Thursday, April 28, 2016

Military Definitions - X

A to Z Blogging Challenge.  My topic is MILITARY DEFINITIONS.

X – Xray
morse code – dash dot dot dash

[I'm cheating a little on this one.  I found no interesting X so I'm using EX]

Exercise — a military maneuver or simulated wartime operation involving planning, preparation, and execution, for the purpose of training and evaluation.

Exfiltration — the removal of personnel from areas under enemy control by stealth, deception, surprise, or clandestine means.

Expedition — a military operation conducted by an armed force to accomplish a specific objective in a foreign country.

Explosive ordnance disposal — the detection, identification, evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance.  Also called EOD.  At one point my son applied for this job.  Mommy was NOT happy.

Extra Military Instruction - EMI. A supposed learning opportunity for a serviceman to better learn some military instruction. Usually a non-judicial punishment consisting of some menial task like running in place with arms outstretched from the chest while holding a rifle (Army) or changing into every uniform once an hour for inspection (a "Fashion Show") (Navy).



  1. It's interesting to see the different solutions people have found for X, the problem child of the English alphabet. This is a good one!

    1. I used EX last year too. But glad you think it's a good solution. Thanks!

  2. I bet Mommy was NOT happy! But I suppose someone has to do it... just someone ELSE! ;)

    1. That definitely wasn't one of my favorite decisions he made. I wasn't too upset when he didn't get it. =)

  3. No surprise EOD would start with EX. That's more than a little foreboding. Can you say harbinger?