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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  A

The military and government are famous for using - or overusing - abbreviations and acronyms for designating equipment, programs, and agencies. These eight pages are chock full of nearly every commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used by the U.S. military (at least up through around the year 2000).

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A2: Air Force Intelligence Staff Officer
       (component level)
AA: (1) Attack Assessment; (2) Attrition Analysis;
      (3) Antiaircraft; (4) Avenue of Approach;
      (5) Automatic Associator
AAA: (1) Antiaircraft Artillery;   (2) Air Avenue of Approach
AAAOB: Antiaircraft Artillery Order of Battle
AABNCP: Advanced Airborne National Command Post
AAC: Alaskan Air Command
AACB: Aeronautics and Astronautics Coordinating Board
AACE: Army Alternate Command and Control Element
AACOMS: Army Area Communications System
AACS: Attitude and Antenna Control Subsystem
AAD: Airborne Assault Division
AADC: (1) Army Air Defense Command; (2) Area Air Defense Commander AADCCS Area Air Defense Command and Control System
AADP: Area Air Defense Plan
AADS: Antiaircraft Defense System
AAE: Army Acquisition Executive
AAF: Army Airfield
AAFES: Army & Air Force Exchange Service
AAFIF: Automated Air Facilities Information File
AAG: Army Artillery Group
AAI: Air-to-Air Intercept
AAIFF: Air-to-Air Identification Friend or Foe
AAM: Air-to-Air Missile
AAO: Analysis of the Area of Operations
AAR: (1) Active Array Radar; (2) After Action Report
AAS: Analyst Automation Segment
AASLT: Air Assault
AATS: Automated Architecture Tool Suite
AAVS: Aerospace Audiovisual Service
AAW: Anti Air Warfare
AAWC: Anti Air Warfare Commander
AB: Air Base
AB2: Air Battle Command System (ABCS) Brigade and Below
ABC: Airborne Corps
ABCCC: Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center
ABCOMM: Alternate/Backup Communications
ABCS: Army Battle Command System
ABIC: Army Battlefield Interface Concept
ABIT: (1) Airborne Imagery Transmission; (2) Airborne Information Transmission Program
ABM: (1) Antiballistic Missile; (2) Automatic Building Machines
ABMA: Army Ballistic Missile Agency
ABN/Abn: Airborne
ABNCP: (1) Airborne Command Post; (2) Airborne National Command Post
ABR: Available Bit Rate
ABW: Air Base Wing
AC: (1) Air Crew; (2) Active Component; (3) Air Conditioning; (4) Alternating Current
A/C: Aircraft
A2C2: Army Airspace Communications and Control
AC-130: AFSOF Spectre Gunship
AC2SMAN: Alaskan Command and Control System Military Automated Network
AC2MP: Army Command and Control Master Plan
ACA: (1) Alternate Command Authority; (2) Airspace Control Authority
ACAAM: Air Courses of Action Assessment Model
ACACS: Army Command and Area Communications System
ACAT: Acquisition Category

ACC: (1) Access Control Center; (2) Air Control Center; (3) Aviation Component Commander;
         (4) Air Component Commander, (5) Air Combat Command; (6) Army Component Command
ACCB: Army Configuration Control Board
ACCHAN: Allied Command Channel
ACCIS: Allied Command and Control Information System
ACCISS: (1) Automated Command and Control Intelligence Support System; (2) Alaskan C2 Intelligence Support System
ACCO: Army Central Control Office
ACCS: (1) Airborne Command and Control Squadron; (2) Airborne Command and Control System;
           (3) Advanced Communications Control System
ACDA: Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ACDS: Advanced Combat Direction system
ACDUTRA: Active Duty Training
ACE: (1) Allied Command, Europe; (2) Advance Communications Element;
        (3) Aviation Combat Element; (4) Analysis Control Element;
        (5) Assistant Corps of Engineers; (6) Airborne Command Element
ACES: Automated Command and Control Evaluation System
ACEVAL: Air Combat Evaluation
ACF: Alternate Command Facility
ACFT: Aircraft
ACI: Airborne Controlled Intercept
ACINT: Acoustic Intelligence
ACIS: Arms Control Intelligence Staff
ACL: Access Control List
ACLANT: Allied Commander Atlantic
ACO: (1) Access Control Officer; (2) Airspace Control Officer
ACOC: (1) Area Communications Operations Center; (2) Air Combat Operations Center
ACOM: Atlantic Command
ACOS: Assistant Chief of Staff
ACOS/I: Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (Navy)
ACOUSTINT: Acoustical Intelligence
ACP: (1) Alternate Command Post; (2) Assault CP; (3) Allied Communications Publications; (4) Airspace Control Plan
ACPERS: Army Civilian Personnel System
ACQ: Acquisition
ACR: (1) Armored Cavalry Regiment; (2) Automated Change Recognition
ACS: (1) Afloat Correlation System; (2) Aerial Common Sensor;
        (3) AUTODIN Switching Center; (4) Airborne
COMINT: System; (5) Assistant Chief of Staff
ACS/I: Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
ACSA: Allied Communications Security Agency
ACSB: Amphibious Contingency Support Briefs
ACSC: Air Command and Staff College
ACSI: Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, HQ USAF
ACT: (1) Air Combat Tactics; (2) Advanced Concepts and Technology Program
