word of the day: September 30, 2008
Military term, 'Fucking New Guy' usually someone just out of training or just transfered into the unit/AO, who either hasn't proved his worth or doesn't know how to operate properly due to lack of experiance.
"Damnit, nearly everyone here is an FNG, we'll be wiped out on the next op"
Heat has several meanings as a word and one as an abriviation.
Heat as a slang term is commonly used to describe a weapon of some kind, usually a pistol. "You packing heat?"
Heat as in heat generated by an exothermic reaction is an increase in energy of particles causing them to move/vibrate more rapidly, in some materials this can cause electricity to flow more easily, for materials to melt then evaporate.
When an animal "goes into heat" they are at their most sexually active and reproductive time of the year, this would usually occur during the "mating season" of the particular animal.
As a military abrieviation, HEAT means High Explosive Anti Tank. This is a rocket or other explosive missile/shell designed to penetrate through a tracked vehicles armour before detonating it's explosive charge to disable/destroy the target. (For those of you wondering, there is such a thing as "low explosive")
"Hostile armour spotted, load up a HEAT round, let's take it out."
As Soon As Possible
Originally a military term dating back to WW1 when abreviations were being used everywhere,
ASAFP may also be used when the speaker is distressed, making it "as soon as fucking possible"
"I need some fucking CAS
runs in here ASAP, get some fucking cobras down here NOW and fuck up those goddamn T72s"
Special Weapons And Tactics
SWAT teams are situated in large cities, but some organisations (like the FBI) have similer teams.
SWAT is somewhat a police special forces, handling situations too dangerous for normal police officers. Such as multiple armed suspects, barricaded armed suspects, hostage situations, among others.
Side note: although the cops in america seem crooked, the police in england are polite, friendly, and helpful.
"Talk, we need SWAT in here, multiple suspects armed with automatic weapons on the corner of 12th and main"
"10-1 but acknowledged"
Military term, a squad is usually devided into fireteams (usually with 4 men each) and a Squad leader to command them.
Here is an example of a 11-man squad (in this example, Fireteam Green is a sharpshooter team):
-Spotter and Green lead
Please note that certain terms etc. may differ between units. Eg, instead of Red, Blue etc. the fireteams may be designated Alpha, Bravo etc.
Squad lead-"Red, move two-by-two up to that berm, when you signal your clear, Fireteam Blue will move up on the left"
Red lead-"Fuckin' A sir, Fireteam, prepare to move up, Riflemen one and three, you move first, two by two, Rifleman two, on me"
Name of the M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) deveoloped by Fabrique Nationalie.
Also named SAW as it wasdeveloped as part of the Squad Automatic Weapon project to find a suitable light machinegun for use in infantry teams.
The prototype designation was XM-249. The M249 is used by US troops mainly, but is also replacing the SA80LSW as the british infantry light support weapon.
Called largly teh SAW by US troops and Minimi by UK troops.
"Get that Minimi set up on the 3rd floor, east side, that way you can get good field of fire on the square"
"Yes sir, 249, east side, 3rd floor, overlooking the square"
Military abrieviation for Close Air Support.
CAS runs are usually made by gunship helicopters, the first CAS runs were made with UH-1 Iroquois Huey helicopters fitted with rocket pods and grenade launchers, the AH-1 Cobra series helicopter has been used from vietnam to current date for CAS roles.
Other helicopters can provide CAS, AH-6 littlebirds, AH-64 Apaches and AH-60 Blackhawk gunships can be used to provide CAS.
Note the lettering in the chopper names, the H mean helicopter, A means assault/attack, U means utility/transport.
"We got a Cobra inbound on a CAS run to light up the tree line, after all the FFAR
s have hit we move in."