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Praying for the troops and people of Afghanistan

Maps and Details on Bases

Each day of the week…
we focus prayer on a specific Military Camp or Base inside Afghanistan.
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Camp Leatherneck

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U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment relax at Camp Leatherneck, AfghanistanCamp Leatherneck is a 443-acre, United States Marine Corps base located in the Helmand Province. It is currently home to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, now referred to as MEB-Afghanistan, (nickname: Task Force Leatherneck). Located in the middle of the desert next to Camp Bastion, Camp Leatherneck is divided into four areas and is still undergoing construction as troop levels continue to rise in support of NATO’s, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

FOB Salerno

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Forward Operating Base Salerno, situated north of Khost City, is a main Coalition hub for operations in southeastern Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of Lieutenant Colonel James Megellas.  Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/08/fob_salerno_withstan.php#ixzz0Rue3udS4FOB Salerno (also known as Firebase Salerno) is a forward operating base of the U.S. military in south eastern province of Khowst, near the city of Khost in Afghanistan about 15 kilometers from the Pakistan border.

The facility was occupied by the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and was named for the beachhead in Salerno that the 509th parachuted onto on September 14, 1943 (Operation Avalanche). It has been nicknamed “Rocket City” due to the large amounts of incoming rocket and mortar fire in previous years.

It is the main Coalition hub for operations in southeastern Afghanistan.

Kandahar Airbase

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kandaharKandahar Airfield has been occupied and maintained by the U.S. military since 2001 when the Marines landed and took over control of the airport. Since 2006 the airfield has been maintained by the Canadian Forces, but there are also other NATO forces present.

Although a prominent base for the US and Canadian Forces, many other Armed Forces are based there. British Forces use Kandahar as their main staging post for the South and fly direct into the Helmand province. Fast jets and combat helicopters are also deployed here as this is the main airport in the troubled south-east of the country.

As of 2007, Kandahar Airport has been rebuilt and is used for both military and civilian flights. It is sometimes difficult to locate the airport from the sky during day-time because of lack of contrast with the ground and the usual dust or haze in the area. But during night time the runway is well lit up and can easily be spotted.

Camp Bastion

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camp-bastionCamp Bastion is the main British military base in Afghanistan. It is situated northwest of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province. It is the largest British overseas military camp built since World War II.

Built in early 2006, the camp is situated in a remote desert area, far from population centers. Four miles long by two miles wide, it has an airstrip and a field hospital and full accommodation for the 2000 men stationed there.

The base is divided into 2 main parts, Bastion 1 and Bastion 2. Bastion 2 includes two tenant camps, Camp Barber (US) and Camp Viking (DK). Bastion also adjoins Camp Leatherneck (US) and Camp Tombstone.

camp-bastion2In November 2006, Tony Blair visited Camp Bastion, and, while addressing a gathering of British troops, described it as “an extraordinary piece of desert” “where the fate of world security in the early 21st century is going to be decided.”

A 2,350 meter long and 28 meter wide runway, was built in 2007 that allows C-17s to land.

Kunduz Airfield

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german-soldiersThe Kunduz Airfield is operated by German troops, and located in the Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan. There are currently 667 German troops stationed at the Kunduz airfield; of which only 340 are combat-ready.

Violence levels in Kunduz have peaked over the past 18 months, and intelligence reports, as well as Afghan government and tribal elder testimony, suggest that as many as 80 al Qaeda-linked militants, including Uzbeks and Chechens, are operating in areas southwest of Kunduz City.

This area was also the site of the recent air strike on fuel tankers that reportedly killed 70 people, including civilians.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/2009/09/afghanistans_wildwild_north.php#ixzz0To02X4Wf

Kamp Holland

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camp-holland-troopsKamp Holland is the Dutch military base (Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)) on the outskirts of Tarin Kowt, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan. The Dutch are present in Uruzgan as part of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan.

Kamp Holland was a U.S. base (known as Forward Operating Base (FOB Ripley) until ISAF assumed control for Afghanistan’s security in August 2006 and the U.S. turned over the base to the Netherlands.

Approximately 1,100 Dutch and 360 Australian personnel are stationed at Kamp Holland. The staff of Task Force Uruzgan and a Dutch AH-64D Apache detachment are deployed at Kamp Holland as well.

Camp Joyce

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camp-joyceCamp Joyce is an American combat base in the Kunar Providence of Afghanistan near the Pakistan border. The base is named for Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Joyce who was killed here in June, 2005.

