Helmet Fire: When a pilot becomes so task saturated in the cockpit that he loses the big picture and situational awareness (SA). Numb Nuts (Derogatory) Nick Name for the USS Nimitz (CVN68), Nut to butt: Standing in line, close quarters, body to body, each man's chest pressed to the back of the man ahead, or "nut to butt.". Usually the only small bit of privacy found on a ship. Stepping out: When a junior sailor often gets into a shouting match with a more senior enlisted man: I.e. Mustang: An Officer who came from the Enlisted ranks. Stand by to stand by: Waiting to find out why everyone is waiting for something to maybe happen. (see EAOS above and Short timer below.). Tits Up: Broke-dick, inoperable, dead (from some piece of equipment being "flat on its back"). This is accomplished by spending all day meat gazing, or looking at dicks while guys are pissing. What does the term Bravo Foxtrot mean? Balls Thirty: (1) The time 00:30, when there is a security sweep on some bases. Used pejoratively if the officer in question is overly proud of this fact. These personnel go on to become Plank Owners. Frog Hog: A female who hangs around Navy SEALs. 2JV: Engineering sound-powered circuit. Powder Monkey: Term referring to a sailor sent back and forth for an item, usually tasked to retrive something from below-decks; derives from young boys who served on wooden ships that retrieved powder for broadside firing. Can also refer to the air wing itself, as in CAG-1, CAG-5 or CAG-14. Compare "Ricky Boxing.". In modern times it is an aluminum rubbish bowl. Air Boss: Air Officer. Blanket Party: A beating administered to someone whose head has been covered with a blanket (to prevent that person from identifying the attackers), in boot camp (and usually at night), because the individual is perceived to have harmed the group by not being squared away. Five by five: nonstandard Radio speech indicating "loud and clear." Heads and Beds: An inspection performed daily at sea by the XO or a designated replacement, usually the MAA. One-eyed Jack: See "Barney Clark" A. tasty treat served at midrats consisting of a slider topped with a fried egg. : Diesel Boats Forever: (marking on an) unauthorized pin showing a non-nuclear submarine. Sometimes used as a threat of punishment or retribution - "Do what I told you to do or I may have to hold an Easter Egg Hunt in your locker. ", CAG: Title used when addressing the carrier air wing commander. Hot box: Ship's engines are lit off, but ship is not underway. ". : "Fuck You Bitch I'm Short": Slogan indicating lack of care since the one uttering it or wearing it will be leaving soon. When one goes off, the other takes his place (three men share two racks). Oil King - An enlisted engineer responsible for fuel, lube oil, boilerwater and feedwater testing and also their quality, quantity, and transfers around the ship. Welded to the Pier: A Ship being in an extended period of refit at a shipyard or naval base, which prevents it from making ready for sea for several months or longer. Guns: A sailor in the Gunner's Mate rating. Usually a soft-bodied, self-involved Politician. Cake Eater: An officer; Canoe Club: The U.S. Navy. Scullery: The washroom on board a ship for eating implements such as knives, forks, trays, and cups. Nonskid Wax: A fictitious substance used for waxing non-skid decks, something junior sailors are sent looking for. A person with such a rank can also be referred to by number of stars they have; so a "three star" is a Vice Admiral, and so forth. Bag Nasty: A pre-packaged bag lunch usually consisting of a cold cut sandwich, piece of fruit, and juice box or can of soda. The term is also used of sailors who enlist in Advanced Electronics or Nuclear training tracks, as these also require a 6 year commitment. Warrants are competitively selected from the senior (E7E9) enlisted ranks. Aviation Ordnancemen are expected to have a broad knowledge base of the rate and and be able to perform any duties of the rate. Shower Party: An involuntary scrub-down of a submarine crew member who hasn't been practicing good hygiene. John Wayne toilet paper: Toilet paper that is rough, tough, and takes shit from no one. SLJO: Shitty Little Jobs Officer. A prankster who defecates in public areas of a ship. The more derogatory ". See also "Swab. The Kool-Aid-like beverage dispensed on the. Nuke Milk: A disgusting powdered milk used when the fresh milk runs out. Very rarely, a PO2 (due to changes in high year tenure), which leads the question of how somebody can screw up that badly and still call it "good" behavior. Airstart: (1) An attempt to restart an aircraft's engine(s) after in-flight failure. The cold shoulders from civilians persist in certain Navy towns. Pigs in a Bucket, Fuck it: Colorful rhyming term used when a sailor wants to forget what they have heard, seen, or done. 9. A member of a fire department in Northern Virginia in a rich city or town who goes to no fire..ever..but talks about it like they are actually God's gift to the . So named because they are so thick and hideous that one is guaranteed never to have sex while one is wearing them. "Quarters" also refers to the daily morning muster for each division, announced as "QuartersQuartersAll hands to Quarters for muster, instruction, and inspection.". Usually applied to a young junior officer, such as an O-1 (ENS / 2ndLt), and O-2 (LTJG / 1stLt) or an O-3 (LT / Capt). Not to be confused with "screwing the pooch" which refers to royally messing up a task. Gigged: Having suffered a point deduction in Boot Camp for an unsatisfactory personal, uniform, or bunk or locker inspection. i.e. Punishment for screwing up or being a Rock. Make a Hole: An informal way for an Enlisted person to get through a passage way that is blocked by other personnel. Screwing the Pooch: Making a huge mistake. "Mast" for short. A part of a Cake-Eater's shame. USS Loungechair: The fictional ship sailors serve on when they retire. Except you start with all pieces off the board. Usually an all day event to get the crew ready for a real underway. Alpha fires leave ash. Liberty Risk: A sailor who loves liberty a little too much, so much so that he puts himself in danger by drinking too much, getting into fights, or pissing off the locals. Fan Room (see "X-Ray fitting"): (1) A room with a fan or blower, A "closed" space which is often utilized for general mischief away from watchful eyes. Chief Warrant Officer (W1W5): A "Super Goat," a highly qualified senior enlisted (E-7/E-8) person who has earned a commission through a competitive process and continues to work in their technical field. DinQ: Delinquent in Qualifications, or some other admin requirement, "on the dinq list for tetanus shot", Dipper: An anti-submarine helocopter with a variable depth dipping SONAR. "You just blew the 7th Fleet.". (like WESTPAC referring to a Western Pacific deployment. OS's constitute "OI Division.". Military personnel are known for their, ahem, colorful language, and the phrases below represent the most family-friendly, or PG, terms. Operation GOLDENFLOW: A command-wide urinalysis test. Learn more with our list of military sayings and what they mean in the context of the military. Pirate Navy: Small boy crafts generally referring to the smallest of the vessels, such as Minesweepers, Coastal Patrol boats, and sometimes Frigates. Stands for either "Simple Minded Ass Grabbers" or "Sometimes Mechanic, Always Gay." It is sometimes cured by a "Channel Fever Shot," a slap or kick to the backside. B.O.C.O.D: "Beat Off Cut Off Date": The date prior to returning home from a deployment on which a man should stop masturbating in order to save himself up for his wife or girlfriend. Skylarking: Messing around or not doing assigned work. Some'are here, some'are there, some'are everywhere.". : Fucked Up Ridiculous Educational Device: The computer that graded the teletype capabilities of those going through Radioman "A" School. sign. 43P-1: Work center Maintenance manual; prior to OPNAV numbering the current guidance 4790/4(series) it was 43P. Mando Commando: Sailor assigned mandatory physical training (Mando PT or FEP) for being overweight or failing the Physical Readiness Test. Must be signed off by a superior or expert. Goat Fuck Operation: A situation in which every possible aspect fails or goes "sideways". Blue Falcon: (Also known as a "Bravo Foxtrot") Slang term for "Buddy Fucker", also, "Noble Order of the Blue Falcon" for those who are true masters of Blue Falconry. CBDR is also used as a warning to shipmates heading into trouble or danger (not necessarily physical collision) they might not see or be aware of. Small Boy: Term referring to smaller class ships, such as destroyers and frigates. NEC: The Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system, of which the NEC coding system is a part, supplements the enlisted rating structure in identifying personnel on active or inactive duty and billets in manpower authorizations. Brown Shoe: Term used to describe aviation community officers and senior enlisted members, due to the dark brown footwear worn with khaki uniforms and aviation winter working green uniforms. Flattop: Aircraft carrier. This follows from a three-section watch rotation, and results in the sailor standing watch at a different time every day and night, repeating every three days. Commodore: Historically, the designation given to a one-star admiral (presently called Rear Admiral Lower Half). ", Great Mistakes: Common epithet used when complaining about. 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). Lifer Locker: Lounge used by E-6's onboard ship. Ricky Ray-Gun: The cheap, disposable flashlights Recruits use while standing night watch in the barracks. Ricky Heaven: A number of restaurants and entertainment venues found in a single building at boot camp, so called because only graduates of boot camp may go there. Named for the way they make you feel after youve eaten them. Ladderwell: Stairs. Cow: A refrigerated fixture in the galley that dispenses something like milk. Seabag locker: A room, usually on board ship, where extra uniforms, or item materials are placed until needed. Hollywood Shower: To take a long shower that wastes water (See Navy Shower). Mail Buoy: A fictitious bouy that mail for a ship is left on. Both beers are opened when they are given to the crewmember to prevent them from being hoarded. ", Black Pants: An enlisted sailor below the rank of E-7 (Chief Petty Officer). Often seen entering and exiting helos that are providing SAR services. CHT Tank/Shit Tank/Chit Tank: Collection, Holding and Transfer system, which collects all ship's shower and toilet runoff/sewage until such time as it can be pumped or dumped. (2) Main engineering space aboard ship to include the Fire Room (boiler room), Machinery Room (Engine Room) or a combined room (Main Machinery