combat service support


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combat service support

The essential capabilities, functions, activities, and tasks necessary to sustain all elements of operating forces in theater at all levels of war. Within the national and theater logistic systems, it includes but is not limited to that support rendered by service forces in ensuring the aspects of supply, maintenance, transportation, health services, and other services required by aviation and ground combat troops to permit those units to accomplish their missions in combat. Combat service support encompasses those activities at all levels of war that produce sustainment to all operating forces on the battlefield. Also called CSS. See also combat support.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Squadron receives its Combat Service (CS) and Combat Service Support (CSS) enablers from numerous commands that will deploy with the squadron.
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