.. We’ve had seven contacts, and 29 cache finds in the last three to four months.. we’ve killed three insurgents.. so it’s a quite active area.

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Friday 21 March 2014 by Alison Wishart. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories Tarin Kot, Tarin Kowt, ANA

Day 10 - Army aesthetics

When I arrived at Al Minhad Air Base (AMAB), I felt like I’d landed on the moon.  But Multinational Base Tarin Kowt, located in southern Afghanistan, is even more desolate and stark. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarinkot   There are no soft surfaces here. The base consists of shipping containers stacked beside razor wire, metal girders and steel staircases.

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Friday 21 March 2014 by Alison Wishart. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories Uruzghan, Tarin Kot, Signaller, ANA

Day 11 - compartmentalising

The food is so good and plentiful at the Aussie mess, that we've divided our stomachs into compartments: we switch over to the "dessert stomach" when the main stomach is full.

The CO (Commanding Officer) of 7RAR (Royal Australian Regiment), the main army unit deployed in Uruzgan at present, also uses compartments but in a much more serious way.

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