Future combat scenarios often will require the Army to "maneuver over strategic distances along multiple axes of advance by air and sea," without stopping at intermediate staging bases
. (8) If enemy anti-access/area denial operations block the arrival of sea and air forces in the early phases of future campaigns, Army forcible entry operations likely will involve airlifts of assault and then follow-on forces to seize terrain in unpredictable locations and to transition quickly to offensive operations.
The addition of Kuwait as an intermediate staging base
(ISB) and multimodal location allowed for expedited movement of cargo out of Afghanistan, with final processing and cleaning of the cargo occurring in Kuwait.
Together both carriers and SDDC worked night and day to deliver cargo to an Intermediate Staging Base
(ISB) outside of Islamabad.
There are hand-offs from intermediate staging bases
, where cargo is being brought in from commercially contracted 747s, C-5s, C-17s, and there's still a few 141s flying."
The Army G-4 has prepared Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA Pam) 700-33, Intermediate Staging Base
(ISB) Handbook, to assist Army logistics commanders, planners, and operators in planning and establishing ISBs, particularly at the operational level.
In 2003, the Army briefly released and then rescinded Department of the Army Pamphlet 700-33, Intermediate Staging Base
You are stuck at an intermediate staging base
 Establish the intermediate staging base
at the Baumholder Training Area, Germany.
Current Army doctrine defines an intermediate staging base
(ISB) as a secure staging base established near, but not in, an area of operations.
The 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainmcnt Brigade, established an intermediate staging base
(ISB) at Mackall Army Airfield, North Carolina, to provide key logistics support to the 82d Airborne Division for the JOAX.