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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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We look forward to continuing to work with 7 Air Assault Battalion REME at Wattisham Flying Station and being an integral part of Army aviation.
The French troops joined the exercise as part of the developing partnership between 16 Air Assault Brigade and 11e Brigade Parachutiste, which have been tasked to develop a combined joint expeditionary force.
Once landed, the task force, based around the 5 SCOTS battle group, defended the airfield and carried out air assault exercises to defeat the enemy force.
It combines the speed and agility of airborne and air assault troops with the potency of Apache attack helicopters.
Program Executive Officer, Air Assault and Special Mission Program, Patuxent River, Md.
However, Manogi district chief, Muhammad Rahman Danish, expressed unawareness about the overnight air assault.
No casualties were sustained during four days of air assault operations in an area known as "The Babaji Pear" because of its distinctive shape on the map.
THE MH-47 Chinook helicopter is the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment's long-distance, heavy-lift helicopter which conducts overt and covert infiltration, exfiltration, air assault, resupply and sling-load operations over a wide range of environmental conditions.
Summary: British troops have seized a quarter of a tonne of opium and killed an estimated seven militants in a major air assault in Afghanistan.
Brig Carleton-Smith, the commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, which has completed its second tour of Afghanistan, said his forces had "taken the sting out of the Taliban for 2008".
However, on the hazy morning of 12 April 2008, a group of Army Reserve Soldiers from the 56th Military Police Company did something they never thought they would get the chance to do--conduct a "Screaming Eagle" air assault.
The commander of the battalion, LTC Rick Rhyne, a Special Forces officer with experience in accomplishing missions with outside-the-box thinking, displayed his confidence in a group of support Soldiers during a recent air assault operation Sept.