Camp Buehring

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Camp Buehring
Kuwait
Camp Buehring 2006 03150082.JPG
Sign at Camp Buehring's main entrance (May 2006)
Camp Buehring is located in Kuwait
Camp Buehring
Camp Buehring
Shown within Kuwait
Coordinates 29°41′52″N 47°25′35″E / 29.69778°N 47.42639°E / 29.69778; 47.42639Coordinates: 29°41′52″N 47°25′35″E / 29.69778°N 47.42639°E / 29.69778; 47.42639
Type Staging post
Site information
Owner U.S. Department of Defense
Site history
Built 2002 (2002)
In use January 2003-Present
Airfield information
Elevation 131 metres (430 ft) AMSL
Runways
Direction Length and surface
18/36 1,300 metres (4,265 ft) Asphalt

Camp Buehring (formerly Camp Udairi) is a staging post for US troops in the northwestern region of Kuwait. From its founding in January 2003 to present date, the base was used for military troops heading north into Iraq, as well as the primary location for the Middle Eastern Theater Reserve. The areas surrounding Camp Buehring, known as the Udairi Range Complex, are largely uninhabited, save for a few nomadic Bedouin tribes raising camels, goats, and sheep.

Camp Buehring is named after Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Buehring who was killed in Baghdad on October 26, 2003. Buehring was one of the highest ranking U.S. casualties of the Iraq War. Camp Udairi was renamed in his honor in 2004.

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