Kwajalein


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Kwa·ja·lein

 (kwä′jə-lən, -lān′)
An atoll in the Marshall Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II.

Kwajalein

(ˈkwɑːdʒəˌleɪn)
n
(Placename) an atoll in the W Pacific, in the W Marshall Islands, in the central part of the Ralik Chain. Length: about 125 km (78 miles)

Kwa•ja•lein

(ˈkwɑ dʒəˌleɪn, -lən)

n.
an atoll in the Marshall Islands, in E Micronesia. 5064. ab. 78 mi. (126 km) long.
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Noun1.Kwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War IIKwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
Kwajalein - an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
Marshall Islands - a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
2.Kwajalein - an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Kwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
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Army Garrison Kwajalein (USAG-KA) as part of a multi phased program to provide much needed Energy Resiliency and Facility upgrades to the installation.
The collaboration is aimed at implementing energy conservation measures at the United States Army Garrison Kwajalein as part of a multi phased program to provide much needed Energy Resiliency and Facility upgrades to the installation.
An interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California eliminated a mock long-range missile fired from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
The interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force base and attempted to shoot down a test missile fired from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, according to media reports who cited the Missile Defense Agency.
In 1991 he became a senior intelligence officer in the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command with security responsibility for the missile range in the Kwajalein Atoll, which included RoiNamur, the island his uncle had helped recapture from the Japanese half a century earlier.
Kwajalein Atoll, the Marshall Islands and American Policy in the Pacific
Three are American ex-pats, one is a native to the Islands, and all are near Kwajalein, the base for the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site.
The unarmed Minuteman III missile blasted off from a silo at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly before midnight, a Reuters reporter witnessed, headed toward a target area near Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands of the South Pacific.
Department of Defense, under the Military Use and Operating Rights Agreement, a subsidiary government-to-government agreement of the Compact, received permission to use parts of the lagoon and several islands on Kwajalein Atoll.
She enjoyed travel and had the opportunity to visit the Vatican in Rome, Ireland, England, France, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands and Hawaii.
For the prison camp on Kwajalein Atoll, he drew inspiration from the jungle-infested ruins of the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, and made Zamperini's narrow cell look like it was being swallowed by tree roots.
Pursuant to the contract, the company will provide maintenance repair and operations (MRO) and custom made logistics support (TLS) to the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal installations in Hawaii, Guam and Kwajalein Atoll.