|| Advanced Base Functional Components (System). A complete system developed by the
Navy containing prefabricated structures, equipment, and packaging for advanced base
|| Crushed rock used with cement to form
|| Agency for International Development, which
provides resources for underdeveloped nations through the State Department.
|| Consists largely of deposits left
by flowing waters.
|| Aluminum matting used to construct runways.
It is designed to be portable and rapidly emplaced.
|| The original name of the country which is
now the Republic of Vietnam.
|| An excavating machine in which a bucket
is rigidly attached to a hinged boom and is drawn toward the machine in digging.
|Bailey panel bridge
|| A pre-engineered semiportable
tactical bridge of World War II vintage. Having its structural members above the roadway, the Bailey
is a continuous truss bridge joined beneath by flat panel transoms.
|| Barge, amphibious, resupply, cargo. A true
amphibian duplex-drive transporter. The largest LARC with a 40-ton capacity.
|| Base emergency engineering force
teams. Small Air Force detachments for construction of critical facilities.
|| An inflatable fuel container
|| Earth used in making fill for construction
|| Caribou Twin-engine utility aircraft designed
for short landings and takeoffs from unprepared landing areas.
|| Central Highways and Waterways Committee
of the government of Vietnam.
|| Commander in Chief, Pacific.
Traditionally a naval Commander, CINCPAC controls all service forces in the Pacific area and reports
directly to the joint Chiefs of Staff.
|| Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces,
who reports directly to CINCPAC.
|| Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. The
commander for ships afloat; he reports to CINCPAC.
|| Commander in Chief, U.S. Army,
Pacific. He is responsible to CINCPAC.
|| Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
|| device for combining chlorine with
water for sterilization.
|| Clamshell. A hinged-door bucket for a crane.
Also known as a grab bucket.
|| Soil compressed by rolling to reduce
surface volume in preparation for construction.
|| A reusable metal shipping container
designed for worldwide movement of military equipment through the cargo transporter service.
|| Piles and other timbers treated
with wood-tar distillate as a preservative.
|| Corps tactical zone. American military
divisions of Vietnam in four areas.
|| Directorate General of Highways. An office
of the government of Vietnam.
|Democratic Republic of
|| Communist North Vietnam.
|Depth of refusal
|| Depth at which terminal resistance is met
in driving operations.
|| performed by units not attached
maintenance to the using unit. A category of maintenance limited
to repair of end items or unserviceable assemblies on a return
to user basis. Formerly third echelon.
|| The Demilitarized Zone. A six-mile strip
which roughly parallels the Song Ben Hoi separating North from
|| Defense Supply Agency. The purchasing
agent for common supply items in the Department of Defense.
|| A clarifier used in water purification
units in conjunction with diatomite earth filters.
||A World War II and Korean building
|| That area between high- and low-water
|| Field Force, Vietnam. A flexible corps
level headquarters organization designed to control Army units
of all sizes. Became I Field Force August 1966.
|| Free World Military Assistance Forces.
Included at times: Australian battalions, Korean divisions, New
Zealand company-sized units, Philippine civic action group, and
|| A dredge using hydraulic suction pipes to
excavate bottom material into internal hoppers as opposed to
separate barges. This dredge can carry its own waste to a
dumping area. Unlike other plants, this one is self-propelled
and fully seaworthy.
|| Roads, canals, etc. as opposed to
vertical construction-dwellings, sheds, etc.
|| Former capital of Annamese Empire.
Ancient city considered cultural center for Vietnam. Scene of
bitter street fighting in 1968 Tet offensive.
|| A code name for naval river patrol
|| International Control Commission
established by 1954 Geneva Convention consisting of
representatives from Canada, India, and Poland.
|| I Corps Tactical Zone. The northernmost
provinces in South Vietnam.
|| I Field Force, Vietnam.
|| Joint Chiefs of Staff. Includes Chief of
Staff, Army; Chief of Staff, Air Force; Chief of Naval
Operations; Commandant of the Marine Corps; and the chairman.
This is a planning and advisory staff without command authority.
|| Joint General Staff. Vietnamese
equivalent of our JCS.
|| Joint Logistics Review Board.
Investigative body which met during 1969 to formulate
recommendations on logistics.
|| Singapore shipyard contracted for marine
|| Amphibian lighter. Duplex-drive amphibian
descendant of World War II DUKW. V series has 5-ton capacity, XV
series 15 tons. Also fitted for recovery.
|| A red ferruginous soil containing iron
|| Landing craft, mechanized.
|| Landing craft, utility.
|| Lines of Communications.
|| Landing ship, dock. Ship having a cargo
deck which carries amphibian transporters; to launch,
the cargo deck is flooded and the stern opens to the sea.
|| Landing zone.
|| Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. Established in February 1962 at Saigon from the
former Military Assistance Advisory Group.
|| III (Third) Marine Amphibious Force. USMC
headquarters formed in May 1965 from the former 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade to
control elements of 1st, 3d, 5th Marine Divisions and 1st Marine Air Wing.
|| Military Assistance Program controls sales of
American military equipment worldwide.
|Marine wood borers
|| Organisms which feed on wood
structures at and below water level and cause rapid structural decay.
|| Code name for naval coastal patrol
|| Military Construction, Army. An appropriation
specifically for new construction.
|| Naval mobile construction battalions.
|| Military Construction or construction
funded by MCA funds.
|| Main supply route.
|| Naval Forces, Vietnam. All naval forces
afloat and ashore in Vietnam.
|| Naval Support Activity. Consists of shore
facilities to support operations afloat and land based naval aircraft.
|| Operations and Maintenance, Army, funds. Appropriations for repair and maintenance of
|| Pacific Architects and Engineers.
|| Pacific Air Forces. All Air Force units in
Pacific area including 5th Air Force in Korea, 7th Air Force in Vietnam, etc.
|| Pacific Command. Unified command of CINCPAC,
CINCPACAF, CINCUSARPAC and commanded by CINCPAC.
|| A dredge in which a steel basket-shaped
cutter head surrounds the suction pipe intake. Pipelines carry
the bottom material ashore or overboard.
|| Rolled sheets of thin flexible plastic
used to cover soil and prevent erosion.
|| Petroleum, oil, and lubricants.
|| Suitable, safe, or ready for drinking.
|Prime BEEF teams
|| Air Force base emergency engineer forces.
|| A designation for specially expedited
repair parts and supplies having very high priority.
|| Air Force heavy repair squadron.
|| Large crushed and random-sized rock used
in construction without cement.
|| Contracting combine of Raymond, Morrison
Knudson, Brown and Root, and J. A. Jones.
|| Republic of Korea.
|| Short airfield for tactical support.
Portable runways and facilities for service, landings, and
takeoffs. Makes use of AM-2 panels and mobile command control
|| Sheet steel formed for pile driving and
designed to interlock forming retaining walls.
|| An electrical power ship. Tankers
withdrawn from Maritime Reserve Fleet and converted to
electrical power barges by Vinnell Corp. T-2 designates Maritime
Commission class size.
|| Petroleum storage area.
|| A contract that makes the contractor
responsible for all phases of the work, to include
administrative and logistical support from design through
completion of construction.
|| U.S. Army Engineer Construction Agency,
|| U.S. Army, Ryukyu Islands.
|| U.S. Army Materiel Command.
|| U.S. Army Procurement Agency,
Vietnam. Responsible for administering of all civilian contracts
and local outside purchases.
|| U.S. Army, Pacific.
|| U.S. Army, Vietnam. A
headquarters primarily responsible for logistics,
administration, and support for MACV.
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