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AA assembly area
AACG arrival airfield control group
AALPS Automated Airload Planning System
ABCS Army Battle Command and Control System
ABL ammunition basic load
AC active component
ACofS assistant chief of staff
AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AFJM Air Force joint manual
AFR Air Force regulation
AMC US Army Materiel Command
AMOPES Army Mobilization and Operations Planning and Execution System
AO area of operation
AOC airlift operations center
APA Army pre-positioned afloat
APO area post office
APOD aerial port of debarbation
APOE aerial port of embarkation
APS Army pre-positioned stocks
AR Army regulation
ARFOR Army Forces
ARNG Army National Guard
ASAS All Source Analysis System
ASCC Army service component commander
ASG area support group
ASP ammunition supply point
ATCCS Army Tactical Command and Control System
ATCMD Automated Tactical Command and Control System
AUEL automated unit equipment list
AWRSPTCMD US Army War Reserve Support Command
BBPCT blocking, bracing, packing, crating, and tie-down
BDA battle damage assessment
BDU battle dress uniform

basic issue items
C2 command and control
C4 command, control, communications, and computers
C4I command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence
CAA command arrangements agreement
CDC CONUS demobilization center
CDE chemical defense equipment
CFA call forward area
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CHE container-handling equipment
CIF central issue facility
CINC Commander in Chief
CJCSM Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff manual
COA course of action
COMMZ communications zone
COMPASS Computerized Movements Planning and Status System
CONEX container express
CONPLAN operational plan in concept format
CONUS continental United States
COSCOM corps support command
CS combat support
CSS combat service support
CSSCS Combat Service Support Control System
CTA common table of allowances
CZ combat zone
DACG departure airfield control group
DAMMS Department of the Army Movement Management System
DEL deployment equipment list
DIRMOBFOR Director of Mobility Forces
DISCOM Division Support Command
DISN defense information system network
DLA Defense Logistics Agency
DLAM Defense Logistics Agency manual
DMC defense movement coordinator
DoD Department of Defense
DODAAC Department of Defense address activity code
DOT Department of Transportation
DTO division transportation officer
DTS Defense Transportation System
EAC echelons above corps
EEFT End-to-End Force Tracking
ELIST Enhanced Logistics Intratheater Support Tool
EOD explosive ordnance disposal
FAADC31 Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence System
FBCB2 Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below
FM Field Manual
FORSCOM Forces Command
FRAGO Fragmentary Order
GBL government bill of lading
GCCS Global Command and Control System
GCCS-A Global Command and Control System-Army
GCSS Global Combat Support System
GDSS Global Decision Support System
GIS graphic information system
GTN Global Transportation Network
HAZMAT hazardous material
HN host nation
HQDA Headquarters, Department of the Army
IAW in accordance with
IBS Integrated Booking System
ICODES Integrated Computerized Deployment System
IMDG international maritime dangerous goods
ISB intermediate staging base
ITO installation transportation officer
ITV in-transit visibility
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff
JFAST Joint Flow and Analysis System for Transportation
JFC joint force commander
JFRG Joint Force Requirements Generator
JFUB joint facilities utilization board
JI joint inspection
JMC Joint Military Commission; Joint Movement Center
JOPES Joint Operations Planning and Execution System
JP Joint Publication
