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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 14:20

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.
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 15:20

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.
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 15:30

The 'lick' for Incerlick. We used to call Zaragoza 'Zab' when we were at TJ.
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 15:54

Hahn AB Germany was known as "The Rock".
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 16:07

I think we had quite a few "Rocks" out there.
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 16:20

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)
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 17:17

"Upper Hemroid" for Upper Heyford
"Eddies" for Edwards
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 17:20

"Right Pitiful" for Wright Patterson AFB
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 17:41

"Whynot Minot" for Minot AFB, ND
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 17:44

"The Kun" for Kunsan AB, Korea
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 18:03

We call Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium "KeeBee"
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 18:42

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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 18:48

Whenever we flew into Richards-Gebauer AFB (Kansas City, MO) we would call it "Dickie Goober".

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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 18:49

I forgot that one...yep, I remember that
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Unread post28 Mar 2007, 18:49

Pope AFB (Fayetteville) was referred to as "Fayette-nam"
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