• Deploying to the MEAO - Day 19

    Wednesday 26 March 2014 by Alison Wishart.

    Day 19 - the streets of Kabul Today we went "outside the wire" again through the streets of Kabul. The insurgents keep thinking up new ways to attack enemy vehicles with IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices), so much so that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is struggling to create new acronyms to keep up with their deviousness! However, I felt quite safe in our "up-armoured" 4WD, wearing my body armour, helmet and ballistic eye …

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  • Deploying to the MEAO - Day 6

    Thursday 13 March 2014 by Alison Wishart.