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etodd
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« on: October 26, 2016, 08:35:00 PM »

Found this on the Cache Valley Composite Squadron's website:

http://www.cachevalleysquadron.org/?page_id=148

ACRONYMS OF THE CIVIL AIR PATROL


ACC — Air Combat Command
ACSC — Air Command and Staff College
AETC — Air Education and Training Command
AETCFC — Air Education and Training Command Familiarization Course
AE — Aerospace Education
AEPSM — Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members
AFB — Air Force Base
AFMC — Air Force Materiel Command
AFNSEP — Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Division
AFRC — Air Force Reserve Command
AFRCC — Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
AFROTC — Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFSCFC — Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course
AFSOC — Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSPC — Air Force Space Command
ALNOT — Alert Notice
AMC — Air Mobility Command
ANG — Air National Guard
APJOC — Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course
ATA — Actual Time of Arrival
ATC — Air Traffic Control
ATD — Actual Time of Departure
AU — Air University
AWC — Air War College

BDU — Battle Dress Uniform
BOQ — Bachelor Officers’ Quarters
BX — Base Exchange

CAP — Civil Air Patrol
CAPF — CAP Form
CAPM — CAP Manual
CAPP — CAP Pamphlet
CAPR — CAP Regulation
CAPSN — CAP Serial Number
CAPVA — CAP Visual Aid
CC — Commander
C/CC — Cadet Commander
C/CCF — Cadet First Sergeant
CD — Couunterdrug
CDC — Deputy Commander for Cadets
CDS — Deputy Commander for Seniors
CLC — Corporate Learning Course
CNCOS — Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer School
COC — Commandant of Cadets
CONUS — Continental United States
COS — Cadet Officer School
CPFT — Cadet Physical Fitness Test

DEM — Division of Emergency Management
DF — Direction Finding or Direction Finder
DR — Disaster Relief

ECI — Extension Course Institute
ELT — Emergency Locator Transmitter
EOC — Emergency Operations Center
EPIRB — Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ES — Emergency Services
ETA — Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD — Estimated Time of Departure
ESCAT — Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic
ETE — Estimated Time En route

FAA — Federal Aviation Administration
FEMA — Federal Emergency Management Agency
FLT — Flight
FOD — Foreign Object Damage
FSS — Flight Service Station
FTX — Field Training Exercise

GPS — Global Positioning System

HQ — Headquarters

IC — Incident Commander
ICS — Incident Command System
IFR — Instrument Flight Rules
IMC — Instrument Meteorological Conditions

IACE — International Air Cadet Exchange
IAW — In Accordance With

LLAB — Leadership Laboratory
LNCO — Wing Liaison Non-Commissioned Officer
LO — Wing Liaison Officer

MC — Mission Coordinator
MLO — Moral Leadership Officer
MSCA — Military Support to Civil Authorities

NCC — National Cadet Competition
NCGC — National Color Guard Competition
NCO — Non-Commissioned Officer
NDTC — National Drill Team Competition
NFA — National Flight Academy
NGSAR — National Ground Search and Rescue School
NLT — No Later Than
NTAP — National Track Analysis Program

OPR — Office of Primary Responsibility
OPS — Operations
ORM — Operational Risk Management

PACAF — Pacific Air Forces
PJOC — Pararescue Orientation Course
PT — Physical Training

RCC — Rescue Coordination Center
ROP — Radio Operator’s Permit

SAR — Search and Rescue
SARDA — State and Regional Disaster Airlift
SAREX — Search and Rescue Exercise
SARSAT — Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking
SAV — Staff Assistance Visit
SCATANA — Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigational Aids
SLS — Senior Leadership Seminar
SMC — Search Mission Coordinator
SOS — Squadron Officer School
SQDN — Squadron

UEI — Unit Effectiveness Inspection
USAF — United States Air Force
USAFA — United States Air Force Academy
USAFE — United States Air Forces in Europe

