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Unless you were in the military yourself, you may find yourself wondering what some of the bazillion acronyms and abbreviations mean on our site. We list them here for your reference. If you discover one we missed one — and we know we did — reach out and let us know what it is and where you found it!

ALICE: All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

Devil Dog: Nickname for a U.S. Marine originating in 1918

DSA: Defense Supply Agency

MARPPAT: Short for ‘MARine PATtern’

MFC: Military Fuel Canister

Mil-Spec: Military Specifications

MWC: Military Water Canister

OCP: Operational Camouflage Pattern

SNAFU: Situation Normal — All F*cked Up!