Camp Leatherneck

Built by the United States, Camp Leatherneck is commanded by the United States Marine Corps. The main purpose of building this camp was to provide a base for the United States Troops deployed to Afghanistan. This base is located in the harsh district of Helmand. The camp is among the youngest United States military installations in Afghanistan, being built only in 2008. The camp is close to the biggest British military installment in this country. The total size of the camp is about 1,600 acres. The camp is was initially a temporary construction to house troops and equipment during the United States led war in this country.

Camp Leatherneck Facts

  • Location: Helmand Province, Afghanistan
  • Website: Visit Camp Leatherneck Website ›
  • Latitude: 31
  • Longitude: 64
  • DSN: N/A
  • It is still being built to accommodate the increasing number of troops arriving on the ticket of the United Nations. Camp leatherneck is divided into four regions, with each region serving a different purpose. The second Marine Expeditionary Brigade was the first unit to occupy the wing, and in fact, started the construction. Other marine groups now occupy the camp. The camp came in the limelight in vein of the fire that burnt there. The fire burnt for eight hours before it was brought under control and was able to burn a lot away.

    Soldiers rest at Camp Leatherneck

    Camp Leatherneck is still underconstruction  Camp Leatherneck Main Sign

    Soldiers before leaving Camp Leatherneck

    Soldiers in way to Camp Leatherneck

    Military equipment for the Afghan war is stored in Camp leatherneck. Aside serving the war, the Navy also operates safety and security operations from this camp. The sub-marines and airships are used to patrol the seas and the nearby bushes. Troubled areas usually have higher crime rates and as such, Camp Leatherneck works hard to bring peace and security to the country. They arrest anyone they think is trying to undermine the peace building efforts in the area. There is also a small prison in the camp, where trouble makers are detained until they are transferred to proper prison facilities.

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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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    9 Responses to Camp Leatherneck

    1. Elvira Lonic December 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm #


      I am Elvira Lonic and have worked in the Leatherneck as a headcounter. I left the job on October 1st 2011. In meantime my family has send me a parcel that arrived after i left the job. The parcel is received by Jesse Summers. Is there a way for my parcel to be send back to me? If yes, can you please confirm it to my mail address and i will let you have my post address and all other necessary informations.

      Kind regards
      Elvira Lonic

    2. Robert R Ross March 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

      Say hello to LCpl. Robert Ross Maint bLt unit 42300 we are proud of all our US troops and hope to see them soon. Robert and Pam Ross Orangevale California

      • Donna November 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

        Hello to LCPL Robert Ross. Congratulations on your dedication to serve our great Country USA. Salute and God bless

    3. donna sheets November 20, 2012 at 3:55 am #


    4. donna sheets January 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      i want to know if the rules will ever change about our troops having to pay to travel for an r & r.we have been working for my fiance to come since june and now i havent heard from him since december 24 i dont know if he is alive or not or if he is alright i just want to know can i hear from the general in afghanistan to let me know for sure so i can relax

    5. Gwen Rubacky June 25, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      Do you still want donations of small stuffed animals for Operation Toy Soldier?

      • jennifer ragland July 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

        I would like to send a care package to a LG Bolger and troops in Kabul Afghanistan. How do I began to do something like this? The base is camp leatherneck is there a way to find the address???

    6. Alanna Eaglechild January 10, 2015 at 10:20 am #

      Hi I need help my daughter has been communicating with someone who say’s he is at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan and my daughter is really in love but I was wondering if you could just conferme that he is truly a Marine and I know you can’t tell me exactly whe’re he is but I want to know he is real and not impersenating a soldier. His say’s his name is Gen.Adams Smith Major Commander. Can you just tell me he’s for real, I am going to try and send a picture. Please and thank you greatly. I can’t seem to send a picture but I hope you can help me.

    7. Code dummy April 23, 2016 at 7:59 am #

      Most deployed military men don’t text or chat on phones.. There in war zones.. Look up Scamming Scammers on FB. Many people hide behind military men’s pics to get money.. Yes they make you fall in love with them, tell you what you want to hear.. I too have talked to a Major at camp Leatherneck.
      These men are saving are country.. They don’t have time for love match games.. Watch what information you give out, don’t send money. Military men have access to there money, and many other things… The one thing they all say is, there loved one died.. They have no one… Your their dream come true… These men are in fire zones, sleeping in tents… Come on lady’s!! Don’t believe these sick people that are setting at a desk 24/7 trying to scam you for money… Because your not talking to a military man… There not on the Internet… There out fighting for us to be free and safe…!!!

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