ACTD: Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
ACTEDS: Army Civilian Training, Education, & Development System
ACTS: (1) Advanced Communications Technology;
          (2) Advanced Communications Technology Satellite
ACUS: (1) Area Common User Systems; (2) Army Common User System
ACV: (1) Armored Command Vehicle; (2) Air Cushion Vehicle; (3) Armored Combat Vehicle
ACW: (1) Aircraft Control and Warning; (2) Anticarrier Warfare; (3) Air Control Wing
AD: (1) Air Defense; (2) Destroyer Tender; (3) Air Division; (4) Artillery Division; (5) Active Duty
A/D: Analog/Digital
ADA:Air Defense Artillery
ADACP: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Control Program
ADAPCP: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Control Program
ADAPT: Automated Decisionmaking and Program Timeline
ADARS: Army Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement
ADATS: Air Defense Antitank System
ADBT: Advanced Data Base Technology
ADC: (1) Aide-de-Camp; (2) Air Direction Center; (3) Assistant Division Commander;
         (4) Air Data Computer; (5) Air Defense Coordinator
ADCAP: Advanced Capability
ADCC: Air Defense Command Center
ADCCP: Advanced Data Communications Control Procedures
ADCOM: (1) Aerospace Defense Command (now SPACECOM); (2) Administrative Command
ADCON: Administrative Control
ADCSOPS: Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
ADD: (1) Air Defense District; (2) Assistant Deputy Director (DIA)
ADDIS: Advanced Deployable Digital Imagery System
ADDISS: Advanced Deployable Digital Imagery Support System
ADDO: Associate Deputy Director of Operations
ADDO(MA): Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Military Affairs (DIA)
ADDO(MS): Associate Deputy Director of Operations for Military Support (NSA)
ADDS: Army Data Distribution System
ADDU: Additional Duty
ADE: (1) Audio Deception Emitter; (2) Aerial Delivery Equipment
ADEW: Airborne Directed Energy Weapons
ADF: Automatic Direction Finding
ADFH: Air Deployable Forward Headquarters
ADG: Deperming Ship
ADI: Air Defense Initiative
ADIC: Aerospace Defense Intelligence Center
ADIEC: Army Deployable Imagery Exploitation Capability
ADIO: Additional Duty Intelligence Officer
ADISS: Advanced Defense Intelligence Support System
ADIZ: Air Defense Identification Zone
ADL: (1) Ada Design Language; (2) Armistice Demarcation Line
ADLP: Advanced Datalink Protocol
ADM: (1) Atomic Demolition Munitions; (2) Advanced Development Model; (3) Acquisition Decision Memorandum
Admin: Administration/Administrative
ADN: ACE DGZ Number (NATO)
ADNET: Antidrug Network
ADOC: Air Defense Operations Center
ADP: (1) Automated Data Processing; (2) Airborne Data Processing
ADP-MIS: Automated Data Processing Management Information System
ADP-T: (1) Automated Data Processing and Associated Telecommunications;
           (2) Automated Data Processing and Associated Training
ADPCM: Adaptive Differential Pulse-Code Modulation
ADPE: Automated Data Processing Equipment
ADPS: (1) ASARS Deployable Processing Station; (2) Automated Data Processing System
ADPSSM: Automated Data Processing Systems Security Manual
ADPSSO: ADP Special Security Officer
ADPSSP: Automated Data Processing System Security Program
ADRG: Advanced Digitized Raster Graphics
ADRI: Arc Digital Raster Imagery
ADS: (1) Automated Data System; (2) Air Defense Sector; (3) Airlift Defensive System;
         (4) Acoustic SOF Detection System; (5) Advanced Distributed Simulation
ADSS: Aerospace Defense Systems Subcommittee
ADSTAR: Advanced Document Storage & Retrieval System
ADSW: Active Duty for Special Work
ADT: (1) Active Duty For Training; (2) Additional Duty Training
ADTLP: Army Doctrine and Training Literature Program
ADTOC: Air Defense Tactical Operations Center
ADTS: Adversary Threat Squadron
ADV: Advance(d)
ADVAL: Air Defense Evaluation Test
ADVON: Advanced Echelon
ADW: Air Defense Warning
ADX: Air Defense Exercise
ADZ: Air Defense Zone
AE: (1) Atomic Energy; (2) Assault Echelon; (3) Ammunition Ship;
      (4) Aerial Exploitation; Application Entity
AEAO: Airborne Emergency Action Officer
AEB: Aerial Exploitation Battalion
AEC: ASARS Exploitation Cell
AEDS: Atomic Energy Detection System
AEELS: (1) Automatic ELINT Emitter Location System; (2) Airborne ELINT Emitter Location System
AEICC: Area Emergency Information Coordination Center
AEM: Missile Tender
AEMS: Automated Edge Measurement System
AEN: Arbitrary ELINT Notation
AEOS: Advanced Electro-Optical Sensor
AEROFLOT: Former Soviet Union Civil Airline
AES: (1) Atomic Energy Site; (2) Airborne ELINT System
AESC: Aerospace Environmental Support Center
AETC: Air Education and Training Command
AETCAE: Army Europe Technical Control and Analysis Element
AEV: Armored Engineer Vehicle
AEW: Airborne Early Warning
AEW&C: Airborne Early Warning and Control
AF: (1) Air Force; (2) Armed Forces; (3) Stores Ship
AFAC: Airborne Forward Air Controller
AF: ACSI Air Force Chief of Staff Intelligence
AFAITC: Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center (Goodfellow AFB, TX)
AFAL: Air Force Armament Laboratory
