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"

Nicknames

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 19:04
by Expat58
Upperheyford was commonly called "Upper Hemroid", and Lakenheath was referred to as "Lakengrief".

RE: Nicknames

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 20:35
by JoeSambor
Home of the 9th Air Force "Show" Air Force Place in Scumter, South Carolina...

MacThrill (especially during Desert Storm) AFB, Florida

Best Regards,

RE: Nicknames

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 21:34
by cchief16
Welcome to "Hell AFB" (Hill)

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 21:50
by BlueFoxGuitar
Some people have referred to Shaw as an accronym for "Sharing Husbands And Wives", also "Stay Here A While"

Eielson at some point was called "Eskimo Air Force Base" and "Little Sun AFB" recently

Sheppard AFB, Also known as "Shitturd AFB"

Hope that keeps this going, I like reading this

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 23:26
by vinnie
"Shady J" for Seymour Johnson, or stupid jerks,

How about "don't shoot 'm Chanute 'em" BRAC'd in the 90s

Unread postPosted: 28 Mar 2007, 23:51
by JR007
SJ - "See My Johnson"... :lmao:

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 00:00
by Meathook
THat is a good one....

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 00:02
by Block25Crewchief
We call Seymour Johnson sh*t and Junk.

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 00:04
by Block25Crewchief
Meathook,

When were you at VietHahn? I was a Lucky Puppy back in the late 80's until we put the padlock on the front gate in late 1991.

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 00:16
by Meathook
71, deployed out of Clark (PI)...also, Hahn was fun overall, but as you know, exercises were a serious pain (sorry, I misunderstood - Hahn was 82 to 85, Blue Zoo Expediter then Senior Controller at the MOC

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 01:35
by Block25Crewchief
Ahhh, The Gay Blades.........LOL, Good bunch of guys in the 10th. You must of worked for Chief Killian then?

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 01:53
by mark
When I was in Germany in the early 80's Bitburg was called "the bush" and Spangdahlem was 'the rock".

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 02:27
by Meathook
SMS Tom Thornton, was my Superintendent (then), then about a year and a half later, SMS John Seiago (spelling, ex - weapons guy, was my boss in the MOC with Captain Wetekam, who is now a Two Star).

Did you ever meet (know) a Capt Glenda Flick (she was ex-enlisted), her hubby was a Maintenance Supervision Chief (Flick - real old looking dude)...we always wondered how they hooked up and nobody ever complained..officer and enlisted thing and all..but they got away with it back then.

Strange times but fun...you there when a maintenance guy hung himself in front of his kids (from a bunk bed) because "mom" was stepping out on him with a "brother" (bad racial thing then). Man, everybody was shocked the guy took his own life in front of his kids...you ever hear about that?

It was Happy Hahn alright, crazy Hahn is more like it....but there were lots of fun times too, just that the bad seemed to get more attention. Col Wright was the DCM when I was there towards the end of my tour...ever meet him, a real bullie at meetings but he had his sh*t together really.

I wonder if we ever met there, I went to Ramstein countless times for one reason or another...how about you, ever go to the "Stein"?

Killian sound familiar but I don't remember him

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 05:39
by Tim
You must of worked for Chief Killian then?

I worked for "AGGIE" 496TH,86-90, I actually liked the man, you always knew where you stood with, A real straight shooter, But don't cross the man. He could be meaner than a rattler......

But, oh yea, back to the topic. We called Kadena "The rock" Or "Okinowhere"

Unread postPosted: 29 Mar 2007, 07:16
by Tim
Also, at Luke, they use to say it was hell, but I would tell them It's not hell, but you can see It from the flightline.

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 21:04
by maddog2840
Seymore JOhnson = Suck More Johnson

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:09
by ve_tec
I've heard this one about a lot of bases but it seems to fit Nellis best "Nellis Air Command"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:10
by ve_tec
Moody AFB is still often refered to as "Moody Field" or "Moody Airplane Patch"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:20
by ve_tec
Elmondorf AFB, AK "Elmo"

Also, all Alaska bases are still called "Alaska Air Command". For those who think AAC is no more, I got news.. Eielson once postponed an exercise because it interfered with moose season. And we also cut down on the flying when the Salmon start running.

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:39
by ve_tec
Patric Air Force Resort

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:40
by ve_tec
Wendover AFB "Bendover"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:42
by ve_tec
Zwiebrucken AB "Zwei"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:46
by ve_tec
Mildenhall AB "Moldyhole"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:48
by ve_tec
RAF Skulthorp "RAF SkullF*ck"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:52
by ve_tec
Clark AB "The Pie"

Unread postPosted: 02 Apr 2007, 22:53
by ve_tec
Griffus AFB "The Griff"

base nicknames

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 02:28
by ViperKeeper2070
Any nicknames for Kadena? We always referred to Okinawa at "The Rock".. :D

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 03:18
by Tim
We called Kadena "The rock" Or "Okinowhere"

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 04:54
by VarkVet
RAF Bentwaters was Crooked Creek
RAF Upper Heyford was simply "The Heyford Bone"
Britain in general was Bloke-a-homa
Davis-Monthan DM
Prince Sultan Air Base PSAB
Zaragoza ZAG
Torrejón TJ. 401st was also known as four-o-worst

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 05:44
by benakbs
Shaw AFB - Sumter, SC

Shawshank in Dumpster, SC
Shawdi Arabia in Scumter, SC

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 05:54
by VarkVet
Shawdi Arabia

:lmao:
How about Af-Cannon-Stan :applause:

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 07:13
by Destro
Grand Forks = El Forko Grande

Minot = Mindrot

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 14:45
by RockyController
Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar = All you did or Camp Carebear

Balad AB, Iraq = Mortaritaville

Kirkuk AB, Iraq = Krabtown

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 15:08
by e6bill
I've heard Lakenheath referred to as Hooterville. That's from back in the F-4D days.

