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  • n. Plural form of FOB.


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  • In Baghdad, you have U.S. forces dispersed into what we call FOBs or forward operating bases.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2006

  • In Baghdad, you have U.S. forces dispersed into what we call FOBs or Forward Operating Bases.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2006

  • COOPER: Throughout Iraq, U.S. troops live in what they call FOBs, forward operating bases.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2005

  • This was the exact opposite of the U.S. strategy of the time, which was to hand over ever more control to the Iraqi army and police and withdraw the bulk of American soldiers to massive misnamed “Forward Operating Bases,” known as FOBs.

    The Longest War

  • Now, you can imagine, during the course of this war, the U.S. forces have had a proliferation of major bases called FOBs, forward operating bases, smaller bases, patrol bases, joint security stations -- I mean, anything from 10,000 personnel sized facilities down to something that just fits 30.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2009

  • In the section on Big Pharma's concessions, "FOBs" refers to follow-on biological drugs.

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  • From the FOBs out would sally armored Humvee patrols, which had little or no understanding of the country they were supposedly pacifying.

    The Longest War

  • That was primarily the result of a long, long training program that developed huge numbers of local forces and the switch out of the FOBs.

    New Math | ATTACKERMAN

  • At one of forward operating bases (FOBs) I was stationed at in Iraq, Private First Class Brian Edward Hutson (name changed) put the barrel of his M-4 semiautomatic assault rifle into his mouth, with the weapon set for a three-round burst, and blew out the back of his skull.

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  • FOBs are generally smaller and closer to population centers than the big airfields.

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