AFAMPE: USAF Automated Message Processing Exchange
AFAMRL: Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
AFAP: Artillery-Fired Atomic Projectile
AFARN: Air Force Air Request Net
AFAS: Advanced Field Artillery System
AFATDS: Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFB: (1) Air Force Base; (2) Airframe Bulletin; (3) Antifriction Bearing
AFC: (1) Automatic Frequency Control; (2) All-source Fusion Center (Marine Corps)
AFC4A: USAF Command, Control, Communications and Computer Agency
AFCA: Air Force Collection Assets
AFCC: (1) Air Force Communications Command; (2) Air ForceComponent Command
AFCEA: Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association
AFCENT: Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO)
AFCS: (1) Automatic Flight Control System; (2) Army Facility Component System
AFCSC: Air Force Cryptologic Support Center
AFDB: Auxiliary Floating Drydock (large)
AFDD: Air Force Doctrine Document
AFDIGS: Air Force Digital Graphic Systems
AFDL: Auxiliary Floating Drydock (small)
AFDM: Auxiliary Floating Drydock (medium)
AFDT: AEELS Fixed Downlink Terminal
AFEOC: Air Force Emergency Operations Center
AFEWC: Air Force Electronic Warfare Center
AFFIS: Airfield Facilities Information System
AFFOR: Air Force (Component) Forces
AFGCCS: USAF Global Command and Control System
AFGL: Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
AFGWC: Air Force Global Weather Central
AFGWC/FNOC: Air Force Global Weather Center/Fleet Numerical Operations Center
AFGWS: Air Force Ground Weather Stations
AFIA: Air Force Intelligence Agency
AFIC: (1) Air Force Information Center; (2) Air Force Intelligence Command;
         (3) Air Force Intelligence Center
AFICE: Air Forces Iceland
AFICP: Air Force Intelligence Communications Plan
AFIES: Armed Forces Imagery Exploitation System
AFIISP: Air Force Intelligence Information Systems Plan
AFIO: Association of Former Intelligence Officers
AFIP: Air Force Intelligence Plan
AFIS: Air Force Intelligence Service/Study
AFISA: Air Force Intelligence Support Agency
AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology
AFITC: Air Force Intelligence Training Center
AFIWC: Air Force Information Warfare Center
AFLAN: AFSOC Local/Wide Area Network
AFLANT: U.S. Air Forces, Atlantic
AFLC: Air Force Logistics Command
AFLE: Air Force Liaison Element
AFLO: Air Force Liaison Office
AFM: Air Force Manual
AFMD/GF: Air Forces of the Military District/Group of Forces
AFMC: Air Force Materiel Command
AFMIC: Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center
AFMPC: Air Force Military Personnel Center
AFMSIS: Air Force Modeling and Simulation Information System
AFMSS: Air Force Mission Support System
AFNET: (1) Air Force Network; (2) Air Force Data Network
AFNORTH: Allied Forces Northern Europe (NATO)
AFNORTHWEST: (1) Allied Forces Northwest Europe (NATO); (2) Air Forces Northwest Region
AFOC: Air Force Operations Center
AFOE: Assault Follow-On Echelon
AFOSI: Air Force Office of Special Investigations
AFOSP: Air Force Office of Security Police
AFOSR: Air Force Office of Scientific Research
AFOTEC: Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center
AFR: (1) Air Force Reserve; (2) Air Force Regulation
AFRES: Air Force Reserve
AFS: (1) Air Force Station; (2) Combat Stores Ship
AFSAA: Air Force Studies and Analyses Agency
AFSAC: Air Force Special Activities Center
AFSAT: Air Force Satellite
AFSATCOM: Air Force Satellite Communications System
AFSC: (1) Air Force Systems Command; (2) Air Force Specialty Code; (3) Armed Forces Staff College
AFSCOORD: Assistant Fire Support Coordinator
AFSCF: Air Force Satellite Control Facility
AFSCN: Air Force Satellite Control Network
AFSIP: Air Force Satellite Intelligence Program
AFSOB: Air Force Special Operations Base
AFSOC: Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSOD: Air Force Special Operations Detachment
AFSOE: Air Force Special Operations Element
AFSOF: Air Force Special Operations Forces
AFSOS: Air Force Special Operations School
AFSOUTH: Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO)
AFSOUTHCOM: Air Force Southern Command
AFSPACECOM: Air Force Space Command
AFSPC: Air Force Space Command
AFSPCIP: Air Force Space Command Intelligence Plan
AFSPOC: Air Force Space Operations Center
AFSSE: Air Force Space Surveillance Element
AFSST: Air Force Space Support Team
AFSTC: Air Force Space Technology Center
AFTAC: Air Force Technical Applications Center
AFTACIES: Air Force Tactical Imagery Exploitation System
AFTF: Air Force Task Force
AFTFWC: Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center
AFV: Armored Fighting Vehicle
AF/VC: Air Force Vice Chief of Staff
AFWAL: Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory
AFWARNS: Air Force Warning System
AFWCCS: Air Force Wing Command and Control System
AFWL: Air Force Weapons Laboratory
AG: (1) Adjutant General; (2) Miscellaneous Auxiliary Ship
AGARD: Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (NATO)
AGB: Icebreaker
AGC: Automatic Gain Control
AGCCS: Army’s Global Command and Control System
AGDS: Deep Submergence Support Ship
AGE: Experimental Auxiliary
