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M&S
modeling and simulation

M88A1
recovery vehicle

MA
master

mA
milliampere(s)

MAAG
military assistance advisory group

MAAP
master air attack plan

MACA
military assistance to civil authorities

MACB
multinational acquisition and contracting board

MACCS
Marine air command and control system

MACG
Marine air control group

MACOM
major command (Army)

MACP
mortuary affairs collection point

MACSAT
multiple access commercial satellite

MAD
Militärischer Abschirmdienst (military protection service); military air distress

MADCP
mortuary affairs decontamination collection point

MAEB
mean area of effectiveness for blast

MAEF
mean area of effectiveness for fragments

MAF
mobility air forces

MAFC
Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) all-source fusion center

MAG
Marine aircraft group

MAGTF
Marine air-ground task force

MAGTFACE
Marine air-ground task force aviation combat element

MAJCOM
major command (USAF)

MANFOR
manpower force packaging system

MANPADS
man-portable air defense system

MANPER
manpower and personnel module

MAP
Military Assistance Program; missed approach point; missed approach procedure

MAR
METOC assistance request

MARAD
Maritime Administration

MARCORMATCOM
Marine Corps Materiel Command

MARDIV
Marine division

MARFOR
Marine Corps forces

MARFOREUR
Marine Corps Forces, Europe

MARFORLANT
Marine Forces, Atlantic

MARFORPAC
Marine Forces, Pacific

MARINCEN
Maritime Intelligence Center

MARLO
Marine liaison officer

MAROP
marine operators

MARPOL
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MARS
Military Affiliate Radio System

MARSA
military assumes responsibility for separation of aircraft

MART
mobile Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) remote terminal

MASCAL
mass casualty

MASF
mobile aeromedical staging facility

MASH
mobile Army surgical hospital

MASINT
measurement and signature intelligence

MASLO
measurement and signature intelligence (MASINT) liaison officer

MAST
military assistance to safety and traffic; mobile ashore support terminal

MAT
medical analysis tool

MATCALS
Marine air traffic control and landing system

M/ATMP
Missiles/Air Target Materials Program

MAW
Marine aircraft wing

MAX
maximum

MAXORD
maximum ordinate

MB
medium boat; megabyte

MBA
main battle area

MBBLs
thousands of barrels

MBI
major budget issue

Mbps
megabytes per second

Mbs
megabits per second

MC
Military Committee (NATO); military community; mission-capable

MC-130
Combat Talon (I and II)

MCA
maximum calling area; military civic action; mission concept approval; movement control agency

MCAP
maximum calling area precedence

MCAS
Marine Corps air station

MCB
movement control battalion

MCBAT
medical chemical biological advisory team

MCC
Marine component commander; maritime component commander; master control center; military cooperation committee; military coordinating committee; mission control center; mobility control center; movement control center

MCCC
mobile consolidated command center

MCCDC
Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MCCISWG
military command, control, and information systems working group

MCD
medical crew director

MCDA
military and civil defense assets (UN)

MCDP
Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication

MCDS
modular cargo delivery system

MCEB
Military Communications-Electronics Board

MCEWG
Military Communications-Electronics Working Group

MCIA
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

MCIO
military criminal investigation organization

MCIP
military command inspection program

MCM
Manual for Courts-Martial; military classification manual; mine countermeasures

MCMG
Military Committee Meteorological Group (NATO)

MCMOPS
mine countermeasures operations

M/CM/S
mobility, countermobility, and/or survivability

MCO
Marine Corps order

MCOO
modified combined obstacle overlay

MCRP
Marine Corps reference publication

MCS
maneuver control system; Military Capabilities Study; mine countermeasures ship; modular causeway system

MCSF
mobile cryptologic support facility

MCT
movement control team

MCU
maintenance communications unit

MCW
modulated carrier wave

MCWP
Marine Corps Warfighting Publication

MCX
Marine Corps Exchange

M-DARC
military direct access radar channel

M-day
mobilization day; unnamed day on which mobilization of forces begins

MDCI
multidiscipline counterintelligence

MDF
Main Defense Forces (NATO); main distribution frame

MDITDS
migration defense intelligence threat data system; Modernized Defense Intelligence Threat Data System

MDR
medium data rate

MDRO
mission disaster response officer

MDS
Message Dissemination Subsystem; mission design series

MDSS II
Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) Deployment Support System II

