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Fort Kobbe was an Army fort created in 1932 that was adjacent to Howard Air Force Base in Panama. It was a relatively small post, and housed a battalion of paratroopers (2/187th Rakkasans and later 1/508th ABN), a firing battery of artillery (Battery B 22 Field Artillery) M-102 105mm; six gun battery with survey and search light section, a battalion of engineers (518th ENG BN), and a company of cavalry (helicopters).

It was located on the west side of the Panama Canal. Most of the area around it was uninhabited (part of the Panama Canal Zone watershed), though Panama City could be reached by crossing the nearby Bridge of the Americas.

Fort Kobbe was redesignated from Fort Bruja on 15 April 1932 to honor Major General William A. Kobbe. In 2000, it was decommissioned and control was turned over to the Republic of Panama.

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5th Inf. Regiment 193rd Inf. Bde

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Coordinates: 8°54′N 79°35′W / 8.9°N 79.583°W / 8.9; -79.583

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