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[[Boone County (MO)]]
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*From [[Military Monitoring Glossary]]
 
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* {{DB|ct|1488|Link Back to County Database Page}}
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Welcome to the Military Monitoring Glossary. Every service has its own slang; as listeners in the public safety sector,
==Joint Communications==
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we hear it all the time - 10 codes, abbreviations and more. The military service is no different; but as you begin to
* Boone County is in the process of building there brand new Joint Communications center on the same property that the Sheriff's dept. is and they have still not said what type of radio technology they are going to be using and installing. The Boone County Joint Communications center will be building a brand new tower out at Battle High School and on this tower they will be dispatching from and other towers they will dispatch from and they will add a building at Battle High School to protect all the technology at Battle High School that is running the tower. I will attach some of the information below that has been said about the building so far-
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listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.
  
*[http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/agencies-join-recommendation-for-new-dispatching-system/article_c71ac5ff-68be-5871-a87a-059ad8a8bdc3.html Click Here to go to Columbia Daily Tribune: New 911 Dispatching System]
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This page doesn't attempt to define all the things you might hear - it would easily take a whole book to define that. But
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some of the more common phrases are defined here, along with a basic description. Some terms will link to external
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sites, others to other Wiki pages. 
  
*[http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/local-firms-inked-for-center-project/article_6411394c-53ce-56e4-a528-f08572b4be5d.html Local Firms that have signed Contracts on new 911 Center on Boone County Sheriff's Dept. Campus]
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The format used here is very simple - on purpose. This page should be as easy to search as it is to read. To that end,
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if you add another term, please stick to the format as much as possible. Keep it in alphabetical order, and it will
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remain easy to search.
  
*[http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/county-opens-bids-on-center-construction/article_871291a5-6116-56e1-b495-fddef9154adb.html Opened Bids on the new 911 Center on North Campus of Boone County Sheriff's Dept.]
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==Add New Item==
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*"Cold Nose" or "Nose is Cold"
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**{{Thread|military-monitoring-forum|352788-meaning-nose-cold.html|Meaning: Nose is cold?}}
  
*[http://www.columbiatribune.com/special_sections/ourtown/local-firms-to-build-bulk-of-new-center/article_2eb720b4-45eb-5403-861b-30bceee84f10.html Columbia Daily Tribune Website states about the money that is going to be spent on the new 911 center on North Boone County Sheriff's Dept. Grouds]
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==Glossary==
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===3===
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* '''[[380 MHz LMR Band]]
  
*[http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/county-shifts-bid-opening-for-center-sets-technology-budget/article_91cdc225-d244-51d4-8f6c-f49e4739262d.html Budget for 911 Center Technology]
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===A===
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* '''[[A/A]]''':  Air to Air
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Last time updated March 1st,2016
 
  
==Digital Trunking Systems In Boone County==
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* '''[[A/G]]''':   Air to Ground
<freqsubcat></freqsubcat>
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
===WirelessUSA Columbia Tower Frequencies===
 
*(Works very well throughout Columbia)
 
000  001 (1)  Columbia, MO  Boone  935.46250  936.41250  936.91250  937.41250
 
                                    937.91250  938.41250  938.91250  939.41250
 
                                    939.42500  '''{{Color|Red|939.95000c}}'''
 
===WirelessUSA Talkgroups===
 
DEC  HEX  Mode  Alpha Tag    Description                          Tag 
 
64  004  A    prop mgt 64   property management (apts/ duplexes)  Business
 
208  00d  A    towing 208    towing                                Business
 
464  01d  A    Towing 464    towing company (Columbia)            Business
 
608  026  A    taxi 608 Col  taxi cabs (base/mobile)              Transportation
 
  
===MO COMMUNICATIONS===
 
*Located @ I-70 & Rangeline where that tower is with the blue building
 
*This has very good reception throughout Columbia the COMO Police and Boone County Fire & Boone County Sheriffs all have analog on this tower as well)
 
