Saturday, June 13, 2009

And the Construction Goes On...

This place changes more and more everyday. I thought that once they had everything we needed for our task force to function, it would all be over. The construction just goes on and on. Everywhere you look there are teams of people building something. Whether it is the taxiway and helicopter parking or the new buildings that keep popping up, things keep changing.
On the right we have an open field with a building of unknown purpose that just sprung up in about three days.
Then a photo showing the GP Medium tents that we lived in, and have subsequently moved out of, including the foamed one on the left.

A group of soldiers hard at work putting together the platform for another structure. A Chinook is flying overhead; helicopters are always coming and going, moving people and equipment back and forth.

Our humble bathroom facilities. One trailer is full of toilets and the other is full of showers. The water is trucked in regularly and kept in the large tan bladder on the right. We have about five sets of these, which are cleaned daily, along with porta-potties that are serviced irregularly.


  1. Thank you so much for your blog! My brother, Joshua Calhoun, is leaving for there in 2 weeks. He was worried he'd be staying in a dugout. God Bless You!

  2. Glad I could help out! Just trying to give everyone an idea of what it is like over here.