar, and then with them at the table attempt to explain why your catch was the ugliest of them all. Usually ends in violence.
Wow, that is truly awful. It must really suck being an ugly chick, I have no idea why anyone would want to make it even worse for them by humiliating them in public. Nasty.

TiggerCCW UK
01-22-2009, 03:46 AM
Yeah, definitely not a nice thing to do. Its something I heard about but never participated in - I'm just not that cruel. On long deployments they would apparently run a grot board with the photos from potential pen pals as well. I guess soldiers/sailors/marines etc will try anything to relieve boredom.

Earthpig
01-22-2009, 05:59 AM
Actually I think it was one of those things you joke about but never participated in.......back then we were a bunch of bored troops out on the town, mix in some booze...well there you go:)

I wouldn't have the Chutzpa to do the deed.

pmulcahy11b
01-23-2009, 03:47 PM
Actually I think it was one of those things you joke about but never participated in.......back then we were a bunch of bored troops out on the town, mix in some booze...well there you go:)

I wouldn't have the Chutzpa to do the deed.

A friend of mine at Ft Stewart actually married one -- she probably outweighed him at least 1.5 to 1. Hell if I know what he was figuring -- she had a personality to match her looks!

Earthpig
01-23-2009, 07:46 PM
Here is afew more:
Crunchy: any dismounted soldier to a tanker or Mech guy....it's the sound they make when you run over 'em.:D

Ma-Ma:or Ma deuce 50 cal HMG.

coffin box: long pioneer box that holds long handled shovels and other obscure "long" tools used by Engineers.

DRT: pronounced "dirt" stands for "Dead Right There"

STUMP: Stupid Tanker Under Military Protection:D

DAT: Dumb @ss Tanker:D

Cadidiot: any ROTC/Academy cadet(particularly those that think they know more than a Sergeant):rolleyes:

cathole: a hole you dig too pooh in and then bury it(a very personal thing to do):)

P for plenty: most US demolition formulas use p for pounds as the answer..as a joke we used P for plenty to say we were putting a whole bunch of C-4 on a "target".

Triple nickle 40: a rule of thumb for cratering charges/abutment destruction 5 charges, 5 ft deep, 5 ft apart, and 40 lbs a piece.

Legbreaker
01-24-2009, 06:00 AM
http://www.defence.gov.au/Army/hq3bde/Understanding_Army.asp

A great page for everyone who's not an Australian serviceman.

pmulcahy11b
02-01-2009, 11:30 PM
Here's one we sometimes used early in my career:

Armstrong steering: The laterals used for steering the M-113A1 and M-113A2 series of APC; they use laterals, which are just long levers that you pull and push to steer, or pull both back at once to brake. You'll get a surprising workout as a driver of the M-113A1 or A2!

Matt Wiser
02-02-2009, 06:18 PM
Aviation slang from the U.S. and NATO:

Fox one: Radar-guided missile fired (AIM-7, Sky Flash, Aspide)

Fox two: Heat-seeking missile fired: (AIM-9, ASRAAM, IRIS-T, Magic,etc)

Fox three: Active Radar Missile fired: (AIM-120, Meteor, MICA, Derby)

Fox four: Guns fired

Rifle: AGM-65 Maverick launch

Magnum: Antiradar missile launch (HARM, ALARM, Shrike, ARMAT)

Bingo: fuel state requires return to base

Jolly Greens: USAF Search and Rescue Helos (originally meant to be the HH-3 and HH-53 series)

Winchester: Out of ordnance

Chrome Dome: SAC airborne alert

Texaco (USN): Tanker aircraft

Splash: Enemy aircraft destroyed

Viper: Unofficial name for F-16s; pilots wanted this as the actual name instead of Fighting Falcon back in '79. Inspired by the Vipers in Battlestar Galactica. Also called Lawn Dart (for what happens when an F-16 loses its engine...)

Albino Eagle: F-15A/C; air-to-air only F-15s.

Beagles: F-15E Strike Eagles; Bomber Eagles...(WARNING: any derogratory use of either one is a good way to start a fight)

Bug: F/A-18A/B/C/D

Super Bug: F/A-18E/F; also known as Rhino (a name previously used for the F-4)

pmulcahy11b
02-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Here's one I remembered because of a post I made in a different thread:

MacGuyver: to jury-rig something (as in, "I don't know how to do it either! MacGuyver it!")

pmulcahy11b
02-23-2009, 12:25 AM
Here was a common nickname we used for the Chinook helicopter: S**thook, because it can haul a lot of s**t.

pmulcahy11b
02-23-2009, 12:28 AM
Aviation slang from the U.S. and NATO:

Fox one: Radar-guided missile fired (AIM-7, Sky Flash, Aspide)

Fox two: Heat-seeking missile fired: (AIM-9, ASRAAM, IRIS-T, Magic,etc)

Fox three: Active Radar Missile fired: (AIM-120, Meteor, MICA, Derby)

Fox four: Guns fired



Here's one I've heard pilots jokingly use: Fox Five, for when you take the guy down by slamming your plane into his...

That reminds me of a joke I heard Senator McCain use during the campaign: "I once used my plane to shoot down a SAM. I thought it was a good shot..." I might not like his politics, but he does have a good sense of humor.

pmulcahy11b
03-16-2009, 10:01 PM
Here's one I heard recently:

Unobtanium: A weapon or piece of equipment you need badly, but can't get your hands on.

Matt Wiser
03-17-2009, 12:53 AM
A few more:

Double-Ugly: F-4 Phantom

Scooter: A-4 Skyhawk

SLUF (Short Little Ugly F*&^#$) A-7 Corsair II

BUFF (Big Ugly Friendly F*&^#$) B-52

Bone: B-1B Lancer

Warthog (or just plain Hog): A-10

Ardvark (or plain Vark) F-111

Spark Vark: EF-111

Queer Bird (don't ask me how this one got started): EA-6B Prowler

Growler: EA-18G

Be careful, Paul: the Russians still taught the Taran (aerial ramming) as a last resort....so there is a Fox Five call.

TiggerCCW UK
03-17-2009, 03:10 AM
I've also heard the A4 referred to as the Fart Cart. For interest sake, is anyone still flying Skyhawks? Saw one at the Air and Space in DC when I was there, liked the look of it.

Mohoender
03-17-2009, 06:06 AM
I think that Argentina, Brazil and Israel are still using them.

Not long ago Indonesia and Malaysia were still using them but it seems that they have been retired. From what I know they are still held in reserve.

I don't know what happened to the one that were in service in New Zealand. They have been retired as the RNZAF doesn't retain any offensive capability. They were on the market for sale but I don't know if they have been sold, scrapped or if they remain in storage somewhere.

pmulcahy11b
03-17-2009, 03:16 PM
I think that Argentina, Brazil and Israel are still using them.

Not long ago Indonesia and Malaysia were still using them but it seems that they have been retired. From what I know they are still held in reserve.

I don't know what happened to the one that were in service in New Zealand. They have been retired as the RNZAF doesn't retain any offensive capability. They were on the market for sale but I don't know if they have been sold, scrapped or if they remain in storage somewhere.

I know the Brazilians are still using them -- I saw on MSNBC some landing on one of our carriers as part of a joint exercise. Apparently they do that a lot, as it keeps up relations with Brazil and the Brazilians don't get to do a lot of real carrier landings.

As for the RZNAF: I gotta ask, why even have an Air Force if none of aircraft have any offensive capability? Are they all SARbirds or something? (Hey wait, that's another piece of military slang -- SARbird, a search-and-rescue aircraft.)

Matt Wiser
03-17-2009, 06:57 PM
A-4s are still operated by Argentina (AF), Brazil (Navy: these are the ex-Kuwaiti Skyhawks that survived the First Gulf War), Israel (being retired-used as fighter and attack trainers nowadays), The Malaysian and Indonesian Skyhawks have all been retired, and the ex-RNZAF birds are up for sale. FYI, Paul, the RNZAF has no combat-capable aircraft any more, unless you count P-3s for ASW and anti-surface warfare.

pmulcahy11b
03-17-2009, 07:30 PM
FYI, Paul, the RNZAF has no combat-capable aircraft any more, unless you count P-3s for ASW and anti-surface warfare.