AGEF: Frigate Research Ship
AGEH: Experimental Auxiliary (Hydrofoil)
AGER: Intelligence Research Ship
AGES: Advanced Ground Exploitation System
AGF: Miscellaneous Command Ship
AGHS: Patrol Combatant Support Ship
AGI: Intelligence Collection Ship
AGL: (1) Buoy Tender; (2) Above Ground Level
AGM: (1) Air-to-Ground Missile; (2) Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
AGMR: Major Communications Relay Ship
AGMS: Armored Ground Mobility System
AGOR: Oceanographic Research Ship
AGOS: (1) Ocean Surveillance Ship; (2) Air-Ground Operations School (NATO);
           (3) Air-Ground Operations System
AGP: Patrol Craft Tender
AGR: Army Guard Reserve
AGS: (1) Hydrographic Survey Ship; (2) FSU Automatic Grenade Launcher
AGT: Agent
AGZ: Actual Ground Zero
AH: (1) Hospital Ship; (2) Alternate Headquarters
AHFEWS: Army High Frequency Electronic Warfare System
AI: (1) Airborne Intercept; (2) Air Intelligence; (3) Artificial Intelligence; (4) Air Interdiction;
      (5) Airborne Interceptors; (6) Area of Interest; (7) All-Source Intelligence
A3I: Accelerated Architecture Acquisition Initiative
AIA: (1) Army Intelligence Agency; (2) ACE Intelligence Architecture; (3) ACE Interface Architecture; (4) Air Intelligence Agency
AIAA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
AIA/IRD: Air Intelligence Agency/Intelligence Reserve Detachment
AIAWS: Automated Intelligence Analyst Workstation
AIB: Atlantic Intelligence Board
AIC: (1) Atlantic Intelligence Command; (2) Afloat Intelligence Center
AICBM: Anti-Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
AID: (1) U.S. Agency for International Development; (2) Aerospace Information Digest;
        (3) Army Information Digest; (4) Accident, Incident, Deficiencies; (5) Active Integral Defense
AIDES: (1) Analyst Intelligence Information Display and Exploitation System;
            (2) Automated Intelligence Display and Exploitation System
AIDS: (1) Acoustic Intelligence Data System; (2) Advanced Identification System;
          (3) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AIF: (1) Automated Installations Intelligence File; (2) Army Industrial Fund;
       (3) Airfield Installation File; (4) Air Intelligence Flight; (5) Automated Installation File
AIFV: Armored Infantry Fighting Vehicle
AIG: (1) Address Indicator Group; (2) Air Intelligence Group
AIIC: Advanced Imagery Interpretation Course
AIIF: Automated Installation Intelligence File
AIIRS: Automated Intelligence Information Retrieval System
AIM: (1) Air Intercept Missile; (2) Active Inert Missile
        (3) ADCOM Intelligence Memorandum
AIMD: Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department
AIMP: (1) Army Intelligence Management Plan; (2) Army Intelligence Master Plan;
          (3) Advanced Imagery Management Program;
          (4) Automated Information Management Program
AIMTB: Artificial Intelligence Module Testbed
AIN: Advanced Intelligence Network
AIO: Air Intelligence Officer
AIOEC: Association of Iron Ore Exporting Countries
AIP: (1) Architecture Implementation Plan; (2) Anti-Surface-Warfare Improvement Program
AIPR: Automated Information Processing Request
AIR: American Institute for Research
AIRA: Air Attache
AIRCENT: (1) Air Forces Central Region (NATO); (2) Allied Air Forces Central Europe
AIRCOM: Air Command
AIRCOMTERM: Airborne Communications Terminal
AIRES: Advanced Imagery Requirements and Exploitation System
AIRES: II Airborne Reconnaissance Electronic System II
AIREW: Airborne Infrared Early Warning
AIRK: Area Interswitch Rekeying Key
AIRLO: Air Liaison Officer
AIRREQRECON: Air Request Reconnaissance
AIR: (1) Replenishment Oiler; (2) American Institute of Research
AIRS: (1) Advanced Inertial Reference Sphere;
          (2) Automated Information Retrieval Systems
AIRTAPS: Aerial Imagery Reconnaissance Tracking and Plotting System
AIS: (1) Automated Indicator System; (2) Advanced Indications Structure;
       (3) Advanced Indications System; (4) Army Intelligence Survey;
       (5) Automated Information System; (6) Air Intelligence Squadron
AISA: Automated Intelligence Support Activity
AISS: Automated Information Systems Security
AIST: Air Intelligence Support Team
AITE: Advanced Indications Technology Experiment
AIU: Army Interrogation Unit
AIWO: Air Intelligence Warning Officer
AIWS: Advanced Interdiction Weapon System
AJ: Antijamming
AJCC: Alternate Joint Communications Center
AJFP: Adaptive Joint Force Package
AJNPE: Airborne Joint Nuclear Planning Element
A/JSIC: Alternate JSIC
AK: (1) Cargo Ship; (2) FSU Kalashnikov Family of Assault Rifles; (3) Automatic Remote Rekeying
AKA: Also Known As
AKDC: Automatic Key Distribution Center
AKD/RCU: Automatic Key Distribution/Rekeying Control Unit
AKL: Light Cargo Ship
AKM: (1) Apogee Kick Motor; (2) AK-47 Assault Rifle
AKMC: Automated Key Management Center
AKMS: Automated Key Management System
AKR: Vehicle Cargo Ship
AKTCAE: Army Korea Technical Control And Analysis Element
ALAIRCOM: Alaskan Air Command
ALARM: Alert, Locate and Report Missiles
ALASAT: Air-Launched Antisatellite
ALASCOM: Alaskan Communications Inc.
