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

1. Prefix for any aircraft that has been modified for Search & Rescue. (Prior to 1962) Example: SB-29.
2. Under the Joint Service Designation System, stands for Anti-Submarine or Scout. Example: S-3 Viking.

The North American F-86D, fighter that is equipped with radar.

1. (Squadron Nickname) VT-86, that flew the T-2 Buckeye & the T-39.
2. (Squadron Nickname) HSL-47, that flies the SH-60 Sea Hawk.

The North American F-86, day fighter that served during the Korean War.

(Squadron Nickname) 162nd Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Fighting Falcon for the Ohio Air National Guard.

(Slang) A Bed.

Sack Time-
(Slang) Time for Bed.

Sacred Cow-
Name for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s C-54, Executive Transport.

(Nickname) Vought F8U/F-8 Crusader.

Sad Sack-
(Slang) A slovenly or unkept person.

(NATO Codename) Soviet AT-3 Anti-Tank Missile.

Saint Bernards-
(Squadron Nickname) 36th Rescue Flight that operates the UH-1 Iroquois.

(Squadron Nickname) VFC-13, that flies the F-5 Freedom Fighter.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Mitsubishi Ki-21. The most important bomber to the Japanese War Effort.

Salty Guard-
(Squadron Nickname) 191st Air Refueling Squadron, that flew the KC-97 and currently the KC-135 for the
Utah Air National Guard.

The Convair C-131 Aeromedical Transport.

(Squadron Nickname) 14th Fighter Squadron, that operates the F-16 Falcon.

San Francisco’s Own-
(Nickname) USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, a Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier, while she was homeported at NAS Alameda, CA.

San Jac-
(Nickname) USS San Jacinto CVL-30, an Independence Class light aircraft carrier.

San Joaquin Beaufighter-
(Nickname) Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.

(Nickname) Saudi Arabia.

Sand Crabs-
(Nickname) Naval Shipyard Workers.

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Nickname was for the A-1’s role in fire suppression work, during rescue attempts in Vietnam.

Santa Fe-
The 35th Infantry Division, that served in Europe in World War I and World War II.

(Acronym) Surpassing All Previous Fuck-Ups

1. (Nickname) USS Saratoga CV-3, a Lexington Class aircraft carrier.
2. (Nickname) USS Saratoga CV-60, a Forrestal Class aircraft carrier.

(Nickname) USS Saratoga CV-3.

Sassy Shannon-
(Nickname) USS Shannon DD-737/DM-25. A converted Allen M. Sumner Class Destroyer Minesweeper.

Savannah Guard Dogs-
(Squadron Nickname) 158th Airlift Squadron, that operates the C-130 Hercules for the
South Carolina Air National Guard.

Satan’s Kittens-
(Squadron Nickname) VF-191, that flew the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II, & F-14 Tomcat. (Disestablished)

Savior of Little Round Top-
(Nickname) Union General Governor K. Warren.

(Acronym) Squad Automatic Weapon. The M-242, a light weight high powered machine gun.

(WWII, Slang) A Sailor

(NATO Codename) Soviet SS-12, ICBM.

(Squadron Nickname) HMLA-367, which flies the CH-46 Sea Knight.

(Slang) Any bomb that scatters its effects over a wide area.

(Slang) A bomb drop in a pattern that was not intended.

(Slang) Buckshot.

School Bus-
(Slang) Any Training Aircraft.

(Slang) A Radar Watcher.

(Nickname) Douglas A4D/A-4 Skyhawk.

The Northrop F-89, interceptor.

1. (Squadron Nickname) 41st Electronic Countermeasures Squadron that operates the EC-130 Hercules.
2. (Squadron Nickname) HSL-49, that flies the SH-60.

1. The Bell OH-58, liaison helicopter.
2. The Boeing L-16, liaison aircraft.

(Squadron Nickname) VS-24, which flies the S-3 Viking.

(Slang) An emergency shutdown of a Nuclear Reactor.

Screamin’ Demons-
(Squadron Nickname) 7th Fighter-Bomber Squadron/Combat Training Squadron. The squadron flew the
F-84 Thunderjet during the Korean War, and borrowed the F-117 Nighthawks during the Iraq Invasion. They normally fly the T-38 Talon.

