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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  H

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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H
Symbol for the magnetic field of the propagated radio wave
HA
Humanitarian Assistance
HAA
Helicopter Alighting Area
HAB
(1) High Altitude Burst; (2) High Altitude Bombing; (3) High Air Burst; (4) Hardened Aircraft Bunker
HAC
(1) House Appropriations Committee; (2) Historical Area Coverage
HACC
Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Center
HAE
High-Altitude Endurance
HAHO
High-Altitude High-Opening
HAIS
Hawaiian Air Intelligence System
HAL
Helicopter Light Attack
HALE
High-Altitude Long-Endurance
HALO
High-Altitude Low-Opening
HANE
High-Altitude Nuclear Effects
HANG
Hawaii Air National Guard
HARDLOOK
Special Data Analysis Product of NAVSPACECOM/N24
HARDS
High-Altitude Radiation Detection System
HARM
High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (AGM-88A)
HARV
Harassment Vehicle (Drone)
HAS
Hardened Aircraft Shelter
HASC
House Armed Services Committee
HATS
Heuristic Automated Transportation System
HATMD
High-Altitude Theater Missile Defense
HAV
(1) High Acceleration Vehicle; (2) Heavy Armored Vehicle (non-tactical)
HAWS
Hawaii Area Wideband System
HAZCON
Hazardous Condition
HAZMAT
Hazardous Materials
HB
High Burst
HBWP
Host-Based Word Processing
HC
HUMINT Committee
HCA
Humanitarian and Civic Assistance
HCC
HUMINT Contingency Cell
HCF
High Command of Forces
HCI/DV/AEX
Human-Computer Interface/Data Visualization/Automated
Expansion
HCR
HUMINT Collection Requirement
HCS
Helicopter Combat/Search and Rescue
HCU
High Capacity Computer Unit
HD
Horizontal Ground Distance
HDL
Harry Diamond Laboratories
HDM
Hierarchical Development Methodology
HDO
Humanitarian Demining Operations
HDX
Half Duplex
HX
Half Duplex
HE
High Explosive
HEAT
High-Explosive AntiTank
HEC
Helicopter Element Coordinator
HEDI
High Endoatmospheric Defense Interceptor
HEF
Hostile Establishment File
HEI
High-Explosive Incendiary
HEL
High-Energy Laser
HELIP
HAWK European Limited Improvement Program
HELRATS
High Energy Laser Radar Acquisition & Tracking System
HELSTF
High-Energy Laser Systems Test Facility
HELW
High-Energy Laser Weapons
HELWING
Helicopter Wing
HEMP
High-Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse
HEMT
High-Electron-Mobility Transistor
HEO
(1) High-Earth-Orbit; (2) Highly Elliptical Orbit
HEP
High-Explosive Plastic
HERO
(1) Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation To Ordnance; (2) Historical Evaluation and Research Organization
HERT
Headquarters Emergency Relocation Team
HES
Hardcopy Exploitation Systems
HESS
Hangul English Support System
HEST
High-Explosive Simulation Technique
HET
Heavy Equipment Transporter
HF
(1) High Frequency; (2) Height Finder; (3) Hydrogen Fluoride
HFE
Human Factors Engineering
HFA
High-Frequency Antenna
HF/DF
High-Frequency Direction-Finding
HFE
Heavy-Fuel Engine
HFEA
Human Factors Engineering Assessment
HFP
Host Front-End Protocol
HH
Hand-Held
HHC
Headquarters and Headquarters Company
HHD
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment
HHS
(1) Headquarters and Headquarter Services; (2) Hasty Hide Shelter
HHW
Higher High Water
HIL
High Interest List
HI-PAR
High-Performance Precision-Approach Radar
HI-RES
High-Resolution
HIC
High-Intensity Conflict
HICOM
High Command (CINCPACFLT Voice Network)
HIDSS
Helmet-Integrated Display & Sight System
HIFAR
High-Frequency Fixed-Array Radar
HIMAD
(1) High- to Medium-Altitude Defense; (2) High to Medium Altitude Adjustment
HIMS
HUMINT Information Management System
HIP
Howitzer Improvement Program
HIRMS
Human Intelligence Requirements Management System
HIROCC
Hawaiian Islands Regional Operational Control Center
HIS
