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Military Words/Terms Beginning with the Letter P

Military Words/Terms Beginning with the Letter P

P-3 programs
P-3

P-day
P-day

PA
PA

pace setter
pace setter

pace
pace

packaged forces
packaged forces

packaged petroleum product
packaged petroleum product

packup kit
packup kit

padding
padding

PAG
PAG

pallet
pallet

palletized load system flatrack
palletized load system flatrack

palletized load system
palletized load system

palletized unit load
palletized unit load

pan
pan

pancake
pancake

panel code
panel code

panoramic camera
panoramic camera

PAR
PAR

parachute deployment height
parachute deployment height

paradrop
paradrop

parallactic angle
parallactic angle

parallax difference
parallax difference

parallel chains of command
parallel chains of command

parallel classification
parallel classification

parallel sheaf
parallel sheaf

parallel staff
parallel staff

paramilitary forces
paramilitary forces

paraphrase
paraphrase

pararescue team
pararescue team

parlimentaire
parlimentaire

parrot
parrot

part number
part number

partial mission capable
partial mission capable

partial mission capable, maintenance
partial mission capable, maintenance

partial mission capable, supply
partial mission capable, supply

partial mobilization
partial mobilization

partial storage monitoring
partial storage monitoring

partisan warfare
partisan warfare

pass time
pass time

pass
pass

passage of lines
passage of lines

passenger mile
passenger mile

passive air defense
passive air defense

passive communications satellite
passive communications satellite

passive defense
passive defense

passive homing guidance
passive homing guidance

passive mine
passive mine

passive or responsive public affairs policy
passive or responsive public affairs policy

passive
passive

password
password

pathfinder drop zone control
pathfinder drop zone control

pathfinder landing zone control
pathfinder landing zone control

pathfinders
pathfinders

patient
patient

patrol
patrol

pattern bombing
pattern bombing

pattern laying
pattern laying

payload (missile)
payload (missile)

payload build-up (missile and space)
payload build-up (missile and space)

payload integration (missile and space)
payload integration (missile and space)

payload
payload

PE
PE

peace building
peace building

peace enforcement
peace enforcement

peace operations
peace operations

peacekeeping
peacekeeping

peacemaking
peacemaking

peacetime force materiel assets
peacetime force materiel assets

peacetime force materiel requirement
peacetime force materiel requirement

peacetime materiel consumption and losses
peacetime materiel consumption and losses

peak overpressure
peak overpressure

pecuniary liability
pecuniary liability

pencil beam
pencil beam

penetration (air traffic control)
penetration (air traffic control)

penetration (intelligence))
penetration (intelligence)

penetration aids
penetration aids

penetration
penetration

percentage clearance
percentage clearance

perception management
perception management

perimeter defense
perimeter defense

periodic intelligence summary
periodic intelligence summary

peripheral war
peripheral war

perishable cargo
perishable cargo

perishable target
perishable target

permafrost
permafrost

permanent echo
permanent echo

permissive action link
permissive action link

permissive environment
permissive environment

Pershing
Pershing

persistency
persistency

persistent agent
persistent agent

Person Authorized to Direct Disposition of Remains
Person Authorized to Direct Disposition of Remains

Person Eligible to Receive Effects
Person Eligible to Receive Effects

personal effects
personal effects

personal locator beacon
personal locator beacon

personal property
personal property

personnel increment number
personnel increment number

personnel reaction time (nuclear)
personnel reaction time (nuclear)