Screaming Eagles-
1. The infamous 101st Airborne Infantry Division, that served Europe in World War II, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War.
2. (Squadron Nickname) VP-1 which flies the P-3 Orion.
3. (Squadron Nickname) 96th Air Refueling Squadron, that flies KC-135.
4. (Squadron Nickname) 40th Airlift Squadron, that operates the C-130 Hercules.
5. (Squadron Nickname) VF-51, that operated the F9F Panther during the Korean War, the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. (Disestablished)

(Slang) A Propeller.

(Squadron Nickname) VS-33, which operates the S-3 Viking.

(Squadron Nickname) VAW-123, that flies the E-2 Hawkeye.

(NATO Codename) Soviet SS-1, SRBM (Short Range Ballistic Missile).

(Nickname) US Navy Construction Battalions.

Sea Bunny-
(Nickname) USS Siboney CVE-112, a Commencement Bay Class Escort Carrier.

Sea Chicken-
(Nickname) Sea Sparrow, Surface to Air Missile.

Sea Elk-
(Squadron Nickname) HMM-166, who flies the CH-46 Sea Knight.

Sea Going Bellhop-
(Navy Nickname) Shipboard Marines.

Sea Hawks-
1. (Squadron Nickname) VAW-126, that flies the E-2 Hawkeye.
2. (Squadron Nickname) HSL-41, that operates the SH-60 Sea Hawk.
3. (Squadron Nickname) VMAQ-4, which flies the EA-6 Prowler.

Sea Lawyer-
(Navy) A shipmate who likes to argue.

(Acronym) Suppression of Enemy Air Defense.

(Acronym) SEa-Air-Land. The US Navy’s elite special forces.

Sea Shakers-
(Nickname) Suicidal Japanese (Kamikaze) manned motorboats, during World War II.

The Lockheed TV-2. The Navy version of the T-33 Shooting Star.

(Nickname) The Vulcan-Phalanx Mk.16, 20mm CIWS.

Second Tenth-
(Squadron Nickname) 210th Rescue Squadron that flew the HC-130 Hercules for the Alaska Air National Guard. (Disestablished)

Second to None-
(Squadron Nickname) 2nd Airlift Squadron, that flew the KB-29/KB-50 Superfortress & currently the KC-135.

(Squadron Nickname) VAW-115, that flies the E-2 Hawkeye.

Sergeant York-
Name for the M-247 anti-aircraft tank.

Seven Ton Milk Jug-
(Nickname) Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Sewer Pipe-
(Slang) A Submarine.

The Fairchild AC-119G gunship. (a/k/a: Spectre)

Shadow of Death-
(Nickname) Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

(Squadron Nickname) VAQ-141, which operates the EA-6 Prowler.

1. (Squadron Nickname) 5 SOS, that flies the MC-130.
2. (Squadron Nickname) VQ-4, that operates the E-6 Mercury.

Shamrock Ship-
(Nickname) USS The Sullivans DD-537, a Fletcher Class Destroyer. Named so because of the shamrock painted on her forward smoke stack.

1. (Squadron Nickname) VMF/VMFA-333, that operated the F-4 Phantom II & the F/A-18 Hornet. The unit saw service during the Persian Gulf War. (Disestablished)
2. (Squadron Nickname) HS-7, that flies the SH-60 Sea Hawk.
3. (Squadron Nickname) VS-41, that flies the S-3 Viking.

(Nickname) KC-10 Extender, painted in two tone gray, with dark gray on top & light gray underside. Looked like the killer whale Shamu, who was a “famous” Sea World attraction in the 1980’s.

(Nickname) USS Shangri-La CV-38. An Essex Class Aircraft Carrier.

(Squadron Nickname) 75th Fighter Squadron, that flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The unit saw service during the Persian Gulf War.

(Squadron Nickname) VMF/VMFAT-101, that operates the F-4 Phantom II & the F/A-18 Hornet.

(Slang) A Second Lieutenant.

The M-551 airborne assault armored vehicle.

The M-4 series of Main Battle Tanks of World War II and the Medium Tanks of the Korean War.

The Shorts C-23 inter-theater transport.