Another one of those military decisions that makes no damn sense...I guess the military is the same all over when it comes to that sort of thing!

Matt Wiser
03-17-2009, 07:48 PM
The decision wasn't the military's from what I understand: if our Aussie friends on the board can add to it, feel free to do so, but my understanding is that the RNZAF was going to buy 18 F-16s that had been built for Pakistan, but embargoed in the early '90s. However, before the planes could be refurbished and delivered, there was an election down there, and the new govt., looking to save money, canned the buy and disbanded the one remaining A-4 squadron. The USN wound up getting the F-16s and the Strike Warfare Center at NAS Fallon has 'em for DACT. When the embargo was lifted after 9-11 and before OEF got going, the PAF simply decided to order brand new Block 52 F-16s.

Targan
03-17-2009, 09:44 PM
My mum's little sister is the (civilian) personal assistant to the head of the RNZAF so I could ask her the specifics but I think the way Matt Wiser described things was about right.

I'll shoot off an email to my aunt right now and ask what happened to the Kiwi Skyhawks.

pmulcahy11b
03-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Isn't the Gripen cheaper than a new Block 52 or 60 F-16? The Gripen is a damn capable aircraft as well. If the Polish can afford them, I would think the RZNAF could too.

Targan
03-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Isn't the Gripen cheaper than a new Block 52 or 60 F-16? The Gripen is a damn capable aircraft as well. If the Polish can afford them, I would think the RZNAF could too.
What is a Gripen?

Legbreaker
03-17-2009, 10:07 PM
I don't think the issue is affordability, but rather necessity with a bucketload of political expediancy thrown in for flavour.

New Zealand, by virtue of their geographic location if nothing else, doesn't really need much of a defence force that I can see. Not a lot of powerful enemies in the south pacific after all.

Heard a rumour years ago when I was in the infantry that the only reason Australia even had MBTs was tradition. It's not like any of them have even sniffed another country since Vietnam in the late 60s, let alone faced an actual enemy.

Targan
03-17-2009, 10:17 PM
Heard a rumour years ago when I was in the infantry that the only reason Australia even had MBTs was tradition. It's not like any of them have even sniffed another country since Vietnam in the late 60s, let alone faced an actual enemy.
Never know. The PLA might turn up one day. Of course before it came to that they'd probably nuke us. Possibly even with our own uranium. Insane.

pmulcahy11b
03-17-2009, 10:24 PM
What is a Gripen?

The Swedish JAS-39 Gripen, their newest fighter-bomber. It supposedly has a better electronics and ground-attack suite than even the newest F-16s, and it's a big seller in Europe.

Matt Wiser
03-17-2009, 10:36 PM
That's right: Czech Republic and Hungary fly Gripens, as does South Africa. Offered to the Swiss to augment their F/A-18 force, but lost to the Hornet when the Finns decided to "buy American." It's competed against the F-15E, F-16 Block 50, and Rafale in several competitions, but lost to the F-15E in the ROK and Singapore, the Block 50 Viper in Chile and Oman, and Block 60 in the UAE, and nobody still has bought Rafales other than the French. It is built with full NATO interoperability, and is wired for both AIM-9 and AIM-120, so even if the U.S. loses out on the contract for the aircraft, the customers usually buy American weapons. (South Africa excepted: they went to the Israelis for the Python 3 and 4 IR and Derby active radar AAMs) Thailand and Austria are also operators or plan to be.

The Poles just finished taking delivery of 48 Block 52 F-16s, and may order more.

TiggerCCW UK
03-18-2009, 02:01 AM
I saw the Gripen at the Air Tattoo in Fairford in 2006 - very impressive looking aircraft, and they certainly threw it around a bit. I'll try and find a photo and email you it Targ. Going to try for Fairford again this year - hopefully it'll not get rained off like last year.

Targan
03-18-2009, 02:06 AM
Its all good, looked it up earlier. They've gone with the forward canard wings I see. It does look good.

Targan
03-20-2009, 12:29 AM
Here is the situation with the RNZAF's Skyhawks.

In 2005 an agreement was reached for the RNZAF Skyhawk and Aermacchi fleets to be sold to the private American company Tactical Air Services Inc for around US$110 million. While legal aspects of the sale were being sorted out the RNZAF needed to use the hanger space the Skyhawks were taking up to do refurbishments on their C-130s so in 2007 the Skyhawks were put into out door storage but each aircraft was completely encased in a latex covering so they wouldn't deteriorate.

My aunt who is the civilian personal assistant to an Air Vice Marshall in the RNZAF has told me that the Skyhawks are still in New Zealand in storage because the sale was never completed but she was unable to tell me why or if it will still go through due to that information being classified.

Mohoender
03-20-2009, 02:22 AM
Another one of those military decisions that makes no damn sense...I guess the military is the same all over when it comes to that sort of thing!

Yes it does! Invaders always love peace, they love to invade you without firing a shot.:D (not exactly the right sentence but that's about it; I think it comes from Clauswitz).

Targ, thanks for the update on RNZAF skyhawks.

Legbreaker
05-10-2009, 07:04 AM
Added "Dropshort" to my list towards the beginning of this thread.

pmulcahy11b
05-10-2009, 11:15 AM
Here's one for mortar gunners:

Ping-Ponging: when your shots keep dropping on one side of the enemy or the other, but you didn't actually intend to bracket them.

chico20854
05-11-2009, 11:43 AM
Here's one that I thought could add a little color:

FNG: F**** New Guy. The last one to join the unit. I think it would be hilarious for one PC (or NPC) to be referred to by the others in the party as FNG rather than by name. Even if he'd been there for years!

rcaf_777
05-11-2009, 12:53 PM
SAS - A Canadian term for Reservists Saturday And Sundays refering to there training time

TiggerCCW UK
05-11-2009, 01:25 PM
SAS - A Canadian term for Reservists Saturday And Sundays refering to there training time
Thats used in the UK as well. It goes in line with the modified and unofficial motto of the Royal Marine Reserve. By Sea, By Land, By Sunday Lunchtime.

Darksheer
05-11-2009, 03:36 PM
Hi new guy here wanted to add one to this list

SWAT Some Weekends and Thursdays "reservists in canada"
wrench bender =mechanic"
Lawn Dart = "airborne qualifed person "
Meat Bomb/Cheezie= "search and rescue para jumper" cheesie because of the orange jump suits they wear
ZipperHead=" armor crewman"
ClownTown/Puzzle Palace= "base headquarters"

and finally
MUFWIC = "Muther F***er Whats In Charge

learned that one many years ago in camp pendleton

TiggerCCW UK
05-11-2009, 05:13 PM
A friend who was a navy surgeon introduced me to the medical term FU Bundy - Fuc**d up but not dead yet.

pmulcahy11b
05-23-2009, 12:25 AM
Here's one I just remembered:

God Gun: The little pistol-shaped laser transmitter used to test MILES sensors. You can "take out" anything from a person to a helicopter with one.

chico20854
05-23-2009, 09:09 AM
And another one: GI Party: when all hands must turn out for a good old fashioned top to bottom cleaning of an area, usually a barracks or work area.

Having one right now at my house...

Targan
07-21-2011, 10:51 PM
I'm engaging in some thread necromancy here because we have a number of new members that wouldn't have participated in this discussion and have extensive military experience.

Legbreaker
07-21-2011, 11:21 PM
"You will with the speed of a thousand lesbians to a Boy George concert.... insert action here".

"Faster than a snail wearing a jet pack..."

Raellus
07-21-2011, 11:53 PM
There're some pretty funny ones here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_acronyms_and_ex pressions

And links to more here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_slang

dragoon500ly
07-22-2011, 09:03 AM
Missed this thread and brother does this bring back a lot of memories!!!

ACR =Armored Cavalry Regiment, beloved home for THE elite of the US Army...

Ballroom = The NCO Club.

Beer Can = nickname for the M-551 Sheridan.

Bimpy = Radio slang for the BMP.

Border Dawg = personnel performing the 2 & 11 ACRs border observation mission.

Box = slang term for a M-113

Berry Patch = nickname for the shoulder patch of the 3rd ACR.

Burdum = Radio slang for the BRDM.

Class Six = unofficial term for the essential fuel for a soldier, also known as whiskey, booze, etc.

Colored Lines = refers to the roads on a map.

