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  1. TacticalNuke

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    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    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&F – Accounting and Finance
    AAP – Academy Admissions Partner (USCGA)
    AAR – After Action Review
    ACC – Air Combat Command
    ACU – Army Combat Uniform
    A-day – Acceptance Day (USMA)
    AD – Active Duty
    AD/DS or AD/DW – Active Duty Dependent Spouse or Active Duty/Dependent Wife
    ADO – Assistant Director of Operations
    ADSC - Active Duty Service Commitment
    ADSO - Active Duty Service Obligation
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    Aft – Rear of a Ship
    AI – Additional Instruction
    AIAD – Academic Individual Advanced Development
    AIM – Academy Introduction Mission
    ALO – Admissions Liaison Officer (USAFA)
    ALO – Air Liaison Officer -- calls in air strikes for the Army via AF
    ANG – Army National Guard
    AOG – Association Of Graduates
    APFT – Army Physical Fitness Test
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AY – Academic Year
    BAC – Base Administration Center
    BAH – Basic Allowance for Housing
    BCT – Basic Cadet Training (USAFA)
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BFE – Big Fat envelope
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front (close relative of KISS)
    BMC – Branch Medical Clinic
    BOQ/VOQ – Bachelor Officer's Quarters/Visiting Officer's Quarter
    Bow – Front of a ship
    Bright-work – anything shiny, generally needs to be polished daily
    BUDS – Basic Underwater Demolitions School
    Bulkhead – Wall
    BZ/IBZ/ABZ – Below Zone/In/Above --- promotions
    C – anything --- cargo/transport i.e 5, 130
    Cadet – A Student who is attending USMA, USMAPS, USAFA, USCGA, AROTC or AFROTC
    CBT – Cadet Basic Training
    CC – Commander of the squadron
    CC – Cadet Candidate at USMAPS (West Point Prep)
    CCBT – Cadet Candidate Basic Training
    CCEB – Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board
    CFA – Candidate Fitness Assessment
    CFS – Candidate Fitness Score
    CFT – Cadet Field Training
    CGAS – Coast Guard Academy Scholars program
    CGO – Candidate Guidance Office (Admissions Office)
    CIET – Cadet Initial Entry Training (summer training for AROTC cadets, usually taken after completing the MS-I year)
    CLDT – Cadet Leader Development Training
    CNO – Chief of Naval Operations
    CO – Commanding Officer
    COLA – Cost of Living Allowance
    Company grade – O-1 to O-3
    COR – Cadet Observation Report
    Cow – Junior at USMA
    CPR - Complete Pending Review
    CSO – Combat Systems Officer
    CTLT – Cadet Troop Leadership Training
    CTO – Company Training Officer
    CULP – Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency
    CVW – Candidate Visitation Weekend
    CWO – Chief Warrant Officer
    DANT – Commandant
    DD – Dear daughter
    Deck – Floor
    DFAS – Defense Finance and Accounting Services
    DG – Distinguished Graduate
    DHS – Department of Homeland Security
    DITY – Do it yourself [move] (deprecated, now PPM)
    DLA – Dislocation Allowance - paycheck you get for moving
    DNP – Do Not Promote
    DO – Deputy Ops
    DOD – Department of Defense
    DoDMERB – Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board
    DOR – Drop on Request (i.e., quit)
    DOT – Department of Transportation
    DP – Definitely Promote
    Dream Sheet/Form 90 – Your wish list submitted for next assignment
    DS – Dear son/Dear spouse
    DWO – Deck Watch Officer
    E – anything --- electronic - EA 6
    EA – Early Action admissions
    EGA – Eagle Globe and Anchor
    EOIT – Engineering Officer in Training
    EP – Emergency Procedure
    EQ – Exceptionally Qualified (grading system)
    EWO – Electronic Warfare Officer
    F – anything --- fighters i.e. F-15, 16, 22, 35, etc
    FEB – Flight Evaluation Board
    FFR - Field Force Representative
    Field Grade – O-4 to O-6
    Firstie – Senior
    Fish – Freshman at Texas A&M
    Flag – Generals and above
    Flight Deck – Top Floor
    FNG – Friggin New Guy/Gal
    FR&W – Formal Room & Wing Inspection
    FS – Fighter Squadron
    FTU – Fighter Training Unit
    FVE – Falcon Visitation Experience
    FW – Fighter Wing
    GIB – Guy in Back = WSO/RIO
    Head – Bathroom
    HQ – Head Quarters
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    IC – intercollegiate [athlete]
    IFS – Initial Flight Screening
    Indoc – USMMA Induction
    IOCT – Indoor obstacle course test
    IOTC – Indoor Obstacle Training Course
    IP/IWSO – Instructor Pilot/WSO
    IST – Infantry Skills Team
    IT – Incentive Training, inspirational Training, Punishment PT
    JIATF – Joint Interagency Task Force
    JPME – Joint PME
    JROTC – Junior Reserve Officer training Corps
    JSOTF – JT Special Operations Task Force
    JTF – Jt Task Force
    Kings Point – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Knob – Freshman at The Citadel
    Ladder well – Stairs
    LDAC- AROTC, Leader Development and Assessment Course
    LDO – Limited Duty Officer, someone commissioned in the Navy having technical expertise in their field, not eligible for command
    LE – Law Enforcement
