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Posted: 12/3/2002 6:38:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/3/2002 6:49:17 PM EDT
My .02cents: NACSEM National Communications Security/Emanations Security (COMSEC/EMSEC) Information Memorandum FASCAM family of scatterable mines QPSK quadrature phase shift keying SARREQ search and rescue request T-AGOS tactical auxiliary general ocean surveillance WWABNCP worldwide airborne command post RECCEXREP reconnaissance exploitation report
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 1:21:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/4/2002 1:25:30 PM EDT by EdAvilaSr]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 1:41:35 PM EDT
"OPSEC" - sorry, I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of any particular weapon system onboard any United States Naval Vessel. "HNIC" - Head Nuke In Charge
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 1:45:33 PM EDT
BOHICA [i]Bend Over, Here It Comes Again[/i] SNAFU [i]Situation Normal, All F'd Up[/i]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 5:00:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 5:52:03 PM EDT
can't forget this one... [:D] [b]SPORTS[/b] [i]Slap Pull Observe Release Tap Squeeze/Shoot [/i]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 8:01:01 PM EDT
TACP-Tactical Air Control Party (where you join the Air Force to spend 4 years in the Army) HUA!!!-Head Up A55 (you Bragg guys should be very familiar with this one[:D]) LAPES-Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System CDS-Container Delivery System (beans and bullets) TPRS-Tow Parachutist Recovery System (a.k.a. The Canadian System)
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 8:06:05 PM EDT
One for the (old school) USMC Aviation techs; VIDS MAF (Visual information display system maintenance action form.)
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 8:56:10 PM EDT
DIVARTY = Divisional Artillery Command DISCOM = Division Support Command UCMJ = Uniform Code of Military Justice FTX = Field Training Exercise SOFA = Status of Forces Agreement MOPP = Mission Oriented Protective Posture AAFES = Army and Air Force Exchange Service AFN = Armed Forces Network LES = Leave and Earnings Statement SDO = Staff Duty Officer SDNCO = Staff Duty NCO CQ = Charge of Quarters PLDC = Primary Leadership Development Course TDY = Temporary Duty BNCOC = Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course POV = Privately Owned Vehicle LZ = Landing Zone DZ = Drop Zone CONEX = Container, External (one each) DOR = Date of Rank APO AE = Army Post Office Area Europe APO AP = Army Post Office Area Pacific
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 12:55:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 5:36:09 AM EDT
EOD = Explosive Ordnance Disposal EOR = Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance EODCC = Explosive Ordnance Disposal Control Center I'm surprised that no one mentioned ETS = estimated termination of service Also, I've always thought the E in REMF was for echelon.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 5:38:07 AM EDT
[img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=922[/img]
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 5:48:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 1:44:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2002 1:53:00 PM EDT by Adam_White]
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: [b]You're one to talk![/b] [url]http://www.ar15.com/members/albums/Adam%5FWhite%2Fadam%26chaplain2%2Ejpg[/url] LOL!!!
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Hey, be nice! I had the best looking "date" at that party! [img]http://photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=1005[/img] And now some "unofficial acronyms" that we all know and love: LGOP: Little Group Of Paratroopers ROAD: Retired On Active Duty LEG: Lacking Essential Gonads (actually, I just made that one up [:)]) Have you been to [url]www.acronymfinder.com[/url]? My favorites are the ones dreamed up my contractors to make a "cool" name. As a former air defender, I can vouch for the fact that "HAWK" is an acronym for Homing All the Way Killer, and "PATRIOT" supposedly stands for Phased Array Tracking Radar Intercept On Target. Of course, when you don't try to get cutesy, you end up with THAAD (Theater High Altitude Air Defense). Booooring. Incidentally, the 2001 PATRIOT act was actually an acronym! Obviously, Congress can try to get cute on occasion as well. PATRIOT = Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Scary, aint it? I wonder what congressional aid came up with that one!