(1) Honeywell Information System; (2) Hostile Intelligence Services
HISP
Hostile Intelligence Service Profiler System
HIT
High-Interest Track
HITS
(1) Human Intelligence Tasking System; (2) Hawaii Information Transfer System
HJ
HONEST JOHN (U.S. Surface-to-Surface Rocket)
HL
Hand-Launched
HLA
Helicopter Landing Areas
HLA/DZ
Helicopter Landing Area/Drop Zone
HLA/DZS
Helicopter Landing Area/Drop Zone Study
HLLV
Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicle
HL-UAV
Hand-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
HLW
Higher Low Water
HLZ
Helicopter Landing Zone
HM
Helicopter Mine Warfare
HMC
HUMINT Management Center
HMCII
Higher Military Command, Interior and Islands (Greece)
HMF
Handbook of Military Forces
HMI
(1) Host-Message Interface; (2) Human-Machine Interface
HMMWV
High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
HMS
(1) Her Majesty’s Ship; (2) HUMINT Management System
HMTV
Head-Mounted Thermal Vision
HN
Host Nation
HNAF
Host Nation Armed Forces
HNIS
Host Nation Intelligence Support
HNS
Host Nation Support
HNSC
House National Security Committee
HOB
Height of Burst
HOBO
Homing Optical Bomb
HOC
(1) History of Coverage; (2) HUMINT Operations Cell
HOCNET
HUMINT Operational Communications Network
HOE
Homing Overlay Experiment
HOIS
Hostile Intelligence Service(s)
HOJ
Home on Jam
HOL
High-Order Language
HOM
(1) Head of Media; (2) Head of Mission
HOTA
HUMINT Operational Tasking Authority
HOTOL
Horizontal Takeoff & Landing
HOTPHOTOREP
Hot Photographic Interpretation Report
HOTSIT
Hot Situation Message
how
Howitzer
HP
(1) Headquarters Pamphlet; (2) Horsepower
HPA
High-Power Amplifier
HPG
Hardcopy Products Group
HPM
High-Power Microwave
HPT
(1) High-Payoff Target; (2) High-Priority Target
HPSC
High-Performance Computing Research System
HPSCI
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
HQ/HQS
Headquarters
HQDA
Headquarters, Department of the Army
HQJTF
Headquarters, Joint Task Force
HQMC
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
HQMRHITS
Quarterly Management Report
HQ
USAF Headquarters, Department of the Air Force
HR
(1) High Resolution; (2) Humanitarian Relief Service
hr
Hour
HR/MR
Human Readable/Machine Readable (Data)
HRC
Human Resources Committee
HRCS
High-Resolution Camera System
HRMS
Human Intelligence Requirements Management System
HRPT
High-Resolution Picture Transmissions
HRR
High-Resolution Radar
HRS
(1) Hours; (2) Humanitarian Relief Service
HRTV
High-Resolution Television
HRU
Hardcopy Reconstruction Unit
HRV
High-Resolution Visible Range Instruments
HS
(1) Helicopter Squadron; (2) Home Station
HSD
HUMINT Support Detachment
HSE
HUMINT Support Element
HSE-E
HSE-Europe
HSE-SOCOM
HSE-USSOCOM
HSI
(1) Human Systems Integration; (2) Hyperspectral Imagery
H-SIP
H-Camera Spectral Improvement Program
HSLLADS
High Speed Low Level Aerial Delivery System
HSMS
Human Sources Management System
HSS
Health Service Support
HTACC
Hardened Tactical Air Control Center
HTKP
Hard-Target Kill Potential
HTLD
High-Technology Light Division
HTOHL
Horizontal Take-off and Horizontal Landing
HTML
Hypertext Markup Language
HUD
Heads-Up Display
HULTEC
Hull-to-Emitter Correlation
HUMINT
Human Resources Intelligence
HUMMV
High Utility Mobile Mechanized Vehicle
HUMRO
Humanitarian Relief Operations
HUS
Hardened Unique Storage
HUSK
Hardened Unique Storage Key
hv
Heavy
HVA
High Value Asset
HVAC
High-Voltage Air Conditioning
HVAP
High-Velocity Armor-Piercing
HVAPFSDS
High Velocity Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding-Sabot
HVAT
High-Velocity Antitank
HVF
Highly Volatile Fuel
HVIT
High Volume Information Transfer
HVT
High-Value Target
HW
(1) High Water; (2) Hardware
HWAS
High Wycombe Air Station
HWC
Hobart Walk-in Cooler
HW/SW
Hardware/Software
HWY
Highway
Hz
Hertz
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