Glossary - H to L



HA – humanitarian assistance
HACC – Humanitarian Assistance Coordination Center
HAF – Helicopter Assault Force
HAHO – High Altitude High Opening 
HAJJ – Pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia 
HALO – High Altitude Low Opening 
HAR – Helicopter Air Refueling 
HAST – Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team 
HAT – HAZMAT Assessment Team/ Hazb al-Takrir al-Islami
HAV – heavily armored vehicle
HAZCON – Hazardous Condition
HAZMAT – Hazardous Materials
HC – cargo helicopter
HCA – humanitarian civil affairs
HDBT – hard and deeply buried target
HDR – humanitarian daily ration
HE – high explosive
HEAT – high-explosive anti-tank
helo - helicopter
HET – heavy equipment transporter; human exploitation team (USMC); HUMINT Exploitation Team
HEV - Hardened Engineer Vehicle (USMC) (10-seat, 4x4 or 16-seat, 6x6 Cougar)
HF – High Frequency
HG - Hand Grenade
HH – general-purpose helicopter
HIG – Hezb e-islamic Gulbhuddin (Hekmatyer)
HIR – Hostile Incident Report 
HMG – Heavy Machine Gun 
HMMWV – highly-mobile, medium-weight vehicle (M-113)
HN – host nation
HNS – host nation support
HOA – Horn of Africa 
HOC – humanitarian operations center
HPAC – Hazard Prediction and Assessment Capability 
HPG – helicopter procedure guide
HPT – High-Payoff Target
HPTL – High-Payoff Target List
HQ – headquarters
HRC – High Risk of Capture 
HRIC – Helmand River Insurgent Complex
HSS – health service support
HTB – Hostile Taliban 
HUMINT – human intelligence
HVI – High Value Individual 
HVT, HVTS – high-value target(s)
I MEF – 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
I&W – indications and warnings
I2R – imaging infrared
IA – Information Assurance; Iraqi Army/Inter-Agency 
IA - Iraqi Army
IAC – International Assistance Center/Iraq Assistance Center 
IACC – international Assistance Coordination Center
IAD – Immediate Action Drills/ Integrated Air Defense 
IADS – integrated air defense systems
IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
IAF – Iraqi armed forces; Iraqi Air Force; Islamic Army of Iraq (terrorists)
IAG (P) – Iraqi Assistance Group (Provisional)
IAI - Islamic Army of Iraq
IANM – Information Assurance Network Manger
IAO – Information Assurance Officer
IASD – Iraqi Association of Securities Dealers 
IASO – Information Assurance Security Officer
IATT – Iraqi army training team
IAVA – Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert
IAW – in accordance with
IAWG – Interagency Working Group
IBA – interceptor body armor
IBOS - Intelligence battlefield operating system
IBP – Iraqi border patrol/Iraqi Border Police
ICAM – Improvised Chemical Agent Monitor
ICBM – intercontinental ballistic missile
ICDC - Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (now ING)
ICDF – Iraqi Coastal Defense Force
ICE – Iraqi Corps of Engineers
ICRC – International Committee of Red Cross
ICTF – Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Force (ISF)
ICW – in coordination with
ID – Iraqi dinar (ex. – 104 million ID); infantry division
IDAD – Internal Defense and Development 
IDC – Information dominance Center
IDF - indirect fire; Iraqi Defense Force
IDFSR - Indirect Fire Strike Report 
IDM – International Organization for Migration 
IDMT – Information Dissemination Management – Tactical 
IDO – information dissemination operations (team)
IDP – indigenous displaced personnel/Internally Displaced Persons 
IEBJ – Import and Export Bank of Jordan 
IEC – Iraqi Election Committee; Independent Electoral Commission
IECI – Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq
IED – improvised explosive device
IEDI – Independent Elections Committee - Iraq
IEDT – Iraqi Engineering Development Team
IEG – Iraqi Economic Governance
IF - Indirect Fire
IFC – intelligence fusion center
IFE – In Flight Emergency 
IFEST – Iraqi Forward Engineering Support Team
IFF –  Identification of Friend or Foe 
IGC – Iraqi Governing Council (see IIG)
IGFC – Iraqi government 
IGFC - Iraqi ground forces command
IGK – Islamic Group of Kurdistan 
IHP – Iraqi Highway Patrol (ISF)
II MEF – 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force
IIF – Iraqi Intervention Force (see IPS)
IIG – Interim Iraqi Government (see IGC)
IIP - Iraqi Islamic Party
IIP – Iraqi Islamic Party
IIR – Initial Impressions Report
IISR – Intrusive Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance 
IL-76 – Russian-made airlift plane (equivalent to U.S. C-141 Starlifter)
IM – Information Management
IMC – International Medical Corps 
IMEF – I Marine Expeditionary Force
IMINT – imagery intelligence
