combat patrol

combat patrol

For ground forces, a tactical unit sent out from the main body to engage in independent fighting; detachment assigned to protect the front, flank, or rear of the main body by fighting if necessary. Also called fighting patrol. See also combat air patrol; patrol; reconnaissance patrol.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noel Clement, Central Command chief, said the soldiers were conducting combat patrol when they encountered around 20 rebels in Barangay Beri.
It was learned that operating troops from the Army's 41st Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Division under Joint Task Force (JTF) Sulu, were on combat patrol operations when it encountered more or less 40 Abu Sayyaf under Almujer Yada at Brgy.
Another formation of Indian planes was noted in Okara-Bahawalpur sector and our combat patrol engaged it.
Joash Pramis, 9th Infantry Division (9ID) public affairs chief, said soldiers were on combat patrol operation when they engaged a 10-man NPA group in a firefight in Barangay (village) San Antonio, at around 6:30 a.m.
Soldiers were on combat patrol in search for a militant with the alias Kamah, who allegedly was involved in the bomb attacks.
It was the end of a long combat patrol near a district called Adhamiyah, in northwest Baghdad, in the fall of 2008.
Bunagan said troops on combat patrol clashed with some 100 NPA gunmen at around 8 a.m.
Payne was deployed three times, and was injured during a combat patrol in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province, losing both legs and severely injuring his left hand.
Would anyone seriously consider going on a resupply mission or a combat patrol without radios, blue force tracker, or boomerang targeting antennas?
Part of the video shows a group of Persian speaking officers on what appears to be a combat patrol with Syrian troops.
It enabled the addition of an extra combat patrol during a randomized, off-peak time to defeat enemy analysis of our increasingly predictable mission windows.
Assuming a combat patrol needs supplies and that Air Force delivery systems are unavailable, Army and Marine Corps helicopters are the delivery platform of choice.

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