Soldier Slang In Afghanistan

U.S. troops create a language all their own, filled with black humor, cultural references and occasional crudity

  • A soldier says don’t forget the families on Veterans Day
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -The memories are a year old, but still are fresh. "I feel very fortunate. When I look at the scene and I examine the photos they've taken. It's nothing short of a miracle that I'm still here," said Col. Christopher Colavita, the ...
    11/9/2017 - 8:08 am | View Link
  • Female Soldier Wouldn’t Take No For an Answer
    The recent Netflix documentary “One of Us,” which follows the lives of three individuals who chose to leave their insular Chasidic sects, encouraged Sariba to share her own experiences as an OTD — the somewhat dubious slang given to people who are ...
    10/31/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Former soldier posted hate speech on Facebook about hanging Muslims
    A former soldier who posted hate speech on Facebook about hanging Muslims and slaughtering refugees was today ... discussed “every Muslim in Britain getting waxed”, which was “urban slang for the act of being killed”. Police discovered an arsenal ...
    10/19/2017 - 5:59 am | View Link
    US President Donald Trump told the widow of a soldier killed during an ambush in Niger “he knew what he was signing up for,” according to a lawmaker who accused him of insensitivity. Frederica Wilson, a Democratic congresswoman from Florida, said she ...
    10/18/2017 - 11:07 pm | View Link
  • Ex-Fort Bliss soldier gets 10 years in prison in Florida in meth case
    An indictment states that “work” is a slang term for drugs. Fort Bliss soldier pleads guilty to selling meth Calderon allegedly asked the informant if the buyer wanted to buy “green (marijuana), white (cocaine) or crystal (methamphetamine ...
    07/5/2017 - 8:07 pm | View Link
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  • Soldier | Define Soldier at
    Soldier definition, a person who serves in an army; a person engaged in military service. See more.
    02/19/2018 - 9:36 am | View Website
  • Terms used in Military Slang
    Military slang, or informal military terms, are colloquial terms used commonly by military personnel - often as abbreviations or derivations of the NATO Phonetic ...
    02/18/2018 - 3:53 am | View Website
  • Soldier
    Define soldier. soldier synonyms, soldier pronunciation, soldier translation, English dictionary definition of soldier. n. 1. One who serves in an army. 2. An ...
    02/17/2018 - 10:24 pm | View Website
  • Urban Dictionary: slang
    slang is the continual and ever-changing use and definition of words in informal conversation, often using references as a means of comparison or showing likeness.
    02/16/2018 - 6:05 am | View Website
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 1974 spy novel by British author John le Carré. It follows the endeavors of taciturn, aging spymaster George Smiley to uncover a ...
    02/13/2018 - 5:57 pm | View Website
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