airborne operation


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airborne operation

An operation involving the air movement into an objective area of combat forces and their logistic support for execution of a tactical, operational, or strategic mission. The means employed may be any combination of airborne units, air transportable units, and types of transport aircraft, depending on the mission and the overall situation. See also assault; assault phase.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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He said that the exercise was under the Airborne Operation concept which provided exposure on mass drop operation, air drop and conventional warfare.
Summary: Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) [India], May 13 (ANI): The Indian armed forces carried out 'Exercise BullStrike' to showcase their joint operations capability by undertaking company level airborne operation at Teressa Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Screaming Eagles jumped there on September 17, 1944, in Operation Market Garden, history's largest airborne operation. Fighting until late November, the 101st captured two bridges, securing a 16-mile stretch of road dubbed Hell's Highway.
The US military forces are carrying out airborne operation in ISIL-held regions once in a while.
Operation VARSITY was the greatest airborne operation of the Second World War.
Exhibits aren't limited to the airborne operation but cover the wider war with even a branded box of Nazi chief Hermann Goering's cigars.
The elderly veteran paratroopers greet the younger jumpers who just re-enaeted the D-Day airborne operation, then return to the distinguished visitors' tent to enjoy the annual commemorative festivities in comfort.
Nearly 50 years after the raid, GEN Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called the raid "the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies," and the 11th Airborne Division commander, LTG Joseph Swing, recalled that it could not have succeeded "without perfect intelligence."
The captain told us how the aircraft they call the "Beautiful Lady" was involved in the D-Day landings and delivered paratroopers over Arnhem during Operation Market Garden, which at the time was the largest ever airborne operation in the world.
Patrick, who was with the first battle group into Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, said: "To enable the success of the Rhine crossings, Operation Varsity, the largest airborne operation performed in a single day, took place on March 24.
"It was the largest airborne operation in history to have taken place on one day in one location and was the last big Allied operation of World War Two.
The invasion of Utah beach succeeded more than that of Omaha partly because of the airborne operation behind Utah.

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