MDSU
mobile diving and salvage unit

MDW
Military District of Washington

MDZ
maritime defense zone

MEA
munitions effect assessment; munitions effectiveness assessment

MEB
Marine expeditionary brigade

MEBU
mission essential backup

MEC
medium endurance cutter

MED
manipulative electronic deception

MEDCAP
medical civic action program

MEDCC
medical coordination cell

MEDCOM
US Army Medical Command

MEDEVAC
medical evacuation

MEDINT
medical intelligence

MEDLOG
medical logistics (USAF AIS)

MEDLOGCO
medical logistics company

MEDLOG JR
medical logistics, junior (USAF)

MEDMOB
Medical Mobilization Planning and Execution System

MEDNEO
medical noncombatant evacuation operation

MEDREGREP
medical regulating report

MEDRETE
medical readiness training exercise

MEDS
meteorological data system

MEDSOM
medical supply, optical, and maintenance unit

MEDSTAT
medical status

MEF
Marine expeditionary force

MEF(FWD)
Marine expeditionary force (forward)

MEFPAKA
manpower and equipment force packaging

MEL
maintenance expenditure limit; minimum equipment list

MEO
medium Earth orbit

MEP
mobile electric power

MEPCOM
military entrance processing command

MEPES
Medical Planning and Execution System

MEPRS
Military Entrance Processing and Reporting System

MERCO
merchant ship reporting and control

MERINT
merchant intelligence

MERSHIPS
merchant ships

MESAR
minimum-essential security assistance requirements

MET
medium equipment transporter; mobile environmental team

METAR
meteorological airfield report; meteorological aviation report

METARS
routine aviation weather report (roughly translated from French; international standard code format for hourly surface weather observations)

METCON
control of meteorological information (roughly translated from French); meteorological control (Navy)

METL
mission-essential task list

METMF
meteorological mobile facility

METMF(R)
meteorological mobile facility (replacement)

METOC
meteorological and oceanographic

METSAT
meteorological satellite

METT-T
mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available--time available

METT-TC
mission, enemy, terrain and weather, time, troops available and civilian

MEU
Marine expeditionary unit

MEU(SOC)
Marine expeditionary unit (special operations capable)

MEWSG
Multi-Service Electronic Warfare Support Group (NATO)

MEZ
missile engagement zone

MF
medium frequency; mobile facility; multi-frequency

MFC
Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Forecast Center; multinational force commander

MFDS
Modular Fuel Delivery System

MFE
manpower force element

MFFIMS
mass fatality field information management system

MFO
multinational force and observers

MFP
major force program

MFPF
minefield planning folder

MFS
multifunction switch

MGB
medium girder bridge

MGM
master group multiplexer

MGRS
military grid reference system

MGS
mobile ground system

MGT
management

MHC
management headquarters ceiling

MHE
materials handling equipment

MHW
mean high water

MHz
megahertz

MI
military intelligence; movement instructions

MIA
missing in action

MIB
Military Intelligence Board

MICAP
mission capable/mission capability

MICON
mission concept

MICRO-MICS
micro-medical inventory control system

MICRO-SNAP
micro-shipboard non-tactical automated data processing system

MIDB
modernized integrated database; modernized intelligence database

MIDDS-T
Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Integrated Data Display System-Tactical

MIF
maritime interception force

MIIDS/IDB
Military Intelligence Integrated Data System/Integrated Database

MIJI
meaconing, interference, jamming, and intrusion

MILALOC
military air line of communications

MILCON
military construction

MILDEC
military deception

MILDEP
Military Department

MILGP
military group (assigned to American Embassy in host nation)

MILOB
military observer

MILOC
military oceanography group (NATO)

MILPERS
military personnel

MILSATCOM
military satellite communications

MILSPEC
military performance specification

MILSTAMP
military standard transportation and movement procedures

MILSTAR
military strategic and tactical relay system

MIL-STD
military standard

MILSTRAP
military standard transaction reporting and accounting procedure

MILSTRIP
military standard requisitioning and issue procedure

MILTECH
military technician

MILU
multinational integrated logistic support unit

MILVAN
military van (container)

MIM
maintenance instruction manual

MINEOPS
joint minelaying operations

MIO
maritime interception operations

MIPE
mobile intelligence processing element

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