Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Inside on a snowy day.
This is a "scamp" just brought in from the outside, thats why it has snow on it. we use this little crane vehicle to move around blades, engines and other large parts.
The Med unit we help out usually has some slow periods. Yesterday wasn't one of them. The aircraft and people were being used to move the civilians that were injured in the bombing at the main gate, from the base hospital after they were stabilized, to the Kabul hospital. I'm not sure but I think they were also flying from the gate itself to the hospitals also.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Civilian Contractor Huey
This civilian contractor UH-1 was dropping off a patient at the hospital. It looked like a civilian that they brought in, normally this aircraft flys for the contract doing the Opium erradication work, I believe.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Clean, Crisp Air
After 2 days of rain, the air has really been cleaned of all the dust and haze. The mountains I'm sure recieved more snow but it was a little to warm to snow here in the valley.
The Blackhawk on the right is running and just about ready to go out on a mission.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Not so strong bunkers.
These are actually hardened hangers at a base in Kuwait. They are made to have one fighter jet in all ready to go with weapons and be able to also have the engines running. These aren't used anymore because they are unsafe do to the bomb damage. Notice the concrete sticking out the top. I think during the first gulf war, the US took them out, not knowing if the Iraqis had jets in them or not. I don't know who built them, but they were no match to the bombs of today.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Why we moved out.
This is what our hanger looked like last week for the base Change of Command ceremonies. A fake wall was put up along the sides to hide the real walls and other stuff.
All else was emptied out and chairs and even rugs were brought in. The General on the right is giving a news conference.