ALB: Air-Land Battle Doctrine (FM 100-5)
ALBM: Air-Launched Ballistic Missile
ALC: Accounting Legend Code
ALCATS: Automated Lines of Communication and Target System
ALCC: Airlift Control Center
ALCE: Airlift Control Element
ALCM: Air-Launched Cruise Missile
ALCOM: Alaskan Command
ALCOP: Alternate Command Post
ALCOR: ARPA Lincoln C-Band Observable Radar
ALCS: Airborne Launch Control System
ALD: Airlift Division
ALE: (1) AIRES Lifecycle Extension; (2) Automated Link Establishment
ALERT: Attack and Launch Early Report to Theater (AF)
ALES: AIRES Life Extension System
ALF: Auxiliary Landing Field
ALFA: Advanced Liaison Forward Area
ALL: Airborne Laser Laboratory
ALMS: Automated Logistics Management System
ALO: (1) Air Liaison Officer; (2) Authorized Level of Organization
ALOC(S): Air Line(s) of Communication
ALPS: Accidental Launch Protection System
ALRAAM: Air-Launched Long-Range Air-to-Air Missile
ALRP-S: Army Long-Range Plan for Space
ALRPG: Army Long-Range Planning Guidance
ALS: (1) Active Laser Seeker; (2) Airborne Link Segment
ALSA: Air-Land-Sea Application (Center)
ALSS: Advanced Location Strike System
ALT: (1) Alternate; (2) Altitude
ALTAlR: ARPA Long-Range Tracking and Instrumentation Radar
ALTREV: Altitude Reservation
ALUSNA: American Legation U.S. Naval Attache
ALUSNLO: American Legation U.S. Naval Liaison Officer
ALWT: Advanced Lightweight Torpedo
ALWTIC: Annual Land Warfare Technical Intelligence Conference
AM: (1) Ante Meridian (Before Noon); (2) Amplitude Modulation; (3) Asset Manager;
       (4) Aerographers Mate
AMAB: Air Mobile Assault Brigade
AMASS: (1) Advanced Marine Airborne SlGlNT System; (2) Advanced Marine Air Support System
AMBISS: Automated Map-Based Intelligence Support System
AMC: (1) Airspace Management and Control; (2) Army Materiel Command (Formerly DARCOM);
         (3) Air Mobility Command; (4) Air Mission Commander
AMCC: (1) Ashore Mobile Contingency Communications; (2) Ashore Mobile Command Center
AMC/IN: AMC Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence
AMCIT: American Citizen
AMCM: Airborne Mine Countermeasures
AMD: Activated Metal Decoy
AMDT: AEELS Mobile Downlink Terminal
AME: Airspace Management Element
AMEMB: American Embassy
AMETS: Artillery Meteorological System
AMF: Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (NATO)
AMH: Automated Message Handling
AMHA: Army Management Headquarters Activity
AMHS: Automated Message Handling System
AMIDS: Airborne Mine Detection System
AMIM: Army Modernization Information Memorandum
AMIP: Army Model Improvement Plan
AMIRS: Army Multispectral Imagery Requirements Study
AMIS: Advanced Microwave Imaging Sensor
AMM: Army Modernization Memorandum Ammo Ammunition
AMMS: (1) Allowance Material Management System; (2) Acquisition Milestone Management System
AMOPES: Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System
AMOPS: Army Mobilization Operations and Planning System
AMOS: Air Force Maui Optical System
AMP: (1) Amplification; (2) Army Modernization Plan; (3) Acquisition Master Plan
AMPDS: Automated Message Processing Dissemination System
AMPE: Automated Message Processing Exchange
AMPHI: Aerial Mission Photographic Indoctrination
AMPHIB: Amphibious
AMPL: Amplitude
AMPS: (1) Automated Mission Planning System; (2) Automated Message Processing System;
           (3) Aim Point System
AMRAAM: Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile
AMRWS: Advanced Remote Miniaturized Weather Station
AMS: (1) Automated Message System; (2) Auto-Manual System; (3) Autonomous Message Switch;
         (4) Advanced Mapping Spectrometer
AMSAT: Amateur Radio Satellite
AMSC: Advanced Military Spaceflight Capability
AMS-H: Advanced Missile System Heavy
AMSSA: Assured Mission Support Space Architecture
AMST: Advanced Medium STOL Transport
AMT: ACTS Mobile Terminal
AMTF: Airmobile Task Force
AMTP: Army Mission Training Plan
AMU: Astronaut Maneuvering Unit
AMW: Amphibious Warfare
AN: (1) Net Tender; (2) Army/Navy
ANALIT: Analyst-to-Analyst Message Format
ANC: African National Congress
ANCC: (1) Ashore Navy Communications Capability; (2) Automated Network Control Center
ANDVT: Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal
ANEX: Analyst-to-Analyst Exchange Message Format
ANFO: Ammonium Nitrate Fuel Oil
ANG: Air National Guard
ANGB: Army National Guard Base
ANGLlCO: Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
ANL: Net-Laying Ship
ANLYS: Analysis
ANMCC: Alternate National Military Command Center
ANMIC: Alternate National Military Intelligence Center
ANR: (1) Alaskan NORAD Region; (2) Active Noise Reduction
ANRPC: Association of Natural Rubber-Producing Countries
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
ANVIS: Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging System
AN/VRC: Army Navy Vehicle Radio Communications
ANZUS: Australia, New Zealand, United States
AO: (1) Action Officer; (2) Oiler; (3) Authenticator Organization; (4) Area of Operations;
       (5) Aerial Observer
AOA: (1) Amphibious Objective Area; (2) Angle of Attack; (3) Angle of Arrival;
         (4) Airborne Optical Adjunct
AOB: (1) Air Order of Battle; (2) Advanced Operational Base
AOBTS: Air Order of Battle Textual Summary
AOC: (1) Air Officer Commanding (U.K.); (2) Air Operations Center; (3) Army Operations Center
AOCC: Area Operations Control Center
AOCS: Aviation Officers Candidate School
AOE: Fast Combat Support Ship
AOFDA: U.S. AID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance
AOG: Gasoline Tanker
AOI: (1) Area of Influence; (2) Area of Interest
