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CAP Acronyms


AAR - After Action Report
ACC - Air Combat Command
ACSC - Air Command and Staff College
AETC - Air Education and Training Command
AETCFC - Air Education and Training Command Familiarization Course
AE - Aerospace Education
AEM - Aerospace Education Member
AEO - Aerospace Education Officer
AEPSM - Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members
AEX - Aerospace Education Excellence
AFA - Air Force Association
AFB - Air Force Base
AFMC - Air Force Materiel Command
AFNSEP - Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Division
AFRC - Air Force Reserve Command
AFRCC - Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
AFROTC - Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
AFSCFC - Air Force Space Command Familiarization Course
AFSOC - Air Force Special Operations Command
AFSPC - Air Force Space Command
AGH - Aircraft Ground Handling 
ALNOT - Alert Notice
AMC - Air Mobility Command
ANG - Air National Guard
ANGB - Air National Guard Base
APJOC - Advanced Pararescue Orientation Course
ARCHER - Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Reconnaissance
ATA - Actual Time of Arrival
ATC - Air Traffic Control
ATD - Actual Time of Departure
AU - Air University
AWC - Air War College

BDU - Battle Dress Uniform
BOQ - Bachelor Officers’ Quarters
BX - Base Exchange

CAC - Cadet Advisory Council
CAP - Civil Air Patrol
CAP-USAF - Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force (National liaison command)
CAPID - Civil Air Patrol Identification Number
CAPM - CAP Manual
CAPP - CAP Pamphlet
CAPR - CAP Regulation
CAPSN - CAP Serial Number
CAPVA - CAP Visual Aid
CC - Commander
CCC - Command Chief Master Sgt
C/CC - Cadet Commander
C/CCF - Cadet First Sergeant
CD - Counter Drug
CD - Deputy Commander
CDC - Deputy Commander for Cadets
CDS - Deputy Commander for Seniors
CEAP - Cadet Encampment Assistance Program 
CERT - Community Emergency Response Team
CLC - Corporate Learning Course
CNCOS - Cadet Non-Commissioned Officer School
COC - Commandant of Cadets
CONUS - Continental United States
COO - Chief Operating Officer (NHQ only)
COS - Cadet Officer School
CP - Cadet Programs
CPFT - Cadet Physical Fitness Test
CPPT - Cadet Protection Program Training
CS - Chief of Staff
CV - Vice Commander
CyPat - CyberPatriot (a computer security competition put on by AFA)

DA - Administration
DC - Communications (Director)
DCS - Deputy Chief of Staff
DDR - Drug Demand Reduction (anti-drug education) 
DEM - Division of Emergency Management
DF - Direction Finding or Direction Finder
DO - Operations
DOC - Counterdrug
DOH - Homeland Security
DOK - Communications (NHQ Only)
DOS - Director of Emergency Services
DOT - Operations Training
DOV - Standardization & Evaluation
DP - Personnel
DR - Disaster Relief

ECI - Extension Course Institute
EL - e-Learning (NHQ Only)
ELT - Emergency Locator Transmitter
EOC - Emergency Operations Center
EPIRB - Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ES - Emergency Services
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
ESCAT - Emergency Security Control of Air Traffic
ETE - Estimated Time En route

FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
FLT - Flight
FM - Fiance
FMA - Wing Financial Analysts
FOD - Foreign Object Damage
FSS - Flight Service Station
FTX - Field Training Exercise

GC - General Counsel (NHQ Only)
GPS - Global Positioning System
GR - Government Relations Advisor
GVR - Government Relations (NHQ Only)

HC - Chaplain
HF/ALE - High Frequency Automatic Link Establishment
HO - Historian
HR - Human Resources (NHQ Only)
HS - Health Services
HQ - Headquarters

IACE - International Air Cadet Exchange
IAW - In Accordance With
IC - Incident Commander
ICP - Incident Command Post
ICS - Incident Command System
ICUT - Introductory Communications User Training 
IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
IG - Inspector General
IMC - Instrument Meteorological Conditions
IT - Information Technology
ITO - Information Technology Officer 

JA - Legal Officer

LAT - Latitude 
LG - Logisitics
LGM - A/C Maintenance Officer
LGS - Supply Officer
LGT - Transportation Officer
LLAB - Leadership Laboratory
LMS - Learning Management System
LNCO - Wing Liaison Non-Commissioned Officer
LO - Wing Liaison Officer
LON - Longitude

MC - Mission Coordinator
MER - Middle East Region
MLO - Moral Leadership Officer
MO - Mission Observer 
MOU - Memorandum of Understanding 
MRO - Mission Radio Operator 
MSA - Mission Staff Assistant 
MSCA - Military Support to Civil Authorities
MSO - Mission Safety Officer

NCC - National Cadet Competition
NCGC - National Color Guard Competition
NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer
NCOA - Non-Commisioned Officer Academy
NCS - National Staff College 
NCSA - National Cadet Special Activities 
NDTC - National Drill Team Competition
NESA - National Emergency Services Academy 
NFA - National Flight Academy
NGSAR - National Ground Search and Rescue School
NHQ - National Headquarters 
NIMS -National Incident Management System 
NLT - No Later Than
NMWG - New Mexico Wing
NOC - National Operations Center
NTAP - National Track Analysis Program

O-Flight - Orientation Flight 
OBC - Officer Basic Course
OPR - Office of Primary Responsibility
OPS - Operations
OPSEC - Operational Security
ORM - Operational Risk Management
ORMS - Operational Resource Management System 

PA - Public Affairs
PAO - Public Affairs Officer
PACAF - Pacific Air Forces
PD - Professional Development
PDO - Professional Development Officer 
PIO - Public Information Officer
PJOC - Pararescue Orientation Course
PT - Physical Training

RCC - Rescue Coordination Center
RCS - Regional Staff College 
ROP - Radio Operator’s Permit
RTB - Return to Base

SAR - Search and Rescue
SARDA - State and Regional Disaster Airlift
SAREVAL - Search and Rescue Evaluation 
SAREX - Search and Rescue Exercise
SARSAT - Search and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking
SAV - Staff Assistance Visit
SCATANA - Security Control of Air Traffic and Air Navigational Aids
SE -  Safety
SLS - Senior Leadership Seminar
SM -  Senior Member
SMC - Search Mission Coordinator
SMS - Safety Management System
SOS - Squadron Officer School
SQDN - Squadron
SQTR - Specialty Qualification Training Records 
STEM - Science Technology Engineering Math
SWR - SouthWest Region (our geographical region in CAP) 

TDY - Temporary Duty (being temporarily assigned to a different location) 
TLC - Training Leaders of Cadets 

UEI - Unit Effectiveness Inspection
UCC - Unit Commanders Course 
UDF - Urban Direction Finding 
USAF - United States Air Force
USAFA - United States Air Force Academy (in Colorado, a Military Academy)
USAFE - United States Air Forces in Europe

VAQ - Visiting Airmans’ Quarters
VFR - Visual Flight Rules
VHF - Very High Frequency WAA - Wreaths Across America 
VMC - Visual Meteorological Conditions
VOQ - Visiting Officers’ Quarters

WA - Wing Administrator (NHQ employee)
WCX - Weather Cancellation
WG - Wing
WMIRS - Web Mission Information Reporting Syst 
WX - Weather 

XO - Executive Officer
XP - Plans and Programs

ZULU - Proword for Coordinated Universal Time

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