The Acronym Page

Why, Yes. This is President George H.W. Bush, Back In the Day (BITD)
New and Improved!
It's Alphabetized!
For which you should say, "Thank you Skip!"

Oh, it's more than just acronyms it's also a cast of characters, as it were. (And whatever I decide to throw in here.)


This page will be updated as necessary. POCIR....

  • AAR..........................................After Action Report
  • Anya........................................New Cat #2, she of the sweetest disposition
  • AO............................................Area of Operations
  • BDU.........................................Battle Dress Uniform
  • Bear.........................................Pooch of The Nuke
  • BFD.........................................Big Fire Trucking Deal (minus the "ire Tr", of course)
  • Big Girl....................................My automotive conveyance of choice, a blue 2005 Honda Element
  • Big O........................................My grandson, belongs to The Naviguesser and The DIL
  • Big Time..................................My son-in-law, married to The WSO
  • BITD........................................Back in the Day
  • Blivet.......................................Ten pounds of excrement in a five pound bag. No, no one says "excrement," a cruder term is employed. 
  • BTDT........................................Been There, Done That
  • BWE........................................Best Wingman Ever
  • BWI.........................................Blogging While Irritated
  • CAVU.......................................Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited
  • CBPO.......................................Consolidated Base Personnel Office
  • CDW........................................Counter Drug Wienies
  • CINCHOUSE............................Commander In Chief - House, aka The Missus Herself, The Lady My Wife and Her Supreme Majesty of the Yes Dear I'll Do That Right Now.
  • City Girl..................................My niece, daughter of MOKB
  • CPA.........................................Closest Point of Approach
  • D&D.........................................Death and Destruction, a facet of the JCRT
  • DACT.......................................Dissimilar Air Combat Training (Training against aircraft other than the one you fly)
  • ETO.........................................European Theater of Operations
  • FCF..........................................Functional Check Flight
  • FMC.........................................Fully Mission Capable
  • FNG.........................................Effing New Guy (we all know what effing stands for)
  • FOD.........................................Foreign Object Debris (crap that can cause damage to a jet engine after being ingested) or Foreign Object Damage, too late, something got sucked down an intake!
  • FPS..........................................First Person Shooter (a video game genre)
  • FRaVMotC...............................Frequent Reader and Valued Member of the Commentariat
  • FS............................................Fighter Squadron
  • FTS..........................................Fire truck This Sh!t (minus the "ire tr")
  • FWIW......................................For What It's Worth
  • GIB..........................................Guy In Back, the individual manning the back seat in the mighty F-4 Phantom. Or any two-seat tactical aircraft. (Nowadays "Gal In Back" applies. Ask The WSO.)
  • GOFOs......................................General Officers and Flag Officers (think generals and admirals, people who wear stars on their costumes uniforms)
  • HA............................................Historical Accuracy, a facet of the JCRT
  • HALT........................................Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired (a bad mix...)
  • Hinge........................................Slang for an O-4, or lieutenant commander (LCDR). So called because of the lobotomy that is supposedly mandated as soon as a naval officer is promoted to this rank, in which half of his brain is removed. A hinge is then inserted that allows for reattachment of the removed gray matter later. The hinge also limits the LCDR’s head movement to the fore–aft axis. This is clearly demonstrated as the O-4 is constantly nodding in the affirmative and saying, “Yessir, yessir” when in the presence of the CO. (Source)
  • H/T...........................................Hat Tip (Tip of the hat to...)
  • HSWHTPFIHC..........................He Said With His Tongue Planted Firmly In His Cheek (from Skip)
  • IAS............................................In All Seriousness (a Juvatism)
  • ICSFTH.....................................Insert cloying smiley face thingee here (coined by Frank C. - The Snake Eater, World Famous Lexican and former Spec Ops type)
  • IIRC..........................................If I Recall Correctly
  • ILMW.......................................I Love Me Wall. A place to hang stuff up illustrating one's illustrious life and times. Such as they may be...
  • IMWTK....................................Inquiring Minds Want to Know (A Quandtism)
  • IP.............................................Instructor Pilot
  • ISYN........................................I'm not kidding (actually stands for "I sh!t you not")
  • JCRT........................................Juvat's Cinematic Rating Tool (a tool for rating films, guy films primarily)
  • JOPA........................................Junior Officer's Protection Association
  • Kettenhunde............................Chained dogs, German slang for military police. German military police wore a gorget suspended with chains.
  • Kodi........................................The SeaLawyer's The Nuke's other pooch
  • koobecaF.................................While not an acronym per se, it belongs here. Aka Facebook, pronounced Koo-buh-kaff.
  • LDL..........................................Latter Day Luddite, modern version of the anti-machine (or technology) crowd.  Invented by the Well Seasoned Fool.
  • LIFT.........................................Lead-In Fighter Training
  • L'il Sweetie..............................My youngest granddaughter, Little Bit's little sister, daughter of Big Time and The WSO
  • Little Bit.................................My oldest grand-daughter, belongs to Big Time and The WSO
  • Little Rhody...........................The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (seriously, that IS the official name of Rhode Island, Google it!)
  • LIV.........................................Low Information Voter, AKA Idiots who gave us the Obummer
  • LRU........................................Line Replaceable Unit is a modular component of an airplane, ship or spacecraft that is designed to be replaced quickly at an operating location.
