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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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*"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
 
  
== Related Wiki Pages ==
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* '''[[A/G]]''':  Air to Ground
*[[Boone County (MO) Fire Services]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*[[Boone County (MO) Law Enforcement]]
 
*[[Boone County (MO) Medical]]
 
*[[Boone County (MO) Schools and Colleges]]
 
*[[Boone County (MO) Utilities]]
 
*[[Boone County (MO) Trunking Information]]
 
*[[Businesses, Media, Recreation, Attractions, Railroads Boone County (MO)]]
 
  
  
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* '''[[AAF]]''':  Army AirField
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
  
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* '''[[AGE]]''':  Aircraft Ground Equipment
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
  
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* '''[[ANG]]''':  Air National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Air National Guard]]
  
Return to DB page: {{DB|ct|1488|Boone County (MO)}}<br/>
 
Return to Wiki page: [[Missouri Counties]]<br/>
 
  
[[Category:Missouri]]
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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
[[Category:Missouri Brevity Codes]]
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** 1 = No problems
[[Category:Missouri Businesses]]
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** 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
[[Category:Missouri Business Frequencies]]
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** 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
[[Category:Missouri Civil Aviation]]
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[[Category:Missouri Education]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Missouri Education Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Missouri Fire Services]]
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[[Category:Missouri Fire Services Frequencies]]
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* '''[[Angels]]''':  Altitude
[[Category:Missouri Fire Tone Outs]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Missouri Ground Transportation]]
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[[Category:Missouri Ground Transportation Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Missouri Law Enforcement]]
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* '''[[ARNG]]''':  Army National Guard
[[Category:Missouri Law Enforcement Frequencies]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Army National Guard]]
[[Category:Missouri Medical]]
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[[Category:Missouri Medical Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Missouri Medical Aviation]]
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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)
[[Category:Missouri Medical Aviation Frequencies]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Missouri Recreation or Attractions]]
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[[Category:Missouri Recreation or Attractions Frequencies]]
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[[Category:Missouri RID/UIDs]]
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* '''[[ARW]]''':  Aerial Refueling Wing
[[Category:Missouri Utilities]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Missouri Utilities Frequencies]]
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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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* '''[[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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* '''[[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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==Terminology and Callsign Links==
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The following links, while not all-inclusive will help get you started learning MilAir terminology:
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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
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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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[[Category:RR Glossary]]
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[[Category:Military Glossary]]
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[[Category:Receivers Glossary]]
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[[Category:Scanners Glossary]]
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[[Category:Signal Analysis and Decoding Glossary]]
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[[Category:Air National Guard]]
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[[Category:Army National Guard]]
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[[Category:United States Air Force]]
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[[Category:United States Army]]
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[[Category:United States Coast Guard]]
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[[Category:United States Navy]]

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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.
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  • CRTC: Combat Readiness Training Center
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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.
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  • FAC: Forward Air Controller
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  • FSS: Flight Service Station
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G

  • Giant Killer: Also written as Giantkiller; Callsign for the ground controller of the airspace within the FACSFAC
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  • 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.
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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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  • 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
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  • Joker (fuel): Prebriefed fuel state above Bingo at which separation/bugout/event termination should begin.
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  • JRB: Joint Reserve Base
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K

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

L

  • Lima Charlie: Loud and Clear
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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.
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  • 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
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  • MOA: Military Operations Area
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  • MOC: Maintenance Operations Command
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  • 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)

N

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
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  • RTB: Return to Base (The abbreviation is used as a verb...I'm RTBing, He RTBed)
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S

  • Sparkle: Target marking by incendiary rounds or infrared pointer.
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  • Shackle: One weave; a single crossing of flight paths; maneuver to adjust/ regain formation parameters.
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  • SUA: Special Use Airpsace
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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.
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  • Tango: Thanks! / Thank you
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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
    • 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.
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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