MIL tell me about Camp Liberty

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  1. Mint Berry Crunch

    Mint Berry Crunch Active Member

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    Just give me the rundown if you don't mind. :o
     
  2. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    • Good PX w/taco bell, burger king, popeyes, and a coffee shop. And a Subway van near Pad 10.
    • You can get movies on DVD for $2-$3 per DVD from the Hadji shops.
    • Water shortage means water to the latrines/showers is cut off without notice.
    • You'll stay in a 2-man Combat Housing Unit (CHU). Basically a trailer divided into 3 rooms, with 2 men per room.
    • Random power outages during the hot months.
    • Lots of dust/sand kicked up because most of the roads are gravel.
    • It's part of one of the largest FOB complexes in Iraq, with Camp Liberty, Camp Victory, Camp Stryker, and the BIAP area all centered around the runway.
    • Liberty's DeFleury DFAC is large, serves okay food, with plastic plates and utensils.
    • Two day turn-around on laundry. Minimum of 25 items per bag, max of 28.
    • Wireless internet access costs $65/month. General Order #1 is enforced via web filters. You can buy private satellite dish access to the internet, but you'll need to go in with several guys to make it cost-effective. If you go this route expect outages due to equipment breaking down, sandstorms blowing your dish around, assholes cutting your wires, etc.
     
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  3. MassiveGas

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    the subway van is pretty good, i work on pad 10 so i eat there occasionally; it isn't there every day though, i dunno exactly which days it is but the lazy fucks i work with who won't go to the DFAC unless they can get a ride can tell you.

    and wtf is up with them creating speed bumps on the dirt roads now :wtc: now when i'm riding with someone they haul ass to the bump, slow down, then floor it again :hs:
     
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    ustfdes LPC ID: 20394

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    Terrorist gathering intel ^ :noes:
     
  5. Ryan Christian

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    While we're at it, can you tell me a little about BIAP?
     
  6. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    It's an airport. :dunno:
     
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    themacstallion The electric sheep are dreaming up your fate

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    smells like pogue in here
     
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    potam que pasa?

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  9. Drunk Bastard Audio

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    fobbit even.
     
  10. Mint Berry Crunch

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    Will I be able to use Skype to talk to my family?
     
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    Drunk Bastard Audio New Member

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    not only that, you'll have room service, taxi service, and all other kinds of luxuries you don't have back in the states.
     
  12. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    If you get satellite internet access you will. The wireless access that is available from Magic Island Technologies has some kind of bandwidth block that interferes with skype. Or so I've been told.

    I just use the AT&T phones or the IP phones at the MWR (which is the cheapest route of the two).
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Don't forget about the in-room movies. :hsugh:
     
  14. Ryan Christian

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    Ah, well I gathered it was an airport. Just wondering on bases in or around there.
     
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  16. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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  17. Mint Berry Crunch

    Mint Berry Crunch Active Member

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    Fuck.. I bought a laptop for specifically that purpose. :(
     
  18. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Use it for accessing OT. :hsugh:
     
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    yahoo/pidgin messengers work decent....and like Ranger said...pay out the ass for net access from MIT and surf OT.
     
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    who uses skype? When you can use cell phones...lol 30 dollar cell phone reload cards cost 32 dollars....go figure...lol
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    it's liberated.
     
  23. Ryan Christian

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    Damn, maybe I should have paid more attention in class about comprehension.
     

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