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To counter-attack by fire
(Mission/task Verb) Fires (direct and indirect) employed to destroy the enemy from a distance, normally used when the mission does not dictate or support occupation of the objective. This task is usually given to the supporting element during the offensive (see also support by fire position) and as a counter-attack option for the reserve during defensive operations. An attack by fire is not done in conjunction with a manoeuvring force. When given this task, the intent of the fires must be specified.
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To Attack by fire position
(Mission/task Verb) Fires employed to destroy the enemy from a distance, normally used when the mission does not dictate or support occupation of the objective. This task is usually given to the supporting element during the offensive and as a counter-attack option for the reserve during defensive operations.
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To follow and support
(Mission/task Verb) An operation in which a committed force follows and supports the mission accomplishment of a force conducting an offensive operation. Such a force is not a reserve but is committed to accomplish any or all of these tasks: destroy bypassed units, relieve in place any direct pressure or encircling force that has halted to contain the enemy; block movement of enemy reinforcements; secure lines of communications; guard prisoners, key areas, and installations; secure key terrain; and control refugees.
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To cover - Security
(Mission/task Verb) Covering Force: A force operating apart from the main force for the purpose of intercepting, delaying, disorganizing, and deceiving the enemy before he can attack the force covered. Any body or detachment of troops which provides security for a larger force by observation, reconnaissance, attack, or defense, or by any combination of these methods.
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To follow and assume
(Mission/task Verb) An operation in which a committed force follows a force conducting offensive operations and is prepared to continue the mission of the force it is following when that force is fixed, attrited, or otherwise unable to continue. Such a force is not a reserve but is committed to accomplish specified tasks.
To guard: Given to a a security element whose primary task is to protect the main force by fighting to gain time, while also observing and reporting information.
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To counter-attack
(Mission/task Verb) Attack by a part or all of a defending force against an enemy attacking force, for such specific purposes as regaining ground lost or cutting off or destroying enemy advance units, and with the general objective of denying to the enemy the attainment of his purpose in attacking. In sustained defensive operations, it is undertaken to restore the battle position and is directed at limited objectives.
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To withdraw under pressure
(Mission/task Verb) Most often used within a mobile defense concept of operations, this task verb is used for units within the main defensive area and is designed to deceive the enemy into believing he is gaining success. Ultimately, the effect of this task is position the enemy for destruction, shaping him into a specific piece of terrain (normally a killing zone) within the MDA.
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To disrupt
(Mission/task Verb) A tactical task or obstacle effect (that integrates fire planning and obstacle effort) that breaks apart an enemy's formation and tempo, interrupts the enemy's time table, causes premature commitment of forces, and/or splinters their attack.
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3 RCR
3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment
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CFEME
Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME) is a unit of the Canadian Forces Health Services, which is closely integrated with Defence R&D Canada-Toronto. CFEMEs main activities include: - Medical assessment of aircrew, divers and other CF personnel referred to us for specialized medical assessment. - Aerospace and undersea life support equipment design, test and evaluation - Environmental medical training Operational human factors assessments - Health hazards assessments - Accident investigation (diving and aircraft) - Support to DRDC Toronto research
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Military Word Of The Day
737 Comm Sqn
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737 (Saskatoon) Communication Squadron


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Today in Military History

August 8



1918:

AMIENS, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 11 Aug 18)


1918:

VC won by Cpl Harry Garnet Bedford Miner, 58th Batalion, CEF, Dermuin, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Cpl Herman James Good, 13th Battalion, CEF, near Amiens, France


1918:

VC won by Lt James Edward Tait, 78th Battalion, CEF, Amiens, France (posthumous)


1918:

VC won by Pte John Bernard Croake, 13 Battalion, CEF, Amiens, France




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