AOIC: Assistant Officer in Charge
AOIR: (1) ACE Operational Intelligence Requirements; (2) Area of Intelligence Responsibility
AOL: Area of Limitation
AO&M/NM: Administration, Operations, and Maintenance/Network Management
AOO: Air Operations Order
AOP: (1) Area of Probability; (2) Air Operations Plan
AOR: Area of Responsibility
AOS: (1) Special Liquids Tanker; (2) Amphibious Objective Study; (3) Area of Separation
AOSG: Amphibious Operation Support Graphic
AOSS: Automated Office Support System
AOT: Transport Oiler
AOTF: Acoustic-Optic Tunable Filter
AP: (1) Armor-Piercing; (2) Air Police; (3) Transport Ship; (4) Associated Press;
      (5) Ammonium Perchlorate; (6) Antipersonnel; (7) Application Processor
AP-I: Armor Piercing Incendiary
APB: (1) Self-Propelled Barracks Ship; (2) All Points Bulletin; (3) Antipersonnel Bomb;
        (4) Acquisition Program Baseline
APC: (1) Armored Personnel Carrier; (2) Area of Positive Control; (3) Adaptive Predictive Coding
APCC: Alternate Processing and Correlation Center
APFSDS: Armor-Piercing, Fin-Stabilized, Discarding Sabot
APHIS: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
APL: (1) Barracks Craft (non self-propelled); (2) Applied Physics Laboratory
        (Johns Hopkins University)
APM: Army Program Memorandum
APMS: (1) Automated Production Management System;
           (2) Advanced Precision Measurement System
APO: (1) Army Post Office; (2) Air Post Office
APOD: Aerial Port of Debarkation
APOE: Aerial Port of Embarkation
APORTS: Aerial Ports File (JOPES)
APP: Application
APPS: Applications
Appl: Application Approx Approximately
APPS: Analytical Photogrammetric Position System
APS: (1) ASARS-II Processing Segment; (2) Air Planning System
APT: (1) Automatic Picture Transmission; (2) Airport
APU: Auxiliary Power Unit
APVO: FSU Air Defense Aviation
APW: American Prisoner of War
AQF: Advanced QUICKFIX
AR: (1) Advanced Readiness; (2) Army Regulation; (3) Action Required; (4) Repair Ship;
      (5) Agent Report; (6) Army Reserve; (7) Army
ARABSAT: Arab Satellite (Communications Organization)
ARB: Battle Damage Repair Ship
ARC: (1) Cable Ship; (2) Acquisition Review Committee; (3) Armored Reconnaissance Carrier;
        (4) Air Reserve Component
ARCENT: U.S. Army Forces Central Command
ARCENT-K:
USACENT forward element-Kuwait
ARCENT-SA
USACENT forward element-Saudi Arabia
ARCH: Architecture
ARCOM: Army Command
ARDC: Air Research and Development Command
AREC: Air Element Coordinator
ARCS: (1) Automated Reproduction and Collating System; (2) Acquisition Radar and Control System
ARD: Auxiliary Repair Drydock
ARDF: Airborne Radio Direction Finding
ARDM: Auxiliary Repair Drydock
AREPT: Agent Report
ARF: Airborne Relay Facility
ARFCOS: Armed Forces Courier Service
ARFOR: Army Force(s)
ARG: (1) Amphibious Readiness Group; (2) Internal Combustion Engine Repair Ship
ARIS: Advanced Range Instrumentation Ship
ARL: (1) Landing Craft Repair Ship; (2) Airborne Reconnaissance Low; (3) Army Research Lab;
        (4) Aerial Reconnaissance Liaison
ARL-I: Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Imagery
ARLANT: U.S. Army Forces, LANTCOM
ARLEA: Army Logistics Evaluation Agency
ARLO: Air Reconnaissance Liaison Officer
ARM: (1) Antiradiation Missile; (2) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
ARMA: Army Attache
ARMISE: Army Reserve Military Intelligence Support Element
ARMLO: Army Liaison Officer
ARMS: Automated Resource Management System
ARNG: Army National Guard
ARO: (1) Area Records Officer; (2) Auxiliary Readout
ARP: Alert Response Plan
ARPA: Advanced Research Projects Agency
ARPAC: Army Pacific
ARPANET: Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ARPS: Advanced Radar Processing System
ARPV: Advanced Remotely Piloted Vehicle
ARR: Radiological Repair Ship
ARRC: (1) ACE Rapid Reaction Corps; (2) Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
ARRN: Andean Ridge Radar Network
ARRS: Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
ARS: (1) Salvage and Rescue Ship; (2) Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance;
        (3) Airborne Receiver System; (4) Air Rescue Service
ARSA: (1) Annual Reevaluation of Safe Areas;
          (2) Airborne Reconnaissance and Surveillance Architecture
ARSGS: Airborne Reconnaissance SIGINT Ground Systems
ARSO: Assistant Regional Security Officer
ARSOA: Army Special Operations Aviation
ARSOC: Army Special Operations Command
ARSOF: Army Special Operations Forces
ARSOFE: Army Special Operations Forces, Europe
ARSOFSUPCOM: Army Special Operations Forces Support Command
ARSOTF: Army Special Operations Task Force
ARSP: Advanced Reconnaissance Support Program
ARSPACE: Army Space Command
ARSPACECOM: Army Space Command
ARSPOC: Army Space Operations Center
ARSST: Army Space Command Space Support Team
ARSTAF: Army Staff
ART: (1) Aerial Reconnaissance Team; (2) Amateur Radio Transceiver
ARTADS: Army Tactical Data System
ARTAS-K: Army Training and Support-Kuwait (former name for ARCENT-K)
ARTBASS: Army Training Battle Simulation Systems
ARTCC: Air Route Traffic and Control Center
ARTEP: (1) Army Readiness Training Evaluation Program; (2) Army Training and Evaluation Program
ARTISS: Advanced Requirements Tasking Information and Support System
ARTPP: Airborne Reconnaissance Technology Program Plan
ARTS: Automated Remote Tracking Station
ARTY: Artillery
ARV: (1) Armored Recovery Vehicle; (2) Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle; (3) Aircraft Repair Ship
ARW: Air Refueling Wing
