Originally Posted by trip286
Maybe from the time and branch you're from! We called them boots, as in "fresh outta boot camp"
When I got out of training, and went to my first duty station, we were called "cherries" (Army, 1993), then after we deployed for the first time, were lost the "cherry" and were called boots, until the new cherries came in.
As far as Leg goes, that's what an artilleryman was called (as well as a gun bunny, cannon cocker... I was one of them). The "leg" was shortened from Redleg.
As far as I know (from older cousins and uncles that were in the Army), the terms really haven't changed - though the baby blue wearing grunts do seem to have a limited vocabulary, and lack of creativity (unless it comes to their job).
(Tack, still love and respect you guys...)