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A 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).

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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)

FRO - Family Readiness Organization (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.

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