Crunchies = the delightful sound the infantry makes when you run one over.

DAT = the correct translation is Distinguished American Tanker.

Disneyland East = Headquarters, US Army Europe

Disneyland West = the Pentagon.

Dusting, dusted = having a fellow tanker hose your tank with co-ax to get rid of those annoying infantry types trying to drop satchel charges in the hatches, also refers to those little incidents that sometimes happens when the National Guard goes to tank gunnery.

Donkey Dick = that flexible metal thingee that you fit onto a 5-gallon can of diesel when you do the tactical refueling exercise.

Dope Head = the units NBC officer. Also referred to as Dope Head 6.

Essentials = the junk food and all the other snivel gear that tankers take to the field.

Execute! = term used by 1st Sergeants, translated into "shut your pie hole, do what I told you, about face and get the h*** out of my office!"

Five = the units XO, refers to his vehicle bumber number, HQ-65.

Friendly Air = Two lies for one.

Funny paper = standard military map.

God Book = CEOI, because you can talk to god and everyone, also refers to the wraith of God, what happens to you if you lose one!

Grenz = Lands Ends, the border between West Germany and East
Germany/Czech during the bad ole days.

Gun Bunnies = Artillery men

Gun Humpers = the loaders for the artillery

Gun and Knife Club = The Enlisted Club at Graf!

Head 6 = The Officer's Club.

Hoop = US Army Europe slang for a West German civilian.

Horny = nickname for the shoulder patch of the 11th ACR.

IQ = nickname for the shoulder patch of the 1st ID, also refers to their intelligence.

Lifer Juice = Coffee, The US Army can fight a war without coffee, it just doesn't want to. There is always a pot brewing somewhere.

Mach Nix = GI slang for "it don't mean nothing".

MREs = Meals Rejected by Everyone also Three Lies for One

Ole Smoky = beloved term for a M-60A1 MBT.

Patton's Sweeties = nickname for the shoulder patch of the 2nd AD (worn over their left breast pocket.

Pricks = US Army beloved term for MPs.

Puke Seat = the tank gunner's position, named for the usual reaction to a rough ride in a M-1.

Rad = US Army Europe slang for a West German civilian.

Ranger Cookie = that ad hoc power bar brewed by mixing the MRE sugar packet with the cream substitute packet, wrapping in foil and tossing into a fire for two minutes. It tastes as bad as it looks.

Red Catcher = Border Dawg slang for the daily AH1 Cobra flight along the Grenz.

Six = any unit commander in the US Army, refers to the bumber number of his vehicle, HQ-66

Slash Alpha = Radio slang for a friendly tank, at least in 2 & 11 ACRs

Slash Bravo = Radio slang for a friendly M113, at least in 2 & 11 ACRs

Slash Alpha-Bravo = Radio slang for a M-901, at least in 2 & 11 ACRs (they didn't know if they were a APC or tank either.)

Tango = enemy tank.

Tootie Fruiti = nickname for the shoulder patch of the 2nd ACR.

Treadheads = US Army slang for any mechanized vehicle crewman, for infantry, refers to tankers.

Transfer to the Infantry = US Tanker slang for those individuals who just shouldn't be near a tank, let alone crew one.

Wonderland on the Potomac = Washington D.C.

Panther Al
07-22-2011, 11:55 AM
Heh, we always called the 3ACR patch the bug, but I can see the other.
Also:

M240: the good thirty
M60: the shitty thirty
M113: for some reason got in the habit of calling them half tracks and it caught on throughout the squadron

dragoon500ly
07-22-2011, 01:11 PM
M-219 co-axial machine gun = the ole "29 and jam".



A-I-K: Assistance in kind, the ole "til payday loan"

Bounding Overwatch = moderatly fast movement with half of platoon hanging back 3-500 meters and covering the forward half.

BS = Border Surveillance, yeah right!

Cherry = new replacement, aka the FNG.

DEROS = date eligible for return from overseas, your last day in Germany and then the freedom bird!

Dog-N-Pony Show = the dazzle your Congressman with BS show that seemed to always happen right around Okotober Fest, not that I'm saying our reps would use the public dime to get drunk or anything....

Doughnut Dollies = Red Cross girls, this one dates back to WWI!!!

DX = direct exchange of equipment for replacement and/or repair

Ghost = take off or taking it easy. A trooper that always seems to be needed elsewhere, especially if their uniform might get dirty.

Herringbone = formation used by tanks entering ambush or halted on the road. The vehicles alternately facing each side of the road controlling a 360 degree circle.

Hootch = temporary living quarters; your pup tent.

Jumping Jacka**es = tanker term of endearment for our airborne brothers.

Laager = night position for tanks, provides 360 protection.

Midnight Requisition = Unauthorized, afterhours procurement of needed parts or supplies.

Overwatch = slow movement to contact by tanks, half of platoon is stationary and covering the moving half.

Piss Water = term of endearment for US beer sold in the PX, COMEON! This is Germany, the Land of Beer!!!!

Rolling Hot = Tank on a Table VIII Gunnery exercise, locked, cocked and ready to shoot something!

Stand Down = maintenance and cleaning period, usually right before a dog-n-pony show or an major inspection.

Griff
07-23-2011, 08:44 PM
Ahhhh Tankers....

Well my fellow Cavalrymen we've covered "DATs" & "CDATs" but oddly we've failed to include my favorites for you Treadheads...

TWOTs-Tankers With Out Tanks (pronounced Twaats, yep just like the slang for that most famous of female body parts). This moniker placed on all those "poor tankers" who deployed and had their precious tracks taken away and sent to Purgatory of Motorized Infantry during deployments to OIF/OEF (especially A-stan were one Marine armored battalion is now the envy of the tanker world)

Com TWOTs-Computerized Tankers Without Tanks(yep it's pronounced in the most derogatory and pornographic way) -Whoppee the Tankers got some gadgets in their trucks (BFT's, GPS, etc...). Modern day US Army tankers must have something shiny and electronic or they apparently break out in hives and muscle twitching.

Death before Dismount- The unofficial (?) motto of the US Armored Forces.

Lawn Dart-Any Sheridan air dropped by the 82nd.

"Targets Up" "A kills a kill!"- The tanker follow on to the Cav Scouts tradional call of "Scouts Out". Also heard as dismounted/light Infantry grunt.....most reassuring it was not.

That's about all my old, much concussed, brain can remember at the moment. But not to leave my tanker brethren in shame ( mind,they are sensitive bunch ) I would like to thank all past, present, and future tankers for their enormous support of poor little "crunchies" like myself for countless moments critical help (warming my frozen and soaked body with your most efficient blow dryer (rear heat vents/exhaust ports), ending a few nasty firefights very quickly, etc.etc.etc..) and in the end we both say together....Atleast we aren't MP's! ;)


Sua Sponte

bobcat
07-24-2011, 12:44 AM
everyone missed the most important one. the saviour of all TWOTs, riders, and crunchies.

FISTER: forward artillery observer, FO, fire supporter

gee hard to tell what job i prefered:D

dragoon500ly
07-25-2011, 09:29 AM
Came across a few more gems...

19 Detail: Any 19D (cavalry scout MOS) assigned to an infantry battalion. Infantry sleep better when guarded by the Cavalry!

Bandaid: The M-113 ambulance.

Beer Can: M-113 (and the beer can has thicker armor than the M-113!).

Bush beater: any 11B (infantry)

Prune Box: A M-113 loaded with its infantry box...in a Ft Hood summer.

Six Pack: A platoon of M-113s.

Sanjuro
07-25-2011, 01:40 PM
Fish-head: Seaman Branch officer in the RN (or any RN personnel described by the other services)
Pusser: RN Supply Branch (or any RN personnel described by the Marines)
Pusser's kit: any issue naval gear
Bootie, Bootneck: Royal Marine
Sneaky Beakies: SBS
WAFU: RN Aircrew (Wet And F****** Useless)
JAFO: RN Observer (Just Another F****** Observer)
FRISP: Scottish member of the RN (I'm told it stands for Friendly Reliable Intelligent Scottish Person, but there are probably other versions!)
Rockapes: RAF Regiment
Dit: story
Salty: very Naval or experienced (can describe people: "that guy is proper salty", ie he knows his stuff, gear: "that is one salty piece of kit" or even stories: "that was a salty dit!"
Gentlemen from Hereford: SAS (as told by a cop who had been at some sieges where they were called: the senior Police Officer on scene was told "The Gentlemen from Hereford are here...")

