Military Terms and Acronyms Every Military Spouse Should Know

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Military Acronyms

MSCMilitary Sealift Command is an organization that controls the replenishment and military transport ships of the United States Navy. MSC employees are NOT active duty members of the military, but Military Sealift Command plays a critical role in support of our nation’s defense. More than 40% of the Military Sealift Command’s workforce is prior military.

OHAOverseas Housing Allowance is a cost-reimbursement allowance for service members who lease privately owned housing in overseas locations. OHA includes three separate components: rent, utilities/recurring maintenance and a Move-in Housing Allowance. OHA is paid in U.S. dollars but rent, utilities and move-in payments are typically paid in foreign currency.

Military Terms

Brigade – A brigade consists of a few battalions and anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 soldiers. A colonel is generally in command. For historical reasons, armor and Ranger units of brigade size are called regiments, and the equivalent Special Forces units are called groups. In 2016, the Army reorganized its brigades into brigade combat teams, which are autonomous modular brigades that most commonly include one combat arms brigade and its assigned support and fire units. ~ US Dept of Defense

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