line of departure


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line of departure

[′līn əv di′pär·chər]
(navigation)
The initial position of a scouting line, from which scouts proceed on their prescribed courses for search.
(ordnance)
The direction of a projectile at the instant it clears the muzzle of the gun.
The direction of a bomb or rocket at the instant of launching.
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Before crossing the line of departure, we spent considerable time training operators across the DISCOM on operating the SCAMP That time turned out to be wasted.
One day after crossing the line of departure, we dropped off the class IV to the customer.
All units had crossed the line of departure with a 5-day supply of rations and water, and we were now on day 5.
Before crossing the line of departure, HHC received operational orders placing it in direct support of the 1BCT, 3d Forward Support Battalion (3FSB).
Titled The Command Team, the print depicts the relationship between commander, command sergeant major, and their soldiers as they prepare to cross the line of departure.
Army engineers crossed the line of departure for Operation Iraqi Freedom as members of a joint and multinational team.
PARLIAMENT starts a marathon debate today on the race to reach the finishing line of departure from the EU in March and the later conclusion of a new trade relationship with the EU.
Typically, the battalion is assigned a line of departure for the assault crossing at a distance of 1 to 2 kilometers from the water's edge and assembly areas for ferry and amphibious transport boarding and loading and tank preparation are located 5 to 6 kilometers from the water's edge.
Every military leader manages risk; whether it's for daily flight operations, crossing the line of departure on patrol, or executing a national level mission.
When we crossed the line of departure in 2003, there were only four systems in an entire Marine division that provided that capability.