combat search and rescue task force


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combat search and rescue task force

All forces committed to a specific combat search and rescue operation to search for, locate, identify, and recover isolated personnel during wartime or contingency operations. This includes those elements assigned to provide command and control and protect the recovery vehicle from enemy air or ground attack. Also called CSARTF. See also combat search and rescue; search; search and rescue.
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