What does IYACYAS mean ?
Among other things: AirCav
With some Action
Or maybe Adventure
Using lots of Ammo
And some Aviation
The full Background
Could be Cavalry
Probably in Combat
On these DVDs
There is Equipment
Which might be FUBAR
Of course, Guns Guns Guns
There is History
There are Helicopters
There are many Legends
About Mini-guns & MLRS
And Night Vision
In a Quadrant
During a Recon - Report
Perhaps being Safe or SNAFU
There are Uniforms
Resulting in Victory
The Mission might be to Verify
Utilizing Whiskey or Willy Pete
FUBARis an acronym meaning F**ked Up Beyond All Recognition
Another commonly used term among the Cav or any military unit is: SNAFU , which means Situation Normal All Fouled Up. There might be other variations of the intent or interpretation, but the net result is that FUBAR is bad and SNAFU is good. When you are asked for a SITREP (Situation Report), you might only be able utter a few syllables. On other occasions when the threat level is less of a concern, the response might be: F**k You and The Horse You Rode In On (FYATHYRIO), which certainly demonstrates a typical Cav attitude.
There are web sites that provide a full list of Official Military Acronyms, such as: DoD Offical Version, Army - Air Force Version, Brit Version, Navy Version, but not one of these official sites recognizes FUBAR, so now you know.
Upon attending a military event recently, an Acronym was mentioned that was not familiar. It was, "FIIGMO." It might be unique to the Air Force because at one time it meant, "Fug It I Got My Orders." That generally meant the servicemember was due to rotate out soon. There was also another interpretation if that acronym were reversed, something to the effect of, "Oh My God, I am F**ked."
The video clip below will help to illustrate how quickly things can go from being SNAFU to Holy Sh*t. It is vital that all members of Cav units be intimately familiar with the terminology.
So, once again we have some examples of a chaotic battlefield of old as compared to the digital battlefield of today:
Fortunately for the Air Cav, things are not always so chaotic as they might appear in the video clips.
There are, however, occasions when things do not go exactly as planned.
The image above show what happens to an aircraft that was being transported on the back of a truck, which rolled into a ditch during a thunderstorm. There were no injuries, but the damage was extensive.
The Goal of Safety is to Avoid Accidents
One of the challenges facing all units in the military is the process of developing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). That document is usually very long and detailed. Some people in the units may never read it, but it must exist.
Writing an SOP from scratch is not a pleasant thought. Most people assigned such a task, look for reference material or SOP's of other units which have proven to work. The process then becomes one of customizing existing documents to serve the needs of a particular unit.
With that in mind, this page is devoted to providing sample SOP documents.
The idea of having an SOP online is far too ambitious to suggest. This only offers a hint of the potential available through networked capabilities.
In order to make best use of these pages, users should know how to 'SAVE' the sample documents to their own hard drive for manipulation. The following documents are presented merely as an example. No warranty is expressed or implied. Contributions are welcome.
This site is dedicated to all those who serve in the military, and by serving have become
familiar with the special jargon that is so often used by combat veterans the world over.
This site has been an attempt to educate those of you not schooled in military parlance,
so if you still do not understand what IYACYAS means, then here is a very simple clue:
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