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What does JOA stand for?

JOA stands for Joint Operational Area (US DoD)

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  • Military and Government

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The air plan, completely nested within the JFC's operation plan (OPLAN), reflects a connected series of joint air operations that meet the JFC's objectives within a given time and joint operational area.
This would allow the geographic combatant command to use the JFED as a combatant command engineer asset, pushed forward to focus on the joint operational area while the actual combatant command engineer focuses on the entire theater.
12 (3) The need to incorporate all components of the Army Hearing Program in-theater has existed for a number of years, however, the priority of the clinical mission and complexities of transportation within the Iraq Joint Operational Area limited the services available.
This concept is defined as "the rapid deployment, assembly, command, projection, reconstitution and reemployment of joint combat power from the sea, while providing continuous support, sustainment and force protection to select expeditionary joint forces without reliance on land bases within the joint operational area.
Due to the scale of the disaster and the sheer number of federal troops involved, DoD activated JTF Katrina on 30 August to assume command and control of all DoD forces in the joint operational area (JOA), making history as the first JTF activated for a natural disaster relief effort.
The traditional echelons (division, corps, and theater-support command) were less distinguishable when planning and executing an operation from a joint operational area perspective.