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  • AA
    Airman Apprentice

  • AAA
    Awaiting Aircraft Availability

    Army Air Force Exchange Service; also called BX

  • AB
    Air Base (overseas)

  • ABN

  • ABU
    Airman Battle Uniform

  • ACAP
    Army Career and Alumni Program

  • ACC
    Air Combat Command

  • ACE
    Schools award military students credit toward a degree based on training and occupational specialty.

  • ACS
    Army Community Service

  • ACSC
    Air Command and Staff College

  • ACU
    Army Combat Uniform

  • AD
    Active Duty (the military member)

  • ADA
    Air Defense Artillery

  • ADAR
    Air Defense Artillery Regiment

  • ADSC
    Active Duty Service Commitment

  • AEF
    Aerospace Expeditionary Force

  • AER
    Army Emergency Relief

  • AETC
    Air Education Training Command

  • AFAF
    Air Force Assistance Fund (charity fund raising for AFAS)

  • AFAR
    Airborne Field Artillery Regiment

  • AFAS
    Air Force Aid Society

  • AFB
    Air Force Base

  • AFI
    Air Force Instruction (regulations)

  • AFIT
    Air Force Institute of Technology

  • AFLC
    Air Force Logistics Command

  • AFMC
    Air Force Materiel Command

    Air Force Officer Qualifying Test

    Air Force Pamphlet

  • AFRC
    Air Force Reserve Command

  • AFSC
    Air Force Specialty Code

    Air Force Special Operations Command

  • AFTB
    Army Family Team Building

  • AFVC
    Armed Forces Vacation Club

  • AGR
    Active Guard or Reserve

  • AIR
    Airborne Infantry Regiment

  • AIT
    Advanced Individual Training

  • AKO
    Army Knowledge Online

  • ALS
    Airman’s Leadership School

  • AMC
    Air Mobility Command

  • AMD
    Air Missile Defense

  • AMN

    Advanced Non Commissioned Officers' Course

  • ANG
    Air National Guard

  • AOIC
    Assistant Officer in Charge

  • APFT
    Army Physical Fitness Test

  • APO
    Air Post Office

  • ARC
    American Red Cross

  • ARNG
    Army National Guard

  • ASAP
    Army Substance Abuse Program

  • ASAP
    As Soon As Possible

  • ASCC
    Army Strong Community Center

  • ASEP
    Army Spouse Employment Partnership

  • ASTS
    Aeromedical Staging Squadron

    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

  • AT
    Annual Tour

  • ATC
    Annual Training Conference

  • AVN

  • AWC
    Air Warfare Center

  • AWOL
    Absent Without Leave

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