Posted on May 8, 2015
CH (CPT) William Beaver
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Can you put in your own words what 'Hooah!' 'Hoorah!' 'Oorah!' and 'Hooyah!' really mean? Which does the Air Force use? When and how did these words get started?
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GySgt Wayne A. Ekblad
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Trust me, "hoorah" is NOT a Marine thing ...

"Oorah" is a battle cry common in the United States Marine Corps since the mid-20th century. It is somewhat comparable to "hooah" in the US Army and "hooyah" in the US Navy and US Coast Guard. It is most commonly used to respond to a verbal greeting or as an expression of enthusiasm
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CH (CPT) William Beaver
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There you go!

We used to call the pool the 'ool' at a summer camp where I worked. Told the kids 'there's no P in it.' Oorah!!!
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SSgt Chris Lambert
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The official battle cry for the AF is "keep it down, it's only 10 am I'm trying to sleep."
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Mary Swofford
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Maybe the Air Force says, "Hi, you"? I was in college AFROTC, and I don't remember any special greeting. Maybe they saved it for boot camp. My elder son is a Navy corpsman, HM(FMF), so I imagine that it can be a little confusing for him, depending on the company he is in. Still, I am so proud of my Devil Doc!
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MSgt Brian Welch
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I the AF we used the golf clap.
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