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The following are some examples of the slang of the United States Navy, additionally, you will see references to the United States Marine Corps as nicely as a result of of their use of naval terminology typically additionally known as NAVSpeak. Note that within the Navy, many ships and items have nicknames; these are listed individually, in Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang/Unit nicknames.

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  • 0-dark-hundred, 0’dark-hundred (pronounced “oh dark hundred”, as a result of the “zero” in time expressions was verbally pronounced “oh” within the US Navy and US Army as late because the Nineteen Eighties: A slang time period for any time between midnight and daylight. Used to convey that the time is when persons are normally asleep. e.g. “We have to get up at 0-dark-hundred.” It isn’t a reference to any explicit time.
  • 0-dark-thirty, 0’dark-thirty: A slang time period that’s used to explain that the graduation time of an operation or train is after midnight and earlier than daylight; most usually when individuals can be deep asleep. It isn’t a reference to any explicit time.
  • 13 button salute: When a sailor in gown pants pulls down on the highest two corners and all 13 buttons come unbuttoned without delay, normally accomplished simply earlier than intercourse.
  • 1D10T or ID10T: A legendary substance that new Sailors are despatched in search of as a joke. Pronounced as “one dee ten tee”, “one delta ten tango”, “eye dee ten tee”, or “idiot”.
  • 1MC: The General Announcing system on a ship.
  • 1st Division: The division, in most aviation and afloat instructions, which is liable for the fabric situation and cleanliness of the ship. On ships geared up with small boats, the First Lieutenant or “First” (First Division Officer or Deck Department Head) is in cost of these boats and the sailors who keep and run them. On small boats, the “First” is in cost of boatswain mates and deck seaman. On bigger ships, the “First” could also be in cost of air crew. Work for 1st division varies amongst ships relying on measurement. Small ships solely have one division, whereas bigger ships like carriers or amphibs can have 5 or extra. On Submarines the first Looey (1st Lt) is normally an non-qual Ensign and he runs “seaman gang” liable for, amongst different obligations, all of the devices obligatory for dealing with and storing of mooring traces, materiel situation of Topside (chipping and portray), escape and rescue gear like life vests and Steinke Hoods again after they had been carried. Seaman gang, the first Lt’s of us, are sometimes non-quals who’re E-4 and under with a firstclass or senior second class petty officer as main petty officer. When the wardroom is brief on child Ensigns and/or in shipyard overhaul intervals the first Lt could also be a Chief Petty Officer.
  • 2JV: Engineering sound-powered circuit. (Growler)
  • 2MC: Engineering loudspeaker circuit. It’s just like the 1MC however restricted to Engineering Spaces.
  • 7MC: On submarines that is typically the Ship’s Control Comms Circuit (between the OOD on the bridge and Helmsman under in Control.
  • 8 Day Skate: On a 4 area responsibility roster there may be time the place every area finishes responsibility within the morning and isn’t on responsibility once more for seven extra days. If the primary partial day is counted, it’s known as the 8 Day Skate, or 8 days with out standing watch or responsibility.
  • 21MC: Ships command intercom circuit, primarily used between the bridge, fight, and flight decks. Also often called the Bitch Box.
  • 2-10-2: A feminine, perceived to be unattractive in any other case, out at sea on a ship which has many extra males than females and who’s consequently paid extra consideration than she can be paid on land. “She was a 2 before going to sea, a 10 out at sea, and back to a 2 when she returned.”
  • 2-6-10: Abbreviation of “It’s gonna take 2 surgeons 6 hours to remove 10 inches of my boot from your ass.” Used to inspire somebody who isn’t pulling their weight.
  • 43P-1: Work heart Maintenance guide; previous to OPNAV numbering the present steering 4790/4(sequence) it was 43P. The sequence of books; 43P-1, 43P-2, 43P-3 & 43P-4 had been separate books masking all points of upkeep. The 43P-2, 43P-3 & 43P-4 books had been changed within the mid 1980’s with one guide. the brand new guide was a 3 ring binder, blue in shade and had “3-M” all throughout the entrance & facet. The 43P-1 guide containing MIPs stayed within the work heart and was a deep crimson shade with 43P-1 throughout the quilt. Officially now not named the 43P-1, the fleet continues to call and seek advice from their work heart upkeep guide because the 43P-1.
  • 4JG: Communications circuit utilized by V4 Fuels Division to coordinate flight deck fueling operations between the flight deck and under decks pump and filter rooms. Also used to cross data between a flight deck gasoline station and flight deck management as to standing of fueling operations for particular person plane. Found on plane carriers and related vessels.
  • 4MC: Emergency communications circuit that overrides sound powered cellphone communications to alert controlling stations to a casualty.
  • 5MC: A circuit much like the 1MC, besides that it’s only heard on the flight deck of an air-capable ship and in engineering areas. It is EXTREMELY loud to beat the jet noise on the flight deck. Do not stand close to one of the audio system with out listening to safety.
  • 8 (or) 6 boat. Preferred time period by Amphib sailors for LCM-8 or LCM-6 boats, versus “Mike” boat.
  • 90 Day Wonder, 90 Day Miracle: OCS graduate (versus a graduate of four-year Naval Academy or ROTC coaching).
  • 96er: A interval of 5 nights and 4 days off of work attributable to particular liberty or vacation. Very not often happens attributable to responsibility.
  • 180° Amnesia: Occurs when a sailor has been deployed and selective reminiscence is desired to take care of questions requested by his or her vital different. “Whatever happens on WESTPAC stays on WESTPAC.”
  • 4 acres of sovereign U.S. soil: An plane provider.
  • Abu Dhabi (used attributively / as an adjective): Labeled in Arabic aboard a ship; used of any product, however particularly soda cans. “We’ve been home from cruise for 8 months and we still have Abu Dhabi Cokes in the vending machines!” (More frequent synonym: Hadji.)
  • Acey-Deucey Club: A leisure facility that serves alcohol for first and second class petty officers, or any Enlisted Club that caters largely to First and Second Class Petty Officers, however nonetheless permits all enlisted personnel. Also, a board and cube sport akin to Backgammon. Except you begin with all items off the board. Also a Variance on the foundations.
  • Action Guy: A SEAL, SWCC, EOD, Diver or Recon Corpsman sort. See FAG.
  • Admin: Aviation,Pre-arranged assembly factor, or shared lodge in-port.
  • Admin Warfare Specialist (humorous, typically derisive): A yeoman, personnelman or holder of one other Navy administrative score. Used particularly of a sailor who doesn’t have a warfare pin.
  • ADCAP Advanced Capability Torpedo that started life because the Mk 48 torpedo (21 inch diameter) launched primarily by submarine platforms. After the third Mod, advances in pc know-how and circuit miniaturization introduced concerning the ADCAP which is a really exceptional torpedo.
  • ADSEP: ADministrative SEParation: Release from Naval Service for administrative causes. (The record of causes could be very in depth and might be present in BUPERSINST 1900.8C, Enclosure (2).)
  • AD: Aviation Machinist Mate, one who throws wrenches at plane and prays to mech gods for a good final result.
  • AE: Aviation Electrician’s Mate
  • A-Farts: (AFRTS) Armed Forces Radio & Television Service. A-Farts is acquired through satellite tv for pc everywhere in the world and gives a spread of exhibits. Some of essentially the most entertaining choices are the propaganda commercials it often airs since common promoting isn’t permitted.
  • AFTA: Advanced First Term Avionics: Part of the superior electronics education package deal, reserved for AT’s AQ’s and AX’s for superior coaching. Basically, they taught the PO2 examination for six months.
  • A-Gang: The Auxiliaries Division of the Engineering Department. Members are often called “A-Gangers.” Also known as “Fresh Air Snipe.”
  • Ahead Flank Liberty: The fictitious velocity at which a ship travels after a mission or patrol is accomplished with excessive marks and the ship is headed into very good overseas ports that cater to visiting US Forces.
  • AIMD: Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department. A division on plane carriers and Naval Air Stations liable for sustaining plane sub assemblies. On an plane provider, this consists of 5 divisions: IM1 – AIMD Admin, IM2 – Airframes and Power Plants, IM3 – Avionics, IM4 – Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Aviation Ordnance, IM5 – IMRL.
  • Air Department: Consists of 5 divisions, normally manned by Aviation Boatswains Mates. V0 Division: Admin places of work. V1 Division: Aircraft Handlers on the flight deck. V2 Division: Maintenance of Catapults and Arresting Gear. V3 Division: Aircraft Handlers on the Hangar Deck. V4 Division: Aviation Fuels.
  • Air Boss: Air Officer. His assistant is the “Mini Boss.”
  • Air Force Gloves: Pockets. Used when a sailor has his arms in his pockets.
  • Air Force Salute, Airman Salute, Airedale Salute: An “I don’t know” shrug of the shoulders. Also known as an Ensign Salute.
  • Airedale: A sailor who works on or round plane.
  • Airstart: (1) An try to restart an plane’s engine(s) after in-flight failure. (2) A blowjob.
  • Air Wing: The aviation factor on board an plane provider consisting of varied squadrons.
  • A.J. Squared Away: (identify for) a sailor who’s at all times “squared away,” which means at all times having an ideal shave, completely ironed uniform, spit-shined footwear, haircut with lower than 1mm of hair, spotless uniform, and many others. Anyone who has been designated with this nickname is almost definitely a lifer who has no life exterior the navy. Compare to “dirtbag.” The extra derogatory “A.J. Squared the fuck Away” is usually utilized by these that may’t attain A.J.’s excessive requirements.
  • All Ahead Bendix: Attempt extra than full velocity forward, e.g. by bypassing limiters or subjecting the engine motors to overvoltage, on the idea that the chance of defeat outweighs the chance of engine harm.
  • All Three Dead: A3D Skywarrior
  • Alpha Dogs: Refers to Alpha Company, a division of car operators and mechanics throughout the Naval Mobile Construction Battalions, often known as the Fighting Seabees.
  • Alpha Inspection: Formal inspection of uniforms and residing areas. Often carried out with a white glove and a black sock.
  • Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Adios, motherfuckers.
  • Aluminum Cloud: The F-14 Tomcat.
  • Already Broke: The USS Arliegh Burke.
  • Anal Palace: The quick assault submarine USS Annapolis.
  • Anchors and Spurs: The well-known dance membership at NAVSTA San Diego the place many a lonely Navy spouse has damaged the seventh commandment. Many sailors discover this amusing till it occurs to them. Also known as “Cankers and Sores.”
  • Angles and Dangles (Submarine Service): (a reference to) putting a submarine at loopy angles and in loopy positions quickly after leaving port, to see if something breaks unfastened. Known as “at sea” by the floor Navy.
  • “Another Fine Navy Day!”: An expression mentioned (in a really cheery method) on events when, in truth, it isn’t a Fine Navy Day in any respect. Compare “Living the dream!” within the civilian world.
  • Anymouse (adjective): Anonymous. Used to explain the security system whereby sailors can drop nameless suggestions right into a locked field.
  • AO: Aviation Ordnanceman, personnel assigned to Aircraft Carriers, Helicopter Carriers and Aviation Squadrons that retailer, deal with, assemble, transport and cargo all weapons and drop tanks together with digital counter measure pods, dispensers and sono-bouys on Navy and Marine Corps plane. Other duties embrace storing and sustaining unit small arms in addition to coaching and qualifying squadron member of their use and the use of lethal pressure. Aviation Ordnancemen are anticipated to have a broad data base of the speed and and be capable to carry out any duties of the speed.
  • AOCS: Aviation Officer Candidate School; since discontinued pre-commissioning packages at NAS Pensacola, FL and Bremerton, WA that skilled each prior service and non-prior service faculty graduates to grow to be naval officers and to subsequently qualify as both Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers, Air Intelligence Officers, or Aircraft Maintenance Duty Officers – program merged into with Officer Candidate School from Newport, RI in late Nineties after which within the late 2000s moved to NETC Newport, RI.
  • AOL: Absent Over Leave; Navyspeak for AWOL. See UA, the proper Naval time period.
  • AOM: All Officers Meeting, held for a spread of causes like coaching, port calls, mess points, and many others.
  • Armpit of the Med: Naples, Italy. So known as on account of its distinctive scent and the general (un)cleanliness of the town.
  • ASH Receiver: An “ash tray.” Newbie sailors are typically despatched throughout base to find an ASH Receiver as a joke.
  • ASMO: Assignment Memorandum Orders. Mostly issued in boot camp to set a recruit again in coaching attributable to poor efficiency.
  • Assholes and elbows: The solely issues which needs to be seen by a boatswains mate when deck arms are on their arms and knees holystoning a picket deck.
  • Asshole of the Navy: Norfolk, Virginia, house of the fabled “DOGS AND SAILORS KEEP OFF THE GRASS!” signal. The chilly shoulders from civilians persist in sure Navy cities. See additionally “NoFuck, Vagina.”
  • ASVAB: The Navy’s enlisted entrance examination. (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
  • ASWOC: Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center – shore-based briefing/debriefing/evaluation/operational management heart for VP aviation. See additionally TSC.
  • Aviation Queer: The enlisted score AQ, Aviation Fire Control Technician; since merged into Aviation Electronics Technician (AT).
  • AW: The enlisted score beforehand often called Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Operator, now often called Aviation Warfare Operator; typically preceded by the adjective “fuckin'” by non-aircrew sailors
  • AWOL: Absent Without Official Leave; this can be a US Army and USAF time period, not a Navy time period, see UA.
  • AX: The enlisted score Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician; since merged into AT score.
  • Aye: Yes (I perceive).
  • Aye, aye: Yes (I heard the order, I perceive the order, and I intend to obey/perform the order). “I understand and I will comply.”
  • B1RD: Pronounced: Bravo One Romeo Delta. Nomenclature used to determine a fowl as well sailors. Similar to CGU-11.
  • Baby Beater: A small sledge hammer
  • Baby Birdfarm: A helicopter provider/amphibious assault ship.
  • Baby Killer: An obscenely giant wrench/screwdriver
  • Baboon Ass: Corned beef. The nickname relies on its shade and taste. See additionally Monkey Butt.
  • Back Alley: Card sport of trump performed by 2 to 4 gamers (largely “snipes”). Players are first dealt 1 card every then 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13, 13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Players bid on the quantity of methods to be taken, trump is decided by draw. Score is saved by awarding 3 factors for bids made and brought and 1 factor for every further trick. A participant unable to make their bid goes set 3 X the bid. Game might be performed by companions.
  • Bag (noun): Flight go well with.
  • Bag (verb): To concern demerits on the Naval Academy.
  • Bag it: Hit the bricks, take off. “Liberty is down.” “Let’s bag it.”
  • Bag of Dicks: An undesirable or extraordinarily tedious activity, e.g. one that’s given one hour earlier than shift change and would require at the least 3 hours to finish. Someone who has been given a “Bag of Dicks” has been “bagged,” which is kind of much like getting ‘sand bagged’.
  • Bag Nasty: A pre-packaged bag lunch normally consisting of a chilly lower sandwich, piece of fruit, and juice field or can of soda. Served at galleys in lieu of common chow for sailors on the go.
  • Bagger: A sailor who’s chronically late for watch reduction. Also often called a “shit bag.”
  • Ball Button: The fourth button down on the brand new Service Uniforms, so known as as a result of it tends to return undone.
  • Balls O’Clock: Any unspecified time late at night time when it’s absurd to be awake and having to do issues, be on watch, and many others.
  • Balls Thirty: (1) The time 00:30, when there’s a safety sweep on some bases. (2) Any time late at night time that does not qualify for Oh Dark Thirty.
  • Balls to Two: A brief watch stood from 0000-0200. Not typically seen exterior of Boot Camp.
  • Balls to Four: A 4 hour watch technically stood from 0000-0400, although in observe begining at 2345 and ending at 0345. Most generally seen on a “Dogged Watch” schedule.
  • Balls To The Wall: see Wiktionary’s mainspace entry on the time period “balls to the wall
  • Bandit: An plane which has been positively recognized as hostile.
  • Bar tremendous: Fee paid to the supervisor (“mamasan”) of a bar (typically adjoining to the previous Naval Base Subic, former Naval Air Station Cubi Point, or former Clark Air Base within the Philippines) for letting a “hostess” take the night time off. If a long term “relationship” is desired by each events, the “bar fine” might be paid upfront as “steady papers.” Sex is universally anticipated, though technically not required. The hostess will count on some leisure (dancing, dinner, and many others.)
  • Barely Trainable: Derogatory time period for a Boiler Technician (BT).
  • Barney Clark: A slider topped with a fried egg. Also known as a “One-Eyed Jack.” Named, attributable to its obvious excessive ldl cholesterol content material, for Mr. Barney Clark, who in 1982 acquired a “Jarvik” synthetic coronary heart.
  • Barricade, Barrier: The big nylon web strung throughout the touchdown space of a provider to arrest the touchdown of an plane with broken gear or a broken tailhook.
  • Bar Stool Technician: A time period labeled to the previous AQ score, Aviation Fire Control Technician. The score badge icon seemed like a bar stool.
  • Batphone: A devoted exterior phone line (not for private use) usually for shore energy or safety functions. Sometimes used to attach CIC to Engineering.
  • Battle Group (BG): A bunch of warships and provide ships centered round a big deck plane provider and that provider’s airwing. Usually consists of one cruiser, one provide ship, and one or two destroyers, frigates, and submarines. More just lately known as a Carrier Strike Group (CSG).
  • Battle Racks: (time period for) when mission-exhausted Aviators are allowed to sleep via General Quarters.
  • Battle rattle: physique armor and helmet.
  • Battle Stations: A manning situation involving (normally) all arms. Assignments are deliberate out previous to setting the underway watch and posted within the Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill. Assigned personnel go to their assigned stations to do their assigned activity in help of combating the ship in a battle or when there’s a credible risk of assault for which the ship have to be ready to combat towards.
  • Battlewagon: Battleship.
  • BB: Battleship, class of ship
  • B.B. Stacker: Crew that handles and maintains the air launched weapons, Aviation Ordnancemen (Red shirts)
  • BCG’s: Birth Control Glasses: Standard Navy-issue corrective eyewear for non-flight crew and non-flight deck personnel. So named as a result of they’re so thick and hideous that one is assured by no means to have intercourse whereas one is carrying them. Term has grow to be out of date attributable to extra regular wanting body selections now provided (exterior of enlisted recruit coaching, at the least). (Also often called CGL’s — Can’t Get Laids.)
  • B.D.N.W.W.: Broke Dick No Worky-worky. See Broke Dick.
  • Beer Day: On many navy ships, even within the current day, all arms are given 2 beers if they’re underway with out a port name for a given interval of time — typically 45 days. Both beers are opened when they’re given to the crewmember to stop them from being hoarded.
  • Beans, bullets, and black oil: Supplies of all kinds wanted by a warship.
  • Bells:
  1. Naval methodology of indicating the time of day aboard ship, normally over the 1MC. One bell corresponds to half-hour previous the hour. Bells will solely be rung as a single strike, or a intently spaced double strike, with a most of eight bells (4 units of 2). Bells repeat themselves each 4 hours. For instance 2 units of 2 bells, adopted by a single bell (5 complete) might be 0230, 0630, 1030, 1430, 1830, or 2230.
  2. Method of requesting velocity adjustments from the Engine Room utilizing the Engine Order Telegraph (EOT), usually from the Bridge. (instance: 1/3, 2/3, Full, Standard, Flank, B1/3, B2/3, BI, BEM)
  • Benny: A deal with or reward, derived from “Benefit.”
  • Benny Suggs: The Navy’s Beneficial Suggestions program, a way the place DON workers, and Navy and Marine personnel could make strategies to enhance varied packages and operations.
  • Bent Shitcan:
  1. Someone under Naval requirements.
  2. An indignant or notably disagreeable angle, akin to one might need if their solely job onboard was to gather and retain everybody else’s refuse, after which on prime of that some asshole received mad and kicked him, leaving an enormous, ugly dent in his facet. “We got a new XO and he had an attitude like a Bent Shitcan.”
  • Big Chicken Dinner: Slang for a Bad Conduct Discharge, a punishment awarded to a sailor who has dedicated a severe infraction of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Big O boat, USS Oriskany CVA34, Also known as the Mighty O boat, After the hearth of 10/26,1966 she was known as the USS Zippo by some.
  • Bilge Juice: Non-sanctioned alcoholic beverage created whereas on lengthy deployments by mixing yeast, water and sugar.
  • Bilge Rat: Someone who works within the engineering areas. On submarines the bilge rat is normally the smallest non-qual within the division, though bilges are nice locations for a area day task (good for napping) so a senior second class petty officer may name dibs on a bilge.
  • Bilge Troll: Engine room decrease degree watchstander; junior enlisted nuke machinist mate on sub.
  • Bilge Turd: Derogatory time period for “Boiler Technician”, usually from jealous Machinist Mates who want they might be as badass because the now extinct Boiler Technicians had been.
  • Bilge Water: Something spoken that’s nonsense or ridiculous.
  • BINGO: Minimum gasoline wanted to return to base (RTB).
  • Binnacle List: The every day record of ship’s crew who’re sick in quarters (see under). So known as as a result of within the outdated days of crusing, this record was posted on the binnacle, the casing that housed the ship’s compass.
  • Bird: Aircraft.
  • Birdfarm: Aircraft Carrier.
  • Bitchbox: Intercom or amplified circuit used to speak between areas of a ship. (instance: 2MC, 5MC, 23MC, 26MC)
  • Bitching Betty: The recorded or pc generated feminine voice heard in an aviator’s headset when one thing isn’t correctly. She is normally apprehensive about unsafe flight circumstances or an enemy risk (e.g. “Pull up!).
  • Black beret: Worn by Swift Boat and PBR Sailors, initially in Vietnam. The custom has sporadically been adopted by fashionable small boat sailors. (See “Brown Water Navy.”)
  • Black field: Repair, in primarily for digital gear, the place a whole card or subsystem is changed, quite than particular person parts. As a noun the mentioned card.
  • Black and Decker Pecker Wrecker (derogatory): A feminine who has orthodontic braces.
  • Black gang: A ship’s engineers.
  • Black Hole, The Black Hole: The Navy’s primary base at Norfolk, Virginia, so known as as a result of “it’s where sailors’ careers go to die.”
  • Black Pants: An enlisted sailor under the rank of E-7 (Chief Petty Officer). So named as a result of of the black and khaki working uniform. See additionally “Blue Shirt.”
  • Black Shoe: Sometimes shortened to simply “Shoe.” Term used to explain shipboard or ‘floor’ officers and senior enlisted members, because of the black footwear worn whereas in khaki uniform. See additionally BROWN SHOE
  • Blanket Party: A beating administered to somebody whose head has been coated with a blanket (to stop that individual from figuring out the attackers), in boot camp (and normally at night time), as a result of the person is perceived to have harmed the group by not being squared away.
  • Blivit (or Blivet) (derogatory): An individual who’s full of shit; ten kilos of shit in a 5 pound sack. Often begins bullshit tales with ‘consider it or not’
  • Blowing the ___ Fleet: Performing oral intercourse on a prostitute (in reference to the truth that mentioned prostitute might have had intercourse with everything of the named fleet). “You just blew the 7th Fleet.”
  • Blowing Shitters: An act by which an HT makes use of straight firemain stress on a clog within the sewage line (CHT/VCHT) that can’t be eliminated by odd means. Normally a final resort, but used most of the time, that when not accomplished correctly causes one hell-of-a mess… particularly on CHT traces when some unlucky soul is on the crapper when the complete pressure of the firemain comes via.
  • Blowing a Shitter (Submarine Service): Inadvertently “flushing” a rest room (see “Shitter,” under) whereas San Tanks are being blown overboard by charging the sanitary tank with sufficient air stress to beat sea stress; this might be a substantial stress if the boat is deep which is expensive so it is normally a housekeeping evolution at periscope depth.
  • Blue Falcon: (Also often called a “Bravo Foxtrot”) Slang time period for “Buddy Fucker”, additionally, “Noble Order of the Blue Falcon” for many who are true masters of Blue Falconry.
  • Bluejacket: An enlisted sailor under the rank of E-7 (Chief Petty Officer).
  • Bluejacket’s Manual: The handbook of seamanship issued to recruits.
  • Blue Roper (additionally: Blue Rope): A sailor that’s in coaching to be a Recruit Division Commander, so known as as a result of of the blue rope they put on on the precise sleeve.
  • Blue Side: The figurative facet one is stationed at if one is stationed at a Naval Command; contrasted with the “Green Side” (Marine Corps Command).
  • Blue Shirt: Aviation Boatswain’s mate, normally seen chocking and chaining birds to the deck. Precursor to Yellow Shirt. Same as Bluejacket, referring to the blue utility shirt worn by these personnel.
  • Bluenose: An particular person who has crossed the Arctic Circle.
  • Blue Dick: The Navy, AKA (I’ve been f-ed by the Blue Dick once more)
  • Blue on Blue: (1) Fratricide, pleasant fireplace, so known as as a result of blue is the colour related to pleasant forces throughout “workups” and workout routines, whereas the fictional enemy nation is normally orange. (2) (in port) A lady-on-girl stripper scene, porn scene, and many others.
  • Blue Tile: An space of the plane provider on the starboard primary passageway, O-3 degree, the place the Battle Group (now known as Carrier Strike Group) admiral and his employees stay and work. As the identify implies, the deck is certainly blue tile there. Passing via, particularly by junior enlisted sailors, is very discouraged. During wartime, armed guards could also be posted on either side of the blue tile. Pictures of bare-assed drunken aviators standing on the blue tile throughout port calls are extremely prized keepsakes.
  • Blue Water: Deep water removed from land. Only bigger, self-sufficient ships can function on these waters. Also known as the “high seas.” See “Brown Water.”
  • BMOS: Big Man On Ship: Often refers back to the ship’s Captain. The closest civilian equal is BMOC (Big Man On Campus).
  • BMW: Big Maine Woman: One of the big girls within the Brunswick/Bath Maine space who like to select up sailors from the previous Naval Air Station Brunswick or pre-commissioning destroyers on the Bath Iron Works in native bars.