Only six Americans operate this facility as Embedded Training Team members. They train and fight with soldiers from the Afghan National Army and their base frequently comes under fire from Taliban forces.

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  1. Cindy
    April 2nd, 2014 | #1

    Dear Lord and heavenly father, I pray you will keep my son and the troops he is with safe. Bring them home soon. Let him feel no fear and know he is always on my mind and in my heart….Amen

  2. Geri
    October 10th, 2013 | #2

    I pray for my son, his men, the base and their blackhawk. Father God, I pray that you will scatter the enemy keeping our precious sons and daughters safe. God of mercy, compassion and grace protect my precious son and bring him home safe in body, mind and spirit! For all the military serving us in those dangerous areas, protect them and bring them home safe and sound!
    I speak the name of Jesus over our troops, which we know will cause the enemy to flee!
    In the name above all names; Jesus…..Amen

  3. Marian
    August 29th, 2013 | #3

    Dear Jsus:
    I Pray for my son and his battalion 5/11 Q battery in Camp Leatherneck.
    Please keep them safe and protect all of our loved ones in that hostile area safe in mind and body and bring them home safely to us at the end of their deployment. Amen

  4. Shiela
    July 23rd, 2013 | #4

    Prayers of safety for everyone.

  5. Prayer Warrior
    February 2nd, 2013 | #5

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

    16 Always be joyful. 17 Pray regularly. 18 In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.

    19 Don’t quench the Spirit, 20 don’t despise inspired messages. 21 But do test everything — hold onto what is good, 22 but keep away from every form of evil.

    23 May the God of shalom make you completely holy — may your entire spirit, soul and body be kept blameless for the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 24 The one calling you is faithful, and he will do it.

    Matthew 6:9-15

    9 You, therefore, pray like this:
    ‘Our Father in heaven!
    May your Name be kept holy.
    10 May your Kingdom come,
    your will be done on earth as in heaven.

    11 Give us the food we need today.
    12 Forgive us what we have done wrong,
    as we too have forgiven those who have wronged us.
    13 And do not lead us into hard testing,
    but keep us safe from the Evil One.
    [a]For kingship, power and glory are yours forever.

    Amen.’

    14 For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; 15 but if you do not forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will not forgive yours.

  6. Beverly Kaufman Holmer
    January 30th, 2013 | #6

    My heart, thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you, thank you and come home safely

  7. Nurulag
    November 13th, 2012 | #7

    I hope that all of those foreign soldiers who do wrong actions in Afghanistan special for the innocent women, children and men I hope should be died, because this is a game action between Taliban and foreign forces that cite and say that they came to finish international terrorism, but actually they are only one target to have seize to middle east and special to Islamic countries and you whom you mother and father of the soldier should know America and it’s companion are just creating problem for the Afghanistan as we known about the World War 1 and 2, that all wanted to have seize to all countries, and I tell you dear mothers and father that don’t let your boys and girls to go to Afghanistan for finishing terrorism because thats all bullshid all wrong policies.
    thanks

  8. Audrey West
    October 31st, 2012 | #8

    Please protect our foward operating bases and our bases . Please Lord, help them be aware of Your presence through different God sightings . Please give the chaplains boldness to share Jesus all the time with the soldiers in such a personal way. P,ease protect the soldiers coming in and going out . Please give them wisdom beyond their years . P,ease Lord, help the soldiers be holy and obey You first. Help them survive the holidays with Your presence . Let them really grasp the true meaning of Christmas. Assign Your ministering soldier angels all in protective gear and stationed around all the foward operating bases and all the bases. Let all the helicopter rides be all safe and all the c 5 missions safe and secure. Help the soldiers stay healthy and not watch too violent movies . JHelp them stay fit physically, emotionally, and especially spiritually. In Jesus precious name, Amen. I love You, Lord . !!!!!!!!!

  9. Cheri
    October 13th, 2012 | #9

    Dear Lord,
    Thank you for all that you have given to us. I know I’m in no position to ask for anything more, but if I could only ask for one thing I wish for this; I pray for my brother and team members in Afghanistan, I pray for his safety and well being. Please let them come home safe for he is my best friend, my rock, my brother one I couldn’t possibly live without. En el nombre del padre, el hijo y el espiritu santo. Amen.

  10. Bill
    October 13th, 2012 | #10

    My dear Heavenly Lord,
    I humbly pray, Keep our troops safe and please keep a watchful eye over my son and his Team. I pray to you dear Jesus, please have them return safely home in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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