air base


Definition of air base

: a military base chiefly for the operation of aircraft

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One person with familiarity with Miller's thinking said the general is sure to want to keep open Bagram air base, from which the United States launches counterterrorism strikes in Afghanistan's eastern mountains. Anchorage Daily News, "U.S. prepares Afghanistan troop cuts in potential deal with Taliban," 2 Aug. 2019 The canyon is used by several air bases in California and Nevada, which include Nellis Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and Fresno Air National Guard Base. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "F/A-18E Fighter Jet Crashes in 'Star Wars Canyon,' Injuring Seven," 31 July 2019 Sheep are also attacked by dogs, says Rob Taylor, who runs the North Wales team from a decommissioned police air base near Rhuddlan. The Economist, "From fly-tipping to sheep rustling, Britain’s cops crack down on rural crime," 25 July 2019 And last Friday, three mortar rounds were fired at the Balad air base, which also hosts U.S. forces. Isabel Coles, WSJ, "Rocket Strikes at Site of Foreign Oil Firms in Iraq," 19 June 2019 That attack prompted President Trump to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian military air base from which the attack was reportedly carried out. Nick Cumming-bruce,, "Weapons control panel led by Syria," 28 May 2018 That attack prompted President Trump to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian military air base from which the attack was carried out. Nick Cumming-bruce, New York Times, "Anger Spreads as Syria Leads Global Disarmament Body," 28 May 2018 This has become an issue in communities surrounding military air bases around the country. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The F-35 Could Make Some Neighborhoods in the U.S. Unliveable," 7 Aug. 2019 Most recently, a Taliban attack near the main U.S. air base in Afghanistan killed three Marines on Monday. Amir Shah, The Seattle Times, "Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US," 12 Apr. 2019

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1913, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of air base

: a place where military aircraft take off and land : a base of operations for military aircraft

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: a base for military aircraft

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