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- 155mm howitzer : Implemented in self-propelled or lightweight towed versions, this howitzer size, with slight variations in caliber, is the world's most common medium artillery type
- Air force : The part of a nation's military that is responsible, at the least, for long range air warfare.
- Air warfare planning : The set of doctrines and procedures for carrying out all types of air warfare, as an integrated whole
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Alfred M. Gray, Jr. : 29th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps and a strong backer of the doctrinal changes of "maneuver warfare", as well as warrior ethos and shared values
- Amphibious Ready Group : A group of amphibious warfare ships that can carry a U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) or U.K. Royal Marine Commando
- Amphibious ready group : The group of amphibious warfare ships, not including escorts, that can land and support a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), a reinforced naval infantry battalion and an air component; also used for the equivalent Royal Marine Commando
- Amphibious warfare : The set of techniques, equipment, specialized units, and methods of training needed to move troops across water, and deliver them to land, ready for immediate combat.
- Anthony Zinni : A retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general, whose assignments included heading United States Central Command and serving as a special envoy for the Israel-Palestinian process. He is strongly critical of the George W. Bush Administration and resigned, in protest, from his diplomatic role.
- Armed helicopter : A helicopter that can be configured to carry troops or cargo only, light weapons and troops, or possibly a heavier ammunition load with still-removable weapons.
- Attack helicopter : A helicopter equipped with built-in heavy weapons, which has no standard cargo capacity and is used as a "flying tank" in close air support or battlefield air interdiction.
- Battalion : Military formation of defined size, equipment, and organization, traditionally specialized for one function, such as infantry, artillery, transportation or intelligence; usually commanded by a lieutenant colonel; combat arms battalions may have 500-1000 soldiers; they are more mixed in function under the Restructuring of the United States Army
- Brigadier general : A title with variants, or not used at all, by various countries; its authority falls between colonel and a country-specific general grade, most commonly major general
- Combat loading : A method of loading cargo into ships that will carry it to amphibious landing sites, such that can be unloaded in a manner optimized to meet the operational needs of combat rather than maximizing the utilization of the ship's cargo space
- Combined arms : Military actions that involve the coordinated effort of different types of ground troops (e.g., infantry, artillery, engineers) or different military services (e.g., Army and Air Force)
- Da Nang : A coastal city approximately in the middle of Vietnam, which is an transportation hub for central Vietnam and was a major military base during the Vietnam War
- Greg Newbold : A retired lieutenant general of the United States Marine Corps, who retired from his final assignment, as director of operations for the Joint Staff, partially in protest of the plans for the upcoming Iraq War
- Gulf War : The conflict started by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, and ended with the liberation of Kuwait and major damage to Iraqi forces, by a US-led UN coalition in 1991.
- III Marine Expeditionary Force : U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force, currently assigned to United States Pacific Command and based on Okinawa; core units are a Marine Division, Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and Marine Air Wing; can function as a corps headquarters
- Indochinese revolution : The period, within the Wars of Vietnam, 1858-1987, between which France reasserted its colonial authority over Indochina in 1945, created a proto-state of Vietnam under a provisional government during which there was increasing insurgency, fought conventionally combat with the Viet Minh starting in 1950, and ended in 1954. The end, militarily, involved the defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu and. politically, with the creation of North Vietnam and South Vietnam by the Geneva accords
- Iraq War, major combat phase : That part of the Iraq War involving the initial invasion by large-scale ground forces
- Iraq War, theater operational planning : Detailed invasion planning for the Iraq War by United States Central Command, once the policy decision had been made to prepare for war
- James Conway : 34th U.S. Commandant of the Marine Corps, who took office in 2006, having commanded I Marine Expeditionary Force in the Gulf War
- James Jones : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See James Jones (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Joint warfare in South Vietnam 1964-1968 : The period of the Vietnam War in which large numbers of foreign ground troops, primarily but not exclusively U.S., allied with the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam against the People's Army of Viet Nam and the Viet Cong
- Marine Special Operations Command : The Marine component of United States Special Operations Command, this unit absorbed the existing Marine special reconnaissance "Force Recon" companies (but not battalions), but also added a support organization, school, and a system of developing training teams for foreign internal defense and other special operations missions
- Military formation (ground) : The military term for a grouping of units.
- Naval infantry : Personnel assigned to naval ships, who are qualified to engage in combat using individual weapons, against enemy personnel on land or on ships that were boarded
- Operation DESERT SABRE : That part of the Gulf War that began when conventional units of the Coalition crossed the Kuwaiti or Iraqi border, and ended with the cease-fire.
- Operation DESERT SHIELD : That part of the Gulf War following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, beginning with the acceptance of Coalition support by Saudi Arabia, and ending with the start of the air campaign, Operation DESERT STORM.
- Operation EAGLE PULL : The air evacuation, shortly before the fall of South Vietnam, of U.S. and friendly personnel from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on April 12, 1975, by U.S. Marines, taking them to a naval task force in the Gulf of Siam
- 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
- Pacification in South Vietnam : Sometimes called the "other war" in the Vietnam War, involving counterinsurgency and local development
- Prepositioning ship : Military cargo ships, normally in squadrons of several vessels, that are prepositioned at secure forward locations, in order to speed delivery of sustainment supplies to the initial forces landed by air or from combat amphibious warfare ships.
- Regiment : In many military organizations, a largely ceremonial term for what, as an operational unit, has been replaced by the brigade. A number of formations, such as U.S. Cavalry Regiments, are actually brigades.
- Task Force 151 : A multinational naval task force, created around Expeditionary Strike Group TWO from United States Central Command, which is conducting counter-piracy operations in the waters off Somalia; now under Turkish Navy command
- Theater Battle Management Core System : The major U.S. software system for preparing and executing an air tasking order at the theater of operations (i.e., Unified Combatant Command) level
- ULQ-30 : A mobile system for collecting information on electronic transmitters and optionally jamming them, developed for the United States Marine Corps giving capabilities to temporarily block cellular telephony
- USS Boxer (LHD-4) : A U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship, homeported in San Diego, California; flagship of Task Force 151 in April 2009
- United States Marine Aviation : Primarily the helicopter, STOVL and tilt-rotor aircraft assigned to Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, but also larger fixed-wing aircraft, including fighter-bombers and tankers, intended to support independent Marine operations; Marine doctrine is that their organic aviation replaces well-supplied Army artillery and other heavy support resources such as Air Force operations from large bases
- United States Marine Corps : A branch of the United States Armed Forces, with primary responsibilities as naval infantry and in amphibious warfare, are organized in Marine Air-Ground Task Forces capable of serving as up to corps headquarters with integrated close air support
- United States Seventh Fleet : The forward-deployed forces of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps that operate in the western Pacific Ocean; a major operating command under United States Pacific Command
- United States Sixth Fleet : The major forward-deployed U.S. Navy command of the United States European Command; operates in the Mediterranean Sea
- United States Special Operations Command : A U.S. Unified Combatant Command with both functional and operational responsibilities, both to prepare special operations forces for the geographic commands, and to execute strategic special operations, typically under national orders and high security classification
- Vietnam War military technology : Military technology in support of ground operations, including helicopters and air assault, either associated with or introduced in Vietnam, between 1962 and 1975
- Wasp-class : The largest amphibious warfare ships in the U.S. Navy, which carry a Marine Expeditionary Unit and supporting aircraft