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Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Armed Forces

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in the Armed Forces  

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Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders have participated in each war Australia has fought since the end of the nineteenth century. Aboriginal trackers were employed by the Australian contingent in ...
Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper Smith

Admiral Sir Victor Alfred Trumper Smith  

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(9 May 1913–10 July 1998).Graduating from RAN College Jervis Bay (see Creswell, HMAS) as a midshipman in May 1931, Smith served first in HMAS Canberra. He specialised in the ...
Air Force Reserve

Air Force Reserve  

AFRC located at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, established as the Air Force Reserve on April 14, 1948. It supports the Air Force mission to defend the United States ...
Air Force, U.S.

Air Force, U.S.  

USAF the part of the U.S. armed forces with primary responsibility for air warfare, military space research, and air defense. It also provides air services to other branches of the ...
Air National Guard

Air National Guard  

ANG a separate reserve component of the U.S. Air Force, its mission is to provide ready units at the national level (to support national security objectives), state level (to protect ...
airborne warfare

airborne warfare  

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The first concept for the use of American airborne troops occurred during World War I in 1918, when Gen. Billy Mitchell proposed a mass drop of paratroopers against German trenches ...
aircraft carrier

aircraft carrier  

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A large warship equipped to serve as a base for aircraft that can take off from and land on its deck.
Aircraft Industrialists

Aircraft Industrialists  

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Among the ever‐widening links between military and social institutions, few have been as extensive or dynamic as the relationship between the U.S. military and the aircraft industry. From the ...
Albert C. Wedemeyer

Albert C. Wedemeyer  

(1896–1989), World War II general and diplomat.A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Wedemeyer graduated from West Point in 1919. His service in the regular army included tours in the Philippines ...
Alexander Meigs Haig

Alexander Meigs Haig  

(b Philadelphia, 2 Dec. 1924; d Baltimore, 20 Feb. 2010)US; General US army 1973–9, Supreme Allied Commander Europe 1974–9, White House Chief of Staff 1973–4, Secretary of State 1981–2 Haig was ...
American Legion

American Legion  

An organization of U.S. war veterans, founded in Paris on March 15–17, 1919, by delegates from the combat and service units of the American Expeditionary Forces, and given a national ...
amphibious Ships and Landing Craft

amphibious Ships and Landing Craft  

Ships designed to carry, land, and support assault forces and capable of being loaded or unloaded in the objective area by Navy personnel without external assistance.
amphibious warfare

amphibious warfare  

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Warfare consisting of attacks launched from the sea by naval and landing forces embarked in ships or craft and involving the landing and establishing of forces on a hostile shore.[...]
Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan  

(b. 15 Nov. 1897, d. 6 July 1960).British politician Born in Tredegar, Monmouthshire, he started work in a coalmine at the age of 13. He was active in the South Wales Miners' Federation, and was ...
Anti-Aircraft Weapons (Ground Based)

Anti-Aircraft Weapons (Ground Based)  

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Ground-based anti-aircraft weapons are usually employed as part of a joint service air defence system that includes fighter aircraft and surveillance and command systems, which may be employed at the ...
ANZUS

ANZUS  

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An acronym given to a tripartite Pacific security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, signed at San Francisco in 1951. Known also as the Pacific Security Treaty, it recognizes that an ...
Arleigh Burke

Arleigh Burke  

(1901–1996),American World War II combat commander and Cold War chief of naval operations. Arleigh Albert Burke remains best remembered for commanding destroyers in the Solomon Islands in 1943, where ...
Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

Armed Forces Radio and Television Service  

AFRTS a Department of Defense activity, the successor to the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) formed in August 1942 to provide information, education, and entertainment to U.S. military forces ...
Armed Forces Reserve Act

Armed Forces Reserve Act  

An act passed on July 9, 1952, to reorganize the reserve forces into the categories of ready, standby, and retired, and to restrict the use of Korean War veterans in ...
armor, Body

armor, Body  

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Warriors have protected their bodies against the weapons of their opponents since the dawn of warfare. Generally, the type of armour worn has been appropriate to the nature of the ...

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