If you know other Army acronyms that aren’t included here, please email me! Army Japan USGLI: United States Government Life Insurance USO: United Service Organization UXO: Unexploded Ordnance V VA: Veterans Affairs/Administration VASRD: Veterans Affairs Schedule for Rating Disabilities VEAP: Veterans Education Assistance Program VGLI: Veterans Group Life Insurance VHA: Variable Housing Allowance VTC: Video Tele Conference W WESTCOM: Western Command (Hawaii) WG: Wage Grade WIA: Wounded In Action WLC: Warrior Leadership Course WO: Warrant Officer X XO: Executive Officer Acronyms you’ll see on the message board: PAF: Proud Army Fiancée PAG: Proud Army Girlfriend PAM: Proud Army Mom PAW: Proud Army Wife SO: Significant Other DH: Dear Husband (or damn husband depending on how you feel about him at the moment!* I would like to say a special thank you to Jessica for helping me to update this list including adding how some are actually said (A-Fees instead of A-A-F-E-S). * A AAFES (A-Fees): Army, Air Force Exchange System AAM: Army Achievement Medal AAR: After Action Review ABT: Annual Battle Training ACAP (A-cap): Army Career and Alumni Program ACS: Army Community Service ACU: Army Combat Uniform AD: Active Duty AER: Army Emergency Relief AFAP: Army Family Action Plan AFN: Armed/American Forces Network AFTB: Army Family Team Building AG: Adjutant General AGR: Active Guard Reserve AIT: Advanced Individual Training AKO: Army Knowledge Online AMMO: Ammunition ANCOC (A-knock): Advanced Noncommissioned Officers’ Course AO: Area of Operations APC: Armored Personnel Carrier APDES: Army Physical Disability Evaluation System APFT: Army Physical Fitness Test APO: Army Post Office AR: Army Reserves ARCOM (Are-com): Army Commendation Medal ARNG: Army National Guard ARTEP: Army Training Evaluation Program ASAP (A-sap): As soon as possible, also Army Substance Abuse Program AUSA: Association of the United States Army AVN: Aviation AWOL (A-wall): Absent Without Leave B BAH: Basic Allowance for Housing BAS: Basic Allowance for Subsistence (food allowance) BC: Bradley Commander or Battalion Commander or Brigade Commander BCT: Basic Combat Training or Brigade Combat Team BDE: Brigade BDU: Battle Dress Uniform BEQ: Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (for NCOs) BN: Battalion BNCOC (B-knock): Basic Noncommissioned Officers’ Course BOQ: Bachelor Officers Quarters BSM: Bronze Star Medal BX: Base Exchange (AF) – Army refers to it as PX (Post Exchange) C CAB: Combat Action Badge CASCOM: Combined Arms Support Command CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-Yield Explosive CCMRF CBRNE: Consequence Management Response Force (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or High-Yield Explosive) CDC: Child Development Center CDS: Child Development Services CFC: Combined Federal Campaign CG: Commanding General CHAMPUS: Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed Services CHPPM (Chip-um): Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine CIB: Combat Infantry Badge CID: Criminal Investigation Division (Army’s FBI) CINC: Commander In Chief CLT: Casualty Liaison Team CMB: Combat Field Medical Badge CO: Commanding Officer COA: Course of Actions or Certificate of Appreciation/Achievement COB: Close of Business COC: Chain of Command COE: Center of Excellence COL: Colonel COLA (Cola, like the drink): Cost of Living Allowance CONUS (cone-us): Continental United States CP: Command Post CPL: Corporal (E-4 pay with leadership, like a NCO) CPO: Civilian Personnel Office CPX: Command Post Exercise CQ: Charge of Quarters (duty after regular hours) CSA: Chief of Staff Army CSM: Command Sergeant Major CYS: Community Youth Services D DA: Department of the Army DAC (Dak): Department of the Army Civilian DC: Dental Corp DCINC (d-sink): Deputy Commander-in-Chief DCU: Desert Combat Uniform De CA: Defense Commissary Agency DEERS (deers, like the animal): Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System DENTAC: US Army Dental Activity DEP(dep): Delayed Entry Program DEROS (d-ros): Date of Estimated Return from Overseas DF: Disposition Form (sometimes referred to as a “buck slip”) DFAC (D-Fac): Dining Facility DFAS: (d-fas) Defense Finance and Accounting System DI: Drill Instructor DISCOM (dis-com): Divisional Support Command DITY (Ditty): Do