Griff
07-25-2011, 07:52 PM
19Detail-Any Scout not in Cav Troop-Tankers don't tend to treat us any better than the Infantry.

Sham Shield-Spec 4(E-4 paygrade US Army) rank insignia-so named for a Spec 4's ability to "sham" (avoid work) out of most, if not all, possible work details. Thus showing his "leadership" abilities, i.e. avoiding other higher leaders, "delegating" authority, finding some more hard working(gullible/less experienced/lower rank),etc.

Spec 4 Mafia- Those denizens of the underworld whose sole purpose is to ensure all PFC's and below live in constant torment, fear, and privation. This is to ensure less observation/interference of senior NCO's and to amuse the collective Spec 4's (hence the mention of their infernal heritage). Mostly used in line companies (Infantry/Cav/Armor/some Arty). These creatures are a pack animal (no less than 4 will be encountered at one time), and allowed by higher authorities to roam free to commit their energies (depredations/atrocities) on lower life forms as long as the mission gets completed and the medical profile lists stay to a minimum.

Full Bird Private-Spec 4 not included in the "mafia", Spec 4's with no "mafia" organized in unit, average US Army Spec 4. Referred to because of the eagle on the rank device, the shape of the rank (inverted PFC rank), and the treatment/respect they receive(possibly because of their mental/professional abilities).

Sack of Shit Landing (as opposed to a proper PLF(Parachute Landing Fall)- The average landing/impact description of a US Paratrooper (and most other countries from what I've seen) on impact with the ground. Referenced as, "How'ed you're landing go?" "SOS, I landed like a sack of shit!".

Non Tactical Night Jump- Jumping with one's eyes closed

Fun Jump/Hollywood Jump-Jump without gear, higher than 1000+ ft AGL exit, no reason for the jump (no follow on mission).

Sky Shark-Inexperienced or asinine paratrooper who steals his/her fellow paratroopers air,or collides with other jumpers (with possible entanglements). Not proceeded with dramatic music (Dunna, dunna,dunna...) thus hard to spot if you are marked as they're prey.

Ranger Candy- Motrin, ubiquitous medical prescription for most non surgical medical needs in Ranger community (now spreading through out the rest of the US Army).

PX Ranger-Personnel known for accomplishing through commerce what most attain through merit and/or valor, i.e. "Stolen Valor", or buying ribbons/patchs/awards/badges and wearing badges they haven't earned.

FO-F'ing Off- usual activity for Forward Observers when not engaged in actual tactical duties. ;) (yep D'fly you're secrets out!)

ALICE-Another Ludicris Insane Clown Expedition- Preparatory phase to a Goat Rope (see also goat f**k,cluster f**k, clown bomb, clown shoes,etc.), i.e. bad situation perpetrated by severe stupidity.

Football Bat-A thing that is beyond useless, stupid, ill concieved,ass backwards, wrong on multiple levels.As in, "Son you're as f**ked up as football bat!" (see also swimming cleats, arctic swimshorts, soccer flippers, etc.).

They're coming back slowly but surely. Will post more as brain housing group makes more connections.

Sua Sponte
Griff

Graebarde
07-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Well I read 'em all, and never saw it.. so

REMF Rear Echelon Mother F... anyone who wasn't actually in the bush.
In the rear with the gear.. REMF and goldbricks...
Ham and Mothers... C-ration ham and lima beans
Balls and Guts... spaghette and meat balls
Shoe Patches... pork slices

and to all those that hated those delectible Meals Rejected by Ethiopians or was it Everyone? I wish we had them rather than the C-rats that had 1953 stamped on them in 1969.. and later.

I still say Dr Seuss was a GI that got his idea for green eggs and ham from the canned eggs and chopped ham in C-rations.. I NEVER saw one that wasn't green, hence you ate it in the dark.

pmulcahy11b
07-25-2011, 11:24 PM
Sack of Shit Landing (as opposed to a proper PLF(Parachute Landing Fall)- The average landing/impact description of a US Paratrooper (and most other countries from what I've seen) on impact with the ground. Referenced as, "How'ed you're landing go?" "SOS, I landed like a sack of shit!".

Another variation of this, one that I was quite skilled at, is the feet-knees-face landing. Usually when I got to the RP, someone would look at me and say, "What the hell happened to your face?"

Football Bat-A thing that is beyond useless, stupid, ill concieved,ass backwards, wrong on multiple levels.As in, "Son you're as f**ked up as football bat!" (see also swimming cleats, arctic swimshorts, soccer flippers, etc.).

The variation I always heard (and used) was "f***ked up as a soup sandwich." Imagine what a mess that would be!

One thing I would often shout at my troops when I was only a little mad at them was "I'm gonna have you shot and sent to the Russian Front." As the years went by, fewer and fewer of them understood that reference...

Oh, and here's another one: Profile Child. In the Army, a profile sheet is given to you by a doctor or PA that list restrictions on your activity while you are recovering from injury or illness. If you get a long profile period (like I did once -- they almost chaptered me out early in my career), or have lots of illnesses and injuries, you become a Profile Child. My stepmonster called the Marine Corps equivalent was "Sick Bay Commando."

dragoon500ly
07-26-2011, 07:14 AM
And they just keep a'pouring out! ;)

Air Watch = the rear facing loader on a tank is supposed to watch for aircraft, but any good loader can brace himself and sleep for hours!

Basic Load = For tankers in Germany, the morning ritual of counting the four boxes of MREs, the four rucksacks of NBC gear and the forty-five rounds of main gun ammo that was carried in the ammo racks of all tanks east of Ansbach!

Belly Robbers = ANY mess sergeant/specialist.

Boo coup = GI slang for lots and lots.

Chogie = Korean for go faster!

God Box = The M-151 jeep and trailer that the Chaplain used.

Hermann = the local German armed guards, drunk AND armed!!!!!

Hoffman = that lovely little multi-barrel main gun simulator that bolted to the gun tube, usually right over the driver's head. Supposed to simulate the main gun firing...its real purpose was to make sure the driver was awake!

Kaserne = Germany barracks, many of them dated back to WWII and had those odd marks where the engineers had chiseled off the Nazi eagle.

Party Can = the ammo can that holds the main gun firing pin and the end plates of the tanks machineguns....it's time to party!

Piss Hatch = the belly escape hatch on the M-48/-60 series tank.

SIW = Self Inflicted Wound, that social disease that the weekend commandos seemed to catch...every weekend.

The Monthly aka the Curse = Specific to USAEUR, the monthly alert that always seemed to start at 0230 with the kaserne siren blaring and the troops running around in MOPP Gear and LBE getting ready for a move.

Warpath = That act in which the 1st Sergeant tears through the barracks citing issues, always results in a massive GI Party!

Weekend Commando = Stateside, referred to the National Guard and Army Reserve. In Germany, referred to the various members of the unit that only showed up to get thier weekend pass and to hit the gausthaus for social interaction with the locals.

Sanjuro
07-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Compo: field rations- can be dehydrated, boil-in-bag or tinned. Usually issued as a 24 hour pack, including 3 meals, snacks and tea and coffee.
A*** blockers: "Biscuits, AB." Hard biscuits included in compo packs- generally assumed to be the reason why, when living on compo, one only needs a bowel movement every three days. The third day, of course, can be dramatic...
Babies' heads: Beef Stew in Dumplings- boil-in-bag meal.

Legbreaker
07-26-2011, 06:47 PM
Bung hole: Small tin of cheese included in Australian ration packs with a constipationary effect.

Griff
07-26-2011, 11:58 PM
Another variation of this, one that I was quite skilled at, is the feet-knees-face landing. Usually when I got to the RP, someone would look at me and say, "What the hell happened to your face?"

Ahh the feet-knees-face landing.....those were the days. Thank God they're gone!

It's because of said landing technique that I changed the storage position of my NOD's from the top of the ruck to DEEP in it's center. Only to impacts and broken nose to figure that one out. That and not riding my ruck in.....

Now on to the news....


