are some more pictures from my little excursion into the wilds of
Because of bandwidth
sending emails with lots of pictures is difficult, so I figured I would
put together a picture page and send out the link instead.
These pictures are of me and the outstanding young men with whom I am
working to help the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan become a stable and
safe place for the people of Afghanistan.
A nice picture of the American and Afghan flags just inside our ECP.
We set up a range out behind our COP (Combat Outpost). Here
are verifying our zeroes while we wait for the ANP to arrive for
As you can see, we are pretty good shots. These cases were
with 5.56 mm rounds at a distance of 25 meters. Mine is the
on the right. I was firing off hand standing. The
one was shot by our terp, who claimed he had never shot a rifle before,
just a BB gun at birds. Right. And I'm the
the Marine Corps.
When we finished shooting, the kids come and police up the brass.
The brass is very valuble here, After a firefight
the same thing. Battle damage assessment can be hard if you
We were looking for taliban in this draw. No tally here, but
it is a nice picture.
This is an area near the riverbed by our COP. Trees and weeds
not common here, so it is nice to get a chance to walk around in the
shade of trees.
This is a picture taken from a peak overlooking a village.
fields are vibrant with the second planting. Corn is ready
harvest around August here.