by Carl Kurfess
Trivia: Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) slang, Part 1
Some terms commonly used in OEF, specifically in Afghanistan.
- At the top of the spear. Describing the leading unit in combat.
- Charlie Mike. Continue Mission.
- Indigs. Indigenous people; local natives.
- Optempo. OpBmum tempo.
- Oscar Mike. On mission.
- Pop smoke. Let’s get out of here.
Works cited: Dickson, Paul. War Slang: Fighting Words and Phrases of Americans from the Civil War to the Gulf War. New York: Bristol Park, 2007. Print.