    LES – Leave/Earning Statement -- paycheck
    LMO – Last Military Obligation
    LOA – Letter of Assurance
    LOE - Letter of Encouragement (USMA)
    Main Deck – Bottom Floor
    MALO – USMA Military Academy Liaison Officer
    MARAD – Maritime Administration
    MIAD – Military Individual Advanced Development
    MID/MIDN – Midshipman
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MMA – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    MMI – Marion Military Institute
    MOC – Member of Congress
    MOS – Military Occupational Specialty
    MPC – Military Personnel Center (for the AF where your assignment comes from)
    MRP – Medical Rehabilitation Platoon
    MSC – Military Sealift Command
    MSSQ – Mission Support Squadron
    Mustang – An officer in the Naval service that served generally more that 4 years as an enlisted person
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    New Cadet – USMA cadet during Beast, on A-day they become a cadet
    NG – National Guard
    NIFT – Navigator Introductory Flight Training
    NMMI – New Mexico Military Institute
    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
    NWU – Navy Working Uniform
    OCC – USMC Officers Candidates Course
    OCS – Officers Candidates School
    ODU – Operational Dress Uniform
    OER/OPR – Officer Evaluation Review or Performance
    OML- Order of Merit List
    OQT – Officer Qualifying Test
    OTS – USAF Officer Training School
    P – Promote
    PA – Public Affairs
    PACAF – Pacific Air Force
    PAI – Personal Appearance Inspection
    Passageway – (P-Way) Hallway
    PCP – Physical Conditioning Platoon
    PCS – Permanent Change of Station
    PDA – Public Display of Affection
    PEP – Performance Enhancement Program
    PFE – Physical Fitness Evaluation
    PI – Personnel Inspection
    PIAD – Physical Individual Advanced Development
    PKT – Plebe Knowledge Test
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    PLT – Platoon
    Plebe – A freshman student at either USMA, USNA, or USMMA
    PME – Professional Military Education
    PMS – Professor of Military Science
    PNS – Professor of Naval Science
    Port – Left hand side of a ship when facing the bow
    POV – Privately Owned Vehicle
    PPM - Personally Procured Move (formerly DITY)
    PPQ – Potentially Pilot Qualified
    PPW – Plebe parent Weekend
    PRT – Physical readiness test
    PT – Physical Training
    P-Way or Passageway – Hallway
    QMED – Qualified Member of the Engineering Department
    QNS – Qualified not selected
    QNV – Qualified no vacancy
    RA – Regular Admissions (USCGA)
    Rack – Bed
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    RC – Regional Commander
    RD – Regional Admissions Director
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day and Reporting in day at USCGA.
    RHIP- Rank Has Its Privileges
    RIF – Reduction in Force - comparable to a layoff
    RIO – Radio Intercept Officer = WSO
    ROCI – Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    RTO – Regimental Training Officer
    RTOA – Regimental Training officer Assistant
    RTU – Replacement Training Unit
    SA – Service Academy
    SAMI – Saturday AM Inspection
    SAP – Study Abroad Program
    SAR – Search and Rescue
    Scuttlebutt – water fountain or gossip
    SEAL – SEa Air Land (Navy Special Forces)
    SERB – Selective Early Retirement Board
    SERE – Survival Evasion Resistance Escape training
    Shack – Direct hit on target (e.g., bullseye)
    SLE – Summer Leaders Experience (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program (ANG)
    South Com – Southern Command
    SQ3R – Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
    SQD – Squad
    Starboard – Right hand side of a ship when facing the bow
    SUNT – Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training
    Supe – Superintendent
    SUPT – Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
    Swab – USCGA Freshman (4th class Cadet)
    TAD – Temporary Assigned Duty
    TATTOO – CTO training time with plebes
    TBS – The Basic School (USMC)
    TDY – Temporary Duty Assignment
    TEE – Term End Exam
    TemDUINS – Temporary Duty Under INStruction
    TLA – Temporary Living Allowance (subsidy for living in a hotel when you PCS)
    TLQ – Temporary Living Quarters (hotel/housing on base while you receive TLA)
    TM – Team Movement
    TMO – Transportation Movement Office (your movers)
    TWE – Thin White Envelope
    UAV – Predator
    UCMJ – Uniform Code of Military justice
    UNT – Undergraduate Navigator Training
    UPT – Undergraduate Pilot Training
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS – United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USAFE – USAF Europe
    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 Navy
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    Wardroom – Officers mess or cafeteria
    WCS – Whole Candidate Score
    WIC – Weapons Instructor Course - Nellis for AF
    Wing King – Commander of the Wing
    WO – Warrant Officer
    WSO – Weapon System Officer
    XO – Executive Officer
    Yearling – A Sophomore (at USMA)
    Youngster – A Sophomore (at USNA)
    YP – Yard Patrol Craft, a small USNA training ship
    Yuk – sophomore (At USMA)
    Zero Deck – Basement

