Discussion in 'On Topic' started by brackac, Feb 6, 2010.
Anyone been there in the last 12 months?
No, I think you're the first person to ever be on that FOB
Sweet, won't have to worry about a line in the dfac.
there would be no dfac!!!! I assume this is where you are going to be. Do you know if there are AF there or if it goes by any other names or what its near? Ill see if any of my af peeps have been there.
Sweet, I love MRE's.
It's been occupied for a few years, and really started to be developed in the past 3 years.
Havent been there since late 2008. Easily the shittiest DFAC I encountered in country. Decent internet cafe, coffee joint, etc. It has built up a bit since I was there.
Had Aafes started offering internet or AFN yet?
No not back then. Actually the PX wasnt run by AAFES at the time, it was dutch or something. I was sure to stock up on cuban cigars. Shank has almost doubled in size since I was there so Im sure AAFES has set stuff up by now.
lived down the road from it for the past year. Just got back a month ago.
Its getting a paved runway and has been for the past year. Its teeming with super pogue's and the DFAC's still suck. Altimur had better food and shorter lines. I didnt get the luxury of living on a FOB though so yeah...food out of a bag for us
theres a real px now thats open a few hours a day (run by soldiers without real jobs). Its almost always out of everything and they are pretty anal about how much/many things you can buy at a time.
The dutch one is still there and it had cheaper tobacco products if youre into that
All I care about is internet access, even if I have to pay a couple hundred a month.
Dude I can't believe this shit...last night my LT puts out three FOBs that we might be going too, one of which is Shank. Maybe I'll see you there!
You're the little spoon.
i dont know/will never know anything about shank, but a lot of people in iraq/afghanistan pool in together for internet.
buy a dish from either an ISP or from people already at the FOB. set it up, activate an account with the ISP, then split up the costs 8-12 ways so that everyone shares it. we busted our plan up so that we each paid 75$ a month for a 2048/512kbps pipe. set up a server and a managed layer 2 switch so you can keep tabs on how much shit people are downloading. you'll have bandwidth limitations with your net access, but that's life.
Yeah, I know about that, but on some bases like TK Aafes is offering AFN and internet packeges to the CHU's. Wasn't sure if other FOB's had been setup in similar fashions.
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE 'GHAN?
I thought it said FOB Skank
Is Accord using your account?
Hey man I spent some time in Shank my last deployment, just got back a few weeks ago. My BDE was based out of there. It's pretty compact and in close proximity to a huge FOB (Altimur). They have everything you need/want there and the facilities are all pretty new.
Shank is waaaay bigger than altimur. Altimur had a lot better vehicle maintenance facilities though. The retards at shank like to fix things with hammers. Altimur would hand out new shit
Even after the New Altimur add-on? I just passed through for about a week early in the deployment, so I'm not the best person to answer this.
feel free to PM if you have any questions about THE 'GHAN, I'm an expert
Everyone still in tents, or have they moved into CHUs?