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1st Cavalry Division
  Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms  

The following data summarizes the abbreviations and acronyms used in this document. Should it be noted that an item should be missing and should be added to the listing, please submit your recommendations.

William Harry Boudreau

1st Cavalry Division - Abbreviations and Acronyms

"As one of the Army's two on-call heavy contingency force divisions, the First Team has an on-order mission to deploy to a designated contingency area of operations by sea, air or land, conduct reception, staging, onward movement and integration; and on order, conduct combat operations and redeployment."

Abbreviations and Acronyms

A2C2 - Army Airborne Command and Control System
AA - Assembly Area
AAN - Army After Next
ABCS - Army Battle Command System
ACADA - Automatic Chemical Agent Detector Alarm
ACCB - Air Cavalry Combat Brigade
AFATDS - Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System
AH - Assault Helicopter
AHB - Assault Helicopter Battalion
AIM - Abrams Integrated Management
KA - Cargo Ship
AKA - Also Known As
AKA - Attack Cargo Ships
ANAV - Autonomous Navigation System
AO - Area of Operation
AP - Transports
AOR - Area of Responsibility
APC - Armored Personnel Carrier
APD - High Speed Transport
AQI -Al Qaeda in Iraq
ARA - Aerial Rocket Artillery
ARCENT - Army Forces Central Command
ARVN - Army of the Republic Vietnam
ASAS - All Sources Analysis Systems
ASHB - Aviation Support Helicopter Battalion
ASH - Assault Support Helicopter
ASIP - Advanced System Improvement Program
ATA - Amphibious Transports
ATM - Asynchronous Transfer Mode
AV - Air Vehicle
AVLB - Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge
ATG - Antenna Tranreceiver Group
AWE - Army Warfighting Experiments
AWR-5 - Army War Reserves, Set-5
BAT - Brilliant Anti-Armor Submunition
BCB2 - Battle Command Brigade and Below
BDU - Battle Dress Uniform
BFA - Battlefield Functional Area
BFIST - Bradley Fire Support Team
BFV - Bradley Fighting Vehicles
C4I - Communications, Computers and Intelligence
C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance & Recon
ACADA - Automatic Chemical Agent Detector/Alarm
CAM - Chemical Agent Monitor
CARS - Combat Arms Regimental System
CBU - Cluster Bomb Units
CBMS - Chemical Biological Mass Spectrometer
CCA - Combat Control "A" (Brigade)
CCB - Combat Control "B" (Brigade)
CCC - Combat Control "C" (Brigade)
CCC - Civilian Conservation Corps
CCF - Chinese Communist Forces
CCL - Civilian Control Line
CD - Compact Disk
CENTCOM - United States Central Command
CFV - M3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle
CGS - Common Ground Station
CIDG - Civilian Irregular Defense Group
CIV - Commanders Independent Sight
COHORT - Cohesion, Operational Readiness Training
CONUS - Continental United States
CP - Command Post
CPX - Command Post Exercise
CROP - Containerized Roll-in/out Platform
CRS - Computer/Radio System
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
CSA - Confederate States of America