    Thanks to all who contributed to the original thread.
     
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  2. mumsyto3

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    I think someone asked about TWE= Thin White Envelope and BFE=Big Fat envelope
     
  3. coolsailing

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    New acronym sprung on me today

    EGA = Eagle Globe and Anchor
     
  4. Pima

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    TLQ = Temporary Living Quarters --- hotel/housing on base while you receive TLA
    ADO = Assistant Deputy Officer
    AD = Active Duty
    AD/DS or AD/DW = Active Duty Dependent Spouse/ Dependent Wife
    COLA = Cost of Living Allowance
    DFAS = Paycharts.
    FNG = F***ing New Guy/Gal
     
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  5. BeatNavy

    BeatNavy USMA Cadet

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    BAH - Basic Allowance for Housing
     
  6. js3486

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    a few more

    TemDUINS= Temporary Duty Under INStruction
    Scuttlebutt= water fountain or gossip
    Bright-work= anything shiny, generally needs to be polished daily
    Mustang= An Officer in the Naval service that served generally more that 4 years as an enlisted person
    DOR= Drop on Request, quit
    LDO= Limited Duty Officer, someone commisioned in the Navy having technical expertise in their field, not eligible for command
    Quarterdeck=any entry point for personnel
     
  7. coolsailing

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    Couple more that have come up in conversations

    MSC - Military Sealift Command
    SERE - Survival Evasion Resistance Escape training
     
  8. bsa07eagle

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    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    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 & F – Accounting and Finance
    AAP – USCGA Academy Admissions Partner
    AAR – After Action Review
    ACC – Air Command
    A-day – Acceptance Day (USMA)
    AD – Active Duty
    AD/DS or AD/DW – Active Duty Dependent Spouse/ Dependent Wife
    ADO – Assistant Deputy Officer
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    Aft – Rear of a Ship
    AI – Additional Instruction
    AIAD – Academic Individual Advanced Development
    AIM – Academy Information Meeting; Academy Introduction Mission; Admissions Information Meeting
    AIM – Academy Introduction Mission (not Information Meeting)
    ALO – Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer
    ALO – also is an Air Liaison Officer -- calls in air strikes for the Army via AF
    ANG – Army National Guard
    AOG – Association Of Graduates (West Point)
    APFT – Army Physical Fitness Test
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AY – Academic Year
    BAC – Base Administration Center
    BAH – Basic Allowance for Housing
    BCG – Birth Control Glasses; otherwise known as prescription glasses.
    BCT – USAFA Basic Cadet Training
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BFE – Big Fat envelope
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front (close relative of KISS)
    BMC – Branch Medical Clinic
    BOQ/VOQ – Bachelor Officer's Quarters/Visiting Officer's Quarter
    Bow – Front of a ship
    Bright-work – anything shiny, generally needs to be polished daily
    BUDS – Basic Underwater Demolitions School
    Bulkhead – Wall
    BZ/IBZ/ABZ – Below Zone/In/Above --- promotions
    C – anything --- cargo/transport i.e 5, 130
    Cadet – A Student who is attending USMA, USMAPS, UASFA, USCGA, AROTC and AFROTC
    CBT – Cadet Basic Training
    CC – Commander of the squadron
    CC – Cadet Candidate at USMAPS (West Point Prep)
    CCBT – Cadet Candidate Basic Training
    CCEB – Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board
    CFA – Candidate Fitness Assessment
    CFS – Candidate Fitness Score
    CFT – Cadet Field Training
    CGAS – Coast Guard Academy Scholars program
    CGO – Candidate Guidance Office (Admissions Office)
    CLDT – Cadet Leader Development Training
    CNO – Chief of Naval Operations
    CO – Commanding Officer
    COLA – Cost of Living Allowance
    Company – O-1 - O-3
    COR – Cadet Observation Report
    COW – Junior at USMA
    CSO – Combat Systems Officer
    CTLT – Cadet Troop Leadership Training
    CTO – Company Training Officer
    CVW – Candidate Visitation Weekend
    CWO – Chief Warrant Officer
    DANT – Commandant
    DD – Dear daughter
    Deck – Floor
    DFAS – Paycharts.
    DG – Distinguished Graduate
    DHS – Department of Homeland Security
    DITY – Do it yourself
    DLA – Dislocation Allowance - paycheck you get for moving
    DNP – Do Not Promote
    DO – Deputy Ops
    DOD – Department of Defense
    DoDMERB – Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board
    DOR – Drop on Request, quit
    DOT – Department of Transportation
    DP – Definitely Promote
    Dream Sheet/Form 90 – Your wish list submitted for next assignment
    DS – Dear son/Dear spouse
    DWO – Deck Watch Officer
    E – anything --- electronic - EA 6
    EA – Early Action admissions
    EGA – Eagle Globe and Anchor
    EOIT – Engineering Officer in Training
    EP – Emergency Procedure
    EQ – Exceptionally Qualified (grading system)
    EWO – Electronic Warfare Officer
    F – anything --- fighters i.e. F-15, 16, 22, 35, etc
    FEB – Flight Evaluation Board
    Field Grade – O-4 - O-6
    Firstie – Senior
    Flag – Generals and above
    Flight Deck – Top Floor
    FNG – F***ing New Guy/Gal
    FR&W – Formal Room & Wing Inspection
    FS – Fighter Squadron
    FTU – Fighter Training Unit
    FW – Fighter Wing
    GIB – Guy in Back = WSO/RIO
    Head – Bathroom
