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From: [[Litchfield County (CT)]]
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*From [[Military Monitoring Glossary]]
 
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Welcome to the Military Monitoring Glossary. Every service has its own slang; as listeners in the public safety sector,
|Statename=Litchfield County, [[Connecticut (US)|Connecticut]]
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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
|StateDB=[http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?ctid=306 {{color|white| Hartford County DB]}}
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listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.
|Stateforum=[http://www.radioreference.com/forums/connecticut-radio-discussion-forum/ {{color|white|Connecticut Forum}}] }}
 
  
=County Agencies=
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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
==Torrington==
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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. 
  
===Current Apparatus===
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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,
*Engine 1 - 2000 pumper with a 1500 GPM (gallons per minute) pump and a 1000 gallon water tank. Assigned to HQ. [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.1/engine%231.jpg Torrington Engine 1]
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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
*Engine 2 - 2005 American LaFrance 75" ladder [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.5/1242012_95417_0.jpg Torrington Engine 2]
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remain easy to search.
*Engine 3 - 2001 pumper with a 1500 GPM pump and a 1000 gallon water tank. [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.2/eng3.jpg Torrington Engine 3]
 
*Engine 4 - 2011 Spartan Gladiator / Rosenbauer [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.3/1242012_94503_4.jpg Torrington Engine 4]
 
  
*Truck 1 - 2014 Rosenbauer 109'
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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?}}
  
*Tac 9 - 2005 Freightliner / Pierce Contender (Prime Mover)
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==Glossary==
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===3===
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* '''[[380 MHz LMR Band]]
  
*District 1 - 2010 Ford Expedition [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/000EF1C9-000F8513.4/1242012_95106_13.jpg Torrington District 1]
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===A===
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* '''[[A/A]]''':  Air to Air
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
  
''Source of Information and Pictures:'' [http://www.torringtonct.org/public_documents/torringtonct_fire/apparatus City of Torrington, CT - APPARATUS]
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* '''[[A/G]]''':   Air to Ground
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Burrville Fire
 
*Squad 45
 
*Brush 46
 
*Engine 47
 
*Fire Police 48
 
  
Torringford Fire
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* '''[[AAF]]''':  Army AirField
*Rescue 16
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Engine 17
 
*Car 25 (Fire Police)
 
  
Drakeville Fire
 
*Engine 35
 
*Brush 36
 
*Tanker 38
 
  
===Emergency Services===
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* '''[[AGE]]''':  Aircraft Ground Equipment
The City of Torrington is assisted by Campion Ambulance services and Torrington Police Department, along with three (3) volunteer fire departments, which are: Torringford Volunteer Fire Department, Burrville Volunteer Fire Department and Drakeville Volunteer Fire Department.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Campion is dispatched out of Waterbury by CDC (Campion Dispatching Center.)
 
  
==Bethlehem==
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* '''[[ANG]]''':  Air National Guard
Dispatched on 33.880 by Northwest CT Public Safety
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Air National Guard]]
  
Dispatch is RE Central
 
  
FD is RE Base
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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
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** 1 = No problems
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** 2 = Minor problems that do not affect the air-worthiness of the aircraft.
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** 3 = Problems severe enough that the aircraft should not be flown again until defects are fixed.
  
*Engine 1 - Hose Reel Truck
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Engine 2 - Ford Brush Truck
 
*Engine 3 - Boardman Pumper
 
*Engine 4 - Seagrave Pumper
 
*Engine 5 - Seagrave Pumper w/ CAFS
 
*Rescue 6 - Ford E450 Rescue
 
*Emergency 7 - Ford Expedition Fly Car
 
*Bethlehem 10-2 - Ambulance
 
  
Police dispatched by CSP Troop L
 
  
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* '''[[Angels]]''':  Altitude
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
Apparatus uses on board repeaters to cross their VHF portables with the low band radio in the truck to talk to central
 
  
KCE526 RE Bethlehem
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* '''[[ARNG]]''':  Army National Guard
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, [[:Category:Army National Guard]]
  
==Bridgewater==
 
===Bridgewater Police===
 
Dispatched by CSP.
 
