base of operations


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base of operations

An area or facility from which a military force begins its offensive operations, to which it falls back in case of reverse, and in which supply facilities are organized.
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Noun1.base of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operationsbase of operations - installation from which a military force initiates operations; "the attack wiped out our forward bases"
air base, air station - a base for military aircraft
army base - a large base of operations for an army
firebase - an artillery base to support advancing troops
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
navy base - base of operations for a naval fleet
rocket base - a military base for rocket missiles
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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Gavin Sherwood, base manager-Denmark for Simmons Edeco, said: "The ability to provide a responsive and quality service to our client is paramount, and this new base of operations in Denmark will certainly play a key role in achieving those objectives."
has reported it plans to re-open New York's LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) as a base of operations for pilots, flight attendants and mechanics beginning in the first quarter 2017, the company said.
Company chairman Gheorghe Racaru told the press that setting up a base of operations in Cyprus will create jobs for flight attendants, pilots and technicians.
Leviton, a company providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings, has established its first base of operations in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The company's decision to establish a base of operations in partnership with a local company represents its new initiative to achieve this end.
The Boston Waterfront From the June issue:Vertex Pharmaceuticals signed a 15-year, $1.1 billion lease to move its base of operations from Cambridge to the South Boston waterfront, according to the Boston Herald.
The new regional office is the base of operations for Greg Signer, Vice President of Operations.
A planned free trade zone in the Misurata district (210km east of Tripoli) will offer Italian companies a base of operations with a port.
Summary: Fears run high that Venezuela could become a base of operations for Hizbullah, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.
Virgin Islands, but we want Puerto Rico to be our base of operations in the Caribbean and have enough inventory here to supply the region," he added.
BIRDLAND, his New York base of operations, was the ideal choice for Maynard Ferguson's first live album, cut in 1959 and now remastered for CD release.