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FReeper Canteen ~ Military Short Speak ~ January 10, 2005
The Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/09/2005 7:56:54 PM PST by StarCMC

 
 
For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.
 
 
Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!
 
 
 
~ MILITARY SHORT SPEAK ~
ArmyPatch small   NavySeal small   Air Force Seal   Marines Seal small   Coast Guard Seal small (better)

The military seems to have a language of its own, with many terms, acronyms, initialisms and abbreviations that aren't generally used in the "civilian world."

What is an acronym? It is a word created from the first letter of a series of other words. It is spoken as one word. 

What is an initialism? It is a word created from the first letter of a series of other words, but each letter is spoken separately. 

What is an abbreviation? It is a shortened version of a word. 

What is Short Speak? It is any and all of the above.

Want to know what  they are talking about?  Read on...

 

O, part 7

OSIS  Ocean Surveillance Information System

OSL  Other Side of Lackland

Where AF Basic trainees go if they fail to complete training in the allotted time due to physical or mental limitations.

OSO  Officer Selection Officer

OSTF  off-site test facility (SPACECMD)

OSV  Ocean station vessel
An oceangoing vessel assigned to patrol an ocean station. These ships are specially equipped to take comprehensive meteorological observations of conditions both at the surface and aloft. The U.S. vessels are provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, and the meteorological personnel and equipment are provided by the National Weather Service.

Hey Tonk - can you tell us any more???

 
OTH other than honorable conditions
 
 
 
OTHS  Over-the-horizon radar
A radar system that makes use of the atmospheric reflection and refraction phenomena to extend its range of detection beyond line of sight. Over-the-horizon radars may be either forward scatter or backscatter systems. [JP 1-02]

OTIG  Office of the Inspector General
 

OTJAG  Office of the Judge Advocate General
 

OTN  own-the-night
 

"Own the night" is the U.S. Army's claim to the edge that we have over every potential adversary on the modern battlefield.

Out 

(Commtalk)  I am finished talking and do not expect a reply from you.

Outf***ingstanding

A Marine expletive meaning very good.

OV-10 Bronco

OVE on-vehicle equipment

 

Over

(Commtalk) I am finished talking, I am now expecting you to talk.

Over and Out

Does not exist - it's an oxymoron - see the definitions of "Over" and "Out" above.  Used only for TV shows and movies.

Over the hill  Desertion, as in "Joe went over the hill last night."

 

Overhead  Ceiling, from the naval term.

OWR  obligated war reserves

OWS  Ocean weather station

As defined by the World Meteorological Organization, a specific maritime location occupied by a ship equipped and staffed to observe weather and sea conditions and report the observations by international exchange.

Today's Field Trip:   Camp Shelby
 
 
 

 

 


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Coming soon to a Canteen near you, the P's!!

Come talk to me!!

1 posted on 01/09/2005 7:56:55 PM PST by StarCMC
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To: Old Sarge; HiJinx

Thanks for your help, guys!!

HUGS!!!


2 posted on 01/09/2005 7:57:37 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Monday!


Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast


Have a cup while you Freep !




For those who prefer hot chocolate.....


3 posted on 01/09/2005 7:58:12 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; bentfeather; HopeandGlory; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; All

Howdy, good folks!!


4 posted on 01/09/2005 7:58:44 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC
Outf***ingstanding

I like that -- I'm going to use that one.

5 posted on 01/09/2005 7:59:56 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: yall
Wow. 10 O'clock and it's 63 degrees here.
I bet we're gonna get cool weather soon.

6 posted on 01/09/2005 8:00:44 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

7 posted on 01/09/2005 8:01:10 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC

Howdy little Diva/Momma!
Good job!
Ms.B


8 posted on 01/09/2005 8:01:14 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: StarCMC; All
?

9 posted on 01/09/2005 8:01:15 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68skylark

Just not around the kids! LOL!!!!

Welcome to the Canteen!


10 posted on 01/09/2005 8:01:52 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Oooh!! Sounds like the makings for a good thunder boomer!


11 posted on 01/09/2005 8:02:39 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thank you Ms.B!


