advanced operations base


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advanced operations base

In special operations, a small temporary base established near or within a joint special operations area to command, control, and/or support training or tactical operations. Facilities are normally austere. The base may be ashore or afloat. If ashore, it may include an airfield or unimproved airstrip, a pier, or an anchorage. An advanced operations base is normally controlled and/or supported by a main operations base or a forward operations base. Also called AOB. See also forward operations base; main operations base.
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Caption: Corporal Marc Murphy and members of C Squadron, Lord Strathcona's Horse, reload their Leopard 2 tank with 120-mm ammunition after a firing-range exercise at an advanced operations base in the Panjwayi district of Afghanistan.
The 3d Special Forces Group's service detachments coordinated with the JLC to include their forward operations bases (FOBs) and advanced operations bases in the JLC's maintenance support team (MST) rotations.

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