  • Boat:
  1. Boats record (lean to the within of a flip), Ships heel (lean to the surface of a flip). “Turn to Port, heel to Starboard” Word handed from the bridge to PriFly indicating a flip and to warn the flight deck crew of deck angle adjustments.
  2. A water craft sufficiently small to be carried on a ship (ships themselves might solely be known as boats by members of the crew who’ve accomplished a deployment).
  3. A submarine (submarines are known as boats, with solely restricted exceptions).
  • Boat Boo: A sailor’s girlfriend or boyfriend aboard ship, normally throughout deployment, and sometimes an prepared affair between two married sailors.
  • Boat School: Nickname for the United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, MD.
  • Boats: A sailor within the Boatswain’s Mate score or the Aviation Boatswain’s Mate score, or the ship’s Bosun or Air Bosun, the latter normally a CWO or LDO.
  • B.O.C.O.D: “Beat Off Cut Off Date”: The date previous to returning house from a deployment on which a person ought to cease masturbating with a view to save himself up for his spouse or girlfriend.
  • Bogey: An unknown plane which might be pleasant, hostile, or impartial.
  • B.O.H.I.C.A.: (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again). Often used when conditions, as might be regular, repeat themselves however extra typically once you simply know you’re about to get it once more from the Command.
  • B.O.H.I.C.A Key — Naval Air Station Key West was situated on Boca Chica Key, Florida.
  • BOHICA Boat — Derogatory identify for USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) BOHICA our screws by no means cease. A ship’s bumper sticker was licensed by the CO and had been printed by the 1000’s till the CO discovered what BOHICA meant. Circa 1981.
  • Bolter: Failed try at an arrested touchdown on a provider by a fixed-wing plane. Usually attributable to a poor strategy or a hook bounce on the deck, this embarrassing occasion results in a go-around and one other try to “board.”
  • Bonnie Dick: USS BONHOMME RICHARD * (CV/CVA 31, LHD 6)
  • Boomer: Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN)
  • Boomer Fag: Crewmember of a Ballistic Missile Submarine (SSBN)
  • Boondockers: The commonplace workday steel-toed boots.
  • Boondoggle: An inefficient assembly, occasion, or evolution; one which it’s extra enjoyable than productive. Telling the LPO you are going as much as the calibration store for awhile however head as much as the roach coach as a substitute? That’s additionally a boondoggle. “Shithead is on a boondoggle again.”
  • Boopdiddley: All-purpose, just about meaningless expression, used as an exclamation i.e. “Boopdiddley!” or ” Aw, Boop!” (1974)
  • Boot Camp: Term used to seek advice from the eight week primary coaching course held at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Can additionally seek advice from a inexperienced or inexperienced sailor, officer or enlisted individual, e.g. “Boot ensign.”
  • Boot Chief: Nickname given to a Chief throughout their first yr as a Chief. Only used Chief to Chief.
  • Booter (normally derisive): Any sailor who has little or no time in, or lots much less time than the speaker.
  • Boot Topping: Black paint used to color the water line on ships.
  • Booty Cigar: A bowel motion, notably a really lengthy one.
  • B.O.S.N.I.A.: Big Ol’ Standard Navy-Issue Ass (from the obvious widening of the hips due partially to the lower of the working uniforms)
  • Bosun’s Punch: New sailors on ship are typically assigned to search out this legendary device within the workplace of one of the ship’s Bosuns (Boatswain). The sailor is then usually punched very arduous within the shoulder by the Bosun in query.
  • Bottom blow:
  1. To open valves within the mud drum to permit boiler stress to pressure collected sludge out of the boiler.
  2. To take a shit.
  • Bounce Pattern: When a number of plane are practising contact and go landings on the identical airfield.
  • Boxing your espresso: Using two paper cups and pouring forwards and backwards to combine creamer and/or sugar.
  • Box kicker: Supply clerk.
  • Box of Rocks: Derogatory time period for a couple of sailor that has carried out their work in an unsatisfactory method.
  • Brain Fart: A situation when, beneath stress, one can’t recall or carry out one thing that will usually be simple or second nature.
  • Brain Housing Group (mainly within the USMC): A cranium.
  • Branch: Lowest organizational degree in most naval instructions. Below division and division.
  • Bravo Bozo: Derisive time period that’s the reverse of Bravo Zulu. Given for one thing accomplished poorly. Also used when a sailor will get a BZ from the command, shipmates will name it a Bravo Bozo award.
  • Bravo Zulu: Originally, “BZ” was a sign which means “Well Done.” It is typically utilized by seniors praising subordinates in a single kind or one other. ([1])
  • Breakaway Music: Music performed over the 1MC after “breaking” away from an oiler following UNREP. Can be outdated traditional rock that was by no means actually in style within the first place, or cool music, relying on the ship’s commanding officer. It is performed to “motivate” the crew after an UNREP, VERTREP, and many others. Usually performed at a degree that will usually get you a ticket on the town and is so distorted as to make it unimaginable to determine the track.
  • Bremerlo: A husky (giant) feminine. Derives from Bremerton, Washington, the place there’s a base at and round which such females are frequent. The identify is a concatenation of Bremerton Buffalo described as weight a ‘bremer-ton’.
  • Bremerton: How a lot a Bremerloe weighs.
  • Brig: Jail.
  • Brig Chaser: The sailor who escorts a prisoner to the brig.
  • Broke-dick: Technical time period describing malfunctioning or inoperable gear. Example: “The fuckin’ aux drain pump is fuckin’ broke-dick.”
  • Brown bagger: Married sailor who brings his lunch from house in a paper bag.
  • Brown Nose: Sailor attempting a “little too hard” to make fee by sucking as much as superiors. Can additionally seek advice from those that put on khakis (Chiefs, Officers) since it’s assumed that the majority have “brown-nosed” to acquire their current place. Mythical charges embrace “Chief Brownnose” and “Brow Nose First Class.” Also often called a “Butt Shark.”
  • Brown Shoe: Term used to explain aviation neighborhood officers and senior enlisted members, because of the darkish brown footwear worn with khaki uniforms and aviation winter working inexperienced uniforms.
  • Brown Trout: Occurs when some Hull Tech blasts the sewer traces, inflicting uncooked sewage to be disbursed onto the decks of decrease degree berthing areas. Called that for the very fact the turds may appear like a rumpled brown fish.
  • Brown Water: Shallow water near land; littoral water by which smaller ships can function. Sometimes particularly: the portion of Vietnam the place Navy patrol boats operated.
  • Brown Water Navy (Sailor): Any Sailor who operates a small boat in inshore areas.
  • Brown Water Puddle Pirate: Affectionate identify given to the US Coast Guard by their brethren blue water sailors.
  • Bubble (or The Bubble):
  1. The edge of passing or failing at one thing, or “the fence“: when somebody is on the sting of passing or failing at one thing, or is undecided, that individual is “on the bubble.”
  2. (Submarine Service) The indication of the ship’s angle fore and aft. The Diving Officer of the Watch (DOOW, pronounced “Dive”) controls the angle on the ship by varied means. The authentic ship’s angle gages had been liquid crammed glass tubes with an air bubble that indicated the trim angle. If the angle turns into too giant, he might be ordered “mind your bubble.” In tough climate close to the floor, sustaining the angle on the ship might be very troublesome. When the Dive can now not management the angle on the ship by the means at his disposal, he’s mentioned to have “lost the bubble.” (3) The space on an plane provider the place the Catapult Launch Officer sits. So known as as a result of it’s raised just a few inches above the flight deck and has angled home windows. (4) (within the expressions “have the bubble” and “lose the bubble”) A grasp of the scenario; understanding or management of what’s going on.
  • Bubblegummer: A beginner or younger sailor simply out of boot camp or college.
  • Bubblehead: A sailor within the Submarine service.
  • Budweiser: Nickname for the SEAL Trident insignia.
  • Buddy Fucker: Someone who fucks over their shipmates, and who’s to not be trusted with any data or watch swap.
  • Buffer Tech: A junior enlisted who polishes the deck with a buffer, an obligation usually assigned to shore responsibility personnel or these attending “A” School.
  • Bug Juice:
  1. The Kool-Aid-like beverage allotted on the messdeck, within the CPO Mess, the Officer’s Wardroom or the Flag Mess. Typically Orange or Red. Before the flip of the century, bug juice was additionally used to wash decks when cleansing brokers weren’t obtainable. It continues to be used for eradicating corrosion from brass fittings. Allegedly additionally as a result of the powder used to make the juice attracted bugs.
  2. (USMC) A 50/50 resolution of Skin-So-Soft & alcohol used throughout drill to repel sand fleas at Paris Island.
  • Bug Juice Sunrise: Orange with a splash of Red.
  • Building 1: USS Brooke (FFG-1), so known as as a result of she had so many issues along with her P-fired boilers that she was recurrently unable to get underway from her long-occupied berth at NAVSTA San Diego. When she did get underway she was usually towed again in, whereupon she was known as “USS Broke”.
  • Building 20: Derogatory time period used to explain the U.S.S. Mt. Whitney (LCC-20), because it not often goes to sea.
  • Building 36: The USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36). Home ported at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, she left port solely on uncommon events (so her crew may gather sea pay); when she did, she needed to be towed again in.
  • Building 39 (Nineties-era Norfolk slang): The USS Emory S. Land (AS-39). So known as as a result of, throughout that point interval, she not often left port.
  • Building 38: The USS Puget Sound (AD-38).
  • Bulkhead: Wall.
  • Bulkhead remover: A fictional substance veteran sailors typically activity new sailors with getting, as a joke.
  • Bull, Bull Ensign: The seniormost Ensign onboard a floor ship, a submarine, or in an aviation squadron aside from within the Training Command. This Ensign is cost of varied wardroom duties, typically together with mentoring the juniormost Ensign (see “George”) and establishing the wardroom’s film night time whereas at sea. Originated throughout World War II when Admiral “Bull” Halsey designated one officer to supervise wardroom features.
  • Bull Nuke (Submarine Service): The senior most enlisted nuclear sailor, normally the Engineering Department Senior Enlisted Advisor.
  • Bullet Sponge: U.S. Marine.
  • Bully Big Dick: The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). The identify is a corruption of “Bully Big Stick”, the Roosevelt’s shipboard information program.
  • Bumfuck, Egypt: The center of nowhere; an out-of-the-way responsibility station.
  • Bun: A sexually energetic feminine sailor.
  • Burn (verb):
  1. To smoke a cigarette.
  2. (as “burn a copy”) To make a xerox copy of a doc or sheet of paper.
  • Burn a flick (verb): To watch a movie whereas underway.
  • Burn holes within the sky (verb): To fly monotonous patrol flights over a given space.
  • Burnbag: (1) One of the red-and-white-striped paper luggage that are used to carry categorised materials meant for destruction. (2) An underperforming Cryptologic Technician or “CT” Shitbag.
  • Burn Run: An organized evolution to dispose of the fabric saved in burn luggage.
  • Busted: Reduced in rank in consequence of Captain’s Mast.
  • Buster: Proceed at max potential velocity.
  • “Bust Me on The Surface” (Submarine Service): An expression used when a subordinate strongly disagrees with an order given by a superior (who could also be beneath heavy situational stress) and the subordinate takes actions that are right however counter to the order. The expression references the disciplinary motion which may consequence within the contemporary air of security that will not be reached if the unique order had been carried out. Rarely used.
  • Butt Kit: Ash tray. Aboard a ship, it’s a can with a gap within the lid, normally hung from the bulkhead close to watch stations.
  • Butt Puckering: A time period used to explain a harrowing or scary expertise. “It was a Butt Puckering experience.”
  • Butt Shark: A Sailor who is clearly brown-nosing in hope of receiving favorable evaluations.
  • Butter Bar: The single gold bar on the khaki uniform of an Ensign (Navy) or 2nd Lieutenant (USMC) By extension, an Ensign, or any new officer contemporary from OCS, the Naval Academy, or NROTC.
  • CA: Cruiser, Attack, Class of ship, a heavy cruiser.
  • Cadillac: A mop bucket, normally with wheels and a wringer. See additionally “Swab.”
  • CAG: Title used when addressing the provider air wing commander. It is a holdover from the times when air wings had been known as air teams and stood for Commander Air Group. Can additionally seek advice from the air wing itself, as in CAG-1, CAG-5 or CAG-14. See “air wing.”
  • Cal PO: Calibration Petty Officer: Collateral responsibility place, usually crammed by essentially the most junior and inept sailor in a division, liable for guaranteeing a division’s check gear is delivered to the cal lab on time.
  • Carl Prison: “America’s Favorite Carrier,” the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).
  • Captain’s Asshole: The XO. In normal, the CO makes coverage, the XO enforces it, therefore the identify.
  • CASREP: Casualty Report: Report to greater authority one thing which is inoperative, OOC (out of fee), and the impression on readiness. Often jocularly utilized to damaged minor gadgets not requiring any report, or to personnel who’re on the binnacle record. Also utilized to those that have been killed.
  • CAVU: Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited: Perfect flying climate.
  • CF (pronounced Charlie Foxtrot): clusterfuck.
  • C-GU11 (pronounced “See-Gee-You-Eleven”): Seagull. Similar to the code for “bulkhead remover.” A typical joke is to ask inexperienced personnel on watch to “keep an eye out for signs of C-GU11s in the area, over.” Sometimes spelled C-6U11, Z-6UL1 or varied 1337-like combos.
  • Cake Eater: An officer
  • Canoe Club: The U.S. Navy.
  • Canoe U: United States Naval Academy
  • Captain’s Mast: Navy time period for non-judicial punishment beneath Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Depending on the rank of the commanding officer concerned, the identify of the process might change to Admiral’s Mast, OIC’s Mast, and many others. “Mast” for brief.
  • Cannon balls: Baked, candied apples served to midshipmen on the Naval Academy on particular events. Twelve are served per desk. If one individual on the desk is keen to eat all 12 apples and succeeds, that individual is given the glory of “carry on” (lack of harassment by higher classmen) for the rest of the semester.
  • Carrier Strike Group (CSG): See “Battle Group.”
  • Carry on: An officer’s reply to a junior individual’s name to “attention on deck”, which means all current rise and are available to consideration as an indication of respect. “Carry on” permits personnel to proceed no matter they had been doing. Also see “cannon ball.”
  • CC: Cruiser, class of ship.
  • Cell Block 70: The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), so known as on account of her by no means ending berthings and general resemblance to a jail.
  • CG: Cruiser, Guided Missile, class of ship.
  • CGN: Cruiser, Guided Missile, Nuclear, class of ship.
  • CGU-11: Nomenclature for a Seagull as well sailors. Usually used as half of a goose-chase.
  • Chancre Mechanic: Corpsman.
  • Channel Fever: Anxiousness, felt when approaching port, to get go away. It is typically cured by a “Channel Fever Shot,” a slap or kick to the bottom.
  • Chaps: Chaplain.
  • Checks Five-Oh: Excellent, in correct working order. Things may also be repaired and gotten into correct working order after which known as “checks five-oh.” Derives from the 5-point analysis system used within the navy, by which a rating of 5 is given to people who carry out exceptionally nicely.
  • Check Valve: An individual who “does for himself or herself, but not others.” None of the goodies get previous that individual. Similar to an actual verify valve which solely permits fluid to go a technique.
  • Chem Wipe: Also often called Kim-Wipes, although they naked no resemblance to the much more delicate Kimberly-Clark product. These are heavy responsibility paper towels bought in bulk, and are utilized in each cleansing scenario possible.
  • CHENG: Chief Engineer. (Pronounced very like Chang and used because the officer’s identify.)
  • Chicken-catch-me-fuck-me: Chicken Cacciatore.
  • Chicken Switches (Submarine Service): Switches within the overhead above the Dive Officer’s station that launch 4500 lb air into the principle ballast tank, initiating the Emergency Main Ballast Tank blow (EMBT blow) inflicting the tanks to fill with air and the submarine to rise to the floor in an actual hurry. Sometimes, engineering drills might trigger the sub to go close to check depth (the depth the submarine has been examined to); this can be attributable to a delay in recovering the reactor, or many different causes. If the Dive Officer (or whoever has the Con) blows the tanks, they had been “chicken” — afraid of sinking.
  • Chief: Title given to enlisted personnel who’ve achieved the rank of E-7 and who’ve accomplished their transitional coaching and indoc.
  • Chilly Willy: USS Curtis Wilbur DDG-54
  • Chit: The doc a sailor fills out to make varied varieties of particular request (i.e. for emergency go away, or to maneuver off base to civilian housing). A “My Wife Chit” is a particular request that makes use of one’s spouse as an excuse/justification for needing to be absent.
  • Chit Chipper: Paper Shredder. So named as a result of one cannot do something with out a chit, particularly one that’s “lost in routing”
  • CHT Tank/Shit Tank/Chit Tank: Collection, Holding and Transfer system, which collects all ship’s bathe and bathroom runoff/sewage till such time as it may be pumped or dumped.
  • Chokers: Service Dress White Uniform worn by Officers and Chiefs.
  • Chop: Supply Officer. Taken from the Supply Corps’ porkchop-shaped insignia. (Submarine)
  • Chow: Food.
  • Chow Boss: Food Service Officer.
  • Chow down: Eat.
  • Chow Hall: Dining room.
  • Chowdale: An airwing member who spend all their time in line for chow, holding up others who even have issues to do.
  • Chub Club: The necessary bodily coaching to which sailors are assigned if they’re obese.
  • Chuckie V: The USS Carl Vinson.
  • Chuck Wagon: (one more identify for) the USS Carl Vinson.
  • ChuHai: A Japanese alcoholic beverage made by mixing sake and the equal of Kool-Aid. Can be purchased in most Japanese comfort shops or at a ChuHai stand within the Honch.
  • ChuHai Stand: One of two standing-room solely ingesting institutions within the Honch. Named for the inexpensive alcoholic beverage it sells to junior sailors and contractors, ChuHai.
  • CINCHOUSE: Commander-in-Chief of the House. Used to seek advice from a sailor’s partner. Also COMHOUSE, COMHOME, CINCHOME, HOUSEPAC, and many others.
  • Cinderella Liberty: Liberty that expires at midnight.
  • Circular firing squad/round ass-kicking: An try by all command ranges to search out somebody/anybody responsible for an issue for which nobody needs to take blame.
  • CIWS: Close In Weapon System. Jocularly re-interpreted as “Christ It Won’t Shoot” or “Captain I Was Sure.” See “R2D2.” Pronounced “See Whiz.”
  • CIVLANT/CIVPAC: Home, or the place you go to once you go away the Navy.
  • Civie lower: A civilian haircut worn by males who stay round navy cities to differentiate themselves from navy personnel. Usually simply an inch or two longer than what navy permits, however sufficient to let the females know who’s who.
  • CL: Cruiser, Light, class of ship
  • Clap Line: Line of males in entrance of sick bay which regularly kinds shortly after pulling out of a overseas port the place girls present sexual providers to sailors (at value). The Clap Line consists primarily of males who’re ready to get handled for venereal illness.
  • Cleaning Stations: An hour-long area day evolution by which everybody drops what they’re doing and cleans their areas. See “XO’s Happy Hour.”
  • Clobbered: of a touchdown sample or comms frequency at a area or ship: crammed to capability, such that one cannot get an plane or a phrase in edgewise.
  • Cluster Fuck: The scenario which arises when a bunch performs some activity in a severely disorganized method, normally with poor outcomes. Also, any individual or factor that’s in a state of normal disarray: “That kid is a walking cluster fuck.” Can be indicated utilizing the NATO phonetic “Charlie Foxtrot” for “CF.” More extreme than a Goatrope, however not as extreme as a Monkey and a Football.
  • CNO: Chief of Naval Operations. The Navy’s senior admiral and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • CO: Commanding Officer. The head of a ship, submarine, aviation squadron or shore command; normally no decrease in rank than a Commander, typically a Captain, the Commanding Officer is in cost of most of the on a regular basis issues that occur on board the ship, within the squadron or aboard the shore set up, from corporal punishment (Captain’s Mast) to frequent on a regular basis upkeep, and maintenance of the ship, squadron or shore command. The Commanding Officer normally wears a particular pin on his pocket designating him Command Afloat, or Command Ashore.
  • COB (Submarine Service): The senior chief aboard: The Chief of the Boat.
  • COC: Chain of Command: The hierarchy of officers a sailor takes orders from, the order by which supervisors are in cost. Goes from decrease rating (Seaman, Fireman, Airman) to greater rating (LPO, LCPO) up the chain of command.
  • Cock-ologist: Corpsman (derived from a Nineteen Eighties Coca Cola industrial having a Coke-ologist).
  • COD: Carrier Onboard Delivery: The C-2 Greyhound, which ferries individuals and provides to and from a provider frequently.
  • Coffin Locker: A private storage space situated beneath a sailor’s rack.
  • Cold Shot, Cold Cat: A catapult launch from a provider by which inadequate velocity is attained to generate carry. Often deadly for the aircrew if they don’t eject in time.
  • Color Company: The recruit firm in boot camp that maintains the very best rating via the whole eight week evolution; they’re given three days particular liberty unmonitored. Color Company can also be given the glory of being the primary firm to Pass in Review if there may be not a Hall of Fame Company that graduates Boot Camp on the identical time.
  • COMMO: Communications Officer: The officer in cost of the Communications Division. Usually essentially the most junior officer aboard ship.
  • Commodore: Historically, the designation given to a one-star admiral (presently known as Rear Admiral Lower Half). Presently, “Commodore” is the unofficial title of a Captain (O-6) in cost of a squadron of ships or submarines, a wing or group of the identical sort of plane, or a bunch of SEAL Teams.
  • COMNAVSNACPAC, COMNAVSNACLANT: A sailor who shops lots of junk meals of their rack. “PAC” refers back to the Pacific Fleet and “LANT” to the Atlantic.
  • COMNAVWIFEPAC: A male sailor’s spouse.
  • Comp Time: Compensation Time, time/days off throughout week for shore-based sailors who had weekend assignments, above and past mere watch-standing.
  • COMRATS: Commuted rations pay.
  • Coner (pronounced “Cone-er”) (Submarine Service): A submarine crewman who isn’t half of the engineering division (see “Nuke”), particularly a Torpedoman, as a result of such crewmen are stationed within the ahead cone of the Sub and are just about prohibited from wandering into the rear engineering areas. Also often called “Forward Pukes” (versus “Fuckin’ Nukes”) or “M.U.F.F.s” (“My Up Forward Friends”). Long-hand as Clean Only, No Education Required.
  • Constant Bearing Decreasing Range (CBDR): A time period used to point that an object or ship seen on radar, or visually from the deck or bridge of one’s personal ship is getting nearer however sustaining the identical relative bearing. Without a change of course, this may finally conclusion in a collision. CBDR can also be used as a warning to shipmates heading into bother or hazard (not essentially bodily collision) they may not see or remember of.
  • Connie: Nickname for USS Constellation CV64.
  • Constipation: Derogatory identify for USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64).
  • Corpsman Candy: Sore-throat lozenges handed out at sick bay in lieu of any substantive therapy. Sometimes accompanied by two aspirin.
  • Cover: Term for any type of headgear worn with a uniform in USN, USMC and USCG
  • Countersunk Sailor: A feminine sailor.
  • Cow: A refrigerated fixture within the galley that dispenses one thing like milk.
  • CPO: Chief Petty Officer. Often refers to all chiefs, E-7 via E-9.
  • CPO Spread:
  1. (Submarine Service) The world’s most ineffective and uncomfortable rack sheet. Once regarded as solely for the elite khaki membership, it’s in truth a really cleverly disguised spy device for a chief or officer to see if sailors have been sleeping (by checking for “Rack Burn”).
  2. Weight achieve obvious in senior enlisted women and men who’ve taken desk jobs.
  • Cracker Jacks: The gown blue uniforms worn by sailors under the rank of E-7.
  • Crack House: A delegated smoking space aboard ship that isn’t a weatherdeck area. So known as as a result of it rapidly fills with a haze of smoke. Also known as “Crack Shack.”
  • Crank:
  1. Penis.
  2. (additionally known as a “Mess crank”; see additionally “Mess cranking”): A multitude deck employee,E-3 or under, assigned to mess deck duties. Generally every division should provide a sailor on a rotating foundation. May additionally seek advice from a brand new transferee assigned to the mess decks whereas qualifying for an everyday watch. The time period has at all times been discouraged, regardless of its frequent use. (3)Arcane Main propeller (screw) shaft, “whatever turns your crank.” (Whatever makes you cheerful.)
  • Crapper: A rest room, see additionally shitter and pisser.
  • Crash & Smash (workforce): Permanently assigned flight deck firefighting personnel. Also, a sport performed by aviation personnel involving a number of lengthy tables and an important deal of beer, whereby the aviators try to copy with their our bodies the arrested landings their plane make.
  • Crazy Ivan (Submarine Service): A maneuver, demonstrated within the film The Hunt for Red October, utilized by Russian submarines: It includes rapidly turning 180 levels whereas underway, in order to see if any enemy (American) submarines are following. Collisions sometimes resulted.
  • Creamed foreskins: Creamed chipped beef. See additionally “SOS,” “Shit on a Shingle.”
  • Crotch crickets: Scabies or lice.
  • Crowd Killer: An plane which holds 14+ crew (typicaly no passengers). Origins within the P-3 Orion Sub Hunter/Killer neighborhood.
  • Crow: The eagle which adorns the Petty Officer rank insignia.
  • Crow completely happy: Newly appointed petty officers which might be drunk with rank, suppose they’re in cost, and may order subordinates round.
  • Crow’s Foot: A tool positioned on a valve wheel to assist in opening or closing the valve attributable to it being extraordinarily sizzling or arduous to show.
  • C.R.U.D.: Corrosion merchandise present in reactor coolant. An acronym for “Chalk River Unidentified Deposits.”
  • Cruise: A ship deployment from her house port, normally lasting between 5 and eight months.
