Forward Operating Base Keating
Forward Operating Base Keating is located in the Nuristan Province of Easern Afghanistan, about 15 miles from the Pakistani border. As of March, 2008 it was a small outpost home to Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
FOB Keating and the 1-91 also oversaw Combat Outpost (called COP's) Warheit, a satellite outpost of Keating that is about a three and a half hour hike up the mountain. Small outposts like Warheit are usually home to one or two platoons of soldiers from the ANA and U.S. Military and are usually set up in very remote areas to watch for any increases in Taliban activity.
In the vicinity of FOB Keating and COP Warheit Bravo Company and the ANA were also attempting to keep the peace between the villages of Nagar, Papristan, Jimjuz, Binuz, upper and lower Kamidesh. Those villages had been fighting amongst each other long before coalition forces entered the area.
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