AC alternating current
AR Army regulation
- representative from the engineer district or engineer division responsible for contracting construction projects with civilian contractors and monitoring their progress.
- Army-controlled harbor or port facilities.
Army water terminal
- a pulmonary barotrauma caused by the expansion of gas within the lungs. Usually as a result of air breathed under pressure and not exhaled during ascent. Gas could have become trapped by mucus obstruction resulting from lung congestion or by diver reacting with panic to a difficult situation and holding his breath during ascent without realizing it. When the gas expands sufficiently, the pressure will force the gas through the alveolar walls into the surrounding tissues and into the bloodstream. Divers with emboli blocking blood flow to the major organs show definite symptoms normally within only a few minutes. The diver must be diagnosed quickly and correctly. Immediate recompression within the chamber is required to prevent permanent damage or loss of life.
arterial gas embolism
- an attached engineer element is commanded by its supported unit, maintains liaison and communications with supported unit, is task organized by the supported unit, responds to support requests from its supported unit, has its work priorities established by the supported unit, has its spare work available to its supported unit, requests support from its supported unit, and receives logistical support from its supported unit. When attached, the engineer element is provided administrative and logistical support. However, some special logistical and administrative needs are still provided by the parent unit.
ASG area support group
- a long, slender column usually of timber, steel, or reinforced concrete driven into the ground to carry a vertical load.
BHP brake horsepower
- float anchored to mark objects or locations under water.
C&S control and support
cfm cubic feet per minute
- that area required by combat forces for conducting operations, usually forward of the Army rear boundary.
- rear part of the TO behind the CZ that contains the LOC and supply supporting combat forces.
COMMZ communications zone
CW civil worked
CZ combat zone
DA Department of the Army
dewater to remove water.
- an engineer element in a direct support role is commanded by its parent unit, maintains liaison and communications with supported and parent units, may be task-organized by its parent unit, provides dedicated support to a particular unit, responds to support requests from its supported unit, has its work priority established by the supported unit, has its spare work effort available to its parent unit, requests additional support from its parent unit, and receives logistical support from its parent unit.
- surface member who assists the diver and standby diver during equipment checks and dressing and undressing into equipment. He tends the umbilical lifeline and reports to the diving supervisor. Two tenders are required for each surface-supplied diver in water depths of 60 feet of more and for the standby diver. One tender is required for each scuba diver. The tender should be a qualified diver.
DMO diving medical officer
- a cluster of closely driven piles used as a fender for a dock as a mooring or guide for boats.
- an enclosed dock that can be dewatered to provide a stable, dry platform for use during the repair of ships.
EAC echelons above corps
EM engineer manual
ENCOM engineer command
EOD explosive ordnance disposal
ETNCO emergency treatment noncommissioned officer
FEBA forward edge of the battle area
- a system of wood or rubber devices designed to absorb the shock of ship movement and protect the pier structure.
- removal of superstructure and crushing hull with demolition into the port bottom.
FLOT forward line of own troops
FM field manual
fps feet per second
FSW feet salt water
ft foot, feet
GPM gallons per minute
- the highest point on shore that water reaches during high tide.
- the lowermost, watertight portion of a vessel that gives it buoyancy.
IAW in accordance with
IDSM intermediate direct support maintenance
IGSM intermediate general support maintenance
LIC low-intensity conflict
LOC lines of communication
LOTS logistics over the shore operations
- lowest point on shore that is exposed during low tide.
- a rail system extending below water designed to bring harbor craft out of the water for repair.
- an area designated for the temporary anchorage of vessels. The site is provided with mooring buoys and designed to allow sufficient space for vessels swinging on a moor.
MOS military occupational specialty
MSG master sergeant
NAVFAC Naval Facilities Engineering Command
NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
NCO noncommissioned officer
OPDS offshore petroleum distribution system
- a structure extending into navigable waters used as a landing and for the loading and unloading of vessels.
PLL prescribed load list
psi pounds per square inch
- apparatus which is pressured with air to decompress a diver or treat a pressure-related diving illness after surfacing.
RWCM regional wartime construction manager
SALMS single anchor leg mooring system
- (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) an apparatus used for breathing while underwater.
SFC sergeant first class
- the deeper part of a harbor, river, or strait designated, marked, and maintained to permit the safe passage of ships.
- work performed on vessels for repair or maintenance.
SRC survival recovery center
SSG staff sergeant
- diving equipment where the breathing air is supplied through flexible rubber hoses to the diver from compressors or storage facilities on the water's surface.
TA theater Army
TAACOM Theater Army Area Command
TAHQ theater Army headquarters
- records each diver's descent events and time and bottom time. Calculates decompression obligation requirements. Completes dive summary records and official transcript of dive.
TO theater of operations
TOE table(s) of organization and equipment
US United States (of America)
USAES United States Army Engineer School
W/E with equipment
- a structure built along, or at an angle from, the shore of navigable waters so that ships may lie alongside to receive and discharge cargo.
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