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air assault

The movement of friendly assault forces (combat, combat support, and combat service support) by rotary-wing aircraft to engage and destroy enemy forces or to seize and hold key terrain. See also assault.
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Equipped with light artillery, mortars and rifles, the 16 Air Assault Brigade is seen as an ideal force to secure bridges and passages.
For the hasty air assault, however, the situation usually dictates that a unit air assault one or more company teams in i2 hours or less.
However, the statement that the current course is the first Air Assault School in Germany is inaccurate.
The armoured divisions would provide the main drive, supported from the air, while thelikes of the 16 Air Assault would be responsible for protecting the flanks.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "The Pegasus insignia will be replaced with a new emblem to reflect the unique and ground-breaking nature of the 16th Air Assault Brigade.
They flew to Camp Bastion and were taken to the nearby Camp Shorabak where the soldiers are helping train and mentor Afghan national forces as part of the 16 Air Assault Brigade deployment.
Nicknamed The Thin Red Line, they also form part of Scotland's Air Assault Battalion.
The cases come after 50 squaddies from 13 Air Assault Regiment Royal Logistics Corps in Colchester, Essex, were drug tested after a woman claimed she was being pressured to take cocaine.
His previous duty stations include Program Executive Office, Air Assault and Special Mission Program, Patuxent, Md.
HUNDREDS of American soldiers launched an air assault in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, part of a new operation the US military is calling its biggest since the fall of the Taliban regime two years ago.
Mr Hoon was making a statement to MPs in the Commons this afternoon, telling them that the 7th Armoured Brigade, known as the Desert Rats, and 16 Air Assault Brigade are set to deploy to the region.