Forward Operating Base Delaram

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FOB Delaram
FOB Kerella
Delaram, Afghanistan
Forward Operating Base Delaram sign 01.jpg
Sign at the chow hall
Type Forward Operating Base
Site information
Controlled by United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Afghan National Army (ANA)
Site history
In use October 2007- 2014
Soviet era tower at FOB Delaram

Forward Operating Base Delaram in Afghanistan is a military expeditionary base built by the United States Marine Corps. It is located on the Ring Road in Delaram. It was transferred to the Afghan National Army in April 2014.[1] It now appears to be the headquarters of 4th Brigade, 215th Corps, which was formed in 2012.


The FOB was originally a Soviet military compound. The Marines named it FOB Kerella, after the first Marine stationed at this FOB to die in OEF, Cpl Jason Karella of 2nd Battalion 7th Marines. It was renamed FOB Delaram, after the nearby city, sometime after 2008. Camp Delaram was constructed to accommodate the U.S. Marine Corps. The camp also serves as a storage place for logistics and equipment. The FOB also serves as a focal point for helping Afghans bring their lives back to normal after the attack and still continuing threats from Taliban forces. The initial structure of the base was only temporary and did not have a landing strip for airplanes. However, today it has a new runway to allow airplanes to land and bring in passengers and supplies.

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