area of operations


Definition of area of operations

: an area in which military operations are conducted Its primary mission is to refuel active duty aircraft on operational missions in the Pacific area of operations.Congressional Documents and Publications, 22 Apr. 2010

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First Known Use of area of operations

1820, in the meaning defined above

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