Thursday, 14 February 2008
By Capt. Jason McCree
386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs
CAMP BUCCA — While the spiraled rows of concertina wire, countless watch towers, and endless miles of fencing resemble that of detention facilities throughout the world, for the more than 600 Airmen deployed to the Theater Internment Facility (TIF) at Camp Bucca, the mission is unlike anything they've ever done.
The facility, nestled in the southeast corner of Iraq, appears much the same from the outside as any other detention facility; however, inside it is much different – its guard force, a joint team comprised of Soldiers, Sailors, Iraqi correctional officers and Airmen, as well as the detainee population, set it apart from most facilities of this kind.
Charged with the safe and humane treatment of detainees determined to be a security threat against Iraqi citizens and or Coaliti
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