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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 utomated 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 omponent 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 upport 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 Force Component 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 perations 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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