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
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.
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.