The Dictionary of Military Terms

Provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the many words, phrases, names, and acronyms specially used by those in the U.S. military and the government workers who support them. Original.

Author: U.S. Department of Defense

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 160239671X

Category: History

Page: 768

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Provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the many words, phrases, names, and acronyms specially used by those in the U.S. military and the government workers who support them. Original.

A Civilian s Guide to the U S Military

A Dictionary of the Modern United States Military: Over 15,000 Weapons, Agencies, Acronyms, Slang, Installations, Medical Terms and Other Lexical Units of Warfare. By Stephan F. Tomajczyk. 1996. McFarland & Company.

Author: Barbara Schading

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633497

Category: History

Page: 400

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Attention! Learn more about your military now! Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended? Do you feel lost when it comes to all things military? Sure, you hear things on the news and maybe you know someone who is in the military, but you probably have a hard time fully grasping the acronyms, equipment, and protocol they discuss. That's where A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military can help. Author Barbara Schading decodes all things military for you. She discusses each branch—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard—in simple terms you can understand. You'll get the background information, an easy-to-read chart showing rank and insignia, and an explanation of the organization of each branch. In addition, the book has extensive glossaries that cover terms, acronyms, slang, and equipment. You'll find an entire chapter that covers special operations forces like the Green Berets, Force Recons, Army Rangers, and more. You'll learn about their specific training, missions, and history. The book also covers other important aspects of the military like: • flag and saluting etiquette • military funerals • the Tombs of the Unknown • the American Legion, USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other groups • military law • military academies • medals and decorations • official military music • an explanation of the Geneva Convention • and a list of resources to help you find more information So the next time you read the paper or talk with a new recruit, you don't have to feel lost. Become a knowledgeable civilian with the help of A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military.

Information Sources of Political Science

... 185 Dictionary of Military History and the Art of War, 475 Dictionary of Military Terms: U.S. Dept. of Defense; A Guide to the Language of Warfare and Military Institutions, 185–186 Dictionary of Modern Political Ideologies, ...

Author: Stephen W. Green

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071045

Category: Political Science

Page: 593

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A comprehensive bibliography of American and international politics covers print and electronic materials published in English, primarily in the U.S. and U.K., with most chapters arranged by reference format, then alphabetically by title.

A Military Dictionary

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: William Duane

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 034426212X


Page: 774

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

United States Army Combat Forces Journal

World War II . wide defense industry information , providing details on 14,000 compaPacific Defense : Arms , Energy , and Dictionary of the Modern United nies and their structures , manageAmerica's Future in Asia . Kent E. States ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112005628877

Category: Military art and science


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Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

... 1075 Dictionary of the Arts , 1130 Dictionary of the Environment , 1567 Dictionary of the First World War , 589 Dictionary of the Middle East , 538 Dictionary of the Modern United States Military , 766 Dictionary of the Sport and ...

Author: Barbara Ripp Safford

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563085453

Category: Education

Page: 353

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Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

“official” authorities as the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms ( and S. F. Tomajczyk's magnificent Dictionary of the Modern United States Military (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996), ...

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781626363687

Category: History

Page: 240

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Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology. The military is both a distinctive way of life and a community, and a command of its slang is essential to admission to full membership within the group. Most military slang is almost always familiar only to the troops. Mating mosquitoes, for example, refers to the two-chevron insignia of the Army corporal. Gadget describes an enlisted man or woman who is temporarily promoted to a position of increased responsibility to fill an urgent need, while a panty raid is a foray into enemy territory for the purpose of gathering evidence of adversary activity. Among the less delicate entries are the day the eagle shits, or payday, and skimmer puke, a submariner’s term for any surface ship sailor. (And then there’s the book’s title, the acronym for What The F-ck). Many elements of military vocabulary have become part of our national speech: John Wayne, boondocks, attaboy, and hot dog. But whether the words and phrases are the exclusive property of our fighting men and women or are also in general use, the “real” language of the modern military set forth in this lively book embodies a uniquely American attitude and an exuberantly colloquial, unwaveringly honest, and enduringly American grace under pressure.

Dictionary of United States Army Terms

(short Title: AD) United States. Department of the Army. or more terms and definitions ) may be submitted at 7 time through normal channels , to The Adant General , ATTN : AGSC - R , Department the Army , Washington , D.C. 20315 . 5.

