Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Military Definitions - P

A to Z Blogging Challenge.  My topic is MILITARY DEFINITIONS.
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Peace treaty - an agreement between two or more hostile parties, usually countries or governments, which formally ends a state of war between the parties.

Pentagon - the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia.

Petty officer - a noncommissioned officer in a navy, ranking above seaman and below chief petty officer.  My son is an E-4, which is a petty officer third class.

Phonetic alphabet standard words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Authorized words:  ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF, HOTEL, INDIA, JULIETT, KILO, LIMA, MIKE, NOVEMBER, OSCAR, PAPA, QUEBEC, ROMEO, SIERRA, TANGO, UNIFORM, VICTOR, WHISKEY, X-RAY, YANKEE, and ZULU.

Pollywog a sailor who has not crossed the equator on a US Navy ship.

Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while engaged in combat. The Purple Heart differs from most other decorations in that an individual is not recommended for the decoration; rather he or she is entitled to it upon meeting specific criteria. A Purple Heart is awarded for the first wound suffered under combat conditions, but for each subsequent award an oak leaf cluster or 5/16 inch star is worn in lieu of another medal. Not more than one award will be made for more than one wound or injury received at the same instant. The Purple Heart is only awarded for combat injuries.
 

8 comments:

  1. I never did know what the heck a Pollywog was, and now I know the entire Phonetic alphabet. Excellent.

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    1. Thanks. Glad you're learning here. =)

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  2. Papa! Who knew? Well, you did obviously, but I never did. Yet, Mama gives way to Mike. Hm... no mystery who created this alphabet.

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    1. Some of them are really odd. Definitely not ones I would have selected. But no one asked me .......

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  3. Who knew there was such a word as Pollywog? And that there's a special term for someone in the navy who hasn't crossed the equator in a US ship--again, who knew? This is an education for sure, Dena! :)

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    1. Yep, some words you don't even know you don't know!

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  4. The phonetic alphabet - love it!
    Thanks, Dena :D

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    1. It's really funny sometimes. When people are spelling their name or something else, they'll say things like "S like Sam, E like Edward" and I'll know they were never in the military. EVERYONE with military background will use the official phonetic alphabet to spell like that. No exceptions. And those who have never been in the military won't.

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