Hooyah

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West ending his all-hands call with a "Hooyah" during his tour of Naval Reserve Force Command

Hooyah is the war cry or battle cry used by the United States Navy.

It is similar to the expressions Oorah in the Marine Corps and Hooah in the U.S. Army. It is used to say Ok or understood or is sometimes used to show enthusiasm. Marines often use it in conversational tone as an alternative to mentioning widget or whatchamacallit. Recently, Air Force civil engineers and special operations forces have taken up this battle cry replacing more traditional USAF expressions.

The origin is unclear, but may be related to "Heard-Understood-Acknowledged" (HUA).

Underwater Demolition Team veteran Jesse Ventura ended his inaugural gubernatorial speech with "Hooyah".

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