airmobile operation


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airmobile operation

An operation in which combat forces and their equipment move about the battlefield by aircraft to engage in ground combat.
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Any airmobile operation is, by its very nature, a complex combat operation, Simplicity must be gained through the utilization of a ground tactical plan that does not involve complex maneuvers.
The biggest airmobile operation in the history of war to that point included South Vietnamese Army corps troops and U.S.
To facilitate the forward movement of the 3d Military Police Company, two platoons from the 511th Military Police Company (Fort Drum, New York), a unit whose equipment was still en route to Kuwait, conducted an airmobile operation to Tallil Air Base with just its rucksacks.
Galvin also wrote three books: two on the Revolutionary War and one on modern airmobile operations. Most generals do not have time to do this kind of in-depth intellectual work, but he did.
In airmobile operations ultralight 155 mm or light 105 mm guns remain the alternative to heavy mortars, ammunition supply remaining a key issue.
Collaboration between ground and air assets increased skills in airmobile operations, directed engagements and helicopter entry and exit drills.
He pioneered airmobile operations while also paying close attention to tactical details and training at the squad and platoon levels.