<freqsubcat></freqsubcat>
 
Site    Name    Freqs
 
001 (1)  Site-1  856.13750  857.13750  858.13750  859.13750  '''{{Color|Red|860.13750c}}'''
 
 
All Talkgroups
 
 
DEC    HEX  Mode  Alpha Tag    Description                    Tag
 
1232  04d  A    I-70 Towing  I-70 Towing                    Business
 
2784  0ae  A    JoeMach Ford  Joe Mach Ford: Parts Delivery  Business
 
3344  0d1  A    AJ's Towing  AJ's Towing                    Business
 
33344  824  A    ORAP 33344    O'Reillys Auto Parts          Business
 
33360  825  A    ORAP 33360    O'Reillys Auto Parts          Business
 
 
Transportation Talkgroups
 
 
DEC    HEX  Mode  Alpha Tag    Description                    Tag 
 
3216  0c9  A    taxi 3216    cab service                    Transportation
 
3408  0d5  A    taxi 3408    cab service                    Transportation
 
33376  826  A    Economy Cab  Economy Cab                    Transportation
 
  
== Ashland ==
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* '''[[AAF]]''':  Army AirField
<freqsubcat>38352</freqsubcat>
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*155.040 Ashland Police Department Dispatch (Never heard anything on this frequency but they have a license for it)
 
  
==Centralia==
 
<freqsubcat>20617</freqsubcat>
 
*TG 24803 - Centralia on {{DB|s|6847|MOSWIN}}; a low activity talkgroup.
 
  
== Columbia ==
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* '''[[AGE]]''':  Aircraft Ground Equipment
<freqsubcat>12679</freqsubcat>
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
== Missouri State Agencies==
 
===Finger Lakes State Park===
 
<freqsubcat>38463</freqsubcat>
 
* Located just north of Columbia on Highway 63.
 
* [http://www.mostateparks.com/fingerlakes.htm Website]
 
  
== Businesses ==
 
151.5800 - {{Callsign|WNFK297}}    - Flatt Farms Base/Mobile (Centralia)
 
461.9250 - {{FCC_AppID|0005426988|0005426988}} - Lutheran Senior Services - Lenior Woods (Columbia) - Repeater NFM 9/12
 
*[[Businesses, Media, Recreation, Attractions, Railroads Boone County (MO)]]
 
  
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* '''[[ANG]]''':  Air National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Air National Guard]]
  
