Forward Operating Base Robinson

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FOB Robinson
FOB Wolf
Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Type Forward Operating Base
Site history
Built March 2006
In use March 2006 – present
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Operation Herrick
Garrison information

FOB Robinson is a Forward Operating Base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It is located next to the Helmand River, near the town of Sangin. It was called FOB Wolf and was built by the 3/124th Infantry American Security Force.

It was handed over to British 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment on 2 June 2006.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, FOB Robinson got its name from an American soldier killed in action in Sangin District, Staff Sergeant Christopher L. Robinson, 36, of Brandon, Mississippi.[citation needed]

FOB Robinson is a forward mounting base for US Special Forces who have several A Teams located next to the British half of the camp.


See also[edit]



  1. ^ Thornton 2013, p. 15.
  2. ^ Coldstream 2016, p. 43.


  • Guards, Coldstream (2016). 10 Years in Afghanistan. UK: Coldstream Guards. 
  • Thornton, P (2013). Helmand - Diaries of Front-Line Soldiers. UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-78096-906-0.