The following table contains over 1800 abbreviations and acronyms that are in use or have been used by the United States Air Force and/or its predecessor organizations. This table is comprehensive, but by no means complete.  To the greatest extent possible, the abbreviations and acronyms have been verified against official USAF source documents. When the source for a particle abbreviation or acronym has been verified, a number appears in the source column denoting which publication it was verified against. The list of sources can be found at the end of the table below.

Please be aware that when you are using this table to identify inscriptions on patches that many abbreviations or acronyms may have more than one meaning. In some cases, those additional meanings are not listed in this table. Further research may be required to determine the appropriate abbreviation/acronym that applies to a specific patch.

If you know of additional abbreviations or acronyms that are not listed here, please contact me to get it added to the table. When submitting an abbreviation or acronym, please provide a source document if at all possible.

SOURCES:

  1. Air Force Regulation 4-16, Air Force Address Directory (1 March 1989)
  2. Air Force Policy Directive 38-5, Unit Designations (1 July 1996)
  3. Air Force Instruction 38-101, Air Force Organization (16 March 2011)
  4. Air Force Doctrine Document 1-02, Air Force Supplement to the Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (11 January 2007)
  5. Air Force Manual 11-4, Air Force Directory of Addresses Volume 1 (1 October 1959)
  6. Abbreviations for Numbered Organizations (23 June 2011)
  7. Abbreviations for Named Organizations (16 June 2011)
  8. Air Force Manual 11-2, Air Force Manual of Abbreviations (1 January 1975)
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
A1 Personnel Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A2 Intelligence Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A2SG E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System and Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems Group 7
A3 Operations Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A4 Logistics Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A5 Plans Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A6 Communications Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A7 Installations and Mission Support Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A8 Programs and Financial Management Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
A9 Analysis and Assessments Directorate (Office Symbol) 4
AAC 1. Alaskan Air Command
2. Air Armament Center
1, 5
4, 7
AACS 1. Airborne Air Control Squadron
2. Airway and Air Communications Service
1
5, 6
AADC Area Air Defense Commander 4
AAF Army Air Field
AAFES Army & Air Force Exchange Service 1, 7
AAG 1. Aeromedical Airlift Group
2. Aerospace Applications Group
1
AAISS Air-to-Air International Support Squadron 7
AAMRL Harry G Armstrong Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory 1
AAMSW Air-to-Air Missile Systems Wing 7
AAS Aeromedical Airlift Squadron 1
AASG Area Attack Systems Group 7
AASS Aging Aircraft Systems Squadron 7
AATC 1. Air National Guard/Air Force Reserves Test Center
2. Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Command Test Center
AATTC Advanced Airlift Tactical Training Center
AAVS Aerospace Audiovisual Service 1
AAW Aeromedical Airlift Wing 1
AB Air Base 5
ABB American Band in Blue 7
ABF Air Base Flight 1, 6
ABG Air Base Group 1, 2, 6
ABGP Air Base Group Provisional 1
ABNCP Airborne Command Post
ABOS Air Base Operability Squadron 1
ABRON Air Base Squadron
ABS Air Base Squadron 1, 2, 4, 6
ABW Air Base Wing 1, 2, 6
AC&W Sq Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
AC130SS AC-130 Systems Squadron 7
AC2ISRC Aerospace Command and Control and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center
ACA Airspace Control Authority 4
ACC Air Combat Command 3, 4, 7
ACCAOS Air Combat Command Air Operations Squadron 7
ACCC Aerospace Communications Command Center 7
ACCCES Air Combat Command Civil Engineer Squadron 7
ACCCONS Air Combat Command Contracting Squadron 7
ACCCPS Air Combat Command Contract Program Squadron 7
ACCE Air Component Coordination Element
ACCHAQ Air Combat Command Heartland of America Band 7
ACCHOA Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band 7
ACCIGS Air Combat Command Inspection Squadron 7
ACCLSG Air Combat Command Logistics Support Group 7
ACCMEF Air Combat Command Management Engineering Flight 7
ACCS Airborne Command and Control Squadron 1, 2, 6
ACCSAS Air Combat Command Studies and Analyses Squadron 7
ACCTRSS Air Combat Command Training Support Squadron 7
ACCW Airborne Command and Control Wing 1
ACD Airlift Communications Division 1
ACE Accelerated Co-Pilot Enrichment
ACEVAL Air Combat Evaluation
ACF 1. Air Combat Fighter
2. Air Control Flight
3. Analysis, Correlation and Fusion

6
4
ACFT Aircraft 5
ACG Air Control Group 2, 6
ACIC Aeronautical Chart and Information Center 5
ACOMMW Aerospace Communications Wing 1
ACOMS 1. Air and Space Communications Squadron
2. Air Communications Squadron
6
2
ACONS Aerospace Control Squadron 1
ACOS Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron 6
ACS 1. Air Commando Squadron
2. Air Control Squadron
3. Airman Classification Squadron

2, 6
1
ACSC Air Command and Staff College 1, 7
ACSG Aircraft Sustainment Group 6
ACSQ Airborne Communications Squadron 1
ACSS Aircraft Sustainment Squadron 6
ACSSG Air Combat Support Systems Group 7
ACSSS 1. Agile Combat Support Systems Squadron
2. Aircraft Sustainment Support Squadron
6
6
ACSSW Agile Combat Support Systems Wing 7
ACT Aerial Combat Tactics 4
ACW Air Control Wing 2, 6
ACWF Aircraft Control and Warning Flight 1
ACWG Aircraft Control and Warning Group 1
ACWRON Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
ACWS Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron 1
AD 1. Air Division
2. Armament Division
1
1
ADAS Air Defense Aggressor Squadron
ADC 1. Aerospace Defense Command
2. Air Defense Command
1
5
ADCOM Aerospace Defense Command
ADCOMR Aerospace Defense Command Region 1
ADCR Aerospace Defense Command Region 7
ADF Aerospace Data Facility
ADG Air Defense Group 1
ADGP Aircraft Delivery Group 1
ADMS Air Defense Missile Squadron 1
ADOC Air Defense Operations Center 1, 7
ADOS Aeromedical Dental Squadron 6
ADS 1. Air Defense Sector
2. Air Defense Squadron
3. Air Defense Squadron (SAGE)
5
2, 6
1
ADTAC Air Defense Tactical Air Command
ADW Air Defense Wing 1
AE Aeromedical Evacuation 3, 4
AEAG Air Expeditionary Advisory Group
AEAS Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron
AEASS Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Squadron 7
AECT Aeromedical Evacuation Control Team
AED Air Expeditionary Detachment 4
AEDC Arnold Engineering Development Center 1, 5, 6
AEF 1. Aeromedical Evacuation Flight
2. Air Expeditionary Force
3. Air and Space Expeditionary Force
1
4
3
AEFC Air Expeditionary Force Center 4
AEG 1. Aeromedical Evacuation Group
2. Air Expeditionary Group
1, 6
2, 4
AEMS Armament Electronic Maintenance Squadron 1
AERODF Aerospace Defense Flight 1
AERODS Aerospace Defense Squadron 1
AERODW Aerospace Defense Wing 1
AEROIS Aerospace Intelligence Squadron 1
AEROMED Aeromedical 5
AEROSG Aerospace Support Group 1
AEROSS Aerospace Support Squadron 1
AES 1. Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
2. Air Expeditionary Squadron
1, 2, 6
4
AESG Aeromedical Systems Group 6
AESS Aeronautical Systems Group 6
AESW Aeronautical Systems Wing 6
AETC Air Education and Training Command 3, 4, 6
AETCB AETC Band of the West 7
AETCCONS AETC Contracting Squadron 7
AETCCSS AETC Computer Systems Squadron 7
AETCMEF AETC Management Engineering Flight 7
AETCSAF AETC Studies and Analysis Flight 7
AETCTSS AETC Training Support Squadron 7
AETF 1. Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force
2. Air Expeditionary Task Force

