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- Air mobility : The set of disciplines, resources and techniques required for the rapid air movement of military forces and their equipment. Air assault, in which the air movement takes troops into battle, is a subset.
- Operational art : A level of military power at which forces in the field, or deployed from the homeland, can determine the place and conditions of battle
- Transport aircraft : Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, or tilt-rotor aircraft whose primary role is moving people or cargo; they may be armed for self-protection
- Battle of Bong Son : First battle, in the Vietnam War, involving combat by a reinforced helicopter-borne division, with all elements in combat at the same time.
- Drop zone : The area on which military personnel or equipment, dropped by parachute, are expected to land
- Glider infantry : Add brief definition or description
- Battle of the Ia Drang : First divisional-scale battle involving helicopter-borne air assault troops, with U.S. forces against those of North Vietnam
- : The area on which military troop-carrying helicopters, assault transports, or military gliders are expected to land
- : Little Groups of Paratroopers, the random small groups of paratroopers just after landing, who have not yet assembled into their regular military units
- Operation MARKET GARDEN : Add brief definition or description
- Paratrooper : A soldier qualified to enter battle by parachuting from an aircraft
- Pathfinder (airborne) : Add brief definition or description
- HAHO : Parachuting from High Altitude, opening a parasail or controllable parachute at High Altitude and steering to the drop zone
- HALO : Jumping from an aircraft at High Altitude, using body maneuvers (i.e., "skydiving") to control one's descent, and Low [altitude] opening of the parachute
- Helicopter : Aircraft with one or more power-driven horizontal rotors, each rotor consisting of two or more rotor blades, that enable it to take off and land vertically, move in any direction, or remain stationary in the air.
- Parachute : A canopy attached by a harness to a body or other object for the purpose of safe egress from an aircraft at high altitudes. Used for emergency escape from aircraft in distress, military landings, and the sport of skydiving.
- Battle of Normandy : Often oversimplified as "D-Day", the three-month campaign starting with the June 6, 1944 landings on the beaches of occupied France, lasted for three months, until the liberation of the last Norman commune on 25 August 1944
- Battle of Sicily : In the Mediterranean Theater and Italian Campaign of the Second World War, an Allied invasion of Sicily night of 9 July, 1943, ending 17 August in an Allied victory with the Axis troops either surrendering or withdrawing to the mainland