Archive for June, 2005

If it Weren’t for All the Terrorists…

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

This country is beautiful. Last night I went out on a call into the mountains north of Kandahar to destroy some UXOs found by Coalition Forces. The helo dropped us in the mountains and we proceeded to go to work. After disposing of the UXOs we had some time before the helo came back so […]

Not This Time.

Friday, June 17th, 2005

Well, it’s official, I didn’t get promoted this year. Having drowned my sorrows in a turkey sub last night (we have a Subway trailer on base) I got a look at the list of selectees today and I don’t feel so bad anymore. It was a short list consisting mostly of guys who have been […]

Must…Develop…Jedi…Mind Powers!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

Now, normally, I’m a fairly patient guy, but there are times when I get really impatient. Now is one of those times. Let me explain. Three months ago I took two tests. This is the third time I’ve taken these tests (not the exact same tests, but different versions). One is called the Skills Knowledge […]

That Would Have Been Nice to Know Before I Got on the Helicopter….

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

Life in the digital age is great. There are so many ways to communicate information from just about any location on the planet. You’ve got cell phones, satellite phones, and radios. Even in the middle of a war I can set up my Swiftlink Satellite System and send emails from somewhere in the Afghan wilderness. […]

Shocked by ZULU

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Just a note, I’ve just switched all times to ZULU (Greenwich Mean Time) since that’s what I’m operating on currently. Helps everybody here (various Coalition forces and the four U.S. service branches) stay on the same page. The local time here in Kandahar, if you’re interested, is Z+4:30. Why +4:30? Who knows, every other time […]

All This Beach and No Ocean…

Sunday, June 12th, 2005

First I need to thank Brett for helping me by getting this site up and running, next I need to thank Buckley and Stacey for the idea, and finally I need to thank God that I’m not stuck in some desert somewhere for four mo…oh, wait, scratch that last bit. Guess I should introduce myself […]