4
AEW 1. Air Expeditionary Wing
2. Airborne Early Warning

5
AF Air Force 1, 5, 7
AF-CIO Chief Information Officer of the Air Force 7
AFAA Air Force Audit Agency 1, 7
AFABS Air Force Arctic Broadcasting Squadron 1
AFAC Airborne Forward Air Control 4
AFAFC Air Force Accounting and Finance Center 1, 5
AFAL Air Force Astronautics Laboratory 1
AFALC Air Force Acquisition Logistics Center 1
AFAMRL Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
AFAPL Air Force Aero-Propulsion Laboratory 1, 6
AFATL Air Force Armament Laboratory 1
AFB Air Force Base 4, 5
AFBCA Air Force Base Conversion Agency 7
AFBMD Air Force Ballistic Missile Division 5
AFBS Air Force Broadcasting Service 1, 7
AFC2ISRC Air Force Command and Control, & Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Center 7
AFCAA AF Cost Analysis Agency 7
AFCAC Air Force Computer Acquisition Center 1
AFCARA Air Force Civilian Appellate Review Agency 1, 7
AFCC Air Force Communications Command 1
AFCCDD Air Force Command and Control Development Division 5
AFCC OTEC Air Force Communications Command Operational Test and Evaluation Center 1
AFCE Air Force Civil Engineer 1, 7
AFCEE AF Center for Environmental Excellence 7
AFCENT 1. Air Forces Central
2. Allied Forces Central Europe (NATO
4
AFCESA AF Civil Engineer Support Agency 7
AFCESAA AF Civil Engineer Studies and Analyses Agency 7
AFCHO USAF Historical Division Liaison Office 5
AFCIP Air Force Center for International Programs 1
AFCLC Air Force Contract Law Center 1
AFCMC Air Force Contract Maintenance Center 1
AFCMD Air Force Contract Management Division 1
AFCMO AF Comptroller Magistrate Office 7
AFCOLR Air Force Coordinating Office for Logistics Research 1, 6
AFCOMAC Air Force Combat Ammunition Center 1
AFCOMPMET Air Force Comptroller Management Engineering Team 1
AFCOMS Air Force Commissary Service 1, 7
AFCOS Air Force Combat Operations Staff 1, 7
AFCPMC Air Force Civilian Personnel Management Center 1, 7
AFCS Air Force Communications Service
AFCSA Air Force Center for Studies and Analysis 1
AFCSC Air Force Cryptologic Support Center 1
AFCSDO Air Force Communications-Computer Systems Doctrine Office 1
AFCSSO AF Contingency Supply Support Office 7
AFCSTC Air Force Cost Center 1
AFD Air Force Depot 5
AFDA Air Force Distribution Agency 1
AFDAMET Air Force Data Automation Management Engineering Team 1
AFDC AF Doctrine Center 7
AFDCO Air Force Distribution Control Office 1, 7
AFDDEC AF Doctrine Development and Education Center 7
AFDPRC Air Force Disaster Preparedness Resource Center 1, 7
AFDTL Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory 1
AFDW Air Force District of Washington 1
AFDWAFO Air Force District of Washington Accounting and Finance Office 1
AFEBS Air Force European Broadcasting Squadron 1
AFECO Air Force Electronic Combat Office 1
AFEDO AF Executive Dining Office 7
AFEOC Air Force Emergency Operations Center 1
AFERSO AF Executive Review Secretary Office 7
AFESC Air Force Engineering and Services Center 1
AFESMET Air Force Engineering and Services Management Engineering Team 1
AFEWC Air Force Electronic Warfare Center 1
AFFAC AF Foreign Aerospace Center 7
AFFDL Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory 1, 7
AFFMA AF Frequency Management Agency 7
AFFOR Air Force Forces 3, 4
AFFSA Air Force Flight Standards Agency 7
AFFTC Air Force Flight Test Center 1, 5, 7
AFGL Air Force Geophysics Laboratory 1
AFGLSC Air Force Global Logistics Support Center
AFGWC Air Force Global Weather Central 1, 7
AFGSC AF Global Strike Command 7
AFHRA Air Force Historical Research Agency 7
AFHRL Air Force Human Resources Laboratory 1
AFHRMS AF Human Resources Management School 7
AFI Air Forces Iceland 1
AFIA 1. Air Force Inspection Agency
2. Air Force Intelligence Agency
7
1
AFIC 1. Air Force Intelligence Center
2. Air Force Intelligence Command
5
AFIGAC Air Force Inspector General Activities Center 1
AFINTELMET Air Force Intelligence Management Engineering Team 1
AFIOC Air Force Information Operations Center 4, 7
AFIOH Air Force Institute for Operational Health 7
AFIPSA AF International Programs Support Activity 7
AFISC Air Force Inspection and Safety Center 1
AFISRA Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency 3, 4, 7
AFIT Air Force Institute of Technology 1, 7
AFIWC Air Force Information Warfare Center 4, 7
AFJAGS Air Force Judge Advocate General School 1, 7
AFL Air Force Lab
AFLC Air Force Logistics Command 1
AFLMA AF Logistics Management Agency 7
AFLMC Air Force Logistics Management Center 1
AFLOA AF Legal Operations Agency 7
AFLOGMET Air Force Logistics Management Engineering Team 1
AFLSA AF Legal Services Agency 7
AFLSC Air Force Legal Services Center
AFMA AF Manpower Agency 7
AFMAINMET Air Force Maintenance Management Engineering Team
AFMC Air Force Material Command 3, 7
AFMC CEO AFMC Civil Engineer Office 7
AFMC IS AF Materiel Command Intelligence Squadron 7
AFMC TETO (P) AFMC Test and Evaluation Transformation Office (Provisional) 7
AFMCCSO AFMC Computer Systems Office 7
AFMCLO AFMC Law Office 7
AFMCLSO AFMC Logistics Support Office 7
AFMCOAS AFMC Office of Aerospace Studies 7
AFMCOPSO AFMC Operations Office 7
AFMEA Air Force Management Engineering Agency 1
AFMEDMET Air Force Medical Management Engineering Team 1
AFML Air Force Materials Laboratory 1, 7
AFMLO Air Force Medical Logistics Office 1, 7
AFMLOC Air Force Medical Logistics Operations Center 4
AFMOA AF Medical Operations Agency 7
AFMPC Air Force Military Personnel Center 1
AFMPMET Air Force Manpower and Personnel Management Engineering Team 1
AFMS Air Force Medical Service 4
AFMSA AF Medical Support Agency 7
AFMSO Air Force Mortuary Services Office 1, 7
AFMTC 1. Air Force Military Training Center
2. Air Force Missile Test Center
1
5
AFNSEPO AF National Security Emergency Preparedness Office 7
AFNESP Air Force National Security Emergency Prepardness Agency 4
AFNEWS AF News Agency 7
AFNIC AF Network Integration Center 7
AFNOC Air Force Network Operations Center
AFNORTH 1. Allied Forces Northern Europe (NATO
2. Air Forces Northern
5
4
AFNOSC Air Force Network Operations Security Center 4
AFNWCA AF Nuclear Weapons and Counterproliferation Agency 7
AFOAA AF Office of Attache Affairs 7
AFOATS Air Force Officer Accession Training Schools
AFOC Air Force Operations Center 1, 7
AFOG Air Force Operations Group 4
AFOMS 1. AF Occupational Measurement Squadron
2. Air Force Office of Medical Support
7
1
AFOPA Air Force Office of Public Affairs 1, 7
AFOSI Air Force Office of Special Investigations 1, 4, 7
AFOSIE Air Force Office of Special Investigations – Europe 7
AFOSP Air Force Office of Security Police 1
AFOSR Air Force Office of Scientific Research 1, 7
AFOTEC Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center 1, 7
AFP Air Forces Panama 7
AFPA AF Petroleum Agency 7
AFPAC Air Forces Pacific 4
AFPBS Air Force Pacific Broadcasting Squadron 1, 7
AFPC Air Force Personnel Center 7
AFPE Air Force Planning Element 1, 7
AFPEO AF Program Executive Office 7
AFPMPMS Air Force Professional Manpower and Personnel Management School 1
AFPOA AF Personnel Operations Agency 7
AFPRO Air Force Plant Representative Office 1, 7
AFQI AF Quality Institute 7
AFRAT Air Force Radiation Assessment Team 4
AFRBA AF Review Boards Agency 7
AFRBO Air Force Review Boards Office 1
AFRC 1. Air Force Records Center
2. Air Force Reserve Command
5
4, 7
AFRCAFO AF Reserve Consolidated Accounting and Finance Off 7
AFRCC Air Force Rescue Coordination Center 1, 7
AFRCRMG AF Reserve Command Readiness Management Group 7
AFRCRSQ Air Force Reserve Central Recruiting Squadron 6
AFREO AF Reserve Examing Office 7
AFRERSQ Air Force Reserve Eastern Recruiting Squadron 6
AFRES Air Force Reserve 1
AFRESGCRC AFRES Ground Combat Readiness Center 7
AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory 4, 7
AFRMEF AF Reserve Management Engineering Flight 7
AFROTC Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps 1, 5, 7
AFRPO AF Reserve Pay Office 7
AFRRCS AF Reserve Recruiting Squadron 7
AFRS AF Recruiting Services 7
AFRWRSQ Air Force Reserve Western Recruiting Squadron 6
AFS 1. Accounting and Finance Squadron
2. Air Force Station
2
AFSAA AF Studies and Analyses Agency 7
AFSAB AF Scientific Advisory Board 7
AFSAC 1. Air Force Special Activities Center
2. Air Force Security Assistance Center
1
7
AFSAMO AF Special Air Missions Office 7
AFSATS Air Force Security Assistance Training Squadron
AFSC 1. Air Force Safety Center
2. Air Force Systems Command
7
1
AFSCF Air Force Satellite Control Facility
AFSCIC Air Force Systems Command Inspection Center 1
AFSCN Air Force Satellite Control Network 4
AFSEO Air Force Seek Eagle Office 1, 7
AFSFC Air Force Security Forces Center
AFSINC Air Force Service Information and News Center 1
AFSLMO AF Senior Leadership Management Office 7
AFSO Air Force Services Office 1, 7
AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command 4, 7
AFSOCAOF AFSOC Air Operations Flight 7
AFSOCASOS AFSOC Air Support Operations Squadron 7
AFSOCCSF AFSOC Computer Systems Flight 7
AFSOCECSF AFSOC Electronic Combat Support Flight 7
AFSOCLSS AFSOC Logistics Support Squadron 7
AFSOCMEF AFSOC Management Engineering Flight 7
AFSOCSOS AFSOC Special Operations Squadron 7
AFSOD Air Force Special Operations Detachment 4
AFSOF Air Force Special Operations Forces 4
AFSOUTH 1. Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO)
2. Air Forces Southern
1, 5, 7
AFSPA AF Security Police Agency 7
AFSPACECOM Air Force Space Command 1
AFSPACEIC Air Force Space Command Inspection Center 1
AFSPC Air Force Space Command 3, 4, 7
AFSPCCEF AFSPC Civil Engineering Flight 7
AFSPCCPO AFSPC Civilian Personnel Office 7
AFSPCCSS AFSPC Computer System Squadron 7
AFSPCIF AFSPC Intelligence Flight 7
AFSPCOF AFSPC Operations Flight 7
AFSPMET Air Force Security Police Management Engineering Team 1
AFSSMET Air Force Special Staff Management Engineering Team 1
AFSST Air Force Space Support Team 4
AFSTC Air Force Space Technology Center 1
AFSVA AF Services Agency 7
AFSWC Air Force Special Weapons Center 5
AFTAC Air Force Technical Applications Center 1, 5, 7
AFTCO Air Force Telecommunications Certificate Office 1
AFTCOEUR Air Force Telecommunications Certificate Office Europe 1
AFTCONWP Air Force Telecommunications Certificate Office Northwest Pacific 1
AFTCOPAC Air Force Telecommunications Certificate Office Pacific 1
AFTCOSWP Air Force Telecommunications Certificate Office Southwest Pacific 1
AFTRANS Air Forces Transportation 7
AFVTG Armed Forces Vocational Testing Group 1
AFWA AF Weather Agency 7
AFWAL Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories 1
AFWL Air Force Weapons Laboratory 1
AFY2KO AF Year 2000 Office 7
AG Airlift Group 2, 6
A/G Air-to-Ground
AGE Aerospace Ground Equipment 3, 4
AGISS Air-to-Ground International Support Squadron 7
AGMC Aerospace Guidance and Meteorology Center 1
AGMSW Air-to-Ground Munitions Systems Wing 7
AGOS Air Ground Operations School 1, 6
AGOW Air Ground Operations Wing 6
AGRS Aggressor Squadron 6
AGS 1. Aircraft Generation Squadron
2. Air Guard Station
1, 2
AIA Air Intelligence Agency 4, 7
AIG Air Intelligence Group 2, 4, 6
AINTELG Air Intelligence Group 1
AINTELS Air Intelligence Squadron 1
AIRCENT Allied Air Forces, Central Europe (NATO) 1, 5, 7
AIRNORTH Allied Air Forces, Northern Europe (NATO) 1, 5, 7
AIRPF Air Postal Flight 1, 6
AIRPS Air Postal Squadron 1, 2
AIRSOUTH Allied Air Forces, Southern Europe (NATO) 1, 5, 7
AIS 1. Academic Instructor School
2. Air Intelligence Squadron
1, 7
2, 4, 6
AISF Airlift Industrial Services Flight 1
AITS Aircraft Intsrumentation Test Squadron 6
AKADCOMRGN Alaskan ADCOM Region 1, 7
ALAACS Alaskan Airways and Air Communications Service 5
ALC Air Logistics Center 4
ALCAS Air Logistics Center Augmentation Squadron 1
ALCF Airlift Control Flight 1, 4
ALCM Air Launched Cruise Missile 4
ALCOM Alaskan Command 7
ALCS Airlift Control Squadron 2, 6
ALCT Airlift Control Team 4
ALD Airlift Division 1
ALF Airlift Flight 6
ALG Airlift Group
ALIS Alteration and Installatin Squadron 6
ALL Airborne Laser Laboratory
ALMCS Airlift Military Contract Support 7
ALO Air Liaison Officer 4
ALS Airlift Squadron
ALSA Air Land Sea Application Center 4
ALSG Airlift Support Group 6
ALW Airlift Wing
AMA Air Material Area 5
AMARC Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center 1
AMARG Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group 6
AMC 1. Air Material Command
2. Air Mobility Command
5
3, 4, 7
AMCAIS AMC Air Intelligence Squadron 7
AMCAOS AMC Air Operations Squadron 7
AMCASC Air Material Command Aeronautical Systems Center 5
AMCBMC Air Material Command Ballistic Missile Center 5
AMCCES AMC Civil Engineer Squadron 7
AMCCPO AMC Personnel Office 7
AMCESC Air Material Command Electronic Systems Center 5
AMCFSS AMC Financial Services Squadron 7
AMCLSS AMC Logistics Support Squadron 7
AMCMEF AMC Management Engineering Flight 7
AMCOMS Air Mobility Communications Squadron 2, 6
AMCS Air Mobility Control Squadron 2, 6
AMCSAF AMC Studies and Analysis Flight 7
AMCT Air Mobility Control Team 4
AMCTACC AMC Tanker Airlift Control Center 7
AMCTES AMC Test and Evaluation Squadron 7
AMD Air Mobility Division 4
AMDS Aerospace Medicine Squadron 2, 6
AMFEA Air Material Force, European Area 5
AMFPA Air Material Force, Pacific Area 5
AMG Air Mobility Group 2, 6
AMLO Air Mobility Liaison Office 4, 7
AMMS Air Mobility Maintenance Squadron 2, 6
AMOCC Air Mobility Operations Control Center 4
AMOG Air Mobility Operations Group 2, 4, 6
AMOS Air Mobility Operations Squadron 2, 4, 6
AMRAAM Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
AMRL Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory 1
AMS 1. Air Mobility Squadron
2. Avionics Maintenance Squadron
2, 4, 6
1
AMSG Air Mobility Support Group 2, 6
AMSS Air Mobility Support Squadron 2, 6
AMU Aircraft Maintenance Unit 3
AMW Air Mobility Wing 2, 6
AMWC Air Mobility Warfare Center 7
AMXG Aircraft Maintenance Group 6
AMXS Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 6
ANG Air National Guard 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
ANG/AFRATF ANG/AF Reserve Airlift Tactics Flight 7
ANG/AFRTO ANG/AF Reserve Test Office 7
ANGB Air National Guard Base
ANGRC Air National Guard Readiness Center 7
ANGS Air National Guard Station
ANGSC Air National Guard Support Center 1
ANR Alaska NORAD Region 4, 7
AOC 1. Air Operations Center
2. Air and Space Operations Center
4
3, 6
AOG 1. Air and Space Operations Group
2. Air Operations Group
6
2, 4
AOR Area of Responsibility 4
AOS 1. Air and Space Operations Squadron
2. Air Operations Squadron
6
2
APCS Air Photgraphic and Charting Service 5
APF Aerial Port Flight 1, 4
APGC Air Proving Ground Center 5
APOE Aerial Port of Embarkation 1, 7
APS Aerial Port Squadron 1, 4, 6
AQG Acquisition Group 6
ARB Air Reserve Base
ARC 1. Air Reserve Center
2. Air Reserve Component
5
4
ARCT Air Refueling Control Team 4
ARDC Air Research and Development Command 5
AREFG Air Refueling Group 1
AREFS Air Refueling Squadron 1
AREFW Air Refueling Wing 1
ARESS Air Reserve Squadron 2
ARFCOS Armed Forces Courier Service 2
ARFF Air Reserve Forces Facility 1, 7
ARG Air Refueling Group 2, 6
ARIA Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft
ARPC Air Reserve Personnel Center 1, 7
ARPT Airport 5
ARRC Air Reserve Records Center 5
ARRG Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group 1
ARRS 1. Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service
2. Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
1
1
ARRW Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Wing 1
ARS 1. Air Rescue Service
2. Air Rescue Squadron
3. Air Refueling Squadron
4. Air Reserve Squadron
5. Air Reserve Station
5

