Forward Operating Base Lagman
|Zabul Province in Afghanistan|
Shown within Afghanistan
|Coordinates||32°07′48″N 066°55′47″E / 32.13000°N 66.92972°ECoordinates: 32°07′48″N 066°55′47″E / 32.13000°N 66.92972°E|
|Owner||International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)|
United States Armed Forces|
Romanian Armed Forces
|Elevation||1,597 metres (5,240 ft) AMSL|
The site that would eventually become Forward Operating Base Lagman was originally an abandoned mud shack to the east of the large hill-top fortress overlooking the town of Qalat. Elements of 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team (10th Mountain Division) first surrounded the mud shack with a rudimentary barrier of concertina wire and guard positions in a sparse firebase position. Over their remaining deployment, this firebase was slowly built up with mortar positions, raised guard shacks, sandbag bunkers, and a large tent for sleeping.
Nearing the end of 2nd Brigade Combat Team's 2003 - 2004 deployment rotation, the firebase was officially named after Staff Sgt. Anthony Lagman, who died during a combat operation in the village of Miam Do in March 2004. At the end of 2nd Brigade Combat Team's 2003-2004 deployment rotation, the firebase was turned over to US Army Reserve elements.
The base was home to:
- 926th Engineer Battalion Bravo Company (US Army Reserve) July 2004 until March 2005
- 926th Engineer Battalion Charlie Company (US Army Reserve) March 2005 until March 2006 (This unit would become infamous for the report that two Soldiers of the unit had abused a detainee.)
- A detachment of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seven (NMCB 7)
- 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment until 10 April 2005.
- 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment from 10 April 2005.
- Elements of 1st Battalion, 325th Air Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division for help with Afghan Elections.
- 70th Engineer Battalion Bravo Company RCP 6 2007-2008
- 206th Engineers, RCP 6, Kentucky Army National Guard March 2008- Feb. 2009
- 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment sometime between July 2006 and January 2011.
- Elements of 2nd Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Battalion and with attachments of 1st Battalion, 285th Aviation Recon. Battalion (Arizona Army National Guard) QRF E.Co. Fueler and Ammo Sections (2007) Operation Enduring Freedom 8
- HQ 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment 2010-2011
- 812th Infantry Battalion (Romania).
- Elements of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division from December 2011
- Elements of the 7th Infantry Division.
- Task Force 1-41 FA, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division - January 2013
- 883rd Route Clearance Company, North Carolina Army National Guard until September 2012
- 151st Engineering Company, North Carolina Army National Guard from September 2012.
- Security Forces Assistance Team 21, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during November 2012
- 787th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 3rd Ordnance Battalion from March 2012
As of November 2014 the base was being used by the Afghan National Army.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to FOB Lagman.|
- "U.S. troops in Afghanistan: Packing up and moving out". The Denver Post. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "FOB Lagman". Global Security. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "151st Assumes Control of Route Clearance Operations From Its Sister Company". North Carolina Army National Guard. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
- "The First and Last Assistance Team for the Qalat Reserve Kandak". NATO Resolute Mission. Retrieved 30 July 2015.