Time to make the Donuts!

April 11, 2011

From LTC Mike, who owes us a lengthy piece on combat cooking, which he claims is nearly ready…. (any time before re-deployment, Mike!) Says he: “A new level of culinary adventure. Teaching people who don’t speak English how to do something that I’ve never done myself. And yet, we managed to produce a batch of […]

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Commenting Issue

March 12, 2011

Hello All! This is the webmaster from the lands in Afghanistan. Please do keep commenting as you like. I am not sure what the problem is yet, but I am working on it. My blog has no issues, and the back-end set-ups are much the same. I turned off the countdown clock as that was […]

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Comms issues

February 27, 2011

Greetings, Readership. We’ve switched to a newer version of software for the blog- it has some nice interface features on the blogger’s side of the fence, and looking forward to learning some new features to improve the site.  However- for some reason, since making the switch, your posts are not visible.  I can see and adjudicate […]

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More big and little….

February 25, 2011

For you doubters…..

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Patriots come in all shapes and sizes…

February 24, 2011

…couldn’t resist this shot of our Deputy, Renee (a government civilian who volunteered to serve a six month sentence…er, deployment with us) and one of our analysts, who has her by about a foot and a half.  Great Americans come in a convenient variety pack.

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Quote of the Week, #5

February 20, 2011

…Observation by MAJ Rob, in regards to the dubious merits of General Order #1, specifically the clause prohibiting alcohol, and (apparently) having something to do with the fact that we’re all armed:  “…but if you just get rid of the no alcohol thing, then all you really have to worry about is the crazy people”. OK, we’re […]

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The Persian Rifle Story

February 15, 2011

Yes, folks…. back by popular acclaim, our erstwhile and frequent Guest Blogger, MAJ Dave!  He of the President’s 100, Rat-Slayer Extra-ordinaire, Strong of Limb and Brave of Heart (the fact that he’s grading my APFT tomorrow notwithstanding….did I mention he’s also absurdly attractive?),  …Herein posts a history on Persian Rifles, expressly for my boss Bill […]

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Kelly, armed and dangerous (once more)…

February 14, 2011

On roof of Al Faw, keeping my co-workers safe.  Alternatively: Getting an opportunity to heft an Iranian Rifle my friend Dave is allowed to liberate from its display case in order to perform maintenance on it.  Ya gotta know Dave.  He plays all the angles.

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Quote of the Week, #4

February 13, 2011

Upon reading the little label hung above the green beans in the DFAC (Dining Facility), LTC Libby notes:  ” …Oh, look- it says canned green beans…. as opposed to all the other kinds of green beans we get….”. Fresh produce hard to come by here- and no, you can’t mail us any, unfortunately.

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Quote of the week, #3

February 2, 2011

…uttered by a gentleman from the Department of State, wearing a suit, in a meeting at which he was the lone civilian amongst a room full of officers in combat uniforms wearing holstered 9mm’s… “I always feel over-dressed and under-armed at these things!”

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