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When speaking of the Army, or members thereof, is it USA - United States Army - or AUS - Army of the United States?

 

I've seen it both ways, and to me AUS is less confusing.

 

So was it CAPT Utah Bob, USA, or CAPT Utah Bob AUS?

 

I'm picking on Bob simply because I know he was Army. Pat was Navy, Forty a Marine and Trailrider Air Force. Don't know about anybody else.

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According to the Veteran Affairs it's USA.

Disclaimer: Before I joined the Armed Forces, I chose the one with the easiest to understand,  therefore,  USAF. :P:D

Edited by Father Kit Cool Gun Garth
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Easier to explain with a quote from the Wikipedia web site:

 

The Army of the United States is one of the four major service components of the United States Army (the others being the Regular Army, the United States Army Reserve and the National Guard of the United States),[1] but it has been inactive since the suspension of the draft in 1973 and the U.S. military's transition to a volunteer force.[2] Personnel serving in the United States Army during a major national emergency or armed conflict (either voluntarily or involuntarily) were enlisted into the Army of the United States, without specifying service in a component.

The term "Army of the United States" or "Armies of the United States" is also the legal name of the collective land forces of the United States, as prescribed by the United States Constitution.[3][4] In this concept, the term "Army of the United States" has been in use since at least 1841, as in the title General Regulations for the Army of the United States.

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I had always heard it was USA for United States Army. :FlagAm:

Edited by Pat Riot, SASS #13748

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For all my years in, I never referred to it as the Army of the United States. Always United States Army. Still do

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Mountains of paperwork and it all said USA.

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USN  (Radioman)

 

..........Widder

 

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My Dad, who was in the Army JAG reserve until he retired as a LTC in 1959, was listed as in the AUS.  But, that is apparently no longer in general use.  I agree with Father Kit... I went USAF!  B)

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2 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

USN  (Radioman)

 

..........Widder

 

You still answer to Sparks?

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Being one time Army M.P. I always had U.S.A. ( I do believe Utah Bob is currently in Hawaii celebrating their 50th) :D

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5 hours ago, Alpo said:

You still answer to Sparks?

 

I never answered to 'Sparks'..... but I did have them on my patch.

 

I could max out the teletype at 70 wpm.

And, I was probably one of the best tape readers, both chad and chadless.

I could read tapes bout as fast as others could read a type written page.

 

..........Widder

 

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40 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

How were you at hanging chads, Widder? :lol:

 

Pretty good.

I was good enough that while reading those tapes, if a hanging chad had actually not 'hung', I could

pretty much spot the spelling error and fix it.

 

I don't know how I managed to become proficient at that time, but it probably had

something to do with being in Morocco for 15 months, working 12 hours shifts on

a teletype and reading tapes..... :o

 

..........Widder

 

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I knew a couple of guys in the Navy that could read and write backwards as good as they could forwards.  They spent a couple of cruises writing on a glass pane in Air Ops on board a Carrier. They stood on the backside and wrote the status information so that the Air Boss could read the information from the front side.

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AUS means Australia to us.

 

I also happen to know Bob does have a Slouch Hat and Plumes (you should have seen the mess that Emu made of his face:blink:)

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