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ADA air defense artillery

APC armored personnel carrier

ASP ammunition supply point

AVLB armored vehicle launched bridge

CBR chemical, biological, and radiological

C&C command and control

CEOI communications-electronics operation instructions

COMSEC communications security

CP command post

DZ drop zone

FAC forward air controller

FDC fire direction center

FIST fire support team

FO forward observer

FPF final protective fire

FRAGO fragmentary order

FSCOORD fire support coordinator

HE high explosive

HEAT high explosive antitank

HF high frequency

ICM improved conventional munitions

JOES jungle operations extraction system

LAPES low altitude parachute extraction system

LBE load-bearing equipment

LCM landing craft, mechanized

LZ landing zone

METT mission, enemy, terrain and weather, and troops and time available

MOGAS motor gasoline

MOPP mission oriented protection posture

NBC nuclear, biological, chemical

OP observation post

OPORD operation order

ORP objective rally point

PL phaseline

PLL prescribed load list

POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PW prisoner of war

PZ pickup zone

RCLR recoilless rifle

SLAR side-looking airborne radar

STANO surveillance, target acquisition, and night observation

TACAIR tactical aircraft

TOC tactical operations center

TOW tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile

VTR vehicle track retriever



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