communications zone


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communications zone

Rear part of a theater of war or theater of operations (behind but contiguous to the combat zone) which contains the lines of communications, establishments for supply and evacuation, and other agencies required for the immediate support and maintenance of the field forces. Also called COMMZ. See also combat zone; line of communications; rear area; theater of operations; theater of war.
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During Operation Iraqi Freedom, for example, the theater evacuation policy was 1 week, even though there was ample bed capacity in the combat and communications zones to care for patients longer.
Supported units in the communications zone, joint task force, or base camp, with assistance from DCMA, are responsible for these postaward tasks
All nondivisional organizations were assigned to either the army or the communications zone. The existence of engineer units at the corps meant that a number of organizations were "attached" to the corps as needed.
Among other advisers announced by the NMEC today were children's TV presenter Floella Benjamin, who will advise on the Local zone, and former editor of The Times, Mr Simon Jenkins (Communications zone).
Lee, Commanding General), Communications Zone, European Theater, about the trouble with Hemingway.
In a contingency operation, the communications zone (COMMZ) is a complex joint mission area.
The mission of chemical units in any communications zone is planned around a need for reconnaissance in those areas and not on the range of their communication.

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