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Military

Glossary

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

AB aviation brigade

ABMOC Air Battle Management Operations Center

ACCS Army Command and Control System

ACSO assistant corps signal officer

ACUS Area Common-User System

AD air defense

ADA air defense artillery

ADDS Army Data Distribution System

ADP automatic data processing

ADSO assistant division signal officer

AFATDS Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System

AFSAT Air Force satellite

AIS Automated Information System

APO Army post office

ASAS All Source Analysis System

ATACS Army Tactical Communications System

ATCCS Army Tactical Command and Control System

ATSO assistant theater signal office/officer

AV audiovisual

avn aviation

BAS Battlefield Automated Systems

BECS Battlefield Electronic CEOI System

BFA battlefield functional areas

BSO brigade/battalion signal officer

C2 command and control

CE Communications-Electronics

CNR combat net radio

COMCAM combat camera

comm communications

COMSEC communications security

coop continuity of operations

COSCOM corps support command

CP command post

CS combat support

CSO corps signal officer

CSPE communications system planning element

CSS combat service support

CSSCS Combat Service Support Control System

CT communications terminal

CTASC-I Corps Theater ADP Service Center

CTOC corps tactical operations center

CV Chaparral/Vulcan

DAS3 Decentralized Automated Service Support System

DISCOM division support command

DIVARTY division artillery

DJRU dedicated JTIDS relay unit

DMD digital message device

DNVT digital nonsecure voice terminal

doc documentation

DOIM Director of Information Management

DS direct support

DSO division signal officer

DSV digital still video

DSVT digital subscriber voice terminal

EAC echelons above corps

ECII echelons corps and below

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

ECM electronic countermeasures

ECS engagement control station

EGRU EPLRS grid reference units

EMP electromagnetic pulse

EN electronic notebook

EPLRS Enhanced Position Location Reporting System

EPUU EPLRS user units

EW electronic warfare

FA field artillery

FMD forward area air defense

FMDC2I Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, and Intelligence

FAC forward air controller

FDC fire direction center

FH frequency hopping

FIST fire support team

FLOT forward line of own troops

FLTSAT fleet satellite

FM frequency modulated/field manual (when used with a number)

FOIA Freedom of Information Act

FS fire support

FSB forward support battalion

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

FSK frequency shift keying

GRU grid reference unit

HF high frequency

HIMAD high-to-medium altitude air defense

IATACCS Improved Army Tactical Command and Control System

ICBM intercontinental ballistic missile

ICC Information Control System

IEW intelligence and electronic warfare

IHFR improved high frequency radio

IMA Information Mission Area

IOM installation, operation, and maintenance

ISS0 Information Services Support Office

JCCC Joint Combat Camera Center

JCCT joint combat camera team

JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff

JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

kb/s kilobits per second

kW kilowatt

LAN local area network

LDF lightweight digital facsimile

LEN large extension node

LENS large extension node switch

LID light infantry division

log logistics

LOS line of sight

mchan multichannel

MCS Maneuver Control System

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

MI military intelligence

MIJI meaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference

MMC Materiel Management Center

MOA Memorandum of Agreements

MOS military occupational specialties

MSE mobile subscriber equipment

msg message

msgr messenger

msl missile

MSRT mobile subscriber radiotelephone terminal

MTCC modular tactical communications center

mux multiplex

mvr maneuver

N/A not applicable

NAI NATO analog interface

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NC node center

NCS net control station

NCS-E net control station-EPLRS

NCS-J net control station-JTIDS

NDI nondevelopmental items

NMCC National Military Command Center

NRI net radio interface

NS node switch

OPCON operational control

OPDOC operations documentation

OPFAC operational facility

OPLAN operation plan

OPORD operation order

OPSEC operations security

ops/intet operations/intelligence

OTAR over-the-air-rekeying

PA public affairs

PCP platoon command post

PERSCOM personnel command

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PSYOP psychological operations

RATT radio teletypewriter

RAU radio access unit

retrans retransmission

RF radio frequency

RMC remote multiplexer combiner

rptr repeater

RR/EO race relations/equal opportunity

RWI radio wire integration

SAFK stand-alone field kit

SCC system control center

SEN small extension node

SENS small extension node switch

SHF super high frequency

SHORAD short-range air defense

SINCGARS Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System

SLR single lens reflex

SOI signal operation instructions

SOP standing operating procedure

SSI signal standing instructions

STAMIS Standard Army Management Information System

SYSCON system control

TA theater Army

TACCS Tactical Army Combat Service Support (CSS) Computer System

TACFIRE Tactical Fire Direction System

TACOM tactical Army COM

TACSAT tactical satellite

TCC telecommunications center

TCO telephone control officer

tech technical

telecom telecommunications

TOC tactical operations center

TP telephone

TRI-TAC Tri-Semite Tactical Communications

tropo tropospheric

TRTS Tactical Record Traffic System

TSC(A) Theater Signal Command (Army)

TSO theater signal officer

tt teletypewriter

UHF ultra high frequency

USCINCEUR United States Commander in Chief, Europe

VFMED variable format message entry devices

VHF very high frequency

VHF-FM very high frequency-frequency modulated

VI visual information

VIRIN visual information record identification number

WAN wide-area network

WP Warsaw Pact

xmsn transmission



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