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Acronym/AbbreviationSpelled OutDefinitionAgencyUsed
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101 CardCivil Air Patrol Form 101
Wallet-sized form that lists all Emergency Services qualifications and supervised trainee status
CAPES
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1AFFirst US Air ForceUSAF Component of NORTHCOM to which CAP is operationally assignedUSAFES
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ABUAirmen's Battle Dress UniformUSAF-style uniform authorized for CAP wearCAP
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ACCAir Combat CommandUSAF Command to which CAP-USAF is assignedUSAFAll
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AFRCCAir Force Rescue Coordination Center
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BDUBattle Dress UniformOld USAF-style uniform authorized for CAP wear. Being phased out in 2021.CAP
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Bivouac
Military camping typically with training activities. a usually temporary encampment under little or no shelter. (pronounced BIV-wack)
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CAPCivil Air PatrolUSAF AuxiliaryCAP
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CAPFCivil Air Patrol FormCAP
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CAPIDCivil Air Patrol Identification (number)Unique number to identify each memberCAP
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CAPPCivil Air Patrol PamphletWritten guidance published by National Headquarters or subordinate unitsCAP
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CAPRCivil Air Patrol RegulationWritten directive on policy published by National HeadquartersCAP
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CAP-USAFUSAF personnel that oversee CAPThese are the USAF personnel assigned by 1AF to oversea the operations of the Auxiliary and monitor the spending of appropriated funds.USAFAll
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CCCommander
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CDDeputy Commander
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CDCounterdrugCAPDO
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CDICharacter Development InstructorSenior Member who teaches character development classes for cadetsCAPCP, chaplain
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CFUCorporate Field UniformBlue utility uniform.  CAP
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COPCommon Operating Picture
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COVCorporate Owned VehicleVehicles owned by CAPCAPLG
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CPPCadet Protection ProgramCAPCP
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CPPTCadet Protection Program TrainingCAPCP
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CSAFChief of Staff of the Air ForceUSAF
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CVVice Commander
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CWUCorporate Working Uniforma.k.a. polo uniform authorized for senior membersCAP
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DAARTDomestic Awareness Assessment and Response Tool
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DFDirection Finder
Equipment capable of receiving and tracking aviation, marine, and personal distress beacons on 121.5, 243, and 406 MHz frequencies
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DRDisaster ReliefCAPES
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DSCADefense Support of Civil AuthoritiesAuthority used by DoD Components to support civil authorities to save lives, mitigate suffering, minimize serious property damage, and protect vital infrastructure during a disaster.DoDES
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E108Electronic CAPF108Request for reimbursement of mission expenses filed in WMIRSCAPES, DO
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ELTEmergency Locator TransmitterAircraft beacon that triggers in a crash to help search teams locate the aircraftCAPES & DO
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EXPLANExercise PlanThe overall plan for the exerciseFEMAES
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FDUFlight Duty Uniforma.k.a. flight suitCAP
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FEMAFederal Emergency Management AgencyFEMAES
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FLIRForward-Looking Infrared Thermal imaging system used by some CAP wings (NDWG, WYWG) for DSCA/SAR
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Form 5Civil Air Patrol Form #5Form used to approve pilot qualificationsCAPDO
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FSXFull-scale ExerciseExercise that involves all field forces as well as mission managmentFEMAES
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FTLField Team LeaderVDEM qualification similar to Ground Team LeaderVDEMES
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FTMField Team MemberVDEM qualification similar to Ground Team MemberVDEMES
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GESGeneral Emergency ServicesCAPES
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GIIEP
Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation Portable
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GREEN FLAGMission Code Phrase
Special CAP mission using specially equipped aircraft to train military sensor operators
CAP
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GSAGeneral Services AdministrationFederal agency that sets reimbursement rates for lodging and per diem (food)ES
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GSAR (College)Ground Search and Rescue CollegeVDEM course for Field Team Member (Ground Team Member) qualificationCAPES
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GTLGround Team LeaderCAPES
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GTMGround Team MemberCAPES
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HQHeadquarters
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IACEInternational Air Cadet ExchangeCAPES
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ICPIncident Command PostFEMAES
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ICSIncident Command SystemFEMAES
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ICUTIntroductory Communications User TrainingInitial training to be able to operate CAP radios without supervisionCAPDC
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IFRInstrument Flight Rules
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IGInspector GeneralCAP
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IPPInitial Planning PointPoint selected to begin planning for a searchSAR AgenciesES
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LKPLast Known PositionPoint where  target was last known to be, including use of clues not just last seenSAR AgenciesES
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LPBLost Person BehaviorBehavior patterns of lost persons based on research and historical dataSAR AgenciesES
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MELRMiddle East Liaison RegionThis is the CAP-USAF component assigned to MERUSAFAll
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MERMiddle East RegionCAP
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MOAMemorandum of Agreement
Formal agreeement between two organizations that does not involve financial obligation
CAP
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MOUMemorandum of UnderstandingFormal agreeement between two organizations that includes a financial obligationCAP
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NCOANon-Commissioned Officer AcademyCAPCP
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NCSANational Cadet Special ActivityCAPCP
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NOCNational Operations CenterCAP's emergency operations center that authorizes CAP missionsCAPES
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NRCCNational Response Coordination CenterFEMA response center to integrate Federal and Non-Governmental Agency response to disastersFEMAES
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NSCNational Staff CollegeCAPPD
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OPCONOperational Control
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OPEXOperational ExerciseExercise that is geared to test specific function or skill set or groupFEMAES
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OPROffice of Primary Responsibility
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Ops QualsOperations QualificationsModule in eServices to track Emergency Services and flight qualificationsCAPES & DO
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ORMOperational Risk ManagementAlso called RM-Risk ManagementCAPSE
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ORMSOrganizational Resource Management SystemCAP database to track equipment, vehicles, and aircraftCAPLG, DC, DO
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PLSPoint Last SeenPoint where target was actually seenSAR AgenciesES
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POAProbability of AreaProbability that a search target is in a specified areaSAR AgenciesES
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POCPoint of Contact
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PODProbability of DetectionProbability that a search target will be found if it is in the search areaSAR AgenciesES
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PODSPoint of Distribution System
Location during disaster response where residents can pick up food, water, and supplies.
FEMAES
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PODSPoints of DispensingLocation during disaster response where residents can pick up medications.
Fairfax Co Medical Reserve Corps
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POSProbability of SuccessProbability based on combination of POD and POASAR AgenciesES
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POVPersonally Owned VehiclesVehicles owned by membersCAPLG
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RCLSRegion Cadet Leadership SchoolCAPCP
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REDCAPA real world CAP missionMay be any real mission (not exercise) assigned by AFRCC or the NOCCAP
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RMRisk ManagementAlso called Operational Risk ManagementCAPSE
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RONRemain OvernightModule in WMIRS for approval to fund lodging and per diem (food) during a missionCAPES
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ROWRest of the WorldArea outside search areaSAR AgenciesES
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RSCRegion Staff CollegeCAPPD
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SARSearch and RescueCAPES
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SARSuspicious Activity ReportingUsed by DHS and law enforcementDHS
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SAREXSearch and Rescue ExercisePractice search and rescue missionCAPES
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SIRSSafety Information Reporting SystemCAPSE
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SQTRSpecialty Qualification Training RecordForm to track Emergency Services qualificationsCAPES
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TSAThe Spaatz AssociationCAPCP
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TTXTable-top ExerciseExercise that is restricted to management and may range quite a bit by type.FEMAES
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TUVTemporary Use VehiclesVehicles rented or borrowed by CAPCAPLG
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UDFUrban Direction FindingMission to locate Emergency Locator Transmitters (aircraft beacons)CAPES
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USAFUnited States Air Force
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VAWGVirginia WingCAP
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VDEMVirginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia state agency responsible for search and rescue, state support in disasters, etc.
VDEMES
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VDOAVirginia Department of AviationVirginia state agencyVDOADO
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