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Posted: 10/12/2005 3:48:41 PM EDT
Well I am two days back from my 35-day whirlwind tour of the Middle East. Stops included beautiful vacation spots in Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Afghanistan, and Djibouti. The experience has reinforced my respect and admiration for our troops serving on active duty. My stay in paradise was for only a month. Some of these folks have been there for 18 months or more. Here is a small sampling of the 170 photos I took while in country. Enjoy…


Waiting for a ride to the airport in Qatar (Note the M-109A6’s in the background)


Liberation Tower in Kuwait City


Kuwait City


OEF Post Office in Afghanistan


Russian Scrap amid the minefield, Afghanistan


Me and my partner in Afghanistan (Russian APC parked in a minefield out at the edge of the wire)


Me and my partner in Djibouti, Africa

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:50:43 PM EDT
We want more info and more pics!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:50:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 3:51:32 PM EDT by raven]
Did you really go as a tourist or are you a civilian doing DOD-related work? Cant imagine anyone visiting Djibouti for tourism.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:56:21 PM EDT
No, there is a great deal of sarcasm implied here. I am a DOD contractor. They asked for volunteers, and I said “Let’s get it on”…
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:58:13 PM EDT
Welcome back!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:15:34 PM EDT
Wondering about the OEF US Post Office in Afghanistan.

Are the people who work there DOD or USPS employees?

Are they armed? or are they limited to dog spray?

Adds a whole new perspective on "going postal".



Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:18:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By talbalos:
Wondering about the OEF US Post Office in Afghanistan.

Are the people who work there DOD or USPS employees?

Are they armed? or are they limited to dog spray?

Adds a whole new perspective on "going postal".







The USPS post office in Kandahar, Afghanistan was run by Air Force and Army personnel.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:38:37 PM EDT
Do I see a HAK hidden in plain sight on that last pic?

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