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AFESC - Air Force Electronic Security Command
ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
AWOL - Away Without Leave
ASW - Anti-Submarine Warfare
BDU - Battle Dress Uniform
BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again...
CO - Commanding Officer
DIA - Defence Intelligence Agency
DIS - Defence Investigative Service
DISCO - Defence Industry Security Command
DLAB - Defense Language Aptitude Battery
DLI - Defense Language Institute
FUBAR - "Fudged" Up Beyond All Recognition (polite form)
GI - Government Issue (as in GI Joe)
ICBM - Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
INSCOM - U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
JAG - Judge Advocate General
KIA - Killed In Action
MEPS - Military Entrance Processing Station
MIA - Missing In Action
MOS - Military Operations Specialty
MRE - Meal Ready to Eat
NCIS - Naval Criminal Investigation Service
NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer
NIS - Naval Investigative Service
NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command
NRO - National Reconnaissance Office
ONI - U.S. Navy Office of Naval Intelligence
POW - Prisoner of War
PSYOPS - Psychological and Psychotronic Warfare
PT - Physical Training
ROTC - Reserve Officers Training Corps
SAP - Semi-Armor-Piercing
SNAFU - Situation Normal All "Fudged" Up (polite form)
TCN - Third Country Nationals
TLF - Temporary Lodging Facility
USAF - United States Air Force
USMC - United States Marine Corps
WMD - Weapons of Mass Destruction
WWI - World War One
WWII - World War Two