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== MOSWIN UIDs ==
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* '''[[Alpha]]''': Pilots use this term when describing general maintenance status of an aircraft. Problems are referred to as '''Writeups'''. Fighter Aircraft use the term '''Code''' for the same purpose. The term is followed by a number to describe the severity of the writeup
  1143001 Centralia Police Department 672
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** 1 = No problems
  1143005 Centralia Police Department 673
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** 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
1143000  Centralia Police Department 752
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** 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
1143003  Centralia Police Department 765
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1143014  Centralia Police Department 768
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
1143039  Centralia Police Department Dispatch 1
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1143040  Centralia Police Department Dispatch 2
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  1048000  University of Missouri S&T Police?
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* '''[[Angels]]''':  Altitude
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[ARNG]]''':  Army National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Army National Guard]]
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* '''[[ARTCC]]''': Air Route Traffic Control Center (20 of these Centers cover the U.S.) These centers control all flights within their area that are flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[ARW]]''':  Aerial Refueling Wing
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[As Fragged]]''': As Assigned/As Planned
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[ATC]]''': '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
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** get quote from [https://www.fly.faa.gov/FAQ/Acronyms/acronyms.jsp FAA site]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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*<s> '''[[ATCC]]''': Air Traffic Control Center....sometimes just ATC or '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary</s>
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* '''[[ATIS]]''': Automatic Terminal Information Service - a rotating broadcast with weather and landing information; each time it's updated, another letter in the alphabet is used. A pilot will say, I have ATIS information Xray.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[AWI]]''':  All Weather Intercept
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Weather
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===B===
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* '''[[BayWatch]]''': Patuxent River operational area controller callsign. Covers much of the Chesapeake Bay.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Bingo]]''': Getting low on fuel; time to RTB
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Boards]]''':  Air Brakes
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[BRA]]''': Bearing, Range, Altitude (given by pilot or ground station to pinpoint location of target
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[BRAA]]''': Bearing, Range, Altitude, Aspect (the addition to '''BRA''' of the direction the target is moving)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Bullseye]]''':  An established reference point from which the position of an aircraft can be determined.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===C===
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* '''[[CAS]]''':  Close Air Support
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[CCX]]''':  Cross Country (flight)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[CGAS]]''':  Coast Guard Air Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Untied States Coast Guard
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* '''[[CNATRA]]''':  Chief of Naval Air Training
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Cold]]''':  In context; attack geometry will result in a pass or roll out behind the target; or, on a leg of the CAP pointed away from the anticipated threats. Air-to-surface, dry or no-ordnance attack.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Crab Ops]]''': (C-130J aircraft), Raven Ops for 104th Fighter Squadron A-10 aircraft at [http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&aid=1213 Martin State]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Crank]] (Direction)''':  F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[CRTC]]''':  Combat Readiness Training Center
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===D===
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* '''[[Drag]]''' /Dragging (Direction): Bogey/Bandit maneuvering to 60 degress or less aspect.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===F===
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* '''[[F-Pole]]''':  The distance from the launching aircraft to the target at missile impact.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[FAC]]''':  Forward Air Controller
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[FACSFAC]]''': Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility -- See the [[Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Virginia Capes|Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Virginia Capes]] page
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[FSS]]''':    Flight Service Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===G===
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* '''[[Giant Killer]]''': Also written as Giantkiller; Callsign for the ground controller of the airspace within the [[FACSFAC]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Guard Frequency]]''': Emergency/Distress frequencies - 121.5/243.0
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Aviation Frequencies, Military Frequencies
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===H===
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* '''[[Head Butt]]''': Command for an intercepting fighter to push an intruding aircraft toward a specific direction, e.g., head butt west/east etc.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Hot (slang)]]''':    In context; attack geometry will result in rollout in front of the target; or on a leg of the CAP pointing toward the anticipated threats (A/A). Ordnance employment authorized, expected, or completed (A/G).
