Monday, November 4, 2013

Military Monday: Abbreviations

Welcome to another Military Monday Upon marrying a military man I learned that there is a LOT to know about life as a military spouse. Mondays are my day to talk about the things I am learning, the new language, military news and current events. Ready? Lets jump in. 

These are all abbreviations that I have heard or read since marrying into the military. Some of these were easy to figure out, others of them I had to look up or even worse, ask someone! SO, I thought I would post up my list in hopes of helping out the next new Army wife who reads Military Monday.  This is my not-by-any-means-exhaustive list of Army abbreviations. I will add to the list as I learn new things!
A
AAFES (A-Fees): Army, Air Force Exchange System
AAR: After Action ReviewACU: Army Combat Uniform
AD: Active Duty
AFAP: Army Family Action Plan
AO: Area of Operations
APFT: Army Physical Fitness Test
B
BAH: Basic Allowance for Housing
BAS: Basic Allowance for Subsistence (food allowance)
BDU: Battle Dress Uniform
BX: Base Exchange (AF) – Army refers to it as PX (Post Exchange)
C
CAB: Combat Action Badge
CDC: Child Development Center
CDS: Child Development Services
CIB: Combat Infantry Badge
CMB: Combat Field Medical Badge
CO: Commanding Officer
CPL: Corporal (E-4 pay with leadership, like a NCO)
CPO: Civilian Personnel Office

D
DCU: Desert Combat Uniform
DEERS: Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System
DFAC (D-Fac): Dining Facility
DITY (Ditty): Do It Yourself Move
E
EFMB: Expert Field Medical Badge
EFMP: Exceptional Family Member Program
EIB: Expert Infantry Badge
ESC: Enlisted Spouses Club
EWC: Enlisted Wives Club
F
FAC: Family Assistance Center
FCP: Family Care Plan
FLO: Family Liaison Office
FRG: Family Readiness Group
FRO: Family Readiness Officer
FRSA: Family Readiness Senior Advisor
FTX: Field Training Exercise
G
H
HH6: HouseHold Six (refers to spouse at home who stands “behind” their soldier)
HQ: Headquarters
I
IED: Improvised Explosive Device
ITB: Infantry Training Brigade
J
JAG (jag): Judge Advocate General
K
L
LES: Leave and Earnings Statement (his pay stub)
M
MC: Medical Corp
MEB: Medical Evaluation Board
MEDCOM: Medical Command
MEDDAC: US Army Medical Department Activity
MEPS (meps): Military Entrance Processing Station
MP: Military Police
MRE: Meals Ready to Eat
MTF: Military Treatment Facility
N
NAF: Non-Appropriated Funds
NCO: Non Commissioned Officer
NCOER: NCO Evaluation Report
NCOIC: NCO in Charge
O
OER: Officer Efficiency Report
ORB: Officer Record Brief
OSC: Officer Spouses’ Club
OWC: Officers’ Wives Club
P
PAC (Pack): Personal Administration Center
PCS: Permanent Change of Station
PDA: Physical Disability Agency
PMOS: Primary Military Occupational Specialty
POV: Privately Owned Vehicle
PT: Physical Training
PX: Post Exchange
Q
R
ROTC (sometimes called rot-see): Reserve Officer Training Course
R&R: Rest and Relaxation/Recreation
S
SOCOM (so-com): Special Operations Command
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
T
TDY: Temporary Duty
TLA: Temporary Living Allowance
TLE: Temporary Lodging Entitlement
U
V
W
X
XO: Executive Officer
Y

Z




1 comment:

  1. It is nice post and i found some interesting information on cdc uniforms. Keep it up

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