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  Encyclopedia: Military unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Brigade is a term from military science which refers to a group of several battalions (typically two to four), and directly attached supporting units (normally including at least an artillery battery and additional logistic support).
A troop is a military unit, originally a small force of cavalry, subordinate to a squadron and headed by the troop leader.
military units that have had trucks or other ground transport systems added to their formation to add to or improve their mobility.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Military-unit   (1656 words)

  
 Company (military unit) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States military, infantry companies are usually made up of three rifle platoons and a heavy weapons platoon; tank companies are usually made up of three tank platoons and a command element.
Company-sized units usually consist of four to six platoons, (each commanded by a Lieutenant) Although there are examples of Combat Service and Combat Service Support companies that have seven or more platoons.
There are some special units that have platoons commanded by Captains, such as some aviation platoons and many special forces units.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Company_(military_unit)   (837 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Embedded Reporter's Role In Army Unit's Actions Questioned by Military
More than a half-dozen military officers said that Miller acted as a middleman between the Army unit with which she was embedded and Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi, on one occasion accompanying Army officers to Chalabi's headquarters, where they took custody of Saddam Hussein's son-in-law.
Some military officers say she cared passionately about her reporting without abandoning her objectivity, and some of her critics may be overly concerned with regulations and perhaps jealous of the attention Miller's unit received..
Military officers critical of the unit's conduct say its members were not trained in the art of human intelligence -- that is, eliciting information from prisoners and potential defectors.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A28385-2003Jun24?language=printer   (1570 words)

  
 Military unit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A military unit is an organisation within an armed force.
Technically, a unit is a homogeneous military organisation, such as a battalion (infantry), or regiment (cavalry), and its administrative and command functions are considered to be at the unit level.
Army, army group and theatre are all large formations which vary significantly between armed forces in size and hierarchy position.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_unit   (365 words)

  
 328: Military Department Armory and Military Unit Funds
PEER received complaints that general funds in the Military Department's rifle team bank account were not returned to the State Treasury at the end of FY 1992 as required by state law, but were transferred to a new bank account to be used for headquarters refurbishment.
Military Department Regulation No. 230-1-1, paragraph 7.b., states that armory/activity funds not spent on utilities may be spent for items such as letterhead stationery or photographic support of accident and survey reports.
The military units then may spend the funds at their own discretion with no further pre-audit control exercised by DFA for any expenditure amount or by the Military Department for expenditures totaling $500 or less.
www.peer.state.ms.us /328.html   (1698 words)

  
 military unit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The units used in modern armies have their origins in the 16th–18th centuries, when professional armies reemerged in Europe after the end of the Middle Ages.
The battalion is the smallest unit to have a staff of officers (in charge of personnel, operations, intelligence, and logistics) to assist the commander.
The basic fighting unit in an air force is the squadron, which consists of several aircraft of the same type—e.g., fighters, and often of the same model—e.g., F-16s.
www.1stmarinedivisionassociation.org /marines/military_unit.htm   (596 words)

  
 RTS Glossary: Military Unit to Splash Damage
Any unit of any type that packs a weapon of any kind and is involved with the actual fighting.
Units, buildings or other notable objects are represented as colour coded dots, while a postage stamp sized image of the entire game map is revealed as your units and allies explore it.
Whatever it is, a Ranged Unit is the opposite to a melee unit, which has to run up to its target when trying to punch its lights out.
www.rakrent.com /rtsc/html/glossary4.htm   (1719 words)

  
 Challenge Coin
Military challenge coins are also known as military coins, unit coins, memorial coins, unit challenge coins, or commander's coin.
Commanders use specially minted military coins to improve morale, foster unit esprit and honor service members for their hard work.
Regt., received the battalion commander's coin for actions 19 January 2002 in reporting the activity of six unknown persons who were seen jettisoning from their vehicle to stake out the perimeter.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/intro/coin.htm   (1461 words)

  
 Military Rank, Operations, & Feudal Hierarchy
In the United States Navy, the Stars and Stripes national flag is used as the Ensign, with the blue canton and stars of that flag as the Jack.
In the United States, especially, public force was supposed to be exercised by the Militia, which was unconstitutionally abolished and replaced with the "National Guard" by the Dick Act of 1903 -- probably so that free Blacks could be disarmed as part of the institution of Segregation in the Southern States.
A peacetime military is in the awkward position of being able to do none of the things, or at least none of the things in truly realistic circumstances, that it actually exists and trains to do.
www.friesian.com /rank.htm   (11818 words)

