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drop zone (DZ)

A specified earmarked area where airborne troops, equipment, and supplies are to be dropped.
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The course provides students with the skills to set up drop zones for aerial re-supply which has real-world applications for South Carolina National Guard Soldiers who may have to coordinate air-drops of food, water, and fuel during state active duty missions, said Sgt.
They rotate into different leadership positions and perform equipment sling load, designate helicopter landing zones, and implement the verbally initiated release system where they command aircraft from the ground to release supplies in designated drop zones, among other tasks.
As the death penalty for treason was not abolished until 1988, Blunt, named as a traitor by Margaret Thatcher nine years earlier, should, like Nazi propagandist William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw), in 1946, have been designated his own drop zone on the gallows at Wandsworth prison.
In the afternoon, the training focus shifted from passengers to cargo--specifically the recovery of eight cargo items airdropped by C-130s from the 908th AW onto a drop zone 12 miles west of Maxwell AFB.
To rearrange the pivot table, simply drag field headings to a new section of the report in Excel 2003 or to a different drop zone in Excel 2007.
Trouble began nearly two years ago for the rival companies, which had operated out of side-by-side Hobby Field hangers for more than a decade, landing their customers at a drop zone on and directly beside Creswell's Hobby Field.
It features autonomous GPS-guided steering systems that direct parafoils and their payloads to specified drop zones approximately the size of a soccer field.
Both Moore and Dave Wright of Wright Brothers say they have backup drop zones, though neither would say where.