The
Definition Of

Airhead

Airhead refers to

1. A designated area in a hostile or potentially hostile operational area that, when seized and held, ensures the continuous air landing of troops and materiel and provides the maneuver space necessary for projected operations.  Also called a lodgment area.

 2. A designated location in an operational area used as a base for supply and evacuation by air.

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