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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Almost the entire brigade was deployed for operations in a theater covering the whole of France, from the Pyrenees to the Champagne region, with the 11th Airborne brigade providing the physical and radio opposing force (OPFOR) some two divisions strong, advancing in two thrusts northwards from the Garonne River in the southwest of France, preceded by airmobile operations.
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.
The army's helicopter force is small, and only a minor portion of ground forces is proficient in airmobile operations. It is beginning to build a special operations capability.
Leaders utilized the maneuverability of airmobile operations to quickly shift Soldiers and equipment in the rugged topography of Southeast Asia.
Airmobile operations were the major tactical innovations associated with the Vietnam War.