Unread postPosted: 09 Apr 2007, 18:44
by Racer181
My unit referes to Incerlick as inser-dick and Alpina ANGB as Al's Pee niss since it'll star the word over if i type is correctly

Unread postPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 00:57
by IDCrewDawg
"Mountain Goat for Mountain Home
"Valdumpster" for Valdosta when at Moody.

Unread postPosted: 12 Apr 2007, 20:57
by cutlassracer
"Valdumpster" for Valdosta when at Moody.

I'll agree with that

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2007, 15:55
by maddog2840
Got a new one while talking to the boys from SC.

FLAW AFB for Shaw

Unread postPosted: 01 Dec 2007, 05:10
by AlphaSigOU
falconfixer333 wrote: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.


Former 'inmate' of 'Spang-Quentin Federal Penitentiary' and former resident of 'Stalag 177' :twisted:

20+ years ago in the bad old days of the Cold War, the constant exercises and reminders that the godless commies were but only 15 minutes flying time away from bombing us into oblivion made the place feel like a prison sometimes. The base may be better these days. I'm looking for some kinda excuse to go back to Germany, but I'm too old to re-up.

Unread postPosted: 01 Dec 2007, 17:52
by Loader2088
I once heard some guys who had been stationed at Dyess refer to it as "the Abyss."

Unread postPosted: 02 Dec 2007, 00:18
by SixerViper
Amigaman wrote:"Whynot Minot" for Minot AFB, ND



"Freezin's the reason"! For every question, there's an answer...

Unread postPosted: 08 Jan 2011, 01:05
by maddog2840
OFF IT AFB

Offut AFB. "Once you're on Offut you can't get OFF IT."

Unread postPosted: 08 Mar 2011, 18:48
by dfischer
e6bill wrote:I've heard Lakenheath referred to as Hooterville. That's from back in the F-4D days.

When I was stationed at Lakenheath back in the late 70's (F-111F transition days) A guy I worked with had an old Ford van painted red with a steam locomotive going down the tracks and named the van the Hooterville Express.

Unread postPosted: 09 Mar 2011, 08:37
by Roscoe
After 9/11 when the coalition was built, most of the countries sent representation to CENTCOM headquarters at McDill AFB. The result was a whole bunch of nomadic looking tents in thre parking lot with a temporary Mosque built for the Muslim guests. Place soon became known as Tampastan.

Unread postPosted: 10 Mar 2011, 23:10
by uslugg1
I'm surprised I haven't seen it yet, "HELL, AFB" for Hill AFB!!!!

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2011, 23:00
by southernphantom
Roscoe wrote:After 9/11 when the coalition was built, most of the countries sent representation to CENTCOM headquarters at McDill AFB. The result was a whole bunch of nomadic looking tents in thre parking lot with a temporary Mosque built for the Muslim guests. Place soon became known as Tampastan.


That is a weird base, I see Germans and Aussies and Brits running around all the time. And trying to give underage chicks a beer.

Foreign military officers are always good for laughs.

Unread postPosted: 20 Nov 2011, 23:37
by LinkF16SimDude
When I was holed up at Diyarbakir AB, Turkey ("D-Town"; "Dicky Baker") for 18 glorious months in the mid 90's, there was an little podunk AFS northwest of town called Pirinclik. Only the locals and folks from Incirlik prolly knew about it. It's nick was "Bedrock", cause drivin' thru the village was like seein' the Flintstones come to life. :)

Unread postPosted: 21 Nov 2011, 19:36
by retchief70
"Sunny Zwei" for Zweibrucken. That was a great assingment in the 70's!

Unread postPosted: 22 Nov 2011, 01:55
by az2sdang
"Goodbuddy" for Goodfellow AFB
"Sheppard Air Patch" for Sheppard AFB

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2011, 17:35
by americaneagle
VarkVet wrote:
Shawdi Arabia

:lmao:
How about Af-Cannon-Stan :applause:


:lol: :lol: :lol: good one

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2011, 05:34
by tbarlow
Dyess AFB: Did You Expect Such S---.

Hahn AB: The Rock. Of course everyone there knew of the
"Blue Zoo"

Randolph AFB: "Salute it or Paint It" Anyone remember General
Ashy's brown Stop signs?

Unread postPosted: 25 Jan 2013, 14:52
by nycta
DOVER AFB, De - Double D by the sea

Unread postPosted: 25 Jan 2013, 15:03
by nycta
McGUIRE AFB, NJ - The McGuire Desire
[AL KHARJ AB, SA - [u]Al's Garage
[b]NORFOLK NAS, Va -
No F*** Va
POPE AFB, NC - No Hope Pope