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AMEMB
American Embassy

AMF(L)
ACE Mobile Force (Land) (NATO)

AMH
automated message handler

AMIO
alien migrant interdiction operations

AMMO
ammunition

AMOCC
air mobility operations control center

AMOG
air mobility operations group

AMOPES
Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System

AMOPS
Army mobilization and operations planning system; Army mobilization operations system

AMOS
air mobility operations squadron

AMP
amplifier; anaylsis of mobility platform

AMPE
automated message processing exchange

AMPN
amplification

AMPSSO
Automated Message Processing System Security Office (or Officer)

AMRAAM
advanced medium-range air-to-air missile

AMS
air mobility squadron; Army management structure; Asset Management System

AMSS
air mobility support squadron

AMVER
automated mutual-assistance vessel rescue system

AMW
air mobility wing; amphibious warfare

AN
alphanumeric; analog nonsecure

ANCA
Allied Naval Communications Agency

ANDVT
advanced narrowband digital voice terminal

ANG
Air National Guard

A/NM
administrative/network management

ANMCC
Alternate National Military Command Center

ANN
assign NNX routing

ANR
Alaskan NORAD Region

ANSI
American National Standards Institute

ANX
assign NNXX routing

ANY
assign NYX routing

ANZUS
Australia-New Zealand-United States Treaty

AO
action officer; administration officer; air officer; area of operations; aviation ordnance person

AO&M
administration, operation, and maintenance

AOA
amphibious objective area

AOB
advanced operations base; aviation operations branch

AOC
aerospace operations center; Army operations center

AOCC
air operations control center

AOC-E
Aviation Operations Center-East (USCS)

AOCU
analog orderwire control unit

AOC-W
Aviation Operations Center-West (USCS)

AOD
on-line diagnostic

AOF
azimuth of fire

AOI
area of interest

AOL
area of limitation

AOP
air operations plan; area of probability

AOR
area of responsibility

AOS
area of separation

AOSS
aviation ordnance safety supervisor

AP
average power

APA
Army pre-positioned afloat

APC
aerial port commander; armored personnel carrier; assign preprogrammed conference list

APCC
aerial port control center; alternate processing and correlation center

APF
afloat pre-positioning force

APG
aimpoint graphic

APIC
allied press information center

APO
afloat pre-positioning operations; Army Post Office

APOD
aerial port of debarkation

APOE
aerial port of embarkation

APORT
aerial port

APORTSREP
air operations bases report

APPS
analytical photogrammetric positioning system

APR
assign primary zone routing

APS
aerial port squadron; afloat pre-positioning ship; Army pre-positioned stocks

APU
auxiliary power unit

AR
air refueling; Army Regulation; Army reserve

ARB
alternate recovery base; assign receive bypass lists

ARBS
angle rate bombing system

ARC
air Reserve Components; American (National) Red Cross

ARCENT
United States Army Central Command

ARCP
air refueling control point

ARCT
air refueling control team; air refueling control time

ARDF
automatic radio direction finding

AREC
air resource element coordinator

ARFOR
Army forces

ARG
amphibious ready group

ARGO
automatic ranging grid overlay

ARINC
Aeronautical Radio Incorporated

ARIP
air refueling initiation point

ARL-M
airborne reconnaissance low-multifunction

ARM
antiradiation missiles

ARNG
Army National Guard

ARP
air refueling point

ARPERCEN
United States Army Reserve Personnel Center

ARQ
automatic request-repeat

ARRC
Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps (NATO)

ARRDATE
arrival date

ARS
air rescue service

ARSOA
Army special operations aviation

ARSOC
Army special operations component

ARSOF
Army special operations forces

ARSOTF
Army special operations task force

ARSPACE
Army Space Command

ARSPOC
Army space operations center

ART
air reserve technician

ARTCC
air route traffic control center

ARTS III
Automated Radar Tracking System

ARTYMET
artillery meteorological

AS
analog secure; aviation ship

A/S
anti-spoofing

ASA
automatic spectrum analyzer

ASAP
as soon as possible

ASARS
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System

ASAS
All Source Analysis System

ASAT
antisatellite weapon

ASB
naval advanced support base

ASBP
Armed Services Blood Program

ASBPO
Armed Services Blood Program Office

ASC
acting service chief; Aeronautical Systems Center; Air Systems Command; assign switch classmark; Automatic Digital Network switching center

ASCC
Air Standardization Coordinating Committee; Army Service component command

ASCIET
all Services combat identification evaluation team

ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASCS
air support control section