    HQ – Head Quarters
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    IFS – Initial Flight Screening
    Indoc – USMMA Induction
    IOCT – Indoor obstacle course test
    IOTC – Indoor Obstacle Training Course
    IP/IWSO – Instructor Pilot/WSO
    IT – Incentive Training, inspirational Training, Punishment PT
    JIATF – Joint Interagency Task Force
    JPME – Joint PME
    JROTC – Junior Reserve Officer training Corps
    JSOTF – JT Special Operations Task Force
    JTF – Jt Task Force
    Kings Point – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Knob – Freshman at The Citadel
    Ladder well – Stairs
    LDO – Limited Duty Officer, someone commisioned in the Navy having technical expertise in their field, not eligible for command
    LE – Law Enforcement
    LES – Leave/Earning Statement -- paycheck
    LMO – Last Military Obligation
    LOA – letter of Assurance
    Main Deck – Bottom Floor
    MALO – USMA Military Academy Liaison Officer
    MARAD – Maritime Administration
    MIAD – Military Individual Advanced Development
    MIDN – Midshipman
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MMA – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    MMI – Marion Military Institute
    MOC – member of Congress
    MOS – Military Occupational Specialty
    MPC – Military Personnel Center (for the AF where your assignment comes from)
    MRP – Medical Rehabilitation Platoon
    MSC – Military Sealift Command
    MSSQ – Mission Support Squadron
    Mustang – An Officer in the Naval service that served generally more that 4 years as an enlisted person
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    New Cadet – USMA cadet during Beast, on A-day they become a cadet
    NG – National Guard
    NIFT – Navigator Introductory Flight Training
    NMMI – New Mexico Military Institute
    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
    ODU – Operational Dress Uniform
    OER/OPR – Officer Evaluation Review or Performance
    OQT – Officer Qualifying Test
    OTS – USAF Officer Training School
    P – Promote
    PA – Public Affairs --- news
    PACAF – Pacific Air Force
    PAI – Personal Appearance Inspection
    Passageway – (P-Way) Hallway
    PCP – Physical Conditioning Platoon (Also known as the “Pork Chop Platoon” You never want to go here)
    PCS – Permanent Change of Station
    PDA – Public Display of Affection
    PEP – Performance Enhancement Program
    PFE – Physical Fitness Evaluation
    PI – Personnel Inspection
    PIAD – Physical Individual Advanced Development
    PKT – Plebe Knowledge Test
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    Plebe – a freshman student at either USMA, USNA, or USMMA
    PME – Professional Military Education
    PMS – Professor of Military Science
    Port – left hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    POV – Privately Owned Vehicle
    PPQ – Potentially Pilot Qualified
    PPW – Plebe parent Weekend
    PT – Physical Training
    P-Way or Passageway – hallway
    QMED – Qualified Member of the Engineering Department
    Quarterdeck – any entry point for personnel
    RA – Regular Admissions (USCGA)
    Rack – Bed
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    RD – Regional Admissions Director
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day and Reporting in day at USCGA.
    RIF – Reduction in Forces - comparable to lay-offs
    RIO – Radio Intercept Officer = WSO
    ROCI – Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    RTO – Regimental Training Officer
    RTOA – Regimental Training officer Assistant
    RTU – Replacement Training Unit
    SA – Service Academy
    SAMI – Saturday AM Inspection
    SAP – Study Abroad Program
    SAR – Search and Rescue
    Scuttlebutt – water fountain or gossip
    SEAL – SEa Air Land (Navy Special Forces)
    SERB – Selective Early Retirement Board
    SERE – Survival Evasion Resistance Escape training
    Shack – Bulls eye for hitting the target
    SLS – Summer Leaders Seminar (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program (ANG)
    South Com – Southern Command
    SQ3R– Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
    Starboard – Right hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    SUNT – Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training
    SUPE – Superintendent
    SUPT – Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
    Swab – USCGA Freshman (4th class Cadet)
    TAD – Temporary Assigned Duty
    TATTOO – CTO training time with plebes
    TBS – USMC “The Basic School”
    TDY – Temporary Duty Assignment
    TEE – Term End Exam
    TemDUINS – Temporary Duty Under INStruction
    TLA – Temporary Living Allowance (subsidy for living in a hotel when you PCS)
    TLQ – Temporary Living Quarters (hotel/housing on base while you receive TLA)
    TM – Team Movement
    TMO – Transportation Movement Office (your movers)
    TWE – Thin White Envelope
    UAV – Predator
    UCMJ – Uniform Code of Military justice
    UNT – Undergraduate Navigator Training
    UPT – Undergraduate Pilot Training
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS – United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USAFE – USAF Europe
    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 Navy
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    Wardroom – Officers Mess or Cafeteria
    WCS – Whole Candidate Score
    WIC – Weapons Instructor Course - Nellis for AF
    WING KING – Commander of the Wing
    WO – Warrant Officer
    WSO – Weapon System Officer
    XO – Executive Officer
    Yearling – A Sophomore (at USMA)
    Youngster – A Sophomore (at USNA)
    YP – Yard Patrol Craft, a small USNA training ship
    Yuk – sophomore (At USMA)
    Zero Deck – Basement
     
