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A FOB was a secured location located near the front lines of a battlefield.

In his briefing before he dropped Christine Chapel off at the Mobile Combat Surgical Unit on the moon of J'Gal, Shuttlecraft 12648 pilot Polk warned her that the "FOB's a mile from the front, so don't wander out." (SNW: "Under the Cloak of War")

In the context of the episode, the acronym FOB likely meant "forward operating base", and was likely made in reference to the location that the Mobile Combat Surgical Unit to attached to.

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