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Encyclopedia > Al Asad
Abandoned Iraqi FT-7A in front of Al Asad ATC Tower
Abandoned Iraqi FT-7A in front of Al Asad ATC Tower
Map showing Haditha in relation to Al Asad Airbase, the Navea Training center, Hit and Ramadi
Map showing Haditha in relation to Al Asad Airbase, the Navea Training center, Hit and Ramadi

Al Asad is the largest US military base in the largely Sunni western Iraq (Al Anbar Province). It is currently home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. It was formerly an Iraqi Air Force Air Base. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 603 KB) Summary Abandoned Iraqi aircraft at Al Asad air base in western Iraq This image is a work of a U.S. Marine Corps Marine or employee, taken or made during the course of the persons official duties. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 603 KB) Summary Abandoned Iraqi aircraft at Al Asad air base in western Iraq This image is a work of a U.S. Marine Corps Marine or employee, taken or made during the course of the persons official duties. ... Image File history File links NaveaMap. ... Image File history File links NaveaMap. ... RamădÄ« (الرمادي) is a city in central Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of Baghdad. ... Sunni Islam (Arabic سنّة) is the largest denomination of Islam. ... Al Anbar (Arabic: ) is a province in the nation of Iraq. ... Official force name Third Marine Aircraft Wing Other names 3 MAW The Wing Branch United States Marine Corps Chain of Command I MEF Description Combat ready expeditionary aviation forces. ...


The base was initially secured by the Australian SAS and was turned over to the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment in May of 2003. 3d ACR was relieved by the marines of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force in March of 2004. Al Asad has become the largest Coalition base in western Iraq and the equivalent of Baghdad's Green Zone out west. An SASR beret. ... Shoulder Sleve Insignia of the 3rd ACR Distinctive Unit Insignia of the 3rd ACR The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army currently stationed at Fort Carson, southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force is a MAGTF of the United States Marine Corps based around the 1st Marine Division. ... Location of Baghdad within Iraq Baghdad (Arabic: ‎ translit: , Kurdish: Bexda, from Persian Baagh-daad meaning given by God) is the capital of Iraq and of Baghdad Governorate. ... The Green Zone is a 10 km² (4 mile²) area in central Baghdad that is the main base for coalition officials in Iraq. ...


Al Asad is a major convoy hub hosting hundreds of fuel and supply trucks every day. Huge shipments of fuel are commonly run along the dangerous routes coming out of Jordan and despite insurgent attempts a majority of these convoys arrive at their destinations untouched.


Unlike most bases in Iraq, Al Asad offers amenities including a movie theater, PX, Burger King, Pizza Hut, a Subway and a Green Beans Coffee Shop. The base is a common destination for celebrities and politicians visiting American troops in Iraq much like Camp Anaconda. While the towns and routes near Al Asad are as dangerous as anywhere else in Iraq, the base itself is rarely attacked due to its secluded location. PX can be an abbreviation for: Pneumothorax Part exchange Post exchange, a shop located on a military base for the use of military personnel. ... Burger King, Seoul, South Korea Burger King, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Whopper Combo with fries and drink Burger King Corporation is a large international chain of fast food restaurants, predominantly selling hamburgers, french fries and soft drinks. ... Typical small town location in the U.S. Midwest. ... Exterior of a typical Subway restaurant Subway operates over 25,000 sandwich restaurants in 83 countries and is the fastest growing franchise in the world. ... The Sustainer Theater at Camp Anaconda. ...


 
 

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