Shipping Crate-
(Nickname) The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, by B-17 Crews.

Shit on a Shingle-
(Slang) A widely hated Military style of Biscuits and Gravy.

Shit Sucker-
(Slang) Air Transportation personnel who are assigned to Fleet Service, in the Air Force.

Shitty Kitty-
(Nickname) USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, (Used by sailors NOT assigned to the Kitty Hawk).

Ship of the Line-
A Battleship.

(Squadron Nickname) 909th Air Refueling Squadron, that flew the KC-135. (Disestablished)

(Slang) Yellow Shirted aircraft directors, onboard an aircraft carrier.

1. (Squadron Nickname) 25th Flying Training Squadron, that flies the T-38 Talon.
2. (Squadron Nickname) VT-6, that operates the T-34 Mentor.

Shooting Star-
1. The Lockheed T-33, jet trainer. A two seat version of the F-80.
2. The Lockheed F-80 jet fighter of the Korean War.

(Slang) Ready to retire, separate or PCS.

Short Legged-
(Slang) An Aircraft having a short range without refueling. (ex. F-104)

(Slang) Any operation regarded as having an element of drama.

1. (Nickname) USS North Carolina BB-55. A North Carolina Class Battleship.
2. (Nickname) USS Philippine Sea CV-47. An Essex Class aircraft carrier.

(Slang) To settle a matter finally & definitely.

The Curtiss A-8 & A-12 two place, mono winged attack aircraft of the early 1930’s

(Squadron Nickname) VA/VFA-94, that operated the A-4 Skyhawk & currently the F/A-18 Hornet.

Shuri Positions-
(Slang) A maze of tunnels and caves, that were used by the Japanese during World War II.

Siberia Hill-
Name for a hill SW of Panmunjom, Korea.

(Nickname) for the USS Siboney CVE-112.

(Nickname) Union General Ambrose E. Burnside.

The AIM-9, air to air heat seeking missile.

(Squadron Nickname) VA/VFA-86, that operated the A-4 Skyhawk & currently operates the F/A-18 Hornet.

(Codeword) Letter S.

Sight Seeing Sixth-
The 6th Infantry Division, that served in World War I and in the Pacific during World War II.

Silent Killer-
(Nickname) Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

Silent Second-
The 2nd Marine Division, that served in the Pacific in World War II.

Silent Service-
(Nickname) US submarine fleet.

Sister Gabby-
(Nickname) EC-47 in Vietnam.

Sitting Duck Squadron-
(Nickname) DesRon 9, received the nickname during the Pre-Invasion assault on Wolmi-Do Island, in Inchon Harbor, on 19 September, 1951. The members of the Sitting Duck Squadron are USS DeHaven (DD-727), USS Mansfield (DD-728), USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729), USS Collett (DD-730), USS Gurke (DD-783) &
USS Henderson (DD-785).

Silver Bottle Cap-
(Slang) The Silver Leaf rank insignia of a Lieutenant Colonel.

Silver Eagles-
1. (Squadron Nickname) VMFA-115, that flies the F/A-18 Hornet, & saw service during “Operation: Iraqi Freedom”.
2. (Squadron Nickname) 550th Fighter Squadron, that flew the F-15 Eagle. (Disestablished)

Silver Foxes-
(Squadron Nickname) VA-155, that flew the A-4 Skyhawk & the A-6 Intruder. (Disestablished)

Silver Kites-
(Squadron Nickname) VF-92, who flew the F-4 Phantom II. (Disestablished)

Silver Lobos-
(Squadron Nickname) 20th Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-4 Phantom II, as a German Air Force Training Squadron.

(Slang) A sitting/not moving target.

Six Pack-
(Squadron Nickname) 171st Airlift Squadron, that operates the C-130 Hercules, for the Michigan Air National Guard. Squadron is also known as the “Michigan Red Devils”

(Slang) Not working/hardly working on the job.

Ski Nose-
(Nickname) Comedian and USO Supporter Bob Hope.

Ski Site-
(Slang) German V-1 launch sites.

1. (Nickname) Bell UH-1 Iroquois.
2. (Nickname) Bell AH-1 Cobra.
3. (Nickname) Bell OH-58 Kiowa.