2, 6
1
ARSG Armament Systems Group 6
ARSS Armament Systems Squadron 6
ARSW Armament Systems Wing 6
ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center 1, 7
ARTW Aerospace Reconnaissance Technical Wing 1
ARW Air Refueling Wing 2, 4, 6
AS 1. Aggressor Squadron
2. Air Station
3. Airlift Squadron
1

2, 6
ASAT Anti-Satellite
ASC Aeronautical Systems Center 7
ASCS Air Command and Staff College
ASD Aeronautical Systems Division 1
ASETF Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force
ASF Aeromedical Staging Flight 1
ASG 1. Air Support Group
2. Aircraft Sustainment Group
2, 6
ASOCS Air Support Operations Center Squadron 1
ASOG Air Support Operations Group 1, 2, 6
ASOS Air Support Operations Squadron 1, 2, 6
(ASSOC) Associate
ASTS 1. Aeromedical Staging Squadron
2. Air and Space Test Squadron
2, 6
ASTW Aerospace Test Wing 1
ASUG Armament Sustainment Group 6
ASUPS Ammunition Supply Squadron 1
ASUS Air Support Squadron 2, 6
ASW 1. Aerospace Support Wing
2. Aircraft Sustainment Wing
6
1, 6
ATAF Allied Tactical Air Force (NATO) 1, 5, 7
ATC Air Training Command 1, 5
ATC CATO Air Training Command Civilian Automated Training Office 1
ATC OPSCEN ATC Operations Center 1
ATCC Air Traffiv Control Center 1, 7
ATCD Air Training Communications Division 1
ATCF Air Traffic Control Flight 1
ATCS Air Traffic Control Squadron 6
ATF Advanced Tactical Fighter
ATG 1. Adversary Tactics Group
2. Aerospace Test Group
6
1
ATH Air Transportable Hospital 7
ATIC Aerospace Technical Intelligence Center 5
ATKS Attack Squadron 6
ATRC Air Traffic Regulation Center 1, 7
ATRNC Air Transportable Clinic 7
ATS 1. Aerial Targets Squadron
2. Airmanship Training Squadron
2
1
ATSCE Air Technical Service Command Europe
ATSG Automatic Test Sustainment Group 6
ATSS Adversary Tactics Support Squadron 6
ATTF Air Transportation Training Flight 1
ATTG Adversary Threat Training Group 1
ATTW Aircrew Training-Test Wing 1
AU Air University 1, 4, 5, 7
AUCADRE Air University Center for Aerospace Doctrine Research and Education 1
AUL Air University Library 1, 7
AUX Auxiliary 5
AVDS Aviation Depot Squadron 1
AVN Aviation 5
AVS Audio Visual Squadron 1
AW Airlift Wing 2, 6
AWACG Airborne Warning and Control Group 1
AWACS 1. Airborne Warning and Control Squadron
2. Airborne Warning and Control System
1
4
AWACTS Airborne Warning and Control Training Squadron 1
AWACW Airborne Warning and Control Wing 1
AWADS Adverse Weather Aerial Delivery System
AWC Air War College 1, 7
AWF Air Weather Flight 1
AWFC Air Warfare Center
AWNMC Automated Weather Network Management Center 1
AWS Air Weather Service 1, 5, 7
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
B1SG B-1 Systems Group 7
B-2 Systems Group B2SG 7
BAFR Band of the Air Force Reserve 7
BASCS Basic Air and Space Course School – AETC 7
BCCC Base Communications Computer Center 7
BEEF Base Engineer Emergency Force 3
BG Bomb Group 2, 6
BMC4I Battlefield Management Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence
BMDO Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
BMEWS Ballistic Missile Early Warning System 5
BMG Bombardment Group
BMO Ballistic Missile Office 1
BMS Bombardment Squadron 1
BMSW Battle Management Systems Wing 7
BMTS 1. Basic Military Training School
2. Basic Military Training Squadron
1, 7
1
BMW Bombardment Wing 1
BNCOA Barksdale NCO Academy 7
BOMB Bombardment 5
BS Bomb Squadron 2
BSSG BIG SAFARI Systems Group 7
BSTS Boost Surveillance and Tracking System
BUO Base & Units Office 7
BW Bomb Wing 2, 6
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– C –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
C5SG C-5 Systems Group 7
C17SG C-17 Systems Group 7
C130SG C-130 Systems Group 7
C-MAJCOM Component Major Command 3
C-NAF Component Numbered/Named Air Force 3
C2 Command and Control 4
C3 Command, Control and Communications
C3I Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence
C4 Command, Control, Communications and Computers 3
CACS Command and Control Squadron 2
CADRE College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research, and Education 7
CADS Combat Aerial Delivery School 7
CAF Combat Air Forces 3, 4
CAFLSC Combat Air Forces Logistics Support Center 7
CAFTT Coalition Air Forces Transition Team
CAG Commander’s Action Group
CAIRC Carribean Air Command 5
CALCM Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile 3
CAM Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance 5
CAMG Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Group 1
CAMRON Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
CAMS Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 1
CAMSQ Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
CAMW Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Wing 1
CAOC 1. Combined Air Operations Center
2. Combined Air and Space Operations Center
4, 7
CAP 1. Civil Air Patrol
2. Combat Air Patrol
1, 7
4
CAP-USAF Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force
CAR Central Audit Region 7
CAS 1. Close Air Support
2. Combat Applications Squadron
4
1
CASC Cataloging and Standardization Center 1
CATS Combat Airlift Training School
CBAFR Command Band of the Air Force Reserve 7
CBCF Combat Communications Flight
CBCS Combat Communications Squadron 2, 6
CBCSS Combat Communications Support Squadron 2, 6
CBPO Consolidated Base Personnel Office 1, 7
CBSS Combat Systems Squadron 7
CC Commander (Office Symbol) 4
CC2SG Combatant Commanders Command and Control Systems Group 7
CCA Combat Capability Assessment
CCAF Community College of the Air Force 1, 7
CCATT Critical Care Air Transport Team 4
CCDR Combatant Commander 3, 4
CCEG Command and Control Evaluation Group 2, 6
CCF 1. Command and Control Flight
2. First Sergeant (Office Symbol)
1
CCFT Combat Communications Flight 1
CCG 1. Combat Communications Group
2. Command Control Group
2, 6
1
CCGP Combat Communications Group 1
CCISS Command, Control Intelligence Support Squadron 1
CCO Command and Control Operations
CCP Consolidated Command Post 1
CCS Combat Control Squadron 1, 2, 6
CCSO Command and Control Systems Office 1
CCSQ Combat Communications Squadron 1
CCTS Combat Crew Training Squadron 1
CCTW Combat Crew Training Wing 1
CCW Combat Communications Wing 6
CDR Commander 4
CDRUSECENTCOM Commander, United States Central Command 4
CDRUSEUCOM Commander, United States European Command 4
CDRUSJFCOM Commander, United States Joint Forces Command 4
CDRUSPACOM Commander, United States Pacific Command 4
CDRUSTRANSCOM Commander, United States Transportation Command 4
CDSS Commercial Derivatives Systems Squadron 7
CE Civil Engineering 4
CEE Center for Environmental Excellence 7
CEF 1. Civil Engineer Flight
2. Civil Engineering Flight
1, 6
CEFHR Civil Engineering Flight, Heavy Repair 1
CEG 1. Civil Engineer Group
2. Civil Engineering Group
2, 6
1
CEMS Communication and Electronics Maintenance Squadron 1
CEN Center 5
CENTAF United States Central Command Air Forces
CEOS Civil Engineering Operations Squadron 1
CEPME College for Enlisted Professional Military Education 7
CES 1. Civil Engineer Squadron
2. Civil Engineering Squadron
2, 6
1
CESD Continental Electronic Security Division 1
CESF Civil Engineering Support Flight 1
CESHR Civil Engineering Squadron, Heavy Repair 1
CESS 1. Civil Engineering Support Squadron
2. Combat Electronic Systems Squadron
1
7
CETSO Civil Engineering Technical Support Office 7
CEVG Combat Evaluation Group 1
CF Communications Flight 1
CFACC Combined Forces Air Component Commander 4
CFC 1. Combined Forces Command
2. Combined Forces Commander

4
CG Communications Group 1, 2, 6
CH Contingency Hospital 6, 7
CHS Consolidated Headquarters Squadron 1
CID 1. Combat Identification
2. Congressional Inquiry Division
4
7
CINCAD Commander-in-Chief, Aerospace Defense Command 1
CINCAFLANT Commander-in-Chief, United States Air Forces Atlantic 1
CINCAL Commander-in-Chief, Alaskan Air Command 1
CINCEUR Commander-in-Chief, European Command 1
CINCLANT Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Command 1
CINCMAC Commander-in-Chief, Military Airlift Command 1
CINCNORAD Commander-in-Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command 1
CINCPAC Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command 1
CINCPACAF Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Air Forces 1
CINCSAC Commander-in-Chief, Strategic Air Command 1
CINCUNC Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command 1
CINCUSAFE Commander-in-Chief, United States Air Forces in Europe 1
CISF Combat Information Systems Flight 1
CISG Combat Information Systems Group 1
CISW Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Wing 7
CJCS Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff 1
CLM Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance
CLSG Contractor Logistics Sustainment Group 6
CLSS Combat Logistics Support Squadron 1, 2, 6
CMBT Combat 5
CMHI Certified Mile High Instructor
CMMCA Cruise Missile Mission Control Aircraft
CMOC Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center
CMS 1. Component Maintenance Squadron
2. Consolidated Maintenance Squadron
6
1
CMSG Cheyenne Mountain Support Group 1
CMSQ Communications Maintenance Squadron 1
CMXG Commodities Maintenance Squadron 6
CMXS Communications Maintenance Squadron 6
COCOM Combatant Command 4
COD Combat Operations Division 4
COIN Counterinsurgency 4
COMAFFOR Commander, Air Force Forces 3, 4
COMCG Communications Command Group 1
COMD Command 5
COMINT Communications Intelligence 4
COMM Communications
COMPG Composite Group 1
COMPS Composite Squadron 1
COMPSG Composite Support Group 1
COMPW Composite Wing 1
CON Control 5
CONAACS Continental Airways and Air Communications Service 5
CONAC Continental Air Command 5
CONR Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region
CONS Contracting Squadron 1, 2, 6
CONSOL Consolidated 5
CONUS Continental United States 4
CONUSADSC CONUS Air Defense Support Center 7
COS 1. Combat Operations Squadron
2. Combat Operations Staff
2, 6
7
COSG Contingency Operations Support Group 6
COSQ Communications Operations Squadron 1
CP Command Post 1, 7
CPS Combat Plans Squadron 2, 6
CPSG Cryptologic Systems Group 7
CPTS Comptroller Squadron 1, 2, 6
CPTSS Comptroller Services Squadron 1
CPUSF Computer Flight 1
CPUSS Computer Services Squadron 1
CRC Control and Reporting Center 4
CRES Clinical Research Squadron 6
CRG Contingency Response Group 4, 6
CRS 1. Combat Rescue School
2. Component Repair Squadron
3. Contingency Response Squadron

