Appendix: Glossary of U. S. Navy slang. Template: dynamic list. Wikipedia. The following are some examples of the slang of the United States.
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Navy, you will also see references to the United States Marine Corps as well because of their use of naval terminology sometimes also referred to as NAVSpeak. Note that in the Navy, many ships and units have nicknames; these are listed separately, in Appendix: Glossary of U. S. Navy slang/Unit nicknames. Table of Contents: ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0- dark- hundred, 0'dark- hundred (pronounced . On ships equipped with small boats, the First Lieutenant or . On larger ships, the .
Work for 1st division varies among ships depending on size. Small ships only have one division, while larger ships like carriers or amphibs can have 5 or more.
In addition to the CWO program, the Navy has a Limited Duty Officer (LDO) commissioning program for senior enlisted personnel (and CWOs). 0-dark-hundred, 0'dark-hundred (pronounced 'oh dark hundred', because the 'zero' in time expressions was verbally pronounced 'oh' in the US Navy and US Army as late as the 1980s: Midnight, 12AM.
JV: Engineering sound- powered circuit. MC: Engineering loudspeaker circuit. MC: Ships command intercom circuit, mainly used between the bridge, combat, and flight decks. Also known as the Bitch Box. A female, perceived to be unattractive otherwise, out at sea on a ship which has many more males than females and who is consequently paid more attention than she would be paid on land. The series of books; 4.
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P- 1, 4. 3P- 2, 4. P- 3 & 4. 3P- 4 were separate books covering all aspects of maintenance. The 4. 3P- 2, 4. 3P- 3 & 4. P- 4 books were replaced in the mid 1. The 4. 3P- 1 book containing MIPs stayed in the work center and was a deep red color with 4.
P- 1 across the cover. Officially no longer named the 4. P- 1, the fleet continues to name and refer to their work center maintenance manual as the 4. P- 1. 4. JG: Communications circuit used by V4 Fuels Division to coordinate flight deck fueling operations between the flight deck and below decks pump and filter rooms. Also used to pass information between a flight deck fuel station and flight deck control as to status of fueling operations for individual aircraft. Found on aircraft carriers and similar vessels.
MC: Emergency communications circuit that overrides sound powered phone communications to alert controlling stations to a casualty. MC: A circuit similar to the 1. MC, except that it is only heard on the flight deck of an air- capable ship and in engineering spaces. It is EXTREMELY loud to overcome the jet noise on the flight deck. Do not stand near one of the speakers without hearing protection. Preferred term by Amphib sailors for LCM- 8 or LCM- 6 boats, as opposed to .
Very rarely occurs due to duty. Used especially of a sailor who does not have a warfare pin. ADSEP: ADministrative SEParation: Release from Naval Service for administrative reasons. A- Farts is received via satellite all over the world and offers a variety of shows. Some of the most entertaining offerings are the propaganda commercials it frequently airs since regular advertising is not permitted. AFTA: Advanced First Term Avionics: Part of the advanced electronics schooling package, reserved for AT's AQ's and AX's for advanced training.
Basically, they taught the PO2 exam for 6 months. A- Gang: The Auxiliaries Division of the Engineering Department. Members are known as . A department on aircraft carriers and Naval Air Stations responsible for maintaining aircraft sub assemblies.
On an aircraft carrier, 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, usually manned by Aviation Boatswains Mates. V0 Division: Admin offices. 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 . Used when a sailor has his hands in his pockets.
Air Force Salute, Airman Salute, Airedale Salute: An . Also called an Ensign Salute. Airedale: A sailor who works on or around aircraft.
Airstart: (1) An attempt to restart an aircraft's engine(s) after in- flight failure. Squared Away: (name for) a sailor who is always . Anyone who has been designated with this nickname is most likely a lifer who has no life outside the navy. Squared the fuck Away.
Often performed with a white glove and a black sock. Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Adios, motherfuckers. Aluminum Cloud: The F- 1. Tomcat. Already Broke: The USS Arliegh Burke. Anchors and Spurs: The famous dance club at NAVSTA San Diego where many a lonely Navy wife has broken the seventh commandment. Many sailors find this amusing until it happens to them.
