|Garmsir District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan|
Helicopter Landing Zone sign
Shown within Afghanistan
|Owner||International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)|
|Operator||United States Marine Corps (USMC)|
|Built||2007& expanded in 2009|
|Elevation||735 metres (2,411 ft) AMSL|
The base was originally a forward operating base however in May 2009 it was expanded into a Camp by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB 5), it was further expanded by NMCB 3 in November 2011.
The base was named after British Lance Bombardier James Dwyer (1984-2006), of 29th 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.
The base was a major USMC installation and one of the largest camps the Marines used in Southern Helmand.
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.
- Detachment of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven during December 2008.
- 2nd Battalion 8th Marines during July 2009.
- Regimental Combat Team 7 between September 2009 and September 2010.
- Company B, Det-B of 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion during December 2009.
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three between November 2010 - January 2011.
- Regimental Combat Team 1 between September 2010 and July 2011
- Regimental Combat Team 5 between August 2011 and July 2012 commanded by Col. Roger Turner
- Regimental Combat Team 7 between September 2012 and July 2013 commanded by Col. Austin Renforth.
- Elements of 2nd Battalion 8th Marines between July 2013 and October 2013.
- 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade between 2009 and 2010.
- 101st Combat Aviation Brigade between 2010 and 2011.
- 159th Combat Aviation Brigade between 2011 and 2012.
- 25th Combat Aviation Brigade between 2012 and 2013.
- Maj. Christopher Murphy (August - October 2013).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Camp Dwyer.|
- History of the United States Marine Corps
- List of United States Marine Corps installations
- List of ISAF installations in Afghanistan
- "NMCB 3 Departs Camp Dwyer, Closes Chapter in Seabee History". U.S Navy. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
- Military Operations news article - Lance Bombardier James Dwyer
- "Marines ready for next phase of Afghanistan withdrawal". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
- "At Marine outpost in Afghanistan, conditions grow more austere by the day". Military Times. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
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