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GLOSSARY

AAassembly area, avenue of approach (in figures only)
ACAairspace coordination area
ACEarmored combat earthmover
ADair defense
ADAair defense artillery
admin/logadministrative/logistics
AGSautomatic grenade launcher (Soviet)
AHattack helicopter
AHBattack helicopter battalion alt alternate
AMCair mission commander
ammoammunition
ANGLICOair and naval gunfire liaison company
AOarea of operations
APCarmored personnel carrier
APDSarmor-piercing discarding sabot
APERSantipersonnel
ATGMantitank guided missile
atkattack
BARBrowning automatic rifle
BASbattalion aid station
bdebrigade
BDUbattle dress uniform
BFVBradley fighting vehicle
BHObattle handover
BLPSballistics/laser eye protection system
BMNTbeginning morning nautical twilight
BMPSoviet fighting vehicle
bnbattalion
BPbattle position
BSAbrigade support area
BTRSoviet personnel carrier (wheeled)
C2command and control
CASclose air support
CBchemical biological
CBUcluster bomb units
cdrcommander
CFLcoordinated fire line
cGycentrigray
CLchalk leader
CINCcommander in chief
cocompany
COcommanding officer (used to designate company commander in this book)
COLTcombat observation and laser team
commocommunications
COMSECcommunications security
CONOPcontinuous operations
CPcommand post
CRPcombat reconnaissance patrol (Soviet)
CScombat support
CSScombat service support
decondecontamination
DEWSdirected energy weapon system
DFdirection finding
divdivision
DLICdetachment left in contact
DOAdirection of attack
DPICMdual-purpose improved conventional munition
DSdirect support
DZdrop zone
EAengagement area
ECCMelectronic counter-countermeasures
EENTend of evening nautical twilight
EMenlisted men
EMPelectromagnetic pulse
EPWenemy prisoner of war
EWelectronic warfare
FAfield artillery
FACforward air controller
FASCAMfamily of scatterable mines
FCLfinal coordination line
FDCfire direction center
FEBAforward edge of battle area
FISTfire support team
FMfield manual, frequency modulation
FOforward observer
FPFfinal protective fires
FPLfinal protective line
FSCOORDfire support coordinator
FSEfire support element
FSOfire support officer
GHzgigahertz
GLgrenade launcher
GSgeneral support
GSRground surveillance radar
GTgun-target
GTAgraphic training aid
HChexachloroethane (smoke)
HEhigh explosive
HEAThigh-explosive antitank
HEDPhigh-explosive dual-purpose
HEI-Thigh-explosive incendiary-tracer
HEPhigh-explosive plastic
HHCheadquarters and headquarters company
HMMWVhigh-mobility, multipurpose, wheeled vehicle
HPMhigh power microwave
hqsheadquarters
HUMINThuman intelligence
hwyhighway
IAWin accordance with
IFVinfantry fighting vehicle
illumilluminate
INinfantry
IPinitial point
IRinformation requirements
KIAkilled in action
kmphkilometers per hour
LAWlight antitank weapon
LBEload bearing equipment
lbspounds
LDline of departure
LIClow intensity conflict
LOAlimit of advance
LOGPAClogistics package
LPlistening post
LRPlogistics release point
LWCMlightweight company mortar
LZlanding zone
M-OC2mission-oriented command and control
magmagnetic
MANPADman-portable air defense
MBAmain battle area
MBCmortar ballistics computer
METR-Tmission, enemy, terrain, troops, and time available
MGmachine gun
MHzmegahertz
MImilitary intelligence
MIJImeaconing, intrusion, jamming, and interference
mmmillimeter
MOPMSmodular-packed mine system
MOPPmission-oriented protection posture
MORTmortar
MRBmotorized rifle battalion (Soviet)
MRCmotorized rifle company (Soviet)
MREmeal ready-to-eat
MSLmean sea level
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBCnuclear, biological, and chemical
NCOnoncommissioned officer
NCOICnoncommissioned officer in charge
NCSnet control station
NLTnot later than
NovNovember
NVDnight vision device
NWnorthwest
objobjective
OctOctober
OFFofficers
OHobservation helicopter
OICofficer in charge
OPobservation post
OPCONoperational control
OPORDoperational order
OPSECoperational security
ORPobjective rally point
PACpersonnel and administration center
PBpatrol base
PCOpeacetime contingency operation
PDFprincipal direction of fire, Panamanian Defense Forces
PEWSplatoon early warning system
PIRpriority intelligence requirement
PKOpeacekeeping operation
PLphase line
PLDprobable line of deployment
pltplatoon
PMCSpreventive maintenance checks and services
POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
POWprisoner of war
PPpassage point
preppreparation
priprimary
PZpickup zone
QSTAGQuadripartite Standardization Agreement
R&Sreconnaissance and security
RATELOradiotelephone operator
rdroad
reconreconnaissance
REDCONreadiness condition
REMSremotely employed sensor
resreserve
RFLrestrictive fire line
RIJArolled homogeneous armor
ROCrules of confrontation
ROErules of engagement
RPrelease point
RSTAreconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition
rteroute
SEADsuppression of enemy air defenses
secsecond
SECsection
SEEsmall emplacement excavator
SFCPshore fire control party
sgtsergeant
SITREPsituation report
SLsquadleader
SOIsignal operation instructions
SOPstanding operating procedure
SPstart point, strongpoint
sqd ldrsquad leader
STANAGstandardization agreement
SWsouthwest
TBMEDtechnical bulletin medical
TCPtraffic control point
tgttarget
tktank
TLPtroop-leading procedure
tmteam
TOCtactical operations center
TOEtable of organization and equipment
TOWtube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile
TP-Ttarget practice-tracer
TRPtarget reference point
TFPtactics, techniques, and procedures
UCMJUniform Code of Military Justice
UNUnited Nations
USUnited States
vicvicinity
vpkvehicles per kilometer
vpmvehicles per mile
VSvisual signal
VTvariable time
XOexecutive officer
WIAwounded in action
WPwhite phosphorous
ISGFirst sergeant
2ICsecond in charge



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