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Yankee Station.

One of the two positions typically occupied by an aircraft carrier off the coast of Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin. Yankee was the northern station responsible for disruption of commerce and logistics. The southern station was called Dixie.

Yardbird

An old Naval term for a useless person who during a battle would be sent to the yardarms where they would drop heavy objects and ordinance on the enemy while being a very easy target from the decks.

YATYAS.

You Ain't Tracks, You Ain't Shit. The rallying cry of Amtrackers. Used in similar form for most other jobs as in "You Ain't Ordnance, You Ain't Shit" or "You Ain't Artillery, You Ain't Shit".

Yemassee SC.

A small town west of Parris Island along the Atlantic Southern railroad main-line. For many Marines from WWI to Vietnam this was their first day in the Corps and the first barracks they slept in while waiting transportation by "Cattle Car" or bus.

Yeoman.

A clerk in the Navy.

Yeomanette.

Nickname given to women in the Navy during World War II due to the fact that their only authorized rate was yeoman. See WAVES.

YGTBSM.

You've Got To Be Shitting Me. A Marine's expression of disbelief.

Young Marines.

A program for young people from 8-18 sponsored and run by the Marine Corps League.

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Glenn B. Knight, 2002-2011

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