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  • Military Dictionary - Letter Group A

    All official U.S. DoD military terms, and their definitions, beginning with the letter A.

      above-the-line publications
      absolute altimeter
      absolute filter
      absolute height
      absorbed dose
      access to classified information
      accidental attack
      accompanying supplies
      accounting line designator
      accuracy of fire
      accuracy of information
      acoustical surveillance
      acoustic circuit
      acoustic intelligence
      acoustic jamming
      acoustic mine
      acoustic minehunting
      acoustic warfare
      acoustic warfare counter-countermeasures
      acoustic warfare countermeasures
      acoustic warfare support measures
      acquire (radar)
      acquisition and cross-servicing agreement
      action agent
      action deferred
      action information center
      action phase
      activation detector
      active air defense
      active communications satellite
      active defense
      active duty
      active duty for special work
      active duty for training
      Active Guard and Reserve
      active homing guidance
      active material
      active mine
      active sealift forces
      active status
      act of mercy
      actual ground zero
      acute radiation dose
      administrative airlift service
      administrative control
      administrative escort
      administrative landing
      administrative lead time
      administrative loading
      administrative map
      administrative movement
      administrative order
      administrative shipping
      advanced base
      advanced logistic support site
      advanced operations base
      advance force
      advance guard
      advance guard reserve
      advance guard support
      adverse weather
      adverse weather aerial delivery system
      advisory area
      aerial picket
      aerial port
      aerial port control center
      aerial port squadron
      aerodynamic missile
      aeromedical evacuation
      aeromedical evacuation cell
      aeromedical evacuation control officer
      aeromedical evacuation control team
      aeromedical evacuation coordination center
      aeromedical evacuation system
      aeromedical evacuation unit
      aeronautical chart
      aeronautical information overprint
      aeronautical plotting chart
      aerospace defense
      affiliation training
      afloat pre-positioning force
      afloat pre-positioning operations
      afloat pre-positioning ships
      afloat support
      agent authentication
      agent net
      aggressor forces
      air alert
      air and space expeditionary task force
      air apportionment
      air assault
      air assault force
      air assault operation
      air attack
      airborne alert
      airborne assault
      airborne assault weapon
      airborne command post
      airborne early warning
      airborne early warning and control
      airborne force
      airborne interception equipment
      airborne lift
      airborne mission commander
      airborne operation
      airborne order
      airborne radio relay
      airborne sensor operator
      airborne troops
      air-breathing missile
      air-capable ship
      air cargo
      Air Carrier Initiative Program
      air cartographic camera
      air cartographic photography
      air component coordination element
      air control operations
      air corridor
      aircraft arresting barrier
      aircraft arresting cable
      aircraft arresting gear
      aircraft arresting hook
      aircraft arresting system
      aircraft arresting wire
      aircraft arrestment
      aircraft block speed
      aircraft captain
      aircraft carrier
      aircraft commander
      aircraft control and warning system
      aircraft cross-servicing
      aircraft loading table
      aircraft mission equipment
      aircraft modification
      aircraft monitoring and control
      aircraft role equipment
      aircraft scrambling
      aircraft store
      aircraft tiedown
      aircraft transient servicing
      aircraft utilization
      aircraft vectoring
      air cushion vehicle
      air defense
      air defense action area
      air defense area
      air defense artillery
      air defense battle zone
      air defense control center
      air defense direction center
      air defense division
      air defense early warning
      air defense emergency
      air defense ground environment
      air defense identification zone
      air defense operations center
      air defense operations team
      air defense readiness
      air defense region
      air defense sector
      air defense suppression
      air defense warning conditions
      Air defense warning yellow
      Air defense warning red
      Air defense warning white
      air delivery
      air delivery container
      air delivery equipment
      air direct delivery
      airdrop platform
      air employment/allocation plan
      air expeditionary force
      air expeditionary wing
      air facility
      airfield traffic
      Air Force air and space operations center
      Air Force Component Headquarters
      Air Force special operations base
      Air Force special operations component
      Air Force special operations detachment
      Air Force special operations element
      Air Force special operations forces
      airhead line
      air intercept control common
      air interception
      air intercept zone
      air interdiction
      air landed
      air landed operation
      air-launched ballistic missile
      air liaison officer
      airlift capability
      airlift control team
      airlift coordination cell
      airlift mission commander
      airlift requirement
      airlift service
      air logistic support
      air logistic support operation
      air mission
      air mission intelligence report
      airmobile forces
      airmobile operation
      air mobility
      Air Mobility Command
      air mobility control team
      air mobility division
      air mobility element
      air mobility express
      air mobility liaison officer
      air movement
      air movement column
      air movement table
      air observation
      air observation post
      air observer
      air observer adjustment
      air offensive
      air photographic reconnaissance
      air picket
      air plot
      air portable
      airport surface detection equipment
      airport surveillance radar
      airport traffic area
      air position
      air priorities committee
      air raid reporting control ship
      air reconnaissance
      air reconnaissance liaison officer
      air refueling
      air refueling control point
      air refueling control team
      air refueling control time
      air refueling initiation point
      airrequest net
      air route
      air route traffic control center
      air smuggling event
      air sovereignty
      air sovereignty mission
      airspace control
      airspace control area
      airspace control authority
      airspace control boundary
      airspace control center
      airspace control facility
      airspace control in the combat zone
      airspace control order
      airspace control plan
      airspace control procedures
      airspace control sector
      airspace control system
      airspace coordinating measures
      airspace coordination area
      airspace management
      airspace reservation
      airspace restrictions
      air space warning area
      airspeed indicator
      air staging unit
      air station
      air strike
      air strike coordinator
      air strip
