tactical air force


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tactical air force

[′tak·tə·kəl ′er ‚fȯrs]
(aerospace engineering)
An air force charged with carrying out tactical air operations in coordination with ground or naval forces.

tactical air force

An air force charged with and duly equipped for carrying out tactical air operations in coordination with ground and/or maritime forces.
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After two people were killed during protests in Lice, a district of Diyarbakyr province, a group of demonstrators threw stones at the 2nd Tactical Air Force Command compound and one person climbed up the pole and took down the Turkish flag.
to achieve air sovereignty within the Dominican airspace." (12) By any measure, this represented a daunting task: creating a tactical air force and establishing air sovereignty in a country that receives half of the illegal flow of drugs--and doing so with no identified funds or budget.
In 1975 he was promoted to major-general to be chief of staff at TWO ATAF (Allied Tactical Air Force), and, in 1977, he was appointed commander of Allied Air Forces Baltic Approaches (BALTAP) in Denmark.
During the Great War, Britain perfected air support and fielded (well, aired) perhaps the finest tactical air force in the world, but by the outbreak of war again in 1943, the British Army suffered mightily from the lack of air support in Europe and North Africa.
I am reminded of the period from 1941 to 1946 in the Second Tactical Air Force. Then our drivers had to check fuel pressures every day, they also checked the oil levels, radiator water level and the anti-freeze in the winter.
By the direction of the President he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service as Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of the personal division to the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force during the period of 1968-69.
The Northwest African Air Force (NAAF) was officially activated on February 18, 1943, with six subordinate units: Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF), Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF), Northwest African Air Service Command; Northwest African Coastal Air Force, Northwest African Training Command, and Northwest African Photographic Reconnaissance Wing.
"These data were crucial for the fleet of Mirage IV nuclear bombers, which might have to find their way through the air defences of the Soviet Union," explained General Michel Forget (ret.), former commander of the French Tactical Air Force. At this time, the only provider of such information was the United States, but regarding its nuclear weapons, the French government wanted to be truly independent for its intelligence.
(12) Indeed, it was British aircraft of 225 Squadron who first detected Rommel's retreat, cross-cueing with other RAF assets of Sir Arthur Coningham's Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) to strike them as they returned to the Mareth Line.
On June 7, a pro-PKK group gathered to bury a protest victim in the Bay-lar district of Diyarbakyr and held an unauthorized demonstration in front of the 2nd Tactical Air Force Command.
Their attacks for airmen like Collishaw was the genesis of what decades later became the Second Tactical Air Force as the airplane became a key to direct ground support.
And he discovered that racing Puff Duck across the Hoylake sands at 45mph could be as exhilarating as going supersonic in a SuperSabre jet of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.

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