personnel recovery
personnel recovery

personnel security investigation
personnel security investigation

personnel
personnel

perspective grid
perspective grid

petroleum intersectional service
petroleum intersectional service

petroleum, oils, and lubricants
petroleum, oils, and lubricants

PFDB
PFDB

PGM
PGM

Phalanx
Phalanx

Phantom II
Phantom II

phantom order
phantom order

phase line
phase line

phases of military government
phases of military government

Phoenix
Phoenix

phonetic alphabet
phonetic alphabet

phoney minefield
phoney minefield

PHOTINT
PHOTINT

photo interpretation key
photo interpretation key

photo nadir
photo nadir

photoflash bomb
photoflash bomb

photoflash cartridge
photoflash cartridge

photogrammetric control
photogrammetric control

photogrammetry
photogrammetry

photographic coverage
photographic coverage

photographic intelligence
photographic intelligence

photographic interpretation
photographic interpretation

photographic panorama
photographic panorama

photographic reading
photographic reading

photographic scale
photographic scale

photographic sortie
photographic sortie

photographic strip
photographic strip

photomap
photomap

physical characteristics
physical characteristics

physical security
physical security

pictomap
pictomap

pictorial symbolization
pictorial symbolization

PID
PID

pier
pier

Pierson-Moskowitz scale
Pierson-Moskowitz scale

pigeon
pigeon

pillbox
pillbox

pilot's trace
pilot's trace

PIN
PIN

pinpoint photograph
pinpoint photograph

pinpoint target
pinpoint target

pinpoint
pinpoint

pipeline
pipeline

pitch angle
pitch angle

pitch
pitch

PK
PK

plan for landing
plan for landing

plan identification number
plan identification number

plan information capability
plan information capability

plan position indicator
plan position indicator

planimetric map
planimetric map

planned airlift requests
planned airlift requests

planned target (nuclear)
planned target (nuclear)

planned target
planned target

planning directive
planning directive

planning factor
planning factor

planning factors data base
planning factors data base

planning order
planning order

planograph
planograph

plant equipment
plant equipment

plastic range
plastic range

plastic zone
plastic zone

plate
plate

platform drop
platform drop

plot
plot

PLS
PLS

PMC
PMC

PMCM
PMCM

PMCS
PMCS

PO
PO

POD
POD

POE
POE

pogo
pogo

point defense
point defense

point designation grid
point designation grid

point of impact
point of impact

point of no return
point of no return

point target
point target

point to point sealift
point to point sealift

pointee-talkee
pointee-talkee

poised mine
poised mine

POL
POL

polar coordinates
polar coordinates

polar coordinates
polar coordinates

polar plot
polar plot

Polaris
Polaris

political intelligence
political intelligence

political warfare
political warfare

politico-military gaming
politico-military gaming

pool
pool

popeye
popeye

port capacity
port capacity

port complex
port complex

port designator
port designator

port evacuation of cargoes
port evacuation of cargoes

port evacuation of shipping
port evacuation of shipping

port of debarkation
port of debarkation

port of embarkation
port of embarkation

port security
port security

port
port

POS
POS

Poseidon
Poseidon

position defense
position defense

positional defense
positional defense

positive control
positive control

positive identification and radar advisory zone
positive identification and radar advisory zone

positive phase of the shock wave
positive phase of the shock wave

Posse Comitatus Act
Posse Comitatus Act

possible
possible

post hostilities period
post hostilities period

postattack period
postattack period

poststrike reconnaissance
poststrike reconnaissance

pounce
pounce

power projection
power projection

PPI gauge
PPI gauge

PR
PR

practice mine
practice mine

pre-ignition (nuclear weapons)
pre-ignition (nuclear weapons)

pre-launch survivability
pre-launch survivability

prearranged fire
prearranged fire

preassault operation
preassault operation

precautionary launch
precautionary launch

precautionary SAR/CSAR
precautionary SAR/CSAR

precautionary search and rescue/combat search and rescue
precautionary search and rescue/combat search and rescue

precedence
precedence

precession
precession

precise frequency
precise frequency

precise time
precise time

precision approach
precision approach

precision bombing
precision bombing

precision-guided munitions
precision-guided munitions

precursor chemical
precursor chemical

precursor front
precursor front

precursor sweeping
precursor sweeping

predicted fire
predicted fire

predominant height
predominant height

preemptive attack
preemptive attack

preemptive war
preemptive war

preflight inspection
preflight inspection

preinitiation
preinitiation

prelanding operations
prelanding operations

preliminary communications search
preliminary communications search

preliminary demolition target
preliminary demolition target

preliminary movement schedule
preliminary movement schedule

preload loading
preload loading

premature dud
premature dud

preparation fire
preparation fire

preplanned air support
preplanned air support

preplanned mission request
preplanned mission request

preplanned nuclear support
preplanned nuclear support

preposition
preposition

prepositioned war reserve materiel requirement, balance
prepositioned war reserve materiel requirement, balance

prepositioned war reserve materiel requirement, protectable
prepositioned war reserve materiel requirement, protectable

prepositioned war reserve requirement
prepositioned war reserve requirement

prepositioned war reserve stock
prepositioned war reserve stock

prescribed nuclear load
prescribed nuclear load

prescribed nuclear stockage
prescribed nuclear stockage

preset guidance
preset guidance

Presidential Callup
Presidential Callup

Presidential Selected Reserve Callup Authority
Presidential Selected Reserve Callup Authority

