Wednesday, July 11, 2007
  Pics from Afghanistan
Okay, I finally got my pictures from my Afghanistan trip developed. Wal-Mart didn't put them on CD like I asked so I had to scan them. So more than a month after my return (and right before another big trip) here they are. You can click on any of them for a larger image.
This first pic is looking away from the main gate of Camp Eggers, up what is called Dragon Alley. I took this just after a torrential rain so the streets are wet.
The pic below is of the dormitory we stayed in during our visit. It is called Douglas House. There were about 20 of us sharing a big open bay room filled with wooden bunk beds.
This is me in front of a plaque honoring Captain Daniel Eggers who the base is named for. He was killed near Kandahar in May of 2004.
Me again on the flight line at Kabul International Airport. Behind me is the C-17 that we flew home on. Since we were supporting the Secretary of Defense on this trip we all wore civilian clothes. I didn't even have to pack uniforms.
This is a group of Belgian soldiers moving through the airport at Kabul. Note the soldier carrying the flag & the guitar.
After we left Kabul we flew down to Kandahar. While we were there we met a guy who drove us around the flight line and showed us one of the biggest helicopters in the world that the Canadians are leasing from the Russians.
This flag is on a pole in the center of a hole made in the airport roof by one of our JDAM's.
Another view of the hole made by the bomb.
A close up of the sign.
After we left Afghanistan we spent a night at Manas Air Base near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The sign behind me says Manas International Airport.
From Manas we went to Ramstein for another night of crew rest. I got to sit in the cockpit for takeoff on the way back to Andrews. Very cool! I haven't finished that roll of film yet. I have more pictures of the bases and Ramstein that I may try to scan and post later.
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