In military uses, a staging area is a place where troops or equipment in transit are assembled or processed. Often and historically this military staging area has been termed a point d'appui. Unlike normal bases, the facilities of a staging area are temporary, mainly because for a certain time it will hold much more troops and material than would be reasonable in peacetime.
Militaries use staging areas to deploy military units, aircraft and warships plus their materiel ahead of an attack or invasion. In former times this used to be generally the border area of one's own country, but in recent wars (Gulf War, Kosovo War, Iraq War) it may also be the border area of another unrelated country granting access.
All the world's a staging area.(Around NAVSUP)(US Naval Supply Systems Command opens new staging Area at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Pearl Harbor)
Mar 01, 2011; Had William Shakespeare been a forklift driver at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Pearl Harbor, his famous line, "All...