A US Navy Hospital Corpsman who is assigned to the STD clinic, to conduct a short arm inspection
or otherwise inspect scores of human genitalia for signs of sexually transmited disease.
Corpsman: Dude, they just made me the new pecker checker at Balboa.
Shipmate: It's easy, just tell 'em to drop their skivvies, pretend to look interested, and tell 'em not to wave that thing so close to your cigar.
Someone in the military, especially Navy or Marines, who stays in because he's too scared of civilian life. Not all career military are lifers. Someone who is "career" is respected because they stay in because they like it, whereas a lifer hates being in the military but is too scared they will end up sleeping in their car if they get out (which sometimes happens). A lifer is basicly serving a self-imposed life sentence in the military. Lifers will kiss every ass above them in the chain of command and will try to make everyone else around them as miserable as they are.
"Shipmate, are you going to reenlist? We'll make you a yellow shirt."
"No Chief. I ain't a lifer. I'm gettin' a real job."
Navy slang for fucking off, dicking around, being a slacker.
"Y'all quit dickin' the dog and get back to work!"
A US Navy wife who fucks around with other men while her man is out on deployment. Named for the West Pacific, or WestPac cruise, which is a common and lengthy deployment for West Coast sailors.
"Dude, don't fuck with those WestPac widows or you're liable to end up with a shotgun pointed at you."
US Navy slang for San Diego, CA. No real etymology, some sailors just thought it would sound cool.
"Were you on the Connie when we went around the 'horn?"
"Naw, I came on board when we were already in San Dog."
US Marine and Navy slang for Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center - Twentynine Palms, California. It's called Twentynine stumps because it's in the middle of the damn desert and there ain't a fucking palm to be found.
"Dude, their sending me to Twentynine stumps right out of Corps School so's I can be a pecker checker
to a bunch of jarheads!"
"Drink lots of water, shipmate."
US Navy and Marine Corps reference to a dude, a man, a male of the human species. Often used plurally.
"I didn't get no ass on liberty. It was a sausage fest
, nothin' but swingin' dicks!"