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AARafter-action review
ACalternating current
AIassistant instructor
ammoammunition
APIarmor-piercing incendiary
APCarmored personnel carrier
API-Tarmor-piercing incendiary tracer
ARArmy regulation
ARTEPArmy Training and Evaluation Program
ATGMantitank guided missile
ATWESSantitank weapons effect simulator system
ATTNattention
  
BCbattery commander
BCISbattlefield combat identification system
BGMballistic guided missile
BIIbasic issue items
BMDamphibious Soviet air-droppable vehicle
BMPSoviet tracked armored personnel carrier
BOTburst on target
BRDMSoviet wheeled reconnaissance vehicle
BTMSoviet ditching machine
BTRSoviet APC and command vehicle
  
cmcentimeters
CO EXEVALcompany exercise evaluation
CPLcorporal
  
DADepartment of the Army
DODICDepartment of Defense Identification Code
dvrdriver
  
eaeach
engengagement
ESTengagement skills trainer
  
Ffire
FISTfire support team
FKSMFort Knox supplemental material
FMfield manual
FPLfinal protective line
FSNFederal stock number
FRAGOfragmentary order
FSOfire support officer
FTXfield training exercise
  
gnrgunner
GSTGunnery skills test
GTAgraphic training aid
  
HBheavy barrel
HEhigh explosive
HEAThigh-explosive antitank
HIND-DSoviet attack helicopter
HMMWVhigh mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle
HQheadquarters
  
IAWin accordance with
IFFNidentified friend, foe or neutral
IFVInfantry fighting vehicle
IRETSinfantry remoted target system
IRPinitial rally point
  
Kkill
kmphkilometers per hour
  
LFXlive-fire exercise
LOSline of sight
LPlistening post
LTIDlaser target interface device
  
Mmiss
mmeter(s)
mmil
MELmaximum engagement line
METLmission essential task list
METT-Tmission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
MGSmissile guidance set
MILESmultiple integrated laser engagement system
minminutes
MKMark
mmmillimeter
MOPPmission-oriented protective posture
mphmiles per hour
MPRCmultipurpose range complex
MPTRmultipurpose training range
MSRmissile simulation round
MT LBamphibious Soviet vehicle
MTPmission training plan
  
Nno
NAnot applicable
NBCnuclear, biological, chemical
NCOICnoncommissioned officer in charge
NEnot engaged
NSNNational stock number
  
OICofficer in charge
OPobservation post
OPFORopposing forces
OPORDoperations order
ORPobjective rally point
OTCzechoslovakian personnel carrier
  
pampamphlet
PASpassive acquisition sight
PCpersonnel carrier
PCSpermanent change of station
PDprimer detonating
PDFprinciple direction of fire
PGSprecision gunnery system
PGTSplatoon gunnery training system
PIprimary instructor
PIBDpoint initiating, base detonating
POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
PRCportable radio configuration
PVSpassive viewing sight
  
qualqualified
  
Rrange (formula)
rdsrounds
REDCONreadiness condition
ref ptreference point
RERPreentry rally point
RPreference point
RPGrocket-propelled grenade
rpmrounds per minute
RSOrange safety officer
  
S2Intelligence Officer (U.S. Army)
S3Operations and Training Officer (U.S. Army)
SALUTEsize, activity, location, unit, time, equipment
SATsatisfactory
SAWsquad automatic weapon
secsecond(s)
SLAPsaboted light armor penetrating
SMsoldier's manual
SMCTsoldier's manual of common tasks
SOISignal Operation instructions
SOPstanding operating procedures
SPstart point
STANOsurveillance, target acquisition, and night observation
STPsoldier's training publication
STRACStandards in Training Commission
STXsituation training exercise
  
T&Etraining and evaluation
TBtechnical bulletin
TCtraining circular, truck commander
TCEtruck crew evaluator
TCEPTtruck crew evaluator performance test
techtechnique
TGSTTOW gunnery skills test
tgtstargets
TMtechnical manual
TOTtracer on target
TOWtube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided
TOW FTTTOW field tactical trainer
TOW GTTOW gunnery trainer
TPtarget practice
TRADOCUS Army Training and Doctrine Command
TRCtraining readiness condition
TRPtarget reference point
TVSthermal viewing sight
  
UNSATunsatisfactory
UTMuniversal traverse mercator
  
Wwidth
WRPweapons reference point
  
Yyes
  
ZSUSoviet antiaircraft vehicle



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