CAS-Close Air Support- Rotary & Fixed wing air support for us mudsloggers

Incoming(mail)-From GI humor during WWII-Incoming Indirect Fire
Outgoing(mail)-Same source-Outgoing Indirect Fire(not necessarily friendly)

Murphy'ed- From Murphy's Laws of Combat which states that if something can go wrong, it will. Re: "Check you're gear boys, don't give Murphy and excuse", "what went wrong?" "We got Murph'ed"-the fates just don't have your back that day.

ISAF-I Suck At Fighting-I Stay At FOB (see Fobbit)-Current Op's in A-Stan

NATO-Never Attempt Tactical Operations-Again from current A-Stan

Frat Boys-Referred to both SF Suntanning Assoc. members (majority of Green Beenies), or groups of young officers who act like they never left their college fraternities.

Green Beenies-Special Forces. See also Special Feces, Gucci Boys

Gear Queer- a Joe that buys every piece of new and shiny kit that comes across his sight optical group (eyes). If it's shiny and new he's gotta have it.

House Mouse-Squad/Platoon bitch (non female reference). Low man on the totem pole, tasked with multiple menial chores in and around said units AO (Area of Operations-i.e. were ever they seem to be at the moment). See also "Do Boy" "FNG" "Cherry"

Tunnel Rat-Scary individual who likes tight dark places were potential enemy may be hiding and sent into those places to find out, or small/slight individual(usually also of low rank) who's chosen for said mission whether he likes it or not. See also expendable, FNG, Cherry, etc.

Blue Ninja-Muslim woman with blue burka(sp?), usually seen begging on Afghan roads/streets. They are widows with no support.

White Ninja-Muslim woman with white burka. Reason unknown.

Ninja-Muslim woman in common black burka.

LN-Local National, indigenous population to local

TCN-Third County National-Non Military foreign national working in theater of operations (usually contracted).

360 Death Blossom-When all units engage entire 360 degree arc with maximum firepower. Usually lasts 60-90 seconds. SOP for USMC units on contact with anything, also used by units when flanked from multiple angles/surrounded/fighting out of kill zone/panicking(not usually controlled in this mode)

Tight 360-Usually used by dismounted Infantry/personnel. All personnel pull their sector of security, but instead of spreading out, the unit pulls in tight and inter locks one/or more legs with his buddy left/right of him. Usually used in small elements in limited visibility environments. Provides superior accountability, sense of support, passing of information quickly. Also provides a very fat target for area effect weapons (grenades, IDF, machine guns)

Blue Falcon/Bravo Foxtrot- Buddy Fucker. 'Nuff said. (see also "Buddy's only half a word...")

Hand of God-What you think you've witnessed after seeing Specter in action.

DiRT/DRT- Dismounted Reconnaissance Teams- Evil creatures used to find and ferret out Blue Forces at NTC (National Training Center). Indigenous to Ft. Irwin Ca. USA though reports (unverified) have spread of sightings outside this area. Leading initialed organizations, foreign/domestic governments, the UN, world wide military formations to declare a War on Terror (Al Qeada is just a scape goat).

Screw the pooch-To have messed up bad.

Mickey Mouse-Annoying garrison/strict and worthless regulation related activities. i.e. Parades, VIP formations, BN (or higher) "fun runs", most military paperwork,etc.). Also see Dog and Pony Show.

Ate Up- Screwed up, completely and utterly wrong, dumb/stupid. As in "That boy is ate up with the dumbass" "this situation is all ate up, nobodies where they're supposed to be" "try the radio-sorry partner it's all ate up, I can't reach anybody on it"

F**k it, we'll do it live-Statement made when higher command has tasked you with a mission with little to no planning/support/preparation.

Bad News- Battalion command net-Referred to because of what usually comes out over their net.

LBS-Lost Bigger'n S**t. See also Lima Lima Mike Foxtrot-Lost Like a Motherf**ker. See also Lt.'s got his compass out. ;)

General They-The individual most blamed by Soldiers when operating under ambiguous orders or circumstances. As in "Who told you to do that Specialist?" " "They" told it was ok Sarn't".
Note-********This individual(s?) is still at large, identity unknown. If spotted immediately detain for questioning, and trial for untold counts of multiple charges.********

Smaj-(pronounced Smadge)-Sergeants' Major-Not recommended for use in hearing distance of any Sergeants Major. Though non derogatory, it not well looked upon by the species of mention. They are a fearsome, aggressive, insidious, and hateful breed with pronounced memories for vengeance. Use with caution.

Top Kick/Top-First Sergeant. Senior NCO of the company. Of the same species as the Sergeants Major (preparatory evolutionary stage). Though considered slightly less dangerous than Smaj's, they are more numerous an require a steady diet of Soldiers/Junior NCO's backsides & souls in order to fully evolve into Smaj's. Caution highly advised.

Gonaherpascyphylitis-Generic term for unknown ailments, or the assumed disease of all female of dubious/disreputable backgrounds (i.e. the gals we all wanted to find as young "studs" ;) )

Ranger panties- Derived from the short, and tight, running shorts issued to members of the 75th Ranger Regt. for PT. Now used to describe any short & tight running shorts used by military personnel .

Rangerettes- Any female known for "dating" two or more Rangers. Females known to stake out usual Ranger haunts with expectation of snagging one for short, or long term use. Usually considered as exceptional Patriots!

and the hits just keep on coming....I will now be followed by my most esteemed colleague, the Honorable..........

dragoon500ly
07-27-2011, 07:44 AM
Come on! You know the tanks ain't going to back down! :p

Air Mattress = nickname for the 82nd Airborne.

Blower or Blowjob = Specific to the M-551 Sheridan and M-60A2 Starship; the act of firing the main gun and refers to the high pressure blower that removed particles of the combustible cartridge case from the chamber.

Cat or sometimes Rad Cat = any Leopard tank.

Dimeing = the act of taking a M-1 to full speed and then slamming the brakes on. Usually results in the TC missing a few teeth and the driver having to remove the TC's boot from his arse!

Dumptruck = The daily Mi-24 Hind flight along the border.

God Pin = on the M-60A1 this is the 7/16-inch bolt that connects the steering linkage to the trannie....religiously checked every day, because if it falls out or breaks at speed. YOU WILL GET RELIGION!

Gesigs or sometimes Jesus = The Federal German Border Troops who joint patrol the border.

Low Rider = the impressive act of a M-60A1 breaking all of its torsion bars. Never to be forgotten!

Puking Buzzards = Nickname for the 101st Airborne.

Real Airborne! = the act of taking a M-1 up to 50mph and going off of a ledge. And they say tanks can't fly!

Thunder Run = A high speed column of tanks going balls to the wall and shooting everything in sight.

Zolling = a joint border patrol with the Customs Police (Zoll).

Sanjuro
07-27-2011, 06:52 PM
Jesus Nut: Nut on any helo that holds the main rotor on

Graebarde
07-27-2011, 08:20 PM
And they just keep a'pouring out! ;)

Kaserne = Germany barracks, many of them dated back to WWII and had those odd marks where the engineers had chiseled off the Nazi eagle.



Hell the one I was in was dated to Kaiser Wilhelm's era... WWI! At least the outer walls of the building and the quad.

dragoon500ly
07-28-2011, 07:21 AM
Hell the one I was in was dated to Kaiser Wilhelm's era... WWI! At least the outer walls of the building and the quad.

My first Germany posting was 2/81 Armor out of Erlangen (just north of Nurnburg), during the war, it was the headquarters for the Waffen SS in Baveria....LOTs of spots on all the buildings where something had been chiseled off! Including a really big eagle holding something over the COs door....

B.T.
07-29-2011, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by dragoon500ly View Post

Kaserne = Germany barracks, many of them dated back to WWII and had those odd marks where the engineers had chiseled off the Nazi eagle.


That reminds me: When I was in (1986) our barracks had to be done up. They were just to old and partially in danger of collapse. In one of the attics there really was a package of Wehrmacht sporting tank tops (those with the chest eagle), in the original cardboard boxes.

I don't know, what happened to them, but we really had to laugh. Who had ever looked for the items in the attic?

Okay, OT off, keep them coming, excellent info on GI-lingua :)

dragoon500ly
07-29-2011, 08:09 AM
found a few more....

Arclight = The act or removing a grid square through the use of B-52s.