12 posted on 01/09/2005 8:03:15 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; Jet Jaguar; SFC Chromey; ...
Click on the pic and I'll guide you
to the start of today's thread




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13 posted on 01/09/2005 8:03:26 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: bentfeather

Good evening, Poetess!
How dost thou fare this night?
Ms.B


14 posted on 01/09/2005 8:03:35 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: bentfeather

Thank you for the blessings for the troops! HUGS!


15 posted on 01/09/2005 8:03:56 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC; Old Sarge; HiJinx

Thanks for today's thread!


16 posted on 01/09/2005 8:05:12 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

De nada!


17 posted on 01/09/2005 8:05:41 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Faring well, dear MS.B. resting all day.


18 posted on 01/09/2005 8:06:26 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: StarCMC; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners . . . I hope you have a great week.

Prayers going up.


19 posted on 01/09/2005 8:06:27 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: StarCMC
First? Wow! How long since that has happened? A while, for sure.

Thanks! And a fine Good night to all. :^D


20 posted on 01/09/2005 8:07:05 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: StarCMC

You're most welcome.


21 posted on 01/09/2005 8:07:08 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; Jet Jaguar; SFC Chromey; spiderman9; ...



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Set it for "Brief" instead of Full.
You only will get title of thread and who pinged you.
No graphics will load.

22 posted on 01/09/2005 8:07:16 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: StarCMC
Just not around the kids!

At my age, most everyone in my unit looks like a kid!

But yeah, I know what you meant, and I agree -- I'll use it around the kids, but only around the ones who have been through boot camp.

23 posted on 01/09/2005 8:07:28 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Now that's a campfire breakfast.


24 posted on 01/09/2005 8:07:49 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (pun my typo if you dare.)
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To: StarCMC

God bless all who serve.

25 posted on 01/09/2005 8:08:10 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Oh, that is making me hungry.
26 posted on 01/09/2005 8:08:34 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; bentfeather; beachn4fun; Fawnn; Ragtime Cowgirl; StarCMC; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


27 posted on 01/09/2005 8:09:10 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: bentfeather

I am glad to hear that!
We need our lovely Poetess to be well!
Ms.B


28 posted on 01/09/2005 8:09:59 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: StarCMC
Oooh!! Sounds like the makings for a good thunder boomer!

haha! Yeah, really. Not sure. It looks like we're heading for low 70's tomorrow.

But after that??? Look out. :^D


29 posted on 01/09/2005 8:10:09 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; All

Barbara Boxer

California Sen. Barbara Boxer boo-hoo's a loony challenge to George W. Bush's election.

 

 

This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.


30 posted on 01/09/2005 8:10:18 PM PST by IPWGOP (I'm Linda Eddy, and I approved this message... 'tooning the truth!)
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To: 68skylark

I just looked at your profile page - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! I appreciate what you have done and are doing!


31 posted on 01/09/2005 8:10:48 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: All
To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.


To our military readers, we remain steadfast in keeping the Canteen doors open.
The FR Canteen is Free Republics longest running daily thread specifically designed
to provide entertainment and morale support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.


FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT
Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.
CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREAD.


Click on a service emblem to send an online
Thank You to a service man or woman in any branch.


U.S. Arny U.S. Navy U.S. Marines U.S. Air Force U.S. Coast Guard
Army
Navy
Marines
Air Force
Coast
Guard

32 posted on 01/09/2005 8:11:02 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Awwww! A pony -- and bluebonnets I THINK!

Cute, Tonk! Thanks!


33 posted on 01/09/2005 8:11:52 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

*HUGS*


34 posted on 01/09/2005 8:12:19 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Oh, that food looks wonderful. Glad you post these things AFTER dinner!!


35 posted on 01/09/2005 8:12:31 PM PST by potlatch (Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Our weather has been pretty bizarre. We get what you had only about 10-15 degrees cooler I think.


36 posted on 01/09/2005 8:12:57 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I'm ready for breakfast.....yummy! Thanks men in the Military and the Canteen.


