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jimtanker
2007-02-14, 11:57
In Asscrackistan(Hey, I didn't call it Trashcanistan.)

I'm at 4800 feet and there is nowhere to go but UP from here.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/mountains.jpg

These mountains are the foothills of the Himilayas.
I'll take more when I've got time.

dixicritter
2007-02-14, 12:19
Very nice picture Jim. Looking forward to more.

Iceman
2007-02-14, 23:54
It sure must be different looking up into the hills, where conflict exists. When I look at the hills here, I imagine all of the possibilities. How about over there?

Just Jeff
2007-02-15, 07:23
Imagine the minefields.

jimtanker
2007-02-15, 08:28
Jeff - come on now, there are only 40 mines per square mile here. Much less than alot of other countries. Hell, there are mines ON the base here that they are still clearing. Most of them are fenced off though.

Iceman - Just wait till you see the pics from the other side of base when I get them up. Awsome view.

lucky luke
2007-02-15, 09:30
Imagine the minefields.

***i take it all back, its really not worth it.***edit

greets
lucky luke

Hollowdweller
2007-02-15, 17:21
Here's some pics from Afghanistan a friend of mine from another forum posted.

Wondering if any of you all can elaborate on the clover or whatever it is the locals are growing there.

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430999

Just Jeff
2007-02-15, 18:46
It's beautiful over there...even when it's all brown there's still something inviting about it. And the snow-covered peaks are awesome. Looks pretty cool from the air on NVGs, too.

Iceman said imagine the possibilities. Minefields are more than a possibility...in the context of hiking, the comment was relevant and wasn't about politics.

I remember flying into Bagram while they were still clearing mines on the airfield. "Stay on concrete/paved surfaces when you get off the plane."

Hehe....my buddy used to deal with the locals in one of the towns there. He has a picture standing next to this withered old Afghan who looks like Keith Richards holding a 5' ukelele. Pretty good pic.

jimtanker
2007-02-16, 04:54
Here's one from the other side of camp:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/mountains-1.jpg


And a couple of where I stay when I'm not working 16 hours a day.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/home1.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/room2.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/bed.jpg

TeeDee
2007-02-16, 18:15
Jim - just a thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.

It takes a special kind of person like you and Rock to do this and you are appreciated.

God Bless all in the service.

stray1
2007-02-17, 20:35
Great pics Jim! Be safe and walk in someone elses tracks:biggrin: . This pic is of my luxury accomadations in 92.http://hikinghq.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=383&d=1171758583

jimtanker
2007-02-26, 00:38
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/roof.jpg


http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/Photo002.jpg


http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i282/jimtanker/Photo001.jpg

Take-a-knee
2007-02-26, 08:31
Cool pics JT, I like your knew threads (the ACU's). I'm sure some one has told you about cluster bombs. The US airforce dumps them on airfields routinely, BIAP was covered up with them. They look like little gray juice cans with white nylon straps attached to them and they will ruin your afternoon, watch where you walk/run.

Just Jeff
2007-02-26, 18:05
...cluster bombs. The US airforce dumps them on airfields routinely...

WTF? I've never heard that.

Take-a-knee
2007-02-26, 23:35
Jeff, what better way to render aircraft unusable without blowing them to bits than dropping little contact munitions like cluster bombs, does a hell of a job on the top of a hanger also. They have a HIGH dud rate. BIAP (Iraq) got hit in both wars with them, we spent a lot of money to clear the airfield of them. I don't know what Bagram got hit with since I wasn't there, I don't think the Taliban had any MG31's on the tarmac. I brought this up 'cause there are things that look innocuous that will ruin your day, like a dud cluster bomblet. I'm no EOD guy and this is just one of many, I'm sure.

jimtanker
2007-02-27, 05:49
He's not talking about us dropping them on our own airfield. He's talking about us dropping them before we took over this country.

And by the way, I'm sure you've seen the news. I'm OK.

Iceman
2007-02-27, 10:58
Saw the news, hoped you were well. Watch your ass. You da' man!

Just Jeff
2007-03-01, 22:46
Ahh...yeah. I thought you meant we dumped them by accident or something...like jettisoning fuel or flares.

Glad you're safe, Jim.