Skinny Dragons-
(Squadron Nickname) VP-4 that operates the P-3 Orion.

Skoshi Tiger-
(Squadron Nickname) 4503 Tactical Fighter Squadron (Provisional) that operated the F-5 Freedom Fighter during the Vietnam War. (Disestablished).

(WWII Nickname) Japanese Suicide Boat.
Skunk Works-
(Nickname) Lockheed Aircraft’s Special Projects Division.

The Douglas A4D/A-4 attack aircraft.

(Squadron Nickname) VMSB/VMTB/VMA-134; that flew the SBD Dauntless, TBM Avenger, & the A-4 Skyhawk. The unit has been renamed “Smoke”.

Sky Hog-
(Slang) Douglas A-4 Skyhawk in Vietnam.

The Douglas F3D/F-10, Night fighter.

(Squadron Nickname) HMM-365 which flies the CH-46 Sea Knight.

The Douglas F5D, experimental successor to the F4D Skyray.

(Slang) Goofing Off.

The Douglas R5D/C-54, Transport.

The Douglas AD/A-1 attack aircraft.

(Squadron Nickname) VMF-452, that flew the F4U Corsair, during World War II. The unit most likely had the shortest operational career of the war, 1 day in combat. The squadron, along with VF-5 & VMF-214 suffered onboard the Kamikaze USS Franklin, on 19 March, 1945.

The Douglas F4D/F-6 fighter.

The Douglas R4D/C-47 transport.

Skytrain II-
The McDonnell-Douglas C-9B transport.

The Douglas C-49, variant of the C-47.

The Douglas A3D/A-3 carrier bomber.

(Acronym) Standoff Land Attack Missile, the AGM-84.

(Slang) Bell UH-1, which was configured for unarmed troop transport.

Slick Sleeve-
(Slang) Anyone holding a E-1 pay grade.

(Slang) A Hamburger, so greasy they slide.

Sliders with a Lid-
(Slang) A Cheeseburger.

Slingshot Flyer-
Battleship or Cruiser borne aircraft, that was launched from a catapult mounted atop a turret, or aft catapult rail, during World War II.

(Nickname) The channel in the Solomon Island Chain.

The Aeritalia G-222/C-27 Spartan, Inter-Theater transport.

Slow But Deadly-
(Nickname) Douglas SBD Dauntless, Dive Bomber.

Slow Navy Bomber-
(Nickname) Beech SNB, a Navy version of the C-45 Voyager.

(Nickname) USS New York BB-34, a New York Class Battleship.

1. (Acronym) Short Little Ugly Fucker.
2. (Nickname) LTV A-7 Corsair II.

(Squadron Nickname) 166th Air Refueling Squadron that flies the KC-135 for the Ohio Air National Guard.

(Squadron Nickname) VF-103, that flew the F9F Panther, F-8 Crusader, the F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. Renamed the “Jolly Rogers” in 1995.

Slush Fund-
(Navy) An Illegal Money Reserve, by the sailors

Small Boys-
(Slang) A Destroyer or a Frigate.

Smoe Factor-
(Slang) To obtain the maximum mileage, especially when fuel is low.

(Nickname) Northrop AT-38, attack version of the Air Force Trainer.

(Acronym) Situation Normal All Fucked Up.

(Nickname) Bell AH-1G Cobra.

1. The Mk. 82 Snakeye cluster bomb.
2. (Squadron Nickname) 160th Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Viper for the Alabama Air National Guard.

The Northrop B-62/SM-62 Strategic Missile.

(Squadron Nickname) VMFT-401, which flies the F-5 Freedom Fighter.

Sniper’s Ridge-
A ridge Northwest of Kunhwa, South Korea; south of the stabilized front.

(Slang, Korea) A Radar equipped reconnaissance aircraft working alone, searching for targets, then attacking them.

(Slang) The accumulation of problems during the progress of any given operation.

Soaring Stallions-
(Squadron Nickname) 8th Airlift Squadron that flew the C-141 Starlifter & currently the C-17 Globemaster III.

