MIL Found out where I will be in Afghanistan.

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  1. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    Back to Afghanistan I go. I am on a fucking small ass remote outpost :wtc:

    "Just a few rigelines away is Pakistan, where al-Qaeda, Taliban and foreign fighters re-supply, refit, and train for their almost constant operations in this valley--and against this outpost and the troops who patrol the surrounding mountains as well as the valley.
    It's dangerous here. This company has taken more casualties than any other in the battalion, and the battalion has taken more than any other in Afghanistan. Ratio and percentage-wise, this unit has probably seen and sustained more action and taken more casualties than any other military unit serving in the Middle East.
    The troops live in tents. They have managed to run some electrical outlets so that in the very little downtime they have, they are able to plug in their laptops to watch DVD's. The tents don't have any lights, so filtered lensed flashlights are used extensively... to dress, read, wash, eat.
    Bottled water is used for drinking, and a 'water buffalo" provides water that is used to wash clothes (by hand, in a bucket) or for showering.
    Removed from the immediate company area are the latrines and "showers." Both are rough structures constructed of 2x4's and plywood. In order to take a shower, you need to fill a 5-gallon jug from the water buffalo and then haul it down a steep, rocky path to one of two showers. You heft the jug and fill the canvas-field shower and wash as fast as you can, before the water bag empties.
    The latrines are a la Vietnam... yes, they still have the barrels, and yes, someone has to be the "burner."
    The outpost is pretty much unreachable by road. There is a road, but it is narrow, rough, windy and prone to be mined with IED's or ambushed with RPG, PKU and AK47 fire by the bad guys. So most supplies are air-dropped by C-130 aircraft. Not all the drops go according to plan however; sometimes supplies go wide of the DZ ("drop zone") by several hundred meters, falling between the deep fingers of the mountain valley, where the combination of distance, terrain and risk of enemy ambush renders them "unrecoverable."
    The food is predictable, unchanging. The cook makes do with the supplies that have been provided. One "hot" meal consists of 2 dishes, prepared in a MKT (Mobile Kitchen Trailer) - an egg concoction and diced potatoes with shredded turkey-bacon as well as turkey-link sausages. MRE's are favored over the "hot" -- at least there is some variety offered in a case of the MRE's."

    HAHA can't wait. 15-18 months of this baby.
     
  2. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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  3. Good luck dude and thanks for serving.
     
  4. Fearan

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    18mth deployment? :wtf:
     
  5. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    yup. 15 month minimum, they said dont be suprised if we stay for 18 months :noes:
     
  6. Insdav3

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    good luck. Couldn't do a 15-18 month deployment and come back sane.
     
  7. MumblingJoe169

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    need an FA LT
     
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    good luck man - keep your head up - oops I mean down ;)
     
  9. gtcrispy

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    Sounds shitty man. Do some good though :)
     
  10. PlutoBHG

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    bring something to keep you busy man
     
  11. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good time
     
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    Good luck
     
  13. Damn Dutchman

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    Sooo, do you also know why they fight? =]
    Or are you just going there to kill moving meatthings 'essir.
     
  14. Immortal1

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    the fuck?
     
  15. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    indeed, wrong forum for that kinda crap if he's serious.
     
  16. Damn Dutchman

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    Well i think its quite a fitting question, why the heck would you shoot at people if you cant answer what the other party fights for, so i thought to ask it.

    Is that so "strange" ? or is following orders blindly the new big thing in town or something :s
     
  17. NEp8ntballer

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    :gtfo2:
    :gtfo3:
     
  18. Drunk Bastard Audio

    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    Are you to stupid to dig up your own answers?
     
  19. cossack

    cossack Resident thread killer

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    opsec?
     
  20. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    I don't see a date of deployment, or the name of any installation. I dunno though..cadidiot and all.
     
  21. DaRkPhAnToM

    DaRkPhAnToM FML OT Supporter

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    nothing sensitive there, and i got this article off a news site which is open to the public. p.s. not being able to spell airborne on your location info proves the fact that the 101st is not an airborne unit :rofl::fawk:
     
  22. cossack

    cossack Resident thread killer

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    fuck i dident even notice it! fixed.frankly i dont think we should wear it either, we should have our own tab but whatever.
     

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