drop zone

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drop zone (DZ)

A specified earmarked area where airborne troops, equipment, and supplies are to be dropped.
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Encouragingly, however, no matter what happens this weekend, Newcastle will be at least two points clear of the drop zone - with a game in hand on five of their rivals, albeit away at Spurs.
They rotate into different leadership positions and perform equipment sling load, designate helicopter landing zones, and implement the verbally initiated release system where they command aircraft from the ground to release supplies in designated drop zones, among other tasks.
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From early March last year City won four and drew six of their final 12 games to haul themselves comfortably clear of the drop zone With 13 matches to play, starting with a visit of another relegation-threatened side in Barnsley, another 18-point haul may be enough to save the Robins again.
The drop zone at Nyoma was located at 13,700 feet above sea level and paradrop at such an elevation is risky for both the troops and the flight crew.
Soldiers from B Company, 9th Engineer Battalion usually recover water, food, fuel and other classes of supplies from the drop zone, but the delivery last Nov.
Though it starts there with the load-ex, it finishes the exercise at a drop zone on Fort Bragg.
It was Blackpool's sixth Premier League game without a win - and the result plunged the Tangerines into the drop zone for the first time this season.
PAUL INCE'S Magpies slid closer to the drop zone as Exeter romped to victory.
Summary: West Ham have blown the chance to haul themselves out of the Barclays Premier League drop zone as Everton claimed a draw at Upton Park.
TONY MOWBRAY hailed an "amazing shift" from his players as Middlesbrough climbed out of the drop zone with a 1-0 win over Cardiff.