Kwajalein


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Kwa·ja·lein

 (kwä′jə-lən, -lān′)
An atoll in the Marshall Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II.
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Kwajalein

(ˈkwɑːdʒəˌleɪn)
n
(Placename) an atoll in the W Pacific, in the W Marshall Islands, in the central part of the Ralik Chain. Length: about 125 km (78 miles)
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Kwa•ja•lein

(ˈkwɑ dʒəˌleɪn, -lən)

n.
an atoll in the Marshall Islands, in E Micronesia. 5064. ab. 78 mi. (126 km) long.
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Noun1.Kwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War IIKwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
Kwajalein - an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
Marshall Islands - a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
2.Kwajalein - an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Kwajalein - an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
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With support from the US Army, the THAAD system, located at US Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, detected, tracked and intercepted a threat representative target using a THAAD launcher that was positioned at distance from the other THAAD end items.
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Our dry cargo and tanker vessels supply bases, including: Soto Cano, Honduras; Ascension Island; Azores; Thule, Greenland; Diego Garcia; Kwajalein; Guam; Wake Islands; Okinawa, Japan; Sasebo, Japan; and Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
The Air Force Global Strike Command says the missile traveled approximately 4,200 miles over the Pacific to a target in the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Under the $502M, 10-year contract, RGNext will maintain the range's launch and safety systems, including radar, telemetry and optical sensors located on the Kwajalein Atoll.
The collaboration is aimed at implementing energy conservation measures at the United States Army Garrison Kwajalein as part of a multi phased program to provide much needed Energy Resiliency and Facility upgrades to the installation.
An interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California eliminated a mock long-range missile fired from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific.
The interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force base and attempted to shoot down a test missile fired from the Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, according to media reports who cited the Missile Defense Agency.
In the January 1944 Kwajalein invasion in the Pacific, they went on a reconnaissance to determine beach conditions.
Kwajalein Atoll, the Marshall Islands and American Policy in the Pacific
Readers gain detailed descriptions such as campaigns for the Aleutian and Solomon Islands, (Guadalcanal, as well as battles of Bougainville), Coral Sea, Midway, Tarawa, Kwajalein and Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Philippine Sea, Leyte, Luzon, Peleliu and Iowa Jima.