AS: (1) Submarine Tender; (2) Air Surveillance; (3) Analysis Subsystem; (4) Air Station;
      (5) Anti Spoofing; (6) Advanced Sensors
ASA: Army Space Agency
ASA: (M&RA)Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)
ASAB: All-Source Analysis Branch
ASAC: All-Source Analysis Center
ASAP: (1) As Soon As Possible; (2) Advanced Sensor Applications Program
ASAR: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar
ASARC: Army Systems Acquisition Review Council
ASARS: Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System
ASART: (1) AEELS Support Analysis Reporting Terminal; (2) Analysis Support and Reporting Terminal
ASAS: All-Source Analysis System
ASAS-AS: All-Source Analysis System All-Source Workstation
ASAS-E: All-Source Analysis System-Extended
ASAS-SS: All-Source Analysis System Single-Source Workstation
ASAS-W: All-Source Analysis System WARRIOR
ASAT: (1) Antisatellite; (2) Antisatellite Treaty; (3) Advance Satellite Antenna Technology
ASB: (1) Air Surveillance Broadcast; (2) Army Science Board
ASC: (1) AUTODlN Switching Center; (2) Army Service Component; (3) Army Space Command;
        (4) Advanced Systems Course
ASCAMP: Advanced Single-Channel Manpack
ASCII: American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASCC: (1) Air Standardization Coordinating Committee; (2) Alternate Space Control Center
ASCII: American National Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASCM: Antiship Cruise Missile
ASCON: Automatic Switched Communications Network
ASD: Assistant Secretary of Defense
ASD: (C3I) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)
ASD: (C4I) Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, Computers
         and Intelligence)
ASD: (ISA) Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
ASD: (S&R) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Requirements
ASD: (SO/LIC) Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict
ASDC: Advanced Space Data Corporation
ASDEP: Army Space Exploitation Demonstration Programs
ASDIA: All-Source Document Index
ASDIAZ: All-Source Document Index Automated File-Compartmented
ASDIAZO: All-Source Document Index Automated File-ORCON
ASDIC: Armed Services Documents Intelligence Center
ASDS: (1) Automated SlGlNT Dissemination System; (2) Advanced SEAL Delivery System
ASDV: Auxiliary SEAL Delivery Vehicle
ASE: (1) Aircraft Survivability Equipment; (2) Airborne Support Element
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASED: Army Space Exploitation Demonstration
ASEDP: Army Space Exploitation Demonstration Program
ASEMA: Army Special Electronic Mission Aircraft
ASF: All-Source Format
ASFC: All-Source Fusion Center
ASG: Area Support Group
ASGOBS: Army Standard Ground Order of Battle System
ASI: (1) Additional Skill Indicator; (2) U.S. Army Space Institute; (3) All-Source Intelligence
ASIC: All-Source Intelligence Center
ASICC
All-Source Intelligence Coordinating Center
ASIDS: Airborne Secondary Imagery Dissemination System
ASIP: All-Source Imagery Processor
ASIPS: Army Standard Intelligence Plotter System
ASIS: Army Space Initiatives Study
ASIT: Adaptable Surface Interface Terminal
ASM: (1) Air-to-Surface Missile; (2) Antiship Missile; (3) Attache Support Message
ASMD: Antiship Missile Defense
ASMT: Assessment
ASN: RDA) Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)
ASOC: Air Support Operations Center
ASOG: Air Support Operations Group
ASOS: Air Support Operations Squadron
ASP: Ammunition Supply Point
ASPAC: Asian and Pacific Council
ASPADOC: Alternate Space Defense Operations Command
ASPB: Assault Patrol Support Boat (Riverine Warfare Craft)
ASPIC: Armed Services Personnel Interrogation Center
ASPJ: Airborne/Advanced Self-Protection Jammer
ASPO: Army Space Program Office
ASPS: All-Source Production Section
ASR: (1) Submarine Rescue Ship; (2) Airport Surveillance Radar; (3) Adaptive Situation Recognizer
ASRP: (1) Airborne SlGlNT Reconnaissance Program; (2) Airborne SIOP Reconnaissance Plan
ASRRS: Army Survivable, Recovery and Reconstitution System
ASSC: Alternate Space Surveillance Center
ASSET: All Source Satellite Evaluation Tool
ASSIST: (1) Army System for Standard Intelligence Support Terminals;
             (2) Automated Special Security Terminals;
             (3) Automated Special Security Information System;
             (4) Automated Information System Security Incident Support Team
ASSM: Antiship Surface Missile
ASSOTW: Airfields and Seaplane Stations of the World
ASSR: Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
ASST: (1) Antiship Surveillance and Tracking; (2) Assistant
ASSW: Antisurface Ship Warfare
ASTAG: Army Service and Technology Advisory Group
ASTEC: Advanced Satellite Technology and Extremely High Frequency Communications
ASTERIX: Automated Analyst Support Tools
ASTMP: Army Science and Technology Master Plan
ASTP: APOLLO-SOYUZ Test Program
ASU: (1) FSU Airborne Self-Propelled Antitank Gun; (2) Approved for Service Use
ASUW: Antisurface Warfare
ASU: SWA Administrative Support Unit Southwest Asia
ASUWC: Antisurface Warfare Commander
ASV: Armored Support Vehicle
ASW: (1) Antisubmarine Warfare; (2) Aircrew Survival Weapon
ASWC: Antisubmarine Warfare Commander
ASWCCS: Antisubmarine Warfare Command and Control System
ASWOC: Antisubmarine Warfare Operations Center
ASWTF: Antisubmarine Warfare Task Force
AT: (1) Antitank; (2) Air Transit; (3) Simple Antenna (Electronic Component); (4) Air Technician; (5) Awaiting Transportation; (6) Antiterrorism, (7) Annual Training