JPEC Joint Planning and Execution Community
JTB joint transportation board
JTF joint task force
LAD latest arrival date
LAO logistics assistance office
LAR logistics assistance representative
LIF logistics intelligence file
LOC line of communication
LOGCAP Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
LSE logistics support element
MA marshaling area
MACOM major Army command
MAGTF Marine air-ground task force
MCA movement control agency
MCB movement control battalion
MCC movement control center
MCI military customs inspector
MCOP Marine Corps operations pamphlet
MCS Maneuver Control System
MCT movement control team
MDSS II MAGTF Deployment Support System II
METT-TC Mission, Enemy, Troops, Terrain, Time Available, and Civilian Considerations
mgt management
MHE materials handling equipment
MILSTAMP military standard transportation and movement procedures
MILVAN military van
MMC materiel management center
MOBSTA mobilization station
MP military police
MRE meal, ready-to-eat
MSR main supply route
MSO Mobilization Support Organization
MTMC Military Traffic Management Command
MTMCTEA Military Traffic Management Control Transportation Engineering Agency
MTOE modified table of organization and equipment
MTW major theater war
MWR morale, welfare and recreation
NAAK Nerve Agent Antidote Kit
NAP not-authorized-pre-positioning
NAPP Nerve Agent Pyridostigmine Pretreatment
NAVSUP naval supplement
NBC nuclear, biological and chemical
NCA National Command Authorities
NCO noncommissioned officer
NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge
NEW net explosive weight
NTAT not-to-accompany-troops
OCIE organizational clothing and individual equipment
OCONUS outside continental United States
OIC officer in charge
OPCON operational control
OPLAN operations plan
OPORD operations order
OPP off-load preparation party
OTSG Office of the Surgeon General
PAO public affairs office(r)
PC personal computer
PCI pre-combat inspections
PMC port management cell
PO port operator
POC point of contact
POD port of debarkation
POE port of embarkation
POL petroleum, oil and lubricants
PSA port support activity
PSD personnel service detachment
QD Quality Distance
RAA redeployment assembly area
RC reserve component
RF radio frequency
RR railroad
RSO receiving, staging, and onward movement
RSO&I receiving, staging, onward movement, and integration
S1 Adjutant (US Army)
SA staging area
SDDG Shippers' Declaration of Dangerous Goods
SI supporting installation
SOP standard operating procedures
SPM single port manager
SPOE seaport of embarkation
SUN shipment unit number
SYSCON system control
TALCE tanker airlift control element
TAT to-accompany-troops
TAV total asset visibility
TB technical bulletin
TC-ACCIS Transportation Coordinator-Automated Command and Control Information System
TC-AIMS II Transportation Coordinators' Automated Information for Movement System II
TCMD transportation control and movement document
TCN transportation control number
TM technical manual
TMDE test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment
TMO traffic management office
TPFDD time-phased force and deployment data
TRADOC US Army Training and Doctrine Command
TSB theater staging base
TSC theater support command
TTB transportation terminal brigade/battalion
UBL unit basic load
UIC unit identification code
ULN unit line number
UMD unit movement data
UMO unit movement officer
US United States
USAMMA United States Army Medical Materiel Agency
USAR United States Army Reserve
USAREUR United States Army, Europe
USARPAC United States Army, Pacific
USCG United States Coast Guard
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USTRANSCOM United States Transportation command
WPS Worldwide Port System
WWMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System




