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staging area

[′stāj·iŋ ‚er·ē·ə]
(ordnance)
A general locality, containing accommodations for troops, established for the concentration of troop units and transient personnel between movements over the lines of communication.

staging area

A general locality between the mounting area and the objective of an amphibious or airborne expedition, through which all or parts of the expedition pass after mounting for refueling, regrouping of ships, and/or exercise, inspection, and redistribution of troops.
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The new release is a journey of staging points, opening with the recollection of his arrest and detention as a backdrop to his subsequent release, exile, and return to Malawi.
The three-day cross-country march will cover some of Northumberland's most remote landscape, with staging points at Elsdon, Harbottle, Alwinton, Linhope and Langleeford, before reaching Wooler on Sunday.
The Herald reported that in the wake of the East Timor crisis, which has spilled over into West Timor, the people-smuggling syndicates have moved their staging points from the West Timorese capital Kupang to the eastern islands of Flores, Lombok and Bali.
McDonald's restaurants in Ridge, Rocky Point, Riverhead and Manorville will be the staging points for the food operation.