Author: United States. Department of the Army


ISBN: UIUC:30112059477551

Category: Military art and science

Page: 486

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Catalogue of the Engineer Department United States Army

U.S. Engineer dept. Library. Dictionary . Dictionary . 2 Dictionary . Latin - English . A new and copious Lexicon of the Latin Language . ( And ) English - Latin Lexicon . By F. P. Leverett . In 1 vol . 89. Philadelphia , 1861 . 5. 2.

Author: U.S. Engineer dept. Library


ISBN: UCAL:$B130949



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A Military and Naval Dictionary

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: John Philip Wisser

Publisher: Bowen Press

ISBN: 9781445547978


Page: 176

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Selling the Great War

S. F. Tomajczyk, “Psychological Operations (PSYOP),” in Dictionary of the Modern United States Military (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1996), p. 444. The 1959 novel by Richard Condon was twice adapted for the screen, faithfully in 1962 ...

Author: Alan Axelrod

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0230619592

Category: History

Page: 256

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The riveting, untold story of George Creel and the Committee on Public Information -- the first and only propaganda initiative sanctioned by the U.S. government. When the people of the United States were reluctant to enter World War I, maverick journalist George Creel created a committee at President Woodrow Wilson's request to sway the tide of public opinion. The Committee on Public Information monopolized every medium and avenue of communication with the goal of creating a nation of enthusiastic warriors for democracy. Forging a path that would later be studied and retread by such characters as Adolf Hitler, the Committee revolutionized the techniques of governmental persuasion, changing the course of history. Selling the War is the story of George Creel and the epoch-making agency he built and led. It will tell how he came to build the and how he ran it, using the emerging industries of mass advertising and public relations to convince isolationist Americans to go to war. It was a force whose effects were felt throughout the twentieth century and continue to be felt, perhaps even more strongly, today. In this compelling and original account, Alan Axelrod offers a fascinating portrait of America on the cusp of becoming a world power and how its first and most extensive propaganda machine attained unprecedented results.

The Battle of Iwo Jima

Tomajczk, S.F. Dictionary ofthe Modern United States Military: Over ¡5,000 Weapons, Agencies, Acronyms, Slang, Installations, Medical Terms and Other Lexical Units of Warfare. Je›erson, NC: McFarland & Company. ¡996. 799 p. 8 vo.

Author: Walt Sandberg

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786417902

Category: History

Page: 264

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Beginning with the Marine assault on February 19, 1945, the Battle for Iwo Jima quickly became the bloodiest battle in Marine Corps history. Today this fierce battle remains high in our collective memories, not only for its terrors but for its indelible image of triumph: the raising of the flag on Mt. Suribachi. Much information exists about the Battle for Iwo Jima, but it is scattered and can be difficult to track down. This book draws the information together in two ways. It offers bibliographic listings to lead researchers to useful sources, and provides actual texts of documents related to the battle and its aftermath. Part One, "The Bibliography," offers information on more than 800 books, magazines, official documents, audio-visual materials and online resources about the Battle of Iwo Jima. Each listing is annotated to assist researchers, historians, veterans and others seeking information. Part Two, "The Anthology," offers the texts of hard-to-locate documents; a series of maps showing the day-by-day progression of the battle; and a selection of poetry inspired by the battle. Appendices provide details of the American chain of command and both the American and the Japanese orders of battle; describe some lingering mysteries about the Battle of Iwo Jima; and list Iwo Jima memorial sites around the world.

Aviation in the U S Army 1919 1939

The U.S. Air Force's A Chronology of American Aerospace Events, Air Force Pamphlet 190-2-2, Vol II, ... A Modern Military Dictionary (Washington: Garber, 1936); Woodford Agee Heflin, ed, The United States Air Force Dictionary (Maxwell ...


Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 142891563X



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The Inspectors General of the United States Army 1777 1903

3 European Examples In the West , the first modern military inspectors were two French inspecteurs appointed in 1668 ... ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1938–44 ) ( hereafter cited as DAE ) ; A Dictionary of Americanisms on ...

Author: David A. Clary


ISBN: UCR:31210023606732

Category: Government publications

Page: 465

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A study of the establishment of inspection practices in the United States Army told chronologically, in large part through the experiences of officers assigned to the inspection service. The record of the inspectorate illustrates those daily concerns that influenced the institutional development of the Inspector General Corps as a whole.