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an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops

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From there they will be transported to the Bahria University drop zone via a shuttle.
They will be transported to the Fatima Jinnah College drop zone via shuttle.
Spectators were requested to use the same shuttle service and route they came to the drop zone in.The residents of the surrounding areas will be requested not to force traffic police officials or members of the security forces to let them approach the stadium directly, Brigadier Shahid said.
They rotate into different leadership positions and perform equipment sling load, designate helicopter landing zones, and implement the verbally initiated release system where they command aircraft from the ground to release supplies in designated drop zones, among other tasks.
Weve been learning for two weeks about different drop zones and to actually see the drop zones, not on paper, but in real life, will be interesting.
The final part of the exercise involved the helicopter recovery of the ground crew from the drop zone back to Maxwell.
"When we train with helicopters for drop zone recovery, it makes for easy re-deployment of our airdrops back to the base," said Chief Master Sgt.
"Now I can have 25th APS personnel working other important tasks instead of driving back and forth to a drop zone. Slingloading requires two Airmen to rig the loads and prepare the LZ for recovery of the airdropped items by helicopter.
He already has filed notice of his intent to sue Creswell for denying him use of the longtime drop zone.
Meanwhile, both he and Wright are wrangling with Lane County's Land Management Division over the companies' use of nearby private farmland as an alternative drop zone. Compliance officer Jane Burgess said both business owners are appealing fines for violating land use regulations by conducting commercial operations on land zoned for exclusive farm use.
City officials say they tried to draw up a new drop zone agreement with Moore and Wright, but both rejected the notion that they would need to carry liability insurance against injury or death related to skydiving operations on property owned or leased by the city.
The action comes 10 days after the agency told the city to direct its airport tenants to stop using the state land just east of the airfield as a skydive drop zone.
Eugene Skydivers and Wright Brothers Skydivers have long used the vacant parcel as a drop zone under a land use permit issued to the city.
That case reversed a Tennessee airport's decision to eliminate its drop zone.