Camp Dwyer

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Camp Dwyer

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Garmsir District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan
Camp Dwyer LZ sign (Afghanistan) 01.jpg
Helicopter Landing Zone sign
Camp Dwyer is located in Afghanistan
Camp Dwyer
Camp Dwyer
Shown within Afghanistan
Coordinates 31°06′04″N 064°04′02″E / 31.10111°N 64.06722°E / 31.10111; 64.06722Coordinates: 31°06′04″N 064°04′02″E / 31.10111°N 64.06722°E / 31.10111; 64.06722
Site information
Owner International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Operator United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Site history
Built 2007 (2007) & expanded in 2009
In use 2007-Present
Airfield information
Elevation: 735 metres (2,411 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
00/00  Dirt
Helipads
Number Length and surface
00  Dirt

Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan is a military base and air field of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). It is in the Helmand River Valley in Garmsir District.

History[edit]

It was previously designated a forward operating base,[1] but was significantly expanded in 2009 and the name changed to Camp Dwyer for British Lance Bombardier James Dwyer (1984-2006), of 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, who was killed on Wednesday 27 December 2006, aged 22, when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine while on a patrol in southern Helmand Province.[2]

The base was a major USMC installation and one of the largest camps the Marines used in Southern Helmand.[3] The base has been significantly reduced in physical size and number of personal assigned. As of January 2014 about 700 military and civilian personnel are at the base. And the base size has been reduced to about 1,400 acres.[4]

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