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Archive for February, 2008
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 29, 2008 @ 10:48 AM | 13,132 Views
Went out to Torkam gate today along the Pakistan border, to Jalalalalabad, and a little place named Kogiani. Had to take the Chaplain out to do services for the boys that are in the middle of nowhere.

Nice flight, no bullets zinging by our heads, so, all in all, successful mission. We came back in through a really neat little valley with a river and waterfall. Nice, slow, fun flight.

Laine.

EDIT:
Cant get the pictures loaded yet for some reason... they are coming though.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 24, 2008 @ 11:05 PM | 13,227 Views
Here are some more current pictures guys.

Nothing says "Goodmorning" like hot cup of coffee, a M240 Machine gun mounted to a UH-60 and a full belt of ammo!

Seems like you all enjoy seeing the pics, so I will keep posting them!

I will try to add some pics of "the guys" as we go along sometime.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 22, 2008 @ 09:20 AM | 12,025 Views
Hey folks,

If you watch the news or read the papers Im sure you saw the article about the helicopters full of senators etc... that landed on a mountain over here in Afghan. Yeah, it WAS us, 7 of my buddies and myself. Yeah, it sucked, and yeah, it was cold as heck. We were out there for too dang long in the snow, rain, ice, sleet and wind. But, we had CAS (close air support) flying over (F-15s and A-10s) head at nearly all times and they had a live Predator feed going the whole time too (when they could see anyway).

It was pretty hairy at first, but once we were on the ground all was ok. We had about 100 or so locals (freindly? who knows) all around on the mountain tops watching all night. No shots fired, so, we didnt either. Its all good.

Shortly after the landing, we had ground guys (Arizona National Guard) mobilized and on thier way to our location. Now, about the AZ guys... AWESOME is the only word to describe them. I have worked with many active and guard units, and these fellas were TOP NOTCH for sure. Outstanding. The guys stood outside, all night and all day, in the rain, snow, wind etc... Tough as nails, and didnt complain for a second. A huge thank you goes out to those boys for doin what they do best.

So, part of their force took the senators, generals ect... back "home" and the rest stayed with us. Then it was a waiting game for weather to clear. Now, 37 hours after we departed, we are "home".

Good times good times. I have some pics of the area, weather ect... and I'll post them when I can.

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 19, 2008 @ 10:30 AM | 12,279 Views
I said there would be some in flight pics from over here, so here they are.

These are from around the Kabul area.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 18, 2008 @ 11:46 AM | 10,234 Views
Just some pictures of another day in "the office". Yeah, not your typical office I guess, but, its all I got!

Thanks for everything folks, and I'll see ya at SEFF '09!

Laine.
Posted by lmopar69 | Feb 10, 2008 @ 12:14 PM | 10,146 Views
Just figured I'd post some pics of my new home for a year +.

We are at 5000 feet when we are on the ground here in Bagram, Afghanistan. So, you can imagine what its like goin over those mountains!

The sure do look nice though!

Soon I'll post some pics flyin over/through them.

Laine.