  
*Bridgewater has a Resident State Trooper and at least 1 town officer.
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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)
*Bridgewater Engine 11 (second due pumper to all calls)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Bridgewater Engine 12 (first due pumper to all calls)
 
*Bridgewater Tanker 5 (first due tanker)
 
*Bridgewater Tanker 10 (second due tanker)
 
*Bridgewater Brush 1
 
*Bridgewater Ambulance
 
  
==Colebrook==
 
  
*Colebrook Engine 1 (Center)
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* '''[[ARW]]''':  Aerial Refueling Wing
*Colebrook Squad 4 (Center)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Colebrook Utility 5 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Tanker 31 (Center)
 
*Colebrook Engine 2 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Brush 6 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Rescue 8 (Forge)
 
*Colebrook Tanker 32 (Forge)
 
  
==Cornwall==
 
  
*Cornwall Engine 2-0 (West Cornwall)
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* '''[[As Fragged]]''': As Assigned/As Planned
*Cornwall Engine 3-0 (Cornwall Bridge)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Cornwall Brush 4 (Cornwall Bridge)
 
*Cornwall Utility 5 (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Truck 6 (Cornwall Bridge)
 
*Cornwall Tanker (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Rescue 1 (West Cornwall)
 
*Cornwall Ambulance (West Cornwall)
 
  
==Falls Village==
 
  
*Falls Village Rescue 1
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* '''[[ATC]]''': '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
*Falls Village Brush 4
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** get quote from [https://www.fly.faa.gov/FAQ/Acronyms/acronyms.jsp FAA site]
*Falls Village Engine 6
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Falls Village Utility 8
 
*Falls Village Engine 9
 
*Falls Village Ambulance
 
  
==Goshen==
 
  
*Goshen Engine 1 (first due structure pumper)
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*<s> '''[[ATCC]]''':  Air Traffic Control Center....sometimes just ATC or '''A'''ir '''T'''raffic '''C'''ontrol
*Goshen Engine 2 (Tanker)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary</s>
*Goshen Engine 3 (first due rescue pumper, second due structure pumper)
 
*Goshen Truck 4 (Utility)
 
*Goshen Truck 5 (mini pumper)
 
*Goshen Truck 6 (dive truck)
 
*Goshen Ambulance 8 (reserve ambulance)
 
*Goshen Ambulance 9 (primary ambulance)
 
  
==Harwinton==
 
  
*Harwinton Engine 1 (first due rescue pumper, second due structure pumper)
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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.
*Harwinton Engine 2 (first due structure pumper)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Harwinton Engine 3 (support pumper, used also for outside fires)
 
*Harwinton Brush 4
 
*Harwinton Tanker 5
 
*Harwinton Ambulance 66-1
 
*Harwinton Ambulance 66-2
 
*Harwinton Westside Utility 6
 
*Harwinton Westside Rescue 7
 
*Harwinton Westside Utility 8
 
*Harwinton Westside Tanker 10
 
*Harwinton Westside Engine 12
 
  
==Kent==
 
  
*Kent Engine 1 (Tanker)
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* '''[[AWI]]''':  All Weather Intercept
*Kent Engine 2 (first due pumper)
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Weather
*Kent Brush 3
 
*Kent Utility 4
 
*Kent Engine 5
 
*Kent Engine 6
 
*Kent Rescue 8
 
*Kent Tower 1
 
*Kent Ambulance 1
 
*Kent Ambulance 2
 
  
===Police===
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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
  
Kent participates in the Resident State Trooper Program.
 
  
==Litchfield==
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* '''[[Bingo]]''': Getting low on fuel; time to RTB
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
*Litchfield Ladder 1
 
*Litchfield Engine 1
 
*Litchfield Engine 2 (first due pumper)
 
*Litchfield Engine 4 (tanker)
 
*Litchfield Rescue 5
 
*East Litchfield Engine 24 (first due to structure calls)
 
*East Litchfield Engine 25 (brush truck, used for service calls)
 
*East Litchfield Engine 26 (first due to general alarms, rescue calls)
 
*Northfield Engine 1
 
*Northfield Engine Tanker 2
 
*Northfield Engine 3 (4x4 mini pumper)
 
*Northfield Rescue 1
 
  
==Bantam==
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* '''[[Boards]]''':  Air Brakes
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
*Bantam Utility 32
 
*Bantam Tanker 33
 
*Bantam Engine 34
 
*Bantam Engine 35 (second due pumper to all calls). Formerly first due to structure calls.
 
