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 commands leave program,
chargeable to the members leave account.
Annual leave is also called ordinary leave, as
distinguished from emergency leave and/or
APATHY Unconcern or lack of interest.
APOD Area port of debarkation.
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.
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
ARTM Availability reporting and tracking module.
ASROC Antisubmarine rocket.
ASVAB Armed Services
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
AT Annual training.
ATF Advanced technical field.
ATTITUDE A manner of acting, feeling, or
thinking that shows ones disposition.
AUTHORIZED The giving of permission before an
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
BAS Basic allowance for subsistence. BAS is a
cash allowance, by law payable to officers at all
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.