1, 2, 6
4
CRTC Combat Readiness Training Center
CRW Contingency Response Wing 6
CS Communications Squadron 1, 2, 6
CSAA Central Special Activities Area 1
CSAF Chief of Staff, United States Air Force 1, 4, 7
CSAR Combat Search and Rescue 1, 4
CSC 1. Command and Staff College
2. Communications Systems Center
3. Cryptologic Support Center
5
7
1
CSG 1. Combat Support Group
2. Computer Systems Group
1
2, 6
CSGP Combat Support Group Provisional 1
CSO Combat Systems Officer 1
CSOC Consolidated Security Operations Center 1, 7
CSP Communications Systems Program Office 7
CSPC Computer Support Center 7
CSPTS Communications Support Squadron 6
CSS 1. Combat Support Squadron
2. Computer Systems Squadron
1
2, 6
CSSQ Computer Systems Squadron 1
CSSG Combat Systems Sustainment Group 6
CSTC Consolidated Space Test Center 1
CSUG Commodities Sustainment Group 6
CSW 1. Combat Support Wing
2. Combat Sustainment Wing
1
6
CTAS Chrysler Technology Airborne System
CTCS Combat Camera Squadron 2, 6
CTF 1. Combined Task Force
2. Combined Test Force
CTR Center
CTS Combat Training Squadron 2, 6
CTTC Chanute Technical Training Center 1
CV22SS CV-22 Systems Squadron 7
CW Communications Wing 1
CWS Combat Weather Squadron 2
CWSS Combat Weather Systems Squadron 6
CYEG Cyberspace Engineering Group 6
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
(D) (Deployed)
DACT Dissimilar Air Combat Training 4
DAF Department of the Air Force 3
DAO Defense Accounting Office 7
DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
DASCS Direct Air Support Center Squadron 1
DASG Direct Attack Systems Group 7
DASS Direct Air Support Squadron 1
DCA 1. Defense Communications Agency
2. Defensive Counterair
1
4
DCCO Defense Commercial Communications Office 7
DCGS Distributed Common Ground System 4
DCM 1. Deputy Commander for Maintenance (Office Symbol)
2. Deputy Commander for Material (Office Symbol)
DCMAO Defense Contracting Management Area Office 7
DCO Deputy Commander for Operations (Office Symbol)
DCR Deputy Commander for Resource Management (Office Symbol)
DCS 1. Defensive Counterspace
2. Defense Courier Service
3. Deputy Chief of Staff
4
1, 7
DCSTA Defense Courier Service Station 1, 7
DDMS Department of Defense Manned Space Flight Support Office
DECA Defense Commissary Agency 7
DEF Defense 5
DEOMI Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute 1, 7
DEP Depot 5
DET
Det
Detachment 7
DEV Development 5
DEW Distant Early Warning 5
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Center 3, 7
DFRS Defense Fuel Region – South 7
DFSG Development and Fielding Systems Group 7
DGS 1. Distributed Ground Station
2. Drone Generation Squadron
4
1
DIRMOBFOR Director of Mobility Forces 4
DIRSPACEFOR Director of Space Forces 4
DISA Defense Information Systems Agency 7
DISAM Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management 1, 7
DISP Dispensary 5
DIST District 5
DIV Division 5
DLIELC Defense Language Institute, English Language Center 1, 7
DMS Drone Maintenance Squadron 1
DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program 4
DO Operations Officer (Office Symbol)
DOCEX Document Exploitation
DOD
DoD
Department of Defense 3
DODMC Department of Defense Media Center 7
DODMERB Defense Medical Examination Review Board 1, 7
DPRO Defense Plant Representative Office
DPS Defense Printing Service 7
DRMO Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office 7
DRU Direct Reporting Unit 3
DS 1. Dental Squadron
2. Drone Squadron
2, 6
1
DSCS 1. Defense Satellite Communications System
2. Defense Space Communications Squadron

1
DSEG Defense Systems Evaluation Group 1
DSES Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron 1
DSO Direct Support Operation 4
DSP Defense Support Program 4
DSPOSS Defense Support Program Operational Software Squad 7
DSQ Distribution Squadron 1
DT&E Developmental Test and Evaluation
DTOC Distributed Training Operations Center
DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency 4
DV Distinguished Visitor
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– E –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
E____ Expeditionary ___________
E8SG E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar Systems Group 7
E10SG E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar Systems Group 7
EAACS Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron
EABS Expeditionary Air Base Squadron 6
EACOS European Air Combat Operations Staff 1
EACCS Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron
EAES Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
EAMEAACS European-African-Middle Eastern Airways and Air Communications Service 5
EAPS Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron 6
EAR Eastern Audit Region 7
EARS Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
EAS Expeditionary Airlift Squadron 4, 6
EASOG Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group
EASOS Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron
EASTAF Eastern Transport Air Force 5
EBS Expeditionary Bomb Squadron 4
ECD European Communications Division 1
ECF Expeditionary Contracting Flight 4
ECG Electronic Combat Group 2, 6
ECI Extension Course Institute 1, 5, 7
ECM Electronic Countermeasures 4
ECS 1. Electronic Combat Squadron
2. Expeditionary Communications Squadron
1, 2, 6
ECW Electronic Combat Wing 1
EEG Electronics Engineering Group 1
EELV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
EES Electronics Engineering Squadron 1
EESD European Electronic Security Division 1
EFS Expeditionary Fighter Squadron 4
EFTS Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron 6
EG Education Group 2, 6
EGBU Enhanced Guided Bomb Unit 4
EID Engineering Installation Division 1
EIG Engineering Installation Group 1, 2, 6
EINS Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron 6, 7
EIS 1. Electronics Installations Squadron
2. Engineering Installation Squadron
3. Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron
1
2, 6
EISG Enterprise Integration Systems Group 7
EISQ Engineering Installation Squadron 1
EISS Engineering and Integration Systems Squadron 7
EIW Engineering Installation Wing 2, 6
ELECT Electronic(s) 5
ELRS Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron 6
ELSG Electronic Systems Group 6
ELSS Electronic Systems Squadron 6
ELSW Electronic Systems Wing 6
EMATG Expeditionary Material Group 6
EMDG Expeditionary Medical Group
EMEDS 1. Expeditionary Medical Squadron
2. Expeditionary Medical Support

4
EMP Electromagnetic Pulse
EMS Equipment Maintenance Squadron 1, 2, 6
EMSG Expeditionary Mission Support Group 6
EMTF Expeditionary Mobility Task Force 4, 6
EMXG Electronics Maintenance Group 6
EMXOS Expeditionary Maintenance Operations Squadron 6
ENCOA Elmendorf NCO Academy 7
ENGR Engineer(ing) 5
ENJJPT Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal 4
EODF Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight 1
EODS Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron 1
EOG Expeditionary Operations Group 6
EOSS Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron 6
EPF Epidemiological Flight 1
EPSG Eagle Propulsion Sustainment Group 6
ERF Expeditionary Reconnaissance Flight
ERHG Expeditionary RED HORSE Group
ERHS Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron
ERS Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron
ES Education Squadron 2, 6
ESA Electronic Security Alaska 1
ESAA European Special Activities Area 1
ESC 1. Electronic Security Command
2. Electronic Systems Center
1
7
ESCOS Electronic Security Combat Operations Staff 1
ESD Electronic Systems Division 1
ESF Engineering Systems Flight 1
ESFS Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron
ESG 1. Electronic Security Group
2. Electronics Sustainment Group
1
6
ESMC Eastern Space and Missile Center 1
ESOPS Expeditionary Space Operations Squadron 6
ESPCS Expeditionary Space Control Squadron
ESS 1. Electronic Security Squadron
2. Electronic Security Strategic
1
1
ESSG Electronic Security Support Group 1
ESSQ Electronic Security Squadron 1
EST Electronic Security Tactical 1
ESW Electronic Security Wing 1
ETR Eastern Test Range 1
ETRS Expeditionary Training Squadron 6
ETS Engineering and Test Squadron 2
EUROPS European Air Operations Staff 1
EURTOA European Technical Operations Area 1
EVAC Evacuation 8
EVAL Evaluation 8
EW Electronic Warfare 4
EWAS Electronic Warfare Aggressor Squadron 2
EWCC Electronic Warfare Coordination Center 4
EWG Electronic Warfare Group 6
EWO 1. Electronic Warfare Officer
2. Emergency War Orders
8
8
EWS Electronic Warfare Squadron 6
EWSG Electronic Warfare Sustainment Group 6
EWTS Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1
EWW Electronic Warfare Wing
EWXS Expeditionary Weather Squadron 6
Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
E____ Expeditionary ___________
E8SG E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar Systems Group 7
E10SG E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar Systems Group 7
EAACS Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron
EABS Expeditionary Air Base Squadron 6
EACOS European Air Combat Operations Staff 1
EACCS Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron
EAES Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
EAMEAACS European-African-Middle Eastern Airways and Air Communications Service 5
EAPS Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron 6
EAR Eastern Audit Region 7
EARS Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron
EAS Expeditionary Airlift Squadron 4, 6
EASOG Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group
EASOS Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron
EASTAF Eastern Transport Air Force 5
EBS Expeditionary Bomb Squadron 4
ECD European Communications Division 1
ECF Expeditionary Contracting Flight 4
ECG Electronic Combat Group 2, 6
ECI Extension Course Institute 1, 5, 7
ECM Electronic Countermeasures 4
ECS 1. Electronic Combat Squadron
2. Expeditionary Communications Squadron
1, 2, 6
ECW Electronic Combat Wing 1
EEG Electronics Engineering Group 1
EELV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
EES Electronics Engineering Squadron 1
EESD European Electronic Security Division 1
EFS Expeditionary Fighter Squadron 4
EFTS Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron 6
EG Education Group 2, 6
EGBU Enhanced Guided Bomb Unit 4
EID Engineering Installation Division 1
EIG Engineering Installation Group 1, 2, 6
EINS Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron 6, 7
EIS 1. Electronics Installations Squadron
2. Engineering Installation Squadron
3. Expeditionary Intelligence Squadron
1
2, 6
EISG Enterprise Integration Systems Group 7
EISQ Engineering Installation Squadron 1
EISS Engineering and Integration Systems Squadron 7
EIW Engineering Installation Wing 2, 6
ELECT Electronic(s) 5
ELRS Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron 6
ELSG Electronic Systems Group 6
ELSS Electronic Systems Squadron 6
ELSW Electronic Systems Wing 6
EMATG Expeditionary Material Group 6
EMDG Expeditionary Medical Group
EMEDS 1. Expeditionary Medical Squadron
2. Expeditionary Medical Support

