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Young Marine Terms

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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
Bulkhead
Wall
Carry On
Continue on with what you were doing
Chow
Food. Can also be used in place of the words breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Example: We will P.T. right after chow.
Cover
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
Deck
Floor
Esprit de Corps
Readiness for action and courage
Evening Colors
Ceremony of lowering the flag at sundown
Field Day
General housecleaning. When a field day is performed, everything is cleaned from top to bottom.
Firewatch
Person or individuals assigned the duty of maintaining order after lights are out
Galley
Kitchen
Gear
Personal belongings, Issued equipment
Grinder
Drill field
Gung Ho
"Can do!"
Hatch
Door
Head
Bathroom, washroom, or restroom
Ladder
Stairway
Mess Hall
Dining hall or dining room
Morning Colors
Ceremony of raising the flag at sunrise
Overhead
Ceiling
Passageway
Doorway or corridor
Pipe down!
Quiet!
Pogey Bait
Candy, cookies, snacks
Police
To straighten or tidy up
Port
Left side (as you face the front)
P.T.
Physical Training
Rack
Bed, bunk
Scuttlebutt
Gossip, or a water fountain
Secure
Lock up, or to stop work
Semper Fidelis
Always Faithful (The Marine Motto)
Skivvies
Underwear
Square Away
To straighten, make ship shape, or to get settled
Stand By
Get ready
Starboard
Right Side
Stow
To put your gear away
Swab
A mop
Topside
Upstairs or upper deck
Uncover
To remove your headgear