army, marine, military, police
live in
be confined to

He was confined to barracks for three weeks as a punishment.

attack, bomb

The soldiers are searched before they are allowed to leave barracks.

go back to, return to, withdraw to

Troops are being withdrawn to barracks to avoid further clashes.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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