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colored beach

That portion of usable coastline sufficient for the assault landing of a regimental landing team or similar sized unit.

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foreign national

Any person other than a US citizen, US permanent or temporary legal resident alien, or person in US custody.

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contamination

Food and/or water made unfit for consumption by humans or animals because of the presence of environmental chemicals, radioactive elements, bacteria or organisms, the byproduct of the growth of bacteria or organisms, the decomposing material or waste in the food or water.

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covering fire

In amphibious usage, fire delivered prior to the landing to cover preparatory operations such as underwater demolition or mine countermeasures.

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element

An organization formed around a specific function within a designated directorate of a joint force commanderÂ’s headquarters.

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