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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Skardu is a forward operating base of the Pakistan Air Force and it uses it to support its Army operations on the border with India.
<B Soldiers from the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards playing the enemy, defending a forward operating base from an attack by 2 Rifles during Exercise Askari Storm in Kenya, as part of 2 Rifles' preparations to deploy to Afghanistan next year
It will also plug into Kestrel, a wide area surveillance system that can monitor an entire forward operating base and the surrounding area.
2010 when the Taliban launched a mortar attack on forward operating base Borris in Bermal, Afghanistan.
after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Forward operating base protection is definitely an issue--as can be seen in an article devoted to this subject in this magazine.
The Marines launched that round from Forward Operating Base Zeebrugge, in a completely different district, in neighboring Kajaki, 36 kilometers away.
The 562d was initially assigned to close Forward Operating Base Dashtu, a battalion-size base in the Arghandab River Valley.
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.

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