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H&I
harassing and interdicting

H&S
headquarters and service

HA
holding area; humanitarian assistance

HAARS
high-altitude airdrop resupply system

HAB
high altitude burst

HAC
helicopter aircraft commander

HACC
humanitarian assistance coordination center

HAHO
high-altitude high-opening parachute technique

HALO
high-altitude low-opening parachute technique

HAP
humanitarian assistance program

HARM
high-speed antiradiation missile

HARP
high altitude release point

HAST
humanitarian assistance survey team

HATR
hazardous air traffic report

HAZ
hazardous cargo

HAZMAT
hazardous materials

HB
heavy boat

HCA
humanitarian and civic assistance

HCAS
hostile casualty

HCL
hydrochloride

HCO
helicopter control officer

HCP
hardcopy printer

HCS
helicopter combat support (Navy); helicopter control station; helicopter coordination section

HD
a mustard agent; harmonic distortion; homeland defense

HDC
harbor defense commander; helicopter direction center

HDCU
harbor defense command unit

HDPLX
half duplex

HE
heavy equipment; high explosive

HEAT
helicopter external air transport; high explosive antitank

HEC
helicopter element coordinator

HEFOE
hydraulic electrical fuel oxygen engine

HEI
high explosives incendiary

HEL-H
heavy helicopter

HEL-L
light helicopter

HEL-M
medium helicopter

HELO
helicopter

HEMP
high-altitude electromagnetic pulse

HEMTT
heavy expanded mobile tactical truck

HEO
highly elliptical orbit

HERF
hazards of electromagnetic radiation to fuel

HERO
electromagnetic radiation hazards; hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance

HERP
hazards of electromagnetic radiation to personnel

HET
heavy equipment transporter

HF
high frequency

HFDF
high frequency direction-finding

HFRB
high frequency regional broadcast

HH
homing pattern

HHD
headquarters and headquarters detachment

H-hour
seaborne assault landing hour; specific time an operation or exercise begins

HICAP
high-capacity firefighting foam station

HIDACZ
high-density airspace control zone

HIDTA
high-intensity drug trafficking area

HIFR
helicopter in-flight refueling

HIMAD
high to medium altitude air defense

HIMEZ
high-altitude missile engagement zone

HIRSS
hover infrared suppressor subsystem

HIV
human immuno-deficiency virus

HJ
crypto key change

HLPS
heavy-lift pre-position ship

HLZ
helicopter landing zone

HM
hazardous material

HMA
humanitarian mine action

HMH
Marine heavy helicopter squadron

HMIS
Hazardous Material Information System

HMLA
Marine light/attack helicopter squadron

HMM
Marine medium helicopter squadron

HMMWV
high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle

HMW
health, morale, and welfare

HN
host nation

HNS
host-nation support

HNSA
host-nation support agreement

HNSCC
host-nation support coordination cell

HOB
height of burst

HOC
human intelligence operations cell; humanitarian operations center

HOCC
humanitarian operations coordination center

HOD
head of delegation

HOGE
hover out of ground effect

HOIS
hostile intelligence service

HOM
head of mission

HOSTAC
helicopter operations from ships other than aircraft carriers (USN publication)

HOTPHOTOREP
hot photo interpretation report

HPA
high power amplifier

HPMSK
high priority mission support kit

HPT
high-payoff target

HPTL
high-payoff target list

HQ
HAVE QUICK; headquarters

HQCOMDT
headquarters commandant

HQDA
Headquarters, Department of the Army

HQFM-net
HAVE QUICK frequency modulation net

HQFMT-net
HAVE QUICK frequency modulation training net

HQMC
Headquarters, Marine Corps

HR
helicopter request

HRJTF
humanitarian relief joint task force

HRO
humanitarian relief organizations

HRP
high-risk personnel

HRS
horizon reference system

HRT
hostage rescue team

HS
helicopter antisubmarine warfare squadron (Navy); homing single-unit

HSB
high speed boat

HSD
human intelligence support detachment

HSE
headquarters support element; human intelligence support element

HSEP
hospital surgical expansion package (USAF)

HSI
hyperspectral imagery

HSLS
health service logistic support

HSM
humanitarian service medal

HSPR
high speed pulse restorer

HSS
health service support

HSSDB
high speed serial data buffer

HST
helicopter support team

HT
hatch team

HTERRCAS
hostile terrorist casualty

HTG
hard target graphic

HTH
high test hypochlorite

HU
hospital unit

HUD
head-up display

HUMINT
human intelligence; human resources intelligence

HUMRO
humanitarian relief operation

HUS
hardened unique storage

HVAA
high value airborne asset

HVAC
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

HVAC
heating, ventilation, and air conditioning

HVT
high-value target

HW
hazardous waste

HWM
high water mark

Hz
hertz    

 
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