Veterans Welcome to the Veterans page. Definition of a Veteran Any Man or Woman, United States Citizen or None United States Citizen, who has at any time in their life joined any branch of service to defend the lands of, people of, rights of, freedom of, and Constitution of, the United States of America, in times of peace or conflict, from Foreign or Domestic individuals, groups, states or countries. To have joined, means to have enlisted, whether volunteer, drafted or impressed into service by indentured servitude or by obligation as substitute into the armed service of any State or the United States as a nation for any term of service and has never taken up arms against the United States of America after such enlistment, regardless of final type of discharge, with the exception of a Dishonorable Discharge. A Dishonorable Discharge should be considered on a case by case situation. Any branch of service, means Army: Regular, Volunteer or Militia; Navy: Regular, Volunteer or Chartered; Marine Corps; Air Force; Air Corps; Balloon Corps; Revenue Cutter Service; Lifeboat Service; Coast Guard; and/or Medical Service in times of armed conflict, to include Doctors, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Nurses, and Matrons. Abbreviations AAA – Anti-Aircraft Artillery AEF – American Expeditionary Force Amb - Ambulance Art – Artillery Bat – Battery Bn – Battalion Brig - Brigade CAC – Coast Artillery Corp Cav - Calvary Co – Company Conn - Connecticut Dep – Depot Det – Detachment DFC – Distinguished Flying Cross Div - Division Eng – Engineer FA – Field Artillery Gen – General Gp - Group HA – Heavy Artillery Hosp - Hospital HQ – Headquarters Inf – Infantry KIA – Killed in Action LA – Light Artillery Mass – Massachusetts Med – Medical MOH – Medal of Honor MP – Military Police NG – National Guard NJ – New Jersey NY – New York Ord - Ordinance QMC – Quartermaster Corp Recon - Reconnaissance Reg - Regiment RI – Rhode Island SATC – Student Army Training Corps SCU – Service Command Unit Sig - Signal Sq - Squadron SUVCW – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War SVC - Service Tr - Training Trans - Transportation Trp - Troop USA – United States Army USAAC – United States Army Air Corp USAAF – United States Army Air Force USAF – United States Air Force USCG – Untied States Coast Guard USMC – United States Marine Corps USN – United States Navy USNRF – United States Naval Reserve Force USS – United States Ship Vol – Volunteer WWI – World War One WWII – World War Two Glossary of Terms This field will be added to as the website is populated, terms will be listed in alphabetical order.