160th SOAR: Special Operations Aviation Regiment.  Army helicopter unit which flies Special Operations missions, often delivering Special Operations soldiers to their targets.


AAR: After Action Review. Soldiers typically conduct an AAR post-mission to evaluate what was done wrong and how to improve performance for the next mission.


AK-103: An updated form of the AK-47 rifle that can be fitted with a variety of different optics.


AK-47: Avtomat Kalashnikova-1947, following the standard Soviet weapons naming convention. Avtomat meaning the type of rifle: automatic. Kalashnikov comes from the last name of the inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov and the year 1947 is when the rifle went into production. The AK-47 is the world’s most ubiquitous battle rifle, having been used in virtually every conflict since the Cold War.