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F
flare patterns; flash

FA
feasibility assessment; field artillery

FAA
Federal Aviation Administration; Foreign Assistance Act

FAAR
facilitated after-action review

FAC
forward air controller

FAC(A)
forward air controller (airborne)

FACSFAC
fleet area control and surveillance facility

FAD
feasible arrival date; force activity designator

FAE
fuel air explosive

FALD
Field Administration and Logistics Division

FAM
functional area manager

FAMP
forward area minefield planning

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization (UN); foreign area officer

FAPES
Force Augmentation Planning and Execution System

FAR
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Aviation Regulation

FARP
forward arming and refueling point

FAS
Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA); frequency assignment subcommittee; fueling at sea; functional account symbol

FASCAM
family of scatterable mines

FAX
facsimile

FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBIS
Foreign Broadcast Information Service

FC
field circular; floating causeway; floating craft; force commander

FCA
functional configuration audit

FCC
Federal Communications Commission

FCE
forward command element

FCG
foreign clearance guide

FCO
Federal coordinating officer

FCP
fire control party

FCT
firepower control team

FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FDBM
functional database manager

FDC
fire direction center

FDESC
force description

FDL
fast deployment logistics

FDLP
flight deck landing practice

FDM
frequency division multiplexing

FDO
fire direction officer; flexible deterrent option; flight deck officer

FDR/FA
flight data recorder/fault analyzer

FDS
fault detection system

FDSL
fixed directory subscriber list

FDSS
fault detection subsystem

FDSSS
flight deck status and signaling system

FDUL
fixed directory unit list

FDX
full duplex

FE
facilities engineering

FEA
front-end analysis

FEBA
forward edge of the battle area

FEC
forward error correction

FED-STD
federal standard

FEK
frequency exchange keying

FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEP
fleet satellite (FLTSAT) extremely high frequency (EHF) package

FEPP
federal excess personal property; foreign excess personal property

FEST
foreign emergency support team

FEU
forty-foot equivalent unit

FEZ
fighter engagement zone

FF
navy fast frigate

Ff
fatigue correction factor

FFA
free-fire area

FFC
force fires coordinator

FFCC
flight ferry control center; force fires coordination center

FFD
foundation feature data

FFE
fire for effect; flame field expedients

FFG
guided missile frigate

FFH
fast frequency hopping

FFH-net
fast-frequency-hopping net

FFHT-net
fast-frequency-hopping training net

FFP
fresh frozen plasma

FFTU
forward freight terminal unit

FG
fighter group

FGMDSS
Future Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

FGS
final governing standards

FH
fleet hospital

FHA
Bureau for Food and Humanitarian Assistance; foreign humanitarian assistance

F-hour
effective time of announcement by the Secretary of Defense to the Military Departments of a decision to mobilize Reserve units

FHP
force health protection

FHWA
Federal Highway Administration

FIA
functional interoperability architecture

FIC
force indicator code

FID
foreign internal defense

FIDAF
foreign internal defense augmentation force

FIE
fly-in echelon

FIFO
first-in-first-out

FIR
first-impressions report; flight information region

FIRCAP
foreign intelligence requirements capabilities and priorities

FIS
flight information service; Foreign Intelligence Service

FISC
fleet and industrial supply center

FISINT
foreign instrumentation signals intelligence

FISS
foreign intelligence security service

FIST
fire support team; fleet imagery support terminal

FIWC
fleet information warfare center

FIXe
navigational fix error

FLAR
forward-looking airborne radar

FLENUMMETOCCEN
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center

FLENUMMETOCDET
Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Detachment

FLETC
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

FLIP
flight information publication; flight instruction procedures

FLIR
forward-looking infrared

FLO/FLO
float-on/float-off

FLOLS
fresnel lens optical landing system

FLOT
forward line of own troops

FLP
force level planning

FLS
forward logistic site

FLSG
force logistic support group

FLTSAT
fleet satellite

FLTSATCOM
fleet satellite communications

FM
field manual (Army); financial management; flare multiunit; force module; frequency modulation; functional manager

FMA-net
frequency management A-net

FMAS
foreign media analysis subsystem

FMC
force movement characteristics; full mission-capable

FMCC
force movement control center (USMC)

FMCH
fleet multichannel

FMCR
Fleet Marine Corps Reserve

FMF
Fleet Marine Force

FMFP
foreign military financing program

FMID
force module identifier

FMO
frequency management office

FMP
force module package

FMS
force module subsystem; foreign military sales

FMSC
frequency management sub-committee

FMT-net
frequency management training net

FNMOC
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanographic Center

FNOC
Fleet Numerical Oceanographic Command

FNS
foreign nation support

FO
fiber optic; flash override; forward observer

FOB
forward operating base; forward operations base

FOC
full operational capability

FOD
field operations division; foreign object damage

FOFW
fiber optic field wire

FOI
fault detection isolation

FOIA
Freedom of Information Act

FOIU
fiber optic interface unit

FOL
fiber optic link; forward operating location

FON
freedom of navigation (operations)

FORSCOM
United States Army Forces Command

FORSTAT
force status and identity report

FOS
full operational status

FOT
follow-on operational test

FOUO
for official use only

FOV
field of view

FP
firing point; force protection; frequency panel

FPA
foreign policy advisor

FPC
field press censorship; final planning conference

FPD
foreign post differential

FPF
final protective fire

FPM
Federal personnel manual

FPS
force protection source

FPTS
forward propagation by tropospheric scatter

FR
final report; frequency response

FRA
Federal Railroad Administration (DOT)

FRAG
fragmentation code

FRAGORD
fragmentary order

FRD
formerly restricted data

FREQ
frequency

FRMAC
Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (DOE)

FRN
force requirement number

FROG
free rocket over ground

FRP
Federal response plan (USG)

FRRS
frequency resource record system

FS
fighter squadron; file separator; file server; flare single-unit

fs
search radius safety factor

FSA
fire support area

FSB
fire support base; forward staging base; forward support base; forward support battalion

FSC
fire support coordinator

FSCC
fire support coordination center

FSCL
fire support coordination line

FSCM
fire support coordinating measure

FSCOORD
fire support coodinator

FSE
fire support element

FSEM
fire support execution matrix

FSK
frequency shift key

FSN
foreign service national

FSO
fire support officer; flight safety officer; foreign service officer

FSS
fast sealift ships; fire support station; flight service station

FSSG
force service support group (USMC)

FSST
forward space support to theater

FST
fleet surgical team

FSU
former Soviet Union; forward support unit

FSW
feet of seawater

ft
feet; foot

ft3
cubic feet

FTC
Federal Trade Commission

FTCA
Foreign Tort Claims Act

FTP
file transfer protocol

FTRG
fleet tactical readiness group

FTS
Federal telecommunications system; Federal telephone service; file transfer service

FTU
field training unit; freight terminal unit

FTX
field training exercise

FUAC
functional area code

FUNCPLAN
functional plan

F/V
fishing vessel

Fv
aircraft speed correction factor

FVT
Force Validation Tool

FW
fighter wing; weather correction factor

FWD
forward

FWDA
friendly weapon danger area

FWF
former warring factions

FY
fiscal year

FYDP
Future Years Defense Program  

 
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