Rhino A heavily armored bus, or minibus, usually transporting contractors from BIAP to the GZ
BIAP Baghdad International Airport. There are two sections, the main terminal for civilian flight and a military fterminal.
OGAs Other Government Agencies. i.e. CIA, FBI, various spooks and special forces.
Green Zone Heavily guarded area of closed-off streets in central Baghdad where US, coalition and iraqi authorities live and work. Houses many of Saddam Hussien's former palaces. Other area of Iraq are "red zone". Also known as the International Zone (IZ).
Wiskey Tango Foxtrot WTF. What the f**k?
Hooch Military living quarters in the a/o, from bare floors to barracks
MREs Meals Ready to Eat. High-calorie, high-nutrient, packaged field rations, heated by a chemical pouch. A neverending source of military conversation and constipation.
BCGs Basic Combat Glasses, better known as Birth Control Glasses/Goggles. The standard military issue thick lensed and framed eyeglasses. Damn ugly. or Geek Chic.
A/O Area of operations. Where the war is.
OPSEC Operational Security. Stuff you're not supposed to talk about. Which, depending who you're talking to, can include the acknowledgment of your very existence.
Fobbits (n, pl) now replacing the slur REMFs. 2) orig: The REMFs who travel Iraq by hopping from one Forward Operating Base (FOB) to another. (via Back to Iraq).
SASO Security and Stability Operations. Mounted or dismounted "presence" patrols; sometimes considered "bait" to draw out insurgents. Also SASO World (see link "SASO World is 10 times scarier than any offensive,"