      air superiority
      air supply
      air support
      air support operations center
      air support request
      air supremacy
      air surface zone
      air surveillance
      air surveillance officer
      air survey camera
      air survey photography
      air target chart
      Air Target Materials Program
      air target mosaic
      air tasking order
      air tasking order/confirmation
      air terminal
      air-to-air guided missile
      air-to-surface guided missile
      air traffic control and landing system
      air traffic control center
      air traffic control clearance
      air traffic control facility
      air traffic controller
      air traffic control service
      air traffic identification
      air traffic section
      air transportable unit
      air transported operations
      air transport group
      airways station
      air weapons controller
      alert force
      alerting service
      alert order
      all appropriate action
      allocation (air)
      allocation (nuclear)
      allocation request
      allocation (transportation)
      allowable cabin load
      allowable load
      allowable stacking weight
      all-source intelligence
      all-weather air defense fighter
      alongside replenishment
      alphabet code
      alternate airfield
      alternate command authority
      alternate command post
      alternate headquarters
      altitude acclimatization
      altitude chamber
      altitude datum
      altitude delay
      altitude height
      altitude hole
      altitude separation
      altitude slot
      ambient temperature
      ambulance exchange point
      American National Standards Institute
      ammunition and toxic material open space
      ammunition controlled supply rate
      ammunition lot
      ammunition supply point
      amphibious assault
      amphibious assault area
      amphibious assault landing
      amphibious aviation assault ship
      amphibious bulk liquid transfer system
      amphibious chart
      amphibious command ship
      amphibious construction battalion
      amphibious control group
      amphibious demonstration
      amphibious force
      amphibious group
      amphibious lift
      amphibious objective area
      amphibious operation
      amphibious planning
      amphibious raid
      amphibious reconnaissance
      amphibious reconnaissance unit
      amphibious shipping
      amphibious squadron
      amphibious striking forces
      amphibious task force
      amphibious tractor
      amphibious transport dock
      amphibious transport group
      amphibious vehicle
      amphibious vehicle availability table
      amphibious vehicle employment plan
      amphibious vehicle launching area
      amphibious withdrawal
      analysis and production
      anchor cable
      anchor line extension kit
      annotated print
      annual screening
      annual training
      antemortem identification media
      antenna mine
      antiarmor helicopter
      anticountermining device
      antideficiency violations
      anti-G suit
      antilift device
      antimateriel agent
      antimateriel operation
      antipersonnel mine (land mine warfare)
      antiradiation missile
      antirecovery device
      antisubmarine action
      antisubmarine air distant support
      antisubmarine air search attack unit
      antisubmarine barrier
      antisubmarine close air support
      antisubmarine operation
      antisubmarine patrol
      antisubmarine screen
      antisubmarine search
      antisubmarine support operation
      antisubmarine warfare
      antisubmarine warfare forces
      antisurface air operation
      antisweep device
      antisweeper mine
      antitank helicopter
      antitank mine
      antiwatching device
      any Service member mail
      apparent horizon
      apparent precession
      applicable materiel assets
      apportionment (air)
      approach clearance
      approach control
      approach end of runway
      approach lane
      approach march
      approach schedule
      approach sequence
      approach time
      approval authority
      archipelagic sea lanes passage
      area air defense commander
      area assessment
      area bombing
      area command
      area control center
      area damage control
      area of influence
      area of intelligence responsibility
      area of interest
      area of limitation
      area of militarily significant fallout
      area of northern operations
      area of operations
      area of responsibility
      area of separation
      area operations
      area oriented
      area radar prediction analysis
      area search
      area target
      armament delivery recording
      armed forces
      armed forces censorship
      armed forces courier
      Armed Forces Courier Service
      armed forces courier station
      Armed Forces of the United States
      Armed Forces Radio and Television Service
      armed helicopter
      armed mine
      armed reconnaissance
      armed sweep
      arming delay device
      arming lanyard
      arming pin
      arming system
      arming wire
      armistice demarcation line
      arm or de-arm
      armored personnel carrier
      arms control agreement
      arms control agreement verification
      arms control measure
      Army Air Defense Command Post
      Army air-ground system
      Army and Air Force Exchange Service imprest fund activity
      Army base
      Army corps
      Army service area
      Army Service component command
      Army special operations component
      Army special operations forces
      Army tactical data link 1
      arresting barrier
      arresting gear
      arrival zone
      artificial horizon
      artillery fire plan table
      artillery survey control point
      assault aircraft
      assault area
      assault area diagram
      assault craft
      assault craft unit
      assault echelon
      assault fire
      assault follow-on echelon
      assault phase
      assault schedule
      assault shipping
      assault wave
      assembly anchorage
      assembly area
      assessment agent
      asset (intelligence)
      assistance mechanism
      assisted recovery
      assumed azimuth
      assumed grid
      astern fueling
      asymmetrical sweep
      atmospheric environment
      at my command
      atomic air burst
      atomic defense
      atomic demolition munition
      atomic underground burst
      atomic underwater burst
      atomic warfare
      atomic weapon
      at priority call
      at sea
      attack assessment
      attack cargo ship
      attack group
      attack heading
      attack helicopter
      attack origin
      attack pattern
      attack position
      attack timing
      attenuation factor
      attitude indicator
      attrition minefield
      attrition rate
      attrition reserve aircraft
      attrition sweeping
      augmentation forces
      autocode format
      automated data handling
      automated identification technology
      automatic approach and landing
      automatic data handling
      automatic data processing
      automatic flight control system
      automatic message processing system
      automatic resupply
      automatic search jammer
      automatic supply
      automation network
      autonomous operation
      availability date
      available payload
      available-to-load date
      avenue of approach
      average speed
      aviation combat element
      aviation life support equipment
      aviation medicine
      aviation ship
      axial route
      axis of advance
      azimuth angle
      azimuth guidance
      azimuth resolution