combat patrol

combat patrol

For ground forces, a tactical unit sent out from the main body to engage in independent fighting; detachment assigned to protect the front, flank, or rear of the main body by fighting if necessary. Also called fighting patrol. See also combat air patrol; patrol; reconnaissance patrol.
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Ambe said his men were on combat patrol Friday when they clashed with the gunmen.
2, suspected communist rebels attacked members of the provincial mobile force company assigned at the Camarines Norte Police Provincial Command, during an early morning combat patrol operation.
So this time, we will continue our normal combat patrol and anti-insurgency operations," said Carlos.
It was the end of a long combat patrol near a district called Adhamiyah, in northwest Baghdad, in the fall of 2008.
Bunagan said troops on combat patrol clashed with some 100 NPA gunmen at around 8 a.
Payne was deployed three times, and was injured during a combat patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, losing both legs and severely injuring his left hand.
Would anyone seriously consider going on a resupply mission or a combat patrol without radios, blue force tracker, or boomerang targeting antennas?
Continued fielding of the WIN-T Inc 2 network builds on the system's success achieved over the summer when WIN-T Inc 2 was deployed in its first combat patrol in Afghanistan, using its on-the-move capability between several network nodes.
Part of the video shows a group of Persian speaking officers on what appears to be a combat patrol with Syrian troops.
It enabled the addition of an extra combat patrol during a randomized, off-peak time to defeat enemy analysis of our increasingly predictable mission windows.
Assuming a combat patrol needs supplies and that Air Force delivery systems are unavailable, Army and Marine Corps helicopters are the delivery platform of choice.
Training, in urban operations, mounted combat patrol and countering improvised explosive devices (IED), has already begun to shape the minds and attitudes of the Sailors in preparation for combat.

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