What time is "Zero Dark Thirty?"
0030 in military time
0230 in military time
0330 in military time
0130 in military time
In the ways of military service, what does it mean for a servicemember to be "back on the block?"
The service member has served their time in the 'brig' and is back on duty
The service member has recovered from an illness and is back on duty
The service member has returned to the barracks after heavy fighting
The service member is back from leave and away from those "nasty" civilians
If a Marine has a girl back home, or a "Suzie" as they are called, then what's the nickname of the guy that's supposedly cheating with his "Suzie?"
What is a 'rack' considered in the Marine Corps?
The vertical storage unit for placing rifles
A case of beer off duty
A kick in the groin
Making a logical decision verses one from the gut
Bullet proof vest
Humvee side panels
What's the nature of a 'head call' in the military?
Going to the bathroom
Stepping over one's head by making a call against a superior's orders
Begrudgingly having to contact higher-ups to lodge a complaint
Making a logical decision verses one from the gut
What's another term used for the unfortunate battlefield result known as "friendly fire?"
Camo on Camo
Green on green
Blue on blue
If you were performing an operation known as a "field strip" what would you be doing?
Performing a partial breakdown and cleaning of your weapon
Constructing a makeshift landing strip for aircraft
Bathing and laundering in whatever water supply was available in the moment
Using a flame thrower to destroy edible crops
Which branch of the US armed forces goes by the slogan, "death before dishonor?"
The Air Force
What does the term 'crabbing' mean to troops?
Bottom feeding or finding any food possible when rations are low or out
Marching sideways during parade exercises
Walking on all fours as close to the ground as possible
Hooking up with not-so-clean locals while serving abroad
What was the slang acronym and/or phrase used for military-issued eyeglasses?
BCDs or 'Birth Control Devices'
EYEs or 'Echo Yankee Echoes'
DiGs or 'Death Goggles'
In the US military, what is a 'wingnut' referred to as?
A member of the US Air Force
A mechanic that keeps Humvees running
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
A helicopter repairman
The concept of a 'redoubt' has been around since medieval times. What does it mean as a component of military strategy.
They were the result of reddish hued, smoky skies resulting from massive firing campaigns
They were back up plans in case the prevailing attack plan failed
They served as heavily fortified defensive retreats
They were considered military leaders who continually failed to make decisions
This feature is often used by gunners in order make corrections in aiming without having to rely on the sites of the weapon.
Shooting from the hip
What's the slang name for the long-handled grenades the Germans used in both the World Wars?
In warfare, what do 'pillboxes' refer to?
A tiny sachet worn close to the neck that's used to ward off the odor of the dead
A small, half-cylinder shaped tent that resembles a pill
A small metal container used by medics to treat the wounded
Concrete guard posts with narrow slits for firing weapons through
What were the 'Panzers' known as, especially during WWII?
Slang for Russian soldiers because of the the type of pants they wore
Short breaks during furious battles between the allies and the axis
A group of scared, retreating German soldiers
Aviators flying in WWII were often threatened by heavy-hitting German shells bursting with black smoke. What was the term some of them used to name these menacing explosions?
Clouds of black death
If you were fighting as an 'enzedder' which of the following would you most likely be doing?
Fighting for Adolf Hitler
Supporting special Navy secret ops
Fighting for New Zealand
Providing support for troops in the neutral zone
What is the term or phrase used in military operations when innocents are mistakenly or unfortunately killed?
In the movie 'Saving Private Ryan,' obviously Ryan was a private in the US Army. What rank was John Miller, the man who saved Private Ryan?
What is the term or phrase used in the Vietnam war for when an officer is assassinated by his own troops?
Mutiny on the Ho Chi Minh Trail
In traditional military history, where would one likely be if they were to be found in what is called, "no man's land?"
In the area between enemy trench lines
In the path of incoming strafing fire
In an uncharted minefield
In a prisoner of war camp
What task does a 'quartermaster' perform?
It's defined as a level of achievement at the U.S. Naval Academy
It's the position defining a soldier in charge of one-fourth of a platoon
It's an Army officer who oversees supplies and rations
In Naval ranks, it's the person in charge of cleaning the bunk units of sailors
What is the purpose of a 'cantonment' in military usage?
An area of a city or a particular directive that has been contained
A forward position in Chinese war tactics
A permanent facility at Army training bases
A prisoner of war facility in the French military
In the Vietnam war, 'bandoliers' were used quite prolifically. What were they?
A small group of musicians that lead troops into battle
A high-tech noise making device used to confuse enemy troops
A belt made to carry machine gun ammunition
A small group of intel seeking soldiers sent ahead of larger formations
Which great war was most noted for its particular prevalence of the use of trench warfare?
World War I
Which of the following has the most stars as worn on the shoulder boards of Naval officers on their dress uniforms?
In John Wayne's first role in a war movie, 'Flying Tigers,' he played a pilot named Jim Gordon. What was his military rank in the movie?
Airman 1st Class
If the United States military is at DEFCON 1, the most dangerous situation, what color is used to express the defense condition?
If your were holding an 'MRE' in your hand, what would you most likely plan on doing with it?
Scanning the airwaves for enemy communications
Eating the contents inside
Reading the contents then destroying the message
Pulling the pin and throwing it at the enemy
Which of the following acronyms would a helicopter pilot be looking for when trying to put his or her craft on the ground?
Which of the following most represents the Chinese weapon known as the, "Flying-cloud thunderclap cannon?"
What was the name of the elite German force commanded by Erwin Rommel in Hitler's North African campaigns between 1941 and 1943?
What is a 'click' a measure of in military usage?
The repeated pulling on the trigger when out of ammo
The amount of ammo rendered in a firing situation
The number of successful sub-operations knocked off during a campaign
The number of kilometers to a target or goal
In World War I what was the slang name given to a British soldier who was fresh in the ranks or simply a common servicemen?
What were the "ramparts" that were watched that were so, "gallantly streaming," in the USA's national anthem, the 'Star-Spangled Banner'?
The streaming of the rocket's red glare
A brave garrison of soldiers
The defensive walls of Fort McHenry
A line of impenetrable tanks
Who was 'Charlie' during the Vietnam war?
Ho Chi Minh
Chopper pilots in general
In Royal Air Force slang in the UK, what is considered a toilet or bathroom for airmen?
Loop de loop
What does the phrase "bought the farm" refer to?
The use of agent orange to destroy food production during war
The advancement of troops and their overtaking of land
Test pilots crashing their aircraft
The use of napalm to burn crops and vegetation
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