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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.
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"In order to maintain our decisive edge, we must continue to outpace our potential adversaries with more lethal capabilities, from the modular handgun system we fielded today to the innovative and adaptive air assault concepts, equipment and training the 101st continues to perfect," said Maj.
While talking to local media, General Juan Carlos Ramirez, commander of the Fourth Brigade of the army, said, "At the moment, troops from the Seventh Division and an Accident Investigation Group of the Air Assault Aviation Division are arriving at the place where the incident occurred."
Air assault missions allow field artillerymen to move quickly on the battlefield in order to conduct suppression of enemy aerial defense missions known by its acronym SEAD.
Pakistani troops were part of the show in the closing ceremony which performed air drops and air assault.
The Sabalauski Air Assault School (TSAAS) was founded on 31 January 1974 by MG Sydney Berry in response to lessons learned during the Vietnam War.
Private James Dytham, from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, worked alongside regular counterparts in 16 Air Assault Brigade in training exercise Joint Warrior.
Colonel Andrew "Jacko" Jackson, deputy Commander at 16 Air Assault Brigade said: "They are welcome to apply and will be given the same support and assessment as male candidates."
Kimron, above, served in the 13 Air Assault Support Regiment in Colchester before becoming a driver for the UK's largest coach operator, which has its headquarters in Birmingham.
His previous duty stations include Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.; USNS Spica (T-AFS 9); Department of the Navy Deputy Comptroller, Arlington; Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Program Executive Office, Air Assault and Special Missions Program, Patuxent River, Md.; USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 52); Navy Exchange Detachment Sasebo, Sasebo, Japan; Defense Plant Representative Office McDonald Douglas, St Louis, Mo., and USS Harlan (LST 11).
Sappers from 23 Engineer Regiment (Air Assault) travelled to Northumberland from their base in Suffolk to join forces with French troops from 17e Regiment du Genie Parachutiste.
"Labor, Kadima, Olmert, Livni back government's air assault on Hamas," reported the Times of Israel.
The troops, from 16 Air Assault Brigade, took charge of RAF West Freugh, near Stranraer.