alert holding area


The area at the APOE where control of loads passes from the unit to the DACG. Aircraft loads are assembled, inspected, held and serviced in this area.

arrival/departure airfield control group (A/DACG)


The group that interfaces between the air port movement control team and the unit. It controls all movements of redeploying units up to the ready line, where it passes control to the TALCE.

assembly area


(DOD, NATO) 1. An area in which a command is assembled preparatory to further action. 2. In a supply installation, the gross area used for collecting and combining components into complete units, kits, or assemblies. (JP 1-02)

call forward area


The area at the APOE where the joint inspection is conducted by representatives of the unit, the DACG and the TALCE, after which discrepancies are corrected and rechecked.

force projection


The movement of military forces from the continental United States (CONUS) or a theater in response to requirements of war or stability and support operations. Force-projection operations extend from mobilization and deployment of forces, to redeployment to CONUS or home theater, to subsequent mobilization. Force projection includes the following eight stages: mobilization; predeployment activity; deployment; entry operations; operations; war termination and post conflict operations; redeployment and reconstitution; and demobilization. See FM 71-100, FM 100-5, FM 100-15, FM 100-20, and FM 100-30.



(DOD, NATO) 1. The process by which units participating in an amphibious or airborne operation, group together or assemble when feasible or move to temporary camps in the vicinity of embarkation points, complete preparations for combat or prepare for loading. 2. The process of assembling, holding, and organizing supplies and/or equipment, especially vehicles or transportation, for onward movement. (JP 1-02)

port of debarkation


The geographic point at which cargo or personnel are discharged. May be a seaport or aerial port of debarkation. For unit requirements, it may or may not coincide with the destination. See FM 55-10.

port of embarkation


The geographic point in a routing scheme from which cargo or personnel depart. May be a seaport or aerial port from which personnel and equipment flow to port of debarkation. For unit and nonunit requirements, it may or may not coincide with the origin. See FM 55-10.

port operator


The port operator is the organization that conducts the actual staging and shiploading activities at the port under the direction of the port manager. This organization may include MTMC through contracted HN stevedores, or composite transportations groups, or RC transportation terminal brigades/battalions.

port support activity


A temporary military support organization that ensures the equipment of the deploying units is ready to load. The PSA provides vehicle and equipment operators to operate equipment during loading/discharge operations at the SPOE/SPOD The PSA conducts limited equipment maintenance, corrects load deficiencies, provides security, assists with aircraft fly-in operations, and provides personnel to assist in all aspects of vessel loading/discharge operations at the port. The PSA is OPCON to the port operator.

power projection


The ability of the nation to apply all or some of the elements of national power (diplomatic, economic, informational, or military) to respond to crisis, to contribute to deterrence, and to enhance regional stability. See FM 100-5.



(DOD) The transfer of a unit, an individual, or supplies deployed in one area to another area, or to another location within the area, or to the zone of interior for the purpose of further employment. (JP 1-02)

redeployment assembly area


The area to which redeploying units move in order to wash major end items, affix hazardous material placards, obtain US Customs and Department of Agriculture inspections, and complete unit movement data. (FM 100-17)

single port manager


US Transportation Command, through its transportation component command, Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC), is designated by the Secretary of Defense as the single port manager for all common-user seaports world-wide. The single port manager manages seaports of embarkation and debarkation in any given theater.

Other functions include: at the request of the combatant commander assist with OPLAN development and analysis; conduct assessments of ports, and recommend the size and type of port operations required; establish liaison with host nation seaport authorities and develop statements of work for contracting facilities and stevedore labor, if available; and workload the port operator based on the combatant commander's intent. The single port manager is responsible through all phases of the theater port operations continuum, from a bare beach deployment to a commercial contract supported deployment. Also called SPM.

staging area


(DOD, NATO) 1. Amphibious or airborne--a general locality between the mounting area and the objective of an amphibious or airborne expedition, through which the expedition or parts thereof pass after mounting, for refueling, regrouping of ships, and/or exercise, inspection and redistribution of troops. 2. Other movements--a general locality established for the concentration of troop units and transient personnel between movements over the lines of communication. (JP 1-02)



Personnel that accompany cargo on board a ship for the purpose of accomplishing en route maintenance and security.

tanker airlift control element


A mobile command and control organization deployed to support strategic and theater air mobility operations at fixed, en route, and deployed locations where air mobility operational support is nonexistent or insufficient. The Tanker Airlift Control Element provides on-site management of air mobility airfield operations to include command and control, communications, aerial port services, maintenance, security, transportation, weather, intelligence, and other support functions, as necessary. The Tanker Airlift Control Element is composed of mission support elements from various units and deploys in support of peacetime, contingency, and emergency relief operations on both planned and "no notice" basis. See FM 55-12, FM 71-100, FM 71-100-2, FM 71-100-3, FM 90-26, and FM 100-15.

unit line number


A seven character alphanumeric code that describes a unique increment of a unit deployment, for example, advance party, main body, equipment by sea or air, reception team, or trail party identified in a JOPES TPFDD. Also called ULN.

unit movement data


A unit equipment/supply listing containing corresponding transportability data. Tailored UMD has been modified to reflect a specific movement requirement.


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