Is it 'hoo-ah,' 'u-rah,' or 'hoo-yah'? Believe it or not, this is an important identifier among branches of the United States military! All three are casual, all-purpose affirmations (like "heck yeah" or "let's do this!"), but which one you use will depend on which branch of the armed forces you serve(d) in.
Of course, the five branches of America's military -- the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Air Force -- have more formal and important terms than these. Among them are "Semper Fidelis," the longtime motto of the Marines, and "Semper Paratus," the lesser-known slogan of a different service. (We can't tell you which here; it's a spoiler). Some terms are shared -- the Navy, especially, has many terms in common with the Coast Guard and the Marines. So in a few cases, we've made "this is a shared term" an answer choice. But if we've slipped up somewhere, let us know in the comments. Though we've tried our best for accuracy, language is fluid, and slang even more so. It's possible that a term that was used only by one branch for a long time has recently gained traction in others.
With that out of the way, are you ready? Test your knowledge of military words and phrases now!
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