396 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
3M Maintenance and Material Management (3M System)
3MC Maintenance Material Management Coordinator
AA Airman Apprentice
AAW Anti-Air warfare
AB Aviation Boatswain's Mate
ABE Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching and Recovery)
ABF Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels)
ABH Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Aircraft Handling)
AC Air Controlman
ACR Armored cruiser
AD Aviation Machinist's Mate
ADSW Active Duty Special Work [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically 6-months in duration]
ADT Active Duty Training [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically more than 30 days but less than 6 months]
AE Aviation Electrician's Mate
AF Aviation Photographer's Mate
AFC Aviation Fire Control
AFCM Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
AFFF Aqueous film forming foam
AG Aerographer's Mate
AIMD Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (or Detachment)
AK Aviation Storekeeper
ALPO Assistant Lead Petty Officer
AM Aviation Structural Mechanic
AMMRL Aviation Maintenance Material Readiness List
AMO Assistant Maintenance Officer
AN Airman
AO Aviation Ordnanceman
AOW Auxilliaryman of the Watch
AR Airman Recruit
ASAU Air Search and Attack Unit
ASUW Anti-surface warfare
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
ASW Anti-Air warfare
ASW Auxiliary SeaWater system
ASWO Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer
AT Aviation Electronics Technician
AT Annual Training [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically less than 30 days]
AUTEC Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center
AUXO Auxiliaries Officer
AVGAS AViation Gasoline
AWCS Assistant Work Center Supervisor
AWOL Absent without leave[NB 1]
AZ Aviation Maintenance Administrationman
BB Battleship
BCD Bad Conduct Discharge (also colloquially known as "Big Chicken Dinner")
BCGs Birth Control Glasses
BJOQ Blue Jacket of the Quarter
BJOY Blue Jacket of the Year
BM Boatswain's Mate
BMOW Boatswain's Mate of the Watch