AfghaniDan

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Chinook ride to Khost

The flight line at Bagram is a hub of activity--there was a number of helicopters doing flight prep when we found one heading where I needed to go. It was classic, since it's such a pain in the rear to get on a fixed-wing flight, yet just find a laid-back helo crew with some space and you're on your way.
Oh yeah, the weather up there. It was freaking COLD on that flight! Damn, that is one bad-ass Marine...no wait, never mind. It's just me with some trick photography. The CH-47 Chinook is a very loud bird, so it was hard to hear, but two of my fellow passengers were homeboys: one was a cop from West Orange, NJ, and another was a retired NYPD guy from Queens. Great guys, they are busy training the new Afghan police force to learn some basics of policing, like not shooting themselves (which they do often).

1 Comments:

Anonymous HotGiambi said...

Wow, Paco, you look like such a badass in that pic, I couldn't tell if it was you or Rick James through all that fogginess! I like that gorilla picture too. It reminds me of a funny article i just saw in the onion. Read it if you get a second ("I Enjoy the Occasional Tranq Dart"): http://www.theonion.com/content/node/44692. Hope all is well. I'll be sure to check in often.
--Em

January 31, 2006 at 10:02 AM  

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