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A
analog

A&P
administrative and personnel

A2C2
Army airspace command and control

A-3
Operations Directorate (COMAFFOR)

A-5
Plans Directorate (COMAFFOR)

AA
assessment agent; avenue of approach

AAA
antiaircraft artillery; arrival and assembly area; assign alternate area

AAAS
amphibious aviation assault ship

AABB
American Association of Blood Banks

AABFS
amphibious assault bulk fuel system

AABWS
amphibious assault bulk water system

AACG
arrival airfield control group

AADC
area air defense commander

AADP
area air defense plan

AAFES
Army and Air Force Exchange Service

AAFIF
automated air facility information file

AAFS
amphibious assault fuel system

AAFSF
amphibious assault fuel supply facility

AAGS
Army air-ground system

AAI
air-to-air interface

AAM
air-to-air missile

AAMDC
Army air and missile defense command

AAOE
arrival and assembly operations element

AAOG
arrival and assembly operations group

AAP
Allied administrative publication; assign alternate parent

AAR
after action report; after action review

AAT
automatic analog test; aviation advisory team

AAU
analog applique unit

AAV
amphibious assault vehicle

AAW
antiair warfare

AB
airbase

ABCA
American, British, Canadian, Australian Armies Standardization Program

ABCS
Army Battle Command System

ABD
airbase defense

ABFC
advanced base functional component

ABFDS
aerial bulk fuel delivery system

ABFS
amphibious bulk fuel system

ABGD
air base ground defense

ABL
airborne laser

ABM
antiballistic missile

ABN
airborne

ABNCP
Airborne Command Post

ABO
air base operability; blood typing system

A/C
aircraft

AC
Active component; aircraft commander; alternating current

AC-130
Hercules

ACA
airlift clearance authority; airspace control authority; airspace coordination area

ACAA
automatic chemical agent alarm

ACAPS
area communications electronics capabilities

ACB
amphibious construction battalion

ACC
Air Combat Command; air component commander; area coordination center

ACCE
air component coordination element

ACCON
acoustic condition

ACCS
air command and control system

ACCSA
Allied Communications and Computer Security Agency

ACDO
assistant command duty officer

ACE
airborne command element (USAF); air combat element (NATO); Allied Command Europe; aviation combat element Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF)

ACEOI
Automated Communications-Electronics Operating Instructions

ACF
air contingency force

ACI
assign call inhibit

ACIC
Army Counterintelligence Center

ACINT
acoustic intelligence

ACK
acknowledgement

ACL
access control list; allowable cabin load

ACLANT
Allied Command Atlantic

ACM
advanced conventional munitions; advanced cruise missile; air combat maneuver; air contingency Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF); airspace coordinating measure

ACMREQ
airspace control means request

ACN
assign commercial network

ACO
airspace control order

ACOC
area communications operations center

ACOCC
air combat operations command center

ACP
air commander's pointer; airspace control plan; Allied Communications Publication; assign common pool

ACR
armored cavalry regiment (Army); assign channel reassignment

ACS
agile combat support; air-capable ship; airspace control system; auxiliary crane ship

ACSA
acquisition and cross-servicing agreement; Allied Communications Security Agency

AC/S, C4I
Assistant Chief of Staff, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (USMC)

ACT
activity

ACU
assault craft unit

ACV
aircraft cockpit video; air cushion vehicle; armored combat vehicle

ACW
advanced conventional weapons

A/D
analog-to-digital

AD
active duty; advanced deployability; air defense; automatic distribution; priority add-on

ADA
air defense artillery

A/DACG
arrival/departure airfield control group

ADAL
authorized dental allowance list

ADAMS
Allied Deployment and Movement System

ADANS
Air Mobility Command Deployment Analysis System

ADC
air defense commander; area damage control

ADCAP
advanced capability

A/DCG
arrival/departure control group

ADCI/MS
Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support

ADCON
administrative control

ADD
assign on-line diagnostic

ADDO
Assistant Deputy Director for Operations

ADDO(MS)
Assistant Deputy Director for Operations/Military Support

ADE
air defense emergency; assign digit editing

ADF
automatic direction finding

ADIZ
air defense identification zone

ADKC/RCU
Automatic Key Distribution Center/Rekeying Control Unit

ADL
advanced distributed learning; armistice demarcation line; assign XX (SL) routing

