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airborne forces

Definition/Scope: (DoD). Force composed primarily of ground and air units organized, equipped, and trained for airborne operations. (Army). Force with a great capability for large scale force projection operations by conducting combined arms assaults by parachute or air landing.

Broader Terms:

75th Ranger Regiment
military forces

Narrower Terms:

airborne infantry

Related Terms:

airborne troops

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