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W
sweep width

w
search subarea width

WAAR
Wartime Aircraft Activity Report

WACBE
World Area Code Basic Encyclopedia

WAGB
icebreaker (USCG)

WAN
wide-area network

WARM
wartime reserve mode

WARMAPS
wartime manpower planning system

WARNORD
warning order

WAS
wide area surveillance

WASP
war air service program

WATCHCON
watch condition

WB
wideband

WC
wind current

WCA
water clearance authority

WCCS
Wing Command and Control System

WCDO
War Consumables Distribution Objective

W-day
declared by the President, W-day is associated with an adversary decision to prepare for war

WDT
warning and display terminal

WEAX
weather facsimile

WES
weapon engagement status

WETM
weather team

WEU
Western European Union

WEZ
weapon engagement zone

WFE
warfighting environment

WFP
World Food Programme (UN)

WGS
World Geodetic System

WGS-84
World Geodetic System 1984

WH
wounded due to hostilities

WHEC
high-endurance cutter (USCG)

WHNRS
wartime host-nation religious support

WHNS
wartime host-nation support

WHNSIMS
Wartime Host Nation Support Information Management System

WHNSIMS
Wartime Host Nation Support Information Management System

WIA
wounded in action

WISDIM
Warfighting and Intelligence Systems Dictionary for Information Management

WISP
Wartime Information Security Program

WLG
Washington liaison group

WMD
weapons of mass destruction

WMD/CM
weapons of mass destruction consequence management

WMEC
Coast Guard medium-endurance cutter

WMO
World Meteorological Organization

WMP
Air Force War and Mobilization Plan; War and Mobilization Plan

WOC
wing operations center (USAF)

WOD
word-of-day

WORM
write once read many

WP
white phosphorous; Working Party (NATO)

WPA
water jet propulsion assembly

WPAL
wartime personnel allowance list

WPARR
War Plans Additive Requirements Roster

WPB
Coast Guard patrol boat

WPC
Washington Planning Center

WPM
words per minute

WPN
weapon

WPS
Worldwide Port System

WR
war reserve; weapon radius

WRC
World Radiocommunication Conference

WRL
weapons release line

WRM
war reserve materiel

WRMS
war reserve materiel stock

WRR
weapons response range (as well as wpns release rg)

WRS
war reserve stock

WRSK
war readiness spares kit; war reserve spares kit

WSE
weapon support equipment

WSES
surface effect ship (USCG)

WSESRB
Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board

WSR
weapon system reliability

WSV
weapon system video

WT
gross weight; warping tug; weight

WTCA
water terminal clearance authority

WTLO
water terminal logistic office

Wu
uncorrected sweep width

WVRD
World Vision Relief and Development, Inc.

WWABNCP
worldwide airborne command post

WWII
World War II

WWSVCS
Worldwide Secure Voice Conferencing System

WWX
worldwide express

WX
weather

X
initial position error

XCVR
transceiver

XO
executive officer

XSB
barrier single unit

Y
search and rescue unit (SRU) error

YR
year

Z
zulu

z
effort

Zt
total available effort

ZULU
time zone indicator for Universal Time

 
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