Friday, January 28, 2005

PT, speaking and more acronyms

This past week was fun in the mornings since we now have a Master Fitness Expert. Just think of a milder and nicer version of Lee Emery mixed with the latest physical fitness expert. When he said “You will experience muscle failure this morning and that is my intention” I knew it was going to be an enjoyable hour. We did the stretching, then cardio of wind sprints-regular and running sideways, then lots of different variations of push-ups and crunches. I was sore at breakfast afterwards. Next week we will start hand to hand sparing. I can not wait to take my next APFT; maybe I will be able to get the same score when I finish basic training.

Every morning one of the smarter Specialist of the unit drills us on how to speak Dari and Pashto. We are at beginning learning how to say hello, thank you and other basic words. It sounds like my old Spanish class in high school, “Now everybody say….”


DCG-S Deputy Commanding General-Support
DPW Department of Public Works
DSPO Director of Security Plans and Operations
EAD Earliest Arrival Date
ECP Entry Control Point
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EST Effects Support Team
EUCOM European Command (USEUCOM)
FATA Federally Administered Tribal Areas
FDO Foreign Disclosure Officer
FDR Foreign Disclosure Representative
FET Facilities Engineer Team
FI Finance
FPOC Force Protection Operations Center
FRF Forward Response Force
GNN Global News Network (Exercise Network)
HIG Hizb-I Islami Gulbuddin
ISAF International Security Assistance Force
ITGA Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan
JARB Joint Acquisition Review Board
JDOC Joint Defense Operations Center
JEMB Joint Electoral Management Board
JFCOM Joint Forces Command
JFUB Joint Facilities Utilization Board
JIF Joint Interrogation Facility
JISE Joint Intelligence Support Element
JLC Joint Logistics Command
JLENS Joint Land Elevated Netted System
JMC Joint Maneuver Command
JOC Joint Operations Center
KAF Kandahar Air Field
KBR Kellogg, Brown, and Root (Contractor)
KMO Knowledge Management Officer
LN Local National (May not be utilized)
LAD Latest Arrival Date
LRSD Long Range Surveillance Team
LTF Logistics Task Force
MARCENT US Marine Corps Central Command
MCT Movement Control Team
MDDT Mine Detection Dog Team
MMC Material Management Center
MMSO Maneuver & Mobility Support Operations (outside wire)
MRF Mobile Response Force (MPs)
M-STAR Man-Portable Surveillance Target Acquisition Radar
M-VACIS Military-Vehicle And Cargo Inspection System
MWD Military Working Dog
MWR Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
NTP Notice To Proceed
NTV Non Tactical Vehicle
OCF Other Coalition Forces
ODA Other Defense Agency
OGA Other Government Agency
OMC-A Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan
OPG Operations Planning Group
OSI Office of Special Investigations (Air Force) Like CID

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