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Posted: 7/11/2003 8:47:13 AM EDT
Well, it's been a long time coming (since February '02), but I finally got a job with KBR in Iraq. I leave for orientation on the 21st of this month.

Has anyone been there? What can I expect as far as climate conditions? They sent me a checklist, but first hand experience/advice on what essentials to take would be a tremendous help.

For all of you still unemployed, keep the faith. I had just about given up. I did not manage to get a IT/Comm job, so I had to take a foreman position, but hey.....somethings better than nothing!

JH94
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 8:49:02 AM EDT
JH94
Stay Safe over there!
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 9:19:14 AM EDT
Best of luck to you. Congratulations.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:28:05 AM EDT


Good luck, Jarhead94. Keep in touch.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 10:38:21 AM EDT
JarHead94, make sure your packing and stay safe.
Hope things work out for you. Keep in touch.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 11:12:44 AM EDT
Keep safe, and check in often, if your able to. And if ya see any of our other boys over there tell'em thanks for me!
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 11:16:37 AM EDT
foreman position,
do you speak Filipino?

bring a bunch of high quaity condoms and double wrap. then have fun w/ the the Russian pros.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 12:37:17 PM EDT
Email sent. I know someone who is over there working and I might be able to put him in touch with you.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 5:05:02 PM EDT
Thanks for the kind words guys. Can anybody suggest a good tactical folding knife to take over there? I am considering the Kershaw Leek....any other opinions? Also, can anyone tell me a good place to shop for outdoor gear in DFW? I will be in town Monday morning to pick up a certified copy of my birth certificate from the Dallas County Courthouse.

From what I am being told, this is basically gonna be a year-long camping trip. I also need suggestions on good luggage since no lockers will be available.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 6:47:13 PM EDT
The only useful tactical knife over there is a MilPar M6 mounted to the business end of a M-14.
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 7:36:07 PM EDT
What's KBR?
Link Posted: 7/11/2003 8:26:12 PM EDT
Kellog, Brown and Root - a subsidiary of Haliburton.
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 12:02:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2003 12:04:54 AM EDT by Jarhead_22]

Originally Posted By JarHead94:
Thanks for the kind words guys. Can anybody suggest a good tactical folding knife to take over there? I am considering the Kershaw Leek....any other opinions?


Spydercos are cheap and durable. The Military model is not so cheap (~$145) but a serious tool.


Also, can anyone tell me a good place to shop for outdoor gear in DFW?

There is an REI on I635 just west of the Galleria mall.


I will be in town Monday morning to pick up a certified copy of my birth certificate from the Dallas County Courthouse.

Check your IM.
IM box is full. Check your e-mail.


From what I am being told, this is basically gonna be a year-long camping trip. I also need suggestions on good luggage since no lockers will be available.

www.all-pelican-cases-4-less.com/detail_pelican_1660.html
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 6:20:00 PM EDT
Good luck Bro!!
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 9:40:01 PM EDT
Hey guys......I was having technical difficulties!!!!!!!!!!! Try the new email and IM me again please.

JH94
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:05:22 AM EDT
IM resubmitted.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 4:32:35 AM EDT
I son just got back this week with the 7th ESB ,1st Marines-- Its about 130 on the days the sand is not blowing. RH
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 7:34:04 AM EDT
IM sent.
Link Posted: 7/16/2003 11:39:17 PM EDT
Jarhead: I wish you all the best on yout new endeaver. You will be missed at the Hun shoots alot, This job will add some pinash to your resume. Be safe and keep us up on whats REALLY going on over their. I will be praying for your wellbeing and safe return. Best. john232
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