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Huntress]]''':  Static Callsign for the NORAD North East Air Defense Sector, Headquartered in Rome, NY. Their official Website is [http://www.neads.ang.af.mil/ here.]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===J===
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* '''[[JOSA]]''': Joint Operations Support Airlift. Coordinated and scheduled by JOSAC at HQ USTRANSCOM (United States Transportation Command) at Scott AFB, Illinois. Their official website is [https://josac.transcom.mil/ here]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Joker (fuel)]]''':  Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[JRB]]''':  Joint Reserve Base
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===K===
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* '''[[KIO]]''':  Knock It Off - Terminate all in progress engagements.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===L===
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* '''[[Lima Charlie]]''':  Loud and Clear
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===M===
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* '''[[Metro]]''': The place pilots call in for weather and landing information. Mostly a military term, as a civilian pilot might call a Flight Service Station for similar information. '''Meteo''' is a similar term.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[MARSA]]''': '''M'''ilitary '''A'''ssumes '''R'''esponsibility for '''S'''eparation of '''A'''ircraft - usually a tower or Unicom freq will keep 2 or more aircraft from getting too close to one another. When this announcement is given, a military unit assumes command of these aircraft and performs the same function.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[MIL Power]]''': Military Power - The maximum power setting of a military jet aircraft without afterburner
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[MOA]]''': Military Operations Area
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[MOC]]''':  Maintenance Operations Command
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Mussel Ops]]''': Callsign used by the helicopters of the 1st Helo Squadron at Andrews
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (match categories on Andrews article)
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===N===
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* '''[[NORAD]]''': See the [[North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)]] page
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary (match categories on NORAD article
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===P===
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* '''[[POL]]''':  Petroleum, Oils and Luibricants. These are the guys the fuel the aircraft and maintain the vehicle fleet fuel supply IE Gasoline
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===R===
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* '''[[RDR]]''':  Radar
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[RTB]]''':  Return to Base (The abbreviation is used as a verb...I'm RTBing, He RTBed)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===S===
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* '''[[Sparkle]]''':  Target marking by incendiary rounds or infrared pointer.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Shackle]]''':  One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[SUA]]''':  Special Use Airpsace
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===T===
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* '''[[Tac]]''':  Tactical freqs mentioned in this manner could have any number of uses.... mostly as assigned freqs to a particular squadron. For instance, the DC-ANG at Andrews has its own list of squadron tac freqs it uses on a regular basis and are preset in their VHF radios. Used for chat between aircraft while operating on another freq or used for operations when not being controlled by another facility.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (other glossaries like Law Enforcement, Medical, Fire Services, etc.)
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* '''[[Tango]]''':  Thanks! / Thank you
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[TOI]]''': Target of Interest. An aircraft that has strayed into a restricted space, or more commonly, during an exercise, an aircraft selected by a controller to use as a practice for tracking
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[TRACON]]''': Terminal Radar Approach Control. See the [[Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control]] page.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===U===
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* '''[[U (Abbreviation)]]''' (or '''Uniform''') freq:  Usually refers to a UHF frequency (225-399.975 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also V Freq. A pilot may say, Push U-12 meaning: Switch to UHF radio button 12 preset in your radio.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===V===
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* '''[[V (Abbreviation)]]''' (or '''Victor''') freq:  Usually refers to a VHF frequency (118-150 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also U Freq
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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 +
===W===
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* '''[[Washington Center]]''': The name of the ARTCC center local to the Delmarva region. Each center has it's own name, which reflects the region it serves. See the Washington ARTCC [http://www.radioreference.com/modules.php?name=RR&aid=2247 page] 
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[Winchester (slang)]]''': Out of ammunition
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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===Z===
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* '''[[ZDC]]''': [[ARTCC]] [[Washington (ZDC) Air Route Traffic Control Center|Washington Center]]; Common Abbreviation for Washington Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves; i.e. ZDC Kenton, ZDC Snow Hill, ZDC Salisbury, ZDC Swann, etc.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[ZNY]]''': [[ARTCC]] {{DB|a|2246|New York Center}}; Common Abbreviation for NY Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves.  See the NY Center {{DB|a|2246|page}}
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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<br>
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==Terminology and Callsign Links==
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The following links, while not all-inclusive will help get you started learning MilAir terminology:
  
