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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bagram Air Field

This is a shot of where I stayed for just one night, at the big base Bagram. Check out the mountains that ring it. The base is like Disney's Epcot Center, only enclosed in barbed wire and jersey barriers in a war zone. There are many countries with token forces helping out, and most are huddled inside this place like the multitudes of Air Force and civilians there. They have most of the amenities that a regular base would have (it IS the chair force, after all), like a couple fast food outlets, gym classes, a coffee shop, things like that. But I would absolutely hate to sit around there when there is so much more interesting activity going on around the rest of the country.


Blogger Major John said...

There were people at BAF who never saw more than the JOC, PX, their quarters, the gym tent, civic center tent and the bazaar. I wonder if they got home and people asked what Afghanistan was like only to be answered with "How the heck would I know..."

February 2, 2006 at 1:43 PM  

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