use platoon in a sentence.
Ants can form platoons (groups moving at constant speed) because they have the same destination.
I don't know about shooting them, but removing them from the platoon might help.
If you can, see the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon at the Iwo Jima.
The research is part of the European Union-backed SARTRE project (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) and it's the first time that "vehicle platooning" technology has been demonstrated outside of a simulator.
Uh, the PATH Project at Berkeley demonstrated platooning over a decade ago:
I guess they designate lawyers using 'squad/platoon/battalion' instead of boring old 'department' ;-)
Most light infantry platoons carry at least one GPMG (general purpose machine gun).
You might be interested in the SARTRE platooning project currently being tested in the EU:
If this had involved known suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, there would probably have been a small platoon of federal officers involved.
Tim Hetherington directed & produced the popular documentary 'Restrepo', which follows the deployment of a US Army platoon mostly in the Korengal Valley.
This reminds me of the time back when I used to post on Something Awful, when SA members put together a fund to buy armor plating for a member who was going to Iraq and his platoon.
Vehicle 'platoons' have long been a subject of traffic studies.
He was also drafted into the Wehrmacht to fight on the Eastern front, was wounded in the Battle of Moscow, and was the only member of his platoon to survive Stalingrad.
Battlefields are highly path dependent (lose 50 men on one hill - combined with unreplaced troops on the previous one - you've just lost 10km^2), chaotic (that shell just randomly took out your battleship during a beach rush - no more covering fire - you get slaughtered), subject to the influence of volatile human psychology (sounds and sights can decimate morale, focus and the ability to shoot people in the face at random times), resources (platoon 3 runs out of ammo, bogged down on critical hill - backup platoon can't get to them - out of range of covering shelling - lose the hill and the valley), weather (it's raining - they have tanks and relieved troops), positions (your hill just turned to mud and blood), communications (platoon 1 - decimated - incoherent babble and screaming, platoon 2 - nothing, platoon 3 - incomprehensible, platoon 4 faulty intel) and hell - wind direction (dust blows into your platoons' eyes - but not into the enemies).