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Forward Operating Base Bostick

Forward Operating Base Naray

Forward Operating Base Bostick, formerly Forward Operating Base Naray is located in the Kunar Province of Easern Afghanistan, somewhere in the vicinity of the Afghan town of Kamu. FOB Naray was built out of a smaller Special Forces outpost in August 2006 by 600 soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division. At the time it was the U.S. Military's northernmost outpost in Afghanistan.

In July, 2007 FOB Naray was used as the staging point for Operation Saray Has during the operation soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment patrolled the area around Naray and discovered two rocket positions that had previously been used to launch attacks against Naray.

FOB Bostick was renamed to honor and remember a commander who died leading his Soldiers in combat. Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Afghan National Army Soldiers gathered near FOB Naray's helicopter landing zone June 28, 2008 to officially rename the base in memory of Maj. Thomas Bostick, former commander of Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), from Llano, Texas. He was killed in an ambush leading a convoy from the town of Kamu to FOB Keating.

In the days following that firefight the elders at Kuma approached the U.S. military commander at Naray wanting to improve security in their area and as result called together a 100 member Shura (council) to discuss how best to achieve it.



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