Camp Arifjan


Camp Arifjan is a military base that is located in the southern part of Kuwait City and in the western part of Shuaiba Port. The base is home to the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard. It also plays hosts to the deployed active servicemen from Poland, Australia, United Kingdom and Romania. The army installation was built and funded by the Kuwait Government.

Camp Arifjan Facts

Camp Arifjan is a United Station military unit that is used as a logistic base, acts as support for the helicopters on ground, motor pool for the entire base owned vehicles, the Kuwait Naval Base and the Aviation Classification and Repair Activity Depot. The base mission is to replace the temporary facilities which includes the around six permanent barracks, temporary shelters which used to known as the Pre-Fabricated Concrete Buildings, constructions of three base Post Exchange, three large dining facilities and the construction of the additional roads in the entire camp.

Sign of Camp Arifjan

Areal view of Camp Arifjan

Barracks at Camp Arifjan base

Camp Arifjan

The base is open for local and third world country vendors in setting up small base shops.  It also allows setting up of large permanent vendors such as Arab style bazaars during Sundays. The base also has many fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Subways, Burger King, KFC, Hawaiian Ice, Panda oriental, Hole N one Doughnuts, Baskin Robbins and Dining Facilities.

Camp Arifjan has 9,000 employees and foreigners based inside the camp which is staffed by the majority of the contractors of the United States Army. The Kuwait of Government has divided the construction of the facility into four packages which they awarded the three contracts to Ron Rhodes.  The facilities are Zone 1 which deals with administrative and quality of life; zone 2 for industrial areas such as warehouse maintenance and storage facility; zone 3 storage for ammunitions and zone 4 facility for the construction of infrastructure.

About Richard Wilson

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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2 Responses to Camp Arifjan

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