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    "BRO"? in the army context

    Hi,

    The following context is related to army thing. I don't understand the underlined part and did not find the answer by googling it, could anyone help me out?

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    I take you for a vet. ‘Nam. Non-commissioned officer, E-5, Air cav, probably. Or else BRO. Two tours, early seventies. Bronze star and a purple heart. I take Trinidad Bob there as a vet too. A blueleg E-2 who never got to E-3. One tour, late sixties, maybe early nineteen-seventies like you. BRO, but not in your outfit. Took some shrapnel in the head. Like they say, FUBAR. Fucked up in the head

    Does the "BRO" here mean Branch Recruitment Office ?
    And, what does "not in your outfit" mean?

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    Re: "BRO"? in the army context

    BRO is an acronym for Big Red One and refers to the 1st Division of the US Army

    Outfit is a term used to describe the platoon or or unit within the divisionthat the soldier is attached to...'my outfit. your outfit'

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    Re: "BRO"? in the army context

    And FUBAR is "F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "BRO"? in the army context

    hehe, didn't like to say...then there's SNAFU

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