100% That Guy
Dec 31, 2011
Boston MA USA
I was in the Air Force in the late 70's and we had some strange terms for things but this list posted on NPR takes the cake. Ranger Pudding? Military Lingo

Any additons to this list from more recent veterans than me?
What surprised me was how much of that I was familiar with - I guess all that gaming wasn't a total waste of time

No, wait - it definitely was :D
Didn't they call helicopters "Hueys" at one time? Was that just during the Vietnam era, or maybe that was a movie thing as well. Sure with movies there's allowance for a non-military/general pubic viewing audience. Most everyone knows what a "chopper" is, but may not know the military meaning of "bird". Also some screenplay and scriptwriters may never have had any military involvement. To me "chopper" makes me think of helicopters and not motorcycles.

"Powerpoint Ranger" LOL :D
Huey is a Vietnam-era name for the Bell UH-1H (I think because UH-1H kinda looks like it could be pronounced as Huey).

While the current Black Hawks look like they could be direct descendents of the Huey, they're actually not related, though the requirements they were built to satisfy were based on the army's experience with Hueys.
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I have to wonder what the story is behind that post: joining an Android forum to make a single comment about Ranger Pudding - you must really like it :D
I lolled at this:
Superbase: The only bases that fall into this category right now are Kandahar Airfield and Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. They are built around supporting the regional military commands, and are logistical hubs for forces in the area. Soldiers stationed at these bases have access to the most comfortable living quarters, the most variety in food, shopping and socializing. For example, Kandahar Airfield has a weekly "Salsa Night" dance party near the TGI Friday's.

My six-ish month stay in Kandahar was also the only of my (far too numerous) desert trips where I lived (and showered) in a tent. All the other trips had me in CHUs.

I do have fond memories of that TGI Friday's though, and other than that the variety in food was pretty fantastic. When I was there, KAF had two American DFACs (in tents, of course), a British DFAC, a Canadian DFAC, a British cafe, and the "Far East" DFAC which had stirfry every day.