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The Marine Corps culture is truly unique. It has its own way of dressing, acting, and talking. At times, the talk seems like code. Much of the jargon stems from Marine and Naval history, and acronyms are widely used. At first, it can be hard to understand.
All Hands  All members of a command
As You Were Resume former activity
Carry On The order to resume previous activity
Chit A receipt or authorization; a piece of paper
Hatch A door or doorway
Head Latrine or toilet
Oorah Motivational shout uttered by Marines
Passageway A hallway
Police To straighten or tidy up
Square Away To straighten, make ship-shape, or get settled

Click on the buttons to your right to view a printable list of Marine Corps Jargon or to look up an acronym in an extensive table of Marine Corps Acronyms.

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