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Army term that refers to:

1. someone who steals other soldiers food in the barracks
2. someone who eats too much, usually equivalent to calling them a fat-ass
Soldier 1: Where'd my fucking bag of beef jerky go?
Soldier 2: Bet Smith got it, he seems like a chowhound
by infantryscoming August 19, 2010

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Also known as "scrolling the road". A term in the US Army Infantry for the techinique to cross a linear danger area (Army code for a road).

It originated in the 75th Ranger Regiment. Each Army unit wears the unit patch on the left shoulder. The 75th's patch is a scroll, and the act of "scroll to the road" involves keeping the shoulder with your scroll toward the road. As long as soldiers on both sides of the road do this someone will always be watching in both directions a vehicle could approach from.

So for an infantry unit a road, unless in wide open terrain, is a substantial threat. Enemy can advance on you quickly, and while half the unit is on the near side & half on the far side you run a much greater risk of having your forces cut in 2.

When the order to scroll the road is given Man #1 in the formation comes up to the road & takes a knee keeping his weapon oriented down the road. Man #2 will kneel beside him & tap him on the shoulder as an indication he now has the road covered. Man #1 crosses the road and takes a knee directing his fire the opposite direction up the road as Man #2. This continues until everyone is across.

If both men keep their scrolls to the road no one can ever get confused as to which side supposed to be looking up/down which direction of the road.
Team Leader: First Section is signaling back that they've cleared the far side.
Squad Leader: Scroll to the road.
by infantryscoming August 19, 2010

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LRS
Army term for Long Range Surveillance. In the Army a synonym for bad-ass, also used to mean "sneak up on someone"

There are 2 types: LRS-D and LRS-C.

LRS-D is a unit at the Division headquarters level, LRS-C at the Corps HQ level. LRS-D units can operate 50 kilometers forward of friendly forces, LRS-C 150 kilometers.

There are six major types of LRSU missions. They are surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, damage assessment, terrain and weather reporting, and collateral activities.
Soldier 1: "After Ranger school got my ass transfered to LRS."
Soldier 2: "That's balls-out insane bitch. Must be nice, I fucking hate you."
by infantryscoming August 06, 2010

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Army slang for someone in the Air Defense function. Equivalent use to the way an infantryman is called a Knuckle Dragger or artillerymen is called a gun bunny except this nickname wasn't defined in Urban Dictionary yet so there ya go.
Soldier 1: I spent my time on a Patriot.

Soldier 2: You were a fucking duck hunter?
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Army term meaning to use someone else to draw fire or draw the enemy's attention. Sabot is the main gun round on a tank. Using someone as a sabot sucker means you're intentionally sending them to do something that will cause them to get shot (usually by a tank).

So if you were in a training exercise and wanted to know where the enemy was hiding you might send one vehicle into the open. Once they're fired on you now know where the enemy is. That vehicle would be a Sabot Sucker. You might also use a sabot sucker to draw attention in a different direction so you can sneak around another way, etc.

Many times at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA active duty Army units are assigned a National Guard unit to go through the rotation with them. It's common practice to send the useless National Guard units first as sabot suckers. NOTE = Anyone to be used as a sabot sucker will be decieved into thinking their role is critical when really its a diversion.
Army Captain: We've been very impressed with your unit, we want YOU to lead the charge. You'll be the tip of the spear, the point element in our critical advance.
National Guard Captain: YES! We've been training all year for this, we won't let you down.

Army Captain (under breath): see ya Sabot Sucker.
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Informal Army doctrine term describing firing a tank main gun round down the center of a road. This type round creates a vortex of air and sucks enemy infantry towards it (and into the road) to be more easily engaged by waiting Bradley Fighting Vehicles, friendly infantry or Abrams co-axial machine gun fire. Named after an Army 1LT Kelo who first utilized the practice in Iraq in 2003.
Soldier #1: "Heard the boys over in 2-7 Infantry got so super pissed off finally they did a Kelo clearing on Sadr City."

Soldier #2: "What a freakin' rage kill, that's awesome. Sometimes you gotta drop a lightning bolt of carnage ... screw that ducking behind buildings taking pot shots man."
by infantryscoming August 06, 2010

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Army term referring to the commander of a unit. Usually used for a colonel or general, but can be used for a captain (who would be a company commander). Since most company commanders are still in their 20's in the Army though this isn't a common use.

Its usually a term of respect, but many times just used as to refer to the commander without any judgement of respect or disrespect. NOTE = this term is never used in the presence of the old man / commander.
Soldier 1: I heard someone call the barracks to attention, sup dawg?

Soldier 2: Sarge said go straighten your shit up, looks like the old man stopped in unexpectedly.
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