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Special Forces Glossary

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The Special Forces community and the military services in general use a multitude of words, phrases, and acronyms in its vocabulary, documentation, correspondence, and publications.  This glossary is intended to aid those unfamiliar with specific special operations terminology.

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WARNO.  Warning Order.

WARNORD.  Warning Order.

WATCHCON.  Watch Condition.

Weapons Man.  Slang for a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant or 18B.

WFF.  War Fighting Function.

WGS.  World Geodetic System.

WIA.  Wounded in Action.

WIC. Web Information Center.  A computer-based web application where SOF units could post information, reports and documents into selected folders.  Used in the early 2000s but use has discontinued for the most part.  Replaced by Microsoft SharePoint portals.

WMD.  Weapons of Mass Destruction.  What we didn't find in Iraq.

WP.  White Phosphorus.  As in WP grenade; sometimes referred to as "Willie Pete".  See white phosphorus by WikipediA.

WTU.  Warrior Transition Unit.  Don't go there!








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