U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

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Yankee Station

One of the two positions typically occupied by an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam. Yankee was the northern station responsible for disruption of commerce and logistics.

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YATYAS

You Ain’t Tracks, You Ain’t Shit. The rallying cry of Amtrackers. Used in similar form for most other jobs as in “You Ain’t Ordnance, You Ain’t Shit” or “You Ain’t Artillery, You Ain’t Shit”

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Yemassee, SC

A small town west of Parris Island along the Atlantic Southern railroad main-line. For many Marines from WWI to Vietnam, this was their first day in the Corps and the first barracks they slept in while waiting transportation by “Cattle Car” or bus.

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Yeoman

A clerk in the Navy.

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Yeomanette

Nickname given to women in the Navy during World War II since the only authorized rate was yeoman,

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YGTBSM

You’ve Got To Be Shitting Me. A Marine’s expression of disbelief.

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Young Marines

A program for young people from 8-18, sponsored and run by the Marine Corps League.

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