562 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
AMSAcademy of Military Science
AMWAir Mobility Wing
AMXSAircraft Maintenance Squadron
ANGAir National Guard
ANRAlaskan NORAD Region
AOAuthorized Outage
AOCAir and Space Operations Center
AOGAircraft On Ground
APSAerial Port Squadron
ARIAlcohol Related Incident
ARRSAir Rescue and Recovery Squardon
ARSAir Rescue Squadron (formerly ARRS)
ASAirlift Squadron
ASAir Station
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
ASBCAir and Space Basic Course
ASIAuthorized Service Interruption
ATAGAssistant to the Adjutant General
ATOAir Tasking Order
ATOAnti - Terrorism Officer
AUAir University
AWAirlift Wing
AWACSAirborne Warning and Control System
AWACSA War Against Common Sense
AWCAir War College
AWOLAbsent Without Leave
AWPAwaiting Parts
BAHBasic Allowance for Housing
BASBasic Allowance for Subsistance
BCGsBirth Control Glasses (nickname for eye glasses issued by the US military)
BCOTBasic Communications Officer Training
BDUBattle Dress Uniform
BFSlang - 'Buddy Fucker' (Someone who through action or inaction causes harm or distress for a fellow Airman) Also, 'Bravo Foxtrot' or 'Blue Falcon'
BFMBasic Fighter Maneuvers
BFTBlue Force Tracking
BITBystander Intervention Training
BITCBase Information Transfer Center
BITSBase Information Transfer System
BlueberryAirman in blues, typically fresh out of BMT and just arriving at techschool (Often used as a negative term)
BLUFBottom Line Up Front
BMTBasic Military Training
BOHICABend Over, Here It Comes Again
BONENickname for the B - 1 Lancer
BOQBachelor Officer Quarters
BOSBase Operating Support
BOTBasic Officer Training
Brig GenBrigadier General
BSBomb Squadron
BSABasic Surface Attack
BTZBelow the zone Early promotion from E- 3 to E – 4