Forward Operating Base Jackson

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FOB Jackson
FOB Sabit Qadam

Flag of the International Security Assistance Force.svg
Airport type Military
Owner International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)
Operator United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Formerly: British Army
Location Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Built 2006 (2006)
In use 2006-2010
Coordinates 32°04′33″N 064°49′55″E / 32.07583°N 64.83194°E / 32.07583; 64.83194Coordinates: 32°04′33″N 064°49′55″E / 32.07583°N 64.83194°E / 32.07583; 64.83194
Number Length Surface
ft m
01 25 Asphalt

Forward Operating Base Jackson (FOB Jackson) was a United States military base[1] located just west of Sangin Village, Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The base was named after British soldier Private Damien Jackson of the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment who was killed on active service.

It was initially used by the British Armed Forces as part of Operation Herrick (OP H) before being turned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) during 2010.


It has been used by:

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  1. ^ "Taliban is losing its advantage in Afghanistan". The Washington Post. March 10, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Bishop 2009, p. 166.
  3. ^ Southby-Tailyour 2010, p. 48.
  4. ^ a b "Afghanistan war diary: FOB Jackson". The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Marine Corps Times embeds in Afghanistan's Sangin district". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "On the ground in Afghanistan: the last days of a FOB". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 


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