J – Juliett [or Juliet]
morse code – dot dash dash dash
Jeep – four-wheel-drive light utility Army truck. While researching this entry for my blog, I discovered you can actually buy an ex-military jeep on e-bay.
Jet stream — a narrow band of high velocity wind in the upper atmosphere.
Joe – Army term for a soldier. Shortened from GI Joe.
Judge advocate — an officer of the Judge Advocate General [JAG] Corps of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard who is designated as a judge advocate. Judge Advocates serve primarily as legal advisors to the command to which they are assigned. Their advice may cover a wide range of issues dealing with administrative law, government contracting, civilian and military personnel law, law of war and international relations, and environmental law. They also serve as prosecutors, defense counsel, and judges for the military when conducting courts-martial.
I'm kinda surprised there are no athletes with the nickname Jet Stream. Seems perfect for an NFL wide receiver with speed, especially if he was a New York Jet. Well, if one doesn't exist, I suppose I can write about one.ReplyDelete
It's yours to write about! It does sound like a great name for an athlete.Delete
But wait. Why is that a military definition? Is it different than the definition for civilians?ReplyDelete
It's both. There weren't many interesting J words and I want at least three, so that's what I chose. So sue me =)Delete
Interesting theme :-) Good luck with the rest of the AtoZchallenge.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Good luck to you too.Delete
So did the action figure GI Joe precede the military nickname, or did the military co-opt the action figure as a nickname?ReplyDelete
And the best thing to come out of JAG is NCIS. :)
I have no idea which came first! Would be interesting to find out tho.Delete