Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Update - 21 Sept 05: RAMADI


A quick but important update. The reason we have been so busy lately, the reason I haven't been able to keep up with the blog, the reason for the address change, is that we have moved west, to Ramadi.

When we first got here, a company at a time was rotating from Habbaniyah for about a week at a time (note: see blog entries from late July/ early Aug), but now the entire battalion is here. We in fact may be here until we all rotate home.

Ramadi is a bit.... austere, even when compared to Ramadi. I will write more about it later, but it is hotter, more trashed, overrun with flies, and in short, a pit. Redeeming qualities: zero. Actually, one thing I think will be good is that our "new" building is bigger than where we were in Habbaniyah, so we will have a little more room. But it comes with a price.

Everyone made the move here without incident. I was in the last convoy out this morning with Gy Greene and Master Guns Kistler; I had waited to tell everyone because of operational security reasons.

Gotta go. Will get a more comprehensive post together later.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Rush! No-good! (inside joke). Look to his left; don't you al have two automatic weapons in your bedrooms?
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SSgt D with the Gunny From EOD. And yes, that is a rocket over his shoulder.
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