Soc et Tuem-
(Squadron Nickname) 64th Airlift Squadron, that flew the C-130 Hercules. (Disestablished)

(Nickname) USS South Carolina CGN-37, a California Class Nuclear Missile Cruiser.

(Nickname) USS South Dakota BB-57; a South Dakota Class Battleship.
Son of a Bitch 2nd Class-
(Nickname) The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.

(Allied Codename) Japanese Mitsubishi Army Ki-51 fighter.

1. (Short) Shit on a Shingle.
2. (Short) Save our Ship
3. Air Force Designation for a Special Operations Squadron. South Bound Gray Hound- (Nickname)
USS Sutherland DD-743, a Gearing Class Destroyer.

Space Cadet-
(1950’s) A pilot who shows off.

(Nickname) Douglas A-1 Skyraider in the Vietnam War.

(Squadron Nickname) 457th TFS/FS, that operated the P-51 Mustang, F-84 Thunderjet, F-100 Super Sabre,
F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II, & currently the F-16 Falcon.

(Slang) A Navy Radioman

(Nickname) General Dynamics/Grumman EF-111 Raven.

The AIM-7, medium air to air missile.

The Aeritalia G-222/C-27 Inter-theater transport.

1. The 5th Marine Division, that served in World War II in the Pacific, and during the Vietnam War.
2. The 3rd Armored Division, which saw service in Europe during the Second World War.

Special Air Mission Hawai’i-
(Squadron Nickname) 65th AS which flies the C-135.

Speckled Trout-
(Nickname) Boeing C-135C test aircraft, in white/polished bare metal paint scheme. Only one aircraft, received the nickname & it is active at Edwards AFB.

1. The McDonnell F-110A. (Later known as the F-4C Phantom II)
2. The Fairchild AC-119, gunship.
3. The Fairchild AC-123, gunship.
4. The Lockheed AC-130, gunship.
5. (Squadron Nickname) 16th Special Operations Squadron, that flies the AC-130.
6. (Squadron Nickname) 711th SOS, that operates the MC-130.

Speed Jeans-
(Slang) A G-Suit.

Speedy Three-
(Nickname) Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Divebomber, of World War II.

(NATO Codename) Soviet AT-4, Anti-Tank Wire Guided Missile.

(Squadron Nickname) 62nd Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Falcon.

(NATO Codename) Soviet AT-6, Anti-Tank Wire Guided Missile.

(British) The Supermarine Spitfire, which won honors during the Battle of Britain.

Spittin’ Kittens-
(Squadron Nickname) 5th Flying Training Squadron, that flies the T-37 Tweet, T-38 Talon, & the T-1 Jayhawk.

The Northrop B-2, Stealth Bomber.

Spoke, The-
(Nickname) USS Spokane CL/CLAA-120, a Juneau Class Light Cruiser.

(Nickname) Douglas AC-47 gunship.

Square Patches-
(Squadron Nickname) 384th Air Refueling Squadron, that flies the KC-135 Stratotanker.

(WWII) Airborne IFF set, signals.

Squawk Box-
(Slang) A housing where an intercom/microphone with a load speaker.

Squawk Sheet-
(Slang) A list of complaints by an aircrew about an aircraft.

(Slang) Navy Personnel.

Squid Lid-
(Nickname) Navy white sailors hat.

Squirt Job-
(1950’s) Any Jet.

Navy designation for an Attack Submarine.

Navy designation for a Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarine.

Navy designation for a Anti-Submarine Submarine (Killer)

Navy designation for a Nuclear Attack Submarine.

(Slang) To Crash or land on top of another aircraft.

(Squadron Nickname) VF-302, that operated the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. (Disestablished)

(Nickname) North American P-51/F-51 Mustang.

Star Lizard-
(Nickname) Lockheed C-141 Starlifter in European One Camouflage.

Star Warriors-
(Squadron Nickname) VAQ-209, that operates the EA-6 Prowler.

The Lockheed F-104 fighter.

The Lockheed F-94, All Weather Interceptor. An Improved F-80 Shooting Star, served in the later phases of the Korean War.

The Lockheed C-141 airlifter. Served during the Vietnam War and during the Persian Gulf War.

(Squadron Nickname) VR-1, that operates the C-20 Gulfstream.

