562 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
AMS Academy of Military Science
AMW Air Mobility Wing
AMXS Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
ANG Air National Guard
ANR Alaskan NORAD Region
AO Authorized Outage
AOC Air and Space Operations Center
AOG Aircraft On Ground
APS Aerial Port Squadron
ARI Alcohol Related Incident
ARRS Air Rescue and Recovery Squardon
ARS Air Rescue Squadron (formerly ARRS)
AS Airlift Squadron
AS Air Station
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASBC Air and Space Basic Course
ASI Authorized Service Interruption
ATAG Assistant to the Adjutant General
ATO Air Tasking Order
ATO Anti - Terrorism Officer
AU Air University
AW Airlift Wing
AWACS Airborne Warning and Control System
AWACS A War Against Common Sense
AWC Air War College
AWOL Absent Without Leave
AWP Awaiting Parts
BAH Basic Allowance for Housing
BAS Basic Allowance for Subsistance
BCGs Birth Control Glasses (nickname for eye glasses issued by the US military)
BCOT Basic Communications Officer Training
BDU Battle Dress Uniform
BF Slang - 'Buddy Fucker' (Someone who through action or inaction causes harm or distress for a fellow Airman) Also, 'Bravo Foxtrot' or 'Blue Falcon'
BFM Basic Fighter Maneuvers
BFT Blue Force Tracking
BIT Bystander Intervention Training
BITC Base Information Transfer Center
BITS Base Information Transfer System
Blueberry Airman in blues, typically fresh out of BMT and just arriving at techschool (Often used as a negative term)
BLUF Bottom Line Up Front
BMT Basic Military Training
BOHICA Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
BONE Nickname for the B - 1 Lancer
BOQ Bachelor Officer Quarters
BOS Base Operating Support
BOT Basic Officer Training
Brig Gen Brigadier General
BS Bomb Squadron
BSA Basic Surface Attack
BTZ Below the zone Early promotion from E- 3 to E – 4