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staging area

a traditional point at which migratory flocks (usually of birds) aggregate or put down during the course of migration to rest and feed.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Relations between the nations soured when the Canadian government refused to grant Emirati airlines extra landing rights in Canada in late 2010, a dispute that prompted the closure of a key Canadian forces staging base in Dubai.
Formerly designated as an amphibious transport dock (LPD), Ponce was recently converted and reclassified to fulfill a longstanding US Central Command request for an Afloat Forward Staging Base to be forward deployed here.--Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5 Public Affairs
A superbly crafted and highly recommended political thriller, "Stinger" is about the conflict between Russia and American interests in Afghanistan that led to the rise of the Taliban and was to eventual provide a staging base for Al Queda and the attack of 9/11.
Many of them were brought to Saipan by Jack Abramoff, who until recently was the King of K Street--the boulevard that serves as a staging base for the estimated 50,000 lobbyists infesting our nation's Capitol.
The team established a Joint Task ForcePort Opening operation to manage the reception, staging, and onward movement of cargo from Karachi to an intermediate staging base in Islamabad.
The geographic location of the port city, which faces the South Sea, makes it an ideal staging base for trade with China and Japan.
The manned space laboratory will be a staging base for space exploration, and a platform for scientific research.
to prepare to deploy to a staging base in southern Italy.
Equipped with a helicopter landing deck and space for troops, the amphibious transport ship, in service since 1971, can support an array of missions as a "forward staging base" involving special forces, countermine operations or repair work for warships, officials said.
The Army G-4 has prepared Department of the Army Pamphlet (DA Pam) 700-33, Intermediate Staging Base (ISB) Handbook, to assist Army logistics commanders, planners, and operators in planning and establishing ISBs, particularly at the operational level.
Knowing that Malta was to be a staging base for the Turkish assault on Italy, the Knights of Malta, under the leadership of their 71-year-old grand master, Jean LaValette, mounted a desperate defense.