Young Marine Terms
As You Were
Cancel the previous command, or go back to the last position you were at.
Aye, Aye, Sir!/Ma'am
I heard what you said, I understand what you said, and will obey
Continue on with what you were doing
Food. Can also be used in place of the words breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Example: We will P.T. right after chow.
This means three things.
a. The uniform article that covers your head
b. To put your cover on your head
c. Align yourself in formation from front to rear
Esprit de Corps
Readiness for action and courage
Ceremony of lowering the flag at sundown
General housecleaning. When a field day is performed, everything is cleaned from top to bottom.
Person or individuals assigned the duty of maintaining order after lights are out
Personal belongings, Issued equipment
Bathroom, washroom, or restroom
Dining hall or dining room
Ceremony of raising the flag at sunrise
Doorway or corridor
Candy, cookies, snacks
To straighten or tidy up
Left side (as you face the front)
Gossip, or a water fountain
Lock up, or to stop work
Always Faithful (The Marine Motto)
To straighten, make ship shape, or to get settled
To put your gear away
Upstairs or upper deck
To remove your headgear
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