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noun as in military division

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Before his swift relief by senior officers on Friday, Scheller held battalion command.

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At Camp Lejeune, the grunts of an experimental infantry battalion tested gear, including the Drone 40, to see what the Corps could learn, and if the Corps could adapt it for use in the future.

Starship, with its 100-ton capacity, can land a battalion of robots.

The parks’ beloved dining scene had largely been collapsed into an app-based meal-pickup service, and a battalion of Disney characters wandered around carrying signs reminding guests to wear their masks over their nose and mouth.

Michael Regner, the battalion commander who reported to Bronzi, also was relieved of command.

A battalion of riot police armed with shotguns  arrived on the scene.

Whether Ukrainian authorities have actually investigated the claims against the battalion's commander and its officers is unclear.

Sergei is not the only soldier who has complained about the conduct of the commander and the officers in the 12th Battalion.

Fighter Sergei was hopeful that judicial investigations have begun into the 12th Battalion when I first met him in September.

The battalion also is short of ammunition, Sergei says, but he insists he would still like to return to battle.

But one battalion was isolated on a spur, from which there seemed no way of escape save under a scorching flank fire.

Two-thirds of each Battalion were sound asleep in pools of mud and water—like corpses half buried!

On my way back to the beach I saw the Plymouth Battalion as it marched in from the front line.

Lannes enlisted in the second battalion of the volunteers of Gers, and was at once elected sub-lieutenant by his fellow-citizens.

Finally a second battalion of infantry arrived under the command of Colonel Stotsenberg, who was very popular with his men.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to battalion, such as: army, contingent, corps, legion, squadron, and unit.

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