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...
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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...
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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 ...
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