Victory Base Complex

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Victory Base Complex or VBC, as it is most commonly called, was a cluster of U.S. military installations surrounding the Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The primary component of the VBC was Camp Victory, and was the location of the Al-Faw Palace, which served as the headquarters for the Multi-National Corps - Iraq, and later as the headquarters for the United States Forces - Iraq.[1]

The following is an alphabetical list of coalition installations that were within the Victory Base Complex:

Camp Striker[edit]

Camp Striker was one of several logistical and life support bases within the Victory Base Complex, Baghdad, Iraq (near Camp Victory). Amenities on Camp Striker include a Burger King, Pizza Hut and Green Beans Coffee cafe, as well as an AAFES Base exchange and several third-party markets. The Dining Facility (DFAC) was purported to be the second largest in Iraq. In November 2007, the 1.2 mile main road on Striker was paved.

Camp Striker was established in 2003 by the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (United States), known as the "Strike Hard" Brigade. Members of the brigade are referred to as "Strikers". Although the spelling of the camp has been at times spelled as "Stryker" (as in the armored vehicle), the spelling was officially fixed as "Striker" in January 2009 by order of the Victory Base Complex garrison commander.

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  1. ^ "American bases in Iraq". Retrieved April 5, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 33°14′38″N 44°13′12″E / 33.243822°N 44.219979°E / 33.243822; 44.219979