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ADVANCE  PAYMENT–  Payment of pay (pay and allowances in certain cases) before it is earned. AEF– Advanced  electronics  field. AFB– Air Force base. AFFIDAVIT–   A  written  statement  made  on  oath before   a   notary   public   or   other   person authorized  to  administer  oaths. AFTA– Advanced first term avionics. AIS– Automated  Information  Systems. ALLOWANCE–   A  monetary  amount  paid  to  an individual  in  lieu  of  furnished  quarters, subsistence,  and  so  forth. AMC–  Air  Mobility  Command. ANNUAL LEAVE– Annual leave is leave granted in execution   of   a   command’s   leave   program, chargeable   to   the   member’s   leave   account. Annual  leave  is  also  called  ordinary  leave,  as distinguished   from   emergency   leave   and/or special leave. APATHY–  Unconcern or lack of interest. APOD–  Area   port   of   debarkation. When   a passenger travels by air, the port of debarkation is  the  destination  airport  where  the  traveler debarks   (leaves)   an   international/transoceanic flight.  When  a  passenger  travels  by  vessel,  the port  of  debarkation  is  the  place  at  which  the passenger leaves a vessel after the journey. APOE–  Area   port   of   embarkation. When   a passenger travels by air, the port of embarkation is   the   airport   where   the   traveler   boards   an international/transoceanic   flight   for   travel   to, from  or  between  points  outside  the  continental United   States   (CONUS). The   port   of embarkation  is  designated  in  the  port  call,  if applicable. When a passenger travels by vessel, the  port  of  embarkation  is  the  place  at  which the passenger boards a vessel for a journey of 24 hours  or  more  in  duration. APPROVED– The ratification or confirmation of an act already done. A R M E D    F O R C E S    O F    T H E    U N I T E D STATES–   This  includes  the  Army,  Navy,  Air Force,  Marine  Corps,  and  Coast  Guard,  and  all components   thereof. ARTM– Availability reporting and tracking module. ASROC– Antisubmarine  rocket. ASVAB–  Armed  Services Vocational   Aptitude Battery.  The  ASVAB  is  designed  primarily  for administration   to   potential   non-prior   service recruits  as  an  aid  in  determining  enlistment eligibility  and  eligibility  to  attend  class  “A” schools. AT– Annual training. ATF– Advanced  technical  field. ATTITUDE–   A   manner   of   acting,   feeling,   or thinking  that  shows  one’s  disposition. AUTHORIZED– The giving of permission before an act. AWOL– Absent  without  leave. BA– Billets authorized. BAQ–  Basic   allowance   for   quarters.   BAQ   is   an amount of money prescribed and limited by law that  an  officer  or  enlisted  member  receives  to pay     for     quarters     not     provided     by     the government. BAS–  Basic  allowance  for  subsistence.  BAS  is  a cash allowance, by law payable to officers at all times. BAS  helps  reimburse  them  for  the expense  of  subsisting  themselves.  For  enlisted personnel,  it  is  a  cash  allowance  payable  when rations  in  kind  are  not  available;  when  permitted to  ration  separately;  or  when  assigned  to  duty under  emergency  conditions  where  no  messing facilities of the United States are available. BASIC  PAY–   The  pay  of  an  officer  or  enlisted member  according  to  the  rank  and  longevity before   additional   amounts   are   added   for quarters, subsistence, flying status, overseas duty, and so on. AI-2

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