  • LSM........................................Lame Stream Media (Same as MSM)
  • LSO.........................................Landing Signal Officer (see "Paddles")
  • LZ...........................................Landing Zone
  • Meh.........................................Indifference; to be used when one simply does not care.
  • MOKB....................................My oldest kid brother
  • Mom......................................Well, that's my Mother (duh)
  • Mrs Olde Vermonter..............Obviously the wife of MOKB
  • MSJC.....................................Modified Standard Juvat Caveat = A Fairy Tale begins with "Once upon a time" and a War Story begins with "So, there I was". Everything else starts "With that being said...".
  • MSM......................................Main Stream Media (CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox, etc...)
  • MYKB....................................My Youngest Kid Brother 
  • NCOIC....................................Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge
  • Neh?......................................Largely used in Japan at the end of a sentence as a way of saying, "right?" or "isn't that so?" among other things.
  • NES.......................................Not enough sleep
  • NFO.......................................Naval Flight Officer
  • NMC......................................Not Mission Capable
  • NORK....................................North Korean
  • Nose Picker...........................Rude term for an Air Force crew chief. Guys, I know now, who had one of the toughest jobs in the Air Force. Known as plane captains in the Navy
  • NTTAWWT...........................Not That There's Anything Wrong With That
  • OAFSSRFTOTN.....................Old Air Force Sarge Standard Reference for Things of This Nature (i.e. Wikipedia)
  • OFGTGA...............................Old Fat Guy Two Gun Action, for the Naval Air Cowman
  • OPE......................................Off Property Excursion, out and about for more than an hour. As in, must dress presentably.
  • Paddles................................See LSO
  • Pat.......................................Original Cat #2, forces mice to commit seppuku
  • PMC.....................................Partially Mission Capable
  • POCIR..................................Provided Of Course I Remember - my caveat regarding when a certain story may get told.
  • PTO......................................Paid Time Off, think vacation days, though that usage is officially frowned upon by my employer
  • PSP......................................Probability of Spousal Participation, a facet of the JCRT
  • PzKpfw................................Panzerkampfwagen aka Armored Fighting Vehicle
  • Regal-Beagle.......................Big Time's pooch
  • rettiwT.................................While not an acronym per se, it belongs here. Aka Twitter, pronounced "Re-twit"
  • RIO......................................Radar Intercept Officer (Navy Term, think Tomcats)
  • RTB......................................Return To Base, ya know, "Go home."
  • RTU.....................................Replacement Training Unit
  • Sasha...................................New Cat #1, she of ferocious disposition
  • SHWF...................................Sh!t Hot World Famous (A prefix, e.g. SHWFOTS = Sh!t Hot World Famous Orange Tailed Shrikes, VFA-94
  • SJC.......................................Standard Juvat Caveat = A Fairy Tale begins with "Once upon a time" and a War Story begins with "So, there I was".
  • SEG.......................................Sh!t Eating Grin
  • SMSA....................................Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • SWPE....................................Second Worst President Ever (Carter)
  • TDY......................................Temporary Duty
  • TFS.......................................Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • TFTS.....................................Tactical Fighter Training Squadron
  • TFW......................................Tactical Fighter Wing
  • TL;DR....................................Too Long;Didn't Read, seen in reference to online stuff
  • The DIL.................................My Daughter-In-Law, married to The Naviguesser.
  • The Musician.........................My youngest kid brother (MYKB)
  • The Naviguesser....................My son, my oldest. Was a Navy navigator BITD.
  • The Nuke...............................My oldest daughter, a lieutenant of nuclear propulsion
  • The Olde Vermonter..............My oldest kid brother (MOKB)
  • The Owl.................................My next-to-youngest granddaughter who has the biggest, wisest looking eyes, Big O's little sister, daughter of The Naviguesser and The DIL
  • The SeaLawyer......................The Nuke's former, disgraced, significant other. Sometimes I'll spell this as The Sea-Lawyer.
  • The WSO................................My youngest daughter, who is one of the above.
  • The Young Vermonter...........My nephew, oldest son of MOKB
  • TIFPA.....................................Things I Find Particularly Annoying
  • Tiger......................................Original Cat #1 (pronounced same as Tiger, auf Deutsch - sounds kinda like "Tigger" in common practice)
  • TO & E...................................Table of Organization and Equipment
  • TRex......................................Ex-Husband of The Nuke (also disgraced)
  • USA.......................................United States of America or United States Army
  • USAF.....................................United States Air Force
  • USCG.....................................United States Coast Guard
  • USMC....................................United States Marine Corps
  • USMC....................................United States Marine Corps, aka Uncle Sam's Misguided Children
  • USN.......................................United States Navy
  • WBAGNFARB.......................Would Be A Good Name For A Rock Band - coined by Dave Barry
  • WCS.....................................(1) Weapon Control System
  • WCS.....................................(2) Weapon Control System, Specifically referring to the F-4 Phantom radar and gun sight systems
  • WPE.....................................Worst President Ever (#44)
  • WSO....................................Weapon Systems Officer
  • WTF....................................What the Fire Truck (sort of...)
  • WTS.....................................Well Told Story, a facet of the JCRT
  • YMMV.................................Your Mileage May Vary
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