Drop Zone

1. An area designated for the parachute insertion of airborne forces or stores. (AFPM 3-8-1) 2. A designated area on the surface where paratroopers or equipment can be dropped safely and cleared from obstacles. (PAM 3-03) 3. A specified area upon which airborne troops, equipment or supplies are airdropped by parachute, or on which supplies and equipment may be delivered by free fall. (PAM 3-041, PAM 3-071)

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