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Camp Dwyer
Helicopter Landing Zone sign
IATA: none – ICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Afghanistan/ISAF
Operator United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Location Garmsir District, Helmand Province
Built 2009 (2009)
In use 2009-Present
Coordinates 32°08′36″N 064°26′23″E / 32.14333°N 64.43972°E / 32.14333; 64.43972
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
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00/00 0 0 Dirt
Helipads
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00 0 0 Dirt

Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan is a military base and air field of the United States Marine Corps (USMC). It is in the Helmand River Valley in Garmsir District.

History[edit | edit source]

It was previously designated a forward operating base,[1] but was significantly expanded in 2009 and the name changed to Camp Dwyer for British Lance Bombardier James Dwyer (1984-2006), of 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery, who was killed on Wednesday 27 December 2006, aged 22, when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine while on a patrol in southern Helmand Province.[2] The base is major USMC installation and it one of the largest camps the Marines use in Southern Helmand.[3]

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