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Benning Boy 06-03-2009 05:47 PM

Current Soldier Speak
I'm wondering how much terminology has changed since I got out.

Short= 90 days out

DFAC= messhall

The World= the U.S. if overseas

The Block= home

The Hog/ The Pig= M60

What say you, current or recently discharged guys?

dicky0331 06-03-2009 09:19 PM

well seems to much, other than since we no longer really, mostly the 240. it doesn't really seem to have a set name, I called mine a pornstar. it had the triple x's on both barrels, and she was a very dirty little girl!

Dillinger 06-03-2009 09:26 PM

HOG = Hunter of Gunman ( True Sniper )

PIG = Professionally Instructed Gunman ( S/S Washout or a civilian that had received training but never earned a Hog's tooth )

But I hung out with some different types both overseas and back home, so I can't say for the majority.

The rest were all the same when I was over, but never heard DFAC. :confused:


Yunus 06-03-2009 09:29 PM

Short - yes
DFAC - yes, and they get so pissed when they hear you call it a messhall or chowhall.
The world or The real world - yes

I didn't use the other 2.


Benning Boy 06-04-2009 04:51 AM

DFAC= Dining Facility

REMF= Rear Eschelon Mother Effer

Noobs were Cherries

A "Yama"(SP?), a large hill that you had to hump.

Ubergopher 06-04-2009 04:56 AM


Originally Posted by Yunus (Post 112774)
Short - yes
DFAC - yes, and they get so pissed when they hear you call it a messhall or chowhall.
The world or The real world - yes

I didn't use the other 2.


You haven't seen pissed until you call a C-130 a jet in front of a member of that crew.

WDB 06-04-2009 05:25 AM

I know FNG still applies to a add on while in country. FNG = F ing new guy
in country = a place where people shoot at you because your there shoot back.
The world = home
DFAC no idea, it was mess or chow

dicky0331 06-04-2009 06:33 PM

P.O.G. person other than grunt

DPAC where you do all of your paperwork

CTEP supply

RIP recon school

G.Q. general quarters

B.E.Q. barracks

F.O.B. forward operations base

MCMAP marine corps martial arts program

god there are so many acronyms that I can't even remember 1/4th of them lol!

c3shooter 06-04-2009 08:23 PM

Not a current soldier, but back in the day, we had TDY- Temporary Duty- learned the Marine equivalent was TAD- which THEY called "Traveling Around Drunk". :D

Bob Wright 06-05-2009 02:33 PM

"Yama" was a mountain or rugged climb, as to "chogie a yama" to climb a steep ridge.

And yeah short, as a "short timer."

The first sergeant was "top", and the company commander was "the Old Man."

Payday was "when the Eagle s---s."

And your steel pot was your helment.

To "fire a burst of six" was to re-enlist for six years.

And those insulated boots were "Mickey Mouse Boots."

And those Quonset huts were "Hooches."

( I believe "yama" was Japanese for "mountain", as in Fujiyama, referring to Mt. Fuji. And hooche was Korean for house or home.)

And "gomen asai" which is, I believe Japanese for "excuse me" or something like that, used sort of like "stand aside" or "get out of my way." Used like, "Give me that M1 and gomen asai!"

These a few that pop into my mind.

Bob Wright

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