Room) containing both boilers and main engines. Also, a traditional naval toast. Flag Deck, Flag Bridge: Command level on large ships for Admirals if they are present, see Flag. (2) A reference to the restroom or locker room in general. Mandatory physical training regimen designed to return sailors to within physical readiness standards. An expression used in the face of adversity, meaning that regardless of the setback you are going to continue anyway! SSN: Submarine, Nuclear, class of ship. Also "Shitty Hawk.". USS Lastship: The ship a sailor was on previously. Sandblower: A person of very short stature. Barely Trainable: Derogatory term for a Boiler Technician (BT). Also the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist breast insignia. From Hawaiian. Airedale: A sailor who works in one of the Navy's aviation rates also know as "Brown Shoes.". White Rats: Tampons which appear after a sewage leak in the female head. Paddles: Code word for the LSO (see above). Also applies in the Submarine Service to a crewman who is not yet qualified in submarines. Easter Egg Hunt: An especially rigorous investigation or inspection in which the inspecting officer seems unduly motivated to find everything wrong he possibly can, even if it ridiculous--"The XO held an Easter Egg Hunt at Messing and Berthing today." "Liberty is down." Polish a Turd: Make the most of a bad situation. Back when there existed a rating called Boiler Technician (BT), they most commonly were the Oil Kings. Bully Big Dick: The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Smoke Test: Turn on recently repaired electronic gear; worst case scenario it smokes, indicating a catastrophic failure. "We're going to have great liberty this port: A tuna boat just pulled in!". Midnight Requisition: To "borrow" (with varying degress of consent) a needed item from another unit. Missile Sponge: Usually a frigate or destroyer with limited air defense capability stationed on the outer ring of a battlegroup, as they are the ships most likely to be hit in a convoy. Crack House: A designated smoking area aboard ship that is not a. Crapper: A toilet, see also shitter and pisser. Alpha Dogs: Refers to Alpha Company, a division of vehicle operators and mechanics within the Naval Mobile Construction Battalions, also known as the Fighting Seabees. Work for 1st division varies among ships depending on size. JAM-Dive buddy: (Submarine Service) A submariner whom you have your way with in the event of a jam-dive casualty. Fresh Water Navy (derogatory) members of the US Coast Guard. (Often pronounced "A-wis."). Pier-Queer: Air Force term for "Sailor." Knuckle Buster: A pneumatic tool for removing perfectly good paint from steel. "John Wayne it." A water craft small enough to be carried on a ship (ships themselves may only be called boats by members of the crew who have completed a deployment). Spudlocker: Area below the ramp of an aircraft carrier. Examples: Morale Officer, Mess Officer. May also refer to the Signal Bridge on the intercom. O-N-O-F-F actuator (or switch): The on/off button or switch on any device, usually used in the context of a subordinate not grasping how to power a device up or down. Term used by Nukes to describe a method of estimation to arrive at an answer. Wings: Naval Aviator or Naval Flight Officer breast insignia. Burnbag: (1) One of the red-and-white-striped paper bags which are used to hold classified material meant for destruction. Usually used among those who aren't particularly pleased with shipboard life. A helicopter and/or fixed-wing refueling nozzle. Officially no longer named the 43P-1, the fleet continues to name and refer to their work center maintenance manual as the 43P-1. Some Instructors at Naval Nuclear Power School are Limited Duty Officers, but are commissioned immediately upon completion of college, as opposed to LDOs that have spent time in the enlisted ranks. Twidget: Sailor in the Electronics or Electrical fields of job specialties. "Carry on" allows personnel to continue whatever they were doing. Loop, Looper: An officer, usually a LT or LCDR, who is an admiral's aide. Gator squares: Putting a square on a chart, often 3 miles by 3 miles, in the middle of a body of water, and steaming around in it for hours. This is an all-white short sleeve uniform that makes the wearer look suspiciously like the ice cream man. Jack Off Curtain: The small privacy curtain hanging on the outside of a rack. Tends to be obese with a strong body odor. One designated Port, and the other there is no other, only Port once again, hence the term re-Port. (2) Any time late at night that doesn't qualify for Oh Dark Thirty. 90 Day Wonder, 90 Day Miracle: OCS graduate (as opposed to a graduate of four-year Naval Academy or ROTC training). Ricky Girlfriend: A male sailor's hand, used to masturbate. ELT-"What do you want it to be?". Drive On! A dangerous thing for a sailor to be around Pearl Harbor, as some of the natives see them as easy targets for crime, especially when local law-enforcement doesn't seem to care. (example: 2MC, 5MC, 23MC, 26MC). Single, for all intents and purposes, until the day their spouse returns from deployment. The opposite of a highly respected and particularly valuable "Good Man." Things can also be repaired and gotten into proper working order and then referred to as "checks five-oh." "All hands heave out and trice up." 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