Do You Know These Military Acronyms?

By: Annette
Estimated Completion Time
2 min
Do You Know These Military Acronyms?
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About This Quiz

The military has a language all its own, and that's important. They need to communicate big concepts in an expeditious way. In this quiz, we're going to see how many of these concepts you know, soldier.
When the HMFIC shows up, you must do what?
Ignore them
Hug them
Obey
You must obey when the HMFIC is around. That would be the Head Mother ****er In Charge.

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Is NFG a good thing?
Yes
No
NFG is just no good. Nobody wants Non-Functioning Equipment. That's No ****ing Good.

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Is everyone privy to information that is TS?
Yes
No
When something is TS, it's only for a select few. That information is Top Secret for a reason.

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Where might you get the idea to join the Marines?
MCRD
The MCRD is perhaps where your soldiering days began. It's the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
MUI
BRT

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Is there a stigma attached to the JO?
Yes
JO just stands for Junior Officer. However, the acronym is associated with an insufferable junior officer.
No

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When you hear ENDEX, you know something is ______.
Done
When you hear ENDEX, it means it's over. ENDEX stands for End Exercise.
Just starting

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SOS is _____.
No good
SOS is absolutely no good. Based on the old Morse code signal, SOS means **** On a Shingle and Same Old ****.
Fantastic

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Is LBJ just a president?
Yes
No
LBJ is associated with Lyndon B. Johnson, but it's also associated with Vietnam. Long Binh Jail was a U.S. stockade built during the war.

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When something is BFO, it's _____.
Unclear
Obvious​
Not only is something that is BFO obvious, but it's a Blinding Flash of the Obvious. (There's one acronym without the F-word!)

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Must you show respect to the SECDEF?
Yes
You most definitely want to show respect to the SECDEV. Everyone should respect the Secretary of Defense.
No

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How do you say "forget it"?
LMO
FIDO
When you say FIDO, you're giving up. FIDO means Forget It, or **** It, Drive On.
GPY

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The NFO is in the ____.
Army
Navy
The NFO is a member of the Navy. The Naval Flight Officer is a weapons officer, not a pilot.
Marines

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At the CK, you'll find what?
Food
The CK is where you go for chow in the field. Nothing like a Containerized Kitchen.
Ammo
Girls

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When you make a WAG, you're _____.
Absolutely sure
Not sure
When you make a WAG, you're definitely not sure about things. But sometimes, you just need to make a Wild-A** Guess.

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How do you say that something is clear?
MVP
CFB
CFB is the military's newest way of saying something is clear. In fact, it's clear as a ****ing bell.
TMI

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POL refers to _____.
Fuel
POL is used to refer to all kinds of fuel. For instance, Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants.
Food
Shoes

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Which of these do you not want?
IED
You don't want an IED anywhere near you. This is an Improvised Explosive Device, common in the Middle East.
PET
ROV

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Do you want to rely on someone who is ROAD?
Yes
No
You don't want to put your life in the hands of someone who is ROAD. It's not good to be Retired On Active Duty.

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If your leader is THS, you're going to be _______.
On vacation
Working your bum off
Nobody is going to have time to be lazy when the leader is THS. That would be The Hooah Syndrome in the Army.

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A remote, uninhabitable place is _____.
SPO
BFE
BFE is somewhere that is far away. It's the Big ****ing Empty.
NPG

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WTFO is ______.
A statement
A question
Both
There's the famous WTF, but then there's WTFO? This means "What The ****, Over?" The response would be "What The ****, Out."

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The SP is the _____.
Beginning
In the Army, the SP is where you begin. It is your Starting Point. That's when the games begin.
End

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AFI refers to _____ .
The Air Force
Inconvenience
Both
AFI stands for Air Force Instruction. It also refers to Another ****ing Inconvenience.

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You use a BFW to fix what?
A faucet
A broken plate
A generator
A BFW is used to fix a generator. It's a big job, so you need a Big ****ing Wrench.

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You don't want to hear HANO if you ______.
Are a vet
Are a marine
Are a paratrooper
HANO is a paratrooper's worst nightmare. High Altitude, No Opening is a bad day and usually fatal.

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Is the B-52 Stratofortress a BUFF?
Yes
Yes, the large B-52 Stratofortress is a BUFF. The acronym was created to describe it as a Big Ugly Fat ****er.
No

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Do you want to hear the acronym BZ?
Yes
You love it when you hear BZ. It stands for Bravo Zulu, and it generally means "great job!"
No

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When you say FIGJAM, you feel _____.
Good about yourself
You're having a good day when you say FIGJAM, or **** I'm Good, Just Ask Me. This was stolen from the Australians in Vietnam.
Bad about yourself

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Is FUBAR a good thing?
Yes
No
FUBAR is definitely not a good thing. No one likes things to be ****ed Up Beyond All Recognition.

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USMC means ______.
United States Marine Corps
Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
Both
USMC traditionally stands for the United States Marine Corps, but the acronym can also be derogatory. It's all a matter of perspective.

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You say PFA when something is _____ .
Good
When something is PFA, it's wonderful. In fact, it's Pretty ****ing Awesome.
Bad
Average

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BCGs are ____.
Boots
Glasses
BCGs are very unattractive glasses. In fact, they're called Birth Control Glasses. They're issued to service members in need of corrective lenses.
Helmets

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Is Big Chicken Dinner bad?
Yes
Big Chicken Dinner is no good at all. BCD technically stands for Bad Conduct Discharge.
No

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What is FISH?
Urban warfare
Surprisingly, FISH means urban warfare. The acronym is Fighting In Someone's House - not a good thing at all.
What's for dinner
Scuba gear

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On an aircraft, do you want a BLOB?
Yes
No
You don't want a BLOB on your aircraft. No one wants a Big Lump On Board.

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