  • Cruise boo: A sailor’s underway partner/girlfriend/boyfriend. Typically not the identical individual because the sailor’s ashore partner/girlfriend/boyfriend (i.e. one or each of the sailors is presently in a relationship/marriage with an individual not stationed on the ship).
  • Cruise sock: A sock, sacrificed early in a deployment, which one makes use of to wash up after one masturbates. It is normally saved beneath the mattress and may get up by itself by the top of cruise. Also known as an “Underway Sock” or “Happy Sock.”
  • Cruise widow: A sailor’s spouse. See additionally WESTPAC/LANTPAC widow. May frequent enlisted/officers golf equipment upon her husband’s deployment, assuming her husband is equally partaking in infidelity throughout deployment.
  • Cryppy, Cryppy Critter: Cryptographer.
  • CSO: Combat Systems Officer: Officer liable for upkeep of a ship’s fight system (gun, missile, radar, command management and communications programs).
  • Cum Dumpster: A shameless sycophant. A kiss-ass or a navy base whore.
  • Cumshaw: The artwork of buying and selling one thing that does not belong to you, to somebody, for one thing that does not belong to them, not essentially for private achieve, however to avoid common provide channels, or to acquire one thing not obtainable via provide channels.
  • Cunt: A tear drop formed piece of metallic positioned within the backside loop of sail rigging to maintain the rope from chaff put on throughout tie-down of open sails. i.e. “cunt ring”.
  • C.U.N.T.: (1) Currently Unqualified Naval Trainee. (2) Civilian Under Naval Training. (3) Control Unit No-go Test.
  • Cunt Hair: A really small unit of measurement, used when eyeballing one thing. “How much more till the pipe is in place?” — “Oh, about a cunt hair.” A “red cunt hair” is a barely smaller unit of measurement. A “Royal Cunt Hair” is the best unit of measure.
  • Cu Shing: The sound of shit when it hits the fan. Derogatory identify for USS CUSHING (DD-985), particularly with the Commodore embarked.
  • CVN 7 on 2: The USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72. A play on phrases that hints on the escapades her crew might have been concerned in.
  • CWO:
  1. Chief Warrant Officer (W1–W5): A “Super Goat,” a extremely certified senior enlisted (E-7/E-8) one who has earned a fee via a aggressive course of and continues to work of their technical area. By definition, a technical specialist.
  2. Communications Watch Officer.
  • Dago: San Diego or Diego Garcia.
  • Dammit: Proper approach to learn an exclamation factor quietly. “You are a shitbag!” turns into “You are a shitbag, dammit.”
  • Dain Bramaged: The USS Bainbridge.
  • Danger nut: A “fun” sport by which a number of sailors place a washer or nut round a rod or related metallic machine after which maintain it to a steam vent. The washer or nut spins wildly because of the excessive stress of the steam. Once it reaches a excessive sufficient velocity, the rod is turned in order that the steam blows the item utterly off the rod and certain at one other sailor, who then has to dodge the “danger nut.”
  • D.B.F.: Diesel Boats Forever: (marking on an) unauthorized pin displaying a non-nuclear submarine.
  • DD: Destroyer, class of ship. Originally a Torpedo Boat Destroyer, then later, simply Destroyer.
  • DDG: Destroyer, Guided Missile, class of ship.
  • Dear John (or Jane) Letter: A letter (or these days, e-mail) {that a} sailor receives by which his or her vital different breaks up with or leaves her or him while the latter is deployed.
  • Deck: Floor.
  • Deckplate: Derogatory time period for the bottom employee.
  • Deck Plate Leadership: That degree of management enormously appreciated by commanding officers and the ward room: Enlisted personnel who know what must be accomplished, how one can do it nicely and proper, and who’re in a position to lead the individuals working for them to get the job accomplished. This is the anticipated norm within the United States Navy.
  • Deck Ape: Non-designated enlisted individual serving on the deck pressure.
  • Deep Six:
  1. Term for throwing one thing overboard; refers back to the “deep six”, the bottom fathom (six ft) earlier than the ocean flooring. Has been largely changed by Float Checking (see under).
  2. To completely dispose of one thing as if it by no means existed. Example: if instructed to “Deep Six” a bit of paper you’ll burn or shred it as a substitute of simply throwing it away (spherical submitting or file 13).
  • Delta Sierra: “Dumb Shit”: A dull mistake or poor efficiency, the alternative of “Bravo Zulu.”
  • Department: Highest organizational degree in most naval instructions. Common departments are fight programs (mixture of some operations/weapons division divisions) provide, admin, deck, engineering, operations, and upkeep. These are damaged up into divisions.
  • Dependopotamus: Term used for obese dependents of sailors.
  • Desert Duck: Helo that delivered mail within the Persian Gulf throughout Operation Earnest Will. Usually it was grey, loud and smoking when it landed.
  • Deuce and a half: a 2.5 ton truck.
  • Dickbag: “douche bag” or “dirt bag.”
  • Dick Skinners: Hands. “Get your dick skinners off my white hat.” Other phrases embrace: Peter clamps, Meat hooks, Dick beaters.
  • Dicking the canine: Putting “half-assed” effort right into a activity. (Refers to improperly securing the “dogs” on a watertight hatch when passing via. Such a lax process may spell doom for a sinking ship if hatches weren’t completely watertight.) Also mentioned as “poking the poodle” or “screwin’ the pooch.” Not to be confused with “screwing the pooch” which refers to royally messing up a activity.
  • Dicksmith (derogatory): A hospital corps member.
  • Diddy Bag: Small white fabric bag with a drawstring. Issued in boot camp, used to retailer unfastened gadgets, shoe polish stuff, and many others.
  • Diddy Bopping: Walking round with no explicit objective.
  • Diggit:
  1. Term used largely by disgruntled personnel to seek advice from an “A.J. Squared Away” sailor. Utterance of the time period is normally accompanied by the McDonald’s tune adopted by “I’m diggin’ it” as a substitute of “I’m lovin’ it.”
  2. A multi-tool (aka Gerber, Leatherman, and many others), whereas not licensed to carry out ANY upkeep, is nonetheless carried by most engineers in Reactor areas.
  • Dilbert: Fictional and clueless cartoon character utilized in WWII period coaching materials to display what NOT to do in naval aviation. Dilbert typically paid dearly for his ignorance, lack of consideration to element, or carelessness.
  • Dilbert Dunker: Device utilized in water survival coaching (“swims”) to show aviators how one can get out of the cockpit of a fixed-wing plane that has crashed or ditched at sea. Much simpler than the dreaded “helo dunker.”
  • Di-LDO: (Direct enter Limited Duty Officer) Term college students use for a loathed LDO teacher. Some Instructors at Naval Nuclear Power School are Limited Duty Officers, however are commissioned instantly upon completion of faculty, versus LDOs which have frolicked within the enlisted ranks. These Direct Input LDOs haven’t frolicked “in the fleet”
  • D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F: (Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck?), A time period indicating supreme indifference; “Gaffer.” Can even have a second F added to the top, when used on this context it means “Do I Look Like I Give A Flying Fuck?
  • Dimed/Diming out/Dropping dimes: Comes from dropping a dime in a pay cellphone to make a name. To throw somebody ‘beneath the bus’, or to out somebody as being the one who did one thing flawed or made a nasty name. Usually accomplished to keep away from getting in bother on the expense of another person. Example: Chief Coffeedrinker: “Why did you do this? You know that is unauthorized.” AMAN Nobody: “AM3 Schmuckatelli said to, Chief.”
  • Dining-in/Dining-out: Social features, normally for officers and chiefs, the place dinner gown is worn and sure “rules of the mess” are adopted. Generally presided over by the Executive Officer (XO) and run by a Chief or Junior Officer (JO) known as “Mr. Vice,” these occasions can grow to be fairly rowdy and raucous. The distinction between the 2 is that vital others might attend dining-outs. Dining-ins are for the service-members solely.
  • Dinner plate for Marines: The entrance buttoned flap on enlisted gown blues. See crackerjacks.
  • DinQ: Delinquent in Qualifications, or another admin requirement, “on the dinq list for tetanus shot…”
  • Dipper: An anti-submarine helocopter with a variable depth dipping SONAR. See “Dome.”
  • Dipsy Dumpster: what a shitbag sailor crawls out of, earlier than going as much as quarters, watch, liberty, and many others. “You look like you just climbed out of the dipsy dumpster, Seaman Timmy!”
  • Dirtbag: A time period typically utilized by an annoying lifer who has no life exterior the navy to insult a sailor for having just a few wrinkles in his uniform, having missed a spot whereas shaving, having a small spot on his uniform, having hair barely touching his ears, and many others. Compare to “A.J. squared away” above.
  • Dirty Boat Guy: The nickname Dirty Boat Guy or “DBG” is related solely with the US Navy’s Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman. SWCCs are extra generally known as Special Boat Teams or “Boat Guys.”
  • Dirty-dick: To rub genitalia on somebody’s cup or soda can as an act of retribution or to be humorous; see additionally “cock swab.”
  • Dirt sailor (not pejorative): An individual who primarily works ashore in a camouflage uniform (e.g. within the expeditionary forces). Not used to explain a SeaBee.
  • Dirty-shirt wardroom: (Aircraft Carrier): Forward wardroom instantly under the flight deck for pilots carrying (sweaty) flight gear and dealing ship’s officers. As against formal ship’s wardroom.
  • DISBO: Disbursing officer on ship.
  • Ditch: To deliberately crash land an plane as “gently” as potential — normally into the water. This is usually accomplished when gasoline is sort of all used up with no hope of making it to a protected touchdown space, or when a slowly growing however doubtlessly deadly emergency is happening.
  • The Ditch: The Panama Canal.
  • Ditch Wog: A sailor who has handed via the Suez canal or Panama canal, however has not grow to be a shellback.
  • Ditty-bop: A Radioman or Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR), from the sound of Morse code. Also “ditty chaser.”
  • Division: Middle organizational degree in most naval instructions, under division and above department. Usually headed by a junior officer (JO). Common divisions are powerplants, airframes, 1st Lieutenant, and many others… Divisions are typically divided into branches or work facilities.
  • DIVO: Division Officer.
  • Ditty bag:
  1. Any mesh bag, however so named as a result of normally used to comprise dirty laundry.
  2. A container (normally zipper-closed) for lavatory articles akin to cleaning soap, razor, shaving cream, deodorant, and many others; particularly for expeditionary sailors. ;dop package; douche package.
  • Dixie Cup: The canvas white hat sailors put on with their gown uniforms.
  • DIW: Dead within the Water. No longer shifting via the water, which suggests rudder management is misplaced as nicely. Often the consequence of a severe engineering casualty. Can even be used to explain the standing of an individual whose plan has gone awry. “The MPA signed his chit for an extra three days of leave in San Dog, but the Cheng wouldn’t let him go, so now he’s DIW.”
  • DLG: Destroyer, Leader, Guided Missile, class of ship.
  • DLGN: Destroyer, Leader, Guided Missile, Nuclear, class of ship. All of these had been later designated as Cruisers.
  • Doc: Nickname and time period of respect given to Hospital Corpsman by their shipmates and Marines.
  • Dock jumpers: The unfortunates who must leap ashore to tie up when no “line handlers” can be found.
  • Dog:
  1. A soft-serve ice cream machine (named as a result of the chocolate taste resembles the excrement of man’s greatest pal). Also known as an “auto dog.”
  2. A pivoting latch, normally one of a number of, for locking down a water-tight hatch.
  1. A particular present placed on for inspecting senior officers.
  2. Apocryphally, a present by which girls have intercourse with canine and ponies: Sailors might declare to have witnessed such exhibits in Tijuana or the Philippines.
  • Dog watches: The 1600-2000 night watch is usually break up into two two-hour “dog” watches, in order that the watch sections rotate quite than being caught with the identical schedule each day. Also allow everybody to get night chow at an inexpensive hour (though First Dog watchstanders normally discover the higher chow is all gone).
  • Dog zebra: Closing fittings or doorways for gentle self-discipline at night time.
  • Dolphins (Submarine Service): Submarine Qualification Device, known as dolphins as a result of of the dolphin fish used within the design.
  • Dome: A SONAR transmitter/receiver. It could also be constant, as in these mounted on the bow of a ship under the waterline, or cellular like these “dipped” by anti-submarine helocopters.
  • Donkey dick:
  1. A helicopter and/or fixed-wing refueling nozzle. “Grab the donkey and fuel the bird.” “Go grease the donkey dick.”
  2. (Submarine Service) The head valve indicator (a rod which exhibits if the snorkel’s consumption valve is open), the hose becoming used for the towed array sonar, or the rest that’s roughly spherical and longer than it’s broad;
  3. these things have very restricted use–one particular evolution–and subsequently may additionally seek advice from a sailor with just one talent or is certified on just one watch station. “That donkey dick is about as useful as tits on a boar hog.”
  4. A concrete vibrator used to take away air bubbles.
  5. A sizzling canine or sausage.
  6. A spout related to a 5 Gallon gasoline can.
  • Donut: A floating machine used to retailer oily waste pumped out of the bilges in port.
  • DOR: Disenroll at Own Request, Drop at Own Request. To drop out of a voluntary program akin to aviation or submarines.
  • Douche down: To wash, normally utilizing contemporary water.
  • Double Digit Midget: A brief-timer, somebody who’s lower than 100 days from retirement, EAOS, or being discharged to civilian life.
  • Double Nuts: Aircraft flown by the squadron or air wing commander, usually has “00” (zero zero) painted on the nostril and likewise printed on routing slips for correspondence.
  • Down: Not working, out of fee, damaged, “broke-dick.” In aviation, non-flyable, normally for upkeep causes. When utilized to an aviator, it means not allowed to fly. This might be for a spread of causes: Medical, private, disciplinary, and many others. In flight coaching, a down is a failed flight.
  • DRB (Disciplinary Review Board): Step within the NJP course of by which the accused makes an attempt to show his innocence by being screamed at for two hours.
  • Drift Count: Monitoring the motion of the ship whereas at anchor.
  • Drifty: Lacking the flexibility to remain targeted whereas making an attempt to carry out a given activity. (Petty Officer to Sailor: “is there something the matter with you? You are acting drifty today!”)
  • Drill Rodeo: A sport by which a screwdriver is inserted head first into drill the place bit ought to go and battery is eliminated. The set off is taped down and as soon as somebody holds the top of the screwdriver, the battery is slapped in and the participant should try to carry on to the screwdriver for so long as potential. Best used with greater voltage drills.
  • Drifter: Sailor who always lacks the flexibility to remain targeted. Also known as drift-pack, or within the very excessive case “COMNAVDRIFTLANT/PAC”, a parody of COMNAVSURFLANT/PAC.
  • Drop a Chit: The act of filling out a request chit.
  • Drop your cocks and seize your socks: A saying that the petty officer of the watch yells within the sleeping quarters when it is time for everybody to stand up. Often accomplished in boot camp. Alternatively, “stop your grinnin’ and grab your linen.”
  • D.U.B. (Dumb Ugly Bitch): lady enrolled within the Naval Academy
  • Ducks (Submarine Service): The time 22:22. Refers to the resemblance of the numbers in a digital show resembling a line of geese. At instances, geese might be marked by the ship management workforce (Diving officer of the watch, Helmsman, Planesman, and Chief of the Watch), sonar shack (Sonar Supervisor, Broadband, Narrowband, Class), and fireplace management workforce (Fire Control Technician of the Watch). “Stand by to mark ducks … Mark. Quack Quack Quack Quack.” Leave it to Bubbleheads 🙂
  • Durka (used attributively / as an adjective, derogatory): Related to the Middle East.
  • Dynamited Chicken: Chicken a la king or hen cacciatore.
  • Eagle Shits (noun + verb): “the eagle shits” = “the military pays (me) today”, “today is payday.”
  • EAOS: Expiration of Active Obligated Service.
  • Easter Egg Hunt: An particularly rigorous investigation or inspection by which the inspecting officer appears unduly motivated to search out every thing flawed he probably can, even when it ridiculous–“The XO held an Easter Egg Hunt at Messing and Berthing today.” Sometimes used as a risk of punishment or retribution – “Do what I told you to do or I may have to hold an Easter Egg Hunt in your locker.”
  • EAWS: Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. (Often pronounced “A-wis.”)
  • EB Green: Green duct tape acquired from Electric Boat in Groton, CT; can be utilized to repair nearly something, briefly.
  • EB Red: Extreme, nuclear grade model of EB Green. Conforms to MIL-STD-2041D to stop corrosion to nuclear parts.
  • Ed’s Motel: Navy filmmakers’ acronym for Editorials, Motion Picture and Television Department.
  • EIDWS: Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist.
  • Elephant Scabs: Veal Parmesan. A.Ok.A. Veal Wheels.
  • Emerald Shellback: One who crossed the Equator on the Greenwich Meridian.
  • Emergency Blow: When a sub quickly blows all of the ballast out of the ballast tanks, leading to a speedy ascent and a powerful show because the sub breaks the floor.
  • EMO: Electronic Materiel Officer, line officer or electronics CWO or LDO liable for upkeep of the unit’s radar, radio, and command and management gear. Extra Man Onboard
  • Enlisted Puke: Derogatory time period used sparingly and really privately amongst junior officers to explain a very nugatory and disliked enlisted subordinate. The reverse of a extremely revered and notably helpful “Good Man.” “Gadoozlefrank is an enlisted puke. Schmuckatelli is a Good Man.”
  • ESWS: Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. (Often pronounced “E-swas.”)
  • Eternal Patrol: The final and nonetheless on-going patrol of a submarine misplaced at sea. The subs and the sailors are on everlasting patrol.
  • Evil Planet Notorg: Groton CT. (Notorg is Groton spelled backwards.)
  • Evolution: Any scheduled occasion.
  • EWO: Electronic Warfare Officer.
  • Eyeball liberty: Ability to see however not work together with one thing pleasurable, particularly members of the alternative intercourse; For instance, male sailors might joke that they’ve eyeball liberty ogling a ship full of girls whereas exiting port, or in view a port itself the place no precise liberty is allowed.
  • FAG: (1) Fighter Attack Guy: F/A-18 Hornet/Super Hornet pilot or naval flight officer (“NFO”). (2) Former Action Guy: Any SO, SB, EOD, ND, or FMF Recon Corpsman or another parachute-qualified member who’s able the place they can not keep their soar quals, or goes into a distinct warfare neighborhood. (3) (“Submarine Service”) Forward Area Gentleman: A crewman serving within the ahead half of the submarine, a non-Nuke.
  • Family Gram: A 40-word private communication from the relations of an Officer or Sailor on a Strategic Deterrent Patrol assigned to a Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine. Each crewman was allotted a restricted quantity of these messages throughout every 3-month patrol and so they had been severely censored to guard the submariner from information that might negatively impact the emotional situation of the recipient. All Family Grams had been screened by the CO/XO upon receipt, previous to distribution to the person. An analogous system was used for floor ships.
  • Fan Room (see “X-Ray fitting”): (1) A room with a fan or blower, A “closed” area which is usually utilized for normal mischief away from watchful eyes.
  • F.A.W.C.U. (pronounced “fuck you”) (Submarine Service): Focused After Watch Clean Up, normally between 1 to 2 hours of “Field Day” after each watch rotation.
  • Fart sack: Canvas mattress cowl (In chilly circumstances sailors sleep inside them for further heat.) or a mud sailor’s sleeping bag.
  • Fart Suit: Dry go well with worn by aviators when flying over chilly water. So known as as a result of of the rubber seals on the neck and wrists which preserve water out within the occasion of water entry. These seals additionally preserve all flatulence contained in the go well with, the place it stays sizzling and mixes with ball sweat, pitstink, and varied different foulness. This foul air is launched by eradicating the go well with, or extra amusingly by pulling one of the wrist seals open whereas squatting and pointing at an unsuspecting particular person, thus forcing all of the stench in his path.
  • Farting mud: Getting outdated.
  • Fashion Show: A sequence of particular person personnel inspections performed in every uniform the sailor owns. Usually this type of Extra Military Instruction is reserved for essentially the most extreme dirtbags who’re both constantly failing uniform inspection or appear like crap each day.
  • FASOTRAGRULANT/PAC: Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Atlantic and Pacific. Specialized coaching for Aviation Administration (AZ) and Aviation Anti Submarine Warfare Operators (AW) scores.
  • Fast Cruise: Pretending to be underway whereas moored to a pier. Usually an all day occasion to get the crew prepared for an actual underway.
  • Fat Boy: Derogatory time period for Amphibious Ships utilized by bridge officers on cruisers and destroyers. “We better slow down or the fat boys won’t be able to keep up.”
  • Fat boy program: FEP (see under).
  • FEP: Fitness Enhancement Program. Mandatory bodily coaching routine designed to return sailors to inside bodily readiness requirements. Also refers to sailors who’re enrolled in this system… Fat Enlisted People / Forced Exercise Program. See “Chub Club.”
  • FF: Frigate, class of ship.
  • FFG: Frigate, Guided Missile, class of ship. additionally,”Forever Fucking Gone”, A frigate which spends extra time underway than in port.
  • Field Day: All arms clean-up. Usually lasts on a very good day about 3-4 hours. (30 min of cleansing and 2-4 hours of fucking off.)
  • FIDO: Fuck It! Drive On! An expression used within the face of adversity, which means that regardless of the setback you’ll proceed anyway!
  • Field expedient ___: Anything that’s made or accomplished advert hoc within the area. E.g. a “field expedient Frappuccino” may be made by placing all of the MRE coffees, sugars, and creamers right into a 2-liter bottle and mixing.
  • Field Survey: The nominal survey taken earlier than discarding a worn-out merchandise “in the field” (typically off the top of the pier) as a substitute of submitting it for a correct, formal “survey” to find out if it needs to be redistributed or disposed of. (Sometimes, a area survey ends in an merchandise being handed right down to a needier native unit, thrown off the fantail at sea, or bought ashore for booze cash.)
  • F.I.I.G.M.O.: Fuck It, I Got My Orders: A refusal of a protracted or robust task close to the top of an obligation rotation. Also seen as a reputation badge right now, so officers/petty officers will neglect the wearer’s actual identify.
  • FIG: An FFG known as a FIG.
  • Fighting gear: Eating utensils.
  • Five by 5: nonstandard Radio speech indicating “loud and clear.” Derived from an arcane methodology of studying sign energy.
  • Five and Dimes: A watch rotation the place the sailor or watch workforce stand 5 hours of watch, then have ten hours off (to wash, carry out upkeep, prepare, get certified, conduct drills, take care of divisional enterprise or their collateral responsibility, eat, bathe, and infrequently sleep). This follows from a three-section watch rotation, and ends in the sailor standing watch at a distinct time each day and night time, repeating each three days.
  • Fish (Submarine Service): See Dolphins, above. Also “torpedo.”
  • Fit Boss: Officer designated by the Commanding Officer to be liable for the command Physical Readiness Program. Can be a collateral responsibility for a commissioned officer or extra often, a civilian contractor’s major responsibility.
  • Flag, Flag Officer: Rear Admiral (Lower half) and better (“flag” rank, as a result of they’re entitled to indicate a flag with an acceptable quantity of stars on their automotive, ship, constructing, and many others.) An individual with such a rank may also be referred to by quantity of stars they’ve; so a “three star” is a Vice Admiral, and so forth.
  • Flag Deck, Flag Bridge: Command degree on giant ships for Admirals if they’re current, see Flag.
  • Flare to Land, Squat to Pee: Navy pilot’s derisive description of plane touchdown method utilized by (primarily) Air Force aviators; used compared to the nerve-wracking managed crash that’s the typical provider touchdown.
  • Flattop: Aircraft provider. Also the haircut worn by actually motivated sailors.
  • Flavor Extractor: Standard gear in all Navy galleys.
  • Fleet Up: When a second in command takes his senior’s place upon that senior’s switch, retirement, or different re-assignment.
  • Flight Deck Buzzard: Chicken (meals).
  • Flight Line: The space on a ship or station the place plane are made prepared for flight. Also used as a prank on gullible new sailors, as in “Go get me 100 feet of flight line from the crash shack.”
  • Float Check (additionally Flotation Testing, Float check): Throwing one thing overboard. “Take that and give it the float test”
  • Floating Bellhop: Derisive Army time period for sailor.
  • Flying the Bravo: Menstruating; from the sign flag, which is all-red, one which means of which is “I am discharging dangerous goods.” Also used to point one who’s in a nasty temper “What’s wrong with him?” “Oh, he’s just flying the Bravo”
  • Flux capacitor: New members of a CVN’s MMR might be despatched to retrieve the “flux capacitor” from the OOW within the reactor management room. A flux capacitor ran the time machines, notably within the automotive, within the Back To The Future films…
  • Forecastle: (Pronounced “foc-sull”) Forward most half of a ship.
  • forecastle zoo: Game of naming every thing on the forecastle which has an animal identify, e.g. “Bull nose,” “Wildcat,” “Pelican hook,” “rat guard, rat lines,” “deck Apes.”
  • Foc’s’le Follies: A gathering of all of the aviators within the airwing within the provider’s foc’s’le (forecastle). The CAG, ship’s CO, and battle group admiral are additionally normally invited and current. The “official” cause for this occasion is at hand out awards to the highest aviators. The most gratifying elements are the “roll calls” from every squadron, and the skits that two or three of the squadrons carry out. If the roll name or the skit fails to amuse the remaining of the airwing, the offending squadron is booed and belittled mercilessly. Follies are held about each 6 to eight weeks whereas on deployment.
  • FM: Frequency modulation, or Fucking Magic, typically known as the FM Principle
  • FNG: Fuckin’ New Guy — self-explanatory
  • FOAD: Acronym, Fuck Off And Die, conventional response to MARF see under.
  • FOD: Foreign Object Damage. Caused by Foreign Object Debris, akin to nuts, bolts, or something that might be sucked right into a jet engine, damaging it. At aviation instructions, FOD also can describe a nugatory particular person, i.e. “If Airman Smith isn’t in this shop in 5 minutes, write that piece of FOD up.”
