forward operating base


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forward operating base

An airfield used to support tactical operations without establishing full support facilities. The base may be used for an extended time period. Support by a main operating base will be required to provide backup support for a forward operating base. Also called FOB.
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The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Wednesday carried out exercises at Siachen as the PAF Base Qadri, the forward operating base in Gilgit-Baltistan, was made fully operational.
It will also plug into Kestrel, a wide area surveillance system that can monitor an entire forward operating base and the surrounding area.
Three years ago, an al Qaeda-linked Jordanian double-agent killed seven CIA employees and a Jordanian intelligence officer in a suicide bombing at the same base in Khost, known as Forward Operating Base Chapman.
Captain James Townley, 29, from the Corps of Royal Engineers, died in Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan from wounds sustained while serving at forward operating base Shawqat on Friday.
Captain Bowers commanded a small team responsible for the training and development of the national army based in Forward Operating Base Ouellette in Nahr-e Saraj in Helmand Province, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
For six months documentarian Janus Metz embedded with Danish troops at a forward operating base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to shoot the 2010 documentary Armadillo.
Leading more than 20 remote forward operating base missions to resupply and evaluate CJTF Paladin's team needs, LS1(SW) Judish faced the constant threat of attack in the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan.
2-mile marathon challenge at Forward Operating Base Shawqat, in the Nad-e Ali area of Helmand province on Christmas Eve.
He further stated that the intelligence report identified a number of shortcomings within the CIA, including failing to share information, and insufficiency of security measures at Forward Operating Base Chapman.
military s Forward Operating Base Chapman and nearby Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province near the eastern border with Pakistan, where U.
The attacks targeted the US Forward Operating Base Chapman and Salerno in Khost province near the eastern border with Pakistan, where US and other foreign forces have been stepping up operations against a resurgent Taliban.

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