Camp Dwyer

Camp Dwyer was built by the United States in Afghanistan as a result of the long standing relationship between these two countries. The United States moves to assist Afghanistan in warfare and military installations, while it also uses it during for its own purpose. It is fully equipped to serve as a marine base. It was built in the Helmand River Valley, a place commonly referred to the troops as “Hell man” due to its harsh weather conditions. The weather is usually hot, with temperatures reaching extreme values. The base is mostly commanded by the United States Marine and is operated as a store for logistics and living quarters for a number of troops.  A lot of United States military personnel have been killed in this region and are remembered by inscribing their names on metallic nametags that are hand on a tree at the entrance to the facility. The camp is in a secluded region with no nearby towns or cities, perhaps due to the harsh conditions.

Camp Dwyer Facts

  • Location: Helmand River Valley in the Garmsir District
  • Website: Visit amp Dwyer Website ›
  • Latitude: 31
  • Longitude: 64
  • DSN: N/A
  • The facility patrols the river and the seas to intercept and arrest any war threats coming in that direction. Being a troubled region, Afghanistan is a likely place for child trafficking and illegal drug transports. The marine also works to save this situation. It served as home to the United States Marine Troops that served in the Afghanistan wars. Numerous air-conditioning units have been installed in every housing unit at this camp to curb the harsh weather. Though there is no mobile phone service, there is internet connectivity. Laundry, gym and shower Facilities are built to be shared. The troops carry a lot of water, usually in bottles with them on their way to the field or when hiking. The weather easily dehydrates the troops and so they need to get water every now and then. When there is need, the troops are moved to the battle grounds and back. The bodies of those who died are also brought back and buried.

    Soldiers running to helicopter at Camp Dwyer

    Camp Dwyer elite team

    Camp Dwyer soldiers military practice

    Camp Dwyer at marines

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    Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven't lost passion about military forces.


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    31 Responses to Camp Dwyer

    1. Darby Miera August 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

      My wife and I would like to send our son mail and and things he might need, my sons name is [information removed for safety reasons], is this the correct address, we have not heard from him in awhile, and just want to make sure he is ok, last we heard he said one of his soldier friends was killed and he was taking it hard.

      Thank you,
      Darby Miera

      • Ann Gordon October 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

        Using the information you have you can sign up for Motomail through It will deliver your messages printed on paper during mail call, if he is on the base. They can also reply the same way, though you will get email. It’s a great way to stay in touch.
        Another mom.

        • Robert S Robinson May 6, 2012 at 3:39 am #

          The Moto mail is a great idea this will be my first time using it and thanks!

          • Dawn December 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

            Could you please tell me more about this moto mail because I have never heard of this! I really am needing a physical address to send a CHRISTmas card to Camp Dwyer.

      • U.S Soldier January 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

        Mrs. Darby Miera, for your sons safety and the safety of the other soldier please remove your comment regarding his address, and company information. Also please remove the name of the soldier that was killed as associating it with your sons name is liable to get him in a lot of trouble. If you are unable to find him, go through his FRG unit or contact the red cross.

        • D Roybal January 21, 2013 at 8:14 am #

          Really Kevin

        • M August 9, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

          I miss you Kevin.

      • Omerlin May 16, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

        Hi I have not heard from General Caldwell William since Sunday. I would like to know if all’s well since his health was not fine.
        thank you

    2. patricia September 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      Hi. There is a website you can do a search for it or call the marines.or army base itself.and the can give you the phone numbersvto call tovget the correct address of your son. This just takes a few minutes. They can also tell you where your son is stationed. If you havent heard from him for awhile, please dont panick. Sometimes they just arent in a posifion go call home or write home. Im sure your son is fine. Good luck

    3. Patricia L. Strack November 4, 2011 at 12:43 am #

      Hi, my son, is a Marine. He left for Afghanistan without telling me where he was going to be stationed. How can I locate my boy? He is with the CBR’s from his base in Arizona, and was deployed in Sept. or Oct. I h ope I can receive the needed info. Thank You.

    4. John B. Dwyer January 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      How To Camp Dwyer get it’s name and who is it named after, and what is their history.

      Thak You

      • Julie Cowan February 20, 2012 at 2:59 am #

        I have the same question. My father’s mother’s maiden name was Dwyer. She was from Iowa, originally, but raised a family in Olpe, KS. Her married name was Steffes. Wondering how Camp Dwyer received its name.

      • miki kearney June 7, 2012 at 10:47 am #

        go on and u can read info about it

      • AWK July 31, 2012 at 6:42 am #

        it was named after a british soldier (1984-2006) killed when his vehicle struct the anti-tank mine in Helmand province. his name was James Dwyer..


    5. lajmeer sahraie January 25, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Hello Sir,

      I have a logistic services company in afghanistan how can i work with Camp Dwyer please let me know

    6. Sharvan Kumar Shukla April 1, 2012 at 6:58 am #

      Which one is nearest airport to Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan.

