forward operating location


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forward operating location

Primarily used for counterdrug operations. Similar to a forward operating base (FOB) but without the in-place infrastructure associated with a FOB. Also called FOL.
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Two such forward operating locations are found in Manda Bay, Kenya and Kasenyi, Uganda.
Forward operating locations are a key element in the restructuring of the U.S.
Story Courtesy of Forward Operating Location Comalapa, El Salvador.
Because each category of forward operating location requires differing amounts of equipment to prepare the base for operations, RAND proposed two options for supplying these resources: forward support locations in or near the theater of operations and CONUS support locations.
Naval Forces Southern Command Counter-Drug Operations Forward Operating Location, in E1 Salvador.
The crew of BONE 12 took off from a forward operating location in SW Asia and flew an 11-hour Close Air Support combat sortie.
When not fighting the war on drugs, volunteering is the in thing to do at Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador.
As a result, information is not always provided to planners in operationally relevant terms; for example, forward operating location, initial operating capability, and sortie generation capability.
I went to Forward Operating Location Manta, Ecuador, in late July to see how Airmen there fight the war on drugs.
The Defense Department negotiated Forward Operating Location agreements to use airbase facilities in Ecuador, El Salvador, and the Netherlands Antilles, only checking in with Congress afterward to seek construction funds for the sites.
The crew held in the vicinity of their Forward Operating Location (FOL) while running no less than 15 normal and emergency checklists associated with the loss of the number four engine.
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