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The name Abilene may refer to:


  • Abilene (biblical), a plain in Syria, on the east slope of Anti-Lebanon mountain range — for which most of the places listed below are named, directly or indirectly[1]
United States


US Military uses[edit]

  • Operation Abilene (1966), a joint US-Australian military operation in 1966 during the Vietnam War
  • Operation Abilene (2003), a US military operation in Al Anbar province in 2003 during the Iraq War
  • USS Abilene, a Tacoma-class US navy frigate named after the city of Abilene, Kansas
  • Abilene Trophy, is awarded annually to the community in Air Mobility Command that is most supportive of its local Air Force Base

Other uses[edit]


  1. ^ George R. Stewart, A Concise Dictionary of American Place-Names. Oxford University Press, 1970.