I know that most of you know this, but here are some odd/unique words and phrases you might hear in USAFA discussions. "the Zoo" or "Blue Zoo"-US Air Force Academy. Comes from the feeling you get when you see tourists looking over the Chapel wall at you. "Mitch's"-Mitchel Hall (mess hall) "Vandy" or "Sijan"-the two dormatories (Vandenburg and Sijan Halls) "A-hall"-Arnold Hall (cadet recreation building.) "Beast"-BCT, basic cadet training "Doolie", "4 degree", "4dig", "Smack"-4th Classmen (Freshmen) "Firstie" 1st Class Cadet (seniors) "Cadre"-upperclassmen who run BCT "Spirit Mission"-funny pranks usually done by 4th classmen "ALO"-Academy Liason Officer, the officer who helps prospective students, point of contact for admissions "Recognition"-3 day event in the spring where 4th class cadets earn their prop and wings "Prop and Wings"-metal pin worn on the flight cap to show "upperclass" status as a cadet. Anyone have any others to contribute or ask?