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AA assembly area

AAG Army artillery group

ACE M9 armored combat earthmover

ACR armored cavalry regiment

AD air defense

ADA air-defense artillery

ADC assistant division commander

AFB assault float bridge

alt alternate

APC armored personnel carrier

armd armored

AT antitank

attn attention

AVLB armored vehicle-launched bridge

bde brigade

BEB bridge-erection boat

BIFV Bradley infantry fighting vehicle

BMAIN brigade main CP

bn battalion

BTAC brigade tactical CP

C2 command and control

CAC crossing-area commander

CAE crossing-area engineer

CAS close air support

cav cavalry

cbt combat

CCIR commander's critical information requirements

CFC crossing-force commander

CFE crossing-force engineer

cm centimeter(s)

co company

COA course of action

const construction

CP command post

CSC crossing-site commander

CSS combat service support

DA Department of the Army

DAG division artillery group

DD double double

div division

DMAIN division main CP

DREAR division rear CP

DS double single

DSB double-story bridge

DT double triple

DTAC division tactical CP

DTO division transportation officer

EA engagement area

EEP engineer equipment park

engr engineer

ERI engineer restructure initiative

ERP engineer regulating point

FA field artillery

FEBA forward edge of the battle area

FM field manual

FO forward observer

fps foot (feet) per second

FRAGO fragmentary order

FSB forward support battalion

FSCL fire-support coordination line

G2 Assistant Chief of Staff, G2 (Intelligence)

G3 Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 (Operations and Plans)

G4 Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics)

GLLD ground-laser location indicator

HDSB heavy dry-support bridge

HEMTT heavy-expanded mobility tactical truck

HIMAD high-to-medium-altitude AD

HMMWV high-mobility multiwheeled vehicle

HQ headquarters

ICBT improved common bridge transporter

IDP initial-delay position

inf infantry

int intermediate

IPB intelligence preparation of the battlefield

kg kilogram(s)

km kilometer(s)

kph kilometer(s) per hour

LBE load-bearing equipment

LOA limit of advance

LOC lines of communication

LRS link reinforcement set

LTR light tactical raft

LZ landing zone

M meter(s)

MCWP Marine Corps Warfighting Publication

mech mechanized

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

MGB medium-girder bridge

MLC military load class

MO Missouri

MOPP mission-oriented protective posture

MP military police

mph mile(s) per hour

MPS meter(s) per second

MRBC multirole bridge company

MSI multispectral imagery

MTOE modified table of organization and equipment

NA not applicable

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

NCO noncommissioned officer

obj objective

OBM outboard motor

OCOKA observation, cover and concealment, obstacles, key terrain, and
avenues of approach

OCONUS outside continental US

OPFOR opposing force

OPORD operation order

OPSEC operations security

PFS pipe fascines system

PIR priority intelligence requirements

PL phase line

PLS palletized load system

prep preparation

RAG regimental artillery group

RB ribbon bridge

RB15 rubber boat 15

RL release line

RP release point

rpm revolution(s) per minute

RTO radio telephone operator

S2 Intelligence Officer (US Army)

S3 Operations and Training Officer (US Army)

S4 Supply Officer (US Army)

SAW squad automatic weapon

SD shallow draft

sep separate

SHORAD short-range AD

SOP standing operating procedure

SP start point

SS single single

SSB single single bridge

STANAG Standardization Agreement

TAC tactical CP

TC training circular

TCP traffic-control post

TD triple double

TF task force

TM technical manual

TOE table(s) of organization and equipment

TOW tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided

TRADOC United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

TS triple single

TT triple triple

TTP tactics, techniques, and procedures

US United States

veh vehicle

w/o without

WO warning order

XO executive officer



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