4
EMP Electromagnetic Pulse
EMS Equipment Maintenance Squadron 1, 2, 6
EMSG Expeditionary Mission Support Group 6
EMTF Expeditionary Mobility Task Force 4, 6
EMXG Electronics Maintenance Group 6
EMXOS Expeditionary Maintenance Operations Squadron 6
ENCOA Elmendorf NCO Academy 7
ENGR Engineer(ing) 5
ENJJPT Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal 4
EODF Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight 1
EODS Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron 1
EOG Expeditionary Operations Group 6
EOSS Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron 6
EPF Epidemiological Flight 1
EPSG Eagle Propulsion Sustainment Group 6
ERF Expeditionary Reconnaissance Flight
ERHG Expeditionary RED HORSE Group
ERHS Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron
ERS Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron
ES Education Squadron 2, 6
ESA Electronic Security Alaska 1
ESAA European Special Activities Area 1
ESC 1. Electronic Security Command
2. Electronic Systems Center
1
7
ESCOS Electronic Security Combat Operations Staff 1
ESD Electronic Systems Division 1
ESF Engineering Systems Flight 1
ESFS Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron
ESG 1. Electronic Security Group
2. Electronics Sustainment Group
1
6
ESMC Eastern Space and Missile Center 1
ESOPS Expeditionary Space Operations Squadron 6
ESPCS Expeditionary Space Control Squadron
ESS 1. Electronic Security Squadron
2. Electronic Security Strategic
1
1
ESSG Electronic Security Support Group 1
ESSQ Electronic Security Squadron 1
EST Electronic Security Tactical 1
ESW Electronic Security Wing 1
ETR Eastern Test Range 1
ETRS Expeditionary Training Squadron 6
ETS Engineering and Test Squadron 2
EUROPS European Air Operations Staff 1
EURTOA European Technical Operations Area 1
EVAC Evacuation 8
EVAL Evaluation 8
EW Electronic Warfare 4
EWAS Electronic Warfare Aggressor Squadron 2
EWCC Electronic Warfare Coordination Center 4
EWG Electronic Warfare Group 6
EWO 1. Electronic Warfare Officer
2. Emergency War Orders
8
8
EWS Electronic Warfare Squadron 6
EWSG Electronic Warfare Sustainment Group 6
EWTS Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1
EWW Electronic Warfare Wing
EWXS Expeditionary Weather Squadron 6
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– F –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
F15SG F-15 Systems Group 7
F16SG F-16 Systems Group 7
F117SS F-117 Systems Squadron 7
FAC Forward Air Controller 8
FAC(A) Forward Air Controller (Airborne) 4
FAIP First Assignment Instructor Pilot
FANGO F**king Air National Guard Officer
FASW Fighter Attack Systems Wing 7
FBG Fighter-Bomber Group
FBS Fighter-Bomber Squadron
FBW Fighter-Bomber Wing
FCS Facility Checking Squadron 1
FDW Fighter-Day Wing
FE Flight Engineer 4
FEAACS Far East Airways and Air Communications Service 5
FG Fighter Group 2, 6
FGN Foreign 5
FID Foreign Internal Defense 4
FIG Fighter Interceptor Group 1
FIR Field Investigations Region 7
FIS 1. Field Investigations Squadron
2. Fighter Interceptor Squadron
2, 6
1
FISTA Flying Infrared Signatures Technology Aircraft
FITS Fighter Interceptor Training Squadron 1
FLD Field 5
FLDTG Field Training Group 1
FLDTS Field Training Squadron 1
FLIR Forward Looking Infrared
FLITE Federal Legal Information Through Electronics 1
FLT Flight 5
FLTS Flight Test Squadron 2, 6
FLY Flying 5
FMMS Field Missile Maintenance Squadron 1
FMS Field Maintenance Squadron 1
FMTAG Foreign Military Training Affairs Group 1
FMTMF Foreign Military Training Management Flight 1
FOA Field Operating Agency 3, 4
FOB Forward Operating Base 4
FOT&E Follow-On Test and Evaluation
FPS Field Printing Squadron 1
FPSS Force Protection Systems Squadron 7
FS Fighter Squadron 2, 6
FSG Fighter Sustainment Group 6
FSS Force Support Squadron 6
FSSG Flight Systems Sustainment Group 6
FT Fort 5
FTC Foreign Technology Center 7
FTD 1. Field Training Detachment
2. Foreign Technology Division
7
1
FTF Flying Training Flight
FTG Flying Training Group 2, 6
FTR Fighter 5
FTS Flying Training Squadron 1, 2, 6
FTW Flying Training Wing 1, 2, 6
FW Fighter Wing 2, 6
FWD
Fwd
Forward
FWS Fighter Weapons Squadron 1, 2, 6
FWSCH Fighter Weapons School 1
FWW Fighter Weapons Wing 1
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– G –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
GATSG Global Air Traffic Systems Group 7
GBU Guided Bomb Unit 4
GC Guardian Challenge
GCCG Global Command and Control Group 1
GCRC Ground Combat Readiness Center 7
GCRES Ground Combat Readiness Evaluation Squadron 1
GCTS Ground Combat Training Squadron 6
GEEIA Ground Electronics Engineering Installation Agency 5
GEN General 5
GEO Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 4
GEODSS Ground Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance 4
GHSG Global Hawk Systems Group 7
GIGSG Global Information Grid Systems Group 7
GLCM Ground-Launched Cruise Missile
GMES Global Mobility Readiness Squadron
GMRS Global Mobility Readiness Squadron 6
GMS Global Mobility Squadron 6
GNCOA Goodfellow NCO Academy 7
GNRY Gunnery 5
GP Group 2, 5, 6
GPS Global Positioning System 4
GRCTS Ground Combat Training Squadron 1
GS Guard Squadron 1
GSE Graduate School of Engineering 7
GSLAM Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management 7
GSS Global Support Squadron 6
GSSG Ground Systems Sustainment Group 6
GT Glory Trip
GTTC Goodfellow Technical Training Center 1
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– H –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
(H) Heavy 5
HAWK Holiday and Weekend Killer
HC Chaplain (Office Symbol)
HEO Highly Elliptical Orbit
HGS Helicopter Generation Squadron 2, 6
HMXS Helicopter Maintenance Squadron
HNCOA Hickam NCO Academy 7
HOSP Hospital 5
HPSG Hawk Propulsion Sustainment Group 6
HQ Headquarters 3, 4, 5, 7
HQ COMD USAF Headquarters Command United States Air Force 5
HQ USAF Headquarters, U.S. Air Force 3
HRS Hours
HS Helicopter Squadron 1, 2, 6
HSC Human Systems Center
HSD Human Systems Division 1
HSG 1. Headquarters Support Group
2. Human Systems Group
1
7
HSS Headquarters Support Squadron 1
HSW Human Systems Wing 6
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
IAAFA 1. Inter-American Air Force Academy
2. Inter-American Air Forces Academy
1
7
IABS Integrated Apogee Boost Subsystem
IADS Integrated Air Defense System 4
IAS 1. Information Aggressor Squadron
2 .Intelligence Analysis Squadron
6
1
ICBM Intercontinental Ballistic Missile 3, 4
ICBMSG Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Group 6
ICBMSS Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Squadron 6
ICBMSW Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Systems Wing 6
ICBMTMS Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test Maintenance Squadron 1
IECPD Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development
IES Intelligence Exploitation Squadron 1
IFC Instrument Flight Center 7
IFF Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals
IG 1. Inspector General
2. Intelligence Group
2, 5
6
ILMS Intermediate Level Maintenance Squadron
IMINT Imagery Intelligence 4
INS Installation Squadron 1
INSP Inspection 5
INSTL Installation 5
INSTMNS Instrumentation Squadron 1
INSTR Instructor 5
INTCP Interceptor 5
INTEL Intelligence 5
INTL International 5
IO Information Operations 4
IOG Information Operations Group 6
IOS 1. Information Operations Squadron
2. International Officer School
6
1
IOW Information Operations Wing 6
IPTS Inpatient Operations Squadron 6
IQT Intial Qualification Training 4
IR Infrared
Ira C. Eaker CPD Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development 7
IRSG Command and Control & Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sustainment Group 6
IS 1. Instructor Squadron
2. Intelligence Squadron
1
2, 6
ISC Inspection and Safety Center 1
ISDS Instructional Systems Development Squadron 1
ISF 1. Intelligence Support Flight
2. International Systems Flight