    7. N.Ballestero April 3, 2012 at 12:16 am #

      I´m dating online with a guy that told me is deployed in the Dwyer camp, and I not sure, he´s in the army ( I know this camp is for marines), how can I know if this man is really there?
      I hope some one can help me

      • Kimberly April 16, 2012 at 8:17 am #

        Hi, I am also dating online with a man that says he is staying in Camp Dwyer. He aksed me to sent him some things he needs by contacting some department that will arrange he will get those things if I will pay for it. I do like to give anyone the bennefit of doubt, and I do like to trust him. Can anyone tell me more?

        • miki kearney June 7, 2012 at 10:46 am #

          send me his name and from which country he said he is, maybe if u can ask him which company hired him, what position he has inside company. i will ask my husband.and dont send any money to anyone, dont trust nobody. if he needs something, to send u money by wetern union or money gram (they have there) and after that u can send him anything he wants, i can help u with the address of the base

          • GB July 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

            Hi Miki,

            i am in the same position with a US marine at Camp Dwyer and i am so afraid that things may not be as they seem. Please help me.

    8. kevin April 20, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Hi, am also asking that their is company in our country is telling us that is taking us in camp dwyer to work with dynacorp international ,so my question iz that dynacorp is there? or those guys in this company are cornmen?

    9. Delawar khalid June 28, 2012 at 11:54 am #

      I have a construction and logistics company in afghanistan, we have completed many project of US army corps and Marines , i am now looking for new project .how i can get the contact email of camp dwyer helmand afghanistan . i have comapleted many projects in Marjah helmand .
      from Delawar khan

    10. Michelle van der Westhuizen July 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

      To Whom It May Concern,

      Two and a half months ago I started dating online with a guy and he told me was deployed in the Dwyer camp and was due to leave end June. I believe he has left and should have been on route to South Africa (last spoke about five days ago) and now I am not really sure if he really is in the military. He sent me some photo’s and a copy of his deployment letter. Are you able to assist me in anyway to verify if this man actually exists or if someone else is using his details. If he does exists I would at least like to know that he is safe.
      I really would appreciate any assistance.
      Kind Regards. Michelle

    11. Kyle August 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      Stop dating online you feeble little women. How do you fall in love with pictures and and letters. Get out and get a real life, do real things, and get some real dick

    12. Cindy September 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      How can i get to know about a General John Morrison age 52 years he is still in Afghanstain .
      I lost contact with him and will like to know if he is still there his rank is WO4 .
      Have any one knows this person and can give me some information thank you .

      Regards Cindy

    13. Cathy October 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      If you are related to this man you will have enough info to look him up.if you have his APO… Write him…. If it has been more than 6 mo. You can contact the red cross. You must know a lot about him on a personal level to do this. If he is just a friend hold on and pray he is safe. Remember with our men and women over seas…… No news is good news!! My Son was just deployed again. It was hard the first time, I had to keep telling myself we will know if he is injured so he is okay! Hold on, be strong and keep praying.

    14. Maddie February 9, 2013 at 10:51 pm #

      My cousin and I want to send care packages to soldiers in Afghanastan. The problem is, we don’t know where to send them (address) Can anyone help?

    15. Brenda Parker January 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

      I was recently corresponding with someone claiming to be Frank William Bowen, he contacted me via OkCupid, The uniform in the pictures indicates he is an E6 in the Army, his patch shows the Lost Lieutenants division, the fraudulent person claimed he was stationed at Camp Dwyer. I believe someone is using Frank Bowen’s name and photos to scam women. With further research there are at least 3 facebook pages for Frank Bowen, none of which seem to be the real Frank Bowen. There were many irregularities with this person’s story. This fraudulent person never asked for money but did want me to accept $2 million dollars in cash and gold via an agent. He stated he received this money for rescuing an Afghanistan politician’s kidnapped daughter. When I refused to accept such a package he made other arrangements and then sent me a video of the “agents” pick up of the money and gold. It is so sad that this is happening, I am thankful I found the numerous websites that have information about these scams. I wish I could contact the real Frank Bowen and make him aware this is happening. If anyone has any suggestions please leave a message on this page.


    16. Shafiullah Bawary May 5, 2015 at 5:39 pm #

      Hi, is there any vacancy in Camp Dwyer for local vendors? i have worked in RCC South, so if there is any job for local vendors, let me know please

    17. Anita August 4, 2015 at 7:38 pm #

      I am looking for solider who is suppose to be station there. Do I need to go the read cross to find him

    18. Jeanette Indaya June 18, 2017 at 4:13 am #

      I want to know if Sgt Richard Patrick Jones ,my fiance now , is really assigned there in your military base in Afghanistan. Please give me information. Thank you.

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