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Posted: 12/20/2005 10:46:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 9:04:08 PM EDT by s1rGr1nG0]
Well, I finally made it to my new camp. I had been working in Kuwait for 2 years and Monday I finally got to go north. I flew from Kuwait to Tallil in southern Iraq. Spent the night there then had a 3 hour convoy to Camp Echo. The ride was uneventful and boring which is a good thing! :)
I took a few pics of the trip up and I'll post them later today. We were escorted by coalition troops, (Slovakians), and they were pretty cool. Saw plenty of kids begging on the side of the road for MRE's and bottled water. Also saw new construction all over the place so progress is being made despite what the media keeps harping on about. I'll also get some pics of my new camp over the next few days and put them up as well. If anyone is interested google up a map of Iraq. Look for a town called Ad Diwaniyah. That'll be home for the next year or so.

Pics incoming...

As promised...

Big Boy in another convoy


Ad Diwaniyah


Crossing the Euphrates


An Iraqi checkpoint


Some Iraqi women standing by the side of the road


An Italian soldier at the Iraqi checkpoint.


Our convoy


Another shot of the Iraqi checkpoint


Kids begging for water and MRE's


And yours truly (A.K.A. The Goon)
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:18:50 PM EDT
Sounds like fun Stay safe, and thanks for the incoming pics and news!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:58:21 PM EDT
Whew....I was hoping you werent going to say "Sommerall" or "McHenry"....

Ad Diwa....thats near Najaf....bout 80mi south of Baghdad, it looks like? Not too shabby.


Welcome brother.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:34:58 AM EDT

Looking forward to the pics, and updates letting us all know how you're doing


Godspeed to you, man ! Lots of us back home here, thinking about all of you over there this Christmas, saying a little prayer and eagerly awaiting the day you come home safely.

Never forget that You guys rock !


Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:36:35 AM EDT
Good LUCK and GOD BLESS
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:58:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 1:00:05 AM EDT by raven]
Hey a map

town
www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/ad-diwaniyah-map.htm

Town's location

www.travelpost.com/ME/Iraq/Al_Qadisiyah/Ad_Diwaniyah/7002023

Lookes like you're not between Baghdad and the Syrian border, along the river. That's good.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:58:16 AM EDT
WELCOME!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:21:48 AM EDT
Keep your head down the best you can and good hunting.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 1:29:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 1:30:00 AM EDT by Skammy]
Good luck and keep safe!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:23:25 PM EDT
Updated. BTT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:33:02 PM EDT
s1rGr1nG0: Just curious, what is your function in Afghanistan, pls don't pass along anything confidental or info that the enemy can use.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:33:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By s1rGr1nG0:
Well, I finally made it to my new camp. I had been working in Kuwait for 2 years and Monday I Some Iraqi women standing by the side of the road
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Burkah Burkah


good luck, stay safe. What you doing over there if you don't mind me asking?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:52:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
s1rGr1nG0: Just curious, what is your function in Afghanistan, pls don't pass along anything confidental or info that the enemy can use.



I'm in Iraq, not Afghanistan. I work in the IT office for one of the contractors over here.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:29:26 AM EDT
great pics! thanks!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:50:58 AM EDT
I see the Iraqi soldiers are picking up this soldiering stuff pretty quickly Seems they missed that class on the low ready though.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:05:34 AM EDT
Thanks, great pics. Stay safe!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:07:41 AM EDT
The suburban is an bullet resistant type, yes ?
They dont let you were a sidearm ?

Good luck thanks for the pic's
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:18:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By u-baddog:
The suburban is an bullet resistant type, yes ?
They dont let you were a sidearm ?

Good luck thanks for the pic's




Usually civi contractors arent allowed firearms.

And its probably an uparmored suburban, ya...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:41:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By u-baddog:
The suburban is an bullet resistant type, yes ?
They dont let you were a sidearm ?

Good luck thanks for the pic's




Usually civi contractors arent allowed firearms.

And its probably an uparmored suburban, ya...



Correct! The doors on the suburban weighed a damn ton and the windows were bullet proof.
Unfortunately they won't let us have weapons. If they did I would have my M4gery and Sig here!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:54:53 AM EDT
Cool pics! Stay safe and keep us posted!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:44:18 AM EDT
Neat pics.



Thanks for sharing them.
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