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directive issued by a commander to
subordinateOPIan-Operation Plan, a
commanders for the execution of an operation.
plan for a single or series of connected
to be carried out simultaneously or in succession;
by higher authority to permit subordinate com-
manders toOpsO - Operations officer. OpSum-Operational Summary. OSJS (MACV)-Office of the
prepare supporting plans and orders.
Secretariat, Joint Staff (Military As-
sistance CommandOV-10-North American Rockwell
Bronco, twin-engine, turboprop
observationP-3 -Lockheed Orion, four-engine,
and light-attack aircraft.
turboprop naval patrol aircraft. PATMA-Pacific Air Traffic
Management Agency. Pave Nail-Radio call sign
for U.S. Air Force OV-10 with laser-
designatorPAVN - Peoples Army of
to control precision-guided munitions.
Vietnam (North Vietnam). This acronym
was droppedPersO - Personnel officer. PF-Popular Force, Vietnamese
in favor of "NVA" (North Vietnamese Army).
militia who were usually employed
in the defensePGM - Precision guided-munitions,
of their own communities.
so-called "smart bombs." PUC-Photo Imagery Inrerpreration
Center. POL-Petroleum, Oil, and
Lubricants. PRC25 - Standard very-high-frequency
radio used by Marine ground
units in Vietnam
for communication over distances up to 25
Government (Viet Cong). ProvMAG - Provisional Marine
Aircraft Group. QL-Vietnamese acronym for
national highway. R&R-Rest and Recreation. Recoilless Rifle, 106mm-U.S.
M40 single-shot, recoilless, breech-
loaded weapon which
weighs 438 pounds when assembled and
mounted for firing;
it has a sustained rate of fire of six roundsR F-4 - Photographic-reconnaissance
per minute and an effective
range of l,365 meters.
model of the F4B Phantom. RF-SA-Vought reconnaissance
version of the F-8 Crusader. RF-Regional force, Vietnamese
militia who were employed in aRifle, M14-U.S. gas-operated,
magazine-fed, air-cooled, semi-
automatic, 7.62mm caliber
shoulder weapon, which weighs 12
pounds with a full 20-round
magazine; it has a sustained rate
of fire of 30 rounds
per minute and an effective range of 500Rifle, M16 - U.S. gas-operated,
magazine-fed, air-cooled, automatic,5.56 mm caliber
shoulder weapon, which weighs 3.1 pounds witha 20-round
magazine; it has a sustained rate of fire of 12-15rounds perRLT-Regimental Landing
minute and an effective range of 460 meters.
Team. ROK-Republic of Korea. Rolling Thunder- Codename
for initial U.S. air operations overRPG-Rocket Propelled Grenade. RVN-Republic of Vietnam
(South Vietnam). RVNAF-Republic of Vietnam
Armed Forces. R2-Reconnaissance Zone. S-1, -2 et al.-Designations
for staff positions at regimenral and bat-
talion levels. S-1 refers
to the staff member responsible for per-
sonnel; S-2, intelligence;
S-3, operations; S-4, logistics; and S-5,SACC Supporting Arms Control
Center. SAM Surface to Air Missile. SAR Search and Rescue. SATS - Short Airfield for
Tactical Support, an expeditionary airfieldused by Marine
Corps aviation that includes a portable run-waysurface, aircraft
launching and recovery devices, and other es-sential components.SCAMP-Sensor Control and
Management Platoon. SEATO-Southeast Asia Treaty
Organization. SecDef- Secretary of Defense. SecState-Secretary of State. SeventhAF- Seventh Air
Force, the major U.S. Air Force commandSeventhFlt -The U.S. Navy
fleet assigned to the Western Pacific. SID-Seismic Intrusion Device,
sensor used to monitor movementthrough groundSitRep Situation Report. SKS - Simonov-dcsigned.
gas-operated, 7.62mm semiautomaticSMA-Senior Marine Advisor. SOP-Standing Operating
Procedure, set of instructions laying outstandardizedSortie-An operational flight
by one aircraft. SOS-Special Operations
Squadron. SOW-Spccial Operations
Wing. SPG-Special planning group.TA-4-Douglas, dual-scat
version of the A-4 Skyhawk used as trainerand FAC/TACT-39-North American Rockwell
Sabreliner, twin-engine jet, usedas trainerTAC(A)-- Tactical Air Coordinator
and passenger aircraft.
(Airborne), a designated avia-tor who controlsTACC-Tactical Air Control
and coordinates air support from an aircraft.
Center, the principal air operations in-stallation
for controlling all aircraft and air-warning functionsof tacticalTACP- Tactical Air Control
Party, a subordinate operational com-ponent of a
tactical air control system designed to provide airliaison toTADC-Tactical Air Direction
land forces and for the control of aircraft.
Center, an air operations installationunder the Tactical
Air Control Center, which directs aircraft andaircraft warningTAFDS-Tactical Airfield
functions of the tactical air center.
Fuel Dispensing System, the expedition-ary storage
and dispensing system for aviation fuel at tacticalair fields.TAOC-Tactical Air Operations
It uses 10,000-gailon fabric tanks to store the fuel.
Center, a subordinate component
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