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 2:13:50 PM EDT
Some from the last research paper I did, It was back in 8th grade, lol. ARG Amphibious Ready Group ARVN Army of the Republic of Vietnam BDU Battle Dress Uniform CATF Comander, Amphibious Task Force CNO Chief Naval Officer CRRC Combat Rubber Raiding Craft CSAR Combat Search and Rescue DPV Desert Patrol Vehicle E&E Escape and Evasion GPS Global Positioning System HE High Explosives HAHO High Altitude High Opening HALO High Altitude Low Opening HSB High Speed Boat JSOC Joint Special Operations Command LBE Load Bearing Equipment LSSC Light SEAL Support Craft MRE Meal, Ready to Eat NSW Naval Special Warfare NVG Night Vision Goggles PBL Patrol Boat Light PT Physical Traning RIB Rigid Inflatable Boat SAS Special Air Service SDV SEAL Delivery Vehicle SOC Special Operations Command SOP Standard Operating Procedure VC VietCong
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 3:05:01 PM EDT
GBU = guided bomb unit CBU = cluster bomb unit AGM = autonomous guided munition AMRAAM = advanced medium range air to air missile
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 4:27:53 PM EDT
Not to nitpic, but - IMHO - an acronym only counts when it spells a word, not when it is pronounced as individual letters. Adam
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 4:36:19 PM EDT
When I was in the 82d, the official term for non-airborne qualified individuals was [b][u]N[/b][/u]on [b][u]A[/b][/u]irborne [b][u]P[/b][/u]ersonnel, or "NAP" as in taking a short "nap" (sleep). PLF - Parachute Landing Fall DFAC - Dining Facility DEROS - Date Eligible to Return from OverSeas HMMWV - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle NCOIC - Noncommissioned Officer In Charge OIC - Officer In Charge PSG - Platoon Sergeant Chris
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 4:41:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Adam_White: Not to nitpic, but - IMHO - an acronym only counts when it spells a word, not when it is pronounced as individual letters. Adam
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Adam - AT EASE with your nitpicking! [;)] You're trying to take all the fun out of the thread! I would think that of anyone, YOU would be the [u]first[/u] to mention DEROS. Since you didn't, I'm inclined to think that you've lost focus of this monumental event. Have you gone and extended on me? Chris
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 6:30:26 PM EDT
My favs: APFSDS, Armor Piercing Fin Stabilized Discarding Sabot-I just like the alliteration FACTS, FLIR Augmented Cobra TOW System-It's an acronym that contains two other acronyms, Foward Looking Infra-Red and Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided. Does anyone remember what OCOKA stands for? Obstacles, Key terrain...I've been a PFCitizen for too long.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 7:11:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 7:30:33 PM EDT
Thanks, that was keeping me up nights.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 10:54:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/5/2002 11:02:15 PM EDT by Adam_White]
Originally Posted By mrcr0603:
Originally Posted By Adam_White: Not to nitpic, but - IMHO - an acronym only counts when it spells a word, not when it is pronounced as individual letters. Adam
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Adam - AT EASE with your nitpicking! [;)] You're trying to take all the fun out of the thread! I would think that of anyone, YOU would be the [u]first[/u] to mention DEROS. Since you didn't, I'm inclined to think that you've lost focus of this monumental event. Have you gone and extended on me? Chris
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Actually, I've intentionally not provided any REAL acronyms - there's just too many. I offered the BS soldier invented ones and the BS contractor - Pentagon contrived ones. What I can't figure out is why METT-T didn't offer us his own name as an example! [:)] Adam PS: I may finally leave in March. That will be 33 months in country. Ouch. edited because I just realized METT-T was in the first post - oops.
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 11:20:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 2:21:01 AM EDT
Adam, can you bring me some Soju when you return? A couple of five gallon cans will suffice. :D
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 2:39:04 AM EDT
Hey Adam, How about ASAS, CEWI and LRSD? Do they still hand out those little DEROS calendars with a picture of the freedom bird at the bottom?
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 3:31:25 AM EDT
MARINE- My Ass Rides In Navy Equipment FIST (13Foxtrot/Forward observer) F'ing Idiot Searching for a Target
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 4:00:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By natez: Hey Adam, How about ASAS, CEWI and LRSD? Do they still hand out those little DEROS calendars with a picture of the freedom bird at the bottom?