Appfizz = slang for the APFSDSDU round.

Dolly Parton = nickname for tanks modified with REA.

Horse Pill = any large tablet that it is mandatory to take.

Silver Bullet = Desert Storm slang for the APFSDSDU round.

Shoot-n-Scoot = Desert Storm slang for the infamous artillery raids on the Iraqis.

Third Jerk = slang for the Third Lieutenant, that annoying West Point cadet in his junior year that spends his summer vacation with the troops.

Torch = any flamethrower equipped tank.

pmulcahy11b
07-29-2011, 08:22 AM
found a few more....

Arclight = The act or removing a grid square through the use of B-52s.

By the time I got in the Army, this had morphed into any time anyone was called upon to obliterate a target.

Horse Pill = any large tablet that it is mandatory to take.

Stimtab = the amphetamines (and later Provigil) they gave us in very limited circumstances to keep us awake (used very sparingly). I guessing someone got that term from The Forever War, though I'm not certain (Haldeman is a Vietnam Vet). I suspect the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq still use Provigil (someone confirm this for me), because by then I was using Provigil regularly to fight medication-caused drowsyness, and after the invasion of Afghanistan, Tricare took off their formulary and you had to have special permission from you doctor to get it. For the past three years, you haven't been able to get Provigil at all, and now I take concentrated Adderal.

Go Pill = The same as above.

Third Jerk = slang for the Third Lieutenant, that annoying West Point cadet in his junior year that spends his summer vacation with the troops.

We had a bunch of those assholes descend upon us about six weeks in when I went to OSUT (Basic+AIT put together). We already knew more about being in the Army than they did. And they insisted on calling us "troop," and they insisted on calling the Drill Sergeants just "Sergeant." (Anytime I saw a Drill Sergeant later on active duty, I still called them Drill Sergeant -- they've earned the respect.) And don't get me started on Pointers later on in the Army...

Torch = any flamethrower equipped tank.

Or in Vietnam, "Zippo" for the flamethrower equipped M-113s.

No-Goes: Active duty term for National Guardsmen (I never used it, since I started out as a National Guardsman).

Drop-and-pop: If you happen to accidentally land on or near the objective on a parachute drop, you were to immediately shed your parachute, leave where it lay without folding it up, and start fighting. (Happened sometimes because of wind drift.)

Grid-square weapon (or grid-square killer): an MLRS.

perardua
07-29-2011, 04:04 PM
A few British (mainly RAF) ones:

IW - Individual Weapon (the L85A2 rifle)
LSW - Light Support Weapon
LMG - Light Machine Gun
UGL - Underslung Grenade Launcher
GPMG - General Purpose Machine Gun
HMG - Heavy Machine Gun
GMG - Grenade Machine Gun
The General/Gimpy (pronounced 'jimpy') - L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun
STAB - Stupid Territorial Army Bastard (now a generic term for most reservists)
Crow - British Army equivalent of FNG, generally accompanied by cawing sounds.
Sprog - RAF version of FNG, though the RAF Regiment use Crow and Sprog interchangeably
NATO Standard Tea - Tea with milk and two
Julie Andrews - Tea with milk but no sugar (or white, none)
Greeny - Container for 81mm mortar ammunition, often made into oversized mugs
Combat Body Warmer/Combat Corset - Name for Combat Body Armour
Rock, Scissors, Paper, Tour - Method of deciding order of importance between low ranking personnel (i.e. whoever has had the most operational deployments wins)
Station Bike - RAF term for a promiscuous Airwoman.
WAAF Arse - Derogatory term for the oversized posterior seemingly possessed by all female members of the RAF. Commonly believed to be a standard issue item.
Rock Ape/Rock - Nickname for members of the RAF Regiment
Guin - Short for penguin, derogatory term used by members of the RAF Regiment to refer to all other trades in the RAF.
Snowdrop - RAF Police, so called because of their white hats.
LMF - Acronym for Lack of Moral Fibre.
Squipper - Safety Equipment Fitter
Gash - Rubbish/not very good
Good drills - General term of approval
Bull Night - The frenzied night of cleaning that occurs before a block inspection.
Mudguard - The RAF Regiment shoulder tab

Sanjuro
07-30-2011, 05:55 AM
You forgot:
Whoopie Goldberg: tea or coffee, no milk, no sugar (aka black, none)

95th Rifleman
07-30-2011, 07:18 AM
Back in my NAAFI days I spent most of my career on RAF bases. The RAF have nicknames for their tech specialties

Avionics: Fairy
Engines: Sooty
Armourer: Plumber
Electronics: Sparky
Airframes: Rigger

Sanjuro
07-30-2011, 07:41 AM
Some techies used the nickname growbags for aircrew; especially aircrew who did their ground duties in flying kit instead of in blues.
Because (allegedly!) they're green, and full of ****.

dragoon500ly
07-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Don't forget

Amei or Amy = German slang for an American.

Barracks Bandit = any enlisted man that spends his European tour in the barracks, usually with an expensive stereo system, getting drunk on American beer and whining because there is nothing to do after duty hours.

Black Hole = any terrain feature that is utterly and completely impassable to armored vehicles, almost always has two or three stuck in it. Always results in a glazed and confused lieutenant.

Bring Smoke = Hitting the enemy with anything and everything at one time.

Gausthouse Commando = Any soldier who spends his off duty time helping the local economy prosper by infusing their paycheck in drinking German beer, eating German food and in pursuit of any German woman.

Glazed = Any Lieutenant in their first year.

Glazed and Confused = Any company grade officer, after being reamed by the Colonel.

God Bird = any helicopter, usually hovering overhead, that has a high ranking officer "advising" the troops on the ground on how to do their job. HIGHLY Insulting. Also referred to as Godding, God D**ned, F**king God.

Hammerhead = any TUA (TOW Under Armor).

I.M. Dumbjohn = Any West Pointer.

Mustang = Any officer that served a prior tour as an enlisted man. Usually highly skilled, on the ball and respected by their troops and hated by the regular officer caste.

Ole Leaky = any M-901, they leak almost as bad as a Chinook!

Pentagon Commando = Any officer that manages to spend their career no further east than Washington D.C. and no further west than Alexandria, Virginia. NOT a compliment!

Raining = Using MLRS to clear a grid square. "We're gonna rain the grid square" "We're raining that location", "Its been rained."

Rat F**K = old school nickname for the reaction force.

Ringknockers Association, = That West Point clique dedicated to keeping their members out of serious trouble while advancing their careers.

Rockhead = Any member of the Third Infantry Division, play on the division nickname "Rock of the Marne".

Rotcee = Play on ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) those straight from college lieutenants that are either very, very good, or totally worthless.

Smoke'em! = Open fire, bring the hurt on, etc.

Vimmie = VMI grad, an officer who graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, they totally suck at football, but have had more more members serve as Chief of Staff than West Point. Also used to praise a lieutenant that is on the ball. "He's a vimmie."

perardua
07-30-2011, 10:42 AM
Another key British phrase/concept is that of 'gen' (pronounced jen). Gen has several meanings, but is most commonly used to mean information, as in "here's the gen", or "what's the gen?" However, it can also be used to convey that something is the gospel truth, as in "that's gen".

Furthermore, when someone questions the veracity of a statement, they may be asked to "gen it". If they gen it (by saluting with their right fist and saying gen), that person is considered to have staked their eyebrow on the truth of what they have just said. If it later turns out to be false, they will be required to remove their eyebrow, or will have it removed for them. It is possible to double-gen something, which can lead to both eyebrows being shaved off.

Panther Al
07-30-2011, 11:12 AM
WPPA = West Point Protective Association: The informal body that serves to keep fellow grads of West Point safe from any negative actions due them, and to ensure that the best assignments fall their way.

Nasty Girl = Member of the National Guard.

Head Shed = Where all the officers hang out.

Talking out of his Brass = An NCO or Junior Officer trying to ingrate himself to senior officers.

(the) Musket = The M16. Usually found in units that are predominately equipped with M4's.

dragoon500ly
08-07-2011, 04:14 PM
And here's a few more!

Air Mattress = nickname for the 82nd Airborne

Believer = any dead enemy soldier.

