Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
We had started doing a movie night, couple times a week, (helped make the time go faster). We tried to locate the appropriate movie for the holiday and came up with Die Hard (#1). You know, holiday theme………..”come out to the coast, have a few laughs”. Good flick.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Still no sign of Bin Laden.
So, after being assigned the logistics guy for a while, I was asked if I wanted to go back to the range, but working the TTP side, (tactical training program). Of course I said yes and was again teamed up with Jason. Our job was to take the class that had, the week before, just qualified and teach them movement and turning while shooting. No easy feat considering the week before, most of them just learned how to shoot. Now they had four days to learn how to shoot on the move. Got to play around a little too. all in all, not a bad place to work, with the view and the opportunity to be around guns, which is always fun.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We decided we wanted to have a bar-b-q, so we bought a couple of goats on the local economy and picked two of our guys to do the job. They were given a quick lesson a larger than normal kukri’s and it was decided that one goat would be prepared the Nepalese way and the other would be cooked over an open fire. Jason, our resident Gurkha General, would go first. True to form for an honorary Gurkha, he did it in one stroke. Telly O went a little later and felt the pressure of going second, what if he didn’t get it in one hit? It went well and he got it in one swipe like Jason. A few guys took care of the bar-b-q while the Gurkha’s prepared the other one. Then it was dinner, beers, (non alcohol) and cigars by the fire. It was a good time.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
First, my apologies for leaving you all hanging. There was too much interest in the blog from guys coming into the country. The company frowns on putting out to much information and I didn’t think it was worth my job. Although, I’ve heard from a lot of guys coming here that it put things in a positive light and answered a lot of questions that weren’t being answered anywhere else. Guess it was kind of like a Hitchhikers guide to Afghanistan. So without any further adue, the rest of the story.
I will be adding a lot more in the next few days.
Read on from where I left, if you want. (which was October 21, 2009)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Steve asked me to upload this here for him.
It is a beautiful, patriotic slide show set to my dad singing The National Anthem. A friend of my parent's put it together and it makes me smile.
For those of you that don't know my dad...he is the biggest baseball fanatic and I think his favorite professional accomplishment is probably having his recording of The National Anthem inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
It's really cool...we actually got to go see it hanging in the museum!
Friday, October 9, 2009
So, in honor of fashion, I bring you….
The Fall Line, Afghanistan 2009
In the first shot Steve is sporting the Blackhawk Warrior Wear Desert Ops Boots, Vertx Tactical Pants, Wilderness Tactical belt, Vertx Action Polo, the Suunto Advisor and two handmade parachute cord wrist bands Stevieb.
The next shot features Steve in the Vertx pants, but with the Ultra Club, Cool and Dry Polo, adorned with the logo of and made famous by WPD SWAT. He’s also carrying the Bushmaster M-4 with the Eotech Holographic sights and the Inforce 6V LED light system,(from Inova) using their MIL-STD-1913 mount.
In the last shot, (from an earlier post), Steve’s stylin in the traditional Afghan pakul, perahan tuban and the dastmal. (read as hat, man-jams and blanket). He’s also sporting an AKMS , borrowed from the local Taliban.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Saturday the ceremony was repeated, but none on Sunday. On the last day, Monday, the holiday culminated with a ceremony of putting crushed flowers on the forehead, during which prayers of long life and happiness are spoken by the leader. They let us participate, which was an honor. Then three goats were lined up and three strokes later they were preparing kabobs.
Video available upon request when I get home.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I started this post after someone emailed me a story about Senate Bill SB-2099, which would require us to put on our 2010 1040 federal tax Form all guns that you have or own. It may require fingerprints and a tax of $50 per gun. Checked it out and it's false, but I'll post something a friend emailed anyway...
FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."
“Those who trade liberty for security have neither.”
Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.
Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.
When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.