Author preparing for convoy.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Photo below of existing generators being removed from a new power plant. This is the type of work ISI typically does at military bases. As an assessor, I travel to bases and put together asbuilt drawings for estimates prior to the installation. It is a great position and I really enjoy doing this.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The embassy is not located in the airport but in the town of Kabul. There is a cluster of bases located in and around Kabul. These bases are ultra high security not unlike green zones in Iraq. Up-armored buses called rhinos are used for transport between bases, airport and embassy building. The capitol will always be prime target for these types of attacks as various insurgent groups struggle for relevance.
View of contractor housing at Kandahar, these containerized units are built out and stacked up, occasionally with forethought but just as likely random and without plans for expansion. I am happy to have them for housing, they are quiet and dark when sleep is needed. Hard sides are nice to have.
TGIF at Kandahar boardwalk. It is true, I ate there and was waited on and served my food at my table. High point in August.