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forward operating base

Term Source: JP 3-09.3 (Close Air Support) ?

1.) 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.

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Term Classification: operations

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Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 3-09.3: Close Air Support, updated July 2009

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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