396 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
3MMaintenance and Material Management (3M System)
3MCMaintenance Material Management Coordinator
AAAirman Apprentice
AAWAnti-Air warfare
ABAviation Boatswain's Mate
ABEAviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching and Recovery)
ABFAviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuels)
ABHAviation Boatswain's Mate (Aircraft Handling)
ACAir Controlman
ACRArmored cruiser
ADAviation Machinist's Mate
ADSWActive Duty Special Work [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically 6-months in duration]
ADTActive Duty Training [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically more than 30 days but less than 6 months]
AEAviation Electrician's Mate
AFAviation Photographer's Mate
AFCAviation Fire Control
AFCMMaster Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman
AFFFAqueous film forming foam
AGAerographer's Mate
AIMDAircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (or Detachment)
AKAviation Storekeeper
ALPOAssistant Lead Petty Officer
AMAviation Structural Mechanic
AMMRLAviation Maintenance Material Readiness List
AMOAssistant Maintenance Officer
ANAirman
AOAviation Ordnanceman
AOWAuxilliaryman of the Watch
ARAirman Recruit
ASAUAir Search and Attack Unit
ASUWAnti-surface warfare
ASVABArmed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
ASWAnti-Air warfare
ASWAuxiliary SeaWater system
ASWOAnti-Submarine Warfare Officer
ATAviation Electronics Technician
ATAnnual Training [U.S. Navy Reserves, type of orders, typically less than 30 days]
AUTECAtlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center
AUXOAuxiliaries Officer
AVGASAViation Gasoline
AWCSAssistant Work Center Supervisor
AWOLAbsent without leave[NB 1]
AZAviation Maintenance Administrationman
BBBattleship
BCDBad Conduct Discharge (also colloquially known as "Big Chicken Dinner")
BCGsBirth Control Glasses
BJOQBlue Jacket of the Quarter
BJOYBlue Jacket of the Year
BMBoatswain's Mate
BMOWBoatswain's Mate of the Watch