  
 MILITARY UNIT HISTORIES AND WEBSITES
The units in the 10th Battalion provide the ability to move equipment from port to port, or from ships anchored at sea onto the shore, for forward movement inland to an area of operations.
The 66th Armored Regiment is the oldest armored unit in the United States Army, tracing it's lineage to the beginning of the Tank Service in February 1918.
Unit history of the 533rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Bn, as a tribute and memorium to all who served.
www.olive-drab.com /od_history_unit_histories.php3   (2591 words)

  
 Military unit Article, Militaryunit Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A military unit is an organisation within an armed force.It may consist of a number of soldiers, ships, vehicles, or aircraft.
Note that units larger than battalionsize are usually referred to as " formations ".
Army, Army group and Theater are all large units which vary significantly between armedforces in size and hierarchy position.
www.anoca.org /army/general/military_unit.html   (197 words)

  
 Unidentified Military Unit Caught Crossing US Border
Well before dawn broke on a chilly Saturday morning volunteers of Civil Homeland Defense were in position atop ridges along the San Pedro River scouting for groups of people entering the country illegally.
Two of the men standing next to the leader kept their weapons in the ready position; the other had his rifle slung over his shoulder.
The leader told us they were patrolling the border, yet just a few buildings away about half-a-dozen plain clothed civilians were milling around a small adobe house tucked in the middle of the multi-building compound.
www.rense.com /general48/crss.htm   (1064 words)

  
 Military Challenge Coins - Challenge Coins and Unit Coins by Lapel Pins R Us
This is, no doubt, why so many military units, clubs, teams, groups, and business organizations uphold the tradition of carrying military challenge coins year after year.
From that point on, everyone in the pilot's division vowed to always carry their military unit coins and a tradition was born.
Made from your choice of metals, military unit coins are dye cut with deep etching then (if you prefer) colored with epoxy paints and protective coatings.
www.lapelpinsrus.com /challengecoins.html   (407 words)

  
 Secret Military Unit Present At Waco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The GAO, which acts as Congress' investigative arm, states in a new report that the military's direct involvement in Waco--which included the use of Army, Air Force, Texas and Alabama National personnel and equipment -- was lawful due to federal antidrug laws.
The report concludes that $982,400 of military dollars were spent on helicopters, tanks, a grenade launcher, as well as "Army Special Operations observers".
Military memos obtained by the WASHINGTON POST show the military provided training to FBI agents in the use of the 40mm grenade launchers during Waco, along with 200 training rounds and 50 illumination rounds [flares].
www.mcsm.org /waco5.html   (346 words)

  
 Definitions of Military Unit Cohesion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
[1] " Unit cohesion, the human element in combat, is critical to a unit's ability to survive and conduct successful warfare." (From the abstract of the Cunningham Thesis, page iv).
In his thesis, Cunningham concluded that generally, OOTW adversely impacted military unit cohesion and degraded military readiness, but that certain kinds of OOTW were more destructive than the others.
(7) One of the most critical elements in combat capability is unit cohesion, that is, the bonds of trust among individual service members that make the combat effectiveness of a military unit greater than the sum of the combat effectiveness of the individual unit members.
vikingphoenix.com /public/rongstad/military/unitcohesion/unitcohesiondefined.htm   (443 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Building Military Police Unit From Scratch No Easy Task
The unit officially stood up and assumed duties “inside the wire” of the enemy-combatant detention center here during a ceremony March 21.
Burk said once the unit’s manning and equipment levels get to where they should be, then the 525th will be able to accept attachment or deployment of units to the base under its operational command and control.
For instance, he said, the unit was supposed to be manned to 100 percent strength by now.
www.dod.mil /news/Mar2005/20050324_301.html   (808 words)

  
 MI&E No. 11: Military Unit Cohesion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Military unit cohesion, long recognized as essential to realizing a unit's full combat potential, may be a fundamental element in the success of Rapid Decisive Operations [RDO].
Evidence from two recent studies indicate outdated and irrelevant assumptions in US service personnel policies undercut and prevent units from developing the teamwork, trust, and confidence in every member necessary to achieve their full combat potential [2].
Initiate an international search for studies about: (I) military unit cohesion, (II) the impact of US service personnel policies and practices on unit cohesion, and (III) compare and contrast US personnel policies with personnel policies from other countries with combat records for outstanding unit level combat effectiveness.
www.belisarius.com /modern_business_strategy/moore/mie_11.htm   (411 words)