CSM - Command Sergeant Major
CSS - Combat Service Support
CSSCS - Combat Service Support Control System
CTP - Common Tactical Picture
DA - Department of the Army
DBDU - Desert Battle Dress Uniform
DISCOM - Division Support Command
DMZ - Demilitarized Zone
DRRF - Deployment Readiness Reaction Field
DRS - Division Restructuring Study
DRE - Division Restructuring Evaluation
DTSS - Digital Topographic Support System
EAF - Entity Armed Forces
EOD - Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EMD - Engineering Manufacturing Development
FAADC2 - Forward Area Air Defense Command Control
FBCB2 - Battle Command Brigade-and-Below
ECV - Expanded Capacity Vehicle
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
FARP - Forward Area Refueling Points
FCS - Future Combat Systems
FDC - Fire Detection Center
FEAF - Far Eastern Air Force
FLIRs - Forward Looking Infrareds
FMC - Field Mission Capability
FOV - Family of Vehicles
FRS - Forward Repair System
FRY - Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
FSB - Fire Support Base
FSB - Forward Support Battalion
FSSE - Forward Service Support Elements
GBS - Global Broadcast System
GCCS - Global Command and Control System
GCS - Ground Control Stations
GFAP - General Framework Agreement for Peace
GO - General Order
GPS - Global Positioning System
HCD - Horse Cavalry Detachment
HEMTT - Heavy Expanded Multi-purpose Tactical Truck
HE-RAP - High Explosive-Rocket Assisted Projectiles
HET - Heavy Equipment Transport
HMMWV - High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle
IFCS - Improved Fire Control System
IFF - Identification Friend-or-Foe
IFV - Infantry Fighting Vehicle
IBAS - Improved Bradley Acquisition System
ICAM - Improved Chemical Agent Monitor
ID - Infantry Division
IETM - Electronic Technical Manual
ILMS - Improved Launcher Mechanical System
IMETS - Integrated Metrological System
IO - Information Operations
ISO - International Standards Organization
ITAM -Iraq Training and Assistance Mission
I&R - Intelligence and Reconnaissance
JCDB - Joint Common Data Base
JTRS - Joint Tactical Radio System
KCOMZ - Korean Communications Zone
KKMC - King Khalid Military City
KMAG - United States Army Advisory Group, Korea
LCM - Landing Craft, Medium
LCPR - Landing Craft, Personnel Ramped
LCV - Landing Craft, Vehicle
LCVP - Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel
LRF/DCA - Laser Ranger Finder/Digital Compass
LRRP - Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol
LSD - Landing Ship, Dock
LSM - Medium Landing Ships
LST - Landing Ship, Tank
LTF - Logistics Task Force
LW - Land Warrior
LZ - Landing Zone
MACV - Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MANPADS - Manportable Air Defense System
MASSTER - Modern Army Selected Systems Test, Evaluation and Review
MCS - Maneuver Control System
MET - Mission Essential Tasks
MICAD - Multipurpose Integrated Chemical Agent Detector
MILES - Multi Integrated Laser Engagement System
MLC - Military Load Class
MLR - Minimum Line of Resistance
MLRS - Multiple Launched Rocket Systems
MND-N - MultiNational Division - North
MMS - Mast Mounted Sight
MOPP - Mission Oriented Protective Posture
MOS - Military Occupational Specialties
MOUT - Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain
MRE - Meals, Ready to Eat
MSB - Main Support Battalion
MSE - Mobile Subscriber Equipment
MST - Maintenance Support Team
MTMC - Military Traffic Management Command
MTS - Movement Tracking System
NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
NCO - Non Commissioned Officer
NK - North Korean
NLF - National Liberation Front
NMCB - Navy Mobile Construction Battalion
NTC - National Training Center
NVA - North Vietnamese Army
O&S - Operational Support
OD - Olive Drab
ODS - Operation Desert Storm
OED2 - Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition
OP - Observation Post
OPCON - Operational Control
OPFOR - Opposition Forces
OPLR - OutPost of Line Resistance
OPTEMPO - Operating Tempo
OSCE - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PID - Provisional Infantry Division
POL - Petroleum, Oil & Lubricants
POMCUS - Prepositioned Material Configured into Unit Sets
POW - Prisoner of War
PT - Patrol, Torpedo
QRF - Quick Reaction Force
REFORGER - REturn of FORces to GERmany
RCT - Regimental Combat Team
RCP - Regimental Command Post
RIP - Relief In Place
ROCID - Reorganization of Combat Infantry Division
ROK - Republic of Korea
ROM - Refuel on the Move
ROWPUs - Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units
RSOI - Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration
RSUT - Tracked Resupply Vehicle
RSTA - Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition
RSUW - Wheeled resupply vehicle
SA - Surface to Air
SAC - Strategic Air Command
SEP - System Enhancement Program
SFOR - NATO Stabilization FORce
RSCALL - Remote Sensing Chemical Agent Alarm
RVT - Remote Video Terminals
SCU - Special Ceremonial Unit
STC _ Slew to Cue
SHORAD - Short Range Air Defense
SINGARS - Single Channel Ground to Air Communication System
SIP - Service Improvement Package
SMARTT - Secure Mobile Anti-Jam Reliable Tactical Terminal
SPH - Self-Propelled Howitzer
STX - Situational Tactical Exercise
SUML - Standard Vehicle Mounted Launcher
TA - Transfer of Authority
TAA - Tactical Assembly Area
TAACOM - Theater Area Army Command
TACFIRE - Tactical Fire
TF - Task Force
TFE - Task Force Eagle
TO&E - Table of Organization and Equipment
TOW - Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-guided missile
TRADOC - Training and Doctrine Command
TRICAP - Triple-Capability
TUAV - Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
TWS - Thermal Weapon Sight
US - United States
USARCENT - United States Army Forces Central Command
USCENTCOM - United States Central Command
USNS - United States Navy Ship
USS - United States Ship
USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USV - United States Volunteers (Civil War)
UN - United Nations
UNC - United Nations Command
UNCACK - United Nations Civil Assistance Command, Korea.
VC - Viet Cong
VRS - Voijska Republic Srpska
WIN - Warfighter Information Network
WRAP - Warfighting Rapid Acquisition Program
XO - Executive Officer
ZOS - Zone of Separation

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