7
ISG Information Systems Group
ISR Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance 3, 4
ISRD Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Division
ISRG Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group 6
ISRSG Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Group 7
ISS 1. Information Systems Squadron
2. Intelligence Support Squadron
1
2, 6
ISW Information Systems Wing
IUS Inertial Upper Stage
IW 1. Intelligence Wing
2. Irregular Warfare
2, 6
4
IWAS Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron 6
IWF Information Warfare Flight 4, 6
IWS Information Warfare Squadron 2, 6
IWST Information Warfare Support Team 2
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– J –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
JA Judge Advocate 4
JAC Joint Analysis Center 4
JADC Judiciary Area Defense Counsel 7
JAG Judge Advocate General 4
JAMAC Joint Aeronautical Materials Activity Center 1, 7
JAOC Joint Air Operations Center 4
JCS Joint Chiefs of Staff 4
JCSE Joint Communications Support Element
JCSS Joint Communications Support Squadron 1
JDAM Joint Direct Attach Munition 4
JDMAG Joint Depot Maintenance Analysis Group 1, 7
JDSSC Joint Data Systems Support Center 1, 7
JETS Joint Employment Tactics School 7
JFACC Joint Forces Air Component Commander 3, 4
JFC Joint Force Commander 4
JFCC Joint Functional Component Command 4
JFSOCC Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander 4
JHMET Joint Healthcare Management Engineering Team 1, 7
JIATF Joint Interagency Task Force 4
JIOC Joint Intelligence Operations Center 4
JMMC-SA
JMMCSA
Joint Military Medical Command-San Antonio 1, 7
JOC Joint Operations Center 4
JOSDEPS Joint Strategic Defense Planning Staff 1, 7
JPATS Joint Primary Air Training System
JPATSS Joint Primary Aircraft Training Systems Squadron 7
JPOTF Joint Psychological Task Force 4
JPPSO Joint Personal Property Shipping Office 1, b7
JPRC Joint Personnel Recovery Center 4
JRB Joint Reserve Base
JSEAD Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses 4
JSF Joint Strike Fighter
JSOACC Joint Special Operations Air Component Commander 4
JSOCC Joint Special Operations Component Commander 4
JSOTF Joint Special Operations Task Force 4
JSpOC Joint Space Operations Center 4
JSSA Joint Services Survival, Evasion, Resistance & Escape Agency 7
JSTARS Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System 4
JSTPS Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff 1, 7
JT&E Joint Test and Evaluation
JTAC Joint Terminal Air Controller 4
JTF 1. Joint Task Force
2. Joint Test Force
4
JTIDS Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
JUSMAG Joint United States Military Advisory Group 5
JUSMMAT Joint United States Military Mission for Aid to Turkey 5, 7
JWAC Joint Warfare Analysis Center
JWC Joint Warfare Center 7
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– K –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
KADNCOA Kadena NCO Academy 7
KEENCOA Keesler NCO Academy 7
KIRNCOA Kirtland NCO Academy 7
KTTC Keesler Technical Training Center 1
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– L –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
LAB Laboratory 5
LAICSS Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems Squadron 7
LCD Logistics Communications Division 1
LCG Launch Group
LEO Low Earth Orbit 4
LES Law Enforcement Squadron 1
LG Logistics Group 1, 2, 6
LGRS Logistics Readiness Squadron 6
LMSC Logistics Management Systems Center 1
Ln Liaison 5
LNCOA Lackland NCO Academy 7
LOC Logistics Operations Center 1
LOG 1. Logistics
2. Logistics and Operations Group
5
2, 6
LOGC Logistics Center 7
LOGMET Logistics Management Engineering Team 1
LOGSS Logistics Support Squadron 1
LPA Lieutenant’s Protection Association
LRMSG Long Range Missile Systems Group 7
LRS Logistics Readiness Squadron 6
LRSSW Long Range Strike Systems Wing 7
LS Logistics Squadron 1, 2
LSS Logistics Support Squadron 2, 6
LTS Logistics Test Squadron 1
LTTC Lowry Technical Training Center 1
LW Logistics Wing 1
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– M –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
(M) Medium 5
M&S Maintenance and Supply 5
MAAG Military Assistance Advisory Group 5
MAAMA Middletown Air Material Area 5
MAC Military Airlift Command 1
MACAOS Military Airlift Command Operations School 1
MACOS Military Airlift Combat Operations Staff 1
MAES Medical Air Evacuation Squadron
MAF Mobility Air Forces 3
MAFLSC HQs Mobility Air Forces Logistics Support Center 7
MAG Military Airlift Group 1
MAINT Maintenance 5
MAJCOM Major Command 3, 4
MAP 1. Mapping
2. Military Assistance Program
5
5
MAPF Mobile Aerial Port Flight 1
MAPS Mobile Aerial Port Squadron 1
MAR Materiel Audit Region 7
MAS Military Airlift Squadron 1
MASG Military Airlift Support Group 1
MASS Military Airlift Support Squadron 1
MASSG Mature Aircraft and Simulator Sustainment Group 6
MASW Military Airlift Support Wing 1
MATF Materiel Flight 6
MATG Materiel Group 6
MATOS Materiel Operations Squadron 6
MATRS Military Airlift Training Squadron 1
MATRW Military Airlift Training Wing 1
MATS 1. Materiel Squadron
2. Military Air Transport Service
1, 2, 6
5
MAW Military Airlift Wing 1
MAWP Military Airlift Wing Provisional 1
MBL Mobile 5
MC Medical Center 7
MC130SS MC-130 Systems Squadron 7
MCC Mission Control Complex 1, 7
MCCS Mobile Command and Control Squadron 2
MCNCOA McGuire NCO Academy 7
MDG Medical Group 2, 6
MDOS Medical Operations Squadron 2, 6
MDS 1. Mission Design Series
2. Medical Squadron
3. Missile Defense Squadron
3
2, 6
1
MDSS Medical Support Squadron 2, 6
MDTS Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron 6
MDW Medical Wing 2, 6
MED Medical 5
MEDAACS Mediterranean Airways and Air Communications Service 5
MEDCEN Medical Center 1
MEDGP Medical Group 1
MEDSQ Medical Squadron 1
MEF Management Engineering Flight 1
MEPCOM Military Enlistment Processing Command 1, 7
MES Management Engineering Squadron 1
MEWS Missile Early Warning Station 1
MG 1. Maintenance Group
2. Missile Group
1
2, 6
Mil Military 5
MILSTAR Military Strategic and Tactical Relay
MIMS Missile Maintenance Squadron 1
MIS Missile Squadron
Mk Mark (General Purpose Bomb)
MLV Medium Launch Vehicle
MM Minuteman
MM III Minuteman III
MMET Maintenance Management Engineering Team 1
MMG Materiel Maintenance Group 2, 6
MMS 1. Materiel Maintenance Squadron
2. Munitions Maintenance Squadron
2, 6
1
MMSG Miniature Munitions Systems Group 7
MMSS Materiel Maintenance Support Squadron 2, 6
MMXG Missile Maintenance Group 6
MMXS Missile Maintenance Squadron 6
MNC-I Multi-National Corps-Iraq
MNCOA March NCO Academy 7
MNF-I Multi-National Forces-Iraq
MOAMA Mobile Air Material Area 5
MOBSF Mobility Support Flight 1
MOBSS Mobility Support Squadron 1
MOF 1. Manpower and Organization Flight
2. Missile Operations Flight
6
MOS Maintenance Operations Squadron
MPF Military Personnel Flight 4
MPSA Military Postal Service Agency 1, 7
MPSG Mission Planning Systems Group 7
MQT Mission Qualification Training 4
MR Mission Ready 4
MRMSG Medium Range Missile Systems Group 7
MRS Manpower Requirements Squadron 6
MS 1. Maintenance Squadron
2. Missile Squadron
1
2, 6
MSAS Mobility Support Advisory Squadron 6
MSDS Missile Security Defense Squadron 1
MSE Manned Spaceflight Engineer
MSEG Medical Service Group 1
MSES Medical Service Squadron 1
MSEW Medical Service Wing 1
MSF Mission Support Flight 1
MSFS Missile Security Forces Squadron
MSG Mission Support Group 6
MSGS Medical Surgical Squadron
MSL Missile 5
MSN Mission 4, 5
MSS 1. Missile Security Squadron
2. Mission Support Squadron
1
2, 6
MSSQ Mission Support Squadron 1
MSTW Medical Service Training Wing 1
MSUG Materiel Sustainment Group 6
MSW Mobility Systems Wing 7
MTF 1. Maintenance Training Flight
2. Military Treatment Facility
1
MTI Moving Target Indication 4
Muni Municipal 5
MUNS Munitions Squadron 2, 6
MUNSS Munitions Support Squadron 1, 2, 6
MUSG Munitions Sustainment Group 6
MW Missile Wing 2, 6
MWC Missile Warning Center
MWG Missile Warning Group 1
MWS Missile Warning Squadron 1
MXG Maintenance Group 6
MXOS Maintenance Operations Squadron 6
MXS Maintenance Squadron 2, 6
MXSG Maintenance Support Group 6
MXW Maintenance Wing 6
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
NAF Numbered/Named Air Force 3, 4
NAIC National Air Intelligence Center
NAMAP North Air Material Area, Pacific 5
NAOC National Airborne Operations Center
NAPJPO National Aerospace Plane Joint Programs Office 1
NAS Naval Air Station 5
NASIC National Air and Space Intelligence Center 7
NASP National Aerospace Plane
NASPJPO National Aerospace Plane Joint Program Office 7
NATL National 5
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization 4, 5
NAV
Nav
Navigator 5
NCC Network Control Center 4
NCOA Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
NCSW Network Centric Operations and Integration Systems Wing 7
NE AD SECTOR Northeast Air Defense Sector
NEAACS Northeastern Airways and Air Communications Service 5
NEAC Northeast Air Command
NEACP National Emergency Airborne Command Post
NEADS Northeast Air Defense Sector 1, 7
NEO Noncombatant Evacuation Operation 4
NetA Network Attack 4
NetD Network Defense 4
NETOPS Network Operations 4
NGA National Geospatial Intelligence Agency 4
NGB National Guard Bureau 1, 7
NIMA National Imagery and Mapping Agency
NKAWTG No Kick Ass Without Tanker Gas
NMUSAF National Museum of the United States Air Force 7
NOG Network Operations Group 6
NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command 1
NORTLANTAACS North Atlantic Airways and Air Communications Service 5
NOSC Network Operations and Security Center 4
NPRC (CPR)
NPRCCPR
National Personnel Records Center (Civilian Personnel Records) 1, 7
NPRC (MPR)
NPRCMPR
National Personnel Records Center (Military Personnel Records) 1
7
NRO National Reconnaissance Office 4
NSA National Security Agency 4
NSG Network Support Group 6
NSI Nuclear Surety Inspection
NSS Network Support Squadron 6
NTS Navigator Training Squadron 1
NTW Navigator Training Wing 1
NVG Night Vision Goggles
NW AD SECTOR Northwest Air Defense Sector 1
NWADS Northwest Air Defense Sector 7
NWG Network Warfare Group 6
NWS Network Warfare Squadron 6
NWW Network Warfare Wing 6
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– O –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
OAMP Optical Aircraft Measurement Program
OC Operations Center 6
OC-ALC Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center 1, 7
OC2SG Operational Command and Control Systems Group 7
OCA Offensive Counterair 4
OCCMS Occupational Measurement Squadron 1
OCONUS Outside the Continental United States 4
OCS 1. Offensive Counterspace
2. Officer Candidate School
4
5
OD Operating Division
ODF Operation DELIBERATE FORCE 4
ODPS Operational Data Processing Squadron 1
OEF Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 4
OFC Officer 5
OFF Officer 5
OG 1. Operations Group
2. Orientation Group USAF
2, 6
1
OGV Standardization/Evaluation (Office Symbol)
OIF Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 4
OL Operating Location 3, 7
OMMS Organizational Missile Maintenance Squadron 1
OMS 1. Officer Military School
2. Organizational Maintenance Squadron
5
1
ONE Operation NOBLE EAGLE
ONIR Overhead Non-Imaging Infrared 4
OO-ALC Ogden Air Logistics Center 1, 7
OOAMA Ogden Air Material Area 5
OPF Operations Flight 1
OPG Operations Group 1
OPRL Operational 5
OPS 1. Operations
2. Operations Squadron
5
1
ORD Ordinance 5
ORG Organizational
ORI Operational Readiness Inspection 4
OS Operations Squadron 2, 6
OSA Operational Support Airlift 4
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
OSF Operations Support Flight 6
OSI Office of Special Investigations 5
OSPT Officer Space Prerequisite Training
OSS Operations Support Squadron 1, 2, 6
OSSG Operations and Sustainment Systems Group 7
OSSW Operations Support Systems Wing 7
OSW Operations Support Wing 1
OT&E Operational Test and Evaluation
OTES Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1
OTH-B Over the Horizon Backscatter Radar
OTS 1. Officer Training School
2. Officer Training School, USAF
1, 7
1
OWS Operational Weather Squadron 6
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– P –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
(P) (Provisional)
PA Public Affairs 4
PACAACS Pacific Airways and Air Communications Service 5
PACAF Pacific Air Forces 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
PACAFAIS PACAF Air Intelligence Squadron 7
PACAFAOS PACAF Air Operations Squadron 7
PACAFCES PACAF Civil Engineer Squadron 7
PACAFCSS PACAF Computer Systems Squadron 7
PACOM Pacific Command 1
PACOPS Pacific Air Combat Operations Staff 1
PACTOA Pacific Technical Operations Area 1
PADMS Postal and Administration Squadron 1
PAG Presidential Airlift Group 7
PAS Presidential Airlift Squadron 7
PCD Pacific Communications Division 1
PDM Programmed Depot Maintenance
PED Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination 4
PERSCO Personnel SUpport for Contingency Operations 4
PESD Pacific Electronic Security Division 1
PF Photo Flight
PHGLTF Physiological Training Flight 1
PK Peacekeeper
PL Phillips Lab
PLS Presidential Logistics Squadron 7
PLT Pilot 5
PMCS Professional Military Comptroller School 1, 7
PME Professional Military Education 3
PMEL Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory
PMXG Propulsion Maintenance Group 6
PNCOA Peterson NCO Academy 7
PNT Position, Navigation and Timing 4
POL Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants 4
POTUS President of the United States 4
PPF Personnel Processing Flight 1
PPG Personnel Processing Group 1
PPS Personnel Processing Squadron 1
PR Personnel Recovery 4
PRG Personnel Resources Group 1
PROS Procurement Squadron 1
PRS 1. Parachute Rescue Squadron
2. Pararescue Squadron
1
PRSS Propulsion Systems Squadron 7
PRVN Provisional 1
PS Photographic Squadron 1
PSAA Pacific Special Activities Area 1
PSAB Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia
PSPTS Physiological Support Squadron 2, 6
PSQ Personnel Squadron 1
PSYOP Psychological Operations 4
PTF Physiological Training Flight 6
PTS Pilot Training Squadron 1
PTW Pilot Training Wing 1
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– Q –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
QUAL Qualification 4
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– R –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
R&D Research and Development
RAD Radio 5
RADC Rome Air Development Center 1, 5
RADCS Radar Control Squadron 1
RADES Radar Evaluation Squadron 1, 2, 6
RADRON Radar Squadron
RADS Radar Squadron 1
RAF Royal Air Force 5
RAM 1. Raggedy Ass Militia
2. Residency in Aerospace Medicine
RAMCC Regional Air Movement Control Center 4
RANCS Radar Control Squadron
Range Control Squadron
1
2
RF Range Flight 6
RANG Range Group 1, 2, 6
RANMS Range Management Squadron 6
RANOS Range Operations Squadron 6
RANS Range Squadron 1, 2, 6
RANSS Range Support Squadron 6
RAS Reserve Advisory Squadron 1
RBS Radar Bomb Scoring 5
RCD Research and Acquisition Communications Division 1
RCG Recruiting Group 2, 6
RCS 1. Range Control Squadron
2. Recruiting Squadron
1
2, 6
RED HORSE Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, Engineer 4
RD&TE Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
RECON Reconnaissance
RECRTG Recruiting 5
REP Representative 5
RES Reserve 5
RETNG Retraining 5
RFLG Refueling 5
RG Reconnaissance Group 2, 6
RGN Region 5
RHCEF Red Horse Civil Engineering Flight 6
RHF Red HORSE Flight 6
RHS RED HORSE Squadron 2, 6
RIBS Readiness in Base Support
RISS Range Instrumentation Systems Squadron 7
RJ Rivet Joint
RL Rome Lab
RMG Resource Management Group 1, 6
RMS 1. Range Management Squadron
2. Resource Management Squadron
1
RMW Resource Management Wing 1
RNCOA Robins NCO Academy 7
ROAMA Rome Air Material Area 5
ROC Recruiting Operations Group 1
ROE Rules of Engagement 4
ROPS Range Operations Squadron
ROVER Remote Operations Video Enhanced Receiver 4
RPA Remotely Piloted Aircraft 4
RPF Regional Planning Flight 6
RPTG Reporting 5
RPV Remotely Piloted Vehicle 4
RQG Rescue Group 2, 6
RQS Rescue Squadron 2, 6
RQW Rescue Wing 6
RRMS Reserve Readiness and Mobility Squadron 1
RRS Radio Relay Squadron 1
RS 1. Radar Squadron
2. Reconnaissance Squadron