Used to describe the safety system whereby sailors can drop anonymous recommendations into a locked box. AO: Aviation Ordnanceman, personnel assigned to Aircraft Carriers, Helicopter Carriers and Aviation Squadrons that store, handle, assemble, transport and load all weapons and drop tanks along with electronic counter measure pods, dispensers and sono- bouys on Navy and Marine Corps aircraft. Other duties include storing and maintaining unit small arms as well as training and qualifying squadron member in their use and the use of deadly force.
Aviation Ordnancemen are expected to have a broad knowledge base of the rate and and be able to perform any duties of the rate. AOCS: Aviation Officer Candidate School; since discontinued pre- commissioning program at NAS Pensacola, FL that trained both prior service and non- prior service college graduates to become naval officers and to subsequently qualify as either Naval Aviators, Naval Flight Officers, Air Intelligence Officers, or Aircraft Maintenance Duty Officers - program merged into Officer Candidate School at NETC Newport, RI in the late 1. AOL: Absent Over Leave; Navyspeak for AWOL. See UA, the correct Naval term.
AOM: All Officers Meeting, held for a variety of reasons like training, port calls, mess issues, etc. Armpit of the Med: Naples, Italy. So called on account of its unique smell and the overall (un)cleanliness of the city.
ASH Receiver: An . Mostly issued in boot camp to set a recruit back in training due to poor performance. Assholes and elbows: The only things which should be seen by a boatswains mate when deck hands are on their hands and knees holystoning a wooden deck. Asshole of the Navy: Norfolk, Virginia, home of the fabled . The cold shoulders from civilians persist in certain Navy towns. See also TSC. Aviation Queer: The enlisted rating AQ, Aviation Fire Control Technician; since merged into Aviation Electronics Technician (AT). AW: The enlisted rating previously known as Aviation Anti- submarine Warfare Operator, now known as Aviation Warfare Operator; sometimes preceded by the adjective .
The nickname is based on its color and flavor. See also Monkey Butt. Back Alley: Card game of trump played by 2 to 4 players (mostly . Players are first dealt 1 card each then 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 1. Players bid on the number of tricks to be taken, trump is determined by draw.
Score is kept by awarding 3 points for bids made and taken and 1 point for each additional trick. A player unable to make their bid goes set 3 X the bid. Game can be played by partners. Bag (noun): Flight suit. Bag (verb): To issue demerits at the Naval Academy. Bag of Dicks: An unwanted or extremely tedious task, e.
Someone who has been given a . Served at galleys in lieu of regular chow for sailors on the go. Bagger: A sailor who is chronically late for watch relief.
Not generally seen outside of Boot Camp. Balls to Four: A four hour watch technically stood from 0. Most commonly seen on a .
The hostess will expect some entertainment (dancing, dinner, etc.)Barely Trainable: Derogatory term for a Boiler Technician (BT). Barney Clark: A slider topped with a fried egg. Barney Clark, who in 1. The rating badge icon looked like a bar stool.
Batphone: A dedicated outside telephone line (not for personal use) typically for shore power or security purposes. Sometimes used to connect CIC to Engineering. Battle Group (BG): A group of warships and supply ships centered around a large deck aircraft carrier and that carrier's airwing. Usually consists of one cruiser, one supply ship, and one or two destroyers, frigates, and submarines.
More recently referred to as a Carrier Strike Group (CSG). Battle Racks: (term for) when mission- exhausted Aviators are allowed to sleep through General Quarters. Battle rattle: body armor and helmet. Battlewagon: Battleship. 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 because they are so thick and hideous that one is guaranteed never to have sex while one is wearing them. Term has become obsolete due to more normal looking frame choices now offered (outside of enlisted recruit training, at least).
See Broke Dick. Beer Day: On many navy ships, even in the present day, all hands are given 2 beers if they are underway without a port call for a given period of time . Both beers are opened when they are given to the crewmember to prevent them from being hoarded. Beans, bullets, and black oil: Supplies of all sorts needed by a warship. Bells: Naval way of announcing the time of day aboad ship, usually over the 1. MC. One bell corresponds to 3.
Bells will only be rung as a single strike, or a closely spaced double strike, with a maximum of eight bells (4 sets of 2). Bells repeat themselves every 4 hours. For example 2 sets of 2 bells, followed by a single bell could be 0. Benny: A treat or reward, derived from . So called because in the old days of sailing, this list 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 communicate between spaces of a ship. Bitching Betty: The computer generated female voice heard in an aviator's headset when something is not as it should be. She is usually worried about unsafe flight conditions or an enemy threat.