VAQ — Visiting Airmans’ Quarters
VFR — Visual Flight Rules
VMC — Visual Meteorological Conditions
VOQ — Visiting Officers’ Quarters

WG — Wing

ZULU — Proword for Coordinated Universal Time

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PHall
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 09:36:33 PM »

That's probably just a fraction of the ones that are used.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 06:33:03 AM »

And to be pedantic about it, most are initialisms, and not true acronyms, since they are usually spelled out, and don't make pronounceable words. And CAP is, according to my training, NOT an acronym, and should be spoken spelled out - C A P. There are a couple of exceptions, when CAP is used in combination with other letters, like CAP-USAF, and the olde CAP Flight call sign.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 07:58:20 AM »

If you really want to get picky about it, most are not CAP acronyms, initialisms or what-have-you. They come from other services.

It might even help if the list were split up into the lists by originating agency.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2016, 09:44:35 AM »

Missing many....GSAR, GTL, GTM, BLUF, FUBAR....
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2016, 09:55:30 AM »

SNAFU, MFWIC, CTD, FTD
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2016, 10:00:15 AM »

If you really want to get picky about it, most are not CAP acronyms, initialisms or what-have-you. They come from other services.

It might even help if the list were split up into the lists by originating agency.

Nope. It helps to have an alphabetical list, vice 4, 5, 6, 10 lists to look over. A list of acronyms and abbreviations in common use by CAP members, not just a list of CAP acronyms and abbreviations, is useful. Didn't there used to be a pub that listed them? It might have been a wing issued doc, but I coulda swore...
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2016, 10:47:46 AM »

SLS — Senior Leadership Seminar Squadron Leadership School
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THRAWN
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2016, 10:55:09 AM »

ECI — Extension Course Institute

Don't exist no more. No you get edukated through AFIADL, or AU A4/6, or the Holm Center or...what ever they are call it this week.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2016, 02:53:05 PM »

They're missing ABU! The most important acronym of 2016!
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etodd
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2016, 10:28:02 PM »

Gee.  I just happened to run across this list and thought some folks might find it interesting. This is one of those times I would like to just delete the thread. LOL
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2016, 11:36:23 PM »

Gee.  I just happened to run across this list and thought some folks might find it interesting. This is one of those times I would like to just delete the thread. LOL

Send a PM to a mod and you will get your wish!
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2016, 03:24:57 AM »

Gee.  I just happened to run across this list and thought some folks might find it interesting. This is one of those times I would like to just delete the thread. LOL

Golly, that sure is a swell list!

Is that more in line with the validation you are looking for? If you don't want to generate comments, don't post.
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2016, 05:59:13 AM »

Gee.  I just happened to run across this list and thought some folks might find it interesting. This is one of those times I would like to just delete the thread. LOL

Send a PM to a mod and you will get your wish!

Nope. Post it and you own it.  ;)
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etodd
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2016, 01:25:02 PM »



Is that more in line with the validation you are looking for? If you don't want to generate comments, don't post.

^^ Yep.  And that is a big reason this forum with nearly 7000 members ... only has about 50 or so , it appears, that posts or reply regularly. This forum is as 'cliquish' as some Squadrons are.  >:D

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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2016, 02:39:04 PM »

Not 'cliquish,' some of us are... wait for it... it is coming... ARE the LEADERS!

Others are the doers!

Or another way of sayin' it is this board behaves like CAP.

Some of us... ARE doing the WORK of OTHERS!

(ducking under the table so the rotten eggs and other junk some of ya will throw at me do not hit)

 >:D
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2016, 12:14:41 AM »

I don't see CF, WTF, BOHICA, SNAFU, TARFU, FUBAR, OMGWTFBBQ not SIIHPAPP  >:D
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2016, 01:36:06 AM »

Those are MILITARY acronyms, not Civil Air Patrol. Or have you forgotten we have cadets?
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