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Old May 28, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Careful!

Afghanistan... let the good times roll. NOT!


Even the people from the NY Times were disgusted by our wonderful Poo Pond smack in the middle of our little "paradise" we call Kandahar Air Field. Nice little write up, and acctually accurate and TRUE!

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/the-poo-pond/

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Old May 28, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Funny and sickening, thanks for enduring and sharing.
Be safe!!!
Old May 28, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Take care of yourself over there... thanks to you and all your comrades serving.
Old May 28, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Thanks guys. It could be worse thats for sure. Every tour gets a little "better" but, there is always something that stands out. This time, its the smell for sure.

Laine.
Old May 28, 2010, 11:04 PM
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wow, i used to live down the road from a mushroom farm which was rank but I cant imagine the smell of that. Take care on the other side of the rock.
Old May 29, 2010, 08:34 AM
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that just sounds so horrible.
Old May 29, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Well, there are worse things, but, even so, the smell here is pretty high up there on my list of things I dont ever wanna have to deal with again! Its only a year. Im sure I'll make it. Just watch though, 20 years from now they will do a study that says prolonged exposure to human poop smell causes insanity, breast cancer, bad breath, hair loss, athletes foot, diabetes and testicular elephantitis. Thats just my luck.

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Old May 29, 2010, 01:33 PM
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Some days, I think I can smell it from here...
Old May 29, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Wouldnt surprise me cynjon. Its rough to say the least.

You get anything goin up there with planes, cars, trucks anything?
Old May 29, 2010, 03:35 PM
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I've got a co-ax heli that I picked up--quite a few guys here are into helis. It beats not flying anything, but I can't seem to get too into it.

The DX5e/AR500 that I bought here on RCGroups arrived...now I'm going to try to pick up an EPP Yak or something that can handle a little bit of wind. I think I have a place to fly...but won't really know if it's big enough until I try it. Would be the first RC plane I've seen here though. It's hard to round up EVERYTHING that's needed.

Have you gotten your plane in the air yet?
Old May 29, 2010, 08:46 PM
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sheez they waist so mutch energy getting fuel there while they sit right on a source of methane to run generators on.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5335635/

you might want to suggest that to the guy in charge of the power plant there.....
Old May 29, 2010, 10:00 PM
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nasty!

It's like the bog of eternal stench!
Old May 31, 2010, 01:57 AM
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The old porta potty is no picnic at 110 degrees, but that's got to be a heck of a stench
Old May 31, 2010, 02:17 AM
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I feel for ya Imopar, I was there in 2006-2007. We were billited over the other side at Camp Baker and ya could smell it there, and working on the flightline 12hrs a day it reeked as well. At least it's not as bad in winter time.. All our prayers with ya
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Old May 31, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Thank you for your service and come home safe.

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