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

(Nickname) USS Jeffers DD-621/DMS-27; a Gleaves Class Destroyer.

(Nickname) AT-6/SNJ Texan trainer.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Mitsubishi J2M fighter.

(Squadron Nickname) 17th Special Operations Squadron, that operate the MC-130 Hercules.

The Grumman XF10F, Variable Geometry Wing Fighter.

1. (Squadron Nickname) 159th Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-15 Eagle for the Florida Air National Guard.
2. (Squadron Nickname) HSL-60 who flies the SH-60 Seahawk.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Aichi E13A, shipboard reconnaissance aircraft.

(Navy Acronym) Joint Army-Navy Fuck Up.

(Slang) Any Marine.

(Acronym) Jet Assisted Take Off.

The Rockwell T-1, trainer for the Air Force.

(Squadron Nickname) 127th Bomb Squadron, that flies the B-1 Lancer for the Kansas Air National Guard.

(Nickname) Colonel James Ewell Brown Stuart, famed Confederate Army Cavalry commander.

Jeep Carrier-
(Nickname) An Escort Carrier, during World War II and the Korean War.

(Squadron Nickname) 815th Airlift Squadron, which flies the C-130 Hercules.

The Curtiss JN-4, multi-purpose aircraft during the late 1910’s and 1920’s.

Jerry Can-
(Nickname) An American Gas Can, copied from a German design in WWII.

Jerry Jet-
(Nickname) The Me-262 Swallow, that was first operational in 1944.

Jersey Devils-
(Squadron Nickname) 119th Fighter Squadron, operates the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the New Jersey Air National Guard. Had previously flown the F-4 Phantom II & F-105 Thunderchief.

Jet Jockey-
(Slang) A Jet Pilot.

Jewel of the Pacific Fleet-
(Nickname) USS Halsey Powell DD-686, a Fletcher Class Destroyer.

1. (Nickname) President John F. Kennedy.
2. (Nickname) USS John F. Kennedy CV-67, a Kennedy Class Aircraft Carrier.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Nakajima B6N, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

Jimmy C-
(Nickname) USS James C. Owens DD-776, an Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer.

A Chinese alarm used during World War II, to warn against Japanese air attack.

Joe’s Jokers-
(Squadron Nickname) VMF-115 during World War II, that flew the F4U Corsair. The Unit received the nickname due to their 1st Commanding Officer was Major Joe Foss.

(Nickname) USS Joseph Hewes DE/FF/FFT-1078, a Knox Class Frigate Sometimes referred as the “Joey Boat”

Joey P-
(Nickname) USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD-850, a Gearing Class Destroyer.

John, The-
(Nickname) USS John W. Thomason DD-760, an Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer.

John Wayne-
(Nickname) A C-Ration can opener.

Johnny Reb-
(Nickname) A Confederate Soldier, by Union Troops.

(Squadron Nickname) 512th Rescue Squadron, they operate the HH-60 Blackhawk.

Jolly Green-
(Squadron Nickname) 41st Rescue Squadron, which flies the HH-60 Blackhawk.

Jolly Ops-
(Squadron Nickname) 38th Rescue Squadron, they flew the C-130 Hercules. (Disestablished)

Jolly Rogers-
(Squadron Nickname) The name has been passed down too several units.
1. The first was VF-17A that operated the F4U Corsair, during World War II.
2. VF-84 “Vagabonds” bore the name the longest, while it flew the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the
F-14 Tomcat.
3. VF-103 “Sluggers”, received the name after VF-84 was disestablished, they operated the F-14 Tomcat & currently the F/A-18 Hornet

Jolly Wally-
(Nickname) USS Wallace L. Lind DD-703; an Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer.

(Slang) The control stick of an airplane.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Yokosuka D4Y carrier dive bomber.

1. Cylinder, of a piston engine.
2. (Nickname) Republic P-47/F-47 Thunderbolt.

Name of the Alamogordo Bomb.

Jumbo Country-
(Squadron Nickname) 56th Airlift Squadron, that operates the C-5 Galaxy.

Jumpin’ Jimmy-
(Nickname) USS James E. Keys DD-787, a Gearing Class Destroyer.

(Slang) A parachute.

Jungle Angel-
(Nickname) Stinson L-5 Sentinal.

Jungle Guts-
(Slang) Tropical Dysentery.

Jungle Happy-
(Slang) An individual looking for an insanity discharge.

Jungle Rot-
(Slang) A severe fungus infection.

The 41st Infantry Division, that served in World War I, and in the Pacific in World War II.

(Squadron Nickname) 80th Fighter Squadron, that operates the F-16 Falcon.


This list was created by Jon Stacy and is displayed on MaritimeQuest with his permission.
This information may not be duplicated, displayed or published without the express written consent of the author.

© 2006 John Stacy All Rights Reserved.

If you have an addition, correction or clarification please
email John Stacy.