Acronym Hell - Part 2

Acronym Hell - Part 2

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Acronym HellA List of Basic Acronyms and Terms for the Rookies - Part 2

Start learning what in the world your wife and her co-workers are talking about today! This is a basic, beginners list of military acronyms (something the military is very fond of creating).

Why Learn?

Let's be honest. You won't make it 6 months without some of this basic communication knowledge.

This is the second part of the basic military acronyms and terms list.


FRG - Family Readiness Group (also know as Family Support Group)

LES - Leave and Earnings Statement (i.e. pay stub, but it's electronic.  Tax season ring a bell?)

Leave - Approved time away from duty (Party time!)

JFTR - Joint Federal Travel Regulation

MCCS - Marine Corps Community Services - provides support services for Marine active duty, reserve components, their families & survivors

MCX - Marine Corps Exchange - Marine Corps term for a military department store (NOT the liquor store)

MWR - Morale, Welfare and Recreation

NEX - Navy Exchange - Navy term for a military department store (NOT the liquor store)

OCONUS - Outside the Continental United States (Again, it's harder to say the acronym than it is to just say/type it out)

Package Store - Navy term for a liquor store (YES!)

PCS - Permanent Change of Station (Quit your job and cancel the cable because you're moving!)

PX - Post Exchange - Army term for a military department store (NO liquor here either)

SGLI - Service members Group Life Insurance

Social Security Number - They're not asking for yours, they're asking for your wife's (Only took me 2 years before I stopped giving them mine first by mistake.)

Space A - Space available

Sponsor - Your service member (Your sugar-momma wife!)

TAD - Temporary Additional Duty, a short assignment, usually to a school (Some of the more difficult transitional moves...do you stay-put or go with her??)

TDY - Temporary Duty, a longer assignment often to another unit (See above)

TSP - Thrift Savings Plan (Good way to start saving money)

Title 10 - Federal orders to deploy (oh shit)

Title 32 - State orders to mobilize (See above)

Thank you to the National Military Family Association for providing this basic list of acronyms and terms.

See also...

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New Resource for Male Military Spouses!

How many of you guys have had the opportunity to listen to Dave Etter's blog talk radio show?  If not, well, it's a work in progress and that lack of show polish is just the way he wants it.  Dave is retired from the Navy and currently married to an Army medic, he has also volunteered as a Family Readiness Group Leader while stationed at Ft Campbell.  So to say Dave (aka “Old Fart”) is an opinionated straight-shooter who often times fires “from the hip” and checks his facts later would be an accurate statement.  I can joke about him because I know he can take it, hell, many times he insists on it! 

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Air Force Spouse Support at USAFSERVICES.com

Did You Know?US Air ForceDid you know that the USAF Services website has a section devoted to spouses?

The Spouse Support portion of the site is designed to provide Air Force spouses information on resources to help them adapt to Air Force Life. The site also has forums are available to registered users that are designed to allow for peer support to provide real perspectives on life in the Air Force.



 

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