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A military base or site from which heavy fire is directed against the enemy.


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an artillery base supporting advancing troops
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Noun1.firebase - an artillery base to support advancing troops
base, base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
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A Btry, 2nd/32nd FA (April 1, 1970)--Seeking anyone to verify hearing and receiving scrap metal at Battle of Fire Support Base Illingsworth--Ralph H.
We remember the battles at Fire Support Base Coral and Balmoral, at Binh Ba and Hat Dich and many others, the medical staff who tended the wounded as a result of these actions, and the servicemen who worked tirelessly to keep our troops supplied and in the fight.

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