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U.S. Marines in Vietnam the Advisory and Combat Assistance Era 1954-1964

U.S. Marines in Vietnam the Advisory and Combat Assistance Era 1954-1964

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AHOC

Aviatios Headquarters Operations

MAW

Marine Aircraft Wing

Center

MEB

Marine Expeditionary Brigade

ARVN

Army of The Republic of Vietnam

MEU

Marine Expeditionary Unit

ASOC

Air Support Operations Center

MR

Military Region

BLT

Battalion Landing Team

NLF

National Liberation Front

CG

Civil Guard

OJT

On-The-Job Training (Program)

ChMAAG

Chief, Military Assistance Advisory

PAVN

Peoples Army of Vietnam

Group

PF

Popular Forces

CIDG

Civilian Irregular Defense Group

RF

Regional Forces

CinCPac

Commander in Chief, Pacific

RLT

Regimental Landing Team

CIP

Counter Insurgency Plan

RSSZ

Rung Sat Special Zone

ComUSMACV

Commander, U.S. Military Assistance

RVN

Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

Command, Vietnam

RVNAF

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

COSVN

Central Office for South Vietnam

SAR

Search and Rescue

CTZ

Corps Tactical Zone

SDC

Self Defense Corps

DMZ

Demilitarized Zone

SEATO

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization

DRV

Democratic Republic of Vietnam

SLF

Special Landing Force

(North Vietnam)

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation (system)

FAC

Forward Air Controller

TAFDS

Tactical Airfield Fuel Dispensing

FEC

French Expeditionary Corps

System

FMFPac

Fleet Marine Force, Pacific

TERM

Temporary Equipment Recovery

GCA

Ground Controlled Approach (system)

Mission

GVN

Government of Vietnam (South

TRIM

Training Relations Instruction Mission

Vietnam)

USMAAG (MAAG)U.S. Military As'sistance Advisory

HMM

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron

Group

ICC

International Control Commission

USMACThai

U.S. Military Assistance Command,

JCS

Joint Chiefs of Staff

Thailand

JGS

Joint General Staff (Vietnamese)

USOM

U.S. Operations Mission

JRO

Job Related Orientation (Program)

VC

Viet Cong

JTF

Joint Task Force

VMGR

Marine Aerial Refueler Transport

LSG

Logistics Support Group

Squadron

MABS

Marine Air Base Squadron

VNA

Vietnamese National Army

MAG

Marine Aircraft Group

VNAF

Vietnamese Air Force

MATCU

Marine Airfield Traffic Control Unit

VNMC

Vietnamese Marine Corps

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