*Bantam Engine 36 (first due pumper to all calls). Formerly first due to rescue calls.
 
*Bantam Ambulance 37
 
*Bantam Rescue 38
 
*Bantam Ambulance 39
 
  
==Morris==
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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
  
*Morris Engine 1
 
*Morris Engine 3 (Tanker)
 
*Morris Brush 4
 
*Morris Engine 5 (first due to all calls)
 
*Morris Rescue 6
 
*Morris 87-1 (ambulance)
 
*Morris Command Vehicle
 
  
==New Hartford==
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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
  
*New Hartford Brush 2 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Engine 5 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Rescue 6 (station 1)
 
*New Hartford Engine 7 (station 2)
 
*New Hartford Tanker 10 (station 2)
 
*Nepaug Engine 1 (first due structure pumper)
 
*Nepaug Tanker 2
 
*Nepaug Rescue 3
 
*Nepaug Engine 4 (first due rescue pumper)
 
*Nepaug Brush 5
 
*Nepaug Fire Police 6
 
*Pine Meadow Engine 1
 
  
==New Milford==
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* '''[[Bullseye]]''':   An established reference point from which the position of an aircraft can be determined.
===Police===
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
===New Milford Fire===
 
Dispatched by New Milford Police.
 
New Milford has 4 volunteer Fire Departments:
 
*Northville
 
*Gaylordsville
 
*Water Witch
 
*Lanesville
 
===New Milford Community Ambulance===
 
Dispatched by New Milford Police.
 
New Milford Community Ambulance has 2 ambulances and 1 fly car. As of late 2013/early 2014 New Milford was in the process of paying for a daytime paramedic.
 
==Norfolk==
 
  
*Norfolk Engine 30
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===C===
*Norfolk Engine 40
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* '''[[CAS]]''':  Close Air Support
*Norfolk Utility 50
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Norfolk ATV 70
 
*Norfolk Brush 80
 
*Norfolk Engine 90
 
*Norfolk Tanker 100
 
  
==North Canaan==
 
  
*North Canaan Ladder 1
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* '''[[CCX]]''':  Cross Country (flight)
*North Canaan Rescue 1
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*North Canaan Tanker 3
 
*North Canaan Truck 8
 
*North Canaan Truck 9
 
*North Canaan Engine 15 (second due pumper)
 
*North Canaan Engine 16 (first due pumper)
 
  
==Plymouth==
 
==Roxbury==
 
===Police===
 
Roxbury has a Resident State Trooper and a paid constable.
 
===Fire/EMS===
 
Roxbury is dispatched via NW Public Safety.
 
  
==Salisbury==
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* '''[[CGAS]]''':  Coast Guard Air Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary, Untied States Coast Guard
  
*Lakeville Utility 1
 
*Lakeville Utility 2
 
*Lakeville Rescue 400 (second due to rescue calls)
 
*Lakeville Tanker 10
 
*Lakeville Engine 20 (first due to all calls)
 
*Lakeville Engine 30 (second due to structure calls)
 
*Lakeville Utility 50
 
*Lakeville Engine 60 (hose supply for structure fires)
 
*Lakeville Tanker 70
 
  
==Sharon==
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* '''[[CNATRA]]''':  Chief of Naval Air Training
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
*Sharon Tower 1
 
*Sharon Rescue 1 (first due to rescues)
 
*Sharon Engine 3 (Tanker) (second due to structure calls)
 
*Sharon Engine 4 (Ellsworth Station)
 
*Sharon Engine 6 (first due pumper to all calls from Main Station)
 
*Sharon Hazmat 1
 
*Sharon Utility 1
 
*Sharon Utility 2
 
*Sharon Ambulance
 
  
==Thomaston==
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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.
==Warren==
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
*Warren Engine 3 (first due to all calls)
 
*Warren Truck 5
 
*Warren Engine 6
 
*Warren Engine 7 (Tanker) (second due to structure calls)
 
*Warren Rescue 8 (first due to rescues)
 
  
Warren Ambulance
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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
  
==Washington==
 
===Washington Police===
 
Dispatched by CSP.
 
