History of obscure military phrases

Bandini

History of obscure military phrases: Part 3 – Lake Bandini

There is a lot of lore surrounding Marine Corps’ base Twentynine Palms, to include “Lake Bandini.” At the beginning of the Korean conflict, the Marines decided they needed more live fire ranges. Just north of Camp Pendleton, was an abandoned Army glider base called Condor Field. Deemed “uninhabitable” by other branches, the Marine Corps made …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 2

In the last part of obscure military phrases, we covered how Wagner turned into unfortunate slang. This time, we’ll discuss the origins of some obscure military graffiti. Kilroy was here – World War Two This symbol and phrase became popular the world over. It lasted well past the 1950s. However, to truly understand the origins, …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 1

No one can say with 100% certainty where any military phrases or slang starts. However, we have tracked down a pretty good origin story for a few. The Global War on Terror- “Wagner Loves the…” The Combat Operations Center (C.O.C. …. yep…. keep reading…) is the place you see in movies with all the maps …

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