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AACG   arrival airfield control group
AAI   air-to-air interface
AALPS   Automated Airload Planning System
AAR   Association of American Railroads; after-action report
AC   active component
ACL   allowable cabin load
A/DACG   arrival/departure airfield control group
ADANS   Air Deployment Analysis System
Aerial Port Documentation and Management System (ADAM III)   The cargo portion of the Consolidated Aerial Port Subsystem.
aerial port of debarkation   A station which serves as an authorized port to process and clear aircraft (scheduled, tactical, and ferried) and traffic for entrance to the country in which located. See port of debarkation.
aerial port of embarkation   A station which serves as an authorized port to process and clear aircraft (scheduled, tactical, and ferried) and traffic for departure from the country in which located.
AFJMAN   Air Force joint manual
AFR   Air Force regulation
AG   Adjutant General
AGL   above ground level
airlift clearance authority   A service activity which controls the movement of cargo (including personal property) into the airlift system.
Airlift Deployment and Analysis System   An AMC-unique automation system which provides interactive deployment scheduling, scheduling for deliberate planning, wartime and contingency planning, exercise deployment/redeployment planning, peacetime scheduling, and airlift efficiency analysis.
air line of communication   Army resupply cargo.
alert condition   Includes five DEFCONs and two EMERGCONs.
allowable cabin load   The maximum payload which can be carried on a mission. It may be limited by the maximum takeoff gross weight, maximum landing gross weight, or by the maximum zero fuel weight. Maximum through load is limited to that which can be carried on the critical leg of a route segment.
ALM   TC-ACCIS Airload Module
AMC   Air Mobility Command
AMCP   Air Mobility Command Pamphlet
AMCS   Air Mobility Control Squadron
AMOPES   Army Mobilization and Operations Planning Execution System
AO   area of operation
AOC   airlift operations center
AOR   area of responsibility
APFT   Army physical fitness test
APOD   aerial port of debarkation
APOE   aerial port of embarkation
AR   Army regulation
ARCENT   United States Army Central
Army Mobilization and Operations Planning Execution System   AMOPES, established by AR 500-5, is a single source document for policy, guidance, and planning assumptions on strategic employment, mobilization of military and civilian manpower, deployment of Army forces, and demobilization. As the Army supplement to JOPES, it ensures that the Army will plan and execute actions to provide and expand Army forces and resources to meet requirements of unified and specified commands under premobilization and postmobilization conditions. AMOPES is updated biannually.
ARNG   Army National Guard
arrival airfield control group   User-provided group to perform aerial port functions during unit deployment.
arrival/departure airfield control group   A user- provided group to perform aerial port functions during unit deployment, employment, and redeployment.
ASCC   Army Service Component Command
ASG   area support group
ASL   authorized stockage list
ASPUR   Automated System for Processing Unit Requirements
AT   all terrain
ATC   Army training center
ATMCT   air terminal movement control team
ATO   air tasking order
ATTN   attention
AUEL   automated unit equipment list
AUTOCAP   Automation of the Casualty Analysis Process
AUTOREP   Automation of the Theater Shelf Requisitioning Process
battalion   An Army unit consisting of approximately 700 to 1,000 soldiers.
BBPCT   blocking, bracing, packaging, crating, and tie-down
BBTM   blocking, bracing, tie-down materials
bde   brigade
beachhead   A designated area on a hostile shore which, when seized and held, ensures the continuous landing of troops and materiel and provides maneuver space requisite for subsequent projected operations ashore. It is the physical objective of an amphibious operation.
bn   battalion
brigade   An Army unit consisting of approximately three to five battalions or 2,500 to 3,000 soldiers.
btry   battery
bulk cargo   Cargo that is within the usable dimensions of a 463L pallet (84 inches by 104 inches) and within the height requirements established by the cargo envelope of the particular model of aircraft. This cargo is air transportable on C-5, C-141, and C-130 aircraft.
C2SRS   Combat and Control Strength Reporting System
C4   command and control, communications and computer
CAD   computer-aided design
CAEMS   Computer Aided Embarkation Management System
CALM   Computer Aided Loading and Manifesting
CAP   crisis action planning
CB   center of balance
CCN   convoy control number
