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  1. The OC Josh

    The OC Josh Member

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    Have you ever thought of stickying a thread with most of the acornyms used on the site? For someone new to the site, I didn't know what MOC, LOA, CinC etc. Just an idea.
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    A good idea - if there is one on this board I haven't found it yet! I hang out on a Disney Board as well and they have a link to one since everyone asks the same questions all the time. I have mastered MOC and LOA, but there are a lot of terms (especially when someone is discussing service later in the AF/Navy) that I have no idea of what they mean.
     
  3. proudmama

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    Disney Board?

    This is the second time I have seen "DIsney Board" referenced here... what is that?

    Proudmama
     
  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Uh oh, that was probably me! Just another board like this one, but the focus is on helping other people prepare for their trips to Disney World (or Land) rather than on the Service Academies. I know there are a lot of them out there but if you're actually looking for one, I think the best is disboards.com. Very similar format and concept to this, but a WHOLE lot more people! (Guess more people go to Disney than to a SA!).
     
  5. TacticalNuke

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    If some of our members would like to take the lead on developing this, I'd be more than willing to put up an acronyms page with the information.
     
  6. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Hm, we currently have a trip to WDW booked for the end of August. Of course now that DS is planning on AFA, Parents' Weekend is Labor Day. So we've been discussing the options - taking the younger kids (then 17 and 15) with us, seeing USAFA, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, etc. - they've never been out there. Or sticking with Disney and having DH and I share time out with DS in Colorado over that weekend while one of us stays home with the other two (we'd probably overlap days).

    For debate purposes, I brought it up with each of the other boys separately. DS16 went to Disney with me last year. When I asked him which he'd rather do, he said that they both sounded like fun - he'd like to see Colorado and had been to Disney but would do either. When I asked DS14 (who didn't go to Disney), his response was "I'd REALLY rather not do either!" :rolleyes:

    Anyways, just looking back on a thread where I was lost - a couple acronyms I didn't know were PME, MSSQ, and WSO?!
     
  7. mumsyto3

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    Thank you to TPG for taking the initiative to do this!

    How about CVW, 1/C, 2/C, 3/C, 4/C, MIDN, cow, yuk, sophmore, youngster, firstie, WCS, CGO, MALO, RD (regional director), AIM?
     
  8. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    I added a couple things...

    1/C – 1st Classman or Senior
    2/C – 2nd Classman or junior
    3/C – 3rd Classman or sophomore
    4/C – 4th Classman or freshman
    A-day - Acceptance Day (USMA)
    AIM - Academy Information Meeting
    ALO – Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    BCT – USAFA Basic Cadet Training
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    Cadet – A Student who is attending USMA, USMAPS, UASFA, AROTC and AFROTC
    CGO – Candidate Guidance Office (Admissions Office)
    COW – Junior at USMA
    CVW – Candidate Visitation Weekend
    Firstie - Senior
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    Kings Point - United States Merchant Marine Academy
    LOA – letter of Assurance
    MALO – USMA Military Academy Liaison Officer
    MOC – member of Congress
    MIDN – Midshipman
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MSSQ - Mission Support Squadron
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    New cadet - USMA cadet during Beast, on A-day they become a cadet
    NROTC – Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps
    NROTC (MO) - Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (Marine Option)
    nULL – Freshman in the VWIL program at Mary Baldwin College
    OCC – USMC Officers Candidates Course
    OCS – Officers Candidates School
    OTS – USAF Officer Training School
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    Plebe – a freshman student at either USMA or USNA
    PME - Professional Military Education
    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day.
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    RD – Regional Admissions Director
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    SA – Service Academy
    SLS - Summer Leaders Seminar (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    TBS – USMC “The Basic School”
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS - United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USCG – United States Coast Guard
    USCGA – United States Coast Guard Academy
    USMA – United States Military Academy
    USMAPS – United States Military Academy Preparatory School
    USMC – United States Marine Corps
    USMMA – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    USN – United States Army
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    WSO - Weapon System Officer
    WCS – Whole Candidate Score
    Yearling – A Sophomore (USMA)
    Youngster - sophomore (USNA)
    Yuk – sophomore (USMA)
     
  9. Luigi59

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    Corrections:

    AIM = Academy Introduction Mission (not Information Meeting)
    Cadet - also a USCGA student
    R-Day = Reporting-In Day at USCGA, (not just used at USMA).



    Additions:

    AAP - USCGA Academy Admissions Partner
    Bulkhead - wall
    CGAS - Coast Guard Academy Scholars program
    Deck - floor
    FR&W - Formal Room & Wing Inspection
    Head - bathroom
    LMO - Last Military Obligation
    Ladderwell - stairs
    MMI - Marion Military Institute
    NMMI - New Mexico Military Institute
    ODU - Operational Dress Uniform
    P-Way or Passageway - hallway
    Rack - bed
    Swab - USCGA freshman (4/c) cadet
    TDY - Temporary Duty Assignment
    UCMJ - Uniform Code of Military Justice
    Wardroom - cafeteria
    XO - Executive Officer
     
  10. Just_A_Mom

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    PMS - Professor of Military Science
    CFA - Candidate Fitness Assessment
     
  11. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Correction to the correction...I looked up AIM again. Per the USMA Field Force it stands for Admissions Information Meeting (I had orginally posted Academy Information Meeting).

    TPG - I guess you will have to list two possible meanings for AIM.
     
  12. mumsyto3

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    How about PPW (plebe parent weekend?) and PPQ (potentially pilot qualified)?
     
  13. The OC Josh

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    Thank you guys so much!

    I didn't know most of these!
     
  14. TacticalNuke

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    Let me know when the list is ready and I can add it as a sticky or a page on the site. :thumb:
     
  15. Luigi59

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    Academy Introduction Mission not meeting.

    http://www.cga.edu/display.aspx?id=2942

    A few more:

    BCG - Birth Control Glasses
    CCEB - Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board
    DOD - Department of Defense
    DHS - Department of Homeland Security
    DOT - Department of Transportation
    EA - Early Action admissions
    IT - Incentive/Inspirational Training
    MARAD - Martime Administration
    PDA - Public Display of Affection
    PEP - Performance Enhancement Program
    PFE - Physical Fitness Evaluation
    PT - Physical Training
    SAR - Search and Rescue
     
  16. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Thanks for the list. One I keep hearing is UPT, which I know means pilot training, but not what the U stands for! :confused:
     
  17. buff81

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    Correction please :thumb:
     
  18. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    Freudian slip??? :yllol:
     
  19. mom3boys

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    SAP=study abroad program
     
  20. gunner1zeus

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    POV= CAR why have a acronym the same amount of letters as what it's describing???:confused::rolleyes:
     

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