ADMIN
administration

ADN
Allied Command Europe desired ground zero number

ADNET
anti-drug network

ADOC
air defense operations center

ADP
air defense plan; automated data process(ing)

ADPE
automated data processing equipment

ADPS
automatic data processing system

ADR
accident data recorder; aircraft damage repair; armament delivery recording

ADRA
Adventist Development and Relief Agency

ADS
air defense section; amphibian discharge site

ADSIA
Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency

ADSW
active duty for special work

ADT
active duty for training; assign digital transmission group; automatic digital tester

ADVON
advanced echelon

ADZ
amphibious defense zone

AE
aeromedical evacuation; assault echelon; attenuation equalizer

AECA
Arms Export Control Act

AECC
aeromedical evacuation coordination center

AECM
aeromedical evacuation crew member

AECT
aeromedical evacuation control team

AEF
aerospace expeditionary force

AEG
aerospace expeditionary group

AELT
aeromedical evacuation liaison team

AEOS
aeromedical evacuation operations squadron

AEOT
aeromedical evacuation operations team

AEPS
aircrew escape propulsion system

AES
aeromedical evacuation squadron; aeromedical evacuation system

AETC
Air Education and Training Command

AETF
air and space expeditionary task force

A/ETF
automated/electronic target folder

AEU
assign essential user bypass

AEW
airborne early warning; air expeditionary wing

AEW&C
airborne early warning and control

AF
amphibious force

AFAARS
Air Force After Action Reporting System

AFAOC
Air Force air and space operations center

AFARN
Air Force air request net

AFATDS
Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

AFB
Air Force base

AFC
area frequency coordinator; automatic frequency control

AFCA
Air Force Communications Agency

AFCAP
Air Force contract augmentation program; Armed Forces contract augmentation program

AFCC
Air Force Component Commander

AFCCC
Air Force Combat Climatology Center

AFCENT
Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO)

AFCERT
Air Force computer emergency response team

AFCESA
Air Force Civil Engineering Support Agency

AFCS
automatic flight control system

AFD
assign fixed directory

AFDC
Air Force Doctrine Center

AFDD
Air Force doctrine document

AFDIGS
Air Force digital graphics system

AFDIS
Air Force Weather Agency Dial In Subsystem

AF/DP
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, United States Air Force

AFEES
Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station

AFFIS
Air Facilities File Information System

AFFMA
Air Force Frequency Management Agency

AFFOR
Air Force forces

AFH
Air Force handbook

AFI
Air Force instruction

AFID
anti-fratricide identification device

AF/IL
Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, USAF

AFIRB
Armed Forces Identification Review Board

AFIS
American Forces Information Service

AFIWC
Air Force Information Warfare Center

AFJMAN
Air Force Joint Manual

AFLC
Air Force Logistics Command

AFLE
Air Force liaison element

AFLNO
Air Force liaison officer

AFMAN
Air Force manual

AFMC
Air Force Materiel Command

AFMD
Air Force Mission Directive

AFME
Armed Forces medical examiner

AFMIC
Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center

AFMLO
Air Force Medical Logistics Office

AFMS
Air Force Medical Service

AFNORTH
Allied Forces Northern Europe (NATO)

AFNORTHWEST
Allied Forces North West Europe (NATO)

AFNSEP
Air Force National Security and Emergency Preparedness Agency

AFOE
assault follow-on echelon

AFOSI
Air Force Office of Special Investigations

AFPAM
Air Force pamphlet

AFPC
Air Force Personnel Center

AFPD
Air Force policy directive

AFPEO
Armed Forces Professional Entertainment Overseas

AFR
Air Force Reserve; assign frequency for network reporting

AFRC
Air Force Reserve Command; Armed Forces Recreation Center

AFRCC
Air Force rescue coordination center

AFRRI
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

AFRTS
Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

AFS
aeronautical fixed service

AFSATCOM
Air Force satellite communications (system)

AFSC
Armed Forces Staff College; United States Air Force specialty code

AFSOB
Air Force special operations base

AFSOC
Air Force Special Operations Command; Air Force special operations component

AFSOCC
Air Force special operations control center

AFSOD
Air Force special operations detachment

AFSOE
Air Force special operations element

AFSOF
Air Force special operations forces

AFSOUTH
Allied Forces, South (NATO)