CDC   CONUS demobilization center
CFR   code of federal regulation
CHE   container-handling equipment
CI   coordinating installation
CINC   commander in chief
CJCS   Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
COCOM   combatant command
combatant command   The authority of a combatant commander to perform command functions over assigned forces involving organizing and employing commands and forces, assigning tasks, designating objectives, and authoritatively directing all aspects of military operations, joint training, and logistics necessary to accomplish the assigned mission. COCOM provides full authority to organize and employ commands and forces as the CINC considers necessary to accomplish assigned missions. COCOM is not transferrable.
COMPASS   Computerized Movement Planning and Status System
COMPES   Contingency Operation/Mobility Planning and Execution System
COMPO   component code
component code   A one position code used to identify Army status of each organization. (COMPO 1- Active Army, COMPO 2 - ARNG, and COMPO 3 - USAR).
Computer Aided Embarkation Management System   CAEMS is an interactive database/graphics tool for producing amphibious, MPF and MSC ship load plans and associated reports. CAEMS employs linked CAD and database systems to recognize ship and cargo characteristics, to conduct cargo onload and offload flowpath analysis, to allocate cargoes to stowage spaces, and to ensure stowage compatibility requirements are met. CAEMS also provides input to TSS calculations and produces accurate as-loaded ship load plans and reports. During the planning and execution phases of an operation, CAEMS updates MDSS II.
computer aided load manifesting   CALM is an automated Air Force-designed and -maintained system for producing AMC-approved aircraft load plans and reports. CALM automatically computes the optimal configuration of cabin loads of C-130, C-141, C-5, and KC-10 aircraft by aggregating weights, volume, center of balance, and cargo compatibility.
Computerized Movement Planning and Status System   A FORSCOM-unique system designed to support unit movement planning and requirements for active and reserve component units. This system provides the AUEL, which reflects the go-to-war equipment profile of deploying units, for UMD.
COMSEC   communications security
CONEX   container express
CONPLAN   concept operation plan
Container Delivery System   Gravity extracted airdrop method.
CONUS   continental United States
CONUSA   the numbered armies in the continental United States
COR   contracting officer representative
CP   checkpoint
CRAF   Civil Reserve Air Fleet
CRC   CONUS replacement center
CS   combat support
CSA   Chief of Staff, US Army
CSAF   Chief of Staff, United States Air Force
CSS   combat service support
CTA   common table of allowances
CTO   corps transportation officer
cyl   cylinder
DA   Department of the Army
D/AACG   departure/arrival airfield control group
DACG   departure airfield control group
DAMMS-R   Department of the Army Movement Management System-Redesign
DASPS-E   Department of the Army Standard Port System-Enhanced
DCSLOG   Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics
DCSOPS   Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
DD   Department of Defense
DDD   Direct Distance Dialing
DDN   Defense Data Network
DEFCON   defense readiness condition
DEL   deployment equipment list
deployment control unit   Nondeployable FORSCOM management asset available to MTMC to assist in surface movement of equipment.
DMS   demobilization station
DNA   deoxyribo nucleic acid
DOD   Department of Defense
DODAAC   DOD activity address code
DODX   government-owned railcar
DOL   Director of Logistics
DOT   Department of Transportation
DPW   Director of Public Works
DS   direct support
DSB   deployment support brigade
DSN   Defense Sattelite Network
DTO   division transportation officer
ea   each
EDRE   emergency deployment readiness exercise
EDSS   Equipment Deployment Storage System
EMERGCON   emergency condition
equipment concentration site   An equipment storage area where USAR equipment not necessary for home station training can be located for annual training, multiple unit training assembly, or mobilization.
EUCOM   European command
F   Fahrenheit
FEBA   forward edge of the battlefield
FLOWCAP   Flow Computer Assisted Program
FM   field manual
FMTV   family of medium tactical vehicles
force/activity designator   Identifies urgency of movement within the supply/transportation community.
FORMDEPS   FORSCOM Mobilization and Deployment Planning System
FORSCOM   United States Army Forces Command
forward edge of the battle area   A line/zone dividing friendly and enemy forces.
forward line of own troops   Line of troops nearest enemy held/controlled territory.
