The following , in no particular order, are a few DEW Line Acronyms.
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|This one is a mouthful. Area Comm-Electronics Operations & Maintenance Engineer. (This is the PHQ guy who did the job of the S&E after the on-line job was eliminated).
|Rearward Communications Terminal from Barrow (POW Main and Barter Island (BAR Main)
|Assistant Repair Cycle Monitor
|Air Terminal Building
|Bird MB. Southern Terminal for original Rearward Communications link from Hall Beach (Fox Main)
|Ballistic Missile Early Warning System, (sites at Clear AK, Thule Greenland, Flyingdale UK)
|Buildings & Outside Plant Status Report
|Comm-Electronics Depot Team
|Civil Engineering Facility Record (drawings)
|Continental United States
|Contractor Performance Evaluation Team.
|Canadian National Telecommunications (Rearward saite at PIN-3)
|Cable Terminal building (at DYE M (L)
|Troposheric Scatter AM Communications Link between Thule BMEWS and Cape Dyer
|Letters to the editor of the original DEWLine magazine, DEWLine Polar Echoes
|Down the Friggin Road (Slang for getting fired)
|DEW Line Improvement Report
|Depot Level Maintenance
|Dew Order (publication)
|Domestic Training Site (Steator, IL, and later, Winnepeg)
|Emergency Action Plan
|Edmonton District Office. Originally under the direction of the WRO later became WRO. Serviced PIN and CAM Sectors
|End of Contract
|End of Contract Leave
|End Of Year Leave
|Eastern Regional Office. Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island Served FOX and Dye Sectors
|Early Warning Automated Logistics System
|Acronym for Fairbanks
|DEWLine Eastern Transportation Terminal at Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Outside O&M)
|Heavy Equipment Operator (graders, bulldozers, front end loaders, etc.)
|Heating, Ventilating and Air conditioning.
|Inside Mechanic including power production
|Mont Joli PQ Original Transportation Terminal for DEWLine Eastern Region
|Level of Effort (this concept happened around the 80-81 time frame. It referred to personnel in sector slots. The theory was that the company would staff to the level of effort being currently expended, e.g., if there were 3 sector rads and only 1 was being currently used, the other 2 would go out on layoff).
|Maintenance and Training Technician (used to be Sector Radician)
|Maintenance Operating Instruction
|Mechanic On-Job Training
|Main Station Supervisor
|Operations & Maintenance
|Fort Nelson BC. Rearward Communications Terminal from Cape Parry (PIN Main) and Cambridge Bay (CAM Main
|On-Job-Training. Practical Training while working, as follow up to original Classroom Training.
|Plant In Place Record
|Precision Measurement Equipment
|Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (in later years, T&CF for Test & Calibration Facility was also used)
|Petroleums, Oils and Lubricants
|QAE: Quality Assurance Evaluator. (This was the military guy who was the customer's rep in each Area. He lived on-line)
|Radar (and communication) technician
|Rest & Relaxation (Originally a one month vacation at mid contract. First contracts were 18 mos, subsequent contracts one year.
|Refrigeration, heating and ventilation mechanic. (One of the sector jobs).
|Resolution Island. Rearward Terminal for Rearward Tropospheric Scatter Communications from Cape Dyer (Dye Main)
|Brevoort Island. Rearward Communication relay station between Cape Dyer and RESX
|Radician On-Job Training
|Radio Terminal Building (housed the south shot tropo equipment)
|Very early - Sector Supervisor Building and Outside Plant
|Supervisor Comm & Electronics (several years into the program the S for "sector" was dropped)
|Later version of SSC&OP. (Eventually both disappeared and the job became known as the Civil Engineer).
|Supply Support Facility
|Sector Supervisor Comm & Electronics (this was the original acronym for the office)
|Sector Supervisor Civil engineering = Outside Plant.
|Sector G Mech
|Sector H Mech
|Sector Heavy Equipment Mechanic
|Sector Food Services Supervisor
|Sector Logistics Supervisor
|Souls On Board
|Test, Measurement & Diagnostic Equipment (Newer USAF name that replaced PME).
|Unpaid Leave of Absence
|Acronym for Winnepeg
|Western Regional Office at Fairbanks AK. Serviced POW and BAR Sectors