37 posted on 01/09/2005 8:14:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's Day ~ www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; MeekOneGOP; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve; Happy2BMe; Boazo; OXENinFLA; ...
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR GREAT MILITARY



A Military Prayer

Many people have never heard a Chaplin give a military prayer.
Many of you have never attended a military church service.
Let me warn you that some military prayers are-----striking
and strongly worded. I am also no Chaplin but I would like to
say a prayer for our children soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines
that are on duty in over 100 countries around the world.

~~~~~~~~~~~
My Dear Lord God in heaven:

Thank you for letting me come before you, through Jesus Christ,
with this petition. On bended knee I humble myself, as Your child.
A child of God—a child of Jesus—a child of the Holy Spirit—a child
of my parents and a child of the United States of America.

I ask your forgiveness my Father for my sins. I ask for your
protection from evil. I ask for your love. I know I ask a lot and
all You ask for is our love. But Father I come before you now
in hard times. In a time of world war, terrorism, false religions,
hate and doubt . . . Killing, tyrants, despots, anarchist and
people who would lead others into aiding the enemy…
The enemy of a righteous God and the only true God.

Lord, we have many fine young men and women who are
serving their country in these evil times. They are lonely, scared,
cold, hot, sleep depraved, hungry and home sick. But they
are strong Lord. They are strong in spirit, strong in patriotism
and strong in You. Be their rock and their shield my Father.

Give them power over their enemies Lord. May the enemies
of our country tremble before your soldiers and may we walk
upon their ashes. May the dogs of the street lap up the blood
of our enemies and may the vultures of the sky eat of their flesh.

Father, I ask that you place the shield of your Spirit around our
soldiers. I ask that you comfort them and guide them in their
Holy Crusade to rid the world of evil. Be their eyes and ears Lord
and let no evil befall them. Grant our armed forces the power to
kill the enemy and return home to their loving families.

Lord, comfort the wounded. Take their pain away and replace it
with Your grace. Hold them in Your arms and wipe their tears away.
Talk with them and let them know that we all love them and are
proud of them and support them. Let no word of doubt come to
them from traitors in their own country.

And my Father, take our honored dead into your bosom . . .
Comfort them in their new duty assignments . . .
Make them soldiers of the Lord God. May they ride beside
the Christ upon His return.

And comfort the ones they leave behind.
You and that our children were always Yours to begin with.

And You know best . . . Grant them the comfort of family,
friends and a grateful Nation.

Father, stand beside us in this world war . . . Be our guiding light.
Open the eyes of the doubters and unite us as one Nation under God.

In Your Son’s Name, Amen



38 posted on 01/09/2005 8:15:01 PM PST by Smartass (BUSH & CHENEY to 2008 Si vis pacem, para bellum - Por el dedo de Dios se escribió)
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To: IPWGOP

Great graph Linda! Boxer tears is a new lexicon.


39 posted on 01/09/2005 8:16:05 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MeekOneGOP

40 posted on 01/09/2005 8:16:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's Day ~ www.proudpatriots.org)
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To: Smartass

Beautiful prayer Smartass!


41 posted on 01/09/2005 8:16:27 PM PST by potlatch (Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Coffee with Meek!

Good Morning, Meek! Some weather we're having.

45 and fair here in the Palmetto State.

I was wondering how many US Presidents came from Texas.
I can name three. Four if I count Stephen Austin.


42 posted on 01/09/2005 8:18:47 PM PST by uncleshag
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To: potlatch

You have a great homepage. Your sweet yorkie looks a little smaller than mine..


43 posted on 01/09/2005 8:19:47 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: MeekOneGOP
Mornin' (evening), Meeky--nice warm weather down here, huh! Are you as glad as I am that we aren't in the Nevada, Utah, Calif. area with all that snow and ice!? (All you from that area--hope you stay warm and stay safe!

44 posted on 01/09/2005 8:20:12 PM PST by LUV W (Notice the DUM's don't talk about 3rd-term presidencies since November 2nd--hmmmm??!!)
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May the enemies of our country tremble before your soldiers and may we walk upon their ashes.

Can I get an AMEN for that??

Thank you smartass for posting! HUGS!


45 posted on 01/09/2005 8:20:32 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Smartass

Beautifull SA.


46 posted on 01/09/2005 8:20:48 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Smartass

Nicely done!
Ms.B


47 posted on 01/09/2005 8:21:06 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: 68skylark

Reading my mind, skylark.

Good morning!


48 posted on 01/09/2005 8:21:24 PM PST by uncleshag
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To: uncleshag

50?


49 posted on 01/09/2005 8:21:51 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: uncleshag

50?


50 posted on 01/09/2005 8:21:53 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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