May 20, 2011

Military Language Conversion Chart


The reason the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines bicker amongst themselves is that they don't speak the same language. For instance, take the simple phrase "secure the building". 
The Army will post guards around the place.  The Navy will turn out the lights and lock the doors.
The Marines will kill everybody inside and set up a headquartersThe Air Force will take out a 5 year lease with an option to buy.
NAVY / USMC /USCG
ARMY
AIR FORCE
Head
Latrine
Powder Room
Rack
Bunk
Single with ruffle and duvet
Mess Deck / Chow Hall
Mess Hall / Mess Tent
Dining Facility or 'The Cafe'
'Cookie', stew burner
Mess Cook
Contract Chef
Coffee / Mud
Cup of Joe
Vanilla Skim Latte'
Bug Juice
Kool-Aid
Shirley Temple
Utilities / Digitals
BDUs / ACUs
Casual Wear
Seaman / Private
Private
Bobby / Jimmy
Chief / Gunny
Sergeant
Bob / Jim
Captain / Skipper
Colonel
Robert / James
Captain's Mast
Article 15
Time Out
Berthing / Barracks
Barracks
Apartment
Skivvies / U-Trau
Underwear
Undies
Thrown in the Brig
Put in Confinement
Grounded
Zoom Bag
Flight Suit
Business Casual
Cover / Head Gear
Beret
Optional
Ship's Store / NEX
PX  (PX Trailer)
AAFES  Shopping Mall
TAD
TDY
PCS with family
Cruise / Afloat
Deploy
Huh?
Ground Grabbers
Athletic Shoes
Flip-Flops
Die for your Country
Die for your Battle Buddy
Die for Air Conditioning
Shipmate / Marine
Battle Buddy
Don't Ask, Don't Tell or Honey
Terminate /  Kill
Take Out
Back on Base for Happy Hour
Boon Dockers
Jump Boots
Birkenstocks
Low Quarters
Low Quarters
Patent Leather Pumps
SEAL
SF/Ranger
Librarian
Shore Patrol / MPs
MPs
SF
Oouh-Rah!
Hoo-ah!
Hip-Hip hurray!
MRE
MRE
Happy Meal To Go
Salute
Salute
Wave
Obstacle Course
Confidence Course
Class 6 Parking Lot
Grinder / Drill Field
Parade Field
What?
Ge-Dunk
Snack Bar
Chuck E. Cheese
PT Test
APFT
'No conversion available'
Dept. Of the Navy
DoD
DoD Lite
Midshipman
Cadet
Debutante
Hard-Core
Strak
'Way Too Serious'


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