• GMAN2 - November 24, 2009 1:55 a.m.

    The code speaking makes it awesome though.
  • CARLINNIT - November 24, 2009 1:06 a.m.

    LOL "Bloody yanks!" I was wondering why they all kept saying "hooah" thanks aberkromby :D
  • aberkromby - November 24, 2009 12:35 a.m.

    Little known info: "Hooah" is derived from "HUA", which means "Heard, Understood, Acknowlaged" "Oscar Mike" means on mission, or on the move (like the guy above me said). "oscar", and "mike" are military alphabet meaning "O" and "M", respectively.
  • 2Scoops - November 24, 2009 12:15 a.m.

    Icepick/Phoenix is what the military calls a "challenge and password.' It's used for audio recognition for friendly forces if you don't recognize them or if you are under limited visibility. The approaching unit usually says, (in this case), Icepick. If the unit being challenged is a friendly unit, they will respond with Phoenix. If not, then light 'em up. "All Hunter 2 victors, keep an eye out for Civvies." Translation- All vehicles belonging to unit callsign Hunter 2, be on the lookout for civilians. BCT - Brigade Combat Team Two-Forty Bravo - The M240B light machinegun. Exfil - Exfiltration or the pick-up point in this case as it is referring to an LZ or Landing Zone. Lase the Target - Mark the target with a laser so that air assets can accurately destroy it. "Fire mission: Target package romeo, danger close." - Translation: Fire mission, calling in some type of artillery, naval gunfire or close air support fire. Target package Romeo, code for what type of rounds, (high explosive, illumination, bunker busters, etc.) Danger close, means that friendly forces are within the effective blast range of the type of round being fired and to make sure that the target is hit prcisely to not cause friendly casualties. Hooah - Can mean anything. In the last bit of the video, it was used to motivate, like a battle cry. But can be used for anthing including yes, no, maybe, your momma, I like chicken, why, that's stupid, my shoelaces are untied, I'm tired, awesome, and shut-up to name a few.
  • Koouunn - November 23, 2009 11:24 p.m.

    lol still cant believe bloodly yanks is an american jargon woot go british special forces : D
  • DeadGirls - November 23, 2009 11:02 p.m.

    Oscar Mike - O.M: On Mission or On the Move. Hooah: The US Army version of the Marines' Hoo-rah or the Navy's Hoo-yah. Used almost exclusively in basic training and in tv/movies/games.
  • TheWebSwinger - November 23, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    Hooah = "Hey guys, let's go kill everything that isn't American!"
  • michaelmcc827 - November 23, 2009 10:53 p.m.

    ...I still don't know what oscar mike means... ReCaptcha Saroyan at Midnight -what is that, a cult meeting...?
  • KillDrone - November 23, 2009 10:27 p.m.

    Oscar Mike: Moving out, ready to go, en-route, etc. Hunter 2-1/Actual/Badger 1/Hotel 6/Excalibur: Call sign. Alpha/Bravo/Delta/Charlie/etc.: Military alphabet (Usually relates to a call sign). Blue Sky: Clear for aerial assault, no enemy aerial assault. Icepick/Phoenix: Same as Thunder/Flash from the Band of Brothers series. It's just a way of telling friendlies from enemies. Overlord: The eye in the sky, the voice in your headset. BCT: Same as an APC (Army Personal Carrier) UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hooah: Time to kick some ass and take some names.
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - November 23, 2009 10:24 p.m.

    @Ded yah that was just a lighthearted jab at our British friends =)
  • patri0t - November 23, 2009 10:20 p.m.

  • Ded - November 23, 2009 10:16 p.m.

    Hah, wouldn't have said "bloody yanks" was military jargon. :D
  • GamesRadarJoeMcNeilly - November 23, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    I think "hooah" is the most versatile word in military vernacular - its meaning seems to be totally dependent on context and intonation
  • twishart - November 23, 2009 9:41 p.m.


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