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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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7TH SQUADRON, 17TH AIR CAVALRY RUTHLESS RIDERS, PALEHORSE (VIETNAM & AFGHANISTAN) Aug.
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Army's 1st Air Cavalry Division were assigned the task of attacking the NVA Front's command center in the village of La Chu.
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Rob takes the reader on multiple missions that show how air cavalry helicopters and their crews helped change the way infantry and mechanized infantry fight war.
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The book follows the exploits of Major James Newman, Commanding Officer of C Troop Air Cavalry, simply known as Condor 6.
He will be assigned as the CBRN officer, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Army will deploy an air cavalry squadron comprised of approximately 380 soldiers and 30 OH- 58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters to South Korea next month, the Combined Forces Command (CFC) said Thursday.
Army and served as an Intelligence Analyst with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and the 3rd Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) in Vietnam.