  9. TacticalNuke

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    Thanks for adding to the list, bsa07eagle. I've updated the original post.

    -TN
     
  10. Zaphod

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    Come on! You guys are leaving out all the ones that the .mil REALLY uses!

    BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again!
    SNAFU - Situation Normal: All [blanked] Up
    TARFU - Thigs are REALLY [blanked] Up!
    FUBAR - [Blanked] Up Beyond All Recognition (or Repair)
    IHTFP - I Hate This [blanking] Place (alternatively: I Have Truly Found Paradise or I Hope There's a Friday Parade!)
    TU - [blank] Up (Broken)
    AFU - All [blanked] Up


    So when you hear that there was a SNAFU when MIDN 4/C Gish and MIDN 4/C Door both forgot to clean their room and it was found to be FUBAR during random room inspection, that the inspecting upperclassmen had left the room TU and AFU, and that Door and Gish were about to get BOHICA'd, and that the entire mess had them scrawling IHTFP all overr their letters home, you'll understand WTF is being said. :biggrin:

    BTW, unless they've changed things, the Zero Deck is not the basement. It is the first floor. The basement doesn't have a number.

    I lived on 4-0 during Plebe Year. Thank God I didn't have to chop up to 1-4 (although I did live up there the rest of my three years).
     
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  11. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    No foul. Their board, their rules.:smile:

    The kids will learn the uncensored versions on their own. Trust me. :thumb:
     
  12. Pima

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    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    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 & F – Accounting and Finance
    AAP – USCGA Academy Admissions Partner
    AAR – After Action Review
    ACC – Air Command
    A-day – Acceptance Day (USMA)
    AD – Active Duty
    AD/DS or AD/DW – Active Duty Dependent Spouse/ Dependent Wife
    ADO – Assistant Deputy Officer
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    Aft – Rear of a Ship
    AI – Additional Instruction
    AIAD – Academic Individual Advanced Development
    AIM – Academy Information Meeting; Academy Introduction Mission; Admissions Information Meeting
    AIM – Academy Introduction Mission (not Information Meeting)
    ALO – Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer
    ALO – also is an Air Liaison Officer -- calls in air strikes for the Army via AF
    ANG – Army National Guard
    AOG – Association Of Graduates (West Point)
    APFT – Army Physical Fitness Test
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AY – Academic Year
    BAC – Base Administration Center
    BAH – Basic Allowance for Housing
    BCG – Birth Control Glasses; otherwise known as prescription glasses.
    BCT – USAFA Basic Cadet Training
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BFE – Big Fat envelope
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front (close relative of KISS)
    BMC – Branch Medical Clinic
    BOQ/VOQ – Bachelor Officer's Quarters/Visiting Officer's Quarter
    Bow – Front of a ship
    Bright-work – anything shiny, generally needs to be polished daily
    BUDS – Basic Underwater Demolitions School
    Bulkhead – Wall
    BZ/IBZ/ABZ – Below Zone/In/Above --- promotions
    C – anything --- cargo/transport i.e 5, 130
    Cadet – A Student who is attending USMA, USMAPS, UASFA, USCGA, AROTC and AFROTC
    CBT – Cadet Basic Training
    CC – Commander of the squadron
    CC – Cadet Candidate at USMAPS (West Point Prep)
    CCBT – Cadet Candidate Basic Training
    CCEB – Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board
    CFA – Candidate Fitness Assessment
    CFS – Candidate Fitness Score
    CFT – Cadet Field Training
    CGAS – Coast Guard Academy Scholars program
    CGO – Candidate Guidance Office (Admissions Office)
    CLDT – Cadet Leader Development Training
    CNO – Chief of Naval Operations
    CO – Commanding Officer
    COLA – Cost of Living Allowance
    Company – O-1 - O-3
    COR – Cadet Observation Report
    COW – Junior at USMA
    CSO – Combat Systems Officer
    CTLT – Cadet Troop Leadership Training
    CTO – Company Training Officer
    CVW – Candidate Visitation Weekend
    CWO – Chief Warrant Officer
    DANT – Commandant
    DD – Dear daughter
    Deck – Floor
    DFAS – Paycharts.
    DG – Distinguished Graduate
    DHS – Department of Homeland Security
    DITY – Do it yourself
    DLA – Dislocation Allowance - paycheck you get for moving
    DNP – Do Not Promote
    DO – Deputy Ops
    DOD – Department of Defense
    DoDMERB – Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board
    DOR – Drop on Request, quit
    DOT – Department of Transportation
    DP – Definitely Promote
    Dream Sheet/Form 90 – Your wish list submitted for next assignment
    DS – Dear son/Dear spouse
    DWO – Deck Watch Officer
    E – anything --- electronic - EA 6
    EA – Early Action admissions
    EGA – Eagle Globe and Anchor
    EOIT – Engineering Officer in Training
    EP – Emergency Procedure
    EQ – Exceptionally Qualified (grading system)
    EWO – Electronic Warfare Officer
    F – anything --- fighters i.e. F-15, 16, 22, 35, etc
    FEB – Flight Evaluation Board
    Field Grade – O-4 - O-6
    Firstie – Senior
    Flag – Generals and above
    Flight Deck – Top Floor
    FNG – F***ing New Guy/Gal
    FR&W – Formal Room & Wing Inspection
    FS – Fighter Squadron
    FTU – Fighter Training Unit
    FW – Fighter Wing
    GIB – Guy in Back = WSO/RIO
    Head – Bathroom
    HQ – Head Quarters
