She must be a fast runner but I reckon this exposure to US culture will be the end Wathaha, a female camel that currently resides aboard Al Asad Air Base, was brought aboard the base to give U.S. servicemembers a chance to experience a small facet of Iraqi culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jo Jones) AL ASAD AIR BASE â Wathaha stands close to seven feet tall from toe to hump. She has sandy brown hair, four thin legs and she is 100 percent Iraqi. Wathaha is a camel, and she has temporarily made this Air Base her home.