embarkation phase

embarkation phase

In amphibious operations, the phase that encompasses the orderly assembly of personnel and materiel and their subsequent loading aboard ships and/or aircraft in a sequence designed to meet the requirements of the landing force concept of operations ashore.
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Many vessels, including most of the largest ones, discharge all passengers and luggage and embark the next load in as little as six to eight hours, with the embarkation phase occurring during the last two to three hours of that time.