general support


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general support

1. That support which is given to the supported force as a whole and not to any particular subdivision thereof. See also close support; direct support; mutual support; support.
2. (DOD only) A tactical artillery mission. Also called GS. See also direct support; general support-reinforcing; reinforcing.
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The Frenchman then began chattering volubly, and the General supported him; but I recommended the former to read, for example, extracts from the memoirs of General Perovski, who, in
Fadheela Al Kofi promoted to officer within general support and FC department
The real question of whether sustainment brigades should remain attached to divisions or attached to ESCs or TSCs (and provide direct or general support) is a matter of the Army's ability to resource this requirement more than it is a matter of adhering to doctrine.
It involves construction of the road from Rankovce to Kriva Palanka in the first stage, and later from Kriva Palanka to the Bulgarian border in the second stage, Stavreski said, adding that the second project for which there was also general support from the World Bank and the European Bank concerned the gasification of the country.
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Armenian Genocide Memorial Fund to be used toward general support to facilitate the construction and maintenance of the memorial
By then, the Foundation anticipates that it will have made cuts of 76 percent since 200910 in the general support grants to 30 legal aid grantees throughout Florida through the Legal Assistance for the Poor Grant Program.
Just 24 hours after the idea - which involves renaming Edgbaston and the Bears' Twenty-20 side - was first mooted, Sir Albert Bore's office issues a statement describing the plan as 'kite-flying.' The statement says discussions have been held over 'general support' for the cricket club, not naming rights.
"Our strength and credibility in negotiating with Iran derives from the E3+3, but also from the more general support that we receive from the international community," dpa quoted Ashton as saying.
The coeditors would like to thank members of the current editorial board for their assistance in reviewing manuscripts and for their general support and encouragement.
The scheme has received general support, and has been recommended for approval by planners.

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