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General words relating to army life

base

noun

a place where members of the armed forces live and work

billet

verb

to put soldiers in a billet

detail

verb

to give someone a particular job, especially someone in the armed forces

fatigues

noun

jobs such as cleaning rooms or cooking food that a soldier is given to do, sometimes as a punishment

fort

noun

a place where an army lives or trains

garrison

noun

the place that a group of soldiers are living in and defending

garrison

verb

to put soldiers in a place to live there and defend it

garrison

verb

to defend a place that you live in as a soldier

generalship

noun

the skills or position of an army general

guardroom

noun

a room for soldiers who are working as guards, sometimes also used as a place for keeping military prisoners

irregular

adjective

irregular soldiers are not part of the official army of a country

mess

noun

a room where people have their meals in the armed forces

mess hall

noun

a room where people in the armed forces have their meals

national service

noun

a fixed period of time that young people in some countries must spend in the armed forces

observation post

noun

a high position from which a soldier watches for enemy activity

picket

verb

to put soldiers in position to guard a place

quarter

verb

to give soldiers a place to live temporarily

regular

adjective

belonging to a professional army, or consisting of professional soldiers

salute

verb

to put your hand to your head as a formal way of showing respect to someone, especially a senior officer in the armed forces

sarge

noun

used for talking to or about a sergeant in the armed forces

service

adjective

relating to or belonging to the armed forces

soldiering

noun

the work of a soldier

soldierly

adjective

typical of a good soldier

standard-issue

adjective

standard-issue equipment is the basic equipment that everyone in the armed forces gets

standing order

noun

a rule in the armed forces that must always be obeyed until another rule officially changes it

station

noun

a small military base

stores

noun

supplies of food and equipment used by an army

in uniform

serving as a member of the armed forces

tour of duty

a period of time when a group of soldiers or a government representative is sent to work somewhere

under arms

trained and ready to fight as an army

who goes there?

used by a soldier guarding a place for asking who is coming towards them

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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