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A forward operating base (FOB) is any secured forward position that is used to support tactical operations. A FOB may or may not contain an airfield, hospital, or other facilities. The base may be used for an extended period of time. FOB's are traditionally supported by main operating bases that are required to provide backup support to them. A FOB also reduces reaction time and increases time on task to forces operating from it.

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Elements of a FOB

In its most basic form, a FOB consists of a ring of barbed wire around a position with a fortified entry control point, or ECP. More advanced FOBs would include an assembly of earthen dams, concrete barriers, gates, watchtowers, bunkers and other force protection infrastructure.

FOBs in Iraq

  • FOB Abu Ghraib
  • FOB Bernstein
  • FOB Caldwell
  • FOB Carpenter
  • FOB Dagger, formerly Ironhorse
    Forward Operating Base Dagger, Tikrit, Iraq.
  • FOB Dibbis
  • FOB Falcon
  • FOB Q-West (or Qayyarah Airfield West), formerly known as Camp Endurance, now designated as a Contingency Operating Base (COB).
  • FOB Garryowen (often incorrectly called "FOB Garry Owen")
  • FOB Grizzly
  • FOB Hammer, formerly Shakoosh
  • FOB McHenry
  • FOB Hit
  • FOB Independence
  • FOB Iskandariyah (formerly FOB Chosin)
  • FOB Justice
  • FOB Kalsu
  • FOB Loyalty
  • FOB Marez
  • FOB MacKenzie, in Samarra
  • FOB McHenry, in Al Hawijah
  • FOB Nimur, in Sinjar [1]
  • FOB Normandy[1]
  • FOB Reaper, south side of Fallujah
  • FOB Rustamiayah
  • FOB Saint Michael
  • FOB Speicher - Speicher has been designated a Contingency Operating Base (COB) now.
  • FOB Sykes - Tal Afar
  • FOB Summerall
  • FOB Yusufiyah
  • FOB War Eagle
  • FOB Warhorse
  • FOB Warrior
  • FOB Prosperity - Green Zone
  • FOB Wilson
  • FOB Cobra

FOBs in Afghanistan

  • FOB Airborne in Wardak province
  • FOB Altimur in Logar province
  • FOB Anaconda, near Khas Oruzgan
  • FOB Armadillo, British and Danish
  • FOB Chapman, Khost Province
  • FOB Cobra, near Char Chiehna
  • FOB Connolly, Kyogyani
  • FOB Delaram, USMC
  • FOB Dehli, USMC
  • FOB Edinburgh, British
  • FOB Fenty, near Jalalabad
  • FOB Frontenac in Kandahar, built by Canadians
  • FOB Geronimo, USMC
  • FOB Gibraltar, now closed
  • FOB Hutal, Canadian
  • FOB Inkerman, British
  • FOB Jackson, British
  • PB Jaker, USMC
  • FOB Keenan, British and Danish
  • FOB Logar[2]
  • FOB Ma'sum Ghar, Canadian
  • FOB Mehtar Lam
  • FOB Mizan
  • FOB Nathan Smith, Canadian
  • FOB Nolay, British
  • FOB Price, Danish and British
  • FOB Rhino
  • FOB Ripley, near Tarin Kowt also called FOB Davis or Kamp Holland
  • FOB Robinson, British
  • FOB Salerno[3]
  • FOB Sandford, Danish
  • FOB Sperwan Ghar, Canadian
  • FOB Spin Boldak, Canadian
  • FOB Hunter
  • FOB Shank
  • FOB Tycz
  • FOB Tillman
  • FOB Tombstone
  • FOB Tora, France
  • FOB Wilson, Canadian
  • FOB Wishtan, British
  • FOB Wolf
  • FOB Zeebrugge, British
  • FOB Zormot

FOBs in the United States

  • FOB Border Wolf, Deming, New Mexico [4]
  • FOB Cannon, Yuma, Arizona[5][6][7]
  • CBP FOB Desert Grip, Arizona[8] (Also known as Camp Grip and Desert Camp Grip.) Located approximately 75 miles southeast of Yuma, Arizona in the US Border Patrol's Yuma Sector.[9]
  • White Sands/FOB, New Mexico[10]
  • Lordsburg/FOB, New Mexico[11]
  • Tucson/FOB, Arizona[12]
  • FOB Sentinel, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas[13]
  • Sea-Based X-Band Radar FOB, Adak, Alaska[14]

See also

References

http://www.weekonthebeach.com http://gwot.us/2006/07/08/the-life-of-a-fobit/

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A forward operating base (FOB) is any secured forward military position that is used to support tactical operations. A FOB may or may not contain an airfield, hospital, or other facilities. The base may be used for an extended period of time. FOBs are traditionally supported by main operating bases that are required to provide backup support to them. A FOB also reduces reaction time and increases time on task to forces operating from it.

