special tactics


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special tactics

US Air Force special operations forces organized, trained, and equipped to conduct special operations. They include combat control team, pararescue, and combat weather personnel who provide the interface between air and ground combat operations. Also called ST. See also special tactics team.
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'A team of special tactics Airmen went over and started looking through the rubble, just carrying these rocks off, looking for these missing kids.
Finally, they participate in full-mission exercises with special tactics and other joint SOF units.
"Sure we might use one or two special tactics for opposition weaknesses when we identify them.
The members of the 125th Special Tactics Squadron left Portland after midnight Friday, bound for Hurlburt Field in the Florida panhandle.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The ISIL terrorist group is using special tactics and methods to block the Iraqi army, popular and Pishmerga forces' further advance and liberation of more lands in Mosul.
An HC-130J Combat King II departed Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, carrying the team of pararescuemen, a combat rescue officer and the 720th Special Tactics Group surgeon and critical care nurse.
Under this three-year Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate contract, 'Special Tactics Tactical Assault Kit (ST-TAK)', PAR Government will develop and deploy innovative geospatial situational awareness solutions on mobile devices to effectively manage information used for military operations to include secure connectivity for data dissemination.
Johnson had practised military-style drills in his garden and trained at a private self-defence school that teaches special tactics, including "shooting on the move".
Due to the nature of the war in Palmyra in the Syrian desert, the Syrian army used special tactics, such as the camouflaged armored vehicles and motorcycles amid heavy shelling on the DAESH positions, the TV said.
Air Force elite forces known as "special tactics airmen" will be going to war with a modem suite of portable electronics, including a newly developed system that guides fighter jets to enemy targets.
We are using very special tactics because there is not a lot of us on the ground," a commander from the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah told International Business Times.
Roland was assigned to the Twenty-Third Special Tactics Squadron, and Sibley was assigned to the Twenty-First Special Tactics Squadron.

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