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    IFS – Initial Flight Screening
    Indoc – USMMA Induction
    IOCT – Indoor obstacle course test
    IOTC – Indoor Obstacle Training Course
    IP/IWSO – Instructor Pilot/WSO
    IT – Incentive Training, inspirational Training, Punishment PT
    JIATF – Joint Interagency Task Force
    JPME – Joint PME
    JROTC – Junior Reserve Officer training Corps
    JSOTF – JT Special Operations Task Force
    JTF – Jt Task Force
    Kings Point – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Knob – Freshman at The Citadel
    Ladder well – Stairs
    LDO – Limited Duty Officer, someone commisioned in the Navy having technical expertise in their field, not eligible for command
    LE – Law Enforcement
    LES – Leave/Earning Statement -- paycheck
    LMO – Last Military Obligation
    LOA – letter of Assurance
    Main Deck – Bottom Floor
    MALO – USMA Military Academy Liaison Officer
    MARAD – Maritime Administration
    MIAD – Military Individual Advanced Development
    MIDN – Midshipman
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MMA – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    MMI – Marion Military Institute
    MOC – member of Congress
    MOS – Military Occupational Specialty
    MPC – Military Personnel Center (for the AF where your assignment comes from)
    MRP – Medical Rehabilitation Platoon
    MSC – Military Sealift Command
    MSSQ – Mission Support Squadron
    Mustang – An Officer in the Naval service that served generally more that 4 years as an enlisted person
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    New Cadet – USMA cadet during Beast, on A-day they become a cadet
    NG – National Guard
    NIFT – Navigator Introductory Flight Training
    NMMI – New Mexico Military Institute
    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
    ODU – Operational Dress Uniform
    OER/OPR – Officer Evaluation Review or Performance
    OQT – Officer Qualifying Test
    OTS – USAF Officer Training School
    P – Promote
    PA – Public Affairs --- news
    PACAF – Pacific Air Force
    PAI – Personal Appearance Inspection
    Passageway – (P-Way) Hallway
    PCP – Physical Conditioning Platoon (Also known as the “Pork Chop Platoon” You never want to go here)
    PCS – Permanent Change of Station
    PDA – Public Display of Affection
    PEP – Performance Enhancement Program
    PFE – Physical Fitness Evaluation
    PI – Personnel Inspection
    PIAD – Physical Individual Advanced Development
    PKT – Plebe Knowledge Test
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    Plebe – a freshman student at either USMA, USNA, or USMMA
    PME – Professional Military Education
    PMS – Professor of Military Science
    Port – left hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    POV – Privately Owned Vehicle
    PPQ – Potentially Pilot Qualified
    PPW – Plebe parent Weekend
    PT – Physical Training
    P-Way or Passageway – hallway
    QMED – Qualified Member of the Engineering Department
    Quarterdeck – any entry point for personnel
    RA – Regular Admissions (USCGA)
    Rack – Bed
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    RD – Regional Admissions Director
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day and Reporting in day at USCGA.
    RHIP- Rank Has Its Privileges
    RIF – Reduction in Forces - comparable to lay-offs
    RIO – Radio Intercept Officer = WSO
    ROCI – Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    RTO – Regimental Training Officer
    RTOA – Regimental Training officer Assistant
    RTU – Replacement Training Unit
    SA – Service Academy
    SAMI – Saturday AM Inspection
    SAP – Study Abroad Program
    SAR – Search and Rescue
    Scuttlebutt – water fountain or gossip
    SEAL – SEa Air Land (Navy Special Forces)
    SERB – Selective Early Retirement Board
    SERE – Survival Evasion Resistance Escape training
    Shack – Bulls eye for hitting the target
    SLS – Summer Leaders Seminar (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program (ANG)
    South Com – Southern Command
    SQ3R– Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
    Starboard – Right hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    SUNT – Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training
    SUPE – Superintendent
    SUPT – Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
    Swab – USCGA Freshman (4th class Cadet)
    TAD – Temporary Assigned Duty
    TATTOO – CTO training time with plebes
    TBS – USMC “The Basic School”
    TDY – Temporary Duty Assignment
    TEE – Term End Exam
    TemDUINS – Temporary Duty Under INStruction
    TLA – Temporary Living Allowance (subsidy for living in a hotel when you PCS)
    TLQ – Temporary Living Quarters (hotel/housing on base while you receive TLA)
    TM – Team Movement
    TMO – Transportation Movement Office (your movers)
    TWE – Thin White Envelope
    UAV – Predator
    UCMJ – Uniform Code of Military justice
    UNT – Undergraduate Navigator Training
    UPT – Undergraduate Pilot Training
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS – United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USAFE – USAF Europe
    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 Navy
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    Wardroom – Officers Mess or Cafeteria
    WCS – Whole Candidate Score
    WIC – Weapons Instructor Course - Nellis for AF
    WING KING – Commander of the Wing
    WO – Warrant Officer
    WSO – Weapon System Officer
    XO – Executive Officer
    Yearling – A Sophomore (at USMA)
    Youngster – A Sophomore (at USNA)
    YP – Yard Patrol Craft, a small USNA training ship
    Yuk – sophomore (At USMA)
    Zero Deck – Basement
     
