The Armed Forces contributed a big help of each country, nation, or state. They played important roles and defend the sovereignty of the people.

Perhaps some of you have no any idea about military terms and a few jargon (special words or expressions that are used and are difficult for others to understand) that they have been used in any way.

This time, learn the following words related to the military aspect which will give you the knowledge of their circles.


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admiral – a naval officer of a high rank; the commander in chief of a fleet.


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Air Force – the military organization of a nation for air warfare.


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aircraft – any machine supported for flight in the air by buoyancy or by the dynamic action of air on its surfaces, especially powered airplanes, gliders, and helicopters.

aircraft carrier – a warship with a long, flat deck where aircraft can take off and land.

ally – a friend — specifically, friendly nation you can trust.

ammo – a shorthand way to say “ammunition,” meaning bullets, gunpowder, and other combat supplies.


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amphibious vehicle – a vehicle that is a means of transport, viable on land as well as on (or under) water. Amphibious vehicles include amphibious bicycles, ATVs, cars, buses, trucks, military vehicles, boats, and hovercraft.

armistice – an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time.


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armor – any covering worn as a defense against weapons. It is called as armament.

armored vehicle – a vehicle that is protected by armor plate.

army – a large body of persons trained and armed for war; the military forces of a nation.

arsenal – a place of storage or a magazine containing arms and military equipment for land or naval service.

artillery – large-caliber guns — guns with big barrels — which can be moved from one place to another for land battles. The artillery is also the name for the army unit that uses these big guns.

assault – a sudden, violent attack; onslaught.

barracks – a building where military personnel live.

base – a facility for the storage of military equipment and the training of soldiers.


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battalion – a unit of an army. One battalion usually consists of three or more companies and a headquarters.

battlefield – the field or ground on which a battle is fought.

bayonet – a knife attached to the end of a rifle. This makes the rifle capable of even more violence than before.

besiege – to attack with an army, or to pester with many requests.

bivouac – a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.


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bombardment – an attack by dropping bombs.

cadet – a trainee enrolled in a military academy.

camouflage – a way of hiding something by covering or coloring it so that it looks like its surroundings.

casualty – someone killed or injured.

chaplain – a religious leader — a minister, rabbi, or other clergy member — who lives and works with soldiers on a battlefield (a military chaplain).

colonel – a commissioned military officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general.

command – an organizational unit for which a military commander is responsible.

convoy – a land or maritime convoy that is controlled and reported as a military unit.

corporal – a soldier who rose through the ranks as an enlisted soldier, not going to one of the military colleges.

division – a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.


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dog tag – an informal but common term for a specific type of identification tag worn by military personnel.

encampment – temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers.


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field hospital – a small mobile medical unit, or mini hospital, that temporarily takes care of casualties on-site before they can be safely transported to more permanent facilities.

field marshal – a very senior military rank, ordinarily senior to the general officer ranks.

flotilla – a group of small naval vessels, especially a naval unit containing two or more squadrons.

furlough – a vacation or leave of absence granted to an enlisted person.

Geneva Convention – an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime.

guerrilla – a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.

gunnery sergeant – a non-commissioned officer ranking above a staff sergeant and below a first or master sergeant.

headquarters – the offices or working location of a military commander; the place from which a commander customarily issues orders.

howitzer – a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.


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infantry – soldiers or military units that fight on foot, in modern times typically with rifles, machine guns, grenades, mortars, etc., as weapons.


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insignia – a badge worn to show official position.

lance corporal – an enlisted person ranking between private first class and corporal.

lieutenant – a commissioned officer in the armed forces or the police who can take command if her higher-ups aren’t around.

marines – also known as naval infantry, are typically an infantry force that specializes in the support of naval and army operations at sea and on land and air, as well as the execution of their own operations.

medic – a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.


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military – a heavily-armed, highly-organized force primarily intended for warfare, also known collectively as armed forces.

mortar – a cannon very short in proportion to its bore, for throwing shells at high angles.

munition – materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.


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musket – a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen.


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paratrooper – a member of a military infantry unit trained to attack or land in combat areas by parachuting from airplanes.


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pentagon – the U.S. Department of Defense; the U.S. military establishment.

platoon – a military unit typically composed of two or more squads/sections/patrols.

prisoner of war – a person who surrenders to (or is taken by) the enemy in time of war.

private – a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).

Purple Heart – a medal awarded for wounds received in action against an enemy or as a direct result of an act of the enemy.

quartermaster – an officer charged with providing quarters, clothing, fuel, transportation, etc., for a body of troops.


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radar – a device for determining the presence and location of an object by measuring the time for the echo of a radio wave to return from it and the direction from which it returns.

sergeant – a non-commissioned army officer of a rank above that of corporal.

sniper – a soldier or police officer who specializes in shooting a gun very accurately from far away.

squadron – a portion of a naval fleet or a detachment of warships; a subdivision of a fleet.

task force – a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective.


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troop – a squad or team of soldiers.

truce – also called cease fire, is a temporary stoppage of a war in which each side agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions.

unit – a subdivision of a company; usually has a headquarters and two or more squads; usually commanded by a lieutenant.

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veteran – a person who has served and is no longer serving in the armed forces.

warrant officer – an officer in a military organization who is designated an officer by a warrant, as distinguished from a commissioned officer who is designated an officer by a commission, and a non-commissioned officer who is designated an officer, often by virtue of seniority.

wound – an injury, usually involving division of tissue or rupture of the integument or mucous membrane, due to external violence or some mechanical agency rather than disease.

Zulu time – used in the military and in navigation generally as a term for Universal Coordinated Time (UCT), sometimes called Universal Time Coordinated ( UTC ) or Coordinated Universal Time (but abbreviated UTC), and formerly called Greenwich Mean Time.


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