air assault

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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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These were highlighted by commanding a gunship platoon as a captain and leading both an air cavalry troop and a cavalry squadron as a major.
Gary McMahon, 66, served in Vietnam with the 1st Air Cavalry, spending a stressful year carrying ammunition and machine guns for machine gun crews in battle.
Gapasin served as a prosecutor in the Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.
Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a dismounted patrol during training at Camp Marmal, Mazar-e Sharif province, Afghanistan, Feb.
Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a rare sling load operation last July 6 using a CH-47F Chinook helicopter to transport another Chinook helicopter from Camp Kunduz to Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.
The general began his active military service began in 1969, when he was commissioned as an infantry officer following Officer Candidate School and served with the Airborne Ranger Infantry Company of the First Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam.
In the middle of the 1st Air Cavalry Division's inadequately planned and poorly executed move north from Bon Son and the Que Son Valley to the area around Hue, South Vietnam erupted under the aggressive attack of the NVA's Tet offensive.
The video was taken by the tactical unit that operated the helicopters, only identified as a "1st Air Cavalry Brigade", which reported to the Multinational Division in Baghdad.
How can we expect the air cavalry to do their jobs to their best ability when they do not have enough helicopters?
The book is testament of an epic 1965 battle, waged by the troopers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division against an overwhelming force of North Vietnamese regulars in the Ia Drang Valley.
She was the first woman to command an air cavalry unit at Fort Drum, N.Y., where she served after graduating from senior military leadership school.