IMK – Islamic Movement of Kurdistan 
IMN – Iraqi Media Network
IMO – Information Management Officer
IMOJ – Iraqi Ministry Of Justice
IMOT – Iraqi Ministry of Transportation 
IMPACS – Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society
IMU – Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan 
IN – Infantry
IN – infantry; intelligence
INA – Iraqi National Assembly
INC – Iraqi National Congress; Iraqi National Conference; Interim National Council
IND – India ( country code) 
INF – infantry 
INFOCON – information condition; Information Operations Conditions
INFOSYS – Information Systems
ING - Iraqi National Guard
INIS – Iraqi National Intelligence Service
INJ - injured
INPC – Iraqi National Power Company
INSCOM – Intelligence and Security Command
INSCOM – United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
INT’L – international
INTEL, Intel – intelligence
INTF – Iraqi National Task Force
IO – information operations (info ops)
IO/CA – IO/civil affairs (patrol)
IOC – initial operational capability
IOM – International Organization for Migration 
IOT – in order to
IOTA - … (survey)
IOTAC - Information Operations Threat Analysis Center (AIA)
IOVAT – Information Operations Vulnerability Assessment Team
IOWG – information operations working group
IP – Iraqi Police; Internet Protocol
IPA – international police advisor; Iraqi Port Authority
IPAO – in-provisional action officer
IPB – intelligence preparation of the battlefield 
IPE – Information Preparation of the Environment
IPIP – International Public Information Program
IPLO – International Police Liaison Officer
IPR – In Progress Review 
IPRF – Iraqi Property reconciliation Facility 
IPS -  Iraqi Police Services
IPS - Iraqi police service
IPS – Iraqi Police Service
IPT – Islamic Party of Turkmenistan
IPW – Interrogation, Prisoner of War
IR – 6100 Infrared (IR) Satellite
IR – Information Requirement
IRAQ JHQ – Iraq Joint Headquarters 
IRC – International Red Cross
IRCS – Iraqi Red Crescent Society 
IRD – International Relief and Development 
IRGC - Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Iran)
IRMO – Iraqi Reconstruction Management Office
IRN – Iran (country code)
IRPS – Iraqi Riverine Patrol … (see RPD)
IRQ – Iraq (country code)
IRR – Iraqi Republican Railways
IRRF – Iraqi Relief & Reconstruction Fund
IRT – in regards to; in relation to
IO - information operation
IS – Information System
ISAF – International Security Assistance Force
ISB – Intermediate Staging Base
ISE – Intelligence Support Element 
ISF -  Iraqi Security Forces
ISF - Iraqi Security Forces
ISG – Iraq Survey Group (U.S.)
ISM – Information System Manager
ISO – in support of
ISOF – Iraqi Special Operations Forces
ISR – Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
IST – Iraqi Special Tribunal
ISTAR – intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance
ITA – Italy (country code)
ITC – Iraqi Transitional Council (see ITG)
ITG -  Iraqi Transitional Government
ITG – Iraqi Transitional Government (see ITC); Iraqi Transitional Group
ITO – Iraqi theater of operation
ITO – Iraqi theater of operations
ITOC – Iraqi Theater Operations Center
ITPC – Iraq Telephone and Postal Commission 
IVO - in vicinity of
IZ – Iraqi National; International Zone (formally the Green Zone)
IZR -  Iraqi Rejectionists (formerly SAR & SE)
JA/ATT – Joint Airborne/Air Transportability Training
JAG – judge advocate general
JAN, Jan – January
JARB – Joint Acquisition Review Board 
JAS – Jaysh al Mahdi (Mahdi Army/ Militia)
JASG-C – Joint Area Support Group – Central
JBCC – Joint Border Coordination Center
JCC -  Joint Coordination Center
JCCC – joint communications command center
JCCIMT – Joint Combat Camera Imagery Management Team 
JCCTS – joint combat camera transmission system
JCET – Joint Combined Exchanges for Training 
JCMA – joint COMSEC monitoring activity
JCMEB – Joint Civil Military Engineer Board
JCMEC -Joint Captured Munitions Exploitation Cell
JCMOTF – Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force
JCS – Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSE – Joint Communication Support Element
JDAM – Joint Direct-Attack Munitions
JDEC-B – Joint Document Exploitation Center – Baghdad
JDIC – Joint Defense Intelligence Center
JDLM – joint deployment logistics model
JFACC – Joint Forces Air Component Commander
JFC – Joint Force Commander
JFCCNW – Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare
JFLCC – Joint Forces Land Component Commander
JFMCC – Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander
JFSOCC – Joint Forces Special Operations Component Commander
