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The armed forces and armies

airborne

adjective

used for describing groups of soldiers who jump from aircraft using parachutes

air force

noun

the part of a country’s military organization that uses planes in fighting

air power

noun

the strength of a country’s air force

the armed forces

noun

a country’s army, navy, and air force

army

noun

a large organization of soldiers who are trained to fight wars on land. Together with a country’s navy and air force, the army makes up the armed forces

the artillery

noun

the part of an army that uses large powerful guns

cavalry

noun

in the past, the part of an army consisting of soldiers who rode horses

C in C

noun

commander in chief

the Coast Guard

a military organization in the US that watches for ships in danger and works to prevent illegal activities in the ocean

command

noun

a group of officers who control a section of an army, navy, or air force

commander in chief

noun

someone in charge of the whole of the armed forces of a country

fleet

noun

a group of ships, or all the ships in a nation’s navy

the Fleet Air Arm

noun

the part of the British Royal Navy whose members are trained to fly and fight using planes

the Forces

noun

the army, navy, and air force of a country

the Foreign Legion

a part of the French army that consists mainly of soldiers from outside France. It has a reputation for working in difficult conditions such as the desert and for attracting men who no longer want to be part of normal society.

ground forces

noun

military forces that fight on land rather than at sea or in the air

infantry

noun

soldiers who fight on foot, not on horses or in tanks or other vehicles

the Joint Chiefs of Staff

the leaders of each of the main divisions of the US armed forces who together make important military decisions

the Marine Corps

the part of the US armed forces whose members, called the Marines, are trained to operate on both land and sea

the Marines

noun

the royal marines

the Marines

noun

the US marine corps

the military

noun

a country’s armed forces, or the people who are in charge of them

military police

noun

the part of an army that deals with soldiers who break the army’s rules

military service

noun

the period of time that someone spends in an army, navy, or air force

military service

noun

in some countries, a system in which people must spend time in the country’s army, navy, or air force

MP

noun

military police

the National Guard

a military force in each state in the US that is used mostly in emergencies

naval

adjective

relating to or belonging to a country’s navy

navy

noun

the part of a country’s armed forces that can fight at sea

ordnance

noun

the government or army department responsible for military supplies

personnel

noun

the people who work for a company or organization, or who are members of a military force

the RAF

the Royal Air Force: the air force of the UK

Rapid Reaction Force

noun

an army made up of people, vehicles, and equipment from several different countries that can move quickly to any area where there is a problem

the RN

the Royal Navy

the ROTC

the Reserve Officers Training Corps: a part of the US armed forces that gives college students financial help in exchange for military service later

the Royal Marines

a part of the British army trained to fight on land or sea

the Royal Navy

the British navy

the SAS

the Special Air Service: in the UK, a group of soldiers who are trained to deal with unusual or dangerous military operations

sea power

noun

the military power of a country’s navy

sea power

noun

a country that has a large and powerful navy

the services

noun

the armed forces

standing army

noun

a professional army that a country has all the time, not just in a war

the TA

the Territorial Army

the Territorial Army

noun

in the UK, a part of the army that consists of people who are not professional soldiers

the UDR

the Ulster Defence Regiment: a part of the British Army operating in Northern Ireland

the USAF

the United States Air Force

the USN

the United States Navy

USS

United States Ship: used before the name of a ship belonging to the US Navy

warlord

noun

a military leader

the WRAC

in the UK, the Women’s Royal Army Corps

the WRAF

in the UK, the Women’s Royal Air Force

the WRNS

the Women’s Royal Naval Service: an organization for women in the British navy. The women in the WRNS are sometimes called Wrens.

yeomanry

noun

in the UK, a volunteer army that became part of the British Territorial Army in 1907

our boys

your country’s armed forces, especially when fighting a war

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