pressure altimeter
pressure altimeter

pressure breathing
pressure breathing

pressure front
pressure front

pressure mine circuit
pressure mine circuit

pressure mine
pressure mine

pressure suit
pressure suit

pressure-altitude
pressure-altitude

pressurized cabin
pressurized cabin

prestrike reconnaissance
prestrike reconnaissance

prevention of stripping equipment
prevention of stripping equipment

prevention
prevention

preventive deployment
preventive deployment

preventive diplomacy
preventive deployment

preventive maintenance
preventive maintenance

preventive war
preventive war

prewithdrawal demolition target
prewithdrawal demolition target

PRF
PRF

PriFly
PriFly

primary aircraft authorization
primary aircraft authorization

primary aircraft inventory
primary aircraft inventory

primary censorship
primary censorship

primary control officer
primary control officer

primary control ship
primary control ship

primary flight control
primary flight control

primary imagery dissemination system
primary imagery dissemination system

primary imagery dissemination
primary imagery dissemination

primary interest
primary interest

primary operating stocks
primary operating stocks

primary review authority
primary review authority

primary target
primary target

prime mover
prime mover

primed charge
primed charge

principal items
principal items

principal operational interest
principal operational interest

principal parallel
principal parallel

principal plane
principal plane

principal point
principal point

principal scale
principal scale

principal vertical
principal vertical

print reference
print reference

printing size of a map or chart
printing size of a map or chart

prior permission
prior permission

priority designator
priority designator

priority intelligence requirements
priority intelligence requirements

priority message
priority message

priority national intelligence objectives
priority national intelligence objectives

priority of immediate mission requests
priority of immediate mission requests

priority of preplanned mission requests
priority of preplanned mission requests

priority system for mission requests for tactical reconnaissance
priority system for mission requests for tactical reconnaissance

priority
priority

prisoner of war branch camp
prisoner of war branch camp

prisoner of war camp
prisoner of war camp

prisoner of war censorship
prisoner of war censorship

prisoner of war compound
prisoner of war compound

prisoner of war enclosure
prisoner of war enclosure

prisoner of war personnel record
prisoner of war personnel record

prisoner of war
prisoner of war

private voluntary organizations
private voluntary organizations

proactive measures
proactive measures

proactive mine countermeasures
proactive mine countermeasures

probability of damage
probability of damage

probability of detection
probability of detection

probable error deflection
probable error deflection

probable error height of burst
probable error height of burst

probable error range
probable error range

probable error
probable error

probable
probable

probably destroyed
probably destroyed

probe
probe

procedural control
procedural control

procedure turn
procedure turn

procedure word
procedure word

procedure
procedure

processing
processing

proclamation
proclamation

procurement lead time
procurement lead time

procurement
procurement

producer countries
producer countries

production base
production base

production lead time
production lead time

production logistics
production logistics

production loss appraisal
production loss appraisal

production
production

proficiency training aircraft
proficiency training aircraft

profile
profile

proforma
proforma

program aircraft
program aircraft

program manager
program manager

program of nuclear cooperation
program of nuclear cooperation

Programmed Forces
Programmed Forces

progress payment
progress payment

prohibited area
prohibited area

project manager
project manager

project
project

projected map display
projected map display

projectile
projectile

projection print
projection print

projection
projection

proliferation (nuclear weapons)
proliferation (nuclear weapons)

prompt radiation
prompt radiation

pronto
pronto

propaganda
propaganda

propellant
propellant

propelled mine
propelled mine

property account
property account

property
property

proportional navigation
proportional navigation

protected frequency
protected frequency

protected site
protected site

protection of shipping
protection of shipping

protective clothing
protective clothing

protective minefield
protective minefield

prototype
prototype

provisioning
provisioning

Prowler
Prowler

proword
proword

proximity fuze
proximity fuze

prudent limit of endurance
prudent limit of endurance

prudent limit of patrol
prudent limit of patrol

pseudopursuit navigation
pseudopursuit navigation

PSRC
PSRC

PSRC
PSRC

psychological consolidation activities
psychological consolidation activities

psychological operations
psychological operations

psychological warfare
psychological warfare

PSYOP
PSYOP

public affairs assessment
public affairs assessment

public affairs ground rules
public affairs ground rules

public affairs guidance
public affairs guidance

public affairs
public affairs

public information
public information

public
public

pull-up point
pull-up point

pulse code
pulse code

pulse duration
pulse duration

pulse repetition frequency
pulse repetition frequency

pulsejet
pulsejet

pulsing
pulsing

punch
punch

purchase description
purchase description

purchase notice agreements
purchase notice agreements

purchase
purchase

purchasing office
purchasing office

purple
purple

pursuit
pursuit

PVO
PVO

pyrotechnic delay
pyrotechnic delay

pyrotechnic
pyrotechnic

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