UFO and Military Acronyms

Originally compiled by CUFON


    A2         - Air Force Intelligence
    AAC        - Alaskan Air Command
    AAF        - Army Air Force
    ACOM       - Asian Communist - One of NSA's 4 major Operational Divisions
    ADC        - AeroSpace Defense Command
    ADLA       - Assistant Director for Legal & Legislative AffAirs - NSA)
    ADPL       - Assistant Director for Policy & Liason - (NSA)
    ADPR       - Assistant Director for Plans / Resources - (NSA)
    ADT        - Assistant Director for Training
    ADVA       - Advanced Soviet - One of the 4 major operational divisions of NSA's 
                 production organization: combined with GENS into 'A Group'
    AEC        - Atomic Energy Commission
    AFB        - Air Force Base
    AFESC      - Air Force Electronic Security Command
    AFGWC      - Air Force Global Weather Control
    AFIS       - Air Force Intelligence Service
    AFOC       - Air Force Operations Center
    AFR        - Air Force Regulation
    AFSA       - Armed Forces Security Agency
    AFSAC      - Armed Forces Security Agency Council
    AFSS       - Air Force Security Service
    ALLO       - ALL Others- One of the 4 Major Operational Divisions of NSA'S Production 
                 Organization - now known as 'G Group'
    ALP        - Advanced Language Program
    AMB        - Ambassador
    ANCIB      - Army-Navy Communications Intelligence Board
    ANCICC     - Army-Navy Communications Intelligence Coordinating Committee
    ANG        - Air National Guard
    APRO       - Aerial Phenomena Research Organization
    AR         - Army Regulation
    ARC        - Ad Hoc Requirements Committee
    ARDF       - Airborne Radio Direction Finding
    ARFCOS     - Armed Forces Courier Service
    ARPA       - Advanced Research Projects Agency
    ASA        - Army Security Agency
    ASD        - Applied Science Division (CIA)
    AST        - Atlantic Standard Time
    ATIC       - Air Technical Intelligence Center (Air Force)
    BMW        - Bomb Wing
    CAUS       - Citizens Against UFO Secrecy
    CFS        - Canadian Forces Station
    CGS        - Coast Guard Station
    CIA        - Central Intelligence Agency
    CIC        - Counter Intelligence Corps
    CINC/NORAD - Commander In Charge, NORAD
    CSICOP     - Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Phenomenon
    CUFON      - Computer UFO Network
    CUFOS      - Center for UFO Studies
    COMINT     - Communications Intelligence (NSA)
    CP         - Command Post
    CSC        - Central Security Control (Air Force)
    DATT       - Defense Attache (US Embassy)
    DCD        - Domestic Collections Division (CIA)
    DCSOPS     - Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (Air Force)
    DDO        - Deputy Director for Operations (Air Force)
    DIA        - Defense Intelligence Agency
    DMZ        - Demilitarized Zone (Vietnam)
    DO         - Duty Officer
    EBE        - Extra-terrestrial Biological Entity
    ET         - Extra-Terrestrial
    FAA        - Federal Aviation Administration
    FBI        - Federal Bureau of Investigation
    FISA       - Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
    FOIA       - Freedom of Information Act (also F.O.I.A.)
