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arc light
B-52 strike.
AAA
Anti-aircraft artillery. 37mm, 57mm, 85mm, 105mm, etc.
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B

Bill Rucker
Former RB-50 ball turret op who always flew with Charlie Flight so there would be extra lunches. Bill was not on separate rations.
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C

Combat Apple
RC-135M missions in Viet Nam and Laos.
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Grunt
Army or Marine enlisted man. Often used in language school.
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J

Jarhead
Marine especially fits the 12-week Marine Vietnamese students who turned lockers in poor zoomies barracks and put pool balls in the Army's cannon for the 5 O'clock follies at DLIWC.
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R

rank
What Army enlisted made and others didn't.
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SEA
Southeast Asia. For USAF generally Thailand and Vietnam assignments. But also Laos, Cambodia, etc.
sidesaddle
On-the-job training by sitting next to someone on position.
squid
Affectionate term for U.S. Navy personnel most often heard at language school and Goodfellow.
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TDY
Temporary Duty. 6990th TDY's to Cam Ranh Bay, NKP, and Korat 6994th TDY's to NKP, etc.
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Zoomie
Affectionate term for Air Force enlisted man used most often by grunts at language school. Responsible for most KP and Server Duty at DLIWC as lowest ranking students.
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