forward operating base   A self-sustaining base in close proximity to FEBA.
G3   Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)
GBL   government bill of lading
GDSS   Global Decision Support System
global transportation network   An integrated network of command, control, communication, and computer systems as well as related procedures, policy, and personnel in support of USTRANSCOM's global transportation management and operations.
Government Accounting Office   Accomplishes audits at all management/operational levels to ensure efficient expenditure of existing resources.
GTN   global transportation network
HAZMAT   hazardous material
HHC   headquarters and headquarters company
HHD   headquarters and headquarters detachment
HN   host nation
HNS   host nation support
home station   The permanent location of active, ARNG, and USAR units (post, camp, station, armory, and center).
HQ   headquarters
HQDA   Headquarters, Department of the Army
HS   home station
ICODES   Improved Computerized Deployment System
ICUMO   intermediate command unit movement officer
ID   identification
IMDG   International Maritime Dangerous Goods
IRR   Individual Ready Reserve
ISA   Interservice Support Agreement
ISB   intermediate support base
ISO   International Standardization Organization
ISU   internal slingable unit
ITO   installation transportation office(r)
ITV   in-transit visibility
J3   Operations Directorate
JAG   judge advocate general
JCS   Joint Chiefs of Staff
JFC   joint force commander
JMC   Joint Movements Center
joint airborne/air transportability training   Air Force-funded, AMC-managed program to exercise tactical airlift maneuvers while satisfying user combat training.
JOPES   Joint Operations Planning and Execution System
JPEC   Joint Planning and Execution Community
JSDTC   Joint Strategic Deployment Training Center
JSPS   Joint Strategic Planning System
JTF   joint task force
Landing Force Asset Distribution System   LFADS is a supply and equipment management system to support the MAGTF commander and sustain the MAGTF during deployment. LFADS produces materiel requisitions that are passed to sources of supply. On-hand assets and replenishment status can be tracked at various echelons, giving an accurate logistics posture as an operation evolves.
LDC   land defense of CONUS
LFADS   Landing Force Asset Distribution Center
LIN   line item number
LOC   line of communication
LOGMARS   Logistical Application of Marking and Reading Symbology
LOTS   logistics over-the-shore
MACOM   major Army command
MAGTF   Marine Air-Ground Task Force
MAGTF Deployment Support System II   MDSS II enables commanders at various echelons of a MAGTF to build and maintain a database that contains force and equipment data reflecting how the AGTF is configured for deployment. This data can be maintained during normal day-to-day arrison activities and updated during plan development and execution. Extracted MDSS II data rovides the JCS and national command authority with an accurate picture of the MAGTF omposition including the lift requirement by passing the information through MAGTF II.
MAISRC   Major Army Information System Review Counsel
materials-handling equipment   Equipment specifically designed for handling cargo in storage and on/offload operations in the transportation system.
MC   movement control
MCA   movement control agency
MCC   movement control center
MCI   military customs inspector
MCT   movement control team
MDDS II   MAGTF Deployment Support System II
MDRD   mobilization, deployment, redeployment, demobilization
medical evacuation   Movement of casualties from combat zones to rear area hospitals and from recovery bases to the CONUS.
METL   mission-essential task list
METT-T   mission, enemy, terrain, terrain, and time available
MHE   materials-handling equipment
Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures   DOD Regulation 4500.32-R provides policies and procedures required to manage and control movement of materiel through the Defense Transportation System. Applicable to all military services.
Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures   DOD Manual 4140.17M establishes policy and procedures to ensure uniform requisitioning and issuance of materiel throughout the DOD. Applicable to all military services.
MILSTAMP   Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures
MIL-STD   military standard
MILVAN   military-owned demountable container
MISC   miscellaneous
MOBCON   mobilization movement control
mobilization movement control   A DA-approved program to establish a movement control center in each STARC. The SMCC will collect, analyze, and consolidate all DOD organic movements and develop a master movement plan for mobilization and deployment.
Mobilization of the armed forces:  

