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  • noun Plural form of firebase.

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Examples

  • I thought things were bad in Saigon, but once we start getting dropped off by Huey helicopter at firebases in the plains and jungles of South Vietnam, we have a new respect and a healthy yearning for the relative peace of the big city.

    Late, Late at Night

  • The firebases generally resemble a really lethal camping ground: some central wooden structures surrounded by a grouping of army-green tents, surrounded by barbed-wire fences, surrounded by coils of razor wire, surrounded by rows of Claymore antipersonnel mines.

    Late, Late at Night

  • I thought things were bad in Saigon, but once we start getting dropped off by Huey helicopter at firebases in the plains and jungles of South Vietnam, we have a new respect and a healthy yearning for the relative peace of the big city.

    Late, Late at Night

  • The firebases generally resemble a really lethal camping ground: some central wooden structures surrounded by a grouping of army-green tents, surrounded by barbed-wire fences, surrounded by coils of razor wire, surrounded by rows of Claymore antipersonnel mines.

    Late, Late at Night

  • The firebases generally resemble a really lethal camping ground: some central wooden structures surrounded by a grouping of army-green tents, surrounded by barbed-wire fences, surrounded by coils of razor wire, surrounded by rows of Claymore antipersonnel mines.

    Late, Late at Night

  • Over the next two years, U.S. forces established two more large observation posts and two small firebases in Korengal.

    U.S. Exits Afghanistan's 'Valley of Death'

  • Bella was one of the firebases operated by Chosen Company in the Waygal Valley.

    'War'

  • In the single most substantive post-blast report on the CIA, Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times wrote that the Agency has β€œan archipelago of firebases in southern and eastern Afghanistan,” most built in the last year.

    Tom Engelhardt: The CIA Surges

  • Over the next two years, U.S. forces established two more large observation posts and two small firebases in Korengal.

    U.S. Exits Afghanistan's 'Valley of Death'

  • I thought things were bad in Saigon, but once we start getting dropped off by Huey helicopter at firebases in the plains and jungles of South Vietnam, we have a new respect and a healthy yearning for the relative peace of the big city.

    Late, Late at Night

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