Contents

Elements of a FOB

In its most basic form, a FOB consists of a ring of barbed wire around a position with a fortified entry control point, or ECP. More advanced FOBs would include an assembly of earthen dams, concrete barriers, gates, watchtowers, bunkers and other force protection infrastructure. They are often built from Hesco bastions.

FOBs in Iraq

FOBs in Afghanistan

  • FOB Airborne in Wardak province
  • FOB Altimur in Logar province
  • FOB Anaconda, near Khas Oruzgan
  • FOB Armadillo, British and Danish
  • Forward Operating Base Bakwah
  • Forward Operating Base Bala Murghab
  • Forward Operating Base Blessing
  • Forward Operating Base Boris
  • Forward Operating Base Bostick
  • FOB Chapman, Khost Province
  • FOB Cobra, near Char Chiehna
  • FOB Connolly, Khogyani District, Nangarhar Province
  • FOB Delaram, United States Marines Corps (USMC)
  • FOB Delhi, USMC
  • Camp Dwyer, Helmand Province, USMC
  • FOB Edinburgh, British
  • FOB Fenty, near Jalalabad
  • Fiddler's Green, USMC
  • FOB Frontenac in Kandahar, built by Canadians
  • Forward Operating Base Gardez
  • FOB Geronimo, USMC
  • FOB Ghazni, Polish Task Force
  • FOB Ghowrmach, Faryab Province, Norwegian and US
  • FOB Gibraltar, now closed
  • Combat Outpost Herrera
  • FOB Hunter
  • FOB Hutal, Canadian
  • FOB Inkerman, British
  • FOB Jackson, British
  • PB Jaker, USMC
  • FOB Joyce, Konar Province
  • Forward Operating Base Kalagush
  • Combat Outpost Keating
  • FOB Keenan, British and Danish
  • Forward Operating Base Lane
  • FOB Logar[5]
  • FOB Ma'sum Ghar, Canadian
  • Combat Outpost Margah
  • FOB Mehtar Lam
  • FOB Mizan
  • Forward Operating Base Naray
  • FOB Nathan Smith, Canadian
  • FOB Nolay, British
  • Forward Operating Base Orgun-E
  • FOB Price, Danish and British
  • Forward Operating Base Puza-i-Eshan
  • Forward Operating Base Ramrod, Kandahar Province, U.S. Army
  • FOB Rhino
  • FOB Ripley, near Tarin Kowt also called FOB Davis or Kamp Holland
  • FOB Robinson, British
  • FOB Rushmore, Paktia Province
  • FOB Salerno[6]
  • FOB Sandford, Danish
  • FOB Sharana, near Pakistan border
  • FOB Sperwan Ghar, Canadian
  • FOB Spin Boldak, Canadian
  • FOB Shank
  • Forward Operating Base Thunder
  • FOB Tillman
  • FOB Todd, Murghab District, Badghis Province, Afghanistan
  • FOB Tombstone, Lashkar Gar area. Near Camp Leatherneck, formerly FOB Tombstone II, and British Camp Bastion
  • FOB Tora, France
  • FOB Tycz
  • FOB Warrior, Polish Battlegroup B
  • FOB Wilson, Canadian
  • FOB Wishtan, British
  • FOB Wolf
  • FOB Wolverine, Karezgay, Zabul Province[7]
  • FOB Zeebrugge, British
  • FOB Zormot

FOBs in the United States

  • FOB Border Wolf, Deming, New Mexico [8]
  • FOB Cannon, Yuma, Arizona[9][10][11]
  • CBP FOB Desert Grip, Arizona[12] (Also known as Camp Grip and Desert Camp Grip.) Located approximately 75 miles southeast of Yuma, Arizona in the US Border Patrol's Yuma Sector.[13]
  • White Sands/FOB, New Mexico[14]
  • Lordsburg/FOB, New Mexico[15]
  • Tucson/FOB, Arizona[16]
  • FOB Sentinel, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas[17]
  • Sea-Based X-Band Radar FOB, Adak, Alaska[18]
  • FOB Mailfoot, Fort Benning, Georgia

See also

References

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