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Camp Currahee was a secret United Nations Space Command military camp located on the planet Onyx south of Zone 67. It was commanded by Lieutenant Commander Kurt-051, (operating under the surname "Ambrose"), and the Office of Naval Intelligence for the sole purpose of training the SPARTAN-III supersoldiers. Operations at the base were aided by the ONI AIs Eternal Spring, Deep Winter, and Endless Summer, all of which were primarily assigned to the survey teams in Zone 67.
Camp Curahee was constructed in 2531 and was operated until 2552. Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Companies trained there, and Delta Company was planned, but was never formed. All operations at the base were brought to an end during the Battle of Onyx, which culminated in the disintegration of the planet. Camp Currahee was most likely destroyed.
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The camp was horseshoe-shaped and contained dormitories, mess halls, offices, parade grounds, firing ranges, and many areas for exercises. As it was the only UNSC installation on the planet (except Zone 67 to the north), the Spartans had ample areas to train in prior to deployment.
- Camp Currahee is most likely a reference to the real-world Camp Toccoa, a training area for the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, which was located near Currahee Mountain in Georgia. It was popularized by the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
- Currahee is a Cherokee word for "Stands alone." It has been the battle cry and credo for the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division since World War II.
- Camp Currahee is also the name of the camp where the Mobile Infantry start their training in Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers.