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air assault

An attack by aircraft against a surface target. It generally means attack by strike aircraft and should not be confused with airborne assault operations, which refers to dropping airborne forces against an objective or ground target.
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All of these views reflected some facet of the truth: the American troops, although some small units had barely escaped annihilation, had outfought the enemy; helicopters and the men to fly them would soon be in short supply; the helicopter was a remarkable weapon--in one instance vaulting American soldiers over an ambush the enemy had prepared on a road--but it lacked the striking power and capacity of an airplane; and finally the airmobile division, like every other Army formation, required support from the Air Force, and in subsequent operations there normally was close cooperation between Army and Air Force planners.
The servicemen of the airmobile forces have the grades in terms of their experience.
Airmobile and air assault tactics are regularly used in support of operations to achieve surprise and audacity, as well as increase a commander's reach on the battlefield.
AAR designs, manufactures, and integrates rapid deployment equipment including airmobile shelters, 20' ISO[R] shelters, air-transportable ISU containers, cargo and seat pallets, CROPs, and flat racks for military and defense customers.
The vertical envelopment doctrine led to the restructuring of the entire Marine Corps into a force that was lighter, more airmobile on the battlefield, and more dependent on air power.
In 1999 he was promoted to brigadier and was given command of 24 Airmobile Brigade, overseeing their conversion into 16 Air Assault Brigade.
The 8-soldier SRU should be mobile by tactical vehicle, but also airmobile if needed.
Army began to field the XM16E1 in substantial quantities in 1965, with most going at that time to the Republic of South Vietnam and the newly organized and still experimental Airmobile Divisions.
Rottman's VIETNAM AIRMOBILE WARFARE TACTICS (9781846031366, $17.
Fullmer served in the Army from 1969 to 1970 as a sergeant in Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry and in the 1st Cavalry, Airmobile.
Written by Viet Nam veteran Gaz Crittenden (served with 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile in the Viet Nam central highlands from 1966-67), Jungle Rules: A Novel of Viet Nam is a gripping debut novel about the brutality of war in a land where life is cheap.
David Petraeus and the 101st Airmobile Division he commanded in Mosul.