a. Selective mobilization. Expansion of the active armed forces resulting from action by Congress and/or the President to mobilize Reserve Component units, IRRs, and the resources needed for their support to meet the requirements of a domestic emergency that is not the result of an enemy attack.

b. Presidential call-up of 100,000 selected reservists (not considered a mobilization). The President may augment the active forces by a call-up of units or individuals of the Selected Reserve, up to 100,000 personnel, not to exceed 90 days, to meet the requirements of an operational mission.

c. Partial Mobilization. Expansion of the active armed forces resulting from action by Congress (up to full mobilization) or by the President (not more than 1,000,000) to mobilize Ready Reserve component units, individual reservists, and the resources needed for their support to meet the requirements of a war or other national emergency involving an external threat to the national security.

d. Full Mobilization. Expansion of the active forces resulting from action by Congress and the President to organize and/or generate additional units or personnel beyond the existing force structure, and the resources needed for their support, to meet the total requirement of a war or other national emergency involving an external threat to the national security.

mobilization station (supporting installation)   The designated military installation (active, semi-active, or state-owned and/or controlled) to which an RC unit is moved for further processing, organizing, equipping, training, and employment, and from which the unit may move to an SPOE/APOE.
Mobilization Stationing Planning System   A FORSCOM computer subsystem supported by WWMCCS.
MOD   Mobilization and Operations Directorate
MOS   military occupational specialty
MOU   memorandum of understanding
MP   military police
MPF   maritime prepositioning force
mph   miles per hour
MS   mobilization station
MSC   Military Sealift Command
MSCO   Military Sealift Command Office
MSL   military shipment label
MSR   main supply route
MTMC   Military Traffic Management Command
MTMCTEA   Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency
MTOE   modified table of organization and equipment
MUSARC   major United States Army Reserve Command
National Military Command Center   Located in the Pentagon and operated by JCS in support of the National Command Authorities.
NBC   nuclear, biological, chemical
NCA   National Command Authority
NCO   noncommissioned officer
NCOIC   noncommissioned officer in charge
NEW   net explosive weight
NGB   National Guard Bureau
NM   nautical miles
NMCS   National Military Command System
NRP   non-unit related personnel
NSN   national stock number
NTAT   not to accompany troops
OCONUS   outside continental United States
OF   optional form
OIC   officer in charge
OOTW   operations other than war
OPCON   operational control
OPLAN   operation plan
OPORD   operation order
OPSEC   operations security
Outsize cargo   Exceeds the dimensions of oversize cargo and requires the use of a C-5 aircraft.
OVE   on-vehicle equipment
oversize cargo   Exceeds the usable dimensions of a 463L pallet loaded to the design height of 96 inches but is equal to or less than 1,090 inches long, 117 inches wide, and 105 inches high. This cargo is air-transportable on C-5, C-141, C-130, B-747, and DC-10 aircraft.
Pam   pamphlet
PBCR   portable bar code reader
PC   personal computer; piece
PERSCOM   United States Total Army Personnel Command
PLL   prescribed load list
PMCS   preventive maintenance checks and services
POC   point of contact
POD   port of debarkation
POE   port of embarkation
POL   petroleum, oils, lubricants
POM   preparation for overseas movement
POV   privately owned vehicles
Protected cargo  

Those items designated as having characteristics which require that they be identified, accounted for, secured, segregated, or handled in a special manner to ensure their safeguard or integrity. Protected cargo is subdivided into controlled, pilferable, and sensitive cargo as defined below:

Controlled Cargo: Items which require additional control and security as prescribed in various regulations and statutes. Controlled items include money, negotiable instruments, narcotics, registered mail, precious metal alloys, ethyl alcohol and drug abuse items.

Pilferable Cargo: Items which are vunerable to theft because of their ready resale potential. Pilferable items include cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, cameras, electronic equipment, and so on.

Sensitive Cargo: Items such as small arms, ammunition, and explosives which have a ready use during civil disturbances and other types of domestic unrest or for use by criminal elements and which, if in the wrong hands, present a definite threat to public safety.

