Forward Operating Base Loyalty

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Forward Operating Base Loyalty
New Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Forward Operating Base Loyalty is located in Iraq
Forward Operating Base Loyalty
Forward Operating Base Loyalty
Coordinates 33°19′43″N 44°28′52″E / 33.328682°N 44.481196°E / 33.328682; 44.481196
Type Forward Operating Base
Site information
Controlled by  United States
 United States Army
Site history
Built 2003 (2003)
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation New Dawn
Garrison information
Garrison 4th BCT, 101st ABN DIV
Occupants 1st Battalion 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division 2010-2011

Forward Operating Base Loyalty is a former forward operating base used by the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn located in the New Baghdad District (Arabic,بغداد الجديدة) of Baghdad, Iraq

FOB Iron Horse was renamed FOB Patriot and then renamed to FOB Loyalty, during OIF II and OIF III. Also the location was in East Baghdad. It started with 1st Cav/1st Brigade and 3RD ID came in Dec/January 2005.It also housed the prison for Political Prisoners.


FOB Loyalty was located in what was Saddam Hussein's Directorate of Internal Security. A handful of the hardened concrete buildings were damaged by US forces during the initial invasion of Iraq. The main building took three or four precision-guided bombs, and another precision bomb wiped out the house Saddam used when he visited the base.[1]

The FOB included a roofed pool, with construction started by Saddam's men and completed by Kellog Brown and Root Contractors allowing US Armed forces members to use.[1] No Army and Air Force Exchange Service Facility existed on the FOB, however a small sundry store existed allowing for basic necessities.[1]


FOB Loyalty was attacked in early 2008 by improvised Rocket-Assisted Mortars also known as lob bombs, killing a number of servicemen on the base. The FOB sustained repeated mortar attacks throughout 2008 and 2009.

JSS Loyalty was IRAM attacked on 6 June 2011, killing 6 US servicemembers and injuring 12 others; another service member died from his wounds four days later.

Joint Security Station Loyalty was transferred to full Iraqi Government control on August 29, 2011.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Garamone, Jim (Dec 16, 2005). "'Head Fobbit' Works for Quality of Life at Forward Operating Base". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Where in the ... (Update, FOB Loyalty & JSS Babalsheikh)". INDCJournal. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  3. ^ "‘Stars’ fall upon FOB Loyalty; Top generals in Iraq descend on east Baghdad base cam" (Press release). United States Forces - Iraq. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  4. ^ Woislaw, Jonathan (Aug 29, 2011). "‘Black Knight’ Battery assists in closing Joint Security Station Loyalty, Iraq". US DoD News Release. Retrieved 19 November 2013.