  • FOD Walk Down: A periodic, organized search on an plane provider flight deck or hangar deck in search of particles {that a} jet engine may ingest. The OIC of this evolution is typically known as “the FOD-father.”
  • Four (4) by Eight (8) Watch: The worst watch area to be in as a result of one’s first watch is 0400 to 0800, then one works one’s responsibility station till 1600, adopted by second watch 1600 to 2000, each day. Note, on some ships, the 0400-0800 is the 0400-0700, see “Seven to forever” under.
  • Fourballs: Midnight, entered as 0000 when writing logs; The “Fourballs watch” is midnight to 0600 when underway on a submarine, utilizing a 3 individual x 6 hour shift, 18 hour rotation “day” for every watchstation. Most engineering every day chores are carried out on the 0000 watch, after which one is relieved at 0530 for chow, adopted by drills at 0700, chow at 1200, adopted by drill evaluate at 1300, collateral duties at 1500, chow at 1700, adopted by the 1800 watch; a really lengthy “day” underwater — 24+ hours. The Sub equal to the Four by Eight watch talked about above.
  • Freeball: To put on no skivvies.
  • Freeboard: On a ship or boat, that is the vertical distance between the waterline and the “gunwale” (see under).
  • F.R.E.D.: Fucked Up Ridiculous Educational Device: The pc that graded the teletype capabilities of these going via Radioman “A” School. So known as as a result of it used to grade dependent on keystrokes quite than phrases per minute.
  • Fresh Water Navy (derogatory) members of the US Coast Guard.
  • Fried Calamari: A sailor who has been electrocuted. This time period derives from the nickname “squid”, which means “sailor.”
  • Fried horse cock: Fried baloney.
  • Frocked: Advanced in rank or fee with no pay enhance. See BOHICA.
  • Frog Hog: A feminine who hangs round Navy SEALs.
  • Fruit Salad: Numerous ribbons on a gown uniform.
  • FTN: Fuck the Navy (frequent epithet used when complaining about naval insurance policies or laws). Often scrawled on the partitions of bathroom stalls by sailors who’ve been assigned to wash it for a cause. Also can seek advice from “Free The Nukes,” referring to sailors within the nuclear energy area. Also refers to a legendary fee or ship sort an “FTN Striker” says he/she is attempting to get in (i.e. Fleet Tug-Nuclear, Fire Technician-Nuclear). Also stands for “Fun Time Navy” round greater chain of command to save lots of face in entrance of mentioned chain of command, but “secretly” means “Fuck the Navy.” In nuclear instructions, can typically be seen as KEY when over-nuked (the final letters of the identical three phrases are used.)
  • FTN Striker: Sailor whose acknowledged aim/want is to get discharged.
  • F.U.B.A.R.: Fouled up past all restore, Fucked up past all recognition. (Foobar)
  • F.U.B.I.J.A.R.: Fuck You Buddy, I’m Just A Reservist
  • F.U.B.I.S.: “Fuck You Bitch I’m Short”: Slogan indicating lack of care because the one uttering it or carrying will probably be leaving quickly.
  • Fuhgowee’s: Code phrase for ditching work and going house at lunch time, in order to not be suspected by PO1, Chiefs, and many others (utilized in Newport News Drydock). Sailor 1: “What are you having for chow?” Sailor 2: “Fuhgowee burger sandwiches.”
  • Fulmer: A sailor that desperately tries to win varied video games (ping pong, pool, and many others.), however doesn’t have the talents to compete efficiently.
  • FUNGUS: Fuck You, New Guy, You Suck.
  • F.U.P.A. (pronounced “foop-uh”): Fat Upper Pelvic Area: The buldge that protrudes from ill-fitting pants worn by an obese sailor, or by extension, the sailor him- or herself. (When describing a feminine, it could stand particularly for “Fat Upper Pussy Area”; when describing a male, “Fat Upper Penis Area.”)
  • FuckingNuke (at all times one phrase): A sailor who’s skilled to function the boat/ship nuclear energy plant.
  • Fuckface: Any individual or factor which has a face.
  • Fuck the mission, fresh the place: Break out the swabs.
  • Fuck You, sturdy message follows: Seen on a numerical record of epithet substitutions (the unauthorized “Falcon Code,” derived from the “Charlie Echo” code), particularly transmitted over radio, which has to remain fresh
  • [A] Full up spherical: Operational or (of an individual) match for responsibility, a totally operational projectile to be fired from a gun.
  • Fun Boss: Morale, Welfare and Recreation Officer.
  • F.U.R. (derogatory): Fucked Up Recruit: A boot camp recruit who continually makes errors.
  • Fuzznuts: A younger sailor, one not lengthy out of puberty.
  • Gaff Off: To ignore or purposely fail to indicate correct respect to somebody extra senior, akin to by blowing off an assigned activity, by not saluting, or through the use of improper kinds of tackle.
  • Garden Party: A semi-formal social gathering requiring gown whites from the waist down and gown blues from the waist up.
  • Gator: Gator Navy vessel or sailor. Or, the ship’s navigator.
  • Gator-Freighter: A ship utilized in amphibious warfare, or typically the transportation of Marines and their gear, particularly, a carrier-like vessel (amphibious assault ship) whose major objective is to place ass within the grass.
  • Gator Navy: The half of the floor Navy that solely helps embarked Marines and amphibious operations. Conducts operations close to shore. Contrast with the “Blue Water” Navy or “CRU-DES.” Note, an amphibious command ship might also coordinate supporting arms from non-gators, akin to destroyers or plane.
  • Gator squares: Putting a sq. on a chart, typically 3 miles by 3 miles, within the center of a physique of water, and steaming round in it for hours. Common in a single day exercise for ships underway. “Do we have any nighttime evolutions this underway?” “No, just gator squares.”
  • Galley: Crews’ mess, or eating space. Place the place meals is ready for consumption.
  • GCE: Gross Conceptual Error, an teacher’s touch upon pupil work whereby the scholar has clearly misunderstood an idea.
  • Gear adrift: (1) (mentioned when there may be) unfastened or unsecured gear or gear. (2) (mentioned of) an incompetent sailor, one who has a screw unfastened. “Seaman Jones is gear adrift!”
  • Geedunk: (1) Candy, or a spot that sells sweet (specifically Gedunk bars). (2) Ice cream. From the Harold Teen cartoon. From the sound {that a} coin makes when put right into a sweet machine.
  • Geedunk-a-donk: An enormous jiggly ass acquired from consuming an excessive amount of geedunk.
  • General Quarters (GQ): Set to arrange a ship for battle or throughout a severe casualty akin to a primary engineering area fireplace. Every sailor has an assigned responsibility station to be manned; the ship is about for max water tight integrity. On submarines, the time period “Battle Stations” is used.
  • George: The juniormost officer onboard a floor ship. Also spelled “JORG”, which means Junior Officer Requiring Guidance, or “JORGE,” which means Junior Officer Requiring General Education.
  • George jobs: Nit-picking paperwork jobs given to George as a result of nobody else needs them. Examples: Morale Officer, Mess Officer.
  • Gerbil Alley: Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates. The solely assured port go to throughout any deployment.
  • Gerbil Gym/Gerbil Room: Exercise area on board ship with treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical trainers — all items of gear on which one performs motions that ought to transfer one to a different place, although one stays in the identical place like a gerbil on its wheel.
  • “GFO”: Goat Fuck Operation.
  • Ghetto: Open-bay barracks, normally reserved for single sailors who’re in transit or in any other case briefly assigned there.
  • G.I. Shower: In boot camp the recruits are inspected often. If they’re discovered to have dirty clothes in consequence of not showering, a number of of the corporate will take the recruit into the barracks bathe and scrub the individuals naked pores and skin with flooring broom heads.
  • Gigged: Having suffered some extent deduction in Boot Camp for an unsatisfactory private, uniform, or bunk or locker inspection. Deduction is normally one to 5 factors per infraction, relying on the severity.
  • Gig line: The visible line fashioned by uniform zipper, belt buckle, and buttoned shirt seam. Also used as one other in-joke to ship new sailors on a wild goose chase. See bulkhead remover.
  • Girl Scout: A sailor with an inordinate quantity of ornamental patches on spotless poopysuit, or a sailor considered overly involved with look; a dandy.
  • Girl Scout Training Aid: A whole pepperoni (a sausage roughly 1-2 inches broad and 2-3 ft lengthy).
  • GITMO: Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.
  • Glow worm: A floor fleet identify for nuclear machinist’s mates.
  • Goat Fuck Operation: A scenario by which each potential side fails or goes “sideways”. Not a single side is profitable.
  • Goat locker: A lounge or galley for the unique use of “Chiefs.”
  • Goatrope: A complicated, disorganized scenario typically attributed to or marked by human error.
  • God, Junior-Grade (derisive): A superior.
  • Gold Crow: A 12+ yr PO1 with good habits. Very not often, a PO2 (attributable to adjustments in excessive yr tenure), which leads the query of how any person can screw up that badly and nonetheless name it “good” habits.
  • Gold Locker: A locked cupboard within the Engineering Spaces whereby essentially the most helpful, exact, fragile, or one-of-a-kind instruments are saved. “I could have fixed it but I don’t have a key to the Gold Locker.”
  • Golden Dragon: A sailor who has crossed the Prime Meridian or the International Date Line into the Eastern Hemisphere.
  • Golden Shellback: A sailor who crossed the International Date Line and Equator on the identical time.
  • Golden rivet: The rivet, made of gold, which in accordance with folklore each ship is constructed containing one of.
  • Golden Screwjob: Used when a sailor has 12 years or extra of honorable service, and, for causes unknown, doesn’t have his Gold rank machine. A Golden Screwjob isn’t spoken of when the sailor in query is inside listening to vary.
  • The Goo: Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). When an aviator flies an plane into the clouds, can now not see the earth or the horizon, and relies on devices for navigation, he’s mentioned to be “in the goo.” This is normally accomplished deliberately when flying with an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan, however can result in excessive “pucker factor” when it’s accomplished unintentionally.
  • Good Deal (Submarine Service): When a sailor receives an task that’s seen by others as higher than theirs, although this will not be the case. This contains lacking underways/deployment for causes of life-threatening sickness, terminal illness, or the demise of partner/youngsters. “Did you hear that Steve got hit by a drunk driver last night? He broke seven ribs, his left femur, and is on a ventilator. They are pretty sure there is no brain damage, but they have him in a medically-induced coma until then. Looks like we’re down a mechanic for deployment — Steve got the good deal.”
  • Good Humor Man: Reference to the Summer White uniform. This is an all-white brief sleeve uniform that makes the wearer look suspiciously just like the ice cream man.
  • “Got your six”: looking on your or your buddy’s ass.
  • Gouge: The inside scoop, the thin, the low-down. Only the data one must know in a given scenario, with nothing else to waste one’s time. Some black footwear say “Live by the gouge, die by the gouge.” Aviators say “Live by the gouge, excel by the gouge.”
  • Grape:
  1. (Submarine Service) Easy as pie, man. Examples: “This is fuckin’ grape duty.” “That was a fuckin’ grape sig, you cocksuckin’ asshole piece of shit.” The latter instance might be translated as “Bravo Zulu, shipmate!” (See Bravo Zulu, above. Also see “sig” under.)
  2. (Aviation Service) A sailor in an aviation fuels score; so named as a result of of the purple flight deck jersey such sailors put on.
  3. USMC: An individual’s head. “….then you smash his fucking grape!”
  • Great Mistakes: Common epithet used when complaining about RTC/NTC Great Lakes Illinois. Commonly utilized by old skool sailors to complain concerning the high quality of sailors after the Navy shutdown RTC San Diego and RTC Orlando. It was “mistake” to maintain RTC Great Lakes, because the sailors have frequently didn’t measure up.
  • Green Scrubby: Mildly abrasive scouring pad. Also known as a “Greeny Weeny.” It’s inexperienced, of course.
  • Green Side: The figurative facet one is stationed at if one is stationed at a Marine Corps Command; contrasted with the “Blue Side” (Naval Command).
  • Grip and grin: A public affairs or awards occasion by which some member of the command should shake arms, smile, and have their photograph taken.
  • Grog: Initially, this referred to the watered down rum ration given every day to sailors within the Royal Navy. Presently, within the USN, it refers back to the alcoholic brew provided at social occasions like “dining-ins” and “dining-outs.” Depending on the wardroom and specifically on the individual making ready the grog, it could be nice and scrumptious or one of essentially the most foul and disgusting drinks ever conceived.
  • Grok (Nuke Field Geek): To perceive utterly. From Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein (USNA ’29).
  • Gronk (Submarine Service): To tighten a bolt or nut a lot that the operator of a wrench or ratchet who tries to tighten it additional or to loosen it sees stars. “Who the fuck gronked this nut on so tight?” See “Star tight.”
  • Grotopotamus: The quite giant girls that graze across the Groton, CT space. Similar to a Bremerloe.
  • Grottweiler: See Grotopotamus.
  • Growler: A sound-powered cellphone, which is used like a phone to name particular dialed in stations. It has a hand cranked dynamo which can produce a whirring sound on the opposite station, therefore the “growl.”
  • Ground-Pounder: Navy time period for Marines, particularly infantry. Generally pejorative.
  • Gundeck: To juryrig one thing; falsifying or misrepresenting data and reviews. Occasionally, gundecking (whereas technically flawed) might must be accomplished to fulfill an inspection of an in any other case nonessential or ineffective program. Gundecking any reviews constitutes falsifying an official doc, and might be punishable by Captain’s Mast or perhaps a Court-Martial, ought to the individual gundecking be caught, which they nearly at all times are.
  • Gun Boss: Weapons Department head.
  • Gunner: Term utilized to and utilized in addressing (informally) an Ordnance Technician Surface Warrant Officer.
  • Guns: A sailor within the Gunner’s Mate score.
  • Gunwale: (pronounced “gunnel”) The prime of the hull portion of a ship that runs down the port and starboard sides.
  • Gut: The area of a port metropolis or city the place visiting sailors can discover low cost booze, video games of probability, girls of the night time, a bar brawl or two, and different leisure. Often positioned off limits by the captain.
  • Gyrene (derogatory, Navy time period): A U.S. Marine; a “jarhead.”
  • HAC: (pronounced “hack”) Helicopter Aircraft Commander: the pilot in command of a helo.
  • HACQ: (pronounced “hack”) House Arrest, Confinement to Quarters: Unofficial punishment the place an officer is confined to his stateroom, normally throughout a port name. During this time, the officer isn’t allowed to depart the ship (all officers should have permission from the Commanding Officer, or his appointed delegate earlier than debarking the ship at any port name, together with their house port).
  • Hall of Fame Company: A recruit firm throughout boot camp that maintains good marks via the whole eight-week evolution; tougher to get than Color Company, the corporate that charges Hall of Fame Status is given three days particular liberty, in addition to the week previous to transport out to the fleet as downtime. They are additionally given the privilege of carrying their winter blue, or summer season white uniforms, or, as an alternate, their gown uniforms, for the week earlier than transport out to the fleet. Hall of Fame Companies are additionally given priority above Color Company, and are given the glory to be the primary recruit firm to Pass in Review.
  • Haji: Racial epithet for a Middle Eastern particular person, or something Middle Eastern. For occasion, pull-tab sodas are known as “Haji Sodas” attributable to their ubiquitous presence within the Fifth Fleet AOR.
  • Halfway-Night (Submarine Service): Party night time on predetermined 1/2 size of boat’s patrol. Tenderloin and lobster, frozen, however good.
  • Happy Hour: The hour throughout which the ship is cleaned each day.
  • Hamster: Chicken sous-chef, a typical chow entree.
  • Haole: Pronounced “How-Lee” Hawaiian time period for non-native. A harmful factor for a sailor to be round Pearl Harbor, as some of the natives see them as simple targets for crime, particularly when native law-enforcement does not appear to care.
  • Happy Sock: A sock used for masturbation.
  • Hatch: A closure within the deck, generally watertight, on a Naval vessel. Sailors are likely to name doorways “hatches,” however the time period really solely refers to openings within the deck. If it goes via a bulkhead, it is a door.
  • Have a Navy Day: Has two separate meanings. 1.)”Have a great day”! From your Navy superiors. 2.) “Get Fucked or Fuck-Off” out of your Navy equals and decrease in rank.
  • Haze Grey: The shade painted on Navy ships.
  • Haze Grey Motherfucker: Sailor (or CO) who prefers to be beneath method as a lot as potential, or a ship and crew that spends an important deal of time beneath method—e.g, “We were haze grey motherfuckers.”
  • Heads and Beds: An inspection carried out every day at sea by the XO or a delegated substitute, normally the MAA.
  • HCO: Helo Control Officer, talks to every pilot as he makes his strategy to a small boy (See LSO)
  • Head: Bathroom (the time period comes from the times of sail, as a result of wind would blow from the rear of the ship ahead the toilet can be situated on the entrance “head” of the ship to hold the foul scent of excrement away from the crew). “Head call” means to make use of the top.
  • Helmet Fire: When a pilot turns into so activity saturated within the cockpit that he loses the massive image and situational consciousness (SA). Often results in errors that may produce deadly outcomes.
  • Helo (pron. hee-low): Term utilized to all naval helicopters (from the usual message abbreviation HELO). Calling a naval helicopter something aside from a helo, and particularly a “chopper,” is grounds for a severe beat-down.
  • Helo Dunker: Dreaded coaching machine that each one naval aircrew and pilots should endure each few years after they full water survival coaching, or “swims.” Designed to simulate crashing a helo at sea, it’s principally an enormous metallic drum with seats and home windows that’s lowered right into a pool after which flipped the wrong way up with the “passengers” strapped into it. There are typically 4 runs that have to be efficiently accomplished. Two of these are blindfolded. It isn’t enjoyable and even scares the hell out of Marines. (F)AWs get pleasure from it although.
  • Here at present, GUAM tomorrow: Received orders from one island to a different island, as in ADAK to GUAM.
  • Hinge: Slang for an O-4, or lieutenant commander (LCDR). So known as as a result of of the lobotomy that’s supposedly mandated as quickly as a naval officer is promoted to this rank, by which half of his mind is eliminated. A hinge is then inserted that permits for reattachment of the eliminated grey matter later. The hinge additionally limits the LCDR’s head motion to the fore–aft axis. This is clearly demonstrated because the O-4 is continually nodding within the affirmative and saying, “Yessir, yessir” when within the presence of the CO.
  • H.M.F.I.C. : Head Mother Fucker In Charge. Refering to the senior rating individual for an assigned responsibility or activity.
  • Hockey pucks: Swedish meatballs (additionally, path markers, porcupines, street apples).
  • Hole: Main engineering area aboard ship to incorporate the Fire Room (boiler room), Machinery Room (Engine Room) or a mixed room (Main Machinery Room) comprises each boilers and primary engines.
  • Hollywood Shower: To take a protracted bathe that wastes water (See Navy Shower). It is permissible to take one when a ship is pierside related to pier water and sewer, if nobody else is ready for the bathe.
  • Holy stone: The stone or the act of utilizing one. A pumice stone for cleansing a picket deck. The identify derives from the sailor stating that “anything that would cause a seasoned sailor to bend his knees, and curse the name of his maker must surely be holy.” or from the outlet within the heart for inserting a deal with.
  • Honch (“the Honch”): Entertainment district simply exterior the principle gate of Yokosuka Naval Base. Famous for masagi ladies, karaoke and Kirin beer.
  • Honey-ko: A reference to a male sailor or his “girlfriend” for the night. It is anticipated that the sailor won’t have one other “girlfriend” that very same night and never get caught with one other on a subsequent night. Used primarily on the former Subic Bay and Clark bases within the Philippines. “Cheating” was not allowed, and a few how can be discovered rapidly by means of the “honey-ko telegraph.”
  • Hooch: (1) A residing atmosphere, akin to a tent, made extra comfy by innovation. (2) Illicit home made alcohol.
  • Hooligan Navy: WWII Navy pejorative for the Coast Guard, from its flexibility in enlisting males discharged from different providers to quickly broaden for Prohibition. (Term endures inside CG.)
  • Hot Footed: Carefully putting matches beneath the toenails of a sleeping shipmate after which lighting all of them on the identical time, after which the perpetrator(s) instantly disguise or try to look harmless, leaving the sufferer to marvel what asshole did this to him.
  • Hoover: The S-3B Viking, largely attributable to its distinctive engine noises
  • Horse Cock: Large log of baloney or overcooked kielbasa normally put out for lunch or midrats. Horse Cock sandwich is one of the least favourite boxed lunches served to helo crews when visiting different ships.
  • Hot field: Ship’s engines are lit off, however ship isn’t underway. Refers to the form of a gasoline turbine module.
  • Hot Dog: A sexually energetic male sailor.
  • Hot Racking or Hot Bunking: Submariners share racks. When one goes off, the opposite takes his place (three males share two racks). In the aviation neighborhood, “hot racking” refers to a person who has not taken a bathe earlier than retiring to his bunk, normally after working a 12-hour shift on the flight deck.
  • Hot Wash – An instant after-action or train critique.
  • HR Puff and Stuff: A nickname given to Hospital Corpsmen who recurrently seem for responsibility in a matted method with their uniform in disarray. It is a mix of a rank (Hospital Recruit, essentially the most junior Hospital Corpsman rank) and a reputation that connotes the weight problems and stresses positioned on the uniform of simply such an obese and careless sailor. Also used as an admonishment to junior Corpsmen and Dental Techs with a view to inspire them to carry out common uniform upkeep.
  • HTC: Known as a Hull Tech Chief or slang for “Head Turd chaser” or “Home Town Civilian,” a time period designated to any active-duty sailor about to retire.
  • HT Punch: A legendary device newbies are requested to fetch from the engineering areas. They normally return with a sore arm, courtesy of a Hull Technician who’s in on the joke.
  • Hummer: Slang for the E-2C Hawkeye, largely for the sound of its props. May even be used to explain a blowjob.
  • Humped the bunk: Screwed up. Also often called pounded the pooch or popped the puppie.
  • ‘I Believe’ Button: A fictitious button to be pressed when advanced technical particulars are usually not instantly understood, however there may be not time to enter laborious rationalization. “Just press the ‘I believe’ button for now and we’ll talk about it later.”
  • IBM (Instant Boatswain’s Mate). Term used to explain a sailor who has simply failed out of a quite troublesome A-School (Nuc, ET, AT) and can now head to the fleet (and apparent deployment) undesignated. Phraseology: Instant Boatswain’s Mate, simply add water.
  • Ice Cream Social: Ice cream that’s usually served at 2100 on the mess decks on Sundays when underway.
  • ID10T: Idiot, pronounced “Eye-Dee-Ten-Tango.” Similar to “bulkhead remover,” an affordable approach to derive enjoyment from inexperienced personnel. “Recruit, go get me an ID10T form, and step on it!”
  • IFNAG: (Derogatory) Ignorant Fucking Naval Academy Graduate.
  • Ikeatraz: Derogatory time period used to explain the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
  • Irish Pennant: Loose thread on uniform.
  • Iron Bottom Sound: A time period used to at the present time to explain the waters between Guadalcanal, Savo Island, and Florida Island within the Solomon Island chain, as a result of of the big quantity of ships sunk in that space throughout World War II. It is taken into account by the Navy as sacred waters, and, yearly in the course of the commeration of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, a ship within the space will put out to sea, and drop a wreath within the space to honor the lifeless.
  • INT WTF: Letters Pronounced Individually. INTerrogative What The Fuck. See WTFO. Usually utilized in a textual content/teletype medium the place WTFO is over voice communications.
  • I Want One Jammed In My Ass, Little Pricks Hurt 2. The USS IWO JIMA LPH-2
  • IYAOYAS: Unofficial acronym generally discovered on the uniforms of airedales who concentrate on ordnance dealing with. Read as “If you ain’t ordnance, you ain’t shit” Pronounced “eye-OH-yahs” and yelled out throughout ceremonies; often known as “If you’re ordnance, your ASVAB sucked.”
  • IYARYAS: Unofficial acronym utilized by Reactor Department to make enjoyable of the same phrase, IYAOYAS, utilized by ordinance. Note: Reactor division is nicely conscious that each phrases are dumb, however it’s extremely efficient at trolling.
  • Jack-o’-the-Dust: A ship’s prepare dinner in cost of maintaining monitor of the ship’s meals shops. Originally referred to the night time baker who would typically be seen by waking crew members coated in flour from his nightly duties.
  • Jack Off Curtain: The small privateness curtain hanging on the surface of a rack. Usually the one small bit of privateness discovered on a ship. Also often called a “Splash guard.”
  • JAFO: “Just Another Fucking Observer,” given to new recruits who’re contemporary within the fleet and haven’t cleared any coaching.
  • JAG: Officer who’s a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
  • Jarhead: U. S. Marine.
  • JARTGO: Just Another Reason To Get Out. “A grain of sand on the beach of reasons to get out of the Navy.”
  • JANFU: Joint Army/Navy Fuck Up.
  • JEEP- Junior Enlisted Expendable Personnel- Submarines- Slang for Casualty Assistance Team members — “Send in the JEEPs.”
  • The Jellystone: USS Yellowstone.
  • Jesus Nut: The meeting which retains the rotary wing hooked up to a helicopter.
  • Jim Jim: The nickname for the pc that aided avionics scores via Basic Electronics and Electricity (B double E) and AVA’s self paced programs.
  • JO: Junior Officer
  • JO Jungle: Pronounced “J-O Jungle; time period for the berthing assignments of Junior Officers which consist up eight racks and related berthing amenities. Due to the [more] lax therapy of officers, termed a jungle as a result of of their fixed disarray.
  • JO-JO: Pronounced “joe-joe.” Derragoratory time period for a JO.
  • Jody: (1) (generic identify for) the man who’s imagined to be seeing one’s companion whereas one is underway. (2) Any of the songs (which all have the identical rhythm/melody, and three notes) that are “talksung” throughout a quicktime march with a view to preserve cadence.
