Monthly Archives: July 2008

More photos on Flickr

I just added a bunch of new photos to my Flickr site. This completes all the ones I have taken while here in Iraq. I will be taking more photos as I get the opportunity. But I usually don’t feel … Continue reading

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Flickr uploads of IA pictures

I’m working on uploading all the pictures I’ve been taking during my IA deployment. I don’t have all of them uploaded yet but you can view the ones available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/98739387@N00/ I currently have most of the photos from my … Continue reading

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Welcome to Baghdad

Flying into Iraq is an experience. We had to wait 3 extra hours at the airport in Kuwait because our original flight was converted into a cargo flight so they had to find another plane for us. We flew on … Continue reading

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A Week in Kuwait

I finally made it to Iraq yesterday. However, I’m going to talk about the week of acclimation in Kuwait, mostly because I haven’t had a chance to “discover” the magic of Iraq. When you fly into Kuwait, it will be … Continue reading

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Last Week of IA Training

The last week at Camp McCrady is pretty quick. The big events are learning to clear rooms (a la SWAT teams) and convoy operations. The biggest classroom training is SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape); basically how to prevent being … Continue reading

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NARMY

While stationed at Camp McCrady (Fort Jackson) in South Carolina, I heard about the term “NARMY”. Obviously it’s a combination of Navy and Army, but it’s kind of cute. It’s the unofficial term for Navy Individual Augmentees, since we are … Continue reading

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