Blanket Division = the 1st Cavalry Division, proud owners of the largest shoulder patch in existence! AKA "Horse Blanket"

Bloody One = Nickname for the 1st Infantry Division.

Butterfly = conducting a patrol on multiple paths and changing patrol formations at random.

Button up = in tanks, the slamming closed of all hatches due to fire, usually screamed in annoying high levels over the intercom.

Bushbeater = any dismounted infantryman

Cloverleaf = patrol technique in which component units move out from the main body and loop back into the vicinity of the main body's direction. Used to cover large amounts of ground when contact is doubtful.

Contact = Usually screamed over the radio, ie CONTACT LEFT! CONTACT TWO OCLOCK!, alerts the platoon as to the direction of enemy contact.

Dead Space = any area that cannot be covered by fire or observation due to terrain, or in case of tanks, having to button up.

Doc = Beloved title given to a Army medic.

Drag = any unit covering the rear of a larger unit, usually to secure the rear from attack.

Dust-Off = term for any medical evacuation helicopter.

Electric Strawberry = Nickname for the 25th Infantry Division's "Tropic Lightning" patch

Foogas = containers of jellied gasoline, often used as an antipersonnel weapon.

Frag = any fragmentation hand grenade.

Fragging = refers to the act of killing an officer or NCO by tossing a frag into their tent.

F***in Fourth = Beloved nickname of the 4th Infantry Division.

Hotel Alpha = HA or haul a**

Hump = the act of carrying a rucksack aka humping.

Lifer = a career soldier.

Mad Minute = the act of firing all weapons at max rate for a specific period of time. Sounds crazy, but it is usually timed for an expected enemy attack and is intended to through off their attack.

Marching Fire = dismounted infantry firing from the hip while advancing.

Next = any soldier due to rotate back to the states within the next few days.

One oh Worst = insulating nickname of the 101st Airborne.

Out F***ing Standing! = Refers to the excellent (but unnecessary) job just performed by a**kisser currently kneeling in front of the CO.

Piss tube = any mortar tube

Rock-n-roll! = set all weapons to full automatic and hose the country side!

Rules of Engagement = any set of regulations or directives designed to give the enemy the maximum possible advantage in any engagement with US forces.

Shake-n-bake! = any NCO or officer who has been promoted ahead of the curve, usually highly insulting.

Turtle = your replacement, nicknamed that way due to the extended amount of time it took him to show up.

Zap = to shoot and hit a enemy soldier, usually making a believer of him.

Adm.Lee
08-07-2011, 07:18 PM
Bloody One = Nickname for the 1st Infantry Division.

Electric Strawberry = Nickname for the 25th Infantry Division's "Tropic Lightning" patch



Bloody Bucket= for the 28th Infantry Division-- shoulder patch is a red keystone. Pennsylvania National Guard, I almost ended up in this division as a ROTC cadet. They're famous for getting just about wiped out twice in 3 months in 1944.


Foogas = containers of jellied gasoline, often used as an antipersonnel weapon.


I think this derives from fougasse, an old term from early-modern siege warfare.

Panther Al
08-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Big Red Whine = Name for the 1st Inf Div based off of the usual sounds heard from members.

All American Thugs = 82nd Airborne, based on current (As of 2005) behaviors seen over-seas and statements made by members.

dragoon500ly
08-08-2011, 06:29 AM
Bloody Bucket= for the 28th Infantry Division-- shoulder patch is a red keystone. Pennsylvania National Guard, I almost ended up in this division as a ROTC cadet. They're famous for getting just about wiped out twice in 3 months in 1944.

There was a saying about the 28th in the Normandy Campaign, something along the lines that their CO had a division in the field, a division in the hospital and a division in the graveyard.

The only division that had worse luck in the war was the 90th Infantry. At one point there was even talk about deactivating the division.

dragoon500ly
08-08-2011, 06:31 AM
Big Red Whine = Name for the 1st Inf Div based off of the usual sounds heard from members.

All American Thugs = 82nd Airborne, based on current (As of 2005) behaviors seen over-seas and statements made by members.

Don't forget Pukin' Buzzards, the other nickname for the 101st!

bobcat
08-08-2011, 06:11 PM
Bloody Bucket= for the 28th Infantry Division-- shoulder patch is a red keystone. Pennsylvania National Guard, I almost ended up in this division as a ROTC cadet. They're famous for getting just about wiped out twice in 3 months in 1944.

i believe they've been the recipient of more massacres than 1/7 Cav(little big horn, ashau valley)

dragoon500ly
08-15-2011, 10:05 AM
And here are a few more....

....and a wake up = as in two days and a wake up, etc. Used to refer to the amount of time before the GI gets to leave the service or the unit leaves the field and returns to barracks.

ate up = shabby, poorly maintained, "my tank is ate up."

BFR = Big F**king Rock. Often overheard on the radios as in "I'm 300 meters east of the BFR. Usually refers to any major terrain feature.

BOHICA = "Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!" Used to describe the latest command screwup.

Broke Dick = usually refers to any vehicle down for major maintenance, also used to describe those individuals that just seem to stay on the profile list.

Bumf**k = Usually used as Bumf**ck, Germany; Bumf**ck, Egypt, any cold, wet, muddy, miserable place.

CATFU = Also CATFUed or Completely And Totally F**ked Up(ed)!

Charlie Foxtrot = Cluster F**k, any situation in which total confusion reigns.

CYA =Cover Your Ass. defensive maneuver used to protect oneself from the enemy, ours and theirs!

Fart Sack = any sleeping bag

FIDO = F**k It! Drive On! What you do when escaping a Charlie Foxtrot.

FIGMO = F**k It! Got My Orders! Often used by a GI who is departing one duty station and no longer has to deal with the usual duty rosters.

Front Leaning Rest = the basic pushup.

FTA = F**K The Army! Usually found scrawled on a wall somewhere, known to drive First Sergeants berserk!

IHTFP = I Have Truly Found Paradise! (when caught), I Hate This F**king Place! (true meaning) Usually found scrawled on a wall somewhere, known to drive First Sergeants berserk!

GOBI = General Officer's Bright Idea. ANY idea that trickles down from Division and that is obviously stupid that it shouldn't be done, but is because it's the Division CO's pet project.

Kick the pig = forcing any military vehicle above and beyond its normal operational parameters.

Pog = term of affection for any non-combat arms soldier, a polite insult referencing their supposed worth.

Screw the pooch = to screw up in a major fashion, aka "pork the puppy", "bang the beagle" etc.

Sniper Check = the act of saluting an officer in the field. Used to ID those "special" individuals in the hope that a sniper is watching.

Suck, the = the field, miserable conditions, the military as a whole. A fellow soldier might tell you to "embrace the suck", i.e. stop your complaining and deal with the situation.

Swinging Dick = every male military member, usually a lower ranking enlisted men. As in "Every swinging dick had better be ready to pull out in ten minutes!" Polite form is "Swinging Richard."

Unf**k = To correct a charlie foxtrot as soon as possible and in accordance with SOP; regulations, etc.

WTFO? = "What The F**k, Over?" Implies confusion, disbelief, discontent.

Panther Al
08-15-2011, 10:27 AM
Worlds best reason you havn't rolled out of the FOB?

Me: "X-ray, unable to depart this time due to delta element conducting emergency class two download."

X-ray: long moment of silence, then laughs heard in the background, "Roger, ensure de-con procedures done before roll."

pmulcahy11b
08-15-2011, 09:46 PM
Big Red Whine = Name for the 1st Inf Div based off of the usual sounds heard from members.

Well, I guess that explains why my nephew is still an irresponsible little shit despite being in the Army for nearly four years and having two tours in Afghanistan. That's his current division...

pmulcahy11b
08-15-2011, 11:58 PM
And here are a few more....

....and a wake up = as in two days and a wake up, etc. Used to refer to the amount of time before the GI gets to leave the service or the unit leaves the field and returns to barracks.

That one reminds me of an Army tradition: "Short Boots." In a lot of units (particularly Infantry units), it's a tradition, the night before you ETS (leave the Army) to take the boots you used the most, tie them together by the bootlaces, spray paint them bright orange, then throw them over the the nearest electrical or phone wires to the unit. Everyone knows who did it, no one gets in trouble for it.

dragoon500ly
08-16-2011, 05:26 AM
I was stationed in Amberg, FRG and we had a tree right outside of the kaserne....just full of short boots!