    G2         - Army Intelligence
    GAO        - Government Accounting Office
    GCCS       - Government Code and Cypher School
    GCHQ       - Government Communications HeadQuarters
    GCI        - Ground Control Intercept
    GENS       - General Soviet - One of the 4 Major Operational Divisions of NSA's Production
                 Organization combined with ADVA into 'A Group'
    GG         - Government Grade - used in place of GS1 TO GS18only for Gov't Employees 
                 such as NSA Employees
    GMT        - Greenwich Mean Time (ZULU Time)
    GREY       - Alleged Alien Species
    GSW        - Ground Saucer Watch
    HFDF       - High Frequency Direction Finding
    HUAC       - House Un-American Activities Committee
    HUMINT     - Human Intelligence
    ICI        - Interagency Committee on Intelligence
    IDA-CRD    - Institute for Defense Analysis-Communications Research Division
    IDP        - Intercept Deployment Plan
    IEC        - Intelligence Evaluation Committee
    INSCOM     - U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
    INTELPOST  - International Electronic Post
    INTELSAT   - International Telecommunications Satellite
    INYSA      - Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, USAF, Science and Technology Branch, 
                 Directorate of Response Management
    INZ        - AeroSpace Intelligence Division (AFIS)
    INZA       - Editing, Debriefing, and Continuity Branch (AFIS)
    IPB        - Intercept Priorities Board
    IUR        - International UFO Reporter (Published by CUFOS)
    JACL       - Judge Advocate General, Litigation Division (USAF)
    JANAP      - Joint Army Navy Air Force Publication
    JCS        - Joint Chiefs of Staff
    JOSAF      - Joint Operations Support Activity - Frankfurt
    JRC        - Joint Reconnaissance Center
    JSPC       - Joint SOBE Processing Center
    JTLS       - Joint Technical Language Service
    KGB        - Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (Committee for State Security) USSR
    KISR       - Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
    KM         - Kilometer
    LASP       - Low Altitude Surveillance Platform
    LCF        - Launch Control Facility (Air Force)
    LIUFON     - Long Island (NY) UFO Network
    LOB        - Raymond E. Linn Operations Building
    LPMEDLEY   - CIA Cryptonym for an Operation in Support of the NSA
    LRTS       - Long Range Technical
    MI-8       - Military Intelligence Section 8 - Codes and Ciphers Search
    MIB        - 'Men In Black'
    MID        - Military Intelligence Division
    MJ-12      - Alleged Secret Government Committee for UFO/Alien Research
    M5         - NSA Office of Security
    MIT        - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MPRO       - Machine Processing Section of NSA's Production Organization
    MUFON      - Mutual UFO Network
    NAVSPASUR  - Naval Space Surveillance System
    NCOC       - National Combat Operations Center
    NEPA       - Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft
    NICAP      - National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena
    NM         - Nautical Mile
    NMCC       - National Military Command Center
    NORAD      - North American AeroSpace Defense Command
    NPIC       - National Photographic Interpretation Center
    NRL        - Naval Research Laboratory
    NSA        - National Security Agency
    NSF        - National Science Foundation
    OAM        - Operation Animal Mutilation
    ONI        - Office of Naval Intelligence
    OSI        - Office of Special Investigations (Air Force)
    OSI        - Office of Special Investigations (CIA)
    OSS        - Office of Strategic Services
    PSAPR      - Puget Sound Aerial Phenomena Research INC.
    RAPCOM     - Radar Approach Communications
    RAPCON     - Radar Approach Control
    RCMP       - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    RUFO       - 'Red Light' Unidentified Flying Object
    SA         - Special Agent
    SAC        - Strategic Air Command
    SAC/HO     - Strategic Air Command Office of History
    SAFOI      - Secretary of the Air Force Office of Information
    SAO        - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    SAT        - Security Alert Team
    SBI        - Special Background Investigation
    SDS        - Students for a Democratic Society
    SIGLEX     - Special Interest Group on Lexicography
    SIGNIT     - Signals Intelligence (NSA)
    SIGTRAN    - Special Interest Group on Translation
    SIGVOICE   - Special Interest Group on Voice
    SIPG       - Special Intercept Priorities Group
    SIS        - Signal Intelligence Service
    SOLIS      - SIGNIT On Line Intelligence System
    SPADATS    - Space Detection And Tracking System (NORAD)
    SPS        - Security Police Squadron
    SSA        - Signal Security Agency
    SSB        - Soft Support Building (USAF)
    TIA        - Temperature Inversion Analysis
    UFO        - Unidentified Flying Object
    UFOIS      - UFO Information Service
    UFORC      - UFO Reporting Center
    UFORIC     - UFO Research Institute of Canada
    USAF       - United States Air Force
    USG        - United States Government
    Z          - ZULU (Universal Time) (Greenwich Mean Time)