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If you have ever been in a Cavalry unit, then you know the Attitude that becomes most apparent when hanging around with other units.

This site is dedicated to all those who serve in the military with special emphasis on those in the Cavalry, and more specifically Air Cav.


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

Involving Defense

On these DVDs

There is Equipment

Which might be FUBAR

Of course, Guns Guns Guns

There is History

There are Helicopters

If You Ain't Cav,

Joint Operations

Kills - Killers - Kill 'em all

There are many Legends

About Mini-guns & MLRS

And Napalm

And Night Vision

Or Observation - Operations

Known Positions

In a Quadrant

During a Recon - Report

Perhaps being Safe or SNAFU

See Target - Pull - Trigger

There are Uniforms

And Units

Resulting in Victory

Via someVectors

The Mission might be to Verify

Utilizing Whiskey or Willy Pete

X - change

If You Ain't Cav

You ain't ___

Zulu


Cavalry Units are Different.

Cavalry soldiers are not like the rest of the Army.

Cavalry has a culture and traditions that do not fit well with some military people.

The following are two video clips that demonstrate some of the differences between the regular Army and other Cav units.

The next clip is more indicative of the "Cav mentality.".

Not too long ago, there were many Cav units in the Army. Now, however, there are only a few.

Someone at the Pentagon, apparently, decided that the Cav was no longer needed. Their time had passed. They were "out-dated."

Whoever it was that was making those decisions - was WRONG.

The Cav is just as viable now as it ever was. No, we don't ride horses any more, but we do the missions of Reconnaissance and Security better than any other units.

Cav should have UAVs. Cav knows how to make better use of them than most. Cav could integrate UAVs with other reconnaissance. Cav could interpret the images and recommend courses of action quickly. Cav could save time and money. Cav can be a decisive advantage, and extremely cost-effective.

The one small downside is that Cav guys can be arrogant because they are always right. Some commanders don't like that.

The other small problem might be Cav guys who shout obscenities at people who who do not agree with them. Some commanders don't like that.

Another small detail is that Cav guys sometimes wear black stetson hats with crossed sabers instead of the uniforms that might be expected of them on certain special occasions. Some commanders don't like that.

My feeling is that if those some commanders are more worried about uniforms than a quick and decisive victory over the enemy, then, . . . . Some commanders won't like that.

You can Google CAVALRY all you want and find more links than these, but here is a start in a different order:

Directory of Units


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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:

If You Ain't Cav, You Ain't Seen nuthin

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