A recent article in the Omaha World Herald took readers on a virtual tour of Camp Phoenix, in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are stationed—and where they can receive massage therapy.

“After nearly 10 years of U.S. military presence in this country, major bases such as Camp Phoenix are fairly built up,” the article noted. “The soldiers compare life here to college.

“In fact, the large barracks resemble dorms. The soldiers have Internet access in their rooms, although it’s frustratingly slow … Many of their rooms feature big-screen TVs and video game consoles.”

A one-hour, full-body massage costs $20, the article added. “They book up a week out.”

It continued, “It might sound like a luxury, but it makes a big difference working out the knots that form in the muscles after being loaded down by body armor and other bulky gear all day.”

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