Definition of afloat pre-positioning force

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afloat pre-positioning force

'afloat pre-positioning force' is an military term meaning '(DOD) Shipping maintained in full operational status to afloat pre-position military equipment and supplies in support of combatant commanders' operation plans. The afloat pre-positioning force consists of the three maritime pre-positioning ships squadrons, the Army's afloat pre-positioning stocks-3 ships, and the Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, and Air Force ships. Also called APF. See also maritime pre-positioning ships'.

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