It Yourself Move DIVARTY (div-r-t): Division Artillery; FA units of a division DLA: Dislocation allowance DOB: Date of birth DOD (Dod): Department of Defense DODDS (Dods): Department of Defense Dependants Schools DODEA: Department of Defense Education Activity DOR: Date of Rank DOS: Date of Separation DS: Drill Sergeant DSN: Defense Switched Network DTP: Delayed Training Program DZ: Drop Zone E EEO: Equal Employment Opportunity EER: Enlisted Evaluation Report EFMB: Expert Field Medical Badge EFMP: Exceptional Family Member Program EIB: Expert Infantry Badge EN: Enlisted EO: Equal Opportunity EOD: Explosive Ordinance Disposal ERB: Enlisted Record Brief ESC: Enlisted Spouses Club ESGR: Employer Support of Guard and Reserve ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival ETS: Estimated Time of Separation EWC: Enlisted Wives Club F FA: Field Artillery FAC: Family Assistance Center FCP: Family Care Plan FLO: Family Liaison Office FOB (Fob): Forward Operating Base FORSCOM (For’s-com): Forces Command FRG: Family Readiness Group FRO: Family Readiness Officer FRSA: Family Readiness Senior Advisor FSA: Family Separation Allowance FTX: Field Training Exercise G GCM: Good Conduct Medal GI: Government Issue GO: General Officer GS: General Schedule GWOT-E: Global War On Terror-Expeditionary medal GWOT-S: Global War On Terror-Service medal H HH6: House Hold Six (refers to spouse at home who stands “behind” their soldier) HHB: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery HHC: Headquarters and Headquarters Company HHG: Household Goods HHT: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop HOR: Home of Record HQ: Headquarters HRAP (h-rap): Health Risk Appraisal Program HS: Home Station HTRAP (h-rap): Hometown Recruiting Assistance Program HUMMER: Highly Mobile, Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, a.k.a. ) Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003.If this article helps you or has kept you from becoming the victim of a scam (or sending him even more money), please consider donating to help maintain this website so that others will be able to utilize this information as well. It’s true that special ops guys can’t discuss their job but that also means they don’t tell random strangers they’re in special ops. When we would go out with a bunch of guys from his unit and people would ask what they did, they simply replied they were in the Army. They’re known as “quiet professionals” for a reason. He has been deployed for two years, has been denied leave time and will not be coming home any time soon therefore you won’t be able to meet. He is on a top secret mission in a country other than Iraq or Afghanistan (or even in Iraq or Afghanistan – it’s all lies).
Two officers have been conferred with the rank of field marshal, a five-star rank, which is a ceremonial position of great honour.On September 21, 2012, the show was picked up for a thirteen-episode seventh season to air in 2013.In November 2012, it was confirmed that season 6 main cast members Catherine Bell, Wendy Davis, Terry Serpico, Brian Mc Namara, Kelli Williams, Alyssa Diaz, and Joseph Julian Soria would return as regulars.It is a major component of national power alongside the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.The army has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan and one with China.Kim Delaney's character, who did not appear in the final episodes of the sixth season, was written out.Based on the non-fiction book originally titled Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, by Tanya Biank, the series is set at fictional Fort Marshall, at the old Charleston Naval Base, in North Charleston, South Carolina, home to the also fictional 23rd Airborne Division, a component unit of the XVII Airborne Corps. Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site. ********** UPDATE: Two women were prosecuted for receiving over one million dollars from 374 people in these scams! Since starting the website in 2004, I have received many emails from people who believe they are dating a soldier when, in most cases, they actually are not.If there is one thing the Army is full of, it’s acronyms.In order to survive as an Army wife, Army mom or any other Army family member, it will help to know at least the basics of Army acronyms.