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air cavalry

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Heliborne combat maneuver force trained to locate the enemy and delay their attack on friendly forces.

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air cavalry

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Heliborne combat maneuver force trained to locate the enemy and delay their attack on friendly forces.

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air cavalry

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 18 words.

heliborne combat maneuver force trained to locate the enemy and delay their attack on friendly forces.

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Black Hawk

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 61 words.

HH-60G; MH-60G; UH-60 a light transport helicopter used by air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units, it is one

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squadron

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

1 an operational unit in an air force consisting of two or more flights of aircraft and the personnel required to fly them.

2 a principal division of an...

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Black Hawk

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

HH-60G; MH-60G; UH-60 a light transport helicopter used by air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units, it is one of eighty-two combat search-and-rescue helicopters received...

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A Reason to Be!

George F. Hofmann.

in Through Mobility We Conquer

July 2006; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 18935 words.

This chapter examines the conflict over the transition to a peacetime military policy and doctrine in the U.S. after World War I. It discusses the U.S. Army's efforts to improve its war...

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Beringhen, Jacques-Louis, Marquis de Château-Neuf

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; 18th-Century Art. 117 words.

(b Paris, Oct 20, 1651; d May 1, 1723).

French soldier, patron and collector. He was a distinguished cavalry officer, and was created brigadier-general in 1718 and first equerry...

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Norstad, Lauris

Robert S. Jordan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Air Forces and Warfare. 1408 words.

Norstad, Lauris (24 March 1907–12 September 1988), air force officer, was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of the Reverend Martin Norstad, a Norwegian Lutheran minister, and Marie...

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A Total Division Effort

Ira A. Hunt.

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam

October 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 940 words.

This book has focused primarily on the combat capabilities of infantrymen and their direct support organizations: the artillery, air cavalry, assault helicopters, Air Force, and Navy. Many...

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Prince William

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(b. 1982).

Elder son of Charles, prince of Wales, and Princess Diana, and second in line to the throne, William was educated initially at Wetherby preparatory school and at...

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Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

Overview page. Subjects: History.

(1861–1936)

British general who led the Allied expeditionary force that overwhelmed Turkish and German forces in Palestine during the closing stages of World War I. He received a...

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Sector Staff Work The Oil and the Glue

David Millie.

in Team 19 in Vietnam

September 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 11013 words.

The chapter covers a four-month period of staff work at the end of 1968, and the activities of the seven district advisory teams deployed in the province. Liaison visits to the headquarters...

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Pacification Campaigns, Strengthening the Spine

David Millie.

in Team 19 in Vietnam

September 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military History. 10639 words.

U.S. military operations after Tet 1968 had forced enemy main force units out of the province and other areas. National Pacification Counter Offensive Plans were evolving. The government of...

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Mohammad Zia ul Haq

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1924–1988)

President of Pakistan (1978–88). Condemned worldwide for the execution of his predecessor, Zulfikar Bhutto, he instituted a repressive regime in Pakistan.

Born...

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Marchbanks, Vance Hunter (1905 - 1988), Army Air Corps / Army Air Forces Officer, Surgeon, Army Officer (1866-1995), Air Force Officer

Elizabeth D. Schafer.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1453 words.

aerospace surgeon, was born at Fort Washikie, Wyoming, the son of Vance Hunter Marchbanks Sr., an army cavalry captain, and Mattie (maiden name unknown). Marchbanks Jr. was influenced by...

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Davis, Benjamin O., Sr.

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 758 words.

Benjamin Oliver Davis was the youngest of three children of Henrietta, a nurse, and Louis, a messenger for the federal government. Shortly after completing high school in Washington,...

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Wyoming.

John W. Ravage.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 708 words.

African Americans generally constituted less than 10 percent of the population of western states and territories during the so-called cattle kingdom years, c. 1865–1920. If larger states...

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Military

Gordon Morris Bakken.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 13453 words.

African Americans soldiers and sailors entered the twentieth century carrying a reputation gained by individual valor and unit bravery. By October 1864 Union forces contained 140 black...

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Strode, Woody

James I. Deutsch.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1117 words.

film actor and athlete, was born Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode in Los Angeles, the son of Baylous Strode, a brick mason whose mother was a Blackfoot Indian, and Rosa Norris Strode,...

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Davis, Benjamin O., Sr.

Brian F. Neumann.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1074 words.

first African American general in American history. Evidence has been presented that Davis was born 28 May 1880 and then lied about his age to enlist in the army; the earlier date is the...

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