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forward operating base (US DoD Definition)


Definition of the term 'forward operating base ' per official documentation of the United States Department of Defense.

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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. (JP 3-09.3) (US DoD)
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