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Walkman
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« on: June 07, 2012, 04:02:44 PM »

What's the proper way to refer to someone else in your unit? "Squadron mate", 'Squadron Buddy" "This guy from my unit"?
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 04:05:03 PM »

Fellow Airman?   >:D
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 04:05:44 PM »

"Guy in my unit" has always worked.  Unless its a girl, then that always throws a wrench in it.  WRENCH not WENCH >:D
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 04:07:06 PM »

Another member.

Fellow members.

Other members.
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 04:08:27 PM »

"Guy in my unit" has always worked.  Unless its a girl, then that always throws a wrench in it.  WRENCH not WENCH >:D

Wow, I never expected the Queen's English from a Marine >:D
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 04:24:02 PM »

"Guy in my unit" has always worked.  Unless its a girl, then that always throws a wrench in it.  WRENCH not WENCH >:D

A little too much "adult beverage" and an old British movie and I inadvertently referred to She who must be obeyed as a "Wench".

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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012, 04:38:27 PM »

Eyes Flash, hair explodes, hair, teeth & eyeballs all over the street (all mine) and she showed just how fast she could go from
"Homemaker 6" to "Broomrider 6".

And you get PCS orders for someplace other than Fort Living Room. LOL.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 05:06:28 PM »

In what context do you mean by "proper" / "correct" way/term?

How about: "the unit commander, Captain Smith"  , "the aerospace education officer, 1st Lt Jones"
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 05:18:12 PM »

In what context do you mean by "proper" / "correct" way/term?

How about: "the unit commander, Captain Smith"  , "the aerospace education officer, 1st Lt Jones"

Less formal. More of like "one of the 'guys in my unit' has a degree in blah blah blah" or "i was talking with one of my 'squadron mates' about..."

Looking for the right term when speaking to someone outside CAP. I didn't know if there was a military term we had adopted or anything...
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 05:19:13 PM »

I always use Bob, John, or Harry.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 05:20:43 PM »

You could always use Team Mate.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 05:39:50 PM »

Depends on how formal or less formal you are speaking with the outside group.

Using the format "The commander, Captain Smith" or "the emergency services officer 1st Lt Franklin" is what I use even when speaking with non-cap friends if I am being specific about someone.

If I am speaking in generalities about members in my unit , I might say: "members in my unit" "other members in my unit" "other squadron members", if I need to be a bit more specific but in general: "the cadets" "the senior members" (i generally explain to outside groups the differences between senior members and cadet members), "the pilots" "the ground team members"  etc etc.

Just depends on the context.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 06:23:56 PM »

One of my fellow squadron members comes to mind.

I think there's a lot of options, it just depends on the context.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 03:38:45 AM »

Guy you are buds with: My bro, brother, friend, man, boy, guy, wingman
Guy you are ok with: My fellow airman, a friend, an acquitance
Guy you do not know all that well: This guy, a man I know, a airman I know
Guy you don't like: This Papa of Sierra.

For girls, replace man terms with female terms.
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »

Flügelmann.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 04:12:15 AM »

Eyes Flash, hair explodes, hair, teeth & eyeballs all over the street (all mine) and she showed just how fast she could go from
"Homemaker 6" to "Broomrider 6".

And you get PCS orders for someplace other than Fort Living Room. LOL.

Usually FOB Doghouse, with options on Camp Basement.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2012, 04:18:17 AM »

a guy (or girl) from CAP....
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2012, 07:06:15 AM »

Guy is Northerner for Y'all  >:D
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2012, 07:13:43 AM »

Guy is Northerner for Y'all  >:D

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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2012, 07:46:46 AM »

Yankee by birth, southerner by choice........
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