PSA   port support activity
PSC   port security company
PT   palletized
PWRS   pre-positioned war reserve stock
QD   quantity distances
QUADCON   quadruple container
quick transportation   Long-term contract airlift service within CONUS to move cargo in support of the logistics systems for the military services, primarily Navy and Marine Corps.
RAA   redeployment assembly area
RC   reserve component
RDD   required delivery date
ready reserve force   Part of MSC program. Quick response ships in the national defense reserve fleet, maintained in a high state of readiness by the maritime administration for activation in 5, 10, or 20 days.
Reg   regulation
RLD   ready-to-load date
ROAMS   Replacement Operations Automation Management System
RO/RO   roll on/roll off
RP   release point
RRF   ready reserve force
RSO&I   reception, staging, onward movement, and integration
RT   rough terrain
S3   operations and training officer (US Army)
S4   supply officer (US Army)
SAEDA   subversion and espionage directed against the US Army
SA   Secretary of the Army
Sealift Readiness Program   A program under public law or as a precondition for carrying military cargo it requires US ship owners and US flag merchant ships to commit to being available to the DOD in a prescribed number of days after call-up by the SECDEF, in coordination with the Secretary of Transportation.
SEAVAN   commercial- or government-owned (or leased) shipping container
SECDEF   Secretary of Defense
S/EDRE   sea emergency deployment readiness exercise
SERE   survival, escape, resistance, and evasion
SF   standard form
SGLI   Service Members Group Life Insurance
SI   supporting installation
SIDPERS   Standard Installation Division Personnel System
SIOP   Special Integrated Operational Plan
SMCC   STARC Movement Control Center
SOFA   Status of Forces Agreements
SOP   standing operating procedure
SP   start point
SPOD   seaport of debarkation
SPOE   seaport of embarkation
SRP   soldier readiness processing; Sealift Readiness Program
SSA   supply support activity
SSSC   self-service supply center
STAMIS   Standard Army Management Information System
STANAG   Standardization Agreement
standby reserve   Those units and members of the RC (other than those in the ready reserve or retired reserve) who are liable for active duty only after the Secretary of the Army, with the approval of the SECDEF, determines that there are not enough of the required kinds of units or members in the required category in the ready reserve who are readily available.
STARC   State Area Command
State Area Command   A mobilization entity within the ARNG state headquarters and headquarters detachment that is ordered to active duty when ARNG units in that state are alerted for mobilization. It controls mobilized ARNG units from home station until arrival at mobilization station. It must also plan and execute military support for civil defense, land defense plans under the respective area commander, and military family assistance.
SUN   shipment unit number
supporting installation   An installation or activity that provides specified types of support to off-post units and activities within a specific geographic area.
TA   theater Army
TAA   tactical assembly area
TAACOM   Theater Army Area Command
TACCS   Tactical Army Combat Service Support Computer System
TALCE   tanker airlift control element
TAMCA   Theater Army Movement Control Agency
TAMMC   Theater Army Material Management Center
TAT   to accompany troops
TB   technical bulletin
TC-ACCIS   Transportation Coordinator-Automated Command and Control Information System
TC-AIMS   Transportation Coordinator's Automated Information for Movements System
TCMD   transportation control and movement document
TCN   transportation control number
TDA   table of distribution and allowances
TM   technical manual
TOE   table of organization and equipment
TOFC   trailer on flatcar
TOLS   Terminals On-Line System
TPFDD   time-phased force deployment data
TPFDL   time-phased force deployment list
TRADOC   United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
TRANSCOM   Transportation Command
transportation command   (See USTRANSCOM).
Transportation Component Command   One of the three components of USTRANSCOM. The Army component is MTMC. The Air Force and Navy components are AMC and MSC, respectively.
Transportation Coordinator-Automated Command and Control Information System   The Army's automated initiative to accomplish transportation functions at the installation level. TC-ACCIS will allow units to create, update, or modify unit data for peacetime, mobilization, and deployment.
Transportation Coordinator-Automated Information and Management System   The joint service initiative to provide units the capability to generate and maintain movement data for peacetime, mobilization and deployment, and command and control reporting.
transportation control and movement document (DD Form 1384)   Provides the airlift clearance authority and AMC with advanced information on all shipments entering the AMC system, and provides internal processing and onward movement tracking.
TSM   Terminal Support Module
TSS   trim, stability, and stress
TTBde   transportation terminal brigade
UCMJ   Uniform Code of Military Justice
UIC   unit identification code
ULN   unit line number
UMC   unit movement coordinator
UMD   unit movement data
UMO   unit movement officer
UMT   unit movement team
Unilateral   A plan or action involving only one country.
United States Transportation Command   A unified command which combines the assets of MSC, MTMC, and AMC under a unified commander. USTRANSCOM is responsible for ensuring proper planning and execution of strategic mobility forces.
US   United States (of America)
USACOM   United States Atlantic Command
USAMC   United States Army Materiel Command
USAREUR   United States Army Europe
USAR   United States Army Reserve
USARC   United States Army Reserve Command
USARPAC   United States Army Pacific
USARSOUTH   United States Army South
USCENTCOM   United States Central Command
USCG   United States Coast Guard
USCS   United States Customs Service
USDA   United States Department of Agriculture
USEUCOM   United States European Command
USPACOM   United States Pacific Command
USR   Unit Status Report
USSOUTHCOM   United States Southern Command
USTRANSCOM   United States Transportation Command
VA   Virginia
WESTCOM   Western command
WIN   WWMCCS intercomputer network
WPS   Worldwide Port System
WWMCCS   Worldwide Military Command and Control System
yd   yard
Zulu Time (Z)   Greenwich, England mean time; coordinated universal time.



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