Aye Aye - I understand

 

AWOL - Absent without Leave

 

Belay - To stop an action; disregard a previous order

 

Berth - A bunk; space assigned to a ship

 

Billet - Place or duty to which assigned

 

Bridge - Area of the ship from which it is operated

 

Brig - Jail

 

Bulkhead - A vertical partition in a ship

 

Carry On - To resume after an interruption

 

Captain's Mast - also NJP - punishment by CO; less than Court Martial

 

Chain of Command - the pyramid of responsibility

 

Chit - A request submitted in writing

 

CID - Center for Information Dominance

 

Chow - Food

 

Colors - U.S. Flag - the act of raising/lowering

 

Crank'n - working out-of-rate in the Galley/Scullery

 

Deep Six - To throw overboard/away

 

Deck - horizontal division separating ship into layers - floor

 

Dog - Lever used to secure a water-tight door

 

DRB - Disciplinary Review Board

 

Dream Sheet - request submitted to Detailers with preference for

new duty station. (Where you would like to go)

 

EAOS - End of Obligated Service

 

Field Day - Day devoted to general cleaning

 

First Lieutenant - Responsible in general for overall upkeep/cleanliness of a ship

 

Foxtail - Small hand brush used to sweep

 

Frocking - Event which allows a newly advanced sailor to wear his next stripe prior

to his actual date of advancement.

 

Green Meanie - Green scouring pad

 

Hard-Copy Orders - Transfer orders when issued (What you get)

 

Head - Compartment containing toilet facilities

 

Ladder - A flight of steps onboard a ship

 

LES - Leave and Earnings Statement - details record of pay

 

Leave - The equivalent of vacation time - 2.5 days/30 days earned.

 

Liberty - Sanctioned absence from ship for short time

 

Mess - Place where meals are taken (Galley/Mess/Chow)

 

Muster - Roll call

 

NCIS - Naval Criminal Investigative Service

 

NJP - Non-judicial Punishment

 

Overhead - Ceiling (technically space between ceiling and floor above)

 

Passageway - Corridor used for interior movement, a hall

 

POD - Plan of the Day - schedule of the day's routine

 

PRD - Projected Rotation Date - anticipated time of transfer

 

PRT - Physical Readiness Test

 

PSA/D - Personnel Support Activity/Detachment

 

Quarterdeck - The place to carry out official business

 

Rack - another word for bunk/berth

 

Relief - Person assigned to take over another's duties

 

Restriction - Used as punishment - limited movements/check-in

 

Secure - To make fast

 

Scuttlebutt - Rumors

 

Sea Daddy - A senior enlisted who acts as mentor

 

Ship Over - Re-enlist

 

Sick Bay - Medical Clinic or hospital facilities

 

Square Away - To put into proper order

 

Stow - To store or pack away

 

Swab - A mop, or to mop

 

TAD - Temporary Additional Duties

 

Tiger Cruise - Addition of family members to finish end of cruise

 

Turn to - To start working

 

UA - Unauthorized absence

 

UCMJ - Uniform Code of Military Justice

 

Working Party - Group assembled to performed tasks as assigned

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