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Able Mable Deployment of RF-101C Voodoos to Vietnam
Absalon Express Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) directed and coordinated exercise.
Ace Card VII Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) directed and coordinated exercise.
Acid Test III Joint U.S. Canada winter tactical deployment exercise held in Alaska in 1970.
African Eagle Exercise (or Contingency), Morocco, 1997
Air Boy A classified Naval Air Systems Command effort concerned with electronic countermeasures.
Airlift Rodeo Excercise/Competition, AMC (was MAC), International Air Mobility Competition (airlift-tanker competition), biannual, since 1962, international since 1979, at Pope AFB, NC, until 1992; (R '94: Little Rock AFB, AS, R '96: ?, R '98: McChord AFB, WA, 06/21/1998-06/26/1998, R 2000: Pope AFB, NC, 05/07/2000-05/../2000)
Allied Force Operation, NATO, USA-led, attack on Serbia, part of Kosovo Campaign, 03/24/1999 - 06/10/1999
Allied Harbour Operation, NATO, USA-led, XXX, part of Kosovo Campaign, 04/04/1999 - 07/10/1999
Aloud India Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) exercise.
Aloud Series Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) directed and coordinated exercise.
Ample Train Exercise, United Kingdom, annual, 1997
Applied Falconry An experimental study at the University of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which may involve lasers or atomic weapons.
Aquacade US ELINT satellite, new designation of the platform previously known as Rhyolite
Aqua Dart Marine Corps program for underwater vehicles designed to transport reconnaissance swimmers or equipment for long distances.
Aquatone Initial program name for CIA-sponsored U-2
Arc Light OpOrd for B-52s from Andersen AFB, Guam, Kadena AB, and UTapao RTNB, bombing North Vietnames targets, 1965+
Arctic Candy OpOrd, see Burning Candy
Arctic Express A Joint Chiefs of Staff exercise.
Ardent Ground Exercise, NATO, Allied Forces Central Europe Mobile Forces, annual, live-fire, AG 2000: 05/01/2000 - 05/06/2000+, in Germany/Italy/Hungary
Arena Exchange Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) directed and coordinated exercise.
Argus ELINT satellite (advanced Rhyolite)
Arrow Express A NATO exercise in Denmark involving troops from nine countries to demonstrate quick deployment to the territory of any threatened member.
Ash Can An ERDA program of taking samples of the atmosphere from known geographical points at regular intervals of time and at altitudes between 80,000 and 135,000 feet. Balloon-borne and air-to-air recovered, the program monitors radioactivity by obtaining stratospheric air samples over a wide latitudinal range.
Assault Breaker A non-nuclear response to massed armor with radically increased kill effectiveness, and involves a near forward battle area surveillance aircraft with active and passive all-weather sensors for providing midcourse command guidance for standoff weapons. It is a DARPA concept.
Atlas Response Operation and JTF, for increased (humanitarian) assistance to flood-ravaged African nations (Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe), first people in country: 02/16/1000, JTF established: 03/06/2000, aerial operations ended: 03/26/2000, all personell to be back at home bases: 04/04/2000, 7 C-130s (including 1 C-130 with 'Keen Sage' reconnaissance system) from 37th AS, 86th AW, Ramstein AB, 3+ HH-60Gs from 41st RQS, Moody AFB, GA, (some crews from 56th RQS, Keflavik, Iceland, and 4 MH-53Ms from 21st SOS, and 2+ MC-130Ps from 67th SOS, both from 352nd SOG, RAF Mildenhall, also deliveries by C-5A (including all the helicopters) from 436th AW, Dover AFB, DE, and also C-17A (earlier). DoD money allocated: $37 million, and $50+ million in aid. About 500 personell at Hoedspruit AFB, South Africa and about 710 (600 USAF) involved, more than 580 sorties flown, about 970 tons of cargo and 1,200 passengers transported. In addition, 14 aircraft were chartered under USAID grant and are planed for an expanded air support capability until emergency road repairs are completed.
Aurora USAF, classified program, most-likely for B-2A procurment
Austere Strike Air Force system utilizing an electro-optical seeker and tracker for acquisition and tracking missions flown by F-4 aircraft.
Autumn Forge A series of NATO exercises conducted each year in Allied Command Europe. It began in 1975 linking a number of training exercises under a common scenario to enhance the readiness of combat forces and the capability of NATO forces to work together.

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