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Posted: 10/7/2008 12:20:31 PM EDT
It seems that I'm on my way to the blogging deadspot of OIF.  I've found very little information about this FOB, which I should be at inside ten days.

Without violating OPSEC can anyone tell me anything about this FOB?  Originaly I was slated to go to Warhorse/Freedom but another section picked up on that once and since they had the brass...
Link Posted: 10/11/2008 6:11:57 PM EDT
If it is near the Iran border, Diyala province, I can tell you about it.
It is due east of Warhorse, and Balad Rouge.

Mostly a good FOB, no big PX, but I left in 2005.

If you have specific questions just let me know, but remember, it's been awhile since I was there.

Semper Fi
Link Posted: 10/13/2008 10:33:40 PM EDT
I visited FOB Caldwell once in 2005.  It is about the same size at Warhorse, but with actual concrete buildings and some real roads.  PX was unit-run and had only the essentials.  It didn't seem like a bad place to be at.

Balad Ruz was nasty.  I remember driving nervously through it.  Later in June 2005, 16 or so IA soldiers were killed in Balad Ruz during an attack.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 5:08:43 PM EDT
I'm there now.  Plenty of phones and internet are available. One of the local national shops just opened up wireless internet service. Bring your own computer and it's $2 per hour.

Everywhere you want to go is a very short walk away. It's a small place. I like it. I just hate my unit.  
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