However, the lessons we are learning about cultural awareness, civil-military and combined arms operations, counterinsurgency, combat leadership techniques, airmobile operations
, and countless other aspects of our profession prepare us to simultaneously execute offense, defense, stability and support operations as we prosecute the global war on terrorism.
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
This is accomplished either in the form of airmobile operations
to a landing zone close by, or motorized infantry in sandbagged HMMWVs, 2 1/2-ton, or 5-ton trucks maneuvering to establish a hasty ambush point.