the American English meaning of "military") and therefore this article includes naval and air forces slang as well as the military slang of armies.

Military slang is also used to reinforce the (usually friendly) interservice rivalries.

If you got notification on your RWR that an aircraft had locked you, you would want to know if it was from red air or just your wingman.

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Some of these terms have been considered derogatory to varying degrees and attempts have been made to eliminate them.(Infantry) "Adios Mother Fucker" abbreviated using the phonetic alphabet. When used in combat situations it generally means that the person saying it is in immediate danger of being killed.(US) Term used following a particular period of time to reference how many complete days plus the time spent on the last day leaving a service member has before a tour of duty or field evolution is complete. "(US) An isolated deployment, or any other extremely isolated or distant location; pejorative.

mostly about the disgust at the distance, but also implies that there could be little worthwhile in such a distant and isolated place.

When the Air Force became independent, 'black' shoes replaced the 'brown' shoes worn by the Army at that time. (US Navy) Things and people related to the naval aviation community.

From the time when brown shoes were authorized only for aviation ratings and officers.(US Air Force & US Navy) Used during flight operations.

Generally the individuals who make up these companies will leave boot camp in top physical shape, because they are always being punished with physical training, also known as "cycling".(US Navy) Senior junior officer of the rank of Ensign (o-1) in a ship's compliment.

The bull Ensign often is tasked by the Commanding Officer with unsavory tasks that other junior officers would rather avoid.(US Army) Officially called the "Insulated Food Container" or "IFC," which is plastic with stainless steel inserts.Soldiers preparing to turn in weapons line up and dry fire their rifles into the barrel. In semi-polite company this is referred to as a Charlie Foxtrot (from the NATO phonetic alphabet) .Also used as slang to describe the "area effect" nature of artillery.(US Navy & Marine Corps) A high-gloss dress shoe, typically made of plastic rather than leather to enhance gloss and eliminate the need for polishing. By extension from (1), the Canadian Forces insignia in general.(US Army) Stands for "Case Of The Dumb Asses." Spoken in both full context and abbreviation.Also applied to the Royal Logistic Corps in general, even though their duties include everything from catering to bomb-disposal as well as storekeeping.(US Navy) A snipe hunt (see 'pad-eye cleaner') that new sub crewmembers are often sent on in a false emergency, only to find that the DCA is a person--the Damage Controls Assistant, a junior officer usually.(US Air Force) A general term for active duty Air Force personnel, often used when distinguishing between a mixed environment of Air Force active duty and Department of Defense civilians and contractors.1.(US Air Force) Things and people related to the time when the Air Corps was a subsidiary unit of the US Army."(US) A derogatory term used by cadets at the United States Military Academy and midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy to refer to the United States Air Force Academy.