Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 22 1930

Welcome wagon at KAF. This is a largely transient. camp, teams route through here between assignments. Some 40 electricians doing assessments and repairs provide electrical support for hundreds of small bases in the south. These teams of two are sent along with their containers for 2-6 months (depending on the size of the camp) to make safe, the existing electrical installations. Often, smaller camps provide minimal support and teams can end up living in the 20' metal conex provided by ISI for material storage. Clean out the isles, empty a couple of shelves, install an AC unit on the end, and throw in a couple of cots. That's home! Any takers? Free MREs, extreme temperatures, and ducking the occasional firefight are added benefits. Living with a small Army unit creates a sense of camaraderie unique to this setting. Most men that I talk to would not trade their experiences over here for anything.  30, snow forecast.

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