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U.S. Military Abbreviations & Acronyms:  W

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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W: (1) A W prefix to any ship type designates it as subordinated to a quasi-military force;

      (2) Watt

WABNRES: WWMCCS Airborne Resources

WAC: (1) World Aeronautical Chart; (2) World Area Code

WADS: West Air Defense Sector

WAG: World Area Grid

W-CIOC: Wartime Combined Intelligence Operations Center

WAM: WWMCCS ADP Modernization

WAN: Wide-Area Network

WARC: World Administrative Radio Conference

WARLOG: Wartime Logistics

WARM: Wartime Reserve Mode

WAS: Wide-Area Search

WASAS: Weekly All-Source Algerian Situation Report

WASHFAX: Washington Area Secure Facsimile System

WASP: War Air Service Program

WARSIM: War Simulation

WASS: Wide-Area Surveillance System

WASSO: WWMCCS ADP System Security Officer

WATCHCON: Watch Condition

WATS: Wide Area Telecommunications System

WAWS: Washington Area Wideband System

WB: Wideband

WBIS: Wideband Intercept System

WBMS: Wideband Measurement System

WBST: Wideband Subscriber Terminals

WC: (1) Weather Center; (2) Weapon Control

WCCS: Wing Command and Control System

WCG: Workstation Computer Graphics

WDCS: Weapons Data Correlation System

WE: Weather Element

WEBE: Western European Basic Encyclopedia

WECON: Weather Control

WEFAX: Weather Facsimile

WES: WWMCCS Entry System

WESS: Weather Environmental Support System

WESTLANT: Western Atlantic Area (NATO)

WESTPAC/WPAC: Western Pacific

WESTLCF: WES Teleconferencing System

WETM: Cadre Weather Team

WEU: West European Union

WFC: World Food Council

WFOV: Wide Field of View

WFP: World Food Program

WG: (1) Wing; (2) Working Group

WGS: World Geodetic System

WH:White House

WHCA: White House Communications Agency

WHD: Western Hemisphere Defense

WHO: World Health Organization

WHQ: War Headquarters

WHSR: White House Situation Room

WIA: Wounded in Action

WIC: Worldwide Intelligence Conference

WICP: Wing Initial Communications Package

WICS: Worldwide Intelligence Communications System

WIDARSURV: Wide-Area Surveillance

WIFC: Wallops Island Flight Center

WIG: Wing-in-Ground Effect

WIMS: Warning and Indications Monitoring System

WIN: (1) WWMCCS Intercomputer Network; (2) WWMCCS Interconnected Network

WINCO: Warning Intelligence Non-Commissioned Officer

WINCS: WWMCCS Information Network Communications System

WINE: Warning and Indications in Europe

WINK: Warning in Korea

WINTEX: Winter Exercise

WIP: Weekly Intelligence Production Listing

WIR: Weekly Intelligence Review

WIS: (1) Weekly Intelligence Summary; (2) WWMCCS Information System;

         (3) Weaponeering Information Sheet

WISE: Warning Indicators System Europe

WISP: (1) Warning Improvement Study Plan; (2) Wartime Information Security Program;

           (3) Worldwide Intelligence Support Program

WISS: WESTCOM Intelligence Support System

WMD: (1) Western Military District; (2) Weapons of Mass Destruction

WMTR: Western Missile Test Range

WN: Warning-Intelligence Sources and Methods Involved

WNA: Would Not Answer

WN/WNINTEL: Warning Notice-Intelligence Sources and Methods Involved

WNY: Washington Navy Yard

WO: (1) Washington Office; (2) Warrant Officer

W/OAP: With Offset Aim Point

WOC: Wing Operations Center

WORM: Write Once/Read Many

WP: (1) Warsaw Pact; (2) Word Processing

WPAC: West PAC

WPC: (1) Warsaw Pact Countries; (2) Word Processing Center; (3) World Peace Council

WPM: Words Per Minute

Wpn: Weapon

WPNS: Weapons

WPNVG: Waterproof Night Vision Goggles

WPRS: War Powers Reporting System

WR: (1) Weapon Radius; (2) Western Range

WRA: Weapon Release Authority

WRM: War Reserve Materiel

WRMS: War Reserve Materiel Stocks

WRNC: Washington National Records Center

WRS: (1) Weapons Recommendation Sheet; (2) War Reserve Stocks

WRSA: War Reserve Stocks for Allies

WRSK: War Readiness Spares Kits

WS: (1) Workstation; (2) Weather Squadron; (3) Weapons School

WSAP: (1) Weapons System Acquisition Program; (2) White Anglo-Saxon Protestant

WSEP: Weapon System Evaluation Program

WSI: Weapons School of Intelligence

WSI/L: War Supporting Industries and Logistics

WSMC: Western Space and Missile Center

WSMR: White Sands Missile Range

WSS: Workfile Support System

WSSIC: Weapon and Space Systems Intelligence Committee

WTM: World Target Mosaic

WTO: (1) Warsaw Treaty Organization; (2) World Treaty Organization

WVRD: World Vision Relief and Development, Inc.

WWABNCP: Worldwide Airborne Command Post

WWCT: Worldwide Color TV

WWDMS: WWMCCS Data Base Management System

WWHFIBSN: Worldwide High Frequency Interlocking Base Station Network

WWIMS: Worldwide Warning Indicator Monitoring System

WWMCCS: Worldwide Military Command and Control System(s)

WWSVCS: Worldwide Secure Voice Conferencing System

WWW: Worldwide Web

WX: Weather

WXFCST: Weather Forecast

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