Sunday, November 28, 2004
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Random Shots from the Herat Adventure
Me, sleeping on the helicopter. At over 10,000 feet, you get tired.
Me "concentrating" on the NAVC opening. After a short while, I started understanding Dhari.
Hey! Who's that guy in the middle?
The Herat PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team), these guys are living good:
LTC Frank, at lunch following the NAVC opening. What the hell is this stuff?
During one of many helo trips, getting some spades in:
Maj Steve, and a local boy who we were taking to Kabul, at Herat Airport:
It gets pretty cold over 10,000 feet:
The helo on day one of the trip:
An old Hind Helo outside Kabul airfield:
OK, this got me a bit worried, in the middle of the flight the crew pulls out a paper map and a ruler:
Refueling in Gardez:
Herat NAVC Grand Opening
I was in Herat to attend the grand opening of the local National Army Volunteer Center.
Making final preparations for the ceremony:
The newly completed building:
Mullah, opening the ceremony:
The master of ceremonies:
The NAVC Commander:
The recruiting General:
School Girls singing:
Raising the flag:
Views from the helicopter:
Outskirts of Herat:
The most water I have seen since being in country:
New snow on the mountains:
Outskirts of Kabul: