airmobile operation


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airmobile operation

An operation carried out by ground forces brought to the battle area by air. Normally, helicopters are used for this purpose. However, the term includes use of fixed wing aircraft as well.
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However, the lessons we are learning about cultural awareness, civil-military and combined arms operations, counterinsurgency, combat leadership techniques, airmobile operations, and countless other aspects of our profession prepare us to simultaneously execute offense, defense, stability and support operations as we prosecute the global war on terrorism.
We invented an imaginary army that could do anything--attack, defend, envelop, withdraw, cross rivers, and perform airmobile operations and urban fighting.
There seems to be a good case for examining how force transformation and a shift to longer-range strike and airmobile operations should affect the future of the Marine Corps.
This is accomplished either in the form of airmobile operations to a landing zone close by, or motorized infantry in sandbagged HMMWVs, 2 1/2-ton, or 5-ton trucks maneuvering to establish a hasty ambush point.
Airmobile operations were the major tactical innovations associated with the Vietnam War.