USMC CAIA U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Combat
Aircrew Insignia Authorization. The Chief of
Naval Operations has approved the wearing of
this award on Navy uniforms. The insignia may
be worn in the same manner as other breast
insignia, similar to the Navys Aircrewman
The Combat Aircrew Insignia is
awarded to those Navy personnel assigned to
Marine Corps units as crewmembers and who
have flown in combat.
USNA United States Naval Academy.
USO United Services Organization.
VARIABLE REENLISTMENT BONUS Special pay
to an enlisted member with a critical skill, in
addition to a regular reenlistment bonus, under
provisions of 37 U.S.C 308g.
VEAP Veterans Educational Assistance Program.
The VEAP was a voluntary contributory
education benefit plan available to those
servicemembers who entered active duty on or
between 1 January 1977 and 30 June 1985. The
VEAP was terminated 1 April 1987.
VEGIB Vietnam Era GI Bill.
VFR Visual flight rules.
VGLI Veterans Group Life Insurance. The VGLI
was created by Public Law 93-289 and became
effective on 1 August 1974. VGLI is a 5-year
non-renewable term policy which has no cash,
loan, paid-up, or extended values. VGLI is
available to personnel who are released from
active duty, discharged, retired, and transferred
to the Fleet Reserve.
VHA Variable housing allowance.
intended for the purpose
servicemembers, entitled to a BAQ, to defray
housing costs when government quarters are not
VIETNAM ERA GI BILL (VEGIB) The VEGIB
was an educational assistance program available
to eligible individuals with service between 1
February 1955 and 31 December 1976. This
program was terminated on 31 December
VISA A visa is permission granted by the
government of a country to an alien to enter
that country and to remain for a specified
period of time. A visa is usually in the form of
an imprinted stamp affixed to one of the pages
of a passport.
WELLROUNDED INDIVIDUAL For the purpose
of this training manual, this term means that
you should be an individual who accomplishes
more than just what you are expected to
Being a well-rounded individual
also means that an individual should perform
beyond the realm of normal expectations.
Additionally, a well-rounded individual is an
individual who makes a difference in his or her
life and in the lives of others for the betterment
WAN Wide area network.
WO Warrant officer.
WRA Weapons replaceable assemblies.
XO Executive officer.