tactical assembly area


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tactical assembly area

An area that is generally out of the reach of light artillery and the location where units make final preparations (pre-combat checks and inspections) and rest, prior to moving to the line of departure. See also assembly area; line of departure.
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To my amazement, when the helicopters were offloaded in Greece, it took only two hours before they were flying to their tactical assembly areas.
We don't have a theater-opening capability that can process a unit through a port or airfield and then move it all the way forward in the battlefield to the tactical assembly area, provide support, food, water, transportation.
The captain led the first end-to-end unit deployment by the 599th of more than 3,000 pieces of equipment with 100 percent in-transit visibility from the unit motor pool to the tactical assembly area.
They have to be able to run airports and seaports, receive forces off planes and off ships, marry them up with their equipment and deliver them into a tactical assembly area so the commander can get ready to do the operation," he explained.
The basic rule of thumb was that priority tasks were those tasks absolutely necessary to receive the 4th Infantry Division at the port, lodge them in austere conditions in a tactical assembly area in the east, and allow them to attack with appropriate stocks of fuel and ammunition.
The quartering party can also establish initial communications to begin the transfer of mission command from the tactical assembly area or intermediate staging base to the BSA.
This was the first attempt to provide total in-transit and total asset visibility for all deployment equipment from the unit locations on the installation to the in-theater tactical assembly area.
Its mission was to provide in-transit security for the Task Force Ironhorse advance party as it moved to Tactical Assembly Area Ironhorse, just south of Baghdad.
Refuel on the move (ROM) allows a unit to sustain long distance movements and is normally found at the end of an approach march from the corps support area to the division tactical assembly area.

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