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Old 10-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Well I've finally found a way around getting onto flickr, so without further ado, here are some more of my pictures.......


sunrise in afghanistan


the orange orchard the runs through our fob. kind of random.


far away view of the hymalayans


closer view of the hymalayans


I think these are yak


we broke down here and then it flooded so we spent the night. it was great. NOT.


afghani woman and her boy herding some goats. the only local woman I've seen since I've been in theater


one of my fave shots while we were on the road


a rural village... the rolling fields look sort of like stairs


this is a pretty high speed afghani ambulance.


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biggest lizard EVER


before the flood

Okay these next three are a progression of photos of an unfortunate local volleyball game at the place we were camped out. these locals may live in mud huts but I'll be damned if they don't all have a volleyball net in their back yard


so it started with this dude playing by himself. he woulve volley then run around to the other side and so on. it was very amusing.


then I guess his friends felt sorrt for him so the joined him


not much longer we've got practically an olympic event here


the ministry of public health where we did some humanitarian & medical stuff



well I guess that's it for now. hope you like!!
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Awesome pictures! I sure wish I'd deployed there instead of Iraq, twice. What's your MOS?
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Awesome pictures! I sure wish I'd deployed there instead of Iraq, twice. What's your MOS?
yeah it's not so bad. when we first got here I was seriously working 20 hour days no joke, but now I seriously don't do anything, which has its costs and benefits. I'm s 96B (which is now a 35F), which is intel. so the humanitarian mission I went on really has nothing to do with my job since I work in the battaltion TOC all night but I got picked to go on the mission and it was nice to get outside the wire from time to time.
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I love it when you post pics of Afghanistan, that place intrigues me.

Good work
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Cool, I was an 88N (transportation management) but I didn't do my job a whole lot. I spent my last deployment working with you intel guys. Good stuff. I also jumped on every opportunity to get outside the wire, which ended up being all the time. My family hated it, but its a mentality that can't be understood unless you're there.
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Nice, its so cool to see Afg. Sadly I don't see myself ever making it there! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Yaks are tasty but can give you major stomach issues.

Great photos. Definitely nice to get a different glimpse into that part of the world.
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Love em Nic, Keep them coming.

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Great pics...loved the v-ball commentary!
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Great pics... like Marc said... I doubt I will ever get to Afghanistan. or any -stan for that matter.
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i agree, i love seeing your afganistan pics. Nice work
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! Loved the himalaya's shot...and I think those are goats not yaks...but dont take my word on that...
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maybe hairy mountain goats... I have no idea. haha
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Yeah, pretty sure those are yaks. I never saw babies that small, but the other himalayan animals I saw didn't have hair that long. Or maybe there's something different in Afghanistan. Do they have those cross-breed yak/cows? The locals called them Joe's in Sikkim.

Yaks were kinda scary, they were super curious and aggressive, at one point we had to run from them.
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