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===Links===
 
*[http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Category:Virginia Category:Virginia] / [http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Virginia_Counties VA&nbsp;Counties] / [http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Virginia_Incorporated_Cities VA&nbsp;Cities]
 
===TRVA===
 
*[http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Travel_Reference_(VA) Travel_Reference_(VA)]
 
**? update for new towers as needed
 
***? tower-site names match DB updates
 
***/ [http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=23962 VSP STARS site 131 Unknown]
 
***/ [http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=22452 VSP STARS site 126 Rawley Springs]
 
***/ [http://www.radioreference.com/apps/db/?siteId=22924 VSP STARS site 129 Glen Allen]
 
***? tower-list with TRVA routes/pages for each tower
 
**? city/county pages links
 
**? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_121 US 121 / Coalfields Expressway Route]
 
 
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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,
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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
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listen to this realm more closely, you realize that their slang is a lot more involved and complex.
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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. 
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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.
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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?}}
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==Glossary==
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===3===
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* '''[[380 MHz LMR Band]]
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===A===
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* '''[[A/A]]''':  Air to Air
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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* '''[[A/G]]''':  Air to Ground
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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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]]
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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.
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**RR Glossary, Aviation Glossary, Military Glossary
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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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* '''[[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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{{TRVA_Intro}}
 
==County and City Listing==
 
===Counties===
 
{| width="100%" style="vertical-align:top"
 
* [[Amherst County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 29}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}, {{TRVA|US 501}}, {{TRVA|A.T. Trail|Appalachian Trail}}, {{TRVA|B.R.P.|Blue Ridge Pkwy}}
 
* [[Appomattox County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
* [[Bath County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 220}}
 
* [[Bland County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-77}}, {{TRVA|US 52}}, {{TRVA|A.T. Trail|Appalachian Trail}}
 
* [[Brunswick County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-85}}, {{TRVA|US 1}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}
 
* [[Buchanan County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Western_Portion|US 460 W}}
 
* [[Buckingham County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 15}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}
 
* [[Carroll County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-77}}, {{TRVA|US 52}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 221}}, {{TRVA|B.R.P.|Blue Ridge Pkwy}}
 
* [[Charles City County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Charlotte County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 15}}
 
* [[Cumberland County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 60}}
 
* [[Essex County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 17}}
 
* [[Fluvanna County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 15}}, {{TRVA|US 250}}
 
* [[Giles County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 219}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}, {{TRVA|A.T. Trail|Appalachian Trail}}
 
* [[Greensville County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-95}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 301}}
 
* [[Highland County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 220}}, {{TRVA|US 250}}
 
* [[King and Queen County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[King George County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 301}}
 
* [[King William County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Lancaster County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Lee County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 23}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US_58#US_58_Alternate|US 58 Alt}}, {{TRVA|US 421}}
 
* [[Lunenburg County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Madison County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 15}}, {{TRVA|US 29}}
 
* [[Mathews County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Middlesex County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 17}}
 
* [[Montgomery County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-81}}, {{TRVA|US 11}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}, {{TRVA|A.T. Trail|Appalachian Trail}}
 
* [[New Kent County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}
 
* [[Nottoway County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
* [[Prince Edward County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 15}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
* [[Surry County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Sussex County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-95}}, {{TRVA|US 301}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
* [[Westmoreland County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
* [[Wythe County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-77}}, {{TRVA|I-81}}, {{TRVA|US 11}}, {{TRVA|US 21}}, {{TRVA|US 52}}, {{TRVA|A.T. Trail|Appalachian Trail}}
 
* [[York County (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 17}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}
 
|}
 
  
===Cities===
 
{| width="100%" style="vertical-align:top"
 
*[[Buena Vista City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 501}}
 
*[[Clifton Forge City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}
 
*[[Emporia City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-95}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 301}}
 
*[[Fairfax City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-66}}, {{TRVA|US 29}}, {{TRVA|US 50}}
 
*[[Falls Church City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-66}}, {{TRVA|US 29}}
 
*[[Franklin City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 258}}
 
*[[Galax City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 221}}
 
*[[Harrisonburg City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-81}}, {{TRVA|US 33}}
 
*[[Lexington City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}, {{TRVA|I-81}}, {{TRVA|US 11}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}
 
*[[Manassas City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-66}}
 
*[[Manassas Park City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
*[[Martinsville City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 58}} Bus, {{TRVA|US 220}} Bus
 
====TO DO====
 
*[[Newport News City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}, {{TRVA|US 17}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}, {{TRVA|US 258}}
 
*[[Norfolk City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}, {{TRVA|US 13}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
*[[Norton City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US_58#US_58_Alternate|US 58 Alt}}
 
*[[Petersburg City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-85}}, {{TRVA|I-95}}, {{TRVA|US 1}}, {{TRVA|US 301}}, {{TRVA|US_460#US_460_Eastern_Portion|US 460 E}}
 
*[[Poquoson City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]:
 
*[[Portsmouth City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|US 17}}, {{TRVA|US 58}}
 
*[[Radford City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-81}}, {{TRVA|US 11}}
 
*[[Richmond City (VA)]]
 
** [[Travel Reference (VA)]]: {{TRVA|I-64}}, {{TRVA|I-95}}, {{TRVA|US 1}}, {{TRVA|US 33}}, {{TRVA|US 60}}, {{TRVA|US 250}}, {{TRVA|US 301}}
 
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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)

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
    • 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