== Related Wiki Pages ==
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* [https://rdl.train.army.mil/catalog-ws/view/100.ATSC/3FF35714-A65E-4934-AC83-03B64373CFB0-1423683720285/adrp1_02xx1x.pdf Army Doctrine Reference Publication 1-02 (ADRP 1-02) - Terms and Military Symbols (February 2015)] .pdf file
* [[Businesses, Media, Recreation, Attractions, Railroads Boone County (MO)]]
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* [http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a404426.pdf Multiservice Brevity Codes (February 2002)] .pdf file
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* [http://www.tailhook.net/AVSLANG.htm Military Aviator Slang]
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* [http://www.the-guide.nl/callsign/call/open.php?page=f Military Callsigns] 
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* [http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html Military Aircraft Serial Numbers] 
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* [http://www.airnav.com/ AirNav.com - Airport and/or Navaid Search]
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<br>
  
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==Other ARTCC Sites==
  
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All 20 sectors can be viewed as links from the [[ARTCC]] article
  
  
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Return to Wiki page: [[Missouri Counties]]<br/>
 
  
[[Category:Missouri]]
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[[Category:RR Glossary]]
[[Category:Missouri Brevity Codes]]
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[[Category:Military Glossary]]
[[Category:Missouri Businesses]]
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[[Category:Receivers Glossary]]
[[Category:Missouri Business Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Scanners Glossary]]
[[Category:Missouri Civil Aviation]]
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[[Category:Signal Analysis and Decoding Glossary]]
[[Category:Missouri Education]]
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[[Category:Air National Guard]]
[[Category:Missouri Education Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Army National Guard]]
[[Category:Missouri Fire Services]]
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[[Category:United States Air Force]]
[[Category:Missouri Fire Services Frequencies]]
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[[Category:United States Army]]
[[Category:Missouri Fire Tone Outs]]
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[[Category:United States Coast Guard]]
[[Category:Missouri Ground Transportation]]
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[[Category:United States Navy]]
[[Category:Missouri Ground Transportation Frequencies]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Law Enforcement]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Law Enforcement Frequencies]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Medical]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Medical Frequencies]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Medical Aviation]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Medical Aviation Frequencies]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Recreation or Attractions]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Recreation or Attractions Frequencies]]
 
[[Category:Missouri RID/UIDs]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Utilities]]
 
[[Category:Missouri Utilities Frequencies]]
 

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Welcome to the Military Monitoring Glossary. Every service has its own slang; as listeners in the public safety sector, we hear it all the time - 10 codes, abbreviations and more. The military service is no different; but as you begin to listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.

This page doesn't attempt to define all the things you might hear - it would easily take a whole book to define that. But some of the more common phrases are defined here, along with a basic description. Some terms will link to external sites, others to other Wiki pages.

The format used here is very simple - on purpose. This page should be as easy to search as it is to read. To that end, if you add another term, please stick to the format as much as possible. Keep it in alphabetical order, and it will remain easy to search.

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A

  • A/A: Air to Air
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • A/G: Air to Ground
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AAF: Army AirField
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AGE: Aircraft Ground Equipment
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary



  • Alpha: Pilots use this term when describing general maintenance status of an aircraft. Problems are referred to as Writeups. Fighter Aircraft use the term Code for the same purpose. The term is followed by a number to describe the severity of the writeup
    • 1 = No problems
    • 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
    • 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Angels: Altitude
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary



  • ARTCC: Air Route Traffic Control Center (20 of these Centers cover the U.S.) These centers control all flights within their area that are flying IFR (Instrument Flight Rules)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ARW: Aerial Refueling Wing
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • As Fragged: As Assigned/As Planned
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATC: Air Traffic Control
    • get quote from FAA site
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATCC: Air Traffic Control Center....sometimes just ATC or Air Traffic Control
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • ATIS: Automatic Terminal Information Service - a rotating broadcast with weather and landing information; each time it's updated, another letter in the alphabet is used. A pilot will say, I have ATIS information Xray.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • AWI: All Weather Intercept
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Weather

B

  • BayWatch: Patuxent River operational area controller callsign. Covers much of the Chesapeake Bay.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Bingo: Getting low on fuel; time to RTB
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Boards: Air Brakes
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • BRA: Bearing, Range, Altitude (given by pilot or ground station to pinpoint location of target
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • BRAA: Bearing, Range, Altitude, Aspect (the addition to BRA of the direction the target is moving)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Bullseye: An established reference point from which the position of an aircraft can be determined.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

C

  • CAS: Close Air Support
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CCX: Cross Country (flight)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CGAS: Coast Guard Air Station
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Untied States Coast Guard


  • CNATRA: Chief of Naval Air Training
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Cold: In context; attack geometry will result in a pass or roll out behind the target; or, on a leg of the CAP pointed away from the anticipated threats. Air-to-surface, dry or no-ordnance attack.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Crab Ops: (C-130J aircraft), Raven Ops for 104th Fighter Squadron A-10 aircraft at Martin State
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • Crank (Direction): F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


  • CRTC: Combat Readiness Training Center
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

D

  • Drag /Dragging (Direction): Bogey/Bandit maneuvering to 60 degress or less aspect.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

F

  • F-Pole: The distance from the launching aircraft to the target at missile impact.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • FAC: Forward Air Controller
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • FSS: Flight Service Station
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

