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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The FAAST team undertake "market walks" in different villages in the UNIFIL area of operation, where they "publicize the presence of female personnel in UNIFIL and communicate with women and by doing so encourage them to play a more active role than they usually would," Park said.
I am deeply grateful to all for actively supporting the unit in providing services to the people and addressing the root cause of poverty in far-flung communities in our area of operations, Hamos said.
Commander Derrick-Frost said no additional minesweepers had deployed or arrived in the US Fifth Fleet area of operations.
The others were found by Italian, French and Turkish contingents operating in RC-C area of operations.
The company's Deep Siren system employs acoustic, expendable buoys that enable long-range communication from the buoy to a submarine throughout its area of operations, dependent on environmental conditions.
The US Navy on July 10 said it had sent a third aircraft carrier - Enterprise - and its battle group to its 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes waters close to Iran, whose dispute with the West over its nuclear ambitions has stoked regional tensions.
"Our theme this year, 'Beyond the Port--Transforming Transportation,' focuses on technological, organizational, and other changes to which transporters throughout the European area of operations find themselves adapting to our theater's growth in accommodating 'end-to-end' distribution process.
In the village of Galena, a roof collapsed on a building where the Arctic Care personnel were conducting the area of operations. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Unfortunately, UNAMA has not expanded the number of its field offices as the number of PRTs has expanded, making it more difficult to coordinate with various IOs and non-government organizations working in the PRTs area of operations.
More than 6,000 factory-produced up-armored Humvees are already in the CENTCOM area of operations, Sorenson said.
Following Phantom Fury, reduced enemy activity was observed in the area of operations (AO), and the Bats transitioned to reconnaissance operations as civilians began to return to the war-torn city.
Now the commander wants you to find out what equipment should go with your unit and what you can obtain in the area of operations (AO).

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