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

1. Navy Aircraft Manufacture Designation for the Chance Vought Aircraft Corp. Prior too the Joint Service Designation System.
2. Joint Service Designation for a Utility Aircraft. 1955-Present.
3. Suffix used to another aircraft designation. (Example: US-2B Tracker)

(Nickname) Chance-Vought F4U Corsair.

(Short) Until Further Notice.

The Cessna UC-35 Citation Ultra. Based on the Cessna Model 560.

Uncle Billy-
(Nickname) General William T. Sherman, USA.

Uncle Lew-
(Nickname) Major General Lewis W. Walt, USMC.

Uncle Robert-
(Nickname) General Robert E. Lee, CSA.

Uncle Sam’s Canoe Club-
(Nickname) US Navy.

Unconditional Surrender-
(Nickname) General Ulysses S. Grant, USA.

(Squadron Nickname) 9th Air Refueling Squadron that operated the KB-29/KB-50 Superfortress & currently the KC-135 Stratotanker.

(Acronym, Navy) UNderway REPplenishment.

1. (Slang) Upper Atmosphere.
2. (Slang) Higher Level of Command.

US Grant-
(Nickname) General (later President) Ulysses S. Grant.

1. (Nickname) USS America CV-66; a Kitty Hawk Class Aircraft Carrier.
2. US Army.
3. (Acronym for) Uncle Sam Ain’t Released Me Yet
4. Your Motherfuckin’ Retarded Ass Signed Up. US Army spelled out backwards.

US Army Air Corps.

US Army Air Force.

US Air Force.

US Air Forces in Europe. (Pronounced: “U-Saffee” or “U-SAFE”)
USCG- US Coast Guard.

Used to be a Stoof-
(Nickname) A US-2B, a Utility version of the S-2 Tracker.

Useless 78-
(Nickname) Cessna UC-78 Bobcat, World War II Transport.

1. US Marine Corps
2. (Acronym) Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.
3. (Acronym) Uncle Sam’s Marijuana Club.

US Maritime Service. a/k/a: Merchant Marines.

US Navy.

USS Alcohol-
(Nickname) USS Algol AKA-54.

1. (Nickname) USS Los Angeles CA-135, a Baltimore Class Heavy Cruiser.
2. (Nickname) USS Los Angeles SSN-688, a Los Angeles Class Nuclear Attack Submarine.

USS Gipper-
(Nickname) USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76, a Nimitz Class Nuclear Aircraft Carrier.

Utah Line-
A Phaseline minor extension of the Kansas Line, in April 1951, during the Korean War.

The Beechcraft U-21/JU-21, Army utility plane.

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