begin morning civil twilight

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begin morning civil twilight

The period of time at which the sun is halfway between beginning morning and nautical twilight and sunrise, when there is enough light to see objects clearly with the unaided eye. At this time, light intensification devices are no longer effective, and the sun is six degrees below the eastern horizon. Also called BMCT.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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To request movements throughout Europe, units must contact the 39th Transportation Battalion or its BMCTs. The typical turnaround time is less than a week for normal requests and up to 45 days for large vehicles like heavy equipment transporters.
The BMCT was used to score the teams' performances during the Respiratory and the Circulatory scenarios.
* Behlen Motor Carrier Transportation (BMCT) is also a subsidiary, delivering flatbed loads for Behlen and other customers in the U.S.
We are extremely grateful for the help we have received from the BMCT. Creating a new play area has given a huge boost to the young people who have been fundraising tirelessly for the playground." Other play features include stepping pods, swings, springs and picnic tables.
"We used the money from the BMCT to hold parties for the children at Christmas time, we had face painting and balloon making, something to brighten up the lives of the children who are going through a very difficult time." Administered by The Birmingham Community Foundation, the Trust supports a wide range of volunteer and community groups with grants, usually up to pounds 2,000, for one-off needs.
BMCT fundraising manager Gordon Creese said: "The Charity Trust is looking forward to working with the Malmaison and its staff to raise money for much needed funds for good causes."
"We are extremely grateful for the grant from the BMCT. Even though we run our own fundraising events it would be extremely difficult to function without the help."
Gordon Creese, fundraising manager for the BMCT, said: "We are very excited about the partnership between the Birmingham Mail Charity Trust and TLC Lottery.
To find out more about the BMCT, contact fund-raising manager Gordon Creese on 0121 234 5639 or email gordon.
"The grant from the BMCT takes us a step nearer to achieving our target." The association has enlisted the help of an expert to help design the garden and ensure it meets the needs of the children.