  13. Zaphod

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    Wait until the Navy types have to start learning internal comm circuit designations.

    1MC
    21MC
    JA
    JL

    ... and about 30 others. :eek:


    ETA: Hey! Lookie what I found!

    Linkie

    Who will be the next Phantom Growler? :biggrin:
     
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    I thought it was BUD/S which stood for Basic Underwater Demolitions/SEAL

    Although there is a good chance I’m wrong.
     
  15. TacticalNuke

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    You are correct, I updated the original post. Thank you for catching that.

    -TN
     
  16. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    Some I've been seeing

    OML- Order of Merit List
    LDAC- ? I know what it is, but not what it stands for...
    ADSO- ?

    These are ROTC terms (except OML, it's generic) and I've seen them on several occasions. Ldac isn't hard, I know what it is but have never heard the actual explanation of what it stands for.
     
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    ADSO- active duty service obligation- the time one must spend in the service after graduating from an academy or an ROTC program. one's ADSO can increase for things like grad school, increased chance at a specific branch, specialized military training for certain jobs, etc.

    LDAC-Leader Development and Assessment Course- usually taken by AROTC students between their junior and senior year, this month-long course tests basic soldiering skills while preparing cadets to commission after graduation. LDAC is at Ft. Lewis, Washington
     
  18. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    “Prep School” – USAFA Preparatory School
    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 & F – Accounting and Finance
    AAP – USCGA Academy Admissions Partner
    AAR – After Action Review
    ACC – Air Command
    A-day – Acceptance Day (USMA)
    AD – Active Duty
    AD/DS or AD/DW – Active Duty Dependent Spouse/ Dependent Wife
    ADO – Assistant Deputy Officer
    ADSO- active duty service obligation
    AFROTC – Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
    Aft – Rear of a Ship
    AI – Additional Instruction
    AIAD – Academic Individual Advanced Development
    AIM – Academy Information Meeting; Academy Introduction Mission; Admissions Information Meeting
    AIM – Academy Introduction Mission (not Information Meeting)
    ALO – Air Force Admissions Liaison Officer
    ALO – also is an Air Liaison Officer -- calls in air strikes for the Army via AF
    ANG – Army National Guard
    AOG – Association Of Graduates (West Point)
    APFT – Army Physical Fitness Test
    AROTC – Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
    AY – Academic Year
    BAC – Base Administration Center
    BAH – Basic Allowance for Housing
    BCG – Birth Control Glasses; otherwise known as prescription glasses.
    BCT – USAFA Basic Cadet Training
    Beast – Beast Barracks or USMA’s Cadet Basic Training
    BFE – Big Fat envelope
    BGO – Blue Gold Officer
    BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front (close relative of KISS)
    BMC – Branch Medical Clinic
    BOQ/VOQ – Bachelor Officer's Quarters/Visiting Officer's Quarter
    Bow – Front of a ship
    Bright-work – anything shiny, generally needs to be polished daily
    BUDS – Basic Underwater Demolitions School
    Bulkhead – Wall
    BZ/IBZ/ABZ – Below Zone/In/Above --- promotions
    C – anything --- cargo/transport i.e 5, 130
    Cadet – A Student who is attending USMA, USMAPS, UASFA, USCGA, AROTC and AFROTC
    CBT – Cadet Basic Training
    CC – Commander of the squadron
    CC – Cadet Candidate at USMAPS (West Point Prep)
    CCBT – Cadet Candidate Basic Training
    CCEB – Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board
    CFA – Candidate Fitness Assessment
    CFS – Candidate Fitness Score
    CFT – Cadet Field Training
    CGAS – Coast Guard Academy Scholars program
    CGO – Candidate Guidance Office (Admissions Office)
    CLDT – Cadet Leader Development Training
    CNO – Chief of Naval Operations
    CO – Commanding Officer
    COLA – Cost of Living Allowance
    Company – O-1 - O-3
    COR – Cadet Observation Report
    COW – Junior at USMA
    CSO – Combat Systems Officer
    CTLT – Cadet Troop Leadership Training
    CTO – Company Training Officer
    CVW – Candidate Visitation Weekend
    CWO – Chief Warrant Officer
    DANT – Commandant
    DD – Dear daughter
    Deck – Floor
    DFAS – Paycharts.
    DG – Distinguished Graduate
    DHS – Department of Homeland Security
    DITY – Do it yourself
    DLA – Dislocation Allowance - paycheck you get for moving
    DNP – Do Not Promote
    DO – Deputy Ops
    DOD – Department of Defense
    DoDMERB – Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board
    DOR – Drop on Request, quit
    DOT – Department of Transportation
    DP – Definitely Promote
    Dream Sheet/Form 90 – Your wish list submitted for next assignment
    DS – Dear son/Dear spouse
    DWO – Deck Watch Officer
    E – anything --- electronic - EA 6
    EA – Early Action admissions
    EGA – Eagle Globe and Anchor
    EOIT – Engineering Officer in Training
    EP – Emergency Procedure
    EQ – Exceptionally Qualified (grading system)
    EWO – Electronic Warfare Officer
    F – anything --- fighters i.e. F-15, 16, 22, 35, etc
    FEB – Flight Evaluation Board
    Field Grade – O-4 - O-6
    Firstie – Senior
    Flag – Generals and above
    Flight Deck – Top Floor
    FNG – F***ing New Guy/Gal
    FR&W – Formal Room & Wing Inspection
    FS – Fighter Squadron
    FTU – Fighter Training Unit
    FW – Fighter Wing
    GIB – Guy in Back = WSO/RIO
    Head – Bathroom
    HQ – Head Quarters
    I-Day – USNA Induction Day
    IFS – Initial Flight Screening
    Indoc – USMMA Induction
    IOCT – Indoor obstacle course test
    IOTC – Indoor Obstacle Training Course
    IP/IWSO – Instructor Pilot/WSO
    IT – Incentive Training, inspirational Training, Punishment PT
    JIATF – Joint Interagency Task Force
    JPME – Joint PME
    JROTC – Junior Reserve Officer training Corps
