Original Camp Leatherneck sign at entrance
|In use||2008 — present|
|Controlled by||United States Marine Corps|
|Battles/wars||Operation Strike of the Sword|
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter flies over a Seabee project site in Camp Leatherneck
Camp Leatherneck is a 1,600 acre United States Marine Corps base located in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The site is located mostly in Washir District and is conjoined with Camp Bastion, the main British military base in Afghanistan.
2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade initially developed Camp Leatherneck in 2008 in preparation of its forces deploying to Afghanistan. The forward element of the I Marine Expeditionary Force as Regional Command Southwest replaced the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade in March 2010. In 2011, Camp Leatherneck was divided into four areas. It is currently undergoing deconstruction as troop levels continue to fall in support of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. The 215th Corps Headquarters of the Afghan National Army was also based there at camp Shorbak. A small coalition base called Tombstone is on Camp Shorbak, and is a base within a base within a base. 
National Geographic Explorer profiled the base in a 2010 episode.
On May 16, 2010, the Supply Management Unit lot had a fire that burned for over 8 hours, causing extensive damage. Marine Wing Support Squadron 274's CFR (Crash Fire Rescue) was responsible for extinguishing the blaze. Through the fire Camp Leatherneck was also hit with one of their most intense sand storms to date.
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