Military Acronyms

Military Acronyms on Aunie Sauce, ABU boots and pants

Lost in my military jargon & acronym overuse? Check to see what those letters stand for here!

  • 2d LT - Second Lieutenant
  • ABU - Airman Battle Uniform. Our "camo" print uniform.
  • AEF - Air and Space Expeditionary Force. A training exercise at OTS.
  • AF - Air Force
  • AFB - Air Force Base
  • AFOQT - Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
  • AFSC - Air Force Specialty Code. A code of letters and numbers that signifies your job title.
  • AGR - Active Guard Reserve. Essentially, it's like being on active duty for Guard members.
  • ANG - Air National Guard
  • ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Test. Every military hopeful must must take this as part of the qualifying process. It's similar to an ACT/SAT test.
  • CLC - Combat Leaders' Course (for E5/E6 SF members)
  • BEAST - Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training. The 3-day mock deployment you attend while at BMT.
  • BELPS - Basic Expeditionary Leadership Problems. A training exercise at OTS.
  • BIT - Break-in-Training. This describes a new Airman who has completed Basic Training but hasn't yet gone to tech school.
  • BMT - Basic Military Training
  • BX - Base Exchange
  • CAD - Combat Agility Drill
  • DG - Distinguished Graduate. Awarded to the top GPA percentage holder in tech school.
  • EMLEX - Emergency Management Leadership Exercise. A training exercise at OTS.
  • EOC - End of Course Test. The final test at Basic Military Training.
  • FTX - Field Training Exercise
  • HMMWV - High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee)
  • IDANG - Idaho Air National Guard
  • LE - Law Enforcement
  • LMTV - Light Medium Tactical Vehicle
  • LRC - Leadership Reactionary Course. A training exercise at OTS/SFOC
  • MEPS - Military Entrance Processing Station
  • MTI - Military Training Instructor
  • NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer. This rank tier is made up of sergeants with the rank of Staff, Technical, Master, Senior Master and Chief Master Sergeants.
  • NCOIC - Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
  • OC - Oleoresin Capsicum spray (like pepper spray)
  • OPORD - Operation Order (details a mission)
  • OPFOR - Opposing Forces
  • OTS - Officer Training School
  • PT - Physical Training
  • PTL - Physical Training Leader
  • QRF - Quick Reaction Force
  • SFOC - Security Forces Officer School
  • SMC - Shoot, Move, Communicate
  • TCP - Traffic Control Point
  • TDY - Temporary Duty Assignment. Often a short time away for technical school or training.TDY
  • UTA - Uniform Training Assembly a.k.a. the Air Guard's drill weekend.
  • WARNO - Warning Order, it drops before an OPORD

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