1, 2, 6
RSG Regional Support Group 2, 6
RSI Research Studies Institute 5
RSOI Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration 4
RSPTS Reserve Support Squadron 2, 6
RSS 1. Regional Supply Squadron
2. Regional Support Squadron
4, 6
2
RSTA Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition 4
RSW Reconnaissance Systems Wing 7
RTF Reconnaissance Technical Flight 1
RTG Reconnaissance Technical Group 1
RTS Reconnaissance Technical Squadron 1
RW Reconnaissance Wing 1, 2, 6
RWRW Rescue and Weather Reconnaissance Wing 1
RXS Readiness Squadron 6
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
SA-ALC San Antonio Air Logistics Center 1
SAAM Special Assignment Airlift Mission 4
SAAMA San Antonio Air Material Area 5
SAASS School of Advanced Air and Space Studies 7
SAC Strategic Air Command 1, 5
SACC San Antonio Contracting Center 1
SACEUR Supreme Allied Commander Europe 1, 5, 7
SACTS Strategic Air Command Tactics School 1
SAF Secretary of the Air Force 5
SAG Special Activities Group 1
SAGE Semi-Automatic Ground Environment
SAM School of Aerospace Medicine
Special Air Mission
Surface-to-Air Missile
5

4
SAMAP South Air Material Area, Pacific 5
SAMS Security Assistance Management Squadron 1
SAMTO Space and Missile Test Organization 1
SAOG Satellite Operations Group 1
SAPT Security Assistance Pilot Training
SAR 1. Search and Rescue
2. Synthetic Aperture Radar
4
4
SARPMA San Antonio Real Property Maintenance Agency 1
SAS 1. Space Aggressor Squadron
2. Special Activities Squadron

1
SASG 1. Special Applications Systems Group
2/ Strategic Airlift Sustainment Group
7
6
SATAF Site Activation Task Force 1, 7
SATCOM Satellite Communications 4
SATCOMS Satellite Communications Squadron 1
SATP Security Assistance Training Program
SAW Strategic Aerospace Wing 1
SB Space Battlelab
SBAMA San Bernardino Air Material Area 5
SBIRS Space Based Infrared System 4
SBTS Strategic Bombardment Training Squadron 1
SC-ALC Sacramento Air Logistics Center
SCC Space Control Center
SCD Strategic Communications Division 1
SCES Satellite Control Engineering Squadron 7
SCH School 5
SCHS School Squadron 1
SCMG Supply Chain Management Group
SCMS Supply Chain Management Squadron
SCMW Supply Chain Management Wing
SCP Support Center Pacific 7
SCS 1. Satellite Control Squadron
2. Space Communications Squadron
1
2, 6
SCSG Space and Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Sustainment Group 6
SCT Security
SCTS Space Control Tactics Squadron
SCTY Security
SCTYG Security Group 1
SD Space Division 1
SDI Strategic Defense Initiative
SDIO Strategic Defense Initiative Organization
SDLGSSS Sensors, Data Links and Global Stations Systems Squadron 7
SDTW Space Development and Test Wing 6
SE-AD SECTOR Southeast Air Defense Sector 1
SEAACS Southeastern Airways and Air Communications Service 1
SEADS Southeast Air Defense Sector 7
SEC 1. Section
2. Security
SECAF Secretary of the Air Force 3
SecDef Secretary of Defense 4
SERE Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion 3
SES 1. Systems Evaluation Squadron
2. Space Experimentation Squadron
1
SESD Space Electronic Security Division 1
SEVSG Support Equipment and Vehicles Sustainment Group 6
SF Security Forces
SFG Security Forces Group
SFS Security Forces Squadron 6
SG 1. Space Group
2. Strategic Group
2
1
SGCS Surgical Operations Squadron 6
SGE Support Group Europe 1
SHAPE Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe 1, 5, 7
SIDC Space Innovation and Development Center
SIGINT Signals Intelligence 4
SIO System Integration Office 1
SIOP Single Integrated Operational Plan
SISW Space Infrared System Wing 6
SIW Strategic Intelligence Wing 1
SLS Space Launch Squadron 2, 6
SM-ALC Sacramento Air Logistics Center 1
SMAMA Sacramento Air Material Area 5
SMC Space and Missile Systems Center 7
SMES Strategic Missile Evaluation Squadron 1
SMOTEC Special Missions Operational Test and Evaluation Center 1
SMS Strategic Missile Squadron 1
SMSG Simulator Systems Group 7
SMSS Specialized Management Sustainment Squadron 6
SMW Strategic Missile Wing 1
SMXG Software Maintenance Group 6
SNCOA NCO Academy 7
SOAMDS Special Operations Aeromedical Dental Squadron 6
SOAMXS Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron 6
SOC Space Operations Center 4
SOCES Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron 6
SOCF Special Operations Communications Flight 7
SOCMS Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron 6
SOCOM Special Operations Command 7
SOCONS Special Operations Contracting Squadron 6
SOCPTS Special Operations Comptroller Squadron 6
SOCS Special Operations Communications Squadron 6
SOEMS Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron 6
SOF 1. Special Operations Flight
2. Special Operations Forces
6
4
SOFSG Special Operations Forces Systems Group 7
SOG 1. Satellite Operations Group
2. Special Operations Group
1
2, 6
SOGP Special Operations Group 1
SOLE Special Operations Liaison Element 4
SOLL Special Operations Low Level 4
SOLRS Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron 6
SOMATG Special Operations Materiel Group 6
SOMDG Special Operations Medical Group 6
SOMDOS Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron 6
SOMDSS Special Operations Medical Support Squadron 6
SOMOS Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron 6
SOMS Special Operations Maintenance Squadron
SOMSG Special Operations Mission Support Group 6
SOMSS Special Operations Mission Support Squadron 6
SOMXG Special Operations Maintenance Group 6
SOPF Space Operations Flight
SOPG Space Operations Group
SOPS Space Operations Squadron 2, 4, 6
SOS 1. Special Operations Squadron
2. Squadron Officer School
1, 2, 6
1, 5
SOSFS Special Operations Security Forces Squadron 6
SOSG Special Operations Forces and Combat Search and Rescue Sustainment Group 6
SOSS Special Operations Support Squadron 6
SOSVS Special Operations Services Squadron 6
SOW Special Operations Wing 1, 2, 6
SP 1. Security Police
2. Special
8
5
SPAACS Spanish Airways and Air Communications Service 5
SPCD Space Communications Division 1
SPCS Space Control Squadron 6
SPF Security Police Flight 1, 6
SPG 1. Security Police Group
2. Special Project Group
1
7
SPO System Program Office
SPOG Space and Operations Group 6
SPS 1. Security Police Squadron
2. Special Projects Squadron
1, 2, 6
7
SPSS Space Surveillance Squadron 2, 6
Spt Support 5
SPTF Support Flight 1
SPTG Support Group 1, 2, 6
SPTS 1. Security Police Training Squadron
2. Support Squadron
1, 2, 6
SPTW Support Wing 2, 6
SPWC Space Warfare Center 7
SQ Squadron 2, 6
SQD Squadron
SQDN Squadron
SQN Squadron
SRAM Short-Range Attack Missile
SRMSF Short Range Missile Systems Flight 7
SRS 1. Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
2. Space Range Squadron
1
6
SRTS Strategic Reconnaissance Training Squadron 1
SRW Strategic Reconnaissance Wing 1
SRWS Strategic Reconnaissance Weather Squadron
SS 1. Space Squadron
2. Strategic Squadron

2
SSA Space Situational Awareness 4
SSAG Space Situation Awareness Group 6
SSC Standard Systems Center 1
SSG 1. Space Support Group
2. Standard Systems Group
1
SSN Space Surveillance Network 4
SSPTS Security Support Squadron 1
SSS 1. Space Surveillance Squadron
2. Special Security Squadron

1
SSSS Space Systems Support Squadron 1
SSW Space Support Wing 1
STAN/EVAL Standardization/Evaluation 4
Stdn Standardization 5
STESTG Space Test Group 1
STG 1. Satellite Tracking Group
2. Special Tactics Group
1
2, 6
STGP Special Tactics Group 1
STN Station 5
STO Special Technical Operations 4
STOL Short Takeoff and Landing
Stor Storage 5
STRACOS Strategic Air Combat Operations Staff 1
STRAD Strategic Aerospace Division 1
STRAT Strategic 5
STRATCOM Strategic Command 7
STRATHOSP Strategic Hospital 1
STRMD Strategic Missile Division 1
STS 1. Special Tactics Squadron
2. Strategic Training Squadron
2, 6
1
STSQ Special Tactics Squadron 1
STTC Sheppard Technical Training Center 1
STTS Space Training Squadron 1
STUD Student
STUF Student Flight 1
STUG Student Group 1
STUS Student Squadron 1, 2, 6
SUNT Specialized Undergraduate Navigator Training
SUP Supply 5
SUPS Supply Squadron 1, 2
SUPT Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training
SURS Surveillance Squadron 1
SVC(S) Services 5
SVF Services Flight 1
SVO Satellite Vehicle Operator
SVS Services Squadron 1, 2, 6
SW 1. Space Wing
2. Strategic Wing
2, 6
1
SW-AD SECTOR Southwest Air Defense Sector 1
SWA Southwest Asia
SWADS Southwest Air Defense Sector 7
SWC 1. Space Warfare Center
2. Strategic Warfare Center

