They said they day would not come.
They said I could not do it.
I did the damn thing.
Ladies and gentlemen: I survived TWO WHOLE DAYS without internet access!
If you’ve ever read my previous posts, you know what an achievement this is. (I wonder if I can get a medal for this?)
During the past two days, we went outside the wire again. This time, we tackled several construction projects at once. In order to see them all without having to drive too much, we stayed overnight at a FOB (Forward Operating Base.)
Morales-Frazier is a FOB not too far from Bagram, but far enough that it shaves considerable drive time off of our missions. So, after spending one day inspecting roads and schools, we stayed overnight there so we could do the same thing the next day with little drive time.
The good news is it’s close to places in Kapisa that we want to be near. The bad news is they don’t have much in the way of creature comforts. (And, as a member of the Air Force, I AM a creature of comfort.)
There’s no Dairy Queen (like there is at Bagram.) No large PX. (A PX, or “Post Exchange” is a store … Bagram has one of those, too.) No B-huts to sleep in; no chow hall with surf-n-turf Fridays, and no individual internet access. (Bagram has considerably more people than Morales-Frazier, so Bagram has to have more infrastructure to support all the FOBbits.)
MF (Yes, that’s what we call it,) is a “bare-bones” base. So, I wasn’t able to get online easily and update my website for the past two days. My apologies to any loyal readers out there. (All three of you.)
But, fear not … pictures of my most recent journey outside the wire are posted on the Afghanistan Pics homepage.