Camp Monteith is just outside of the downtown area of Gnjilane, so it has the feel of an urban commuter college, with a central courtyard where the majority of the staff offices are. Camp Monteith was a military base in Gjilan, Kosovo, about 20 miles east of Camp Bondsteel. A former Serb artillery outpost and 79 parcels of private land, the area was taken over by U.S. Marines and used as a base of operation during the Kosovo War of 1999.
The camp was named after Jimmie W. Monteith, who received the Medal of Honor for heroism in France during World War II. At its peak, the camp housed 2000 soldiers and civilian contractors. Established in June 1999 to be used as a staging point for the bulk of US forces stationed in the Multi National Brigade-East. Initially occupied by U.S. Marines, over the past seven years successive rotations of U.S. Army forces have used the camp as part of NATO’s KFOR.
Camp Monteith – US Military in Kosovo
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Camp Monteith is just outside of the downtown area of Gnjilane, so it has the feel of an urban commuter college,
with a central courtyard where the majority of the staff offices are.
Camp Bondsteel – US Military in Kosovo
Camp Bondsteel is quite large: 955 acres or 360,000 square meters. If you were to run the outer perimeter, it is about 7 miles. Bondsteel is located on rolling hills and farmland near the city of Ferizaj/Urosevac. There are about 250 SEA Huts for living quarters and offices.
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