7
SWG Space Wing 1
SWS Space Warning Squadron 2, 4, 6
SWXS Space Weather Squadron
SYM Systems Management Squadron 1
SYS System(s) 5
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
T1SS T-1 Systems Squadron 7
T38SS T-38 Systems Squadron 7
TAC 1. Tactical
2. Tactical Air Command
5
1, 5
TACC Tanker Airlift Control Center 4, 6
TACCS Tactical Air Control Center Squadron 1
TACES Tactical Electronics Squadron 1
TACG Tactical Group 1
TACOS Tactical Air Combat Operations Staff 1
TACP Tactical Air Control Party 4
TACPF Tactical Air Control Party Flight 1
TACS Theater Air Control System 4
TAFT Technical Assessment Field Tam 4
TAG Tactical Airlift Group 1
TAIRCF Tactical Air Control Flight 1
TAIRCG Tactical Air Control Group 1
TAIRCS Tactical Air Control Squadron 1
TAIRCW Tactical Air Control Wing 1
TALCE Tanker Airlift Control Element 4
TAS Tactical Airlift Squadron 1
TASG 1. Tactical Air Support Group
2. Tactical Airlift Sustainment Group
3. Training Aircraft Systems Group
1
6
7
TASS Tactical Air Support Squadron 1
TASTG Tactical Air Support Training Group 1
TASTS Tactical Air Support Training Squadron 1
TATG Tactical Airlift Training Group 1
TATS Tactical Airlift Training Squadron 1
TAW Tactical Airlift Wing 1
TCAMA Testing Commercial Aircraft for Military Application
TCD Tactical Communications Division 1
TCF Tactical Control Flight 1
TCG Tactical Control Group 1
TCHOG Technical Operations Group 1
TCHOS Technical Operations Squadron 1
TCHTS Technical Training Squadron 1
TCHTW Technical Training Wing 1
TCPED Tasking, Collecting, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination 4
TCS Tactical Control Squadron 1
TCW Tactical Control Wing 1
TDCS Tactical Deployment Control Squadron 1
TDG Tactical Drone Group
TDS Tactical Drone Squadron 1
TDY Temporary Duty 4
Tech 1. Technical
2. Technology
5
TECHS Technical School 1
TEF Test and Evaluation Flight 1
TEG Test and Evaluation Group 1, 2, 6
TENCAP Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities
TENG Test Engineering Group 6
TES Test and Evaluation Squadron 1, 2, 6
TESTG Test Group 1
TESTS Test Squadron 1
TESTW Test Wing 1
TET Target Effects Team 4
TEWG Tactical Electronic Warfare Group 1
TEWS Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 1
TEWTS Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1
TF Total Force 4
TFG Tactical Fighter Group 1
TFS Tactical Fighter Squadron 1
TFTAS Tactical Fighter Training Aggressor Squadron 1
TFTG Tactical Fighter Training Group 1
TFTS Tactical Fighter Training Squadron 1
TFTW Tactical Fighter Training Wing 1
TFW Tactical Fighter Wing 1
TFWCRG Tactical Fighter Weapons Center Range Group 1
TFWP Tactical Fighter Wing Provisional 1
TG Test Group 6
TIG Tactical Intelligence Group 1
TIS Tactical Intelligence Squadron 1
TIW Tactical Intelligence Wing 1
TMD Theater Missile Defense 4
TMG Test Management Group 6
TMMS Tactical Missile Maintenance Squadron 1
TMS Tactical Missile Squadron 1
TMTG Tactical Missile Training Group 1
TMTS Tactical Missile Training Squadron 1
TMW Tactical Missile Wing 1
TNCOA Tyndall NCO Academy 7
Tng Training 5
TOD Technical Operations Division
TOG Theater Operations Group 6
TOS Tactical Operations Squadron 1
TRANS Transportation Squadron
TRG 1. Tactical Reconnaissance Group
2. Training Group
1
6
TRISS Tactical Reconnaissance Intelligence 1
TRKAALO Third Republic of Korea Army Air Liaison Office 7
TRNG Training
TRNGRS Training Readiness Squadron 1
TRNS Transportation Squadron 1, 2
TRNSF Transportation Flight 1
TRNSLF Transportation Liaison Flight 1
TRNSOPS Transportation Operations Squadron 1
Trnsp 1. Transport
2. Transportation
5
5
TRNSS Transportation Squadron
Trp Troop 5
TRS 1. Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
2. Training Squadron
1
2, 6
TRSS Training Support Squadron 2, 6
TRSYS Training Systems Squadron 2
TRTS Tactical Reconnaissance Training Squadron 1
TRW 1. Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
2. Training Wing
1
2, 6
TS Test Squadron 2, 6
TSG Tanker Sustainment Group 6
TSMSS Tanker Systems Modernization Systems Squadron 7
TSS Test Support Squadron 2, 6
TSSQ Test Systems Squadron 6
TT Tactical Training (followed by location) 1
TTF Tactical Training Flight 1
TTG Tactical Training Group 1
TTP Tactics, Techniques and Procedures 4
TTS Tactical Training Squadron 1
TTW Tactical Training Wing 1
TUSLOG The United States Logistics Group
TW Test Wing 2, 6
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
U2SF U-2 Systems Flight 7
UABMT Undergraduate Airborne Battle Manager Training
UAS Unmanned Aircraft System 4
UAVB Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab
UCAV Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle 4
UE Operation UNIFIED ENDEAVOR 4
UFO Ultra-High Frequency Follow-On Communications Satellite
UHF Ultra-High Frequency 8
UHF F/O Ultra-High Frequency Follow-On Communications Satellite
UNC United Nations Command 1, 7
UNT Undergraduate Navigator Training
UPT Undergraduate Pilot Training 4
UQT Unit Qualification Training 4
US United States
USAB United States Air Base 5
USACOM United States Atlantic Command
USAEDSS United States Atomic Energy Detection Systems Squadron 7
USAF United States Air Force 3, 4, 5, 7
USAF ACP USAF Ammunition Control Point 1
USAF EC USAF Expeditionary Center 7
USAF WPLO United States Air Force Water Port Logistics Office 1
USAFA United States Air Force Academy 1, 5, 7
USAFACP USAF Ammunition Control Point 7
USAFACS USAF Controllers School 1
USAFADS United States Air Force Demonstration Squadron 1, 7
USAFADWC USAF Air Defense Weapons Center 1
USAFAGOS 1. United States Air Force Air Ground Operations School
2. United States Air Force Air to Ground Operations School
1, 5
USAFAH USAF Academy Hospital 7
USAFALCENT United States Air Force Airlift Center 1
USAFAMEDS USAF Aerospace Medical School 7
USAFAMS USAF Air Mobility School 7
USAFAMWC USAF Air Mobility Warfare Center 7
USAFAPS USAF Academy Preparatory School 7
USAFB USAF Band 7
USAFBF United States Air Force Band of Flight 7
USAFBGW United States Air Force Band of the Golden West 7
USAFBL United States Air Force Band of Liberty 7
USAFBMA United States Air Force Band of Mid-America 7
USAFBS United States Air Force Bandsman School 5
USAFBTS United States Air Force Battlestaff Training School 7
USAFCADS United States Air Force Combat Aerial Delivery School
USAFCRS USAF Combat Rescue School 7
USAFCS USAF Comptroller School 7
USAFCSI USAF Chaplain Service Institute 7
USAFCSSO USAF Contingency Supply Support Office 7
USAFE United States Air Forces in Europe 3, 4, 5, 7
USAFEAGOS United States Air Forces Europe Air Ground Operations School 7
USAFE ACOMG USAFE Air and Space Communications Group 7
USAFEAPS USAFE Air Postal Squadron 7
USAFECES USAFE Civil Engineering Squadron 7
USAFECON USAFE Contracting Squadron 7
USAFECSS USAFE Computer Systems Squadron 7
USAFEISC USAFE Inspection and Safety Center 1
USAFEJSS USAFE Joint Support Squadron 7
USAFEMEF USAFE Management Engineering Flight 7
USAFEOWS USAFE Operational Weather Squadron 7
USAFEPC USAFE Personnel Center 1
USAFEPF USAFE Printing Flight 7
USAFEPRC USAFE Personnel Readiness Center 7
USAFETAC USAF Environmental Technical Applications Center 1
USAFEWPC USAFE Warrior Preparation Center 7
USAFFACG USAF Field Activity Group 1
USAFFACS USAF Field Activity Squadron 1
USAFFWS United States Air Force Fighter Weapons School
USAFHG United States Air Force Honor Guard 1, 7
USAFHRC USAF Historical Research Center 1
USAFIFC United States Air Force Instrument Flight Center 1
USAFIWS USAF Interceptor Weapons School 1, 7
USAFJADC USAF Judiciary Area Defense Counsel 7
USAFJEC USAF Judiciary European Circuit 7
USAFJPC USAF Judiciary Pacific Circuit 7
USAFLANT United States Air Force Forces Atlantic 1, 7
USAFMC USAF Mobility Center 7
USAFMTEC USAF Mobility Test and Evaluation Center 7
USAFMWS HQ USAF Mobility Weapons School 7
USAFOEHL United States Air Force Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory 1
USAFOMC USAF Occupational Measurement Center 1
USAFRG USAF Recruiting Group 1
USAFRS United States Air Force Recruiting Service 1
USAFRSQ USAF Recruiting Squadron 1
USAFSAG USAF Special Activities Group 1
USAFSAM United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine 1, 7, 8
USAFSAS USAF Special Activities Squadron 1
USAFSAWC United States Air Force Special Air Warfare Center 8
USAFSHCS USAF School of Health Care Science 1m 7
USAFSLA United States Air Force School for Latin America 5
USAFSO 1. United States Air Force Southern Air Division
2. United States Air Force Southern Command
1
8
USAFSOC United States Air Force Special Operations Center 8
USAFSOF United States Air Force Special Operations Force 1, 7
USAFSOS United States Air Force Special Operations School 1, 8
USAFSPA USAF Security Policy Academy 1, 7
USAFSS United States Air Force Security Service 5, 8
USAFTALC United States Air Force Tactical Airlift Center 8
USAFTARC United States Air Force Tactical Air Reconnaissance Center 8
USAFTAWC United States Air Force Tactical Air Warfare Center 1, 8
USAFTFWC United States Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center 1, 8
USAFTMCP United States Air Force Tactical Missile Control Point 1, 7
USAFTPS United States Air Force Test Pilot School 7
USAFWC United States Air Force Warfare Center 7
USAFWS United States Air Force Weapons School 7
USAFWTC United States Air Force Weapons and Tactics Center 7
USCENTAF United States Central Command Air Forces 1, 4, 7
USCENTCOM United States Central Command 4
USCINCCENT United States Commander-In-Chief, Central Command 1
USCINCEUR United States Commander-In-Chief, European Command 1
USCINCSO United States Commander-In-Chief, Southern Command 1
USCINCSOC United States Commander-In-Chief, Special Operations Command 1
USCINCSPACE United States Commander-In-Chief, Space Command 1
USCINCTRANS United States Commander-In-Chief, Transportation Command 1
USEUCOM United States European Command 4, 8
USFK United States Forces Korea 8
USFPS United States Forces Police Squadron 1
USJFCOM United States Joint Forces Command 4
USKOREA United States Forces Korea 1, 7
USMACTHAI United States Military Assistance Command Thailand 1, 7
USMEPCOM United States Military Entrance Processing Command 1, 7
USMT Undergraduate Space and Missile Training
USNAS United States Naval Air Station 8
USNORTHAF United States Northern Command Air Forces
USNORTHCOM United States Northern Command 4
USPACOM United States Pacific Command 3, 4
USREDCOM United States Readiness Command 8
USSOCOM United States Special Operations Command 4
USSOUTHAF United States Southern Command Air Forces
USSOUTHCOM United States Southern Command 8
USSPACEAF United States Space Air Forces
USSPACECOM United States Space Command
USSTAF United States Strategic Air Forces
USSTRATCOM United States Strategic Command 4
USTRANSCOM United States Transportation Command 4
UW Unconvential Warfare 4
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– V –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
VIP Very Important Person 8
VSTOL Vertical and/or Short Takeoff and Landing 8
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– W –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
WAACS Western Airways and Air Communications Service 5
WADC Wright Air Development Center
WADD Wright Air Development Division 5
WADF Western Air Defense Force
WADS Western Air Defense Sector 7
WAR Western Audit Region 7
WC War College 5
WCMR Western Contract Mangement Region 5
WCTS Weapons Controller Training Squadron 1
Wea Weather 5
WEG Weapons Evaluation Group 1, 2, 6
WESTAF Western Air Transport Force 5
WF Weather Flight 1, 6
WG 1. Weather Group
2. Wing
1
2, 5, 6
WGWW World’s Greatest Wild Weasels
WHMC Wilford Hall Medical Center 1
WIC Weapons Instructor Course
WIP Weapons Intern Program
WIS JPMO Worldwide Military Command and Control Information System, Joint Program Management Office 1
WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction 4
WMF Weather Maintenance Group 1
WMPRT Wartime Manpower and Personnel Readiness Team 1
WNG Warning 8
WPAFB Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 1, 5
WPCC Wright-Patterson Contracting Center 1
WPNS Weapons
WPS Weapons Squadron 6
WPT Weapons Procedures Trainer 4
WR-ALC Warner Robins Air Logistics Center 5, 7
WRAMA Warner Robins Air Material Area
WRG Weather Reconnaissance Group 1
WRS Weather Reconnaissance Squadron 1, 2, 6
WRW Weather Reconnaissance Wing 1
WS Weather Squadron 1, 2, 6
WSC Western Service Center 7
WSEG Weapons System Evaluation Group 8
WSEP Weapons System Evaluation Program
WSES Weapons System Evaluation Squadron 1
WSMC Western Space and Missile Center 1
WSO Weapons System Officer 8
WSSF Weapons System Security Flight 1
WST Weapons System Trainer 4
WTC Weapons and Tactics Center
WTR Western Test Range 1
WUG Weapons School Undergraduate
WW 1. Weather Wing
2. Wild Weasel
1
WWABNCP Worldwide Airborne Command Post 8
WWMCCS Worldwide Military Command and Control System 7
WWS Wild Weasel Squadron 1
WX Weather 8
WXG Weather Group
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– X –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
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– Y –

Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
YGBSM You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me
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Abbreviation/
Acronym
Meaning Source
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