Forward Operating Base Grizzly

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FOB Grizzly (formerly FOB Spartan, FOB Red Lion and FOB Barbarian) was a U.S. Army Forward Operating Base located within Camp Ashraf, Iraq. It was near Al Khalis, approximately 20 kilometers west of the Iranian border and 60 km (37 mi) north of Baghdad.

The FOB was named after the callsign for the 49th Military Police Battalion. They were in charge of the FOB from October 2005 until October 2006 and their call sign was "Grizzly" dubbed after the California Grizzly Bear on the State Flag, TASK FORCE 49, 49th Military Police Battalion and Forward Operating Base Commander, LTC Anthony Palumbo and CSM Paul George conducted operations with over 2,000 U.S. and Coalition and 300 Contract employees.

Units that have deployed to FOB Grizzly







  • Hawkeye, Blackhawk, and Comanche Companies 1st Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment
  • E co 536th FSB
  • Charlie Battery 1st Battalion 37th Field Artillery Regiment (Rock Tac)

See also