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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  V

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).

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N

O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


V-22: OSPREY Joint Advanced Vertical-Lift Aircraft (Formerly JVX)

VA: Veterans Administration

VAAP: Vulnerability Analysis and Assistance Program

VAB: French Front Armored Vehicle

VAC: Volts Alternating Current

VAN: Value-Added Networks

VAR: (1) Variable; (2) Volt-Amperes Real

VAX: Virtual Address Extension

VBR: Variable Bit Rate

VCA: Virginia Contracting Activity

VCINCNORAD: Vice Commander in Chief, NORAD

VCJCS: Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

VCO: Voltage-Controlled Oscillator

VCR: Video Cassette Recorder

VCS: (1) Video Conference Server; (2) VLAN Common Server; (3) Voice Communications Services

VCSA: Army Vice Chief of Staff

VDL: Video Down Link

VDP: Video Disk Player

VDS: Variable Depth Sonar

VDT: Video Display Terminal

VDU: (1) Video Display Unit (TV Monitor); (2) Video Docking Unit

VDV: Soviet (FSU) Airborne Forces

veh: Vehicle

VERT: Vertical

VF: Voice Frequency

VFR: Visual Flight Rules

VGA: Virtual Graphics Array

VGK: Supreme High Command (FSU)

VGW: Variable-Geometry Wing

VHF: Very High Frequency

VHS: Video Home System

VHSIC: Very High Speed Integrated Circuit

vic: Vicinity

VICE: Voice Interceptor Comprehensive Evaluation

VID: Visual Identification (Canadian)

VIDINT: Video Intelligence

VIDS: Visually Integrated Display System

VIN: Vehicle Identification Number

VIP: (1) Very Important Person; (2) Variable Incentive Payment; (3) Visual Input Processor

VISINT: Visual Intelligence

VISTA: Very Intelligent Surveillance & Target Acquisition

VIXS: Video Information Exchange System

VLAN: Very Local Area Network

VLAR: Vertical Launch and Recovery

VLCC: Very Large Crude Carrier

VLDS: Very Large Data Storage

VLF: Very Low Frequency

VLS: Vertical Launch System

VLSI: Very Large-Scale Integration

VM: Virtual Memory

VMAP: Vector Product Format

VMAQ: Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

VMFP: Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

VMO: (1) Marine Observation Squadron; (2) Tactical Operations Squadron

VADM: Model Advanced Development Model

VMS: Virtual Memory System

VN: Vulnerability Number

VO: Validation Office

V/O: Vertical/Oblique

VOA: Voice of America

VOCOM: Voice Communications

VOD: Vertical On-Board Delivery

VOL: Volume

VOR: Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range

VORTAC: Collocated VOR and TACAN

VP: (1) Patrol Aircraft (Navy); (2) U.S. Naval Patrol Squadron; (3) Maritime Patrol Squadron

VPCN: Virtual Personal Communications Networking

VPF: Vector Product Format

VPH: Video Phase History

VPK: Military Industrial Commission (FSU)

VPN: Voice Product Net

VQ: U.S. Naval Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

VR: Virtual Reality

VRD: Virtual Retinal Display

VRBM: Variable-Range Ballistic Missile

VRHS: VIDMAR Robotic Hoist System

VRIT: Volume Reduced Imagery Transmission

VSAT: (1) Very Small Aperture Satellite Terminal; (2) Very Small Aperture Terminals

VSO: Vault Security Officer


V/STOL: Vertical/Short Takeoff & Landing

VSWING: Anti-Submarine Wing

VT: (1) Variable Time (Fuse); (2) Video Terminal

VTA: Military Transport Aviation (FSU)

VTB: Video Telebroadcasting

VTC: (1) Video Teleconferencing; (2) Video Telegraph

VTOL: Vertical Takeoff and Landing

VTR: Tracked Recovery Vehicle

VTS: Vandenberg Tracking Station

VTT: Video Teletraining

VULREP: Vulnerability Report

VVS: FSU Air Forces

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