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advanced operations base meaning

  • [Defence]
    In special operations, a small temporary base established near or within a joint special operations area to command, control, and/or support training or tactical operations.
    Facilities are normally austere.
    The base may be ashore or afloat.
    If ashore, it may include an airfield or unimproved airstrip, a pier, or an anchorage.
    An advanced operations base is normally controlled and/or supported by a main operations base or a forward operations base.
    Also called AOB.
    See also forward operations base; main operations base.
    (JP 3-05.1)

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