  • Joe (Cup of Joe): (A cup of) espresso. One in style folks etymology means that the identify derives from Navy Secretary Josephus Daniels’ reforms of the Navy, particularly his abolition of the officers’ wine mess and establishment of espresso because the strongest drink obtainable on Navy ships. For extra, see joe.
  • Joe Shit-in-the-rag Man / Joe Shit the Rag man / Joe Shit Charlie the Rag Man: An under-performing sailor.
  • Joe Navy: Another time period for a lifer with no life exterior the Navy.
  • Johnny Cash’s: The (defunct) Winter Working Blue uniform; so known as attributable to the truth that they had been all black (black being known as navy blue) and Johnny Cash was the person in black.
  • John Wayne: (1) A can opener equipped with “C” rations. Often nonetheless utilized by a “dirt sailor.” (2) Somewhat derogatory reference to a sailor that takes too many probabilities, or makes an attempt to continually play the hero. “John Wayne it.” (3) to John Wayne (a helmet): To go away one’s helmet’s chin strap undone, the way in which John Wayne typically did in films.
  • John Wayne bathroom paper: Toilet paper that’s tough, robust, and takes shit from nobody.
  • JOPA: Junior Officer Protection Association. An ad-hoc group of younger division officers onboard some floor ships and in most aviation squadrons, assembled to offer a way of steering and escape from overly-demanding Department Heads. When JOPA is unified it could possibly management some wardroom social features, however little else.
  • JORG: Junior Officer Requiring Guidance (see “George”)
  • JORP: Junior Officer Rest Period. See additionally SERP.
  • Jughead: US Marine, so known as as a result of their “high and tight” haircuts make their heads appear like inverted jugs in profile. Also “Jarhead.”
  • Junior Chief: Pejorative time period to explain junior enlisted one who is kissing ass for a promotion or on an influence journey, or each.
  • Junk on the Bunks: A kind of inspection whereby a Marine locations all of his/her issued clothes and 782 gear on a bunk (mattress) in order that an inspector can confirm they’ve a full complement of uniform gadgets (a full seabag).
  • Kamikaze: A hetero male Marine who’s so gung-ho that he can solely be sexually glad by one other male Marine.
  • Khakis: Term used to explain senior enlisted members (E-7 and above) or officers, because of the khaki-colored working uniform usually worn by them.
  • Khaki Brigade: chiefs who begin taking on an engineering casualty or going over to see what’s going on. “Here comes the khaki brigade.”
  • Khaki Clad Bastards: See Khakis.
  • Khaki Sacker: See Brown bagger
  • Kick begin (a deck seaman): Surreptitious corporal punishment utilized by driving one’s boot down the shin of the offending seaman to encourage higher and quicker work.
  • Kiddy cruise: formally a ‘minority enlistment’. Enlisting at 17. Active responsibility obligation expires the day earlier than the enlistee’s twenty first birthday.
  • Killer Tomato: A big reddish-orange inflated ball utilized in gunnery observe at sea.
  • King Neptune: Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Raging Main, Ancient Order of the Deep. Signs the cardboard of slimy pollywogs after crossing the road, making them Trusted Shellbacks.
  • Kiss the Camel: To fall between ship and pier onto the camel, a floating log chained to the pilings as a fender. Such a mishap is often deadly.
  • Klingon Death Watch (Submarine Service): The 6 hour watch following 12 hours of steady drills.
  • Knee-deep navy: Epithet (normally pleasant) for the Coast Guard or coastal patrol vessels . Also knee-deep sailor, or simply knee-deep(s).
  • Knee-knockers: A passageway opening via a bulkhead. The decrease lip of the opening sits at shin top.
  • Knuckle Box: A medium sized, normally crimson, rectangular metallic field broadly used within the navy to maneuver provides to/from the ship. These containers appear to have been designed by some sadist for max issue when carrying them aboard ship. They have small, ineffective metallic handles on the facet, and are completely sized in order that one has to show them at an angle to get via a knee knocker with out grazing one’s knuckles.
  • Knuckle Buster: A pneumatic device for eradicating completely good paint from metal.
  • Knuckle Dragger: A member of the engineering division or a mechanic on a nuclear powered vessel. Usually used to explain a Boatswain’s Mate on a floor vessel.
  • KVAR: “Shows up as an apparent load on the system but does no actual work.” Borrowed from the SI unit for reactive energy, used to explain a very ineffective Electrician’s Mate.
  • Ladderwell: Stairs. (This is a holdover from when all climbing was accomplished by ladders.)
  • Lady Boy: A transsexual prostitute discovered most often in Thailand and the Philippines, typically wanted by naive junior sailors who neglect to verify the downstairs plumbing till it’s too late.
  • Lady Lex: Either of the 2 plane carriers named “Lexington.”
  • LBFM (derogatory): Little Brown Fuck Machine: A overseas prostitute or B-girl, particularly an Asian one.
  • LBFMPBR (derogatory): Little Brown Fuck Machine Powered By Rice. See “LBFM.”
  • LBGB (derogatory): Little Bitty Gook Boat: One of the small indigenous fishing boats sometimes run over by the craft of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club.
  • LDO: Limited Duty Officer: typically a senior and extremely certified enlisted individual (E6–E8) who has earned a fee via a aggressive course of and continues to work of their area. By definition a technical supervisor.
  • LDO Security Blanket: Good conduct ribbon. Even although an LDO can select to put on solely his/her prime three ribbons, they by no means do; as a result of they at all times have at the least three greater than Good Conduct and they should have that one on show lest they be mistaken for an actual junior officer. LDOs want their Good Conduct ribbons each bit as a lot as Linus wants his safety blanket.
  • Leading Airman/Seaman/Fireman: “Honorary” title for a person who can’t appear to make PO3 throughout the first six years of his enlistment.
  • Leave: Vacation time
  • LES: Leave and Earning Statement. A month-to-month evaluate print-out of one’s pay document, time-in-service, quantity of go away on the books, and different essential document maintaining data.
  • LHO: Large Heavy Object. Useless piece of equipment.
  • Liberty: Free time away from work or the ship, normally after working hours or in port. Differs from go away (see above) in that one should keep shut to 1’s house station and it’s typically a lot shorter.
  • Liberty Boat: Boat assigned to switch sailors to and from their ship when in a port that requires the ship to drop anchor as a substitute of pulling pierside. Trips to the seaside are typically low key. Trips again to the ship within the wee hours of the night time are normally very entertaining.
  • Liberty Hound: A sailor who conspires to or is ready to take further liberty, or who enjoys liberty greater than the rest. Also sailor(s) who head for the quarterdeck instantly after “shift colors.”
  • Liberty Risk: A sailor who loves liberty just a little an excessive amount of, a lot in order that he places himself in peril by ingesting an excessive amount of, stepping into fights, or pissing off the locals. Such a sailor will seemingly be restricted to the ship on the subsequent liberty port.
  • Lieu-fucking-tenant: Illustrates Navy observe of together with a swear phrase INSIDE one other phrase.
  • Lifer: A reputation given to each officers and enlisted males who love the Navy and make it clear they wish to be in for 20 or extra years; lifers will attempt to persuade others to re-enlist. Also lifers say issues like “there is nothing a sailor needs that is not in his sea-bag”; this normally is a remark implying a sailor doesn’t have to see his partner or youngsters, extra not often acronym related to individuals coasting via their Navy profession, stands for “Lazy Incompetent Fuck Expecting Retirement”, or “Lowly Indignant Fuck Evading Reality” see additionally “The ROAD program.”
  • Lifer cup: A espresso cup stained brown by repeated use. Never washed, besides as a prank by disgruntled juniors.
  • Lifer Dog: (See “Lifer,” above) “Call me an asshole, call me a cocksucker, call me a son-of-a-bitch; just don’t call me a Lifer Dog.”
  • Lifer Locker: Lounge utilized by E-6’s onboard ship.
  • Lifer Stripe: The stripes situated simply above the cuff of the precise sleeve on the service gown uniform that signifies 4 years of service per stripe.
  • Light off: To actually gentle the hearth in a boiler. Incorrectly, however almost universally, utilized to turning something on.
  • Like a Big Dog: Doing one thing in an enormous method; Something bigger than life that’s taking place; Being aggressive, imply with a loud growl.
  • Limp Dick: A sailor who cannot do the only job. “Schmuckatelli is a Limp Dick.” Can even be used to explain somebody or one thing that stopped functioning. “So what happened on your watch?” “Well, one alfa main feed booster pump went limp dick so we put one bravo online.”
  • Living the Dream: A sarcastic time period used when somebody is requested how they’re, they reply with this which sounds upbeat and a constructive time period, and they’re really depressing. “How are you doing today PO Jones” “Living the dream Captain”
  • LMN: Lima Mike November. Lick My Nuts.
  • Load: (Always known as “the load.”) Generally refers back to the ship’s engineering plant being on-line, e.g. producing satisfactory electrical energy, steam, and many others.
  • Lobster: A feminine sailor. So known as as a result of most of the meat of a lobster is in its tail.
  • Loop, Looper: An officer, normally a LT or LCDR, who’s an admiral’s aide. So known as as a result of of the gold braided loop that they put on round their arm.
  • LOST: Line Of Sight Tasking: when a senior officer, normally the XO, duties the primary poor bastard JO who walks throughout his path with some time-consuming, inane undertaking that he is aware of completely nothing about.
  • Love Cookie: A deposit of semen left on a sailor’s pillow.
  • LPOD: Last Plane On Deck: The time when all plane needs to be on the bottom.
  • Love Boat: (1) A sub tender crewed primarily by feminine sailors; see additionally “Tuna Boat.” (2) Nickname for the CVN-69.
  • LSO: Landing Safety Officer or Landing Signals Officer. On a provider, this officer stands simply to the port facet of the touchdown space and talks to every pilot as he makes his strategy for an arrested touchdown. On a “small boy,” the LSO sits beneath a bubble on the flight deck and talks to helo pilots as they try to land within the Rapid Securing Device, or “trap.” Both varieties of LSO are known as “Paddles.”
  • LSD: Dock touchdown ship, or Large Sitting Duck, so known as attributable to their gradual velocity and absence of any vital offensive weaponry. “I survived a six-month trip on LSD”, generally heard slogan from sailors who’ve made a deployment aboard such a vessel.
  • LST: Tank touchdown ship, or Large Slow Target, a now disused sort of amphibious warfare ship.
  • L.T.D.B: “Living the Dream, Baby.” Often used sarcastically in reference to Naval life-style.
  • Lucky Bag: Collected unclaimed private gadgets, or such issues confiscated as gear adrift, which had been auctioned to the crew on paydays.
  • Lucky Charms: Nickname for w:Tripler Army Medical Center, which attributable to its coral pink shade and placement within the Moanalua hills of Honolulu, is used as a navigational help for ships crusing into Pearl Harbor.
  • MAA: Master-at-Arms. A fee within the Navy related in duties to a police officer.
  • MAD Boom browsing: Struggling to finish or barely passing required evolutions in coaching on the P-3 Orion Patrol Aircraft. Named for the Magnetic Anomaly Detector that stands proud from the tail of the plane. Variations embrace clinging to the MAD increase or water-skiing from the MAD Boom.
  • Mae West: (Old) time period for a life jacket.
  • Mad Shitter (AKA Phantom Shitter): A sailor who doesn’t flush a rest room. A prankster who defecates in public areas of a ship.
  • Mail Buoy: A fictitious bouy that mail for a ship is left on. Usually new sailors are given a mail buoy look ahead to the leisure of the extra seasoned sailors.
  • Magic Smoke: Substance that makes naval electronics work. Equipment failure is normally attributable to letting the smoke out.
  • Mags: Place to retailer ammunition and weapons in warships and fortifications.
  • Make a Hole: An casual method for an Enlisted individual to get via a passage method that’s blocked by different personnel.
  • Mamasan: Proprietor of a bar or different such institution the place intercourse could also be procured or negotiated. Generally discovered within the Western Pacific. A “madame.”
  • Manatee: A dependent spouse, normally in Pensacola or Jacksonville that’s Manatee fats although her husband has maintained the identical primary measurement throughout their marriage. Related to the Whidbey Whale.
  • Mandatory Fun: Any command sponsored social occasion that everybody HAS to attend, or get into large bother.
  • Mando Commando: Sailor assigned necessary bodily coaching (Mando PT or FEP) for being obese or failing the Physical Readiness Test.
  • Marching Party: In boot camp, an after-hours routine of intensive coaching workout routines, supervised by the command’s particular warfare personnel. Officially known as “Intensive Training” or “Advanced Intensive Training.”
  • MARF: Acronym utilized by a superior to a roving watchstander, means Make Another Round, Fucker. Also Modifications and Additions to Reactor Facility, an uncommon and impractical analysis reactor in NY, later became a coaching platform (additionally phrased as My Ass is Royally Fucked.) (FOAD is what most nuke college students want the platform would do.)
  • Marine: A Sailor who didn’t evolve.
  • MARINE: Acronym for Marines Always Ride in Navy Equipment…or Muscles are Required Intelligence Not Essential… or My Ass Really Is Navy Equipment..or My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment…or Muscles are Required Intelligence Not Expected.
  • Marine Dinner Tray: Derogatory description (to the “eldest service branch”) of an enlisted sailor’s 13 button flap on the entrance of his gown blue uniform trousers.
  • Marine Mattress: A feminine who likes to “socialize” with the Marines.
  • Marine Shower: No cleaning soap and water, simply deodorant and cologne
  • Marine Table Cloth: See Marine Dinner Tray
  • Masagi Girl: A prostitute (usually Chinese) discovered within the Honch. So-called as a result of they urgently whisper “Masagi?” as sailors wander previous in search of libations.
  • M.A.S.H.: Make A Sailor Hurt: (utilized in boot camp to explain) any bodily coaching on the time of the Company Commander. Such coaching normally resulted within the recruit hitting the rack with a number of aches and pains he wouldn’t usually have had.
  • Mast: Common abbreviated kind of “Captain’s Mast” or “Admiral’s Mast.” A kind of non-judicial punishment by which a sailor finds himself standing tall in entrance of the outdated man when he has actually screwed the pooch. Green felt is normally plentiful.
  • Mast Crank: A fictitious crank, normally impersonated by a Bull Gear crank from engineering, which is to be collected by a junior enlisted to crank down the mast whereas passing beneath a brief bridge. It is often made to vanish 30 seconds earlier than it’s wanted, sending junior enlisted crewmembers right into a panic that the mast will hit the bridge beneath which the ship is about to cross.
  • Material situation: Status open or closed, of varied fittings, hatches, and many others, that are denoted by a letter. Generally X(X-ray): at all times closed, Y(Yoke): closed whereas underway, Z(Zebra): closed whereas at GQ. (“Set material condition Zebra throughout the ship” is a component of the usual GQ alarm.)
  • Mat Man: Electronics Maintenance Man.
  • Maverick Can: The good place to sleep in a weapons journal.
  • “M-Crud” MCRD: Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • Meat Gazer: Unlucky particular person designated to ensure the urine in a “Whiz Quiz” really comes from the urinator’s physique. This is achieved by spending all day meat gazing, or taking a look at dicks whereas guys are pissing. Also a person who stares at or is perceived to stare at one other man’s genitals in a communal bathe.
  • Meat Identifier: A facet dish throughout chow that helps in figuring out normally nondescriptive wanting primary dishes. i.e. Applesauce: Indicative of pork chops, Horseradish: Prime Rib Beef…and many others.
  • Meatball: (1) Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System, a visible touchdown help utilized by naval aviators touchdown on a provider. Aviators “call the ball” as a reference information to their positioning within the touchdown sequence. (2) The pennant flown to indicate the ship has received the Battle “E” competitors.
  • MEDCRUISE: A float (operational cruise) within the Mediterranean Sea. Atlantic Fleet equal to a Pacific Fleet WESTPAC.
  • Mess Crank or Mess Bitch (pejorative): A sailor who works on the mess deck, not rated as a prepare dinner.
  • Mess Decks: Chow Hall or Eating Establishment on board ship.
  • Mess Deck Intelligence: Rumors (largely false) that unfold all through the ship like wildfire. Often concern radical adjustments to the ship’s schedule. See “Rumor Control” or “Scuttlebutt.”
  • Mess line: The straight line of the buttoned shirt over the fly of the trousers. Also, a joke performed on new sailors, who’re instructed to acquire a coil of it (line being the Navy phrase for rope).
  • Mid: Midshipman on the US Naval Academy or Naval ROTC; “Middie” is taken into account derogatory.
  • Midnight Ops: The greatest time to get one thing accomplished when there are usually not as many witnesses round.
  • Midnight Requisition: To “borrow” (with various degress of consent) a wanted merchandise from one other unit. Often condoned when important to get underway.
  • MidShitHead: Enlisted frequent time period for a Naval Academy or ROTC Midshipman on their summer season cruise on a ship or a command, gaining actual Navy expertise between educational class years.
  • Mid-Rats: Short for midnight rations. Food served to the midwatch. Generally a lazy navy prepare dinner telephones it in by opening an industrial measurement can of ravioli and dumps out a pair loaves of white bread and calls it good. Punishment for being on the 0000-0400 watch.
  • Mid-Watch: Watch from 0000-0400 (2345-0345), normally ends in no sleep earlier than or after this watch.
  • Mighty Battle Pig: Nickname for USS WS Sims (FF-1059) — “Mighty Battle Frigate.”
  • Mighty Mo: Nickname for the USS Missouri (BB-63), now a museum ship at Pearl Harbor.
  • Mike boat: see “8-boat.”
  • Missile Sponge: Usually a frigate or destroyer with restricted air protection functionality stationed on the outer ring of a battlegroup, as they’re the ships almost definitely to be hit in a convoy.
  • Miss Shit Can: The USS Michigan (SSGN-727).
  • Mobile Chernobyl: USS Enterprise (CVN-65), attributable to it being the primary nuclear-powered plane provider. See “Quarter Mile Island” under.
  • Monkey Butt: identical as civilian utilization; rash or different anal situation attributable to lower than sanitary area circumstances.
  • Monkey and a soccer: Short for “A monkey trying to fuck a football, and the football is winning.” An completely epic goat rope (quod vide), extra severe even than a clusterfuck.
  • Monkey cum: White scrubbing liquid used to wash grease pencil from standing boards.
  • Monkey fist: A Turks head knot tied in a rope so as to add weight and mass to a heaving line.
  • Monkey Mate: Derogatory time period utilized by Boiler Technicians to explain their brethren within the a lot cooler Engineroom on the opposite facet of bulkhead from their Fireroom. “Being a Monkey Mate is a lot easier than being a BT.”
  • Monkey shit: (1) A combination of a clay and fibers, used to plug up small holes round cables as they cross via a bulkhead. (2) A kind of putty used to seal the big metal entry panels to the air casing on a steam boiler.
  • Motrin: A magical capsule allotted by hospital corpsmen succesful for minor owies or to hypochondriacs; “take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” Also known as Vitamin M and Grunt Candy, the latter particularly when allotted to Marines.
  • Mouse House (Submarine Service): (1) (Ballistic Missile Submarine description of) these areas that are normally occupied by Missile Technicians. (2) MCC (Missile Control Center).
  • MR: Machinery Repairman score. Machinery Repairmen are expert machine device operators. They make substitute elements and restore or overhaul ship’s engines and auxiliary programs. Also referred to “Monkey Rapers”.
  • Mung (Submarine Service): Any darkish inexperienced/brown plant residue with snot-like consistency present in/on scuppers (largely in engineering areas).
  • Mustang: An Officer who got here from the Enlisted ranks.
  • Mystery Shitter: An intoxicated sailor who returns from the seaside and is unable to soundly attain the top, defecates in random areas previous to climbing into his or her rack to sleep it off.
  • NAMI Whammy: Slang for the extremely in-depth two-day flight bodily given to all potential aviators on the Naval Aeromedical Institute at NAS Pensacola. Called the Whammy b/c many aspiring naval flight careers are ended earlier than they even start attributable to some unknown ailment.
  • NAMTRADET: Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Detachment. Specialized coaching for Avaition maintainers.
  • Nasty City: Slang for National City, California, simply exterior the gate of Naval Station San Diego. Its low cost dive bars had been a famous hangout of “West-Pac Widows.” Also solutions to the identify “National Shitty.”
  • NAVCIVLANT/NAVCIVPAC: Described as the place a quickly to be departing sailor from energetic responsibility’s subsequent station might be.
  • NAVCOMM: Navigator/Communicator. Usually the junior NFO on a patrol plane.
  • NFG: Non-Functioning Gear: Used usually on Tags positioned on electronics indicating malfunction description. Also known as No F’n Good.
  • NFO: Naval Flight Officer: flies alongside the pilot as weapons officer. Also known as a “talking kneeboard.” No Fuckin’ Option is time period used for NFOs who would quite be pilots, however do not qualify.
  • NAVY: acronym utilized by disgruntled sailors for “Never Again Volunteer Yourself”,”Need Any Vaseline Yet.”(Naval Air wing) “No Aviator Values You”.
  • Naval Infantry: Derogatory time period for the U.S. Marines, though traditionally some of the unique colonies/early states had “naval infantry” or “naval militia.”
  • Navy Shower: Not a kind of punishment. While underway, contemporary water have to be manufactured. A typical-sense method of saving it’s to moist down whereas having a shower after which TURN OFF THE WATER. Lather up and wash. Finally, TURN ON THE WATER to rinse off. Continual disregard WILL appeal to a punishment bathe with scrub brushes.
  • Navy World: RTC Orlando was known as “Navy World” on its water tower attributable to Disney World and Sea World being shut by.
  • NEC: The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system, of which the NEC coding system is part, dietary supplements the enlisted score construction in figuring out personnel on energetic or inactive responsibility and billets in manpower authorizations. NEC codes determine a nonrating broad talent, data, aptitude, or qualification that have to be documented to determine each individuals and billets for administration functions.
  • Night-Ops: The throwing of trash or different unneeded gadgets overboard at night time to keep away from the longer course of of correctly getting rid of it.
  • NMOP: (frequent on Boomer Subs) No More Patrols Ever. Some instances worn on T-Shirts by sailors who’re on the final patrol and getting out or going to shore responsibility. (see EAOS above and Short timer under.)
  • NON: “Needs of the Navy” a precedence over something to do with one’s household or individual; as in God, Country, Family.
  • Non-Qual Navy: Derisive time period utilized by Naval Aviators, Submariners, and SEALs to explain the Surface Navy.
  • NQP: “Non-Qual-Puke”: A non-qualified crewman who isn’t but in a position to stand watch. Also applies within the Submarine Service to a crewman who isn’t but certified in submarines.
  • No Balls: An expression used to counsel that an individual doesn’t have the balls/guts to do what he (or she) is boasting he (or she) will do.
  • NO Boat: The USS New Orleans (LPH-11).
  • No-Fuck, Vagina (pejorative): The metropolis, quite than the bottom, of Norfolk, Virginia. For the bottom, see “Black Hole.”
  • No Load: A ineffective sailor. One who doesn’t pull his share of the load. Named for the upkeep catapult photographs the place solely the shuttle is moved down the monitor with no plane hooked up. Also probably named to symbolize a generator that’s offering no energy to the system and subsequently not taking up its share of the load. (Onboard Submarines, typically used as half of the phrase “Air Breathing No Load,” which means a ineffective sailor or rider who’s utilizing up sources and offering nothing in return.)
  • Non-Comm: A non-commissioned officer, E4-E9.
  • Non-skid: A tough epoxy coating used for grip on climate decks.
  • Nonskid Wax: A fictitious substance used for waxing non-skid decks, one thing junior sailors are despatched in search of.
  • Non-Qual (Submarine Service): A sailor who has not but earned his Submarine Warfare Qualification (Dolphins).
  • Noodle: Commonly known as a goofy, borderline retarded sailor with an enormous head (like a meatball) and a small physique like a noodle. Sometimes used particularly of the sailors from the USS Mathers.
  • Noodle-winger: Helicopter pilot.
  • Norfucked: What you’re once you get orders to Norfolk, Virginia. “[I/You] just got Norfucked!”
  • Noted: Usually handed down from an officer to a blue shirt, when the blue shirt tells the officer of one thing that may have little or no constructive impact on the officer, however might have an important impact on the blue shirt. “Sir, if we do this thing now I can go home as soon as it’s done.” Officer: “Noted.” Can even be mentioned to an officer, however beware of over-usage.
  • No-Shitter: A sea story which is generally (by no means utterly) fictional, and unverifiable as nicely. Examples: “Hey, this is no shit, but I once blah blah blah…” or “Hey this is a no-shitter, I got a buddy who once blah blah blah…”
  • NUG: New Useless Guy. Term referred to newly reported sailors with no {qualifications} or expertise. Usually tasked with soiled and nasty jobs sometimes called “Shit Work.”
  • Nugget: First tour aviator
  • NUB:
  1. Non-Useful Dody) A sailor who has not accomplished any {qualifications} and is subsequently of no use to their division.
  2. A sailor that has not but earned their Submarine Warfare Qualification (Dolphins).
  • Nuclear Waste: A pejorative time period for sailors who exit the Nuclear Power coaching program with out profitable completion.
  • Nuke (or “Nuc”) (Submarine Service, CVNs): Engineering Department crewmember liable for turning primary shaft through atom-splitting. Also refers to ordnance sort that’s neither confirmed nor denied, which can or will not be dealt with by a distinct Department (See “Weaponettes,” under). Also describes nerds (typically anybody who’s/was a candidate for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command).
  • Nuke it out (or just “nuke it”):
  1. To overthink a simple activity. Alternately, typically utilized by nukes to counsel somebody must put forth at the least just a little thought earlier than giving up on an issue.
  2. The act of fixing an issue by making use of numbers and items and varied recognized and assumed portions to calculate an approximate reply.
  • Nuke Milk: A disgusting powdered milk used when the contemporary milk runs out. Said to be preserved by irradiation.