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I have an ASAS [i]light[/i] in my S2 Section. CEWI I know nothing about - is it maintained at G2 or the Divisional MI Bn? LRSD is over here at Cp. Hovey. I don't know any of them at this time - used to know the commander and 1SG - both were serious pricks. Were you one of the MI guys that came out of the woodwork on one of the old air force threads? As for acronyms - my favorite was taught me by a high school frien of mine who did a stint in the navy. BOCOD I believe it was. Any Squids here care to verify? Adam
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 4:14:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 4:32:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: I thought that was a company size LRS unit. LRS-D (detachment) LRS-C (company) LRS-U (unit) I served in 2 LRS units both were LRS-C. The only LRS-D I've known were in a headquarters company. Is that what they are over in Hovey?
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LRSD= Division LRS, LRSC= Corps LRS LucasF Who served in a LRSD that started out as a Ranger Commpany.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 5:12:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2002 5:13:39 AM EDT by 82ndAbn]
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 10:45:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 3:22:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2002 3:30:29 PM EDT by lucasf]
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: Thank You. Now don't I feel like a dumbass. What recon. unit were you in?
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151st Inf Det(A)LRS Originaly D Co (Ranger) 151st Inf INARNG Just to Clarify, The LRSDs are a Detachment, working for the Div MI. Usually has only 4-6 Recon Teams Commanded by a CPT, but 1SG is only a E-7 Position. LRSCs are actual Companies, Working for the Corps MI. They have Usually 4 platoons of 4 To 6 Recon Teams, a Major for a Commander, Real E8 1SG ect. All have a small HQs section, Commo Section/Platoon ect. Some LRSU's have Medics and other support postions on their MTOE. Especially if they are expected to be self supporting for jumps while training.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 5:37:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:49:28 PM EDT
Yes, I am a former MI-guy. Wow, Adam, you are making me feel old. CEWI (Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence) replaced ASA units in the mid-70s. CEWI were the tactical MI units, found at the Seperate Brigade, ACR and Division, and occasional Corps and EAC tactical MI unit. CEWI was starting to be replaced by (EW) (CBT) (DIV) (and sometimes HVY, LT, ABN and AASLT) units in the early 90s. I hear that its coming back as a tactical designation. I was around during the ASAS testing. It sucked back then. Bet hasn't changed any, although one of the interesting concepts that never made it put some of the systems in an armed M2 Bradley, crewed by 98Cs. That would have been interesting.
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 7:53:45 PM EDT
From my "Swing with the Wing" days: FOD = Foreign Object Damage LOX = Liquid Oxygen SEAM = Sidewinder Expanded Aquisition Mode CHIRP = Compressed High Intensity RADAR Pulse RADAR = Radio Detection And Ranging VTAS = Visual Target Aquisition System ASE = Allowable Steering Error MBSP = Main Bang Snuffer Pulse BIT = Built In Test LRU = Line Replaceable Unit OMA = Organizational Maintenance Activity IMA = Intermediate Maintenance Activity [b]**Bonus**[/b] Identify what piece of gear has Turkey Feathers, Elephant Ears, a Turtle Back, and a Donkey Dick... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally Posted By METT-T: Does anyone remember what OCOKA stands for? Obstacles, Key terrain...I've been a PFCitizen for too long. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marines use "KOCOA" instead. Same thing, different order. Key Terrain Observations of fields of fire Cover and concealment Obstacles Avenues of approach BAMCIS = Begin the planning, Arrange the recon, Make the recon, Complete the plan, Issue the order, Supervise SMEAC (AKA the 5 paragraph order, and is a break down of "I" in BAMCIS) = Situation, Mission, Execution, Administration & Logistics, Command & Signal FEBA = Forward Edge of the Battle Area LOD = Line Of Departure FPF = Final Protective Fires SPI/E rig = Special Insertion/Extraction rig FARP = Forward Arming & Refueling Point CONUS = Land of the big PX and round eyed women WestPac = wanna get my ass back to CONUS
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 8:51:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2002 8:53:12 PM EDT by Adam_White]
Originally Posted By natez: Yes, I am a former MI-guy. Wow, Adam, you are making me feel old. CEWI (Combat Electronic Warfare and Intelligence) replaced ASA units in the mid-70s. CEWI were the tactical MI units, found at the Seperate Brigade, ACR and Division, and occasional Corps and EAC tactical MI unit. CEWI was starting to be replaced by (EW) (CBT) (DIV) (and sometimes HVY, LT, ABN and AASLT) units in the early 90s. I hear that its coming back as a tactical designation. I was around during the ASAS testing. It sucked back then. Bet hasn't changed any, although one of the interesting concepts that never made it put some of the systems in an armed M2 Bradley, crewed by 98Cs. That would have been interesting.
