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howitzer

A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories.

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peacetime operating stocks

Logistic resources on hand or on order necessary to support day-to-day operational requirements, and which, in part, can also be used to offset sustaining requirements.

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authorization inventory

The set of manpower and equipment authorizations associated with one or more organization.

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offset costs

Costs for which funds have been appropriated that may not be incurred as a result of a contingency operation.

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air-capable ship

A ship other than an aircraft carrier, nuclear; amphibious assault ship (general purpose); or amphibious assault ship (multipurpose) from which aircraft can take off, be recovered, or routinely receive and transfer logistic support.

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