  • Nuke Striker: Perjorative time period utilized by nukes to explain a coner that asks infinite questions concerning the operations of the nuclear energy plant. Strikers are sailors that enlist with out a assured fee (job), with the intention of floating round till they discover a division the place they slot in.
  • Numb Nuts (Derogatory) Nick Name for the USS Nimitz (CVN68)
  • Nut to butt: Standing in line, shut quarters, physique to physique, every man’s chest pressed to the again of the person forward, or “nut to butt.”
  • OBA: Oxygen Breathing Apparatus. Used largely to provide respiratory air to shipboard firefighters earlier than civilian firefighter gear was authorized and adopted. Before OBAs the Navy developed and used RBAs–Rescue Breathing Apparatus.
  • OBE: Overcome By Events. Moot.
  • OBNOB: Only Black Nuke Onboard. Self-explanatory. Usually solely discovered on submarines attributable to a considerably smaller quantity of nukes stationed onboard a submarine vis-à-vis a provider.
  • Occifer (derogatory, pronounced “ossifur”): Any officer, particularly a junior officer.
  • Officer’s Candy: Urinal muffins.
  • Officer’s Country: The space of the ship the place the Officer’s berthing space and Wardroom are situated; Enlisted males are usually not allowed into Officer’s Country with out permission, with sure score exceptions.
  • O-Gang: The wardroom. Officers are O-Gangers. See additionally A-Gang.
  • O I (want I used to be asleep): Derogatory comment made by any non-OS fee every time a OS complains about how dangerous they’ve it whereas underway, as a result of OS’s are nearly at all times “Port & Starboard” when underway. OS’s represent “OI Division.”
  • Oil King – An enlisted engineer liable for gasoline, lube oil, boilerwater and feedwater testing and likewise their high quality, amount, and transfers across the ship. Back when there existed a score known as Boiler Technician (BT), they mostly had been the Oil Kings. It wasn’t unheard of to see a Machinist Mate additionally occupy the place.
  • Old Man: The Commanding Officer or Admiral in command. The time period is used, regardless of the officer’s age or gender, when the officer has gained the respect of subordinates. RADM Grace Hopper is a feminine “Old Man.”
  • Old Salt: A naval veteran. See additionally “Salty,” under.
  • On my six: Naval aviation expression referring to having somebody or factor at my again, on my tail, instantly behind me, relative to the hours of a clock; 12-dead forward, 3-starboard or to the precise, 6 aft or behind and 9-port or to the left.
  • O-N-O-F-F actuator (or swap): The on/off button or swap on any machine, normally used within the context of a subordinate not greedy how one can energy a tool up or down.
  • One-eyed Jack: See “Barney Clark” A. tasty deal with served at midrats consisting of a slider topped with a fried egg.
  • OOC: Pronounced “oh oh see.” Used to explain a bit of gear that now not features and is “out of commission.”
  • OOD: officer of the deck
  • Operation GOLDENFLOW: A command-wide urinalysis check.
  • OPS: Operations Officer: Head of the Operations Department on board a ship or shore command. The Operations Officer is normally third in command behind the Captain and the Executive Officer.
  • OS coach (derogatory): A big popsicle; so known as as a result of Operations Specialists are anticipated to “brown-nose” with officers greater than different scores.
  • Oscar: The buoyant dummy used throughout man-overboard drills. Named for the Oscar flag that’s flown throughout a person overboard evolution. If a sailor is “nominated for an Oscar”, somebody has recommended that sailor be thrown overboard.
  • Oscar Sierra: Radio brevity code for a nuclear weapons mishap. Supposedly from the primary letters of the phrases “Oh Shit.”
  • Ouija Board/Wee-Gee Board: Flat board with small airplanes, bolts, and many others. that may be moved round to point plane place and standing on an plane provider
  • Out of sight hello/lo: Steam boiler casualty by which the water degree within the steam drum gauge glass goes out the highest/backside, requiring the boiler to be instantly shut down to stop water hitting the turbine blades (hello) or melting boiler tubes (lo). If working on one boiler on the time of the casualty, the ship then goes “dark and quiet” as all energy and propulsion is misplaced.
  • Overhead: Ceiling.
  • P-way: A passageway or a corridor.
  • Package Check (Submarine Service): A typical kind of greeting the place one man shakes one other man’s crotch. This is finished not solely to check the ‘mettle’ of the one receiving the greeting but in addition as an indication of comraderie. However, ever since hazing turned more and more unpopular over the previous few years this greeting has occurred much less typically. Much extra frequent within the submarine service because of the impossibility of discharge whereas underway.
  • Paddles: Code phrase for the LSO (see above)
  • Paint Chit: One of the sources for energy on a ship, particularly on giant ships like carriers or battleships. Sailors should go to the “Paint Locker” with correctly signed chits to obtain paint and portray gear. This is particularly true if the paint being requested is classed as hazardous materials, requiring particular air flow and lockouts. Workers within the Paint Locker can actually flip someones life right into a residing hell, by working them everywhere in the ship to get the correct signatures on their paint chit.
  • Papa Chuck: The P-3C Orion patrol plane. Also known as “Four fans of freedom,” a fascinating platform for airedales who don’t have any want to spend any time by any means at sea.
  • Paper Assholes: Gummed Reinforcements (workplace provides); Paper Ensigns.
  • P.A.P.E.R.C.L.I.P.: People Against People Ever Reenlisting Civilian Life Is Preferable. Term used to indicate dissatisfaction with enlistment or unity amongst a brotherhood of bitter and disaffected sailors, particularly submariners. Often symbolized by the carrying of a paperclip on the uniform in various ranges of prominence to point the sailor’s degree of disgruntlement. May even be burned into the pores and skin. C.L.I.P. additionally used as Civilian Life Incentive Program.
  • Pass in Review: The ceremony of commencement from boot camp into Navy life. Pass in Review ceremonies are at all times held on a Friday, which means that there’s a Pass in Review held each week, besides throughout federal holidays i.e. Christmas, New Year’s Day, Easter, and many others.
  • Patrol Sock: See “Cruise sock.”
  • P.B.: Short for Pacific Beach, California, suburb of San Diego
  • P.C.O.D.: “Pussy Cut Off Day”: The final day of a protracted deployment on which male sailors can get laid and nonetheless get hold of Venereal Disease cures from the Hospital Corpsman, and have these cures be efficient, earlier than returning to their companions at house.
  • PCU: Pre Commissioning Unit: What a ships firm known as earlier than a ship is commissioned. These personnel go on to grow to be Plank Owners.
  • PD-8: Fictitious valve requested to be discovered by junior sailor to ensure that an engineering qualification to be signed off. Valves are named with the initials of the system they belong to, ie Seawater valve 1 is SW-1. PD-8 is definitely a chemical additive used within the evaporator to assist distillation of contemporary water. As against different in-joke shipboard goose chases, this one can go one for weeks whereas the nub spends his free time poking across the distillation plant.
  • Peanut Butter Shot: A painful shot usually given within the again of the hip or gluteus maximus.
  • Pecker-Checker: The Hospital Corpsman.
  • Pencil whip: (1) Filling out a kind with largely imaginary knowledge or fluff. (2) Editing a poorly worded memo or doc for readability.
  • Penis Anus: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS).
  • Penis Machinist: The Hospital Corpsman.
  • Periscope liberty (Submarine Service) : Looking via the periscope to see the world exterior after being underwater for a very long time. Surface equal: “Eyeball Liberty.”
  • Permanent Help: Slang for a PH (Photographer’s Mate) in a fighter squadron.
  • PFA: Physical Fitness Assessment: new identify for PRT. Situps, pushups and a run/bike/swim/elliptical coach.
  • PFM: “Pure Fucking Magic”, time period utilized to when issues work, however one does not understand how or why — however they work. Other utilization: “PFM circuit” for electronics in depot degree restore solely gear whose inside workings are usually not required to be recognized. See additionally “Black box” and “Transistor Theory”.
  • Phantom Shitter: A freaking weirdo that thinks it is humorous to shit within the bathe, or to take a shit within the shitter and never flush.
  • Phrog: CH-46 Sea Knight helo. Also known as the “Whistling Shitcan of Death” or a “Flying Anvil.”
  • Piece: Rifle, as utilized in manual-of-arms (rifle drill)
  • Pier 20: Derogatory time period used to explain the U.S.S. Mt. Whitney(LCC-20), because it not often goes to sea.
  • PIERPAC: Pretending to be on deployment whereas moored to a pier. (like WESTPAC referring to a Western Pacific deployment.)See Fast Cruise.
  • Pier-Queer: Air Force time period for “Sailor.” (The Navy time period for Air Force personnel is just “Queer.”)
  • Pier tender: A ship that by no means will get beneath method. See “USS Neversail.”
  • Pigs in a Bucket, Fuck it: Colorful rhyming time period used when a sailor needs to neglect what they’ve heard, seen, or accomplished.
  • Pillows of Death: Canned ravioli, normally burned, served for midrats.
  • Piped Aboard: (of a CO, VIP or different dignitary) Recognized upon coming into a ship or land set up by the Boatswain’s Mate blowing 2 notes (low, then excessive) on a boatswain’s pipe, adopted by units of two bells, relying on the rank. After the musical introduction, the dignitary’s rank and typically identify is introduced, adopted by “Arriving” or “Departing.” The Commanding Officer and embarked Admiral are piped aboard with the Ship’s identify or the Group identify. For different dignitaries, the workplace is used (e.g. “Department of Defense, Arriving”). Senior officers could also be “bonged on board” as a courtesy; on this case, the introduction refers to their rank and repair solely, e.g. “Colonel, United States Marine Corps, arriving.” The CO of the actual ship [and the embarked Flag Officer] or set up will get a “stinger”, a single bell ring after “arriving”/”departing.” Bells could also be used alone (with out a pipe) within the absence of a boatswain’s mate.
  • Pirate Navy: Small boy crafts typically referring to the smallest of the vessels, akin to Minesweepers, Coastal Patrol boats, and typically Frigates.
  • Piss Cutter: A folding uniform cap.
  • Pisser: (1) A urinal (not a rest room). (2) An disagreeable scenario “that’s a pisser.”
  • Pit: (1) A sailor’s rack or bunk. Usually used amongst those that aren’t notably happy with shipboard life. (2) Main engineering area aboard ship to incorporate the Fire Room (boiler room), Machinery Room (Engine Room) or a mixed room (Main Machinery Room) containing each boilers and primary engines.
  • Pit Sword: A sword-shaped machine that protrudes under the ship to measure its velocity.
  • Pineapple Fleet: The Pacific Fleet, normally refers back to the Seventh Fleet (within the western Pacific) and particularly to ships stationed in Pearl Harbor. Somewhat complicated time period, as Pearl Harbor is taken into account half of the Third Fleet’s space, not the Seventh.
  • Ping: To emit a pulse of sound vitality from a SONAR transmitter.
  • Ping Jockey: Term used to explain Sonar Techs
  • Plank Owner: Term used for authentic crew personnel assigned to ships firm throughout commissioning. Plank Owners are “Piped Aboard” when proven correct certification.
  • Plastic Fantastic: F/A-18 used within the Nineteen Eighties.
  • POD (Plan of the Day): An official doc issued by a command that states all actions occurring that day, from 0000 to 2359. Also comprises the Uniform of the Day. Also known as the Possibilities of the Day or Plan of Deception as a result of the plan can change with out discover.
  • POG: (Person Other than Grunt) A time period typically utilized by Marine Infantry (Grunts) to seek advice from anybody who isn’t them. Specifically anybody in an Admin Field. Originally, “pogue”.
  • Pogey Bait: Candy, sweets, ice cream, and many others., so known as as a result of such gadgets are used as “bribes” for a pogue.
  • Pogue: A gay who could also be known as a “twink”, normally under-aged. This time period could also be used pejoratively (see Pogey bait), as nobody however Marines are fascinated with pogues or baiting homosexuals.
  • Polish a Turd: Make essentially the most of a nasty scenario e.g. Karlene Golding carrying make-up.
  • Pollywog: An particular person who has not crossed the Equator, who should undergo rituals, that typically cross the road to be hazing, to grow to be a shellback. This observe might be traced again lots of of years and is performed in lots of international locations’ Navies throughout the globe. See crossing the road.
  • Poopsick: Anything undesirable, particularly feeling seasick
  • Poopysuit: Blue overalls worn when deployed out to sea. May additionally seek advice from the anti-exposure fits utilized by aircrews within the case of a water touchdown in chilly environments.
  • The Pond: The Deep Blue Sea. Where deep-water sailors ply their craft, “The Pond” could also be Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, or Other. Used in slang expressions akin to “Talk to me when you’ve got some Time On The Pond.”
  • PQS: Personnel Qualification Standards, a card carrying varied {qualifications} for a warfare badge or related. Must be signed off by a superior or professional.
  • Porcupine Balls: Beef Porcupines. A.Ok.A. Nairobi path markers.
  • Port: Left facet of the boat or ship (when going through the bow). Left facet of an plane when going through the nostril from inside. Place of arrival for ships.
  • Port and Starboard: A rotation of two responsibility sections or watch groups, one designated port, and the opposite starboard. Generally not thought-about to be a very good scenario. (Usually six hours on responsibility, six hours off responsibility. During the six hours off you eat and sleep. The normal cycle is: stand up, eat, go on watch, get off watch, eat, go to mattress. This ends in about 4 hours of sleep per cycle.)
  • Port and Report: A watch stood with out reduction. One designated Port, and the opposite… there isn’t any different, solely Port as soon as once more, therefore the time period re-Port.
  • Portable Air Sample (Submarine Service): A snipe hunt gag inflicted on “newbies.” Normally, moveable air samples are recurrently collected by a hand-held machine operated by a extremely certified crewmember. In this snipe hunt gag, nevertheless, a plastic rubbish bag is inflated like a balloon and sealed, typically with “official” kinds taped to the outside; the beginner is then dispatched to take this essential atmospheric pattern to the Executive Officer (NEVER the Skipper). Depending on that individual XO’s sense of humor, the beginner may probably come again with attention-grabbing counter-orders.
  • Portable Pad Eye. A pad eye is a recessed anchor factor discovered within the decks of U.S. Navy Ships. They are a everlasting fixture. Typically, as a hazing ritual, sailors contemporary out of boot camp are despatched out on a wild goose chase to retrieve a, “Portable”, Pad Eye.
  • Port Orca: A husky (giant) feminine. Derives from Port Orchard, Washington, throughout Sinclair Inlet from PSNS.
  • PosMo: Positive Motivation. Punishment for screwing up or being a Rock. Also often called Extra Military Instruction (EMI).
  • Powder Monkey: Term referring to a sailor despatched forwards and backwards for an merchandise, normally tasked to retrive one thing from below-decks; derives from younger boys who served on picket ships that retrieved powder for broadside firing.
  • Power troll: A reputation for any officious individual, normally utilized by engineers. Comes from the Powertrol valve utilized in AFFF firefighting programs.
  • PPC: Patrol Plane Commander. Usually the senior pilot on a patrol plane, having been beforehand designated a 2P (second pilot). 3Ps are comparatively new pilots in a patrol plane. No-Ps are pilots who haven’t certified for 3P.
  • Pri-Fly: Primary Flight Control. A room situated excessive in an plane provider’s island the place the Air Boss and Mini-Boss run all flight operations inside a 5 mile radius of the ship.
  • PRT: Physical Readiness Test. A sailor is required to carry out a sure quantity of situps, pushups, and a 1.5-mile run in a given time (which varies dependent on age and gender). Replaced with the PFA.
  • PT: Physical Training. A required train routine.
  • The Pubic Mound: USS Puget Sound.
  • Pucker Factor: Tension attributable to excessive stress throughout a troublesome or harmful evolution. So named as a result of one’s sphincter tends to tighten up or “pucker” involuntarily throughout such instances. Example: Pucker issue was excessive when he landed that Turkey single engine with full AC energy failure at night time.
  • Puddle Pirate (derogatory): A members of the US Coast Guard.
  • Puka: any small area or opening. From Hawaiian.
  • Pull chocks (verb): To go away.
  • Pump and Dump: A time period in Boot Camp, usually utilized by RDCs permitting Recruits time to make use of the Head. This was usually both 5 or 10 minutes in period (by no means lengthy sufficient). Sometimes used to name for pumping bilges and waste tanks overboard exterior coastal limits. Originally utilized in reference to the every day order for a ship underway to exit previous the 50-mile-from-shore line with a view to legally pump oily water from bilges and dump trash, this could now not be accomplished.
  • Punching Holes: When a submarine is underway submerged, as in “Punching Holes in the Ocean”.
  • Pushbutton: Term utilized to a 6 yr enlistee with superior education. The Enlistee is straight away granted E-3 rank upon completion of primary coaching, and E-4 rank upon completion of “A” college. Frequently the Enlistee additionally has a chance to increase to eight years, and instantly achieve E-5 rank inside 2-3 years complete service, like “pushing a magic button to gain rank.”
  • Pussy patch: Transdermal scopolamine patch for seasickness.
  • Pussy drugs: Seasickness drugs.
  • Q: (prefix denoting) (1) The BEQ [Bachelor Enlisted Quarters]/Unaccompanied navy personnel housing. (2) The Quartermaster score.
  • Quack: Hospital Corpsman
  • Quadball: Any sailor with a 0000 NEC. See “Quadzip” under.
  • Quadzip: Four numeral zero’s in a row. Example: 100007 can be learn aloud as “one quadzip seven.” Also refers to sailors who’ve but to attend any colleges that assign NEC (Navy Enlisted Classification) codes upon commencement. The untrained sailors have a quad zip NEC of 0000.
  • Quarterdeck: Ceremonial space of the ship used whereas in port for both boarding, or disembarking the ship, normally discovered on the primary deck degree, mid-ship.
  • Quarter Mile Island: CVN-65, USS Enterprise, and all eight of her reactors.
  • Quarters: A gathering of all of the individuals within the group. Quarters might be for the whole command, or simply the division, division, or department. Quarters is used to current awards, cross data, and make each sailor squeeze into their ill-fitting, rarely-worn uniforms at the least every year. “Quarters” additionally refers back to the every day morning muster for every division, introduced as “Quarters…Quarters…All hands to Quarters for muster, instruction, and inspection.”
  • Queer: Nickname for the EA-6B Prowler. Also Air Force Personnel.
  • R2D2: Dome-shaped Phalanx CIWS system, after the visually related Star Wars droid. Also known as “R2D2 with a hard-on.”
  • Rack: Bed.
  • Rack Burns: Reddish marks seen on the face of a sailor who has simply emerged from sleeping in his/her rack. Scorned upon if he/she was not imagined to be there.
  • Rack Hound (derogatory however normally with a touch of envy): Sailor that spends greater than his/her justifiable share of time within the “Rack.” Usually spoken when seeing any person with Rack Burns. “You are such a Rack Hound!”
  • Rack Oyster: once you bust in your hand and slurp your personal semen for a late night time snack primarily used on frigates “you want to go to MidRats?” “I’m good bro, I had a Rack Oyster before watch”
  • RADCON Math:
  1. Term utilized by Nukes to explain a way of estimation to reach at a solution.
  2. Used to show a desired numerical reply with substantiated math, both right or incorrect. Example: Watch Officer-“What is pH?” ELT-“What do you want it to be?”
  • Radioactive Rudolph: Reindeer meat introduced onboard in Scandinavian Ports, particularly quickly after the Chernobyl meltdown. Now, simply Rudolph.
  • Radio ladies: Derogatory time period for Radiomen utilized by personnel in engineering scores who don’t consider they do any “real work.” OSs, STs and different Twidgets that do not, for instance, stand any rate-related watches in port (within the days of steam ships particularly) get even much less respect.
  • Radioing the logs (Submarine Service): Recording engineering log knowledge through psychological telepathy (see “Xoxing Logs” under). (Surface ships typically use the time period “blazing the logs” or “gundecking.”)
  • Rain Locker: Shower.
  • Raisin: Recruit or junior sailor, predominantly heard at Naval Training Commands. This is utilized in boot camp to seek advice from these boots who’ve acquired their dungaree uniforms so just lately that they have not been ironed, simply washed, they’re subsequently wrinkled, like a raisin. Usually utilized by seasoned boots to seek advice from sailors with a number of weeks much less time in service. Fleet equal is “Nub,” “Newbie,” or “Hey Shitbird.”
  • Ramp Strike: When an plane will get drastically low whereas making an attempt to land on a provider and strikes the “round down,” or stern of the ship, with devastating outcomes.
  • RAS: Replenishment At Sea: The act or course of of shifting cargo and gasoline from a provide ship to a warship through cable whereas underway.
  • Rate Grabber: Enlisted member with the aim of (and succeeding in) making fee (promotion) rapidly.
  • Rating: Refers to an Enlisted man’s job description, i.e. Radioman, Electronic’s Technician, and many others., normally denoted as half of the rank insignia, discovered within the heart of the rank machine on the summer season, and winter uniforms solely.
  • RATT Shop: Place for flight deck personnel to chill off within the AC and take a nap whereas they get their “RATT” constant.
  • ‘Rats: Short for “mid-rats”
  • Ready Roller: a sailor who wakes up, “rolls” out of his rack- with out washing or brushing- “ready” to move to the Mess Hall to start out his day. Ready Rollers are typically thought of in a damaging scense attributable to their poor hygene and lack of respect for themselves, whereas in shut quarters or proximity to different shipmates.
  • Ready Room: Large area aboard a provider that’s the focus for every of the squadrons within the airwing. Each squadron has one on the O-3 degree, and every pilot has his personal seat. Used for a spread of causes akin to coaching, “AOM’s,” “Roll-ems,” and many others…
  • Red-Roper: Slang for a Recruit Division Commander (RDC), in reference to the crimson rope worn across the left shoulder. Used to be known as “Company Commander.”
  • Red-Tag, often known as “Tag Out” (verb): (1) (of a Calibration AT with no nuclear coaching) to do one thing to a bit of nuclear reactor equipment which ought to put half of the plant down. (2) To de-energize a bit of electrical gear or to stop utilization of any device or machine.
  • Red-Tag (noun): The tag positioned on a bit of electrical gear to stop it being energized and injuring somebody.
  • Red Wagon:
  • Reefer: (1) A refrigeration ship carrying frozen meals. (2) A big freezer of the kind discovered on most ships, normally in auxiliary areas.
  • Render honors to port/starboard: A customized within the Navy to honor a ship passing with a salute, it’s also used when passing by the Arizona Memorial, an announcement is made “Prepare to render honors to port/starboard,” a Bo’sun’s pipe sign is then given to face at consideration, to salute, to drop the salute, and eventually to “carry on.” Honors are rendered from the junior to the senior by referencing the Lineal Number of the Commanding Officer.
  • Rent-A-Crow: A sailor superior to E-4 as a result of they graduated prime of their “A” college class. The Navy “rents” them for an additional yr in return for selling them. The time period can also be used of sailors who enlist in Advanced Electronics or Nuclear coaching tracks, as these additionally require a 6 yr dedication.
  • Reveille: An announcement over the 1MC at 0600 native time, bugle name, trumpet name or pipes name, most frequently related to the navy; it’s mainly used to wake navy personnel at dawn. The identify comes from “réveillé” (or “réveil”), the French phrase for “wake up.”
  • Rick, Ricky: A “recruit” or sailor-to-be who continues to be in boot camp.
  • Rickety Rocket: USS Richmond Ok. Turner (CG-20) Commissioned 1963, decommissioned 1995, sunk as a goal 1998 by USS Enterprise Battle Group.
  • Ricky Boxing: Masturbation. The time period is utilized in boot camp to seek advice from male masturbation. Compare “Ricky Fishing.”
  • Ricky Fishing: Masturbation. The time period is utilized in boot camp to seek advice from feminine masturbation. Compare “Ricky Boxing.”
  • Ricky Forklift: A boot camp time period for a mud pan.
  • Ricky Girlfriend: A male sailor’s hand, used to masturbate.
  • Ricky Crud: (1) A one-night illness which sailors purchase in bootcamp after receiving their smallpox vaccinations. (2) The fixed chilly that sailors undergo from in bootcamp as a result of they spend 8 weeks confined with 80 individuals from all walks of life.
  • Ricky Dive: Fast, efficient methodology of cleansing in boot camp, consisting of carrying smurf fits inside-out and sliding, or being dragged, on the ground to select up mud.
  • Ricky Heaven: A quantity of eating places and leisure venues present in a single constructing at boot camp, so known as as a result of solely graduates of boot camp might go there.
  • Ricky Iron: Using one’s proper hand to press one’s uniform flat.
  • Ricky Lawnmower: Nailclippers, used to trim stray threads from uniforms. See “Irish Pennant.”
  • Ricky Ninja: Within minutes of lights out, the whole division is asleep, aside from the Ricky Ninjas, dressed of their ski masks and sweaters, sliding from rack to rack, Gullivering, dirty-dicking, and spitting within the RPOC’s canteen.
  • Ricky Ray-Gun: The low cost, disposable flashlights Recruits use whereas standing night time watch within the barracks.
  • Ricky Sweep: Use of a naked hand to collect dustbunnies and different filth from a deck.
  • Ricky Rocket: A boot camp “energy drink” constituted of an assorted combine of sodas, sports activities drinks, espresso, sugar and synthetic sweetners used to assist preserve the recruit awake. Also often called “Go-Go Juice.” Or half a glass of espresso, half chocolate milk and a shit ton of sugar.
  • Rider: (1) Most typically related to the submarine service; a person aboard a submarine not a member of the crew who’s assigned to the sub for a interval of time to carry out a selected mission; normally intelligence associated. (2) On floor ships, any member of the ship’s firm who isn’t assigned to the Engineering Department. “There are two kinds of people on a ship: Engineers and Riders. When the Engineers cause the ship to move through the water, everyone else goes along for the ride.”
  • Ring Knocker: A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Used pejoratively if the officer in query is overly proud of this truth.
  • River Rat: Crew member of a brown water boat or patrol craft.
  • Roach Coach: A snack or lunch truck that stops at every pier the place the ships are berthed. Usually introduced over the 1MC — “Navy Exchange Mobile Canteen is on the pier” or at nice danger to the announcer: “The Roach Coach is making its approach.”
