Military Abbreviations, Nicknames and Slang Terms
Beginning with I
Compiled by Jon Stacy

I & I-
(Short) Intercourse and Intoxication. It is the same as R & R.

(Nickname) General Dynamics/Lockheed F-16 Falcon.

(Short) Improvised Explosive Device. Used by insurgents in Iraq, against coalition troops and convoys. Highly effective in psychological warfare.

1. (Nickname) President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States. Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, during World War II.
2. (Nickname) USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVAN/CVN-69. A Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier.

(Codeword) Letter I.

Indian Country-
(Slang) Any locale outside the confines of a base.

Indian Head-
The 2nd Infantry Division, that served in World War I, in Europe during World War II, and during the Korean War.

Indian Outlaws-
(Squadron Nickname) 93rd Bomb Squadron, that flew the B-47 Stratojet and currently the B-52 Stratofortress.

(Squadron Nickname) HS-6 that operates the SH-60 Seahawk.

1. (Nickname) USS Indianapolis CA-35. A Portland Class Heavy Cruiser.
2. (Nickname) USS Independence CVL-22. A Independence Class Light Aircraft Carrier.
3. (Nickname) USS Independence CVA/CV-62. A Forrestal Class Aircraft Carrier.

(Short) Inoperable.

The Grumman A-6, a naval attack bomber.

The Douglas A-26/B-26 Light Bomber of World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War.

(Acronym) Inspect & Replace As Needed.

Irish Pennants-
(Navy) Loose Threads and or Frayed Clothing.

Iron Bottom Sound-
A body of water between the island of Guadalcanal, and Savo Island, in Sealark Channel. It took its name during World War II, after countless Japanese and American Warships were sunk there.

Iron Cigar-
(Nickname) Martin B-26 Marauder, of World War II.

Iron Clad-
Iron Plated Gunboats of the Civil War.

Iron Eagles-
(Squadron Nickname) VF-53, that operated the F-8 Crusader. (Disestablished)

Iron Gator-
(Nickname) USS Essex; LHD-2. A Wasp Class Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship.

Iron Horse-
(Squadron Nickname) HMH-461, that operates the CH-53 Super Stallion.

Iron Horse Mountain-
A hill on the stabilized front, Southwest of Pyonggang, North Korea.

Iron Knights-
(Squadron Nickname) 9th Fighter Squadron, that operates the F-117 Nighthawk.

Iron Men-
1. (Squadron Nickname) 71st Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-15 Eagle.
2. (Squadron Nickname) VQ-3, that operates the E-6 Mercury.

Iron Mike-
Major General John W. O’Daniel, USA. I Corps Commander, during the Korean War.

Iron Triangle-
A triangle encompassing Pyonggang, Chowan, and Kumhwa, Korea. The Triangle is now separated by the stabilized front.

Iron Woman-
(Nickname) USS Cabot, CVL-28. An Independence Class Light Aircraft Carrier.

1. The Bell UH-1. The workhorse of the Vietnam War, better known as the “Huey”.
2. The 98th Infantry Division, that served in the Pacific during World War II.

(Allied codename) Nakajima Army J1N, Night Fighter, and Reconnaissance Plane.

(Squadron Nickname) VR-61, that operates the DC-9 airliner for the Navy.

The 4th Infantry Division, that served in World War I, in Europe during World War II, and in the Vietnam War.

Navy designation for a miscellaneous ship or an experimental ship. Used mainly during World War II.

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