(Squadron Nickname) VF-33, that flew the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. (Disestablished)

Starship Enterprise-
(Nickname) USS Enterprise CVN-65; an Enterprise Class Aircraft Carrier.

Statue of Liberty-
The 77th Infantry Division, that served in World War I and in the Pacific during World War II.

Term meaning invisible from Radar.

Stealth Bomber-
Term applied to the Northrop B-2 Spirit.

Stealth Fighter-
Term applied to the Lockheed F-117 and the Lockheed F-22.

Steamin’ Demon-
1. (Nickname) USS Algol (AKA-54).
2. (Nickname) USS Dyess DD-880, a Gearing Class Destroyer.
3. (Nickname) USS Stoddard DD-566, a Fletcher Class Destroyer.

Steamin’ Steve-
(Nickname) USS Stephen Potter DD-538, a Fletcher Class Destroyer.

Steel Beach-
(Navy) A cook-out on the fantail, of a ship.

(Short) Stand The Fuck By.

Sting Ray-
(Nickname) USS David R. Ray DD-971; a Spruance Class Destroyer.

Sting Rays-
(Squadron Nickname) VT-35, that flies the C-12 Huron.

1. (Nickname) USS Wasp CV-7; a Wasp Class Aircraft Carrier.
2. (Slang) Tail Gunner or Tail Gun.

1. (Nickname) Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
2. (Nickname) Fairchild AC-119K gunship (a/k/a Spectre).

(Nickname) USS Steinaker DD-863, a Gearing Class Destroyer.

(Nickname) S2F/S-2 Tracer. A Sub-Hunting carrier borne aircraft.

Stoof with a Roof-
(Nickname) The E-1 (WF-2) Tracker. A carrier borne AWACS aircraft.

(Acronym) Short Take Off and Landing.

(Nickname) Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson, who was killed during the Battle of the Wilderness.

The German Fi-156 liaison aircraft.

Stormin’ Norman-
(Nickname) General Norman Schwarzkopf, US Commander during the Grenada Invasion and the Persian Gulf War.
Straightest and Greatest-
(Nickname) USS Lake Champlain CV-39; an Essex Class Carrier. Named so because she was the last straight deck fleet carrier, in the US Navy.

(Nickname) General George E. Stratemeyer, USAF; during the Korean War.

1. The Boeing 377, airliner; a development of the B-29 Superfortress.
2. The Boeing C-97, airlifter, a militarized B-377.

The Boeing B-52 heavy bomber. The B-52 was used effectively in the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the War with Iraq.

The Boeing B-47 medium nuclear bomber.

The Boeing C-135, airlifter; a development of the Boeing B-707.

1. The Boeing B-307, airliner.
2. The Boeing C-137, transport based on the Boeing 707.
3. The Boeing C-75, transport based on the Boeing 307.

1. The Boeing KC-97, air refueler
2. The Boeing KC-135, air refueler

Stray Goose International-
(Squadron Nickname) 1st SOS, that flies the MC-130.

Streetwalker of the Atlantic-
(Nickname) USS Savannah, CL-42, a Brooklyn Class Light Cruiser.

1. (Squadron Nickname) VA/VFA-113, that flew the A-4 Skyhawk & the F/A-18 Hornet. The squadron saw service during the Persian Gulf War.
2. (Squadron Nickname) 112th Bomb Squadron that flew the B-26 Invader for the Louisiana Air National Guard, & currently the 112h Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Falcon for the Ohio Air National Guard.
3. (Squadron Nickname) 22nd Fighter Squadron, that operates the F-16 Falcon.
4. (Squadron Nickname) HMLA-267, who flies the UH-1 Huey & the AH-1 Cobra.
5. (Squadron Nickname) 307th Fighter Squadron, that operated the F-16 Falcon. (Disestablished)

(Nickname) USS Stribling DD-867, a Gearing Class Destroyer.

Strike Eagles-
(Squadron Nickname) VT-7, that flies the T-45 Goshawk.

Striking Sixth-
The 6th Marine Division, which served in the Pacific in World War II.

Strikin’ Snakes-
(Squadron Nickname) 50th Flying Training Squadron, that flies the T-38 Talon.

The M-5 light tanks of World War II.

