New here! What does DD and DS stand for?

sng1300

Member
my daughter just got an appointment to the AF academy Wednesday and I wanted to update the appointment thread but I have no idea what DD or DS stands for. I’m sorry! Will someone please explain? Thank you!
 

sng1300

Member
Congrats on her appointment. I strongly suggest you take time and peruse the acronym thread. She will come home for Thanksgiving and it will be natural for her to speak in acronyms.
Thank you and what’s funny is my whole family is military except me so I am used to the acronyms but even they were unsure of what those stood for. Oh well!
 

Falcon A

Just a Proud Dad
Congrats on her appointment. I strongly suggest you take time and peruse the acronym thread. She will come home for Thanksgiving and it will be natural for her to speak in acronyms.
Yep . . . like . . . AOC, SAMI, ORI, IRI, Form-10, PFT, BCT, R-Flight, DNF, TDY, Firstie, GR, SAR, just to name a few . . . :)
 

Pima

10-Year Member
Congrats on her appointment. I strongly suggest you take time and peruse the acronym thread. She will come home for Thanksgiving and it will be natural for her to speak in acronyms.
Yep . . . like . . . AOC, SAMI, ORI, IRI, Form-10, PFT, BCT, R-Flight, DNF, TDY, Firstie, GR, SAR, just to name a few . . . :)
I remember when we came home for the 1st time after we got married (8 mos earlier) and I can still recall what I said, that came out naturally, but my friends and family turned to me and said can you now speak English ?
This is what I basically said:
TMO came and picked up our stuff on Weds., while Bullet was getting his orders for his TDY enroute before we PCSd. He will be busy when we get there because he only has 23 days to get MQ once he in processes at Heyford, so we will stay in the TLFs until we get a house, but they will only pay TLA for the 1st 30 days, after that we are going to have to use our BAH. Luckily we will have DLA to set up our house.

My kids also have had it happen to them too, even up to now, it is automatic to them move=PCS. GS15 is his position and he is at the NDU.
~ We live in VA, 1 of their friends asked why is he at Notre Dame?
 

usna1985

10-Year Member
Not only are there acronyms on this site and in the military, there are specific ones for each SA. For example, at USNA, the "campus" is called "the Yard," "DTA" means DownTown Annapolis, and "PRT" (Personal Readiness Test) is the semi-annual fitness test that all mids must pass.

While plebe (doolie) parents are forgiven for not knowing the slang, I recommend parents try to learn some of the slang and acronyms as they go along. It will make like easier for you in conversing with your kids (who will talk that way) and also, once you become upperclass parents, you won't stick out in a weird way (i.e., a parent at 2/C Parents WE talking about the "President of the School" or "the dormitory" will garner some odd looks.

How do you learn? Ask your kid what an acronym means the first time he/she uses it. Write it down. Learn it. In terms of other slang, USNA has "Reef Points" for plebes that includes a lot of terms. I assume the other SAs have something similar that parents can buy which will be helpful.

To make clear, parents are not required to learn the slang/acronyms or to use them, but I think you'll be happier (and so will your mid/cadet) if you make some effort to learn the basics over the course of the four years.
 
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