  • Road Mark: Also known as a “Street Mark,” a kind of factor deduction throughout Boot Camp, when a sailor is both out of step throughout marching, failure to salute an officer, or an RDC, or another kind of noticeable infraction, the infraction normally ends in a deduction of 5 factors kind the corporate’s general rating.
  • R.O.A.D. Program: Retired On Active Duty, refers to somebody who’s approaching retirement so they do not care about getting any actual work achieved.
  • Roast Beast: Roast Beef, or any meat served aboard the ship that even the cooks who ready it do not know what it’s.
  • Rock: Term used to explain a sailor that acts as if he hasn’t discovered something.
  • Rocks and Shoals: is a casual reference to the Articles for the Government of the United States Navy, which was changed in 1951 by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Roger That: A time period of understanding and acceptance when given an order or different data. Can be used with various inflection and tone with out consequence to suggest enthusiasm or disgruntlement with out stepping exterior the bounds of professionalism.
  • Roll-em’s: Movie night time, normally proven within the prepared room or the wardroom
  • Rollers: Hot canine.
  • Rope and Choke: Highly superior and extremely correct method the Navy determines the physique mass index of people who find themselves deemed too heavy for his or her top. Consists of an obese health “guru” measuring one’s waist and neck.
  • Ropeyarn: Original-Taking a day off, normally a Wednesday, to take care of private issues, akin to repairing one’s uniforms. Today- taking a day off to take care of ‘private issues’.
  • Rot-Cee: Slang for ROTC, Reserve Officer Training Corps. Also “Neurotic” for a midshipman within the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC).
  • Rot-Cee Nazi: Derogatory slang time period for an ROTC member who has let energy go to his or her head; primarily used when such ROTC members board a ship for coaching, and begin pushing round enlisted sailors, who maintain greater ranks and/or have had extra time on energetic responsibility.
  • Round Turn: To put some elbow grease into it; to work arduous at it and make a robust effort to complete the job
  • Rotor Head: Sailor who flies or maintains rotary-winged plane (helicopters).
  • Royal Baby: Originally the fattest man on the ship, chosen as half of Neptune’s court docket throughout Shellback initiation.
  • RPOC: Recruit Chief Petty Officer (RCPO or RPOC). A recruit chosen in boot camp to “be in charge” when the Company Commander, or different authority determine, are usually not current.
  • R.T.F.M.: Read The Fucking Manual, or “Read Those Fine Manuals” if you’re speaking to your mom.
  • Rubber Hooeys: Condoms
  • Rumor Control: The typically wildly inaccurate rumors that concern fictitious adjustments to the ship’s schedule. Usually takes the shape of “Hey, did you hear (insert ship name here) had a fire in their main machinery room and can’t get underway so our cruise got extended by a month?” See additionally “Mess Deck Intelligence.”
  • Sack-o’-Lantern: A scrotum stretched throughout a battle lantern that has been energized. Smiley-face artwork non-compulsory.
  • Saltpeter: Chemical supposedly added to “bug juice” aboard ship to stifle libido.
  • Salt and Peppers: Refers to the outdated fashion working white uniform, the place the sailor wore a white shirt, and black pants. Today, Salt and Peppers are worn by cooks that work in a ship’s wardroom.
  • Salty: Old and skilled (or just outdated and sea-worn, as in “my salty hat”). Can additionally seek advice from the historically profanity-laced language patterns of sailors.
  • Sandblower: An individual of very brief stature.
  • Sandbox, The pier liberty amenities at Jebel Ali. Sandbox Liberty means journey exterior the port of Jebel Ali isn’t licensed. All one will get is a “beer on the pier.” See “Gerbil Alley.”
  • Sand Crab: Civil servant working for the Navy. As in “side walking, bug-eyed beach creature”
  • San Dog: A sailor stationed in San Diego, or the bottom itself.
  • Savy Sue: The nickname of the USS Savannah AOR4, given by her ships’ firm.
  • Screaming Alpha: A sailor who’s on fireplace and is working round screaming. Alpha fires go away ash. Bravo fires burn flammable liquids. Charlies are electrical fires, and Deltas burn unique supplies, typically metals like magnesium.
  • Scrambled Eggs: Gold embroidered ornament on a Commander’s/Captain’s cowl. Admirals have Double Eggs. The related silver clouds and lightning bolts addition to an Air Force Major’s/Colonel’s hat known as Farts and Darts.
  • Screw: Propeller
  • Screwing the Pooch: Making an enormous mistake. “You really screwed the pooch this time.
  • Scullery: The washroom on board a ship for consuming implements akin to knives, forks, trays, and cups.
  • Scupper: (1) (Surface Navy) Opening in a bulwark which permits water to empty overboard. (2) (Submarine Service) A funnel-like machine used to gather rogue liquids (normally from overflowing tanks in engineering areas), as free openings to the surface are frowned upon in submarine design.
  • Scupper Trout: Sewage solids which have washed overboard, or have been pumped overboard. Also known as “Cornbacked Gator” or “Brown Trout.”
  • Scuttle: A smaller, sealable, opening in a bigger, heavier door or hatch.
  • Scuttle (verb): To discard one thing over the facet of the ship.
  • Scuttlebutt: (1) A ingesting fountain. (2) Generally dependable however incomplete details about a topic. (3) A rumor (as a result of rumors are unfold when crew members collect round water fountains). This is the one factor within the universe that may journey quicker than gentle. (4) Chief Kitchen’s workplace in Slidell, LA.
  • SCWS: Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist
  • Sea and Anchor Detail: Every sailor has an assigned responsibility station to be manned when the ship is both pulling into or out of port. On submarines it is known as the Maneuvering Watch. (Coast Guard: Special Sea Detail.)
  • Seabag: A big inexperienced canvas bag issued to the sailor throughout boot camp as half of his uniform concern, the closest civilian equal can be a go well with case or a number of items of baggage, the seabag is constructed to carry near 150 lbs.
  • Seabag Inspection: Formal uniform/private merchandise inspection for an E-4 and under sailor upon verify in to a brand new command. In actuality, consists of an E-5 signing a bit of paper and giving the warning, “if you go up for mast, I will testify under oath that I inspected and saw every item.”
  • Seabag locker: A room, normally on board ship, the place further uniforms, or merchandise supplies are positioned till wanted.
  • Seabee: A member of the Construction Battalions
  • Sea chest: A trunk or storage container used for a sailor’s private property.
  • Seachest: Ballast consumption/discharge portals under the waterline of a ship.
  • Sea Daddy: Senior, extra skilled sailor who unofficially takes a brand new member of the crew beneath his wing and mentors him. Senior Enlisted Advisor, a CPO in cost of one’s profession.
  • Sea Lawyer: (1) A sailor or his buddy, making eloquent however utterly spurious arguments at Captain’s Mast, or in response to some disciplinary motion. (2) An argumentative, cantankerous or know-it-all sailor. A sea lawyer is adept at utilizing technicalities, half truths, and administrative crap to get out of doing work or the rest he does not wish to do, and/or to justify his laziness.
  • Sea Otter: SeaOpDet-er; a member of a Sea Operational Detachment (SEAOPDET).
  • Sea Pussy: A yeoman or personnelman — akin to a secretary — who does clerical work. See “titless wave.” Also, a moist dream induced by ship’s movement.
  • Sea Stories: Often exaggerated or embellished tales from earlier deployments or instructions instructed by seniors to juniors. Sea Stories nearly at all times contain alcohol. (1) Good sea tales ought to contain artistic embellishment, inasmuch as one ought to inform it higher than the man one heard it from, with oneself (or an un-named “buddy”) as the brand new star. Add some modern particulars and people children are mesmerized, as they need to be. Should at all times start with “No shit, this really happened,” or “This is a no shitter.” (2) Reminiscence amongst older sailors, not essentially with embellishment however typically instances a mutual exaggeration and maybe colourful language: “Remember the time we were in the Gulf of Thailand for that …?” “Yeah that was fucking crazy; we came damn near…”
  • Seaman Schmuckatelli: Generic identify for a sailor, utilized in an identical method as “Joe Blow” or “John Q. Public.” Example: “You’re working on an electrical system without tagging it out, when along comes Seaman Schmuckatelli, who energizes the circuit and ZAP, you’re fried calamari.”
  • Seaman Timmy/Fireman Timmy: Used in related trend as “Seaman Schmuckatelli” besides with a barely extra damaging connotation of a sailor who isn’t too vivid, or might be anticipated to do one thing dull with none malicious intent. Can even be used to seek advice from any sailor not anticipated to be very vivid, who’s younger and naive, or one who has screwed up ultimately: “And you’ve got Seaman Timmy on the .50 cal.”
  • Sea Warrior: Used by naval personnel whom have by no means set foot on a ship, normally in response to being known as shipmate.
  • SEAL: The United States Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams, generally often called the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy’s principal particular operations pressure and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations Command. There are presently two Coast Guard SEALS, who accomplished SEAL coaching earlier than this system was cancelled.
  • Secure: To flip off, conclusion, or make tighter, e.g. “secure the forward diesel” or “secure from general quarters”; may also be used to to arrange one thing for sea, as in “secure for sea.”
  • Senile Chief: Slang for Senior Chief
  • Service Dress Beer: With the pre-NWU utility uniforms, the act of eradicating the shirt and untucking the T-shirt to cover the identify tape above the pants pocket, with a view to buy alcohol on an off-base institution. When leaving base, solely “essential” stops might be made in utilities, of which alcohol was not one of them. Like many such measures, this fooled completely no person.
  • Service Dress Bozo: Service Dress Blue uniform with a bow tie worn by a junior officer to a proper occasion for which he was too low cost to purchase a proper mess gown jacket.
  • SERP: Senior Enlisted Rest Period. The Chief goes to his rack for an hour or so after chow, typically features a “drink.”
  • Set Zebra: Sex involving double or triple penetration.
  • Seven to perpetually: the 0700-1200 watch, which is longer than the traditional 4 hour watch.
  • Sewer Pipe Sailor: Diesel Submariner
  • Shaft Alley Sally: A unfastened and straightforward feminine shipmate that will be keen and able to get it on down in equipment areas and/or shaft alleys. (therefore nickname)
  • Shallow Water Sailors: Coast Guard
  • Shallow Water Surface Pukes: members of the Coast Guard, from the point of view of a bubblehead.
  • Shark shit: A sailor who has fallen overboard and is misplaced perpetually.
  • Shark bait: A package deal of vivid inexperienced dye, hooked up to a life vest. Used to draw the eye of a rescue helicopter within the occasion of a person overboard by the sufferer within the water.
  • Shillelagh / Shillalah: A chunk of fireplace hose, typically soaked in saltwater, used as a cudgel to hit wogs on the buttocks throughout Shellback initiation.
  • Shellback: An particular person who has crossed the Line/Equator.
  • Sherwood Forest (Submarine Service): The missile space on a boomer.
  • Shinbuster: Same as knee-knocker.
  • Ship over: Re-enlisting
  • Shipmate: (1) Any fellow sailor. (2) (derogatory) Any junior enlisted about to get chewed out.
  • Shipwreck (derogatory): Any fellow sailor.
  • Shit in a Seabag: Stuffed inexperienced peppers; chiles rellenos.
  • Shitbag (additionally Shitbird, Shitbrick, Shithead, Shitstain, Shitstick, Shitrat, Shitweed): (1) (not essentially derogatory) Any fellow sailor. (2) (derogatory) A sailor who has been awarded punishment at mast, or any less-than-par sailor.
  • Shitbird: (1) (derogatory) A shipyard employee (when in port). (2) A ineffective sailor (evaluate “Dirtbag”, above).
  • Shitbomb: Extremely unpopular subject introduced up on the conclusion of a (normally lengthy and boring) assembly that requires lots of work from everybody current. The worst ones are “drive-by shitbombs,” the place somebody pokes their head in, “throws the shitbomb” and leaves.
  • Shit Can, Shitcan: Either the identify for a trash can, or the act of throwing one thing into the trash. As in “Shit can that chit, you’re not getting any liberty.”
  • Shit Can Liner: Plastic bag to place in a shitcan.
  • Shit Locker: An ass, or rear-end. “Nice shit locker!”
  • Shit River: The extraordinarily polluted (largely with sewage) canal simply exterior the Subic Bay primary gate.
  • Shit-on-a-shingle: Creamed chipped beef on toast.
  • Shit Storm: Severely disagreeable aftermath. As in, “They just found a dead rat in the deep fat fryer and now the cooks have a shit storm on their hands.”
  • Shit Street: Hotel road in Honolulu.
  • Shit Suit: Aka “Poopy Suit” A white disposable set of coveralls used primarily for sewage use, portray, bilge diving, or void inspections.
  • Shitter: (1) A rest room (not a urinal); often known as a crapper. (2) A reference to the restroom or locker room basically. See “Blowing Shitters”
  • Shitty Kitty: Derogatory nickname for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Also “Shitty Hawk.”
  • Shoe: (1) (when utilized by Navy SEALs) Anyone within the Navy who isn’t a SEAL. “Look at those stupid shoes with their haircuts and fat bellies.” (2) (when utilized by Naval Aviators) Surface Warfare Officers, so known as as a result of of their noticeable black footwear.
  • Short arm inspection: The inspection a ship’s corpsman performs on a sailor’s penis, in search of seen indicators of any venereal illness, if the sailor suspects he might have contracted one.
  • Short Seabag or Without a Full Seabag: Reporting aboard with out a full uniform; poor in aptitude or intelligence.
  • Short Timer: A sailor with lower than 90 days till discharge or switch and an angle to match.
  • Short Timer’s Chain: A sequence that hangs from the belt of a “short timer” for all to see, with one hyperlink representing a day, signifying too brief to care, and normally beginning with 30 hyperlinks. Verbal equal is “__ days and a wake-up.” The chain might also be taken from the small brass chain maintaining a sound energy cellphone jack cowl hooked up to the jack housing.
  • Shower Party: An involuntary scrub-down of a submarine crew member who hasn’t been practising good hygiene.
  • Shower Tech: Sonar Technician (Submariner)
  • Shutterbug: A Photographer’s Mate (PH).
  • Sick in Quarters (SIQ): When a sailor is just too sick or incapacitated to carry out his duties, he’s thus required to report back to his rack (quarters), the place he’ll stay till wholesome once more. For personnel aboard ship, this implies to stay in mattress, whereas onshore this will merely imply to remain house for the day. Only certified medical personnel can suggest SIQ, and solely the command can authorize it.
  • Sierra Hotel: Phonetic letters for SH, which stands for “Shit Hot.” Refers to something spectacular or enormously exceeding what’s required.
  • Sig (Navy Nukes): A signature on a qualification card. There are many, many “qual cards” within the Sub Service, particularly in the event you’re a Nuke. (see “Nuke” above).
  • Sig: NAS Sigonella, Sicily
  • Sigs: A Signalman (SM); a former score, now merged with Quartermaster. May additionally seek advice from the Signal Bridge on the intercom.
  • Sims: Simulators
  • Single-Digit Midget: Sailor with much less that ten days left earlier than their EAOS (conclusion of energetic obligated service).
  • Single up: To take away one ‘loop’ line of a doubled-up line, in order that solely a single line stays. During the act of getting underway, an order to “Single up all lines” is given, as a result of the traces which might be used to maintain a ship moored to the pier are sometimes doubled up, such that elimination of first one ‘loop’ of line, then the opposite, is critical earlier than a ship can transfer away from the pier.
  • Sinker: Loss of contact with a submarine being tracked by a floor ship when the submarine submerges. Also refers to a pal who has grow to be non-responsive. “John and I were buds on the but then he went sinker and I never heard from him again.”
  • Sinking Sarah: USS Saratoga, which had points with sinking whereas tied up alongside the pier.
  • Skate (noun): A sailor who avoids work basically whereas not being detected.
  • Skate (verb): To get out of work undetected, e.g. whereas being assigned to a 15 man working celebration.
  • Skate Golden (verb + adverb): To “skate” out of work whereas being assigned to a 5 man working celebration undetected.
  • Skater: A skate (see above).
  • Skateboard: A clipboard full of random papers carried as a skating prop, to offer a visible “excuse” for wandering across the ship.
  • Skeds-O: Schedules Officer.
  • Skidmark: The shit stains that one will get in a single’s underwear (see Skivvies) which might be the consequence of wiping with low cost authorities bathroom paper.
  • Skimmer, Skimmer Puke: Surface sailor (this time period can also be utilized in different English-speaking navies – the RN, RCN and RAN).
  • Skipper: Term utilized in reference to the Commanding officer of any Ship, Unit, Platoon, or Detachment regardless of rank. Generally solely utilized to somebody who has earned the speaker’s respect.
  • Skittles: Sailors who work on the flight deck of a provider. So named because of the totally different coloured jerseys they put on. For the identical cause, they’re typically known as “Wiggles.”
  • Skivvies: Underwear.
  • Skivvy waver: Signalman (as a result of of sign flags)
  • Skosh: Perilously near minimal acceptable ranges. Example: The F-5 normally lands skosh on gasoline. Derived from “sukoshi,” the Japanese phrase for “a little.”
  • Skylarking: Messing round or not doing assigned work. Everyone else working whilst you watch the clouds go by.
  • Sky pilot: A chaplain or priest.
  • Slick Sleeve: A sailor within the E-1 paygrade who doesn’t have a score, and who has not but graduated from Apprentice coaching. Therefore, his left sleeve is “slick”, or has no fee or score insignia in any respect.
  • Sliders: Mess deck/chow corridor hamburgers/cheeseburgers, so named for his or her excessive grease content material and purported means to ‘slide’ via the alimentary canal. A cheeseburger is typically known as a “slider with slabs.”
  • SLJO: Shitty Little Jobs Officer. The most junior officer aboard ship, who has to deal with essentially the most demeaning or unlawful duties demanded by HQ.
  • SMAG: Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT). Stands for both “Simple Minded Ass Grabbers” or “Sometimes Mechanic, Always Gay.” To ELTs, it is “Superior Mechanic, Almost God.”
  • Small Boy: Term referring to smaller class ships, akin to destroyers and frigates.
  • SMIB: Southern Maryland In-Bred. Refers to the locals in and round Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
  • Smiles (Game of): A sport by which two or extra Sailors sit at a specifically designed desk or bar, usually within the Philippines, and obtain fellatio from a number of prostitutes. The first Sailor to smile loses and is required to purchase a spherical.
  • Smokin’ and Coke’in’: Derogatory nickname used to explain an unauthorized break, the place a sailor takes a smoke break, and grabs a soda out of a merchandising machine. Also termed as Smokin’ and Jokin’.
  • Smoke Check: What outcomes from wiring one thing incorrectly.
  • Smoke Pit: Designated smoking space. This is sort of at all times used when ashore.
  • Smoke Test: Turn on just lately repaired digital gear; worst case situation it smokes, indicating a catastrophic failure.
  • Smoking Lamp: Is out or lit in specified areas or all through the ship; 1MC announcement specifying the place smoking is permitted or prohibited throughout sure hours or operations.
  • Smoking Sponson: Designated smoking space aboard plane carriers, normally proper under the flight deck on the outside of the ship’s hull. An incredible place to make amends for scuttlebutt and unwind after a protracted day.
  • Smooth Crotch: A floor sailor, additionally a time period for Reactor Control division for his or her tendencies to search out methods to by no means conduct guide labor.
  • Smurf: A recruit who’s in his first few days of boot camp who hasn’t been issued uniforms but, and thus wears a “Smurf Suit” (see under).
  • Smurf Suit/Smurfs: Set of blue sweatpants and sweatshirt issued on arrival at boot camp; worn for the primary a number of days and thereafter used largely for PT.
  • S.N.A.F.U. Situation Normal All Fucked Up, or Situation Normal All Fouled Up if you’re speaking to your mom.
  • Snake Eaters: Special Forces personnel akin to Navy SEALs, Green Berets, and many others…
  • Snipes: Sailors assigned to the Engineering charges, i.e. Machinists Mates, Boilermen, Enginemen, Pipefitters, Damage Controlman, Hull Technicians, Electricians, Gas Turbine Technicians.
  • Snivel: To request break day or to not be scheduled, normally for private causes. Most schedule writers could have a “snivel log” for such requests, which can or will not be granted dependent on the wants of the unit and the sniveler’s standing with the schedules officer (Skeds-O).
  • SPLIB: Special Liberty, Comp-Time.
  • Spooks: Navy Cryptologic Technicians or different service equivalents. May even be utilized to civilians from three-letter companies using a naval vessel.
  • S.N.O.B.: Shortest Nuke on Board. Term used to seek advice from the fortunate nuke who will get out of the Navy subsequent. This time period normally solely applies to nukes who haven’t re-enlisted (i.e. “first-termers”). In uncommon instances, the S.N.O.B. voluntarily relinquishes his/her title to a “second-termer” that will get out of the Navy earlier who displays excessive disgruntlement and is usually accepted by the “first-termers” as one of their very own. This individual can be given the title of “Honorary S.N.O.B.”
  • Snot Locker: The storage space for snot — an individual’s nostril.
  • Socked-in: When the ceiling and visibility at an airfield or over an air-capable ship are under minimums for takeoff and touchdown.
  • S.O.L.: “Shit Out of Luck”
  • S.O.S.: Same Old Shit or Shit-on-a-shingle.
  • Sonar Girls (Submarine Service): Sonar Technicians. So known as as a result of they’ve the least physically-demanding occupation (sitting in an air-conditioned area, watching a display), and so they don’t have any grease or equipment to take care of.
  • Sougee: To scour; sougee powder = generic time period for scouring powder, though in yachting refers to a chemical cleaner.
  • Sorry Sarah: USS Saratoga.
  • Soup Sandwich: Any scenario or particular person that’s FUBAR. Sometimes referred to by particular substances, e.g. Split-pea on Rye.
  • Sparks: Radioman. From the score badge which has 4 lightning bolts.
  • Sparky: Electricians.
  • Splash: Name earned by a sailor who has had the great fortune to be recovered after unintentionally falling overboard till the ship returns house from deployment.
  • Splice the Main Brace: A celebration; typically involving alcohol. Also, a conventional naval toast. Refers to the brace cable used to carry the mainmast of a crusing ship upright.
  • Split Tails: (outdated time period for) feminine sailors. Also “Shave Tails.”
  • Spook: Usually a IS, CT, or another model of intelligence sort.
  • Spook Shit: Equipment that one does not know the aim, operate or possession of, which when it is gone leaves as the one hint of its existence aboard ship an unused circuit breaker labeled “Spook Shit” in grease pencil.
  • Spudlocker: Area under the ramp of an plane provider. Landing within the spudlocker ends in a damaged plane and is usually deadly. Also used for a potato (spud) storage room.
  • Spunk: Cool Whip or something prefer it.
  • Square Circles: Surface ship working inside an assigned a patrol field.
  • Squat to Pee: An ELT (Engineering Laboratory Technician, a water chemistry and radiation monitor on a nuclear powered vessel) or (Submarine Service) by extension, any submarine crewman that isn’t doing his justifiable share of the work.
  • Squid: a HIGHER kind of MARINE life.
  • SS: Submarine, class of ship.
  • SSBN: Submarine, Ballistic Missile, Nuclear, class of ship. Also known as Boomers.
  • SSGN: Submarine, Guided Missile, Nuclear, class of ship.
  • SSN: Submarine, Nuclear, class of ship. Also known as Fast Attack boats, additionally Saturdays, Sundays, and Nights, for his or her working schedule.
  • Stacking: The act of crapping on prime of some one elses crap when the bathrooms are secured.
  • Stain Us: Derogatory identify for USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74).
  • Stand By: To wait, may also be to foreshadow chastisement or punishment from a superior.
  • Stand by to face by: Waiting to search out out why everyone seems to be ready for one thing to perhaps occur.
  • Standard Navy Redundancy Standard. The close to common behavior of repeating the final phrase in an acronym, e.g. MRC Card: actually Maintenance Requirement Card Card, LEO Ops: Law Enforcment Operations Ops; and many others.
  • Star tight: See “Gronk”
  • Starboard: Right facet of the boat or ship (when going through the bow). Right facet of an plane when going through the nostril.
  • Steel Beach Picnic: Celebration on the climate decks of a ship. Usually involving close to beer and barbecue.
  • Stepping out: When a junior sailor typically will get right into a shouting match with a extra senior enlisted man: I.e. a Seaman/Airman/Fireman, getting out of line with a Chief Petty Officer. Usually ends in one of two issues, both NJP, or a fist combat.
  • Stepping within the shit: Refers to a sailor that has made a mistake so giant, that it involves the eye of the Commanding Officer, who immediately begins chewing him out on the spot, Usually remarked on earlier than the Commanding Officer seems, e.g. “Oh, man, did you just step in the shit.”
  • Storecritter: an quaint time period for the storekeepler score, now known as logies.
  • Striker: Sailor receiving on-the-job coaching for a delegated area (or fee)
  • Sticks: The levers within the Maneuvering Room of a diesel submarine which might be used to alter the settings for the principle propuslion motors.
  • Stroked Chit: Refers to a kind of factor deduction throughout boot camp, a stroked chit is a loss of 5 factors to the corporate per grading interval (one week) till Pass in Review.
  • Stupid-: Adjective for remedial coaching. I needed to attend stupid-shoot and stupid-swim after the opposite trainees had been on the membership ingesting 15-cent beers.
  • Sucking Rubber (Submarine Service): Extended intervals carrying Emergency Air Breathing units (EABs), a full-face air masks much like that worn by firefighters, besides fed from ship’s emergency air system quite than a bottle on one’s again. Also refers to carrying a gasoline masks such because the MCU-2P for cover towards chemical, organic or radiological assault.
  • Sucking Sarah: Derogatory time period used to explain the USS Saratoga (CV-60), additionally known as “The Sucking 60 from Dixie.”
  • Summer Creases: A time period used to mock somebody with a wrinkled shirt. “I see you have summer creases in your shirt. Some’are here, some’are there, some’are everywhere.”