ATA: (1) Actual Time of Arrival; (2) Ocean Tug; (3) Air Transport Association; (4) Advanced Tactical Aircraft; (5) Air Traffic Agency
ATAC: ASAP Technical Advisory Committee
ATACC: Advanced Tactical Air Command Center
ATACMS: (U.S.) Army Tactical Missile System
ATACMS: ER Army Tactical Missile System Extended Range
ATACS: (1) Analyst-to-Analyst Communications Service; (2) Army Tactical Communications System
ATAF: Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO)
ATARS: Advanced Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance System
ATAS: (1) Air-To-Air Stinger; (2) Automatic Terrain Avoidance System
ATB: (1) Air Technical Battalion; (2) Advanced Technology Bomber
ATBM: Antitactical Ballistic Missile
ATC: (1) Air Traffic Control; (2) Air Training Command, USAF; (3) Air Target Chart; (4) Mini-Armored Troop Carrier (Riverine
Warfare
Craft)
ATCAE
Army Technical Control and Analysis Element
ATCC
Air Traffic Control Center
ATCCS
Army Tactical Command and Control System
ATCH
ASW Torpedo-Carrying Helicopter
ATCU
Airfield Traffic Control Unit
ATD
(1) Actual Time of Departure; (2) Advanced Technology Demonstration
ATDB
ACE Target Data Base
ATD/IFD
Advanced Technology Demonstration/Integrated
Feasibility
Demonstration
ATDL
Automated Tactical Data Link
ATDS
Airborne Tactical Data System
ATE
Automatic Test Equipment
ATETS
Atomic Heat and Powerplant
ATF
(1) Advanced Tactical Fighter; (2) Amphibious Task Force; (3) Fleet Ocean Tug; (4) Aviation Turbine Fuel; (5) After the Fact
ATFD
Automated Tactical Fusion Division
ATGIN
Atomic Ground Intercept
ATGL
Antitank Guided Launcher
ATGM
Antitank Guided Missile
ATH
Above The Horizon
ATI
Automated Tactical Intelligence
ATIC
Aircraft Technical Intelligence Conference
ATIMS
Advanced Technical Information Management System
ATL
ACE Threat List
ATLIS
Airborne Tracking Laser Identification System atm Atmosphere
ATM
(1) Antitank Missile; (2) Air Target Materials; (3) Air
Target
Mosaic; (4) Antitactical Missile; (5) Asynchronous Transfer Mode; (6) Air Tasking Message
A-TM
Alpha Team (Special Forces Operational Detachment)
ATMDE
Army Theater Missile Defense Element
ATMG
Arms Transfer Management Group
ATMOS
Atmospheric Trace Molecules Spectroscopy
ATMP
Air Target Materials Program
ATO
(1) Air Tasking Order; (2) Abort-To-Orbit
ATOC
Allied Tactical Operations Center (NATO)
AFTOCONF
Air Tasking Order Confirmation
ATOL
Assisted Takeoff & Landing
ATOS
Atlantic Theater Operational Intelligence System
ATP
(1) Allied Tactical Publication (NATO); (2) Advanced Technology Program; (3) Advanced Tracking Prototype; (4) Advanced
Tactical
Planner
ATP-FO
Automated Tracking Prototype Follow-On
ATP/RMBUX
Advance Tracking Prototype/Rocky Mountain Basic UNIX
ATR
Automatic Target Recognition
ATRS
Advanced Tactical Reconnaissance System
ATS
(1) Salvage and Rescue Ship; (2) Automated Tasking System; (3) Audit Trail Server; (4) Applications Technology Satellite
ATSS
Alaskan Transportable Satellite System
AT&T
American Telephone and Telegraph
ATT
Technical Assistance Training Team
ATTCS
Army Tactical Command and Control System
ATTD
Advanced Technology Transition Demonstration
ATTE
Assistant Theater Topographic Engineer
ATTG
Automated Tactical Target Graphic
ATTN/Attn
Attention (to the attention of)
ATTP
ACOM Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures
ATWC
Atmospheric Tactical Warning Connectivity
AU
Air University
AUD
Arbitrary Unit Designator
AUGTDA
Augmentation Table of Distribution and Allowances
AUM
Air-to-Underwater Missile
AUS
Army of the United States
AUSA
Association of the United States Army
AUSCANUKUS
Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
AUSD
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Defense
AutoID
Automatic Identification
AUTODIN
Automatic Digital Network
AUTOSEC
Automation Security
AUTOSEVOCOM
Automatic Secure Voice Communications Network
AUTOVON
Automatic Voice Network
AUTUMN
FORGE NATO Exercise
AUXCP
Auxiliary Command Post
AV
(1) Armored Vehicle; (2) Audio-Visual; (3) Air Vehicle; (4) Auxiliary Vector
AVCS
Attitude and Velocity Control System
AVF
All-Volunteer Force
AVGAS
Aviation Gasoline
AVHRR
Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
AVIM
Aviation Intermediate Maintenance
AVLB
Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge
AVMF
FSU Naval Aviation
AVMT
Aviation Maintenance Trainer
AVN
Aviation
AVP
Authorized Vendor Program
AVR
Aircraft Rescue Vehicle
AVSAT
Aviation Satellite System
AVSCOM
Aviation System Command
AVT
Auxiliary Aircraft Landing Training Ship
AVUM
Aviation Unit Maintenance
AW
(1) Air Warning; (2) Automatic Weapon(s); (3) Water Tanker; (4) All-Weather
AWACS
Airborne Warning and Control System
AWADS
Adverse Weather Aerial Delivery System
AWARS
All-Weather Reconnaissance System
AWC
(1) Air War College; (2) Army War College; (3) Air Warfare Center
AWDS
Automated Weather Distribution System
AWE
Advanced Warfighting Experiment
AWESS
I Automatic Weapon Effect Signature Simulator
AWGN
Additive White Gaussian Noise
AWIS
(1) Army WWMCCS Information System; (2) Aircraft Wireless Intercom System
AWN
Automated Weather Network
AWOP
(1) Absent Without Pay; (2) Automated Weaponeering Optimization Program
AWS
(1) Air Weather Service; (2) Advance Warning System; (3) Analyst Workstation
AWSS
Area Weapon Scoring System
AWT: Water Transport
AWWIMS: Automated Worldwide Warning Indicator Monitoring System
AWX: All-Weather
AXAF: Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility
AXP: Allied Exercise Publication
AXT: Training Ship
AZ: Azimuth

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