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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-10-2007, 11:58 PM Thread Starter

 
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It's official

It's now winter in Afghanistan..... snowing outside ATM.

Anyways... it's 10:30 AM, past my bedtime...
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 12:10 PM
 
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The winter takes it's toll on bikers. I had to park the bike Friday after getting caught commuting below 35 and it rained. Been in my car all week. Even added that extra weight over the rear axle (loaded Snap On Tool Box )for when the precip eventually falls under freezing.

Fortunately Arkansas' weather fluctuates and gives me several good days each winter month to keep the battery charged.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 07:03 PM Thread Starter

 
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yeah but Arkansas has some chitty roads man.



Anyways... I just threw the first opening snowball of the season here in the NOC (NetOps Center). Get some!


me>>>>> <<<<<coworker i hit w/ snowball
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 07:42 PM
 
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Ambly.......what's the temp. difference between days and nights right now?
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well when i came on shift last night it was 30F. Been hovering between 30-32 all night.

Info says it should get to 40-45, but down into upper 20's tomorrow night... Have a feelin' we'll be getting snow for the next several days, albeit the light-white-stuff.
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Hmmmm, I was just wondering if it was like the temps on my visit to the Mojave desert, in the summer time.....100+ during the day and almost freezing at night.....CRAZY !!
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Maybe down @ KAF it'd be like that. It's towards the desert part of the 'Stan.

Think of the Bagram area similar to Denver, in a bowl....

And as far as Kabul where I"m at.... I'm still tryin' to define it.... probably high desert? We're at 6kft. evelation.
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Just think of the cool stories you'll have for the grandkids one day !
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yeah no chit.


wild chit i tell ya man... Glad I'm no longer down @ KAF.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-11-2007, 10:42 PM
 
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What's KAF?
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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 07:06 AM Thread Starter

 
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Kandahar Air Field.
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So, besides catching left over RPG's, do you find anything left over from the Soviet occupation? I figured there would be old buttons, insignia, field kit, money, ect scattered around from the bad ole days...I know those tribes don't leave anything to waste.

I bet you don't get to go on any unguided hikes without worrying about land mines.
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I feel your pain Ambly, it was 30 tonight over here and i thought i was going to catch chill blain!
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I may be going to afghan as early as next summer......
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So, besides catching left over RPG's, do you find anything left over from the Soviet occupation? I figured there would be old buttons, insignia, field kit, money, ect scattered around from the bad ole days...I know those tribes don't leave anything to waste.

I bet you don't get to go on any unguided hikes without worrying about land mines.
heh.... that brings to mind something....

Was walkin' down the strip the other day w/ a buddy of mine who works Tech Control and he was talkin' about snow on the mountains and how he'd love to go ski up there.....

I was like "Yeah, nothing beats a good slalom thru an active minefield...."


But yeah, there's some chit here left over. got a couple pix of busted up T-72's.... They sell some stuff at the bazaars.... Saw a periscope for some kind of APC or something... They said tank, and I was like "yeah, wtf ever b!tches."
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I may be going to afghan as early as next summer......
You might just miss me.... Gotta find out today if I'm going home in June instead of Sept...... you won't hear me bitchin' though....
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I heard the pay for contractors over there is HUGE ......??
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Depends on the company (mainly), contract (2ndly), and position (lastly).


For example, KBR = $$... Who i'm with (I don't know of a single slot/position that's less than 6figs)= $$$.... People I'd like to work with = $$$$.
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Yeah but at least with KBR you get perks...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/12/12...ref=newssearch
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Yeah but at least with KBR you get perks...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/12/12...ref=newssearch
Only if you're a firefighter.
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