G

  • Giant Killer: Also written as Giantkiller; Callsign for the ground controller of the airspace within the FACSFAC
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Guard Frequency: Emergency/Distress frequencies - 121.5/243.0
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Aviation Frequencies, Military Frequencies

H

  • Head Butt: Command for an intercepting fighter to push an intruding aircraft toward a specific direction, e.g., head butt west/east etc.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Hot (slang): In context; attack geometry will result in rollout in front of the target; or on a leg of the CAP pointing toward the anticipated threats (A/A). Ordnance employment authorized, expected, or completed (A/G).
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Huntress: Static Callsign for the NORAD North East Air Defense Sector, Headquartered in Rome, NY. Their official Website is here.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

J

  • JOSA: Joint Operations Support Airlift. Coordinated and scheduled by JOSAC at HQ USTRANSCOM (United States Transportation Command) at Scott AFB, Illinois. Their official website is here
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Joker (fuel): Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • JRB: Joint Reserve Base
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

K

  • KIO: Knock It Off - Terminate all in progress engagements.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

L

  • Lima Charlie: Loud and Clear
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

M

  • Metro: The place pilots call in for weather and landing information. Mostly a military term, as a civilian pilot might call a Flight Service Station for similar information. Meteo is a similar term.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MARSA: Military Assumes Responsibility for Separation of Aircraft - usually a tower or Unicom freq will keep 2 or more aircraft from getting too close to one another. When this announcement is given, a military unit assumes command of these aircraft and performs the same function.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MIL Power: Military Power - The maximum power setting of a military jet aircraft without afterburner
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MOA: Military Operations Area
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • MOC: Maintenance Operations Command
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Mussel Ops: Callsign used by the helicopters of the 1st Helo Squadron at Andrews
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (match categories on Andrews article)

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P

  • POL: Petroleum, Oils and Luibricants. These are the guys the fuel the aircraft and maintain the vehicle fleet fuel supply IE Gasoline
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

R

  • RDR: Radar
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • RTB: Return to Base (The abbreviation is used as a verb...I'm RTBing, He RTBed)
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

S

  • Sparkle: Target marking by incendiary rounds or infrared pointer.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • Shackle: One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • SUA: Special Use Airpsace
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

T

  • Tac: Tactical freqs mentioned in this manner could have any number of uses.... mostly as assigned freqs to a particular squadron. For instance, the DC-ANG at Andrews has its own list of squadron tac freqs it uses on a regular basis and are preset in their VHF radios. Used for chat between aircraft while operating on another freq or used for operations when not being controlled by another facility.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, (other glossaries like Law Enforcement, Medical, Fire Services, etc.)
  • Tango: Thanks! / Thank you
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • TOI: Target of Interest. An aircraft that has strayed into a restricted space, or more commonly, during an exercise, an aircraft selected by a controller to use as a practice for tracking
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

U

  • U (Abbreviation) (or Uniform) freq: Usually refers to a UHF frequency (225-399.975 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also V Freq. A pilot may say, Push U-12 meaning: Switch to UHF radio button 12 preset in your radio.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

V

  • V (Abbreviation) (or Victor) freq: Usually refers to a VHF frequency (118-150 Mhz) in a radio of a fighter; see also U Freq
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

W

  • Washington Center: The name of the ARTCC center local to the Delmarva region. Each center has it's own name, which reflects the region it serves. See the Washington ARTCC page
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary

Z

  • ZDC: ARTCC Washington Center; Common Abbreviation for Washington Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves; i.e. ZDC Kenton, ZDC Snow Hill, ZDC Salisbury, ZDC Swann, etc.
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  • ZNY: ARTCC New York Center; Common Abbreviation for NY Center frequencies; also written with the sector name it serves. See the NY Center page
    • RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary


Terminology and Callsign Links

The following links, while not all-inclusive will help get you started learning MilAir terminology:


Other ARTCC Sites

All 20 sectors can be viewed as links from the ARTCC article