firebase


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fire·base

 (fīr′bās′)
n.
A military base or site from which heavy fire is directed against the enemy.

firebase

(ˈfaɪəˌbeɪs)
n
(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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The shura was conducted at the ASG and ANP-held firebase in the north end of the Gayan Valley.
He was on a firebase in the Farah Province, near the Iranian border to the south and the Heldman Province to the east.
To prepare for such a scenario, the soldiers in our company built a firebase, including trench works and a base defense plan, from the ground up.
During the Battle of Suoi Tre at Firebase Gold on March 21, 1967, the 3rd Bde.
Maps: The three maps included in the "Earth" DLC will be set in Firebase Rio, Vancouver and London.
We lived in an old Special Forces firebase on the border with Pakistan from January 2007 through January 2008.
And, after being relieved the following day, they set up a firebase, so they could support the rest of the battalion if needed.
BATTLES OF THE VIETNAM WAR, 1965-1973 BATTLE BATTLE DEATHS DATES Ia Drang Valley * 300 Oct 23-Nov 26, '65 Khe Sanh 205 Jan 20-Apr 14, '68 Dak To ** 192 Nov 1-Dec 1, '67 Cu Nghi 121 Jan 28-31, '66 Hue 119 Feb 2-Mar 2, '68 Kim Son Valley 107 Feb 16-28, '66 Con Thien (ambush near) 84 Jul 2, '67 "Nine Days in May" 79 May 18-28 '67 Dak To 76 Jun 22, '67 Vinh Huy 73 May 30-Jun 2, '67 Ong Thang 70+ Oct 17, '67 Hamburger Hill (Ap Bia) 70 May 10-20, '69 Dong Ha 68 Apr 29-May 4, '68 Firebase Ripcord 61 Jul 1-23, '70 Tam Quan 58 Dec 6-20, '67 LZ Bird 58 Dec 27, '66 Dong Son 54 Sep 4, '67 Con Thien 51 Jul 2-3, '67 Thom Tham Khe 48 Dec 27-28, '67 Tan Son Nhut Air Base (near) 48 Mar 2, '68 * LZ Albany alone claimed 155 KIA on Nov 17, making it the single deadliest U.
I left the 101st Airborne Division only four months before the siege of that firebase, and had served with some of these same men.
At the onset of the operation, an ODA from SOTF-33 and a company of the Afghan National Army's 201st Corps would secure a small foothold in the north of Tagab Valley that would later become the permanent firebase for that ODA.
alone), KIA at Firebase Mary Ann in Vietnam during a one-hour firefight on March 28, 1971.