AFSPACE
United States Space Command Air Force

AFSPC
Air Force Space Command

AFSPOC
Air Force Space Operations Center

AFTAC
Air Force Technical Applications Center

AFTH
Air Force Theater Hospital

AFTN
Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunications Network

AFTO
Air Force technical order

AFTTP
Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures; Air Force technical training publication

AFW
Air Force Weather

AFWA
Air Force Weather Agency

AFWCF
Air Force working capital fund

AFWIN
Air Force Weather Information Network

AF/XO
Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Operations, United States Air Force

AF/XOI
Air Force Director of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance

AF/XOO
Director of Operations, United States Air Force

A/G
air to ground

AG
adjutant general (Army)

AGARD
Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development

AGCCS
Army Global Command and Control System

AGE
aerospace ground equipment

AGIL
airborne general illumination lightself

AGL
above ground level

AGM-28A
Hound Dog

AGM-65
Maverick

AGM-69
short range attack missile

AGR
Active Guard and Reserve

AHA
alert holding area

AI
airborne interceptor; air interdiction; area of interest

AIA
Air Intelligence Agency

AIASA
annual integrated assessment for security assistance

AIC
air intercept controller; assign individual compressed dial; Atlantic Intelligence Command

AICF/USA
Action Internationale Contre La Faim (International Action Against Hunger)

AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AIF
automated installation intelligence file

AIFA
AAFES Imprest Fund Activity

AIG
addressee indicator group

AIIRS
automated intelligence information reporting system

AIK
assistance in kind

AIM
Airman's Information Manual

AIM-54A
Phoenix

AIM-7
Sparrow

AIM-9
Sidewinder

AIMD
aircraft intermediate maintenance department

AIQC
antiterrorism instructor qualification course

AIRBAT
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Requirements-Based Allocation Tool

AIRCENT
Allied Air Forces Central Europe (NATO)

AIRES
advanced imagery requirements exploitation system

AIREVACCONFIRM
air evacuation confirmation

AIREVACREQ
air evacuation request

AIREVACRESP
air evacuation response

AIRNORTHWEST
Allied Air Forces North West Europe (NATO)

AIRREQRECON
air request reconnaissance

AIRSOUTH
Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (NATO)

AIRSUPREQ
air support request

AIS
automated information system

AIT
aeromedical isolation team; automated identification technology

AIU
Automatic Digital Network Interface Unit

AJ
anti-jam

AJBPO
Area Joint Blood Program Office

AJCC
alternate joint communications center

AJ/CM
anti-jam control modem

AJF
allied joint force

AJFP
adaptive joint force packaging

AJMRO
area joint medical regulating office

AJNPE
airborne joint nuclear planning element

AJP
Allied Joint Publication

AK
commercial cargo ship

AKNLDG
acknowledge message

ALCC
airlift control center; airlift coordination cell

ALCE
airlift control element

ALCF
airlift control flight

ALCG
analog line conditioning group

ALCM
air launched cruise missile

ALCOM
United States Alaskan Command

ALCON
all concerned

ALCS
airlift control squadron

ALCT
airlift control team

ALD
accounting line designator; airborne laser designator; available-to-load date

ALE
airlift liaison element

ALERFA
alert phase (ICAO)

ALERT
attack and launch early reporting to theater

ALLOREQ
allocation request

ALLTV
all light level television

ALMSNSCD
airlift mission schedule

ALNOT
alert notice; search and rescue alert notice

ALO
air liaison officer

ALOC
air lines of communications

ALORD
alert launch order

ALP
Allied Logistic Publication

ALSA
Air Land Sea Application (Center)

ALSS
advanced logistic support site

ALTRV
altitude reservation

ALTTSC
alternate Tomahawk strike coordinator

A/M
approach and moor

AM
amplitude modulation

AMAL
authorized medical allowance list

AMB
air mobility branch; ambassador

AMBUS
ambulance bus

AMC
airborne mission commander; Air Mobility Command; Army Materiel Command: midpoint compromise search area

AMCC
allied movement coordination center; alternate military command center

AMCIT
American citizen

AMCM
airborne mine countermeasures

AMCT
air mobility control team

AMD
air mobility division

AME
air mobility element; antenna mounted electronics

AMEDD
Army Medical Department

AMEDDCS
U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School

AMEDDCS
U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School

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