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reg366
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Name anything or anybody related to any branch of the military,try to keep it alphabetical.
I'll get it started with
Army

[Edited by: reg366 at 3/21/2009 12:29:10 AM EST]
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Canister shot

A type of artillery shell designed to explode upon firing, spraying out the lead or iron shot that was packed within the canister. It was a cruelly effective antipersonnel weapon, generally used at close range.
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AIRDALE - nickname for anyone who works in Naval Aviation. This includes both officers and enlisted sailors.
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"Ziegler's Grove"

The "little grove of trees" on Cemetery Ridge that marked the "High Tide of the Confederacy" in Pickett's Charge...
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Yaw (The rotation of an aircraft, ship or missile about its vertical axis so as to cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship or missile to deviate from the flight line or heading in its horizontal plane.)
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WHALE - nickname for the A-3 Skywarrior bomber aircraft flown by the Navy and Air Force. During its service, the Navy version was the heaviest aircraft that could take off and land on aircraft carriers.
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PACIFICATION - a technique whereby a military force drives out the enemy from an occupied area, then trains and assures the civilians left behind to defend themselves as well as to gather intelligence about the enemy.
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OPSEC
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New Madrid and Island 10

10 Mar'62 Confederate forces under B.G.Pillow started construction of these two positions in Apr'61 to block Federal navaigation of the Miss.
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Kearsarge, USS (1862-1894) --

USS Kearsarge, a 1550-ton Mohican class steam sloop of war
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JOLLY GREEN GIANT - a nickname for the HH-3 transport helicopter used primarily for combat search and rescue missions. They were unique because of the extra armor to protect the crew, fuel and systems, as well as a sealed hull for water landings. They also had weapons mounted for self-defense.
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Gimlet

Tool used in the Artillery. A heavy metal wire with a wooden handle on one end and a screw at the other. It was used to remove broken friction primers or other obstructions from the vent of a tube.
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Earthworks

Defensive fortifications made of earth, sand, gravel, etc.
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COMMISSION - the granting or conferring of a military officer's authority by the government.
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Zagonyi's Charge

AKA..Battle of Springfield....MO....25 Oct. 1861
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Yaupon Tea. A Southern Civil War substitute for tea made by boiling leaves and twigs of the yaupon tree then adding molasses and milk.
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WART HOG - nickname for the A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft. Because it could fly low and slow, it is used to attack tanks and armored vehicles and installations, as well as to provide close air support for ground troops. Among pilots, it is known for its high rate of survivability because of its bullet proof canopy, the 1.5 inches thick titanium armor protecting the cockpit and aircraft systems, and its ability to remain airborne even with significant damage.

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Unadilla, USS first of a class of twenty-three "90-day gunboats", was built at New York for Civil War service.
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Quay – A man-made structure between a shore and land which can be used by ships to berth and is typically an area for handling cargo.
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ORISKANY - a former American aircraft carrier named after the Revolutionary War Battle of Oriskany. In 1976, it was decommissioned and in 2006, it was sunk to serve as an artificial reef off the coast of Florida.
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Noncombatants

The Civil War term for surgeons, nurses,chaplains, sutlers and citizens travelling with the armies.

[Edited by: navy1954 at 2/20/2015 4:03:11 PM EST]
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Limpet Mine.
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Impressment

to impress someone or something into service was to literally "steal" it.

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HANOI HILTON - American nickname for the famous and notorious Hoa Lo prisoner of war camp located in Hanoi Vietnam. With its 20-foot walls, topped with barbed wire and broken glass, that made escape extremely difficult and risky.

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Field Officers

Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, and Major.
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