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- Logistics (military) : "The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces." (Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms)
- United States Transportation Command : The single point of contact and operations for transportation services, by land, air, and sea, for the U.S. Department of Defense
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Diego Garcia : The largest island of the Chagos Islands, British Indian Ocean Territory (B.I.O.T.), which has had all native inhabitants removed, and is a major U.S. military base; it is the base for a prepositioning ship squadron and a forward base for bomber aircraft and air refueling tankers
- Guam : Guam is a civilian-governed U.S. territory in the geographic Marianas Islands of Micronesia but not part of the political Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands; major U.S. military base, including a prepositioning ship squadron and Anderson Air Force Base for bomber aircraft and air refueling tankers, growing with the transfer of forces from Okinawa.
- Landing craft : A boat or other self-propelled watercraft, carried aboard a ship, intended for amphibious warfare or similar operations where landings at a prepared seaport are not practical. Such a craft may discharge troops or equipment on the beach, or may be capable of independent movement on land.
- Marine Air-Ground Task Force : The basic structure of United States Marine Corps combined arms, task-organized units
- Okinawa : 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 Okinawa (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- 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