The Rest and Recuperation program at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, surpassed 145,000 participants this month, officials said Friday.
The R&R program was established in 2004 to give a short break to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries in the region. The program offers four-day passes that give a respite from the war zone.
Among the activities are shopping trips, swimming, a Chili’s restaurant, and a bar (three drink limit), along with a spa and some limited golf offerings.
Trips to sand dunes, the beach, water sports offerings and cruises are also popular.