Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Christmas day

Most of us worked on Christmas, including some poor guy working on this C130. I don't know if the Afghans know Bing Crosby or the song White Christmas, but they sure did get one. We had 6 inches by the end of the day. Tucker sent the colorful hat I have on. Today is my 6 month point from when I arrived in Kuwait.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Polish Ambulance

The Poles have a large group of military here and this would be one of their ambulances. Much different than the US. Ours are a modified Humvee that has a box like compartment on the back, not as big as this truck.

Friday, December 15, 2006


Disney Street

This is the main road through the base. Its also the most paved of all the roads. I ride my bike about a mile , back and forth along this to work. The speed limit is only 25kph, so not much chance of getting run over.

Also it was named after a solder named Disney who died early in the war.

Monday, December 11, 2006


A6 Take-Off

Most of the snow is gone now, but it is still very cold most of time. If its a sunny day, being in the sun is nice, but in the afternoon as the sun is going down the temps drop really fast.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


C17 Take-off

One advantage of working out on the flightline is being able to take a few pictures on top of the helicopter so nothing is in the way. The mountains in the background are completely snow covered as is the valley.

With guys leaving for good or vacations, my crew is down to 3 mechanics. We should get some relief next week when 2 guys come back from a temp assignment in a place called Jallalabad.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Bad Weather for a Week

First it rained for about 3 days, then it turned to slush for a couple more days, then yesterday it decided to snow and kept it up all night.

We are just finishing this aircraft for its blade strike (happened on the ground with a big steel container) which meant we changed out everything in the running gear. Thats from the engines to the tail tranmission. So just in time for our work outside it got cold and wet/snowy.

It also effected my internet which has been spotty for the past week also. It cleared today, but got below freezing quick.

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