|USAF and USN F-4 Phantoms|
That being said, it has been remarked upon (from time to time) that I show a distressing preference for the Naval Services of this fair land of ours. A fellow retired Master Sergeant and Your Humble Scribe even engaged in a blog war over my inclination towards things labelled "USN". (See here and here.) But that's all water under the bridge. That's been left in our wake, so to speak.
Since those days I've attempted to present a "fair and balanced" approach to the two services that are so near and dear to my heart. The Navy often gets mentioned first (for any number of reasons which I won't dwell on here) but note that today the first picture is of an Air Force Phantom. The second is of VF-191's "Doublenuts" Phantom.
Huh, what? Doublenuts? What the heck are you talking about? Well, I had heard that particular term before and had to look it up. Now I have a great source for those Nasal Radiator terms. And I've been reading all of the gems over at Navy Pilots' Lingo. Good stuff!
Not forgetting the Air Force (and a certain retired guy who lives in the vicinity of "AfCannonStan") there is this wondrous place which I stumbled across today, Air Force Slang. Contains a lot of stuff I knew from back in the day and a lot of new stuff coined since I retired.
So head on over to those places if you've a mind to. This will come in handy if you ever get faced with a bunch of stick actuators. Especially if some Marine yells out "Dead Bug" or one of the FNGs says it's time to pull chocks.
Until then, always check your six!