:D

Adm.Lee
08-16-2011, 07:33 PM
That one reminds me of an Army tradition: "Short Boots." In a lot of units (particularly Infantry units), it's a tradition, the night before you ETS (leave the Army) to take the boots you used the most, tie them together by the bootlaces, spray paint them bright orange, then throw them over the the nearest electrical or phone wires to the unit. Everyone knows who did it, no one gets in trouble for it.

I remember seeing the PBS series, "Carrier." Once all the planes have flown off at the end of a carrier's deployment, the catapult officer gets to "shoot" a pair of his boots.

natehale1971
08-17-2011, 05:12 PM
I remember seeing the PBS series, "Carrier." Once all the planes have flown off at the end of a carrier's deployment, the catapult officer gets to "shoot" a pair of his boots.

yup. they do that. a couple of our deployments on the D.D. Eisenhower (CVN69, hoorah that magic number) had our airboss do the same thing.

dragoon500ly
11-18-2011, 09:16 AM
Came across a listing of some of the more popular acronym's from World War II...with a chuckle!!!

SNAFU: Situation Normal, All F*cked Up!

SUSFU: Situation Unchanged, Stil F*cked Up!

SAFU: Self Adjusting F*uck Up!

TARFU: Things Are Really F*cked Up!

FUMTU: F*ucked Up More Than Usual!

JANFU: Joint Army-Navy F*uck Up!

JAAFU: Joint Anglo-American F*ck Up!

FUAFUP: F*cked Up and F*cked Up Proper!

FUBAR: F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition!

Eddie
11-18-2011, 10:29 AM
I suspect the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq still use Provigil (someone confirm this for me),

Nope. For the Army at least. This practice has largely been abandoned by the Army. If it is still in practice anywhere, it's rare at best. In fact, in 14 years, both on the conventional Army side and SOF side, I've never heard of the Army issuing any stimulants to anyone for operational purposes (to include having a PFC in one platoon during my 10th Mountain time who was a bona-fide, getting medically chaptered narcoleptic).

This has been replaced by Rip-Its, Monsters, Red Bulls, Rock Stars, Jack3D, N.O. Xplode and the like... :rolleyes:

Targan
11-18-2011, 10:49 AM
I'm hopelessly addicted to Red Bull. I try not to have more than 2 per day but if I don't have one when i get up in the morning I get a headache.

Cpl. Kalkwarf
11-19-2011, 09:22 AM
Coffee(lots of sugar) for me, cant stand those energy drinks. Taste like Ass. Just the smell of coffee is a pick up. :D

Eddie
11-19-2011, 09:45 AM
Nor I. When I was in Iraq, my wife would send me a bunch of the green Monsters every week or so in care packages. I'd normally pass them out to my soldiers except for one or two. Those I would save for those, "0300, get your guys up and out of the wire in 20 minutes, we found an HVT"-raids that my commander liked to always spring on me. Then I'd drink one in about 45 seconds and be bouncing off of the inside of my Stryker for four hours, then comatose after the ensuing sugar crash....

Normally, I'm a 2 x Oxy Elite Pro pills (supplement, better than a pot of coffee) when I wake up, Coca-Cola on my way into work, PT to get the blood flowing, Coca-Cola after PT, and don't stop moving long enough after that to get tired.

rcaf_777
11-19-2011, 10:32 AM
Civilan Cubicle: Is a partially enclosed workspace, separated from neighboring workspaces by partitions that are usually 56 feet (1.51.8 m) tall. Its purpose is to isolate office workers from the sights and noises of an open workspace, the theory being that this allows workers more privacy, and personalization, and helps them to concentrate without distractions. Horizontal work surfaces are usually suspended from the vertical partitions of cubicles, as is shelving, overhead storage, and other amenities

Military Cubicle: Where good ideas are lured in and die a slow and painful death

pmulcahy11b
11-19-2011, 11:00 PM
Coffee(lots of sugar) for me, cant stand those energy drinks. Taste like Ass. Just the smell of coffee is a pick up. :D

The smell of coffee is a good pick-me-up, but it too tastes like ass. Coffee is like a woman with big tits and V-necked sweater, and a great ass and a short skirt -- but when you're ready to go, her skin's dirty and she has BO, you can taste her perfume and it's stale, and she has a "fish problem."

pmulcahy11b
11-19-2011, 11:11 PM
Normally, I'm a 2 x Oxy Elite Pro pills (supplement, better than a pot of coffee) when I wake up, Coca-Cola on my way into work, PT to get the blood flowing, Coca-Cola after PT, and don't stop moving long enough after that to get tired.

In the field, one thing I carried for a quick energy rush (like before a deliberate attack or a raid) are dextrose cubes, can't remember the name, that my mother would pick me up at a German shop in New Braunfels and ship to be by the large boxfuls. I'd chew 3, 4, 5, or 6 of them, and they quickly give you an enormous sugar rush that usually lasted long enough for the entire operation; if not, I chewed more of them.

Nowdays, they can't even make a dent in the sleepiness caused by Invega. Neither can energy drinks. I use Nuvigil (normally prescribed for narcoleptics). Two will keep me alert from about 7AM until about 2 PM, they take an hour to kick in, and when they wear off, it's sudden and accompanied by a wave of sleepiness and severe depression. Guys, never develop a psychosis for which you have to be treated by medication! And have your sleep robbed of quality by osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia -- a new diagnosis that explains a lot, but sucks! What a nasty lot of genes I inherited -- sometimes I think my parents were trying to make my life miserable BEFORE I was born!

Rant over.

Sanjuro
11-20-2011, 05:49 AM
The smell of coffee is a good pick-me-up, but it too tastes like ass.
You need to drink better coffee!
Seriously, give up on the percolatot, use a french press or an espressso machine if you can find a used one. With a french press, let the water cool for about 30 seconds after boiling before you pour it on the coffee. It akes all the difference!

B.T.
11-20-2011, 05:56 AM
... she has BO ...

:confused:
Can you help me out here? What is "BO"?

Legbreaker
11-20-2011, 06:14 AM
Body Odour
A stench of stale sweat and cheap perfume that can be smelt at twenty paces and still burn the hairs out of your nose!

Targan
11-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Coffee(lots of sugar) for me, cant stand those energy drinks. Taste like Ass.

The smell of coffee is a good pick-me-up, but it too tastes like ass.

There must be fascinating stories waiting to be told (perhaps at another time in a thread of their own) about how these two gentlemen have come to know the taste of ass, to compare it to other flavours. I await those stories with baited breath (oops, perhaps not the best turn of phrase to use just there).

pmulcahy11b
11-20-2011, 07:27 AM
:confused:
Can you help me out here? What is "BO"?

Body Odor

weswood
11-20-2011, 06:55 PM
there must be fascinating stories waiting to be told (perhaps at another time in a thread of their own) about how these two gentlemen have come to know the taste of ass, to compare it to other flavours. I await those stories with baited breath (oops, perhaps not the best turn of phrase to use just there).

hahahahahahaha

dragoon500ly
11-21-2011, 07:57 AM
There must be fascinating stories waiting to be told (perhaps at another time in a thread of their own) about how these two gentlemen have come to know the taste of ass, to compare it to other flavours. I await those stories with baited breath (oops, perhaps not the best turn of phrase to use just there).

TMI....just TMI!!!!
:p

Mahatatain
11-21-2011, 10:02 AM
Has anyone heard the term "Matelot" (pronounced Matlow I think) before? I believe that it is an abusive slang term for the Royal Navy in the British Army but I'm not certain.

Thanks for any help.

Adm.Lee
11-21-2011, 10:54 AM
Has anyone heard the term "Matelot" (pronounced Matlow I think) before? I believe that it is an abusive slang term for the Royal Navy in the British Army but I'm not certain.

Thanks for any help.

I'm pretty sure that's the French word for sailor. Note: I never studied French, so maybe it's just something I picked up on the playground.

Mahatatain
11-21-2011, 11:05 AM
I'm pretty sure that's the French word for sailor. Note: I never studied French, so maybe it's just something I picked up on the playground.
I believe that you're correct that that is the original source of the word but I think that it has taken on a slightly different meaning as a piece of British Army slang. I'm not sure though.