ASD(A&L)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Logistics)

ASD(C)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

ASD(C3I)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence)

ASD(FM&P)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel)

ASD(FMP)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management Policy)

ASD(HA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)

ASDI
analog simple data interface

ASDIA
All-Source Document Index

ASD(ISA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)

ASD(ISP)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy)

ASD(LA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)

ASD(P&L)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Production and Logistics)

ASD(PA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

ASD(PA&E)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation)

ASD(RA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs)

ASD(RSA)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Regional Security Affairs)

ASD(S&R)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Strategy and Requirements)

ASD(SO/LIC)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict)

ASE
aircraft survivability equipment; automated stabilization equipment

ASF
aeromedical staging facility

ASG
area support group

ASI
assign and display switch initialization

ASIF
Airlift Support Industrial Fund

ASL
allowable supply list; archipelagic sea lane; assign switch locator (SL) routing; authorized stockage list (Army)

ASM
armored scout mission; automated scheduling message

ASMD
antiship missile defense

ASO
air support operations

ASOC
air support operations center

ASOFDTG
as of date/time group

ASPA
American Service-Members' Protection Act

ASPP
acquisition systems protection program

ASPPO
Armed Service Production Planning Office

ASR
available supply rate

ASSETREP
transportation assets report

AST
assign secondary traffic channels

ASTS
aeromedical staging squadron

ASW
antisubmarine warfare; average surface wind

ASWBPL
Armed Services Whole Blood Processing Laboratories

ASWC
antisubmarine warfare commander

AT
annual training; antiterrorism

At
total attainable search area

ATA
Airlift Tanker Association; airport traffic area

ATAC
antiterrorism alert center (Navy)

ATACC
advanced tactical air command center

ATACMS
Army Tactical Missile System

ATACO
air tactical actions control officer

ATACS
Army Tactical Communications System

ATAF
Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO)

ATBM
antitactical ballistical missile

ATC
air target chart; Air Threat Conference; air traffic control; air transportable clinic (USAF)

ATCA
Allied Tactical Communications Agency

ATCAA
air traffic control assigned airspace

ATCALS
air traffic control and landing system

ATCC
air traffic control center; Antiterrorism Coordinating Committee

ATCRBS
Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System

ATCS
air traffic control section

ATDL1
Army tactical data link 1

ATDLS
Advanced Tactical Data Link System

ATDM
adaptive time division multiplexer

ATDS
airborne tactical data system

ATF
Advanced Targeting FLIR; amphibious task force; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (TREAS)

AT/FP
antiterrorism/force protection

ATG
amphibious task group; assign trunk group cluster

ATGM
antitank guided missile; antitank guided munition

ATH
air transportable hospital; assign thresholds

ATHS
Airborne Target Handover System

ATM
advanced trauma management; air target material; assign traffic metering

ATMCT
air terminal movement control team

ATMP
Air Target Materials Program

ATN
assign thresholds

ATO
air tasking order

ATOC
air tactical operations center; air terminal operations center

ATOCONF
air tasking order/confirmation

ATP
Allied tactical publication

ATR
attrition reserve

ATS
air traffic service; assign terminal service

ATSD(AE)
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy)

ATSD(IO)
Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Intelligence Oversight)

ATT
assign terminal type

ATTU
air transportable treatment unit

AUEL
automated unit equipment list

AUG
application user group

AUIC
active duty unit identification code

AUTODIN
Automatic Digital Network

AUTOSEVOCOM
Automatic Secure Voice Communications Network

AUX
auxiliary

AV
air vehicle

AV-8
Harrier

AVDTG
analog via digital trunk group

AVGAS
aviation gasoline

AVIM
aviation intermediate maintenance

AVL
assign variable location

AVOU
analog voice orderwire unit

AVOW
analog voice orderwire

AVS
audiovisual squadron

AVUM
aviation unit maintenance

AV/VI
audiovisual/visual information

AW
acoustic warfare; air warfare

AWACS
Airborne Warning and Control System

AWADS
adverse weather aerial delivery system

AWC
air warfare commander

AWCAP
airborne weapons corrective action program

AWCCM
acoustic warfare counter-countermeasures

AWCM
acoustic warfare countermeasures

AWDS
automated weather distribution system

AWN
Automated Weather Network

AWOL
absent without leave

AWS
Air Weather Service

AWSE
armament weapons support equipment

AWSIM
air warfare simulation model

AWSR
Air Weather Service regulation

AXP
ambulance exchange point

AXX
assign XXX routing

AZR
assign zone restriction lists

 
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