    JSOTF – JT Special Operations Task Force
    JTF – Jt Task Force
    Kings Point – United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Knob – Freshman at The Citadel
    Ladder well – Stairs
    LDAC- AROTC, Leader Development and Assessment Course
    LDO – Limited Duty Officer, someone commisioned in the Navy having technical expertise in their field, not eligible for command
    LE – Law Enforcement
    LES – Leave/Earning Statement -- paycheck
    LMO – Last Military Obligation
    LOA – letter of Assurance
    Main Deck – Bottom Floor
    MALO – USMA Military Academy Liaison Officer
    MARAD – Maritime Administration
    MIAD – Military Individual Advanced Development
    MIDN – Midshipman
    Midshipman – A student training to be a commissioned officer at either the USNA, USMMA, or in NROTC
    MMA – Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    MMI – Marion Military Institute
    MOC – member of Congress
    MOS – Military Occupational Specialty
    MPC – Military Personnel Center (for the AF where your assignment comes from)
    MRP – Medical Rehabilitation Platoon
    MSC – Military Sealift Command
    MSSQ – Mission Support Squadron
    Mustang – An Officer in the Naval service that served generally more that 4 years as an enlisted person
    NAPS – Naval Academy Preparatory School
    NASS – Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    New Cadet – USMA cadet during Beast, on A-day they become a cadet
    NG – National Guard
    NIFT – Navigator Introductory Flight Training
    NMMI – New Mexico Military Institute
    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
    ODU – Operational Dress Uniform
    OER/OPR – Officer Evaluation Review or Performance
    OML- Order of Merit List
    OQT – Officer Qualifying Test
    OTS – USAF Officer Training School
    P – Promote
    PA – Public Affairs --- news
    PACAF – Pacific Air Force
    PAI – Personal Appearance Inspection
    Passageway – (P-Way) Hallway
    PCP – Physical Conditioning Platoon (Also known as the “Pork Chop Platoon” You never want to go here)
    PCS – Permanent Change of Station
    PDA – Public Display of Affection
    PEP – Performance Enhancement Program
    PFE – Physical Fitness Evaluation
    PI – Personnel Inspection
    PIAD – Physical Individual Advanced Development
    PKT – Plebe Knowledge Test
    PLC – USMC Platoon Leaders Course
    Plebe – a freshman student at either USMA, USNA, or USMMA
    PME – Professional Military Education
    PMS – Professor of Military Science
    Port – left hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    POV – Privately Owned Vehicle
    PPQ – Potentially Pilot Qualified
    PPW – Plebe parent Weekend
    PT – Physical Training
    P-Way or Passageway – hallway
    QMED – Qualified Member of the Engineering Department
    Quarterdeck – any entry point for personnel
    RA – Regular Admissions (USCGA)
    Rack – Bed
    RAT – A Freshman at VMI
    Rat mass – The entire freshman class at VMI
    Ratline – Freshman induction at VMI
    RD – Regional Admissions Director
    R-Day – USMA Reception Day and Reporting in day at USCGA.
    RHIP- Rank Has Its Privileges
    RIF – Reduction in Forces - comparable to lay-offs
    RIO – Radio Intercept Officer = WSO
    ROCI – Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination
    ROTC – Reserve Officer Training Corps
    RTO – Regimental Training Officer
    RTOA – Regimental Training officer Assistant
    RTU – Replacement Training Unit
    SA – Service Academy
    SAMI – Saturday AM Inspection
    SAP – Study Abroad Program
    SAR – Search and Rescue
    Scuttlebutt – water fountain or gossip
    SEAL – SEa Air Land (Navy Special Forces)
    SERB – Selective Early Retirement Board
    SERE – Survival Evasion Resistance Escape training
    Shack – Bulls eye for hitting the target
    SLS – Summer Leaders Seminar (West Point)
    SMC – Senior Military College
    SMP – Simultaneous Membership Program (ANG)
    South Com – Southern Command
    SQ3R– Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review
    Starboard – Right hand side of a ship when facing the Bow
    SUNT – Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training
    SUPE – Superintendent
    SUPT – Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
    Swab – USCGA Freshman (4th class Cadet)
    TAD – Temporary Assigned Duty
    TATTOO – CTO training time with plebes
    TBS – USMC “The Basic School”
    TDY – Temporary Duty Assignment
    TEE – Term End Exam
    TemDUINS – Temporary Duty Under INStruction
    TLA – Temporary Living Allowance (subsidy for living in a hotel when you PCS)
    TLQ – Temporary Living Quarters (hotel/housing on base while you receive TLA)
    TM – Team Movement
    TMO – Transportation Movement Office (your movers)
    TWE – Thin White Envelope
    UAV – Predator
    UCMJ – Uniform Code of Military justice
    UNT – Undergraduate Navigator Training
    UPT – Undergraduate Pilot Training
    USA – United States Army
    USAF – United States Air Force
    USAFA – United States Air Force Academy
    USAFASS – United States Air Force Academy Summer Seminar
    USAFE – USAF Europe
    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 Navy
    USNA – United States Naval Academy
    VMI – Virginia Military institute
    VWIL – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin College
    Wardroom – Officers Mess or Cafeteria
    WCS – Whole Candidate Score
    WIC – Weapons Instructor Course - Nellis for AF
    WING KING – Commander of the Wing
    WO – Warrant Officer
    WSO – Weapon System Officer
    XO – Executive Officer
    Yearling – A Sophomore (at USMA)
    Youngster – A Sophomore (at USNA)
    YP – Yard Patrol Craft, a small USNA training ship
    Yuk – sophomore (At USMA)
    Zero Deck – Basement
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to add to the acronym list, I've updated the first post.
     
  20. greeneagle5

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    TACCO ?

    Need help with "TACCO" :confused: ....(NAVY)

    Tactical Communications Control Officer ?
     

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