Thursday, January 6, 2011

Afghanistan!

I've been in Afghanistan for a shade under a month working for a company that builds a highly mobile armored truck for the US MIL. I arrived at "Big Air Field" where I'm permenantly based. "BAF" is really not the place to be unless you like "working" "(looking busy) in a big shop with almost zero contact with the fighting men and women that operate our vehicle.
Four days after I arrived, the boss asked for volunteers to go to a small forward operating base (FOB) in the mountains to fill in for 2 of our guys going on R&R. And silence fell across the land. So I jumped at the opportunity with all of four days on the job.
I was helicoptered out to the FOB the next day. Since then I have been working my tukas off installing a retrofit to the vehicle that... REDACTED FOR SECURITY PURPOSES... it's really pretty neat. But the best part has been working with the Soldiers here. Most Americans support the troops in whatever way they can. I'm fortunate to have this opportunity to so directly support them.

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Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Congratulations on your aptitude and efforts overseas, they are sincerely appreciated by this civilian house-bound lunkhead.

February 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

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