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G.I. (military)

Index G.I. (military)

G.I. is an acronym used to describe the soldiers of the United States Army and airmen of the United States Army Air Forces and also for general items of their equipment. [1]

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An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).

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An Airman is a member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Digger (soldier)

Digger is a military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand.

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Dogface (military)

Willie and Joe, two dogface comic characters drawn by Bill Mauldin (see text) Dogface refers to a U.S. Army foot soldier serving in the infantry, especially in World War II.

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Doughboy was an informal term for a member of the United States Army or Marine Corps, especially used to refer to members of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, but initially used in the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

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Five-star rank

A five-star rank is a very senior military rank, first established in the United States in 1944, with a five-star general insignia, and corresponding ranks in other countries.

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Folk etymology

Folk etymology or reanalysis – sometimes called pseudo-etymology, popular etymology, or analogical reformation – is a change in a word or phrase resulting from the replacement of an unfamiliar form by a more familiar one.

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G-Man (slang)

G-Man (short for "Government Man") is an American slang term for special agents of the United States Government.

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G.I. Bill

The Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the G.I. Bill, was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans (commonly referred to as G.I.s).

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G.I. Blues

G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers.

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G.I. Generation

G.I. Generation (also known as the WWII Generation, The Greatest Generation in the United States, or the Federation Generation in Australia) is the demographic cohort following the Lost Generation.

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G.I. Jane

G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen and Anne Bancroft.

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G.I. Joe

G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced and owned by the toy company Hasbro.

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G.I. Joe (disambiguation)

G.I. Joe is a line of military-themed action figures produced by Hasbro.

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Galvanization or galvanizing is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel or iron, to prevent rusting.

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Iron is a chemical element with symbol Fe (from ferrum) and atomic number 26.

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Military logistics

Military logistics is the discipline of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of military forces.

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Non-commissioned officer

A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.

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Selective Service System

The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States government that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription.

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Shell (projectile)

A shell is a payload-carrying projectile that, as opposed to shot, contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes large solid projectiles properly termed shot.

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A soldier is one who fights as part of an army.

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Tommy Atkins

Tommy Atkins (often just Tommy) is slang for a common soldier in the British Army.

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United States Armed Forces

The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Army Air Forces

The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._(military)

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