A soldier and an Asian worker chat in the shadow of a blast wall. Here at Camp Victory, which some soldiers jokingly refer to as "Campus Victory," the war seems farther away than the distant blasts - even though the sprawling base near Baghdad International Airport is the headquarters for the U. Hundreds of Marines in outposts along the Syrian border go weeks without showers or hot meals. troops now search for their SUVs in packed parking lots where Saddam Hussein once strolled.
But at Camp Victory, a complex of caramel-colored stone palaces near Baghdad International Airport, top U. and coalition commanders now enjoy an array of modern conveniences and amenities. Soldiers in a clear blue pool play water volleyball. bases across Iraq, many of which are dusty stretches of drab blast walls, dirt barriers and white trailers.
Manicures are available at a beauty parlor and contractors stroll home with their dry-cleaning in tow. Outside the city of Samarra, soldiers live beside an abandoned granary crawling with rodents.
Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq is a US-led coalition army base situated at a distance of around 5km in the airfields of Baghdad International Airport.
The base has been used since the beginning of the Iraq War, also known as the Second Gulf War or Operation Iraqi Freedom, in March 2003.
We have found hot spots of titanium in three of the four human lungs we have examined, as well,” Szema said.
Victory Base Complex or VBC, as it is most commonly called, was a cluster of U. military installations surrounding the Baghdad International Airport (BIAP).
Boyle STONY BROOK, NY – Research presented this month at the Second Annual Scientific Symposium on Lung Health after Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan indicates that some of the lung disease seen in returning warriors may be caused by a surprising and ubiquitous agent – dust. Michael Best, logistics officer, Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, heads for shelter on Camp Taji, Iraq, in 2007, as a sandstorm blows toward him. In addition, the Camp Victory dust contained trace amounts of titanium and minerals such as calcium.
If inhaled, the sharp and irregular shape could penetrate the lung, much as asbestos does.
Members of the brigade are referred to as "Strikers".
Although the spelling of the camp has been at times spelled as "Stryker" (as in the armored vehicle), the spelling was officially fixed as "Striker" in January 2009 by order of the Victory Base Complex garrison commander.
At Camp Victory's pool, dozens sunbathed or swam, paying no attention to the distant blasts. About 400 customers visit the Subway sandwich shop next door every day. But it's nice to go to Burger King every once and awhile." Sound Off...