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A list of some common military acronyms that appear in "A Company of Soldiers" and on the Web site.

AIF

Anti-Iraq forces

CPA

Coalition Provisional Authority

EOD

Explosive ordinance device

FOB

Forward-operating base

HV

Humvee

ID

Infantry Division

IED

Improvised explosive device

ING

Iraqi National Guard

IP

Iraqi police

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MP

Military police

NCO

Non-commissioned officer

QRF

Quick reaction force

ROE

Rules of engagement

RPG

Rocket-propelled grenade

TTP

Tactic, technique, procedure

VBID, VBIED

Vehicle-borne explosive device, vehicle-borne improvised explosive device

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posted feb. 22, 2005

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