expeditionary expeditionary  /ˌɛk spə ˈdɪ ʃə ˌnɛ ri/


  • (adj) (used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad


  1. They were impressed with more reason by the time Graves's expeditionary force was ready to go home.
  2. The Hong Kong-born Wong, 52, has serious expeditionary credentials.
  3. To ensure their own survival, fierce Magyar expeditionary forces soon extended their realm far over the mountains to cover what is now most of Russia's Balkan satellite empire.


  1. Fort celebrates 238th Army birthday

    Candy Whiting • Herald/Review • Army Lt.Col. Andrew McClelland, left, Battalion Commander of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, congratulates Spc. Shinece Canady on her reenlistment on the Army's 238th birthday Friday. Canady baked and served the cake for the birthday celebration at the Thunderbird Dining Facility on Fort Huachuca. SIERRA VISTA   — Friday was a special day for any member ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  2. Two Orlando army groups head overseas Saturday

    Two Army Reserve groups will leave Orlando Saturday to head overseas. The 143rd Expeditionary Sustai
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Central Florida News 13

  3. Oswego Elementary Teacher Gains Certified Facilitator Status

    Veteran Oswego City School District elementary teacher Chris Castiglia was selected to become an Expeditionary Learning Certified Facilitator. Expeditionary Learning has been commissioned by New York State to write the curriculum for Grades 3-8 English Language Arts. Continue reading ? The post Oswego Elementary Teacher Gains Certified Facilitator Status appeared first on Oswego County Today .
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today


  1. "This exemption will enable the Navy to train effectively and to certify carrier and expeditionary strike groups for deployment in support of worldwide operational and combat activities, which are essential to national security," Bush said.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Seattle Times

  2. "The force footprint should be adjusted, in our view, to represent an expeditionary capability and to combat the permanent force image of today's presence," retired Marine Corps general James Jones told the Senate Armed Services committee.
    on Sep 6, 2007 By: Gen James L Jones Source: USA Today

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