Military Slang and Acronyms (2)

Military Slang and Acronyms - Installment 2 Let's pick up where we left off last time by covering military slang starting with the letter "L" You can read Installment 1 of Military Slang and Acronyms here. FEBA – Forward Edge of Battle Area.  I wished I had the non-politically correct cartoons that our CPT taught us with in our Chemical Officer Advance Course. FTX – Field Training Exercise – This is what the Army uses to train soldiers to prepare for combat.  I think my most memorable would be Team Spirit 86.  I arrived in country and went straight to the field for 2 weeks.  If it weren’t for the S-2 shop giving me a ride, I think I might still be standing on that hillside in South Korea. FOUO – For Official Use Only – This is one way the military kept certain people from knowing pertinent information.  Of course, if they wanted to restrict it even further, then they labeled it Secret or Top Secret. FUBAR – F*cked up Beyond All Repair – This is...
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Military Slang and Acronyms

Military Slang and Acronyms - Installment 1 For my next blog I am going to write a series on military slang and acronyms due to the fact that there are so many.  I have tried to narrow the list down to the ones that I know.  I used these countless times while serving therefore making them have a more personal meaning to me. So let’s see how far I can get in this first article starting with the letter A AO – Area of Operations AAR – After Action Review – I find myself still using this one today even in my civilian job and of course sometimes I have to explain to people what it means.  But anytime you conduct a function or group event, it is definitely a good idea to sit down at the completion and conduct an AAR.  This will allow you to capture notes for what went right or wrong and will make the next event go much better. AIT – Advanced Individual Training – This is when a new...
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Survival Kit Requirements

This is a list of basic items that are recommended for a basic survival kit.  I am combining lists presented by the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross.  Both agencies recommend that you have a disaster kit at home, work and in your car since you never know when a natural disaster will strike.  Some of the items listed are available through our website. Many of these items are available. in our HQ Store. Survival Kit Requirements First Aid Manual – FM 21-11 or Survival Manual – FM 21-76 First Aid kit Blanket Flash light w/extra batteries CPR face mask Cold pack Battery powered radio Shovel Knife Compass Booster cables Fire Extinguisher Flares or chemical lights Bottled water Non-perishable high energy food or canned foods Aspirin and gauze bandages  Other items recommend by Army/Navy retailers that I know are: Multi-tools Chemical defense (Pepper) sprays Water purification tablets Hand warmers Gloves Signal mirrors Face paint Magnesium Fire-starters P-38 Can openerSu Sleeping bag ...
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