staging base


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staging base

1. An advanced naval base for the anchoring, fueling, and refitting of transports and cargo ships as well as replenishment of mobile service squadrons.
2. A landing and takeoff area with minimum servicing, supply, and shelter provided for the temporary occupancy of military aircraft during the course of movement from one location to another.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The Mason and the USS Ponce, an amphibious staging base, had already been targeted on Oct 9 by two missiles that also fell short.
The approach includes a military staging base to facilitate the coordination of the U.S.
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Captain Rodgers was speaking to the GDN abroad the warship, which is being used as Afloat Forward Staging Base to support mine-sweeping..
Miffed, the UAE booted the Canadian Forces out of Camp Mirage, the Dubai staging base used to mount operations in Afghanistan.
Seven Bahraini fishermen foundering in their boats amid a hailstorm were rescued by Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (LPD 15) 15 off the coast of Bahrain, last October 29.
Thackrah discussed several other ships already at sea or on their way, including the USNS Wheeler, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX), and the USS Ponce (LPD 15), which MSC converted to a staging base this year.
The Navy is also finishing up refitting the USS Ponce (LPD-15) as a floating staging base. It is expected to be sent to the region in the next few months, manned by a military and civilian crew.
Citing unspecified procurement documents, the newspaper said the Navy is converting an aging warship it had planned to decommission into a makeshift staging base for the commandos in response to requests from the US Central Command.
Washington, Jan 28( ANI ): The US Navy is converting an aging warship into a makeshift staging base for the commando teams in the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran, al-Qaeda in Yemen and Somali pirates and other threats
At the time of the explosion, Martin's unit was pushing into an area in the Panjwaii district that has previously been a known staging base for Taliban attacks.