JFUB – Joint Facilities Utilization Board 
JHQ – joint headquarters
JIACG – Joint Inter-Agency Coordination Group
JIATF-FRE – Joint Inter-Agency Task Force – Former Regime Elements
JIC – Joint Information Center
JIDC – Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center
JIEDDTF – Joint Improvised Explosive Device Detect Task Force
JIOC VAT - joint information operations center vulnerability assessment team
JMC – Joint Mobility Command 
JMD – joint manning document
JOA – joint operations area
JOC – joint operations center
JOPES – Joint Operation Planning & Execution System
JOR – Jordan (country code)
JOS – Joint Operational Stocks 
JP – Joint Publications
JPAS – Joint Precision Airdrop System
JPG – Joint Planning Group
JPOTF – Joint Psychological Operations Task Force
JRA – Joint Rear Area
JRFL – Joint Restricted Frequency List
JRT – Joint Regional Team 
JSC – Joint Spectrum Center
JSCAP – Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan 
JSCP – Joint Security Capabilities Plan
JSEAD – Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses
JSEP – Joint Strategic Engagement Plan
JSOA – Joint Special Operations Area 
JSOAC – Joint Special Operations Air Component 
JSOD_A – Joint Special Operations Detachment A
JSOTF – Joint Special Operations Task Force
JSPS – Joint Strategic Planning System
JSTAR – Joint System Threat Assessment Report
JSTARS – Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System
JTAC – Joint Tactical Air Control 
JTF – joint task force
JTF-CS – Joint Task Force – Civil Support
JTOT – Joint Technical Operations Team
JUL, Jul - July
JUN, Jun – June
JUO – joint urban operations
JVB – Joint Visitors Bureau
JWAC – Joint Warfighting Analysis Center
JWARN  - Joint Warning And Reporting 
JWICS – Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System
K – thousand (ex:  $70K = $70,000)
K-2 – Karshi-Khanabad
KAF – Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan 
KAZ – Kazakhstan (country code)
KBL -  Kirkuk Brotherhood List
KBR – Kellogg, Brown, & Root (contractor)
KDC – Kurdistan Development Corporation 
KDP -  Kurdistan Democratic Party
KDP – Kurdish Democratic Party
KDSP – Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party (Peshmerga)
KEN – Kenya (country code)
KGL - Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Co.
KGZ – Kyrgyzstan (country code)
KIA - killed in action
KIMP – Knowledge Information Management Plan
KIU - Kurdistan Islamic Union
KM, km – kilometer
KMTB - Kirkush Military Training Base
KMTB – Kirkush military training base
KNMB – Kabul Multi-National Brigade, Afghanistan 
KOMA – Kurdistan Organization for Mine Awareness 
KRAB – Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq
KRG – Kurdish Regional Government
KSA – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
KSC – Kurdistan Save the Children 
Kv or KV– kilovolt (i.e., kilowatt or Kw)
KWT – Kuwait (country code)
KYR – Kyrgyzstan
L&O – Law and Order
LAAD – low-altitude air defense
LACM – low-altitude cruise missile
LAD – latest arrival date
LAN – Local Area Network
LATAM – Latin American
LBN – Lebanon (country code)
LBV – load-bearing vest
LBY – Libya (country code)
LCMR – Light counter mortar radar
LCMR – lightweight counter-mortar radar
LCR – light cavalry regiment; Light Combat Regiment
LEA – law enforcement agency
LEP – locally employed personnel
LES – Leave Earnings Statement
LFX – Live Firing Exercise
LGB – laser-guided bomb
LGen – Lieutenant General (USMC)
LGP – Local Governance Program 
LIMDIS – limited distribution
LLSO – Low Level Source Operations 
LLVI – Low Level Voice Intercept
LN – local national
LNO - liaison officer; Logistics and Operations
LOA – letter of authority
LOAC – law of armed conflict
LOC – line of communication
LOC – Line of Communications
LOG, Log – logistics
LOGSTAR – logistics status report
LOJ - letter of justification
LOS – line of sight
LP – L… Propane
LPG – L… Propane Gas
LRAD – long-range acoustic device
LRAD3- Long Range Advance Scout Surveillance System
LRMC – Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
LRP – long-range planning
LRS – Long Range Surveillance
LRSD – Long Range Surveillance Detachment 
LRT – Logistics Readiness Team 
LSA – Life Support Area, Logistics Support Area
LSAA - LSA Anaconda
Lt Col – Lieutenant Colonel (USAF)
Lt Gen – Lieutenant General (USAF)
LTC – Lieutenant Colonel (US Army)
LtCol – Lieutenant Colonel (USMC)
LTF – Logistics Task Force 
LTG – Lieutenant General (US Army)
LU – Litter Urgent
LVRS – Lightweight Video Reconnaissance System 
LZ – Landing Zone


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