U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

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1 MCT

1. The communication system aboard ship for giving orders and information 2. Public address system designed to notify specific compartments and crew members

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8th and I

(Also known as “8th and Eye“)

1. Location of the Commandant’s quarters located at 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. 2. Location of Marine Barracks, WA, the Marine Corps Band and Drum and Bugle Corps and the MCI 3. Ceremonial home of the Corps (background) the Commandant”s quarters was the only public building not set afire when the British overran Washington, DC in the War of 1812, some say because of their stoic defense at Bladensburg Pike. 8th and Eye is the street location.

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1369

MOS for an unlucky cocksucker. (origin) Vietnam Era.

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1900

Homosexual (origin) Paragraph in Separations Manual in late “70s/early”80s identifying homosexuality as grounds for discharge.

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24/7

1.24 hours a day, seven days a week 2. Around the clock 3. Always (background) originally a reference to perpetual card games played on a troop ship

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3

The operations and training section of a battalion.

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90 Day Wonder

Derogatory term for an OCS graduate (origin) Early practice of training commissioned officers in three months rather than four years (synonym) 90-day blunder

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45

1. .45 caliber weapon 2. Weapon, usually an M1911A1

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900-inch Range

1. A rifle range of approximately 100 inches 2. Used to zero weapons prior to qualification.

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86

1. To throw away 2. To dispose of (origin) Form number used to delete item(s) from supply stock

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96

1. A 96-hour authorized leave of absence, granted by commanding officers, and not charged as leave 2. Reward for outstanding performance, unit successes or special holidays.

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030SHIT

Phrase describing the MOS of a junior infantry officer. (pronunciation: “Oh three, Oh shit”)

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0Dark30

Very early in the morning (pronunciation;”Oh dark thirty”)

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1st Civ Div

1. 1st Civilian Division 2. Civilian life 3. Before or after service in the Marine Corps (see COMCIVLANT)

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25-MC

1. The communication system aboard ship for giving orders and information 2. Public address system designed to notify specific compartments and crew members

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4-striper

1.Navy or Coast Guard captain 2. Four wide stripes worn by Marine Captains 3. Air Force Staff Sergeant

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72

A 72-hour authorized leave of absence, granted by commanding officers, and not charged as leave

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782 Gear

1. Unit-issued equipment or gear 2. Gear issued in Boot Camp, i.e., bucket, cleaning equipment, poncho and shelter half. (origin) Form number used to issue equipment in WWII and Korea. Replaced by Federal Stock Number (FSN) system (Present use) Load Bearing Vest, cartridge belt, and field equipment

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