Current Soldier Speak

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Benning Boy, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    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?
     
  2. dicky0331

    dicky0331 New Member

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    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!
     

  3. Dillinger

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    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:

    JD
     
  4. Yunus

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    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.

    -USAF
     
  5. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    DFAC= Dining Facility

    REMF= Rear Eschelon Mother Effer

    Noobs were Cherries

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

    Ubergopher New Member

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

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    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
     
  8. dicky0331

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    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!
     
  9. c3shooter

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    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
     
  10. Bob Wright

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    "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
     
  11. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Ah, Mickey Mouse boots. The warmest boots we were never allowed to wear.

    Anyone ever send a newb to look for Chem Light batteries?:D

    Box of grid squares?

    A can of track tension?
     
  12. Bob Wright

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    You were not allowed to wear your Mickey Mouse Boots? What kept your feet from freezing, or did they? Those old shoe pacs were good for about the first ten minutes or so.

    Bob Wright
     
  13. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    About half your gear you weren't permitted to use. Soft caps had those ear flaps that folded into the hat, no-go at this station.

    Field jackets had hoods in the collar. No-go.

    Never used a tent pole after Basic. Shelter? No-go.

    Most of what we had to carry I just stuck in trashbags, so it was clean for the inevitable TA-50 inspection when you got back.:mad:
     
  14. dicky0331

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    I sent one to find a pric E7 (gunny lyndsey, SCARY dude!) and a couple more to get the keys to the humvees!
     
  15. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    Can of squelch.

    Bayonet blank adaptors.

    Good times.:D
     
  16. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Bucket of backblast, shot group tightener, and 100 meters of flight line. :rolleyes:

    And Gomen Nasai is Japanese for "I am sorry". Remember "Beer-u Kirin arismaska?"
     
  17. paganwolf

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    Sent an airman on an all day search of north Florida for a bucket of rotor wash.
     
  18. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I know it doesn't exist, but shot group tightener is what I need right now.:(