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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Soldiers of 16 Air Assault Brigade, including paratroopers, infantry and support units, in a departure lounge at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire before flying to the Gulf
Since little time is available to prepare for a hasty air assault, time management becomes even more important than usual.
The brigade is one of the Army's largest, combining air assault and parachute troops with helicopter support.
Around 3750 soldiers from 16 Air Assault Brigade are on a NATO mission at the new British base Camp Bastion in Helmand, a hive of Taliban rebels and drug warlords.
A specialist team was sent in to carry out the compulsory tests on members of 13 Air Assault Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, at their base in Colchester, Essex.
It is feared soldiers from the lightly-armed 16 Air Assault Brigade could be ambushed and overwhelmed by drug gangs.
A day after reporting one of the most intense nights of bombing since the air assault began March 24, NATO officials said Monday that rain overnight forced the cancellation of a majority of raids.
Keane's awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, five Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge.
Their job will be to protect engineers setting up a base for the 16th Air Assault Brigade.
Lance Cpl McCue, 27, of 7 Air Assault Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, died from his injuries on April 30.
NATO's relentless air assault on Yugoslavia continued Saturday as the alliance's top military leader visited Macedonia and Albania in an effort to seek support for deploying more U.
Above the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) the sky will be alive with action as instructors from the Army's elite Air Assault School conduct mock air assault insertions, rappelling from a Black Hawk helicopter.