Major Marty is located at the COB (Combined Operations Base) Adder Tallil Air Force Base in Iraq

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  • Called Camp Adder by the U.S. Army; the name "Ali Air Base" is used chiefly by the U.S. Air Force; the installation, however, is still commonly referred to as "Tallil". The base has United States forces on it, including USAF, USN and USMC, as well as being home to coalition forces from Australia (Camp Terendak; Australian Battlegroup withdrew June 1, 2008) and Romania (Camp Dracula; Romanian Army withdrew in summer of 2009. Camp Dracula is now referred to as the Regional Center of Excellence for Civil Capacity). Camp Adder is also the home to three Provincial Reconstruction Teams for the provinces of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, and Maysan. The Dhi Qar team is Italian led, while the Muthanna and Maysan teams are headed by U.S. State Department officers.
  • The airfield is served by two main runways measuring 12,000 and 9,700 feet. A modern air traffic control tower was completed in March, 2010 to further increase the airfield's capabilities. An instrument landing system is currently being installed to provide CAT 1 service to the 30R approach and is planned to be operational by the end of April, 2010. The airfield lighting system is also currently being upgraded as part of the airfield modernization program.
  • The base occupies 30 square kilometers and is protected by 22 kilometers of security perimeter. The ancient city of Ur is located within the security perimeter for Ali Base, and its ancient ziggurat is visible from nearly every area of the base.
Major Marty can be reached by postal mail at:
Major Martin Lesser
HHC 224th Sustainment Brigade
Tallil, Iraq
APO AE 09331

Major Marty can also by reached via email at

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