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Nicknames for AFB's

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 14:20
by maddog2840
I'm compiling a dictionary of Air Force Slang. Ever been to Spangledesh?
Happy Valley? Scumpter? Looking for nicknames for Air Force Bases.

Please help me out here.

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 15:20
by falconfixer333
Cannon had 'CC' on the tail--short for Cannon Command. Nellis is the 'Show-me base'. I've heard people call Osan, 'Club Med'.

The one that gets me is some have referred to 'Spang' as 'Spangquiten'. I'd give my supervisor's left nut for an assignment there.

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 15:30
by stutler
The 'lick' for Incerlick. We used to call Zaragoza 'Zab' when we were at TJ.

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 15:54
by Amigaman
Hahn AB Germany was known as "The Rock".

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 16:07
by Purplehaze
I think we had quite a few "Rocks" out there.

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 16:20
by Meathook
Also I have heard Hahn AB referred too as "Happy Hahn" which meant the complete opposite due to the sheer amount of exercises and deployments we dealt with...etc, etc, etc...

Nellis (Vegas) was loving called "Loss Wages" from time to time....

"Mountain Hole" (was another I heard)....you guys are making me think now :-)

"PI" for Clark AB (Phillippines)... "Rocket City" for Danang, Vietnam (I'll never forget that one)...

The "Stein", I heard that often for Ramstein AB, Germany

"Sleepy Hallow" used to Aviano AB, Italy (back in the 70's)...there are lots more... gotta think

Good idea to remember and name them

OH....of course The "Heath" for RAF Lakenheath, UK

"Bentover" for RAF Bentwaters UK (again 70's expression)

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 17:17
by TJStoney
"Upper Hemroid" for Upper Heyford
"Eddies" for Edwards

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 17:20
by Meathook
"Right Pitiful" for Wright Patterson AFB

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 17:41
by Amigaman
"Whynot Minot" for Minot AFB, ND

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 17:44
by Amigaman
"The Kun" for Kunsan AB, Korea

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 18:03
by mil
We call Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium "KeeBee"

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 18:42
by Delta
"No Hope Pope"

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 18:48
by TJSmitty
Whenever we flew into Richards-Gebauer AFB (Kansas City, MO) we would call it "Dickie Goober".

Smitty

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 18:49
by Meathook
I forgot that one...yep, I remember that

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 18:49
by TJSmitty
Pope AFB (Fayetteville) was referred to as "Fayette-nam"