CAP (Combat Air Patrol): An aircraft patrol provided over an objective area, over the force protected, over the critical area of a combat zone, or over an air defense area, for the purpose of intercepting and destroying hostile aircraft before they reach their target. Combat air patrols applied to both overland and over water operations in order to protect aircraft, fixed and mobile sites on land, and ships at sea. Known by the acronym CAP, it typically entails fighters flying a tactical pattern around or screening a defended target, while looking for incoming attackers. Effective CAP patterns may include aircraft positioned at both high and low altitudes, so as to shorten response times when the attack is detected.
Casevac (Casualty Evacuation): Acronym used for calling in a rescue vehicle to retrieve wounded personnel.
ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival): Often used in the COG Navy and Air Corps. Acronym for inquiring how long it would take before a vessel or aircraft would arrive at a given location.
EZ (Extraction Zone): Acronym for military aircraft to evacuate personnel, mainly soldiers, civilians and equipment, from an area.
FAC (Forward Air Controller): A provision of guidance for close air support, intended to ensure that the attack hits the intended target and does not injure friendly troops.
FDC (Fire Direction Control): Acronym that details an element of a command post in which personnel work to help support effective tactical fire support by receiving targeting data and requests for fire support, then translates them into fire direction.
FUBAR (Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition): Acronym for when a situation was screwed and also said if needed to get out of the situation. An example of this was when Cpl. Damon Baird and Pvt. Augustus Cole helped survivors at KR Two-Four`s crash site. Baird radioed Marcus, saying "this whole situation is FUBAR".
KIA (Killed In Action): Acronym for a soldier who has been killed in combat or military operations. An example of this was when Marcus informed Control of Lieutenant Minh Young Kim's death during the Lightmass Offensive.
LZ (Landing Zone): Abbreviation and term that mainly refers to a specific area for a vehicle, such as a helicopter, to land for either deploying and/or landing forces, as well as the pick-up of personnel.
MEZ (Marinetime Exclusion Zone): The zone around a navy base, island, or shoreline that is off-limits to all vessels without clearance.
MIA (Missing In Action): Acronym for a soldier, or other military personnel, who have gone missing in the field of battle.
MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain): A COG military term for urban combat.
POW (Prisoner Of War): Acronym for a soldier that was captured by the enemy in a war.
RTB (Return to Base): An order that requests units in the field to return to a military base.
RV (Rendezvous): Acronym meaning to meet at an agreed time and place.
SOP (Standard Operating Procedure/Standing Operating Procedure): Both were used in a variety of different contexts: healthcare, education, industry, military, etc. In military terminology, it is used to describe a procedure or set of procedures to perform a given operation or evolution or in reaction to a given event. There is a popular misconception that SOPs are standardized. However, the very nature of an SOP is that it is not standardized across a large military element (such as a corps or division) but rather describes the unique operating procedure of a smaller unit (such as a battalion or company) within that larger element. To say that the operating procedure in question is "standing" indicates that it is in effect until further notice, at which time it may be amended or dissolved.
En-COG (Coalition of Ordered Governments Engineers): The combat engineers that served the COG.
COGDRA (Coalition of Ordered Governments Defense Research Agency): Acronym used to refer to the Defense Research Agency. The DRA studied, researched and even developed advanced military technology for the COG Armed Forces.
EM (Emergency Management): An organization of the COG Federal Government responsible for large-scale emergencies that erupted during a chaotic period. They provided medical services, evacuated military personnel and civilians, provided immediate support and relief in an area, and reported events to other support organizations.
EBA (East Barricade Academy): A section of Ephyra. The EBA housed the R.L Sterling Conservatory, a military academy and Adam Fenix's Estate.
ENS (Endeavor Naval Shipyard): A COG naval shipyard located in Halvo Bay. It was evacuated after various Locust incursions in 12 A.E. All of the fuel was burned and the remaining ships were sunk or scuttled to prevent its capture.
VNB (Vectes Naval Base): A COG naval base located on Vectes island. It was supported by the town of Pelruan on the other side of the island. After E-Day, it was cut off from the rest of Sera until the remnant of the COG arrived to seek refuge.
LAV (Light Armored Vehicle): A medium armored vehicle designed, used and deployed on the battlefield for direct combat situations, including supporting and escorting friendly forces, as well as general combat against enemy forces.
KR: Used as a short hand acronym for King Raven.
RR: Acronym referring to the type of King Raven used during the Pendulum Wars.