Zane) Soldiers from Company A, 3-8th Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, pack their gear into a container after a mandatory customs inspection on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Oct. The other thing customs inspectors are on the lookout for is any illegal items.
“It’s really important, especially at the port cities, because when containers are opened and something bad is in there like animal products or soil that could have time to culture, you could get bacteria that can be harmful back in the States,” said Sgt. Mc Kinnon, customs border control preclearance agent, 1st Cavalry Division.
The camp has gone from 12,000 American soldiers to 2,000, and will soon be turned over to the Iraqi military and become an Iraqi Air Force base. Rick Kaiser is in charge of the transition of equipment and personnel out of Iraq through Camp Adder, the last stop in the south before crossing into Kuwait. military forces are pouring through Camp Adder in southern Iraq on their way out of the country. bases now occupied by the 8,000 troops still in Iraq; Adder, once the largest base in southern Iraq, will be the last to close.
The camp has gone from 12,000 American soldiers to 2,000, and will soon be turned over to the Iraqi military and become an Iraqi Air Force base. From there, they will head back to the United States, completing the American withdrawal by the end of the year as required by an agreement with the Iraqi government and promised by President Obama. The Iraqi military will inherit this base and others, along with millions of dollars worth of trailers, generators and used cars that would cost too much to ship back.
The aircraft could be serviced and stored in fortified concrete aircraft hangars located at either end of the main runway.
These aircraft shelters, sometimes referred to as "trapezoids" or "Yugos", were built by Yugoslavian contractors sometime prior to 1985, and according to the Gulf War Air Power Survey, there were a total of 36 aircraft shelters in 1991.
It is possible that Sukhoi Su-20's may have been located at the base at some point during this period.
Army; the name "Ali Air Base" is used chiefly by the U. Air Force; the installation, however, is still commonly referred to as "Tallil".The Stryker Brigade is the last combat unit to leave Iraq before the transition from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. All Soldiers prepare their equipment and personal gear prior to the inspection by placing it on the ground in organized sections. “Because we only have a certain amount of stamps, we can only have so many inspections per day,” he added. Mc Kinnon, customs border control preclearance agent, 1st Cavalry Division, seals a container with a bolt seal after conducting a customs inspection on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Oct. All items to be inspected are laid out in front of the large metal storage containers used for shipping equipment and gear, known as Conexes (short for container express). “You might have a 20-foot Conex with 80 duffle bags and 60 footlockers, all with personal gear, and everything has to be dumped out, sifted through and inspected.” While the average inspection takes about three to four hours for a seasoned inspector, said Vice, the time it takes to complete an inspection varies on how much equipment or gear the unit has to be inspected.