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ACV air-cushion vehicle

A/DACG arrival/departure airfield control group

ADP automatic data processing

aid cargo
cargo that is shipped for use by non-US forces

ALOC air lines of communication

AMC air mobility command

AO area of operation

AOR area of responsibility

AR Army regulation

arrival/departure airfield control group
Army unit in the joint task force control element receives/releases Army units from/to the Air Force carrier and controls them until released to/from their parent unit or until their operational mission is assured

ASMP Army Strategic Mobility Program

ATTN attention

AWR3 Army War Reserve 3

bare beach operations
as the name implies, the beach is essentially as nature made it. Considerable engineer support is needed to provide a facility suitable for cargo operations. Using amphibians greatly reduces the engineer support required. Bare beach facilities are inefficient and only used when fixed or unimproved facilities are unavailable or inadequate. Since no facilities preexist, the LOTS site location should be near highway and rail facilities. All other capabilities (MHE, hardstand, communications, and support facilities) need to be provided

BD Battlefield Distribution

beach capacity
an estimate expressed in terms of measurement tons, weight tons, or cargo that may be unloaded over a designated strip of shore per day

beach transfer points
those locations where cargo is transferred from amphibians for movement to a marshaling yard or to a clearance mode of transportation for delivery to its destination

cargo other than RO/RO, containerized, or bulk

CAA Command Arrangement Agreements

C&D consolidation and distribution

C-E communications-electronics

CDI cargo disposition instructions

CFR Code of Federal Regulation

CHE container-handling equipment

C3I command , control, and communications integration

CINC commander in chief

CINCCENT Commander in Chief, Central Command

CIV civilian

COL colonel

combi-terminal combination terminal

COMMZ communications zone

CONUS continental United States

CORE-OTT contingency response-ocean terminal teams

COSCOM corps support command

CP command post

CPU central processing unit

CRT cathode ray tube

CSS combat service support

CTF commander, task force

CWR calm-water ramp

CZ combat zone

DA Department of the Army

DC District of Columbia

DCSLOG deputy chief of staff for logistics

DD Department of Defense

DISCOM division support command

DOD Department of Defense

DS direct support

EAC echelons above corps

ECCM electronic counter-countermeasures

ELCAS elevated causeway

ETA estimated time of arrival

FC floating causeway

fixed-pier discharge operations
operations where the vessel is discharged direct to land or land transportation

fixed-port facility
a facility designed to accommodate cargo discharge or back-load operations. Characterized by sophisticated equipment and procedures, fixed-port facilities are often oriented toward a specific type of cargo (container, RO/RO, hazardous, and general cargo). However, a recent trend is toward combination facilities. Fixed piers normally have extensive hardstand areas, transit sheds, shore cranes, and access to well-established, well-defined rail and road nets

FM field manual; frequency modulation

FSS fast sealift ship

GS general support

HAZMAT hazardous material

HET heavy equipment transporter

HHC headquarters and headquarters company

HN host nation

HNS host nation support

HQ headquarters

IAW in accordance with

IBS Integrated Booking System

ICODES Improved Computerized Deployment System

inland waterways
all navigable inland waterways such as rivers, lakes, inland channels, and canals

intermediate staging area
a general locality between the marshaling area and the objective of an airborne or air-landed force. The force or parts thereof pass through it after mounting for refueling, regrouping the aircraft, redistributing personnel and equipment, inspection, and exercises preparatory to an airborne or air-landed assault

ITV in-transit visibility

IWWS inland waterway system

IWWT inland waterway terminal

JCS Joint Chief of Staff

JLOTS joint, logistics over-the-shore

JTF joint task force

LASH lighter aboard ship

LCL less than carload

LCM landing craft, mechanized

LCU landing craft, utility

LN local national

LOA length overall

LOGCAP Logistics Civil Augmentation Program

logistics over-the-shore
historically, operations where a vessel anchored in open water was discharged into lighterage; the lighterage was then discharged over a bare beach. This perception is narrow and restrictive. Now LOTS includes any vessel discharge operations other than one conducted at a fixed-pier facility; the vessel is directly discharged to other than land or land transportation. Logically, LOTS includes vessel discharge to lighterage and subsequent discharge over the shore. Neither the type of beach nor the vessel anchorage plays any part in defining LOTS

LOGMARS logistics application of marking and reading symbols

LOTS logistics over-the-shore

LRC lesser regional contingency

LST landing ship, tank

LTC lieutenant colonel

MAJ major

marshaling yard
area in which units are reorganized; vehicles and equipment are prepared for departure

MCA movement control agency

MCC movement control center

MCO movement control officer

MCT movement control team

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

MHE materials-handling equipment

MIL military

MILSTAMP Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures

MILVAN military-owned remountable container

MLW mean low water

MMC materiel management center

MP military police

MSC Military Sealift Command

MSG master sergeant

MSR main supply route

MTMC Military Traffic Management Command

MTON measurement ton

NAVORD-OP Navy Ordnance-Ordnance Pamphlet

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCOIC noncommissioned officer in charge

NEW net explosive weight

No number

OCCA ocean cargo clearance authority

OCONUS outside continental United States

OPCON operational control

OPLAN operations plan

ORP ocean reception point

Pam pamphlet

those vessels that can transit the Panama Canal because of length, width, and draft

PCCP port cargo clearance plan

PERSCOM personnel command

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

port and beach clearance
clearing of cargo from a water terminal and the beach on which it is located

PREPO prepositioned afloat

PSC port security company

Pub publication

QM quartermaster

QSTAG quadripartite standardization agreement

RAOC rear area operation center

RC reserve component

roll-on/roll-off vessel
vessel designed with stern and/or side ramps and internal ramps to permit the loading and off-loading of self-propelled vehicles

RO/RO roll-on/roll-off

RRF ready reserve force

RTOC rear tactical operations center

S3 operational training officer (US Army)

SEAVAN commercial-or government-owned (or leased) shipping container

SEABEE sea-going

SFC sergeant first class

short ton
unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds

SOFA Status of Forces Agreement

SOP standing operating procedure

SPOD sea port of debarkation

SPOE sea port of embarkation

SSN social security number

STANAG standardization agreement

STON short ton

TA theater Army

TAACOM theater Army area command

TACS Navy auxiliary crane ships

TAMCA theater Army movement control agency

TAV total asset visibility

TCDF temporary container discharge facility

TCMD transportation control and movement document

TCN transportation control number

any facility, regardless of size or complexity, where cargo and personnel are loaded, unloaded, and handled in-transit between various transportation modes. Terminals are established at beginning and destination points for cargo being carried and at in-transit points

TEU twenty-foot equivalent unit

TM technical manual

TO theater of operations

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

TPFDD time-phased force and deployment data

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TRANSCOM transportation command

unimproved facility
a fixed facility not specifically designed for cargo operations. An example of this type of facility is a pier facility used by fishing vessels. It has a hardstand or hard surface beside a shallow body of water and perhaps some type of simple shore crane to load and discharge fishing boats. The facility is characterized by a lack of sophisticated facilities and equipment. Water depth and pier length are inadequate for oceangoing vessels. Road nets are sparse and rail probably nonexistent. Existing facilities may be adapted for use in cargo operations, but MHE, transit sheds, marshaling area, and communications must be provided to support operations

US United States (of America)

USTRANSCOM United States Army transportation command

VA Virginia

WPS worldwide port system

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