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Supplies accumulated by the army, detached corps, or detached division in the vicinity of the battlefield in addition to individual and unit reserves. -Those carried on the soldier, animal, or vehicle for his or its individual use in an emergency. -Prescribedquantities of supplies carried as a reserve by a unit. -An officer to whom military supplies are issued, either for his personal use or for the use of an organization, and who is responsible for their proper care and use in military service.

To deprive of mobility. -An agent used primarily for setting fire to mat6riel. -Laying in which the line of sighting is directed upon a fixed object other than the target. -Those supplies necessary to enable the individual to function as a soldier. -A statement on a basic communication made by any commander or office in the channel of communication. -To pass troops in relatively small numbers through gaps in the enemy's position or in his field of fire. -A point at which a moving column is formed by the successive arrival of the various subdivisions of the column.

A stratagem. To make a feint. -The act of increasing the natural strength of a defensive position by works designed to permit the fullest possible fire and movement of the defender, and to restrict to the greatest possible extent the movement and the effects of the fire of the attacker. Defensive works of a temporary nature used in the field in both the attack and defense. -An order conveying the directions of the commander to the subordinate commanders charged with the execution of tactical operations.

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