USAF HFGCS Station List

Andersen Air Base Guam (ALE: GUA)
Andrews Air Force Base MD (ALE: ADW)
Ascension Island AF S Atlantic (ALE: HAW)
Croughton AB UK (ALE: CRO)
Diego Garcia NS Indian Ocean (ALE: JDG)
Elmendorf AFB AK (ALE: AED)
Falklands? S. Atlantic Ocean (ALE: MPA)
Hickam AFB HI (ALE: HIK)
Keflavik NAS Iceland (ALE: IKF)
Lajes AB Azores (ALE: PLA)
McClellan AF CA (ALE: MCC)
Offutt AFB NE (ALE: OFF)
Salinas PR (ALE: JNR; Voice: “Puerto Rico”)
Sigonella NAS Sicily (ALE: ICZ)
Yokota AB Japan (ALE: JTY)


4724.0 6739.0 8992.0 11175.0 13200.0 15016.0

8992 and 11175 are 24-hour. Lower ones are used for traffic at
night, and higher ones in the daytime. EAM can be simulcast on any
of these. 

HFGCS Lexicon

A— US Army callsign, usually a troop boat or terminal
AR Aerial Refueling, usually with a tracking number
AUTODIN Automated Digital Network
Block time Final arrival time, when the plane is in the blocks
Class A, B Refers to explosive on board
CNCS Centralized Network Control Station (Andrews)
DSN Defense Switched Network, old “Autovon”
DV Distinguished Visitor
FL Flight level (altitude when higher up)
Hazmat Hazardous cargo
IFE Inflight emergency, as declared by the pilot
IR Instrument Route; aerial training routes
M&W Morale and Welfare (patch)
MAINSAIL General call: Any ground station this net
METRO Base weather office
NIPRNET Non-Secret Internet Protocol Routing Network
Offload Fuel, in pounds
Pallets Cargo
Pax Passengers
PIREP Pilot Report; weather observation with standard items
REACH Standing callsign: any AMC flight. Followed by tail or mission number, or a special code.
RON Remain Over Night (crew needs a place to sleep)
RTB Return To Base, mission aborted
SAM Special Air Mission (VIP)
SCOPE System Capable Of Planned Expansion
SIPRNET Secure Internet Protocol Routing Network
SKYBIRD Group callsign: all STRATCOM assets on net
SKYKING Group callsign: all SIOP assets on net

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