Camp Bondsteel is situated in east of Kosovo near Urosevac and was named in honor of Vietnam War awardee, US Army Staff Sergeant James L. Bondsteel. Camp Bondsteel is the major base of the United States Army under the command of Kosovo. It also serves as headquarters for NATO and home to the 7,000 servicemen.
Camp Bondsteel Facts
- Website: No known website for Camp Bondsteel.
- Location: Kosovo
- Phone: 00-49-621-730-781-4000
- Latitude: 42.366667
- Longitude: 21.25
- DSN: N/A
Camp Bondsteel was built in 955 acres of land by the 94th Engineer Construction Battalion and Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR) under the supervision of the Army Corps of Engineers. KBR serves as the major contractor for all the operation inside the base. The base was built by flattening two hills and formed a valley where the base now lies. The structures inside the camp are made mainly from wooden materials, semi permanent shelters within a 2.5 meter high earthen barricade. Fifty two helipads were built inside the installation on August 1999.
Camp Bondsteel boasts itself for being the largest base in south eastern part of Europe with complete facilities the residents will require without having to go out of the base. The base is run by both military and civilian personnel who are living mostly inside the base. The base has the largest Post Exchange (PX) in south east of Europe which provide the residents all the necessities from the smallest household items, food to computers, and small furniture which is housed in a two story building.
The base has the best hospital in the entire Kosovo, a gym, a movie, fire station, chapel, military police station, two recreational building complete with all the amenities such as phone, internet connections, video games, and an education center which is called the Laura Bush and all kinds of amenities that a certain area needs. All of these were built to ensure that life of the military men and all those working in the base will lead a normal one.