line of departure


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line of departure

[′līn əv di′pär·chər]
(navigation)
The initial position of a scouting line, from which scouts proceed on their prescribed courses for search.
(ordnance)
The direction of a projectile at the instant it clears the muzzle of the gun.
The direction of a bomb or rocket at the instant of launching.
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Our bulk petroleum requirements (22,500 gallons) from the line of departure (Camp Udairi) to Tallil were still significantly less than those of an armored or mechanized BCT.
To solve this problem, the first thing we did was to move the entire platoon to the line of departure an hour before start-point time and emplace a smoke haze.
All units had crossed the line of departure with a 5-day supply of rations and water, and we were now on day 5.
HHC crossed the line of departure with the 3ID on 19 March 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and quickly became a valuable member of the division team.
We had the luxury of performing a data/switchex for two weeks during reception, staging, onward movement and integration while still in Kuwait and just prior to crossing the line of departure.
Titled The Command Team, the print depicts the relationship between commander, command sergeant major, and their soldiers as they prepare to cross the line of departure.
Army engineers crossed the line of departure for Operation Iraqi Freedom as members of a joint and multinational team.