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Fist 666

I went to Afghanistan a few years ago...

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So yeah.

Its Veterans Day and I'm a bit drunk and sentimental.

 

I'm pretty pissed I can't find any pics from the last 4 months of deployment.

 

I was there in 2009/2010 in Kandahar. We mostly were running border patrol operations along Pakistan, you can see the PS on the mountains in a couple of the pics.

 

I'm not going to post any gore or fucked up shit.

 

 

 

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Lining up to leave KAF for our FOB Spin Boldak aka FOB BLACKHAWK aka FOB BLACK COCK for the next 11 months

 

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The road out of KAF

 

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Remnants from their war with the USSR all over the place, planes, tanks, mines and uxo's

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Afghan National Army, lolololol

 

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Gangster motherfuckers

 

 

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Shops like this are scattered along the highways, hot fucking soda and random weird shit. A dollar will buy you a lot.

 

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Probably the best architecture seen, everything that was once great in the south was destroyed by the ruskies and now they are all pretty simple

 

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I never got an explanation as to why they wrap their tires. This is a small load. I've seen a couple that get stacked so high that when they pull onto the shoulder for us they end up falling completely on their side. Lulz were had by all...

 

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Almost there...

 

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Log trucks from the north

 

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Still driving

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Police checkpoint

 

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Beck's NA. Fucking undrinkable, but we had it by the pallet...

 

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We called this The Home Depot

 

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I wish these trucks were available in the states. Four door diesel 4x4 Ford Rangers.

 

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There was always a bolo for a man on a red scooter. There are thousands upon thousands of red scooters over there. Very rarely did any info from MI benefit us at all. This one didn't blow up, but later one did. We didn't know what happened until our Platoon Sergeant was like "Oh, I see a head, I think it was a suicide bomber. He gave his life to give us a flat tire...

 

 

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This is a brick factory.

 

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Looking out the back hatch. Sometimes it was really nice to have a day off from being lead-gun

 

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Better view of Home Depot

 

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As a climber I wish this place wasn't so fucked, such amazing mountains/faces/rocks in general. Great rock too, sticky sharp granites and not as much sandstone as you'd think

 

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This is a DVE, its what your driver has to drive at night when you're rolling black out. You have zero depth perception. a 6 inch drop can look like 10 feet and a 6 foot drop can look like nothing. Lots of real near misses for accidents, a couple almost rollovers, and lots of pain from getting jarred on a drop you didn't expect.

 

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4 door Hilux. The fact that these aren't available in the US is purely fucking outrageous.

 

 

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If I ever find my missing pictures I'll put up more of these. These are giant hand sewn sacks made from scrap cloth filled with grain. We called them nutsacks. Smart.

 

 

 

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Jackasses

 

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Straw. A great way to conceal shit you're not supposed to have.

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I wish I'd had a better camera or been a better photographer. These next few are of the Red Desert. These photos don't capture it but the sand is a deep red orange. Its eery to see, It clashes with its environment.

 

 

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Clear fucking skies.

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This was my view for the first 6 or so months. Lead gunner. So fucking stressful and so much fun.

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Allahu Akbaaaaaaaar

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fuck yeah Fist!

 

Keep posting if you can!

 

Like how kids the world over are all pretty much the same and will wave if you're snapping a pic.

 

is the tank an old Russian one?

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I'm drunk.

I'll go through and put in descriptions of what the shit is later.

 

I've got a few hundred more pics to sort through.

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Humans choose to live in some pretty useless parts of the world.

 

Cheers for posting.

 

 

 

The only people in this thread who chose to live there were the people who willfully signed up for the military to go over there and kill the people who lived there.

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The only people in this thread who chose to live there were the people who willfully signed up for the military to go over there and kill the people who lived there.

 

Oh.

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The only people in this thread who chose to live there were the people who willfully signed up for the military to go over there and kill the people who lived there.

 

I agree with you that the people that are living there now didn't choose to be born there but at some point in human history people chose those particular valleys and plains to settle in. That's the bit that I don't understand, and of course I'm being irrationally simplistic in the way I'm looking at it. And for the record, I have no problem with the Taliban being eradicated from the face of this planet. I'm not going to comment on the 'legitimacy' of the ISAF operations as I don't have a position either way - mainly because I don't have enough clear and conclusive information to have a credible opinion. However I am more than happy to see any kind of extremist that forces their views on others being removed from existence, regardless of what their views are.

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I didn't choose to, I was hoping to go to Iraq or Northern Afghanistan, but its a gamble... I lost.

 

DAO is silly.

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...extremist that forces their views on others being removed from existence, regardless of what their views are.

 

America/Occident are forcing their views on the Afghani people by invading and killing all who oppose them.

 

/it's a double edged dildo--everybody is getting fucked here.

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"Happy" Veterans Day? How are you supposed to say that? Anyway, thanks for serving dude.

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Paper Mache Airplane??

 

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What's up with this coke wall? Just sitting in the sun like that, was there ever any cold drinks or AC for the regular soldiers or just for the brass?

 

 

 

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Any interesting mosques? I know Islam has some incredible artwork to its name, especially the tile work.

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Did you get to ride in a whirly bird?!

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It seems like shade is as valuable as wood out there.

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America/Occident are forcing their views on the Afghani people by invading and killing all who oppose them.

 

/it's a double edged dildo--everybody is getting fucked here.

 

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This is the sunset from my last mission before coming home.

 

/thread

 

 

(I'll go through the rest of the descriptions in a few days. Photo threads a lot of fucking work--constant props to those who put them up, this is a pain in the dick)

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