Washington has a Resident State Trooper and 2 police officers.
 
===Washington Volunteer Fire Department===
 
Now Dispatched by LCD on LCD Dispatch. After dispatch,  Washington units communicate on their dedicated channel
 
  
==Watertown==
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* '''[[Crank]] (Direction)''':  F-Pole maneuver; implies illuminating target at radar gimbal limits.
==Winchester==
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
==Woodbury==
 
Dispatched by Northwest CT Public Safety
 
  
Fire and Ambulance dispatched on VHF analog, cross patched at Northwest with P25 VHF operations channel.
 
  
Responding mutual aid companies without digital radios can use the analog channel to transmit over the cross patch, and digital audio is rebroadcasted over the analog channel
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* '''[[CRTC]]''':  Combat Readiness Training Center
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
==Sherman==
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===D===
Sherman is in Fairfield County however the town's Fire Department is dispatched by Litchfield County Dispatch.
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* '''[[Drag]]''' /Dragging (Direction):  Bogey/Bandit maneuvering to 60 degress or less aspect.
===Sherman Volunteer Fire Department===
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
'''Apparatus'''
 
*Sherman Engine 1 (second due to rescue, 4x4 for weather emergencies)
 
*Sherman Engine 2 (first due for rescue, second due to structure calls)
 
*Sherman Engine 3 (third due to calls, aids in water supply)
 
*Sherman Brush 4
 
*Sherman Engine 5 (first due pumper to general alarms and fires)
 
*Sherman Utility 6
 
*Sherman Marine 7
 
*Sherman Tanker
 
*Sherman Ambulance
 
  
'''Channels'''
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===F===
*Fireground - Repeater installed but almost always used as a simplex channel
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* '''[[F-Pole]]''':  The distance from the launching aircraft to the target at missile impact.
*Tac 1 - Simplex, rarely used
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*Fire Police - Simplex, Traffic control
 
*LCD Scene 10 - Rarely used, shared with Cornwall
 
  
===Other Agencies===
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* '''[[FAC]]''':  Forward Air Controller
*Sherman Highway - Simplex
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*River Oaks - 2 UHF channels
 
*Beatty Construction (33.160) - Licensed to Beatty but shared with some of the other construction companies in town
 
  
==Medic 4==
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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
Medic 4 is based out of New Milford Hospital and responds to:
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
* Bridgewater
 
* Kent
 
* New Milford
 
* Roxbury
 
* Sherman
 
* Warren
 
* Washington
 
  
Medic 4 is dispatched by LCD on Dispatch 1 and acknowledges the call on Dispatch 1. Once in the fly car Medic 4 then receives directions to the scene from LCD on [[Connecticut_CMED_(CT)|CMED]] 4 and all further communication with LCD takes place on [[Connecticut_CMED_(CT)|CMED]] 4.
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* '''[[FSS]]''':    Flight Service Station
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
  
When responding to a call in New Milford Medic 4 usually checks in with New Milford Ambulance on the 159.3525 repeater.
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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
  
==Medic 6==
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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
  
Medic 6 is based out of Winsted Health Center and responds to:
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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
  
*Barkhamsted
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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).
*Colebrook
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
*New Hartford
 
*Norfolk
 
*West Hartland
 
*Winsted
 
*Pleasant Valley
 
*Riverton
 
  
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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
  
[[Category:Connecticut]]
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===M===
[[Category:Connecticut Brevity Codes]]
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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.
[[Category:Connecticut Fire Services]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Connecticut Fire Tone Outs]]
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[[Category:Connecticut Law Enforcement]]
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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.
[[Category:Connecticut Medical]]
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
[[Category:Connecticut Medical Aviation]]
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[[Category:Connecticut Station IDs]]
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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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==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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==Other ARTCC Sites==
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All 20 sectors can be viewed as links from the [[ARTCC]] article
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[[Category:Air National Guard]]
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[[Category:Army National Guard]]
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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