  
 OCHA On-Line: Civil Military Coordination Section (CMCS) - Civil Military Coordination Section - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Civil Military Coordination Section, CMCS (former-MCDU) was established by a decision of the IASC in 1995 to ensure the most efficient use of military and civil defence assets in support of humanitarian operations.
The CMCS, as it is now known as, serves as the UN focal point for governments, international organizations and military and civil defence establishments for the employment of these assets in humanitarian situations and coordinates their mobilization when needed.
The unit also maintains the UN's Central Register Central Register--a database of non-commercial governmental and other resources which may be available for humanitarian use.
ochaonline.un.org /webpage.asp?Page=665   (153 words)

  
 Company (military unit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A company is a military unit, typically consisting of about 100-200 soldiers.
In the United States military, it refers to a group of 150-300 soldiers formed into three to six platoons, and typically commanded by a captain.
The letters are often pronounced using the NATO phonetic alphabet or formerly the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet, resulting in names such as Charlie Company and Easy Company, some of which have become familiar.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/company__military_unit_.html   (324 words)

  
 Military.com - Unit Histories
The 45th, a National Guard unit with thousands of Native Americans, was one of America's greatest divisions in WWII and suffered 18,521 casualties.
A military thriller/novel of an act of terrorism.
Our selection of documentary American military combat UNIT and CAMPAIGN history books and videos is one of the largest available anywhere: Army and Marine Corps division histories; Bomb Group and Fighter Group histories; Naval Warfare and Warship histories; Histories of America's major campaigns in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
www.military.cibmedia.com /index.asp   (1220 words)

  
 NARA - National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis - Military Personnel Records, SF-180
The purpose of any electronic scanning would be to reduce the handling of fragile records during the reference process or to reduce the time necessary to locate and answer an OMPF inquiry.
If you are a veteran or next-of-kin of a deceased veteran, you may now use vetrecs.archives.gov (or still use the SF-180) to order copies of military records.
For example, the NPRC Military Records Facility currently has a backlog of 65,000 requests and receives approximately 4,000 requests per day.
www.archives.gov /facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records/standard_form_180.html   (787 words)

  
 54th. Mass. Volunteer Infantry, Co. I
It is a non profit charitable corporation dedicated to the education of the public and preservation of the memory of the soldiers of the Civil War, particularly those African Americans serving the Union in the State of South Carolina.
Members of the unit participate in battle reenactments, visit schools and participate in public events as fully equipped and trained reenactors of the period.
An Account of the Unit's Service on Potter's Raid inland from Goergtown, SC to Camden, April and May of 1865.
www.awod.com /gallery/probono/cwchas/54ma.html   (1171 words)

  
 NewsHour Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
September 27, 2005 -- Send in the Military A senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the senior editor at the Cato Institute discuss whether the military should be given a more prominent role in responding to natural disasters.
William Westmoreland General Westmoreland, the military chief who commanded U.S. troops during the early phases of the Vietnam war, died Monday in South Carolina at the age of 91.
October 22, 2001 -- Military Campaign Elizabeth Farnsworth discusses the Taliban opposition with Haron Amin, spokesman for the Northern Alliance and its representative in Washington; Ashraf Ghani, professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins and informal adviser to the United Nations; and Qayum Karzai, Afghan citizen and founder of Afghans for Civil Society.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/military.html   (14649 words)

  
 America Supporting Americans:
By coordinating with both civic and community groups, ASA facilitates "adoptions" between towns, cities, or counties and individual military units throughout the country.
In some cases, a city is already "home" to a particular unit, and the municipality and unit may want to solidify this relationship in unique, personally meaningful ways.
A business, community group, or school group not involved with local adoption activities, can foster a military unit by sending one or two rounds of letters and/or care packages to troops who are serving in harms way.
www.asa-usa.org /site/PageServer   (683 words)

  
 The Columbia Rifles
The basic requirements for membership in the CR are the desires to reenact in a manner consistent with the period, and to engage in research that will result in a constantly improving impression.
The CR generally presents a military impression and does not currently have a civilian contingent.
Depending on the scenario, the CR may bivouac outdoorswithout tents, or in an organized camp of company streets using either shelter tents, common or "A" tents, or Sibley tents as required, or inbarracks.
www.columbiarifles.org   (816 words)

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