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I just want to clarify - in case there has been any confusion - I am not MI. I am an Ordnance guy - a tank fixer at heart, but with a little enlisted small-arms background. I have a decent grasp of the whole Divisional Logistics and Maneuver picture, but MI is the BOSS I would have to say I am weakest at. My only real experience with MI was in doing IPB back in my Air Defense days. I was extremely disappointed when I was deployed to Kuwait in charge of a PATRIOT site, yet our Battalion MI folks could not even tell me what specific TBMs and ABTs I was up against - nor were they interested in trying to find out for sure. This information was critical because it affected how I configured the guidance software (especially against the TBM threat - no Air Breathing Threat known to man can evade a PATRIOT missile). I have also done basic schoolhouse staff work involving doctrinal unit templates to determine avanues of approach and most likley enemy courses of action - but those are more about using the products of MI work than MI work itself. I found the idea of listing acronyms ludicrous due to the sheer number. I could probably fill my character quota by just listing LRUs stocked in a DS warehouse. We have acronyms for people, units, and facilities from the national wholesale parts acquisition, mannufacture, and inventory process all the way to the actual installation of the part on the battlefield. It is mind-numbing. Adam
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 9:27:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2002 11:26:17 PM EDT
Had to happend, some from the Air Force BUFF, Big Ugly Flyin F**ker, i.e B52 TWAT, Tatical Weapons Alert Team SAC, Sorry Ass Command USAF, Usally Sucks A Fart USMC, United States Marble Champs TGIF, Toes Go In First, (USMC Stamps inside thier boots) CPR, Can't Pull Rank KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 3:34:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2002 3:38:46 AM EDT by BADSBSNF81]
SNORT - Short Notice Operational Readiness Test (Really) TARFU - Things Are Really F'd UP BRASS - Breathe, Relax, Aim, Slack, Squeeze BFR - Big F'in Rock
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 9:52:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 10:32:00 AM EDT
This was a tatoo on an old jarhead friend U.S.M.C. Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
Link Posted: 12/7/2002 6:56:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Originally Posted By DPeacher: [b]**Bonus**[/b] Identify what piece of gear has Turkey Feathers, Elephant Ears, a Turtle Back, and a Donkey Dick...
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A diesel fuel can?
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Nope!
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 12:17:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn: [b]**Bonus**[/b] Identify what piece of gear has Turkey Feathers, Elephant Ears, a Turtle Back, and a Donkey Dick...
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The cast of the new Star Trek movie?
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 12:34:23 PM EDT
GP = General purpose = jeep
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 1:56:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 82ndAbn:
Originally Posted By DPeacher: [b]**Bonus**[/b] Identify what piece of gear has Turkey Feathers, Elephant Ears, a Turtle Back, and a Donkey Dick...
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A diesel fuel can?
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Can you give us a hint? Is it a vehicle? the M966/M1025 HMMWVs might be said to have a "turtle back" - but the donkey dick isn't BII - it is an Additionally Authorized Item (AAI) - hey, two more "acronyms!" You darn Jarheads and your obsession with animal anatomy [:D]!
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 2:06:21 PM EDT
CI -Counterintel GSS - Ground Surveillance Specialist EEFI- Essential Elements of Friendly Information BMNT/EENT - Beginning of Morning Nautical Twilight/End of Evening Nautical Twilight GWOA- Guerrilla Warfare Operating Area NFA - No Fire Area TRP - Target Reference Point and a new one I heard today, TDY - Temporarily Divorced for a Year - also known as 'What happens TDY, STAYS TDY.'
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 4:21:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 4:30:54 PM EDT
I can't believe that no one said this! WTF...K? What The Fuck, over [when on the radio]. I use this all the time. Pronounced [b]whiskey tango foxtrot, over[/b].
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 4:50:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunbert: I can't believe that no one said this! WTF...K? What The F**k, over [when on the radio]. I use this all the time. Pronounced [b]whiskey tango foxtrot, over[/b].
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That is really: WTF IMI K, if you want to get technical about Morse procedures, and yeah, we used it all of the time, though it isn't really an acronym.
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