afloat pre-positioning force


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afloat pre-positioning force

Shipping maintained in full operational status to afloat pre-position military equipment and supplies in support of combatant commanders' operation plans. The afloat pre-positioning force consists of the three maritime pre-positioning ships squadrons and the afloat pre-positioning ships. Also called APF. See also afloat pre-positioning ships; maritime pre-positioning ships.
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