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Feb 10, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Pics from Afghanistan


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.
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Feb 10, 2008, 04:53 PM
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I love the pics! You are a better at takin pics then you have always said.

Thanks for sharing love!

P.S. I miss you and flying with you too
Feb 10, 2008, 08:20 PM
Too little play time...
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Y'all have to kick in your own door? Settle down!

I am sure you are operating those birds at their limits at those altitudes... It is beautiful, though!

Keep the pics coming.

Stay safe!
Feb 11, 2008, 12:51 AM
Reduce the drama...
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Wow, Rugged terrain all around!
The pictures convey a certain COLDness.
Try to stay warm!
Regards
Rick
Feb 11, 2008, 05:02 AM
Plowin Dirt
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I love the pics. Post some more when you can. I take it there's a severe lack of trees? In the meantime, Stay warm & safe. I humbly thank you for your service, been there, done that. 1972~1974 U.S. Army
& kmopar...hang in there kiddo, it's gonna be allright...
Dan
Feb 11, 2008, 10:46 AM
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Thanks Kmopar... trust me, the "missing you" part is very much shared by me. I guess I wouldnt mind hitting a fly in too though...

As for the pics, yeah, not many trees here... hence most people live in mud houses.

As for kicking in the door... well, there is a story behind that. About a week ago, we were inside, and for some reason the door knob "malfunctioned". The guy outside couldnt get in, we couldnt get out. So, me, being the "mechanical type" busted out the trusty Gerber multi tool and proceeded to litterally destroy the door knob from the inisde. It worked. We all got in/out as we wished. But, we had to put in an emergency work oreder to get a new door knob.

As for cold, yeah, -15c the other morning when I went out to fire up a bird for a mission. Then add in the wind from the rotor, and the crew chiefs (standing outside) were friggin frozen. Then, the poor guys have to get in and man the door guns (windows open) while we fly at 120 knots. Talk about cold!

Thanks guys
Laine.
Feb 11, 2008, 11:47 AM
3DHS Junkie
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all those birds part of your unit?
Feb 11, 2008, 12:02 PM
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My Battalion. We are UH-60's only in my company.
Feb 12, 2008, 08:16 AM
Retired USAF
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Nice pics...can't say I miss that part of the world though. Stay safe and warm!
Feb 12, 2008, 12:55 PM
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roger that cynjon. Glad you made it home safe and sound. You have seen this place too much already.

Laine.
Feb 12, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Enjoyed the shots Laine. Haven't talked to you here before, I just thought you were the nut job that makes 14' planes :-) ! Genuinely appreciate your service and we are all 1000% behind all the the men and women who volunteer to protect and serve our country. Your shots are a beautiful contrast to what I've seen in the media. Keep 'em coming.
Feb 13, 2008, 12:36 AM
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Thanks Tommy. I am the nut case that makes huge wings... lol, sometimes Im just a nut case in general!

I will get more pics/video of some of our flights through the mountains here. Beautiful terrain for sure.

Thanks for the support guys.

laine.
Feb 14, 2008, 09:53 AM
Have glue gun, will travel...
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God bless you man. Thank you for your awesome service to this country. May the Lord keep you and protect you at all times.

Keep the pics coming!
Feb 14, 2008, 01:18 PM
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Thanks Ken.

Looks like I'll be on QRF (quick reaction force) for the next couple days. So unless something happens where we are "needed" I'll be here, on the ground. However, if something does happen, should make for some cool pictures.

Catch ya'll later.

Laine.
Feb 15, 2008, 09:51 PM
Oh no...hot glue is gone again
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great pics! Dang it, I wanted to see your SRT/10 fly at EW park...we live only a 15 minute drive from the field. guess I'll have to wait a year. But I'll go with what Ken1.8T said for the time being.

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