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
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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Sgt Dan Catlin
Sgt Dan Catlin
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About says it. To "hoorah" someone is to kid them or give them a bad time (it's southern thang). "Oorah!!!" (one exclamation mark just isn't enough) is a motivational affirmation for any task, from giving a bit more in PT to successfully attacking the attack if caught in an ambush! (Usually given just after a successful assault just to let the "enemy" team know they'd be dead if they dared to "hoorah" a squad of Maines with such an insulting thing as a real ambush).
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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
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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PO1 John Miller
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As for the Air Force, I think their war cry is "Hurry up! I have a 1200 tee time!"

Sorry Air Force, I couldn't resist taking a friendly jab at you!
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PO2 James Marlow
PO2 James Marlow
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Hooyah, started out as a Navy Diver thing I believe. I was airwing so my battle cry was "Chocks Out!"
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Sgt James Hadaway
Sgt James Hadaway
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We Air Force guys are never appreciated 'til the grunts need air cover. 'Course, I flew a desk as a military pay specialist. We're never appreciated 'til your allotment gets screwed up. :D
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A1C Roibeard DeBurca
A1C Roibeard DeBurca
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John Miller, we also like to talk trash about the army, navy and marines, it is usually associated with their scores on the ASVAB test....lol. jab back, but I too would have your back if any civilian tried to talk trash about my brothers and sisters...RED WHITE AND BLUE BABY.....
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2LT Sa Issp
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A1C Roibeard DeBurca - All the Zoomies, Grunts, Squids, and Jar Heads all had the same ASVAB score at Goodfellow AFB, Ft. Huachuca, and Corry Station when I went through Army AIT!
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