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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