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Dust in the summer makes for some incredible opportunities.  I'm nowhere remotely even close to semi-pro or anything, just a guy who likes taking pics sometimes.



One unbelievably clear night got me this:



A friend sent me a fun hat.



Not much of anything.  Anywhere.



We do have some mountains a ways off, but it's often so dusty a decent photo is rather tough to get.  I'll keep trying; this is the best I've managed to come up with so far.

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Wild man...it seems like a whole other planet on that end of the world.  Thanks for your service!

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Awesome pictures! That first one looks as pro as it gets. Keep em coming
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FNG's...

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Thanks for sharing your pics!  'Pro' is overrated  Your pics are great!!

Hard to imagine that Afghanistan used to be hippie haven.  I wanna go there (but not for that reason).  Someday, God willing...

Take good care, and stay safe!


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Wow, thanks for the pics, do you have more !!!

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Wow, thanks for the pics, do you have more !!!

My read is that our man ArmedFerret is stationed in Helmand -- so we can look forward to more.

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jim, you shush.  :p

Captured guns:



Me getting some time in on the fiddy:



Woman in combat...apparently EOD never got the memo she wasn't "supposed to be".  :p



This was...kind of a dare.



Some of the family:

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we did this today:









Souvenir!!

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Thanks for you pictures, and your service for us all. Why blow up a plane? Hope you and your buddies stay safe.
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Great photos ferret. but why blow up the plane. Cool though.
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Wow great photos... I love this all this stuff.. but how about Afghanistan? Is it a good country? I mean about the visiting places.. I heard that the mostly area is on mountains and desert... but you got really nice shots.. thanks for sharing.
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Looks like Nevada.

Thank you soldier.


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Damn, sad way for a Herc to end it's life...  But better we do it than someone else...  Stay safe over there!

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Thank you for your service. I mean it.

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That moon picture is awesome!  I wish I'd had a really good camera while I was there.  I don't know about where you're at, but our FOB was red-light only, and there were no man-made lights anywhere near-by (Mehtar Lam, Laghman Prov.).  The moon was so bright you could read by it.  I've never experienced anything like it.

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Wow great photos... I love this all this stuff.. but how about Afghanistan? Is it a good country? I mean about the visiting places.. I heard that the mostly area is on mountains and desert... but you got really nice shots.. thanks for sharing.

I wouldn't exactly consider it for your next vacation, if that's what you're asking.

It's a neat place, incredibly rich in history and scenery, but tourism became a bad idea starting in December of 1979.  I can't remember the link at the moment, but I stumbled across photos from someone who was there in the 1960's and the country was light-years ahead then of where it is now.  It's beyond tragic....no thanks to the Taliban and their iron-fisted middle-ages rule after the soviets left in early '89.


If you're not there as part of the .mil, it's still a war zone.  Best left to those trained in dealing with such environments.
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Hard to imagine, but Kabul was actually a popular destination for European hippies in the '60s and '70s.  Party stopped abruptly in 1979, as ArmedFerret mentioned above.

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Ferret, you're EOD? I'm 12B (combat engineer). Just got in the Stan, doing route clearance north of Kandahar a little ways. Mind if I pick your brain?
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I was assigned to 'em, but I'm not a tech.  Learned a goodly bit though; toward the end I took part in the "see how many (fake) IED's we can get in the XO's office without him realizing it" games.  Hilarity like no other.  The smoke detector with the photo-sensor arming switch and RC detonation was my favorite. :D
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Hard to imagine, but Kabul was actually a popular destination for European hippies in the '60s and '70s.  Party stopped abruptly in 1979, as ArmedFerret mentioned above.


Those were the days! I remember seeing buses from the cross-country trip letting off in Kathmandu - whew, a hard, hard trip.

Thanks for your service Sgt Ferret.


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Enjoyed your pics. in reverse order 1 Moon on clear night. awesome 2 sunset in the haze.  awesomer 3 chick firing off a .50 awesomest. DO NOT MESS WITH HER :-)
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Thank you both for sharing pics of Afghanistan. Aside form the war, it doesn't look like a place I'd want to visit  :p

A big heartfelt thanks to all the men and women in the military  :)


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Awesome pics!!! Thank you for your service. Be safe.
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