  • Super goat: A chief warrant officer.
  • SUPPO: Supply Officer on ship.
  • Surge: A ship deployment from its house port normally lasting 3 to six months, as can happen exterior of the traditional cruise cycle attributable to operational commitments.
  • Swab: Mop.
  • Swabbie: Sailor.
  • SWAG: Sonar’s/Scientific Wild Ass Guess.
  • Swallow the anchor: Retire.
  • SWEATEX: (1) Any evolution or scenario, to be carried out by a person, a ship, and even bigger unit, topic to scrutiny by a superior, akin to a significant inspection; (2) An evolution that includes one sailor working whereas his/her superiors are watching and ready impatiently. (3) A activity that must be accomplished yesterday.
  • Sweat pump(s) / Sweat pump(s) on line/ on overload: See “sweat the load.”
  • Sweat the load: Personal stress about having the ability to carry out some activity; to really feel stress a couple of scenario. see additionally The Load.
  • Swims: Aviation water survival coaching. This 2-day class have to be accomplished each few years by pilots and aircrew. Consists of classroom and pool instruction and culminates with the dreaded “Dilbert Dunker” and “Helo Dunker.”
  • Swinging Dick: Spoken by Marines, and sailors to seek advice from wholesome shipmates whereas on maneuvers, e.g. “I want every swinging dick on station, right this second.”
  • TACCO: Tactical Coordinator. Usually the senior NFO on a patrol plane.
  • “Tack on crow”: (Hazing) When promoted in rank, senior and equal ranks would tack the crow (solidly punching) patch on one’s arm nearly as good luck so it doesn’t “fall off.” Marines have an equal “tack” on both sides. Can be “simulated” for a non-hazing by equal connotation. May be adopted by a “wetting down.”
  • TAD or TDY: Temporary Additional Duty or Temporary Duty
  • “Take suction on a seat cushion:” various kind of “pucker factor.”
  • Tango Uniform: See Tits Up
  • Tape Zebra: Maddening situation aboard ship, particularly plane carriers, the place passageways are “taped off” in order that they could be waxed, dried, and buffed within the center of the night time. It appears that the passageways are purposely chosen to maximise delay and frustration when a pilot has to do an 0-dark-thirty preflight or another responsibility. Junior enlisted sailors take particular enjoyment of denying officers entry to those passageways, and relish of their disgruntled detours. Likewise, junior officers totally get pleasure from when a person overboard or normal quarters known as within the center of the night time, and so they rush to get to the top of the road in order to crash via tape zebra and trample via the moist wax.
  • TAPS: Announced over the 1MC at 2200 native time, “Taps, Taps…lights out, all hands turn into your bunks, maintain silence about the decks.” “Taps” is a musical piece sounded at nightfall, and at funerals, notably by the U.S. navy. It is sounded throughout flag ceremonies and funerals, typically on bugle or trumpet.
  • T.A.R.F.U.: Things Are Really Fucked Up.
  • Target (Submarine Service): Term to explain any ship or boat on the floor.
  • Tattoo: 5 minutes earlier than TAPS
  • TDU (Submarine Service): Trash Disposal Unit. Sophisticated AN-DEEP-6 weapons system.
  • The Boat: Airdale time period for the ship their airwing is hooked up to. “We’re going to The Boat for a few weeks.”
  • The Hole: Main equipment area the place an engineer works. “What do you do onboard?” “I work in The Hole.” Also “The Pit”.
  • Three Frame Rule: Refers to a sailor or scenario that’s inherently harmful. A body on a ship is its ribs and they’re set a sure distance aside so in case your ships frames are 3’ aside the rule is 9’. As in: “BM2 keeps parting lines on the capstan. I’m putting a three frame rule on him. I don’t want to die.”
  • Three metal balls: Meant to be humorous however oddly correct reference to a sailor or scenario appearing like a sailor: “Put a sailor in a room with three steel balls. Come back an hour later: one will be missing, one will be broken, and one will be in his pocket.” In an alternate model one might be pregnant.
  • Tiger Team: Junior enlisted of all scores (E-3 and under) who’re tasked to wash the engine room previous to inspection, akin to GITMO Refresher coaching or analysis.
  • Tin can: Destroyer. Designated Driver, from DD.
  • Tin Chicken: US Merchant Marine Officer Insignia on a US Naval Officers uniform, typically worn above the SWO pin. The beak of the eagle can be utilized as an emergency bottle opener.
  • Titivate: To spruce up or fresh up the ship and its firm.
  • Titless Wave: Male clerical personnel akin to yeomen, storekeepers, personnelmen, and different desk jockeys, pencil pushers, and many others. See “sea pussy.”
  • Tits Machine: Old-school time period for a kick-ass plane, normally a fighter, that consisted of little greater than an airframe, minimal avionics, and an enormous engine or two. The F-8 Crusader was universally accepted as a tits machine. The F-14 Tomcat was additionally broadly accepted. Today’s fashionable digital online game fighters just like the F/A-18 won’t ever be in the identical ballpark.
  • Tits Up: Broke-dick, inoperable, lifeless (from some piece of gear being “flat on its back”). Sometimes known as “Tango Uniform”
  • TLD (Nuclear): Thermo-Luminescent Dosimeter. More Affectionately “Tiny Little Dick.” Worn by nukes and submarine crewmembers to measure radiation acquired over time. Often a very good supply of humor for when the topsiders ask what they’re for.
  • Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club: Those parts of the Pacific Fleet which operated within the referenced waters 1965-1975.
  • Topsider: Anyone who isn’t a nuke, or Engineer. On different floor ships.
  • Torpedo Sponge: Similar to “Missile Sponge”, this refers back to the smaller ships in a convoy, whose responsibility it’s to guard the provider, to the purpose of taking the torpedo hit for the provider if wanted.
  • Training Anchorage (TRANCH): A irritating, fuel-saving methodology of practising battle ways electronically amongst ships whereas at anchor, normally within reach of a lovely liberty port.
  • Training Aids: Logically, these are gadgets used to help by demonstration some factor in a coaching lecture. On submarines, there are additionally Sonar Training Aids that are any meaty meals with a phallic form.
  • Training Videos: Porn movies.
  • Transistor Theory: Naval rationalization for a way electrons journey backwards and holes really carry electrical present. Just press the I Believe button. (Often referred to by civilian instructors when explaining to baffled sailors the haphazard parts that appear to work by sheer magic akin to transistors, zener diodes, joint impact area impact transistors, shockley diodes, metallic oxide area impact transistors, and many others.) Akin to PFM (pure fucking magic).
  • Trap: A hard and fast-wing arrested touchdown on an plane provider. In the helo world, the Rapid Securing and Transfer (RAST) on the deck of a “small boy.”
  • Trice Up a rack. “All hands heave out and trice up.” Or soar out of your rack and make it. (Originally referred to hammocks, in days of yore earlier than berthing areas.). More accurately, the “trice” is the underside (third) rack, being constructed to fold up towards the bulkhead/stanchion (see above), so when the command “Trice-up” was given, the rack can be folded up, permitting compartment cleaners to brush and swab beneath that backside rack.
  • Triced Up: Trapped in a rack extra cramped then normal, in consequence of shipmates opening one’s rack whereas one is sleeping in it (after they uncover one forgot to safe it shut earlier than getting in). (It is normally unimaginable to be triced up in a prime rack, as prime racks normally don’t have any ceiling.)
  • Trident: Special Warfare Insignia earned by Navy SEALS. See “Budweiser”. Also the identify of the present submarine-launched nuclear missile and its programs.
  • Trons: Those within the AT Rate, primarily O Level, who work in Navy avionics.
  • Tronchaser: Those within the AT (primarily I Level) fee who work on Navy avionics.
  • TSC: Tactical Support Center, shore-based briefing/debriefing/evaluation and operational management heart for VP (patrol aviation) missions. See additionally ASWOC.
  • Tube steak: Hot canine (additionally, known as “dangling sirloin”).
  • Turd Chasers: Nickname for people assigned to the Hull Maintenance Technician (HT) and Seabees Utilities Man (UT) score as a result of their shipboard and base duties embrace plumbing. An E-7 HT is an HTC, “Head Turd Chaser”.
  • Turkey: Slang for the F-14 Tomcat
  • Turn-to: Get to work.
  • Tweek and Peak: To tremendous tune one thing (uniform, rack, hair, and many others); normally for inspection preparation.
  • Tweeker: (1) (Submarine Service) An electronics score; any engineering score not gronking a wrench. (Rarely utilized to charges akin to ET and AT who “tweek” digital parts to make them work once more.) (2) (Aviation) An AT who spends most of his time complaing about how chilly it’s within the AIMD tunnel to those who work in open air areas in or across the desert.
  • Tweener (Submarine Service): Affectionate time period for Missile Technicians on Ballistic Missile Submarines. Usually known as out in the course of the “Coner” and “Nuke” throwbacks, because the Missile Compartment is “between” the Forward (Coner) and Engineering (Nuke) areas.
  • Twidget: Sailor within the Electronics or Electrical fields of job specialties.
  • Twig: Medical Service Corps officer. So named for the slanting stem hooked up to their machine.
  • Two-block: To have all of the work one can deal with. Derived from when the blocks on a block and deal with are collectively and can’t carry any greater. “My guys are two-blocked.”
  • Two-Digit Midget: Sailor with 99 or much less days till his/her “End of Active Obligated Service”, or EAOS.
  • Tubes (Submarine Service): (nickname for) the senior torpedoman (now MM-Weapons) onboard. This particular person is in cost of the torpedoes and the torpedo tubes, therefore the identify.
  • Tuna Boat: A sub tender or different non-combat ship that’s crewed primarily by feminine sailors. See additionally “Love Boat.” “We’re going to have great liberty this port: A tuna boat just pulled in!”
  • Turn ‘n’ Burn: “Hurry up! Let’s get going!” The time period alludes to the observe of bombers over enemy territory turning after they’ve dropped their bombs and igniting their afterburners in order to exit hostile territory extra rapidly.
  • TWAT: (outdated time period for) a TWT.
  • TWT: Traveling Wave Tube Amplifier : A part utilized in DECM/ECM gear.
  • Tweak: An Aviation Electronics Technician or AT.
  • UA: Unauthorized absence: (Navy time period for) AWOL.
  • Uncle Sam’s Canoe Club: The US Coast Guard.
  • Uncle Sam’s Confused Group (USCG): The US Coast Guard. So known as as a result of it’s the fifth department of the armed forces, but falls beneath the management of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children (USMC): The Marines.
  • Underway Sock: See “Cruise sock.”
  • UNODIR: Unless Otherwise Directed; permits belief-based administration by exception (MBE).
  • Unicorn: An officer with a very uncommon designator (i.e. METOC)
  • UNREP: Underway Replenishment: The taking of provides from a provide ship by maneuvering alongside it and passing traces between it and one’s personal vessel. Differs from “VERTREP.”
  • UNSAT: Unsatisfactory: Below requirements.
  • Up the hawse gap/pipe: An enlisted man going officer. See “Mustang”.
  • USS Backyard: A sailor’s house of document, to which she or he fortunately returns upon discharge.
  • USS Belcrash: The USS Belknap (CG-26). So known as in reference to her collision with the USS Kennedy in 1975.
  • USS Forestfire: The USS Forrestal (CV-59). So known as because of the quantity of fires which have damaged out on board ship.
  • USS Immobile Bay: USS Mobile Bay (CG-53). So known as because of the time spent pierside throughout work ups for deployment after Mobile Bay failed INSURV inspection in 2011.
  • USS In-Port Royal: The USS Port Royal (CG-73). So known as attributable to time spent in port after working aground close to entrance to Pearl Harbor.
  • USS Lastship: The ship a sailor was on beforehand. Used when a sailors attempt to inform tales about their earlier ships, or how issues had been dealt with on their earlier ships. Compare “USS Ustafish.”
  • USS Lake Cham Pain: The USS Lake Champlain.
  • USS Neverdock: Any ship that appears to remain out at sea for unusually lengthy intervals of time. For sailors, that is normally their very own ship.
  • USS Neversail: (1) Any mock-up ship present in boot camp. Also known as USS Recruit. (2) Any actual ship which seldom leaves port, for instance a sub tender.
  • USS Oriskany CVA34, Carriers at present are designated as CV, During the VietNam error the A added to CV stood for assault provider.
  • USS Loungechair: The fictional ship sailors serve on after they retire.
  • USS Notagain (DD 214): The fictional ship which sailors who’re separating from the Navy specify when they’re requested which command they will, or which former sailors specify when new personnel ask which ship they’re on. “DD 214” is the shape that have to be crammed out earlier than a member of the navy could also be discharged. “DD” was additionally the kind designation for pre-missile destroyers.
  • USS Slurpeefish: The USS SAN FRANCISCO. So known as as a result of the ship’s hull is quantity SSN 711.
  • USS Ustafish (Submarine Service): The boat a sailor was on beforehand. Pronounced “used to fish”, the time period is a reference to the time when assault boats had been named after fish. Compare “USS Lastship.” “We don’t want to hear about your Ustafish stories.”
  • USS Zippo: Derogatory identify for USS Forrestal (CV 59)
  • VA Veterans Administration / Department of Veterans Affairs: A division of the US Federal Government that assists navy veterans with medical care, academic advantages for school of technical coaching, house loans, burial, and many others.
  • VA: Fixed wing assault Aircraft Squadrons. No longer in use, see VFA
  • VAQ: Fixed Wing Electronic Attack plane Squadrons.
  • VAW: Fixed Wing Carrier Airborne Early Warning plane Squadrons.
  • Vampire Liberty: A break day one will get for donating a pint of blood.
  • VASTARD: Sailors that work with the AN/USM247(V) Versatile Avionics Shop Test (VAST) operational from 1972-2006. Used for testing Weapons Replaceable Assemblies (WRA’s) on E-2C Hawkeyes, F-14 Tomcats, and S-3 Vikings. Typically these outlets are discovered on plane carriers simply ahead of hangar bay 1 on the 01 degree. Part of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), IM3 (Avionics) division.
  • VBSS: Visit, Board, Search, Seizure: Marinetime boarding actions and ways.
  • VC: Viet Cong: Guerilla forces in South Vietnam allied with the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) in the course of the Vietnam War. Also known as “Charlie” from phoenetic “Victor Charlie.”
  • VC: Fixed Wing Composite plane squadrons.
  • VD: Venereal Disease, additionally know because the clap, Gonnorea or syphillis.
  • Veal Wheels: Veal Parmesan. A.Ok.A. Elephant Scabs.
  • VERTREP: Vertical Replenishment: The taking of provides (resupply) from a provide ship through helo pick-up and drop-off. Historically, the CH-46 Sea Knight (see “Phrog”) was used for such resupply, though any plane with a cargo hook put in can do. Differs from “UNREP.”
  • Very nicely: Expression of acknowledgement a senior offers a subordinate.
  • VF: Fixed Wing Fighter Aircraft Squadrons. No longer in use, see VFA
  • VFA: Fixed Wing Strike Fighter Squadron, made up of Legacy F/A-18C or D mannequin Hornets or F/A-18E,F or G mannequin Super Hornets.
  • Vitamin M: Motrin, which is sometimes used to fight the assorted aches/pains/complications related to navy service. Compare “Corpsman Candy.”
  • VP: Fixed Wing Patrol Aircraft Squadrons.
  • VS: Fixed Wing Anti Submarine Squadrons. With the retirement of the S-3B Viking all VS squadrons have been decommissioned.
  • VT: Fixed Wing Training Squadrons.
  • VX: Fixed Wing Experimental Aircraft Squadrons.
  • Vulcan Death Watch: 12 hours of drills separated by 3 rotations of watches. If one is on Vulcan Death Watch, one is up oncoming as drill workforce, on watch then offgoing as casualty response workforce, doubtlessly adopted by one other 6 hour watch.
  • Vultures’ Row: The place from which individuals can watch flight operations with out being in the way in which, usually the O-7 to O-9 degree on an plane provider’s island.
  • Walking, Talking Road Mark: Used throughout boot camp to seek advice from a recruit that may be a full loss at navy bearing, appearence, and formalities, a recruit that causes his firm to continually lose factors at inspections, drills, and many others. These recruits normally find yourself getting ASMO’ed to an organization that’s earlier in coaching.
  • War Chicken: A derogatory time period for the Special Warfare Insignia earned by Navy SEALS.
  • Wardroom: Officer’s mess, or eating room. Also used to collectively seek advice from all of the officers at a command.
  • Warm Blood: An particular person who has not crossed the Arctic Circle or Antarctic Circle, who should undergo rituals, that typically cross the road to be hazing, to grow to be a Blue Nose or Red Nose, respectively. See crossing the road, shellback, and pollywog.
  • Warrant: A warrant officer. In the navy warrants are typically older and extra skilled in a specific space of experience than a commissioned line officer, very like an “LDO.” Warrants are competitively chosen from the senior (E7–E9) enlisted ranks. By definition are technical specialists.
  • Watch: A interval of responsibility, normally of four-hours period, six-hours on submarines. The day at sea has lengthy been divided into watches, that are known as: Midwatch or Balls to 4 (0000 to 0400); morning or rev (reveille) watch (0400 to 0800); forenoon watch (0800 to 1200); afternoon watch (1200 to 1600); canine watches (1600-1800 and 1800-2000); and the primary watch (2000 to 2400).
  • Watch situation: Ship’s readiness situation:(Denoted by Roman numerals) I: most readiness (GQ) all arms at their battle stations, materials situation Zebra set (most harm management readiness.) IA: (“One Alpha”) Modified GQ to conduct amphibious operations. IE or Modified GQ, relaxed GQ situation throughout prolonged GQ interval, primarily to permit chow; II: Similar to IA, for prolonged Naval Gunfire Support; III: Wartime cruising, greater state of readiness with some battle stations manned; IV: regular (peacetime) underway watch.
  • Water wars: Water fights within the engineering areas, together with the use of sizzling brine, disassembling air flow ducting, rigging non permanent air hoses, and dumping trash cans full of water on the deck. An essential part of the struggle on boredom.
  • Water Wings: Derogatory time period used (normally by Naval Aviators), for the Surface Warfare Officer qualification badge.
  • WAVES: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services.
  • WAVE Cage: A feminine solely open-bay BEQ, often known as a “meat market” by some Sailors. Buildings 29 and 91 at NTC/SSC San Diego, the feminine A-School barracks, for instance.
  • Wayspouse: Sailors’ spouses ready on the pier, if sufficiently obese that they might be used as navigation waypoints.
  • WEFT: Typically it stands for “Wings, Exhaust (or Engine, for prop aircraft), Fuselage, Tail” and is a technique by which ship’s lookout stations can visually determine plane throughout the neighborhood. However, since coaching for this tends to be spotty at greatest, identification of plane is usually incorrect, resulting in the second definition: “Wrong Every Fucking Time.”
  • Welded to the Pier: A Ship being in an prolonged interval of refit at a shipyard or naval base, which prevents it from getting ready for sea for a number of months or longer. Can additionally seek advice from a ship that not often goes to sea.
  • WESTPAC: While this normally refers back to the western Pacific space of operations, it could possibly additionally seek advice from a kind of deployment by which a unit heads to a number of areas all through mentioned space. Often utilized in, “Damn, we just did a six-month WESTPAC, barely got home for a week, and now we’re heading out again?”
  • WESTPAC widow: Sailor’s spouse in search of a brief fling, typically with one other sailor.
  • Wet Suit Camel Toe: A disturbing sight attributable to a (normally older and) fatter rescue swimmer making an attempt to squeeze into his moist go well with for SAR responsibility. Often seen coming into and exiting helos which might be offering SAR providers.
  • Wet Willie: Joke performed on a sleeping sailor by licking a finger, and sticking it into the unsuspecting sleeping sailor’s ear to imitate the texture of a penis being inserted into the ear, normally met with a number of groans by onlookers.
  • Wetting down: Party celebrating a promotion/development or warfare qualification. Traditionally the metallic machine is dropped in a beer glass, and “wet down.”
  • Wheels: A Quartermaster (QM).
  • Wheel Book: Green coated pocket-sized authorities concern pocket book carried by most Petty Officers and Chiefs.
  • Whidbey Whale: A dependent spouse that’s Orca fats although her husband has maintained the identical primary measurement throughout their marriage
  • Whistling Shit Can of Death: CH-46 Seaknight Helicopter, described as such as a result of of the whistling sound the engines make, and since the CH-46 has been susceptible to failures, and has killed its share of air crews.
  • White Rats: Tampons which seem after a sewage leak within the feminine head. Also, a sound powered phone amplifier.
  • Whiz Quiz: “Piss Test,” urinalysis.
  • Widow/Widower: Describes wives (and now husbands) with spouses on deployment. Single, for all intents and functions, till the day their partner returns from deployment. Prefaced by the kind or theater of service the deployed partner is in, e.g. “WESTPAC widow” or “Boomer Widow.”
  • Wings: Naval Aviator or Naval Flight Officer breast insignia. Also the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist breast insignia.
  • Wing-nut: See airdale.
  • Wire Biter: An electrician.
  • Wizzard: Topsider insult for a nuc. Refers to nucs’ insistance to decorate like Morpheus from the Matrix and propensity for enjoying Magic (The Gathering) and World of Warcraft endlessly.
  • Wolf Ticket: Highly suspect data. Can seek advice from malicious “scuttlebutt,” exaggerated “no-shitters,” or blatently phony sea tales.
  • Woop: A cadet on the US Military Academy (West Point).
  • Workups: 1- to 6-week intervals previous a deployment throughout which the ship and/or its airwing observe and put together. Widely recognized workups involving the provider and the airwing are TSTA, COMPTUEX, and RIMPAC. Airwing solely workups embrace journeys to NAS Fallon and NAS Key West.
  • Wrinkle Bomb: A uniform worn by a sailor that’s wrinkled so badly that it appears to be like just like the sailor slept in it. See “Raisin.”
  • “Wrong answer, RPOC!”: What Company Commanders in boot camp would scream on the RPOC when he/unit screwed up. Immediately adopted by, “Push up, position, Shitbags!” Example: “WHY THE FUCK DID YOU LET THEM MARCH BACK FROM CHOW?!?” “I thought you wanted us back early for the inspection, Sir!” “Wrong answer, RPOC!”
  • WTF (pronounced “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” utilizing the phonetic alphabet): “What the Fuck?” What simply occurred? Can even be in written kind WTF Ok (with a line over the Ok) which means “WTF Over”
  • Weaponette (Submarine Service): A member of a submarine’s Weapons Department (utilized by members of the Navigation/Operations Department or Engineering Department, normally when they need their stolen instruments again).
  • Wog: Short for “pollywog”, as in “wog ceremony.”
  • Wog Dog: Sailor appearing as a vicious canine and half of the “Royal Party” throughout Shellback initiation.
  • Word Shitter: Another identify for these embossing label makers. They “shit” phrases out when one squeezes the deal with.
  • Working Party: When there may be loading of provides, the Quarterdeck will name for a “working party” to be manned by every division of the ship, the quantity relying on the duty.
  • Would you want a kick that can assist you get airborne?: Seen on a numerical record of epithet substitutions, particularly transmitted over radio, which has to remain fresh.
  • W.U.N.A: World´s Ugliest Naval Aviator.
  • XO: Executive Officer: The second-in-Command of a ship, aviation squadron or shore command, second in authority to the Commanding Officer.
  • XOI: Executive Officer’s Inquiry: A step within the non-judicial punishment course of by which the wayward sailor seems earlier than the chief officer (XO). After listening to the main points of the case, the XO might suggest dismissal or refer it to the Commanding Officer (CO) for “Mast.”
  • XO’s Happy Hour: A every day, hour-long necessary cleansing evolution. Usually launched by XO on the 1MC.
  • X-Ray Fitting : (1) A hatch, scuttle or the like which in regular situation is closed each in-port and at-sea. (See materials situation) (2) (see “Fan room”) A room the place contraband could also be hidden or for sexual relations whereas at-sea (3) Historically, the place a chief petty officer would take subordinates to “make” them comply (utilizing a number of punches to the face).
  • Xox (verb): To enter engineering log knowledge suspiciously much like the earlier hour’s log knowledge. Derived from “xerox.”
  • Yardbird: A civilian shipyard employee.
  • YARFO: “You Ain’t Reactor? Fuck Off.” This slogan was adopted by Reactor Departments on CVNs in response to the Aviation Ordnance slogan “IYAOYAS.”
  • YGFBKM: “You’ve Got to Fucking Be Kidding Me!”
  • YGTBSM: “You’ve Got To Be Shitting Me!”
  • Zero: Officer. Usually utilized to a younger junior officer, akin to an O-1 (ENS / 2ndLt), and O-2 (LTJG / 1stLt) or an O-3 (LT / Capt).
  • Zippo: (1) A flame thrower hooked up to a small boat, or a ship so geared up. (2) (Derogatory) Nickname for the USS Forrestal (CV 59) after the hearth on 29 July 1967 that killed 134 sailors and injured 161 on the plane provider.
  • Zoomie: (1) An aviator; typically refers to a USAF pilot or navigator/fight programs officer. (2) (particularly within the plural, “zoomies) On a nuclear ship, a (nonstandard) unit of radiation, akin to is current in a compartment containing or close to nuclear weapons or a naval nuclear reactor. “I wouldn’t go back there unless you want to get some zoomies!” Also used of radiation picked up on one’s private dosimeter (the radiation measuring units worn by weapons- or nuclear-trained personnel). “How many zoomies did you get today?” (3) A cadet on the US Air Force Academy.
  • Zone inspection: A proper inspection of areas performed by a workforce headed by the XO.
  • ZUG: Negative. An out of date / unofficial process sign. Retired RMs might typically use ZUG in place of “no” or “negative.”
  • ZUT: CW (Morse radiotelegraphy): “forever.” An out of date / unofficial process sign. Retired RMs might have a ZUT certificates or perhaps a ZUT tattoo.

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