(Nickname) Grumman F4F Wildcat.

The Junkers Ju-87, dive bomber.

Subsonic Bug Sucker-
(Nickname) Lockheed C-141 Starlifter.

Suck and Blow Sailor-
(Slang) A Pilot.

(Squadron Nickname) VMGR-152, who flies the KC-130 Hercules.

Sun Devils-
(Squadron Nickname) 302nd Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Falcon.

Sun Kings-
(Squadron Nickname) VAW-116, that flies the E-2 Hawkeye.

Sun Seekers-
(Squadron Nickname) VR-58, that flew the C-9 Skytrain II & currently the C-40 Clipper.

The 40th Infantry Division, that served in World War I, in the Pacific in World War II, and during the
Korean War.

(Squadron Nickname) VA/VFA-81, that flew the A-4 Skyhawk & currently the F/A-18 Hornet. Saw action during the Persian Gulf War.

Sunday Punchers-
(Squadron Nickname) VA-75, that flew the A-6 Intruder, during the Persian Gulf War. (Disestablished)

(Squadron Nickname) VF-111, that flew the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. The unit saw service during World War II & during Vietnam. (Disestablished)

Sundowner Liberty-
(Navy) Liberty that ends at sundown.

Super B-24-
(Nickname) Consolidated B-32 Dominator, that saw limited service during WWII.

Super Cub-
The Piper L-21 Liaison aircraft.

Super Heats-
(Squadron Nickname) VF-202, that flew the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II & the F-14 Tomcat. (Disestablished)

Super Hornet-
The Boeing F/A-18E/F Hornet. The E/F Hornets are upgrades of the A/B/C/D Hornets, to replace the Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

Super Sabre-
The North American F-100 Interceptor. Saw action in the skies over Vietnam.

Super Sixth-
The 6th Armored Division, which served in Europe in World War II.

Super Stoof with a Roof-
(Early Nickname) Grumman E-2 Hawkeye.

Super Stuka-
(Nickname) Vought F4U Corsair.

Super Tweet-
(Nickname) Cessna AT-37, attack variant of the jet trainer.

(Nickname) Union General Winfield S. Hancock.

(Nickname) The Boeing SB-29 rescue aircraft. A modified bomber.

The Boeing B-29, heavy bomber of World War II, and the medium bomber of the Korean War.

Swamp Fox-
(Squadron Nickname) HSL-44, that flies the SH-60 Sea Hawk.

Swamp Foxes-
(Squadron Nickname) 157th Fighter Squadron, that flies the F-16 Falcon for the South Carolina Air National Guard.

Swanky Franky-
(Nickname) USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CV-42.

(Squadron Nickname) VMF-214, that flew the F4F Wildcat & the F4U Corsair. The unit would become known as the “Blacksheep”, under a completely different group of pilots.

1. (Acronym) Special Weapons Assault Team.
2. (Acronym) Shit Water And Trash, (used by Fleet Service at Scott AFB, IL).
3. (Acronym) Seal With A Thompson.

(NATO Codename) Soviet ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile).

Swayback Maru-
(Nickname) USS Salt Lake City CA-25.

Sweet 16-
1. (Nickname) Colt M-16, assault rifle.
2. (Nickname) USS Leahy DLG/CG-16.

Sweet P-
1. (Nickname) USS Princeton CV-37/LPH-5; an Essex Class Aircraft Carrier.
2. (Nickname) USS Portland CA-33, a Portland Class Heavy Cruiser.

Sweetheart of Okinawa-
(Nickname) Vought F4U Corsair.

Sweetheart of the Forces-
(Nickname) North American B-25 Mitchell. Flown by almost every Allied Air Force during World War II.

The Curtiss XP-31 fighter of the 1930’s.

Swinging Dick-
(Slang) Men. (i.e. “I want every swinging dick topside”)

1. (Squadron Nickname) VA-145, that operated the AD Skyraider, & the A-6 Intruder. (Disestablished)
2. (Squadron Nickname) VF/VFA-32, which operated the F-8 Crusader, F-4 Phantom II, F-14 Tomcat & currently the F/A-18 Hornet.

(Squadron Nickname) 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, that operates the C-135.

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