n.— «The transferred personnel are called “augmentees” in Pentagonese. According to the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the Navy is putting about 10,000 personnel—from enlisted through officer ranks up to captain—through 12-day basic-training courses to give them Army uniforms and teach them how to use guns and drive trucks.» —“‘Augmentees’ to the rescue in Iraq …Pigs at the trough …More” by Lance Gay Scripps Howard Apr. 7, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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