area of operations


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area of operations

An operational area defined by the joint force commander for land and naval forces. Areas of operation do not typically encompass the entire operational area of the joint force commander, but should be large enough for component commanders to accomplish their missions and protect their forces. Also called AO. See also area of responsibility; joint operations area; joint special operations area.
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In the area of operations with a place waiting Primary and Specialist Medical Rescue Team in Ostrow Mazowiecka:
I shared my concern with the recent incidents in UNIFIL's area of operations, which resulted in the tragic death of a Spanish peacekeeper and the increasing tension we have been witnessing in the area," Portolano told reporters.
These discoveries were made as a result of ISAF troops presence in the area of operations and the good relationships developed by soldiers and the population.
We must be prepared to be flexible, and be prepared to execute operations in areas outside our day-to-day area of operations, when required," said Stanley.
The camp is dedicated to the Marines who gave their lives while deployed to this area of operations since 11 September 2001.
The new unit designation, SDDC Southwest Asia, reflects the fact that our work in this area of operations is conducted by a variety of active duty and Army Reserve soldiers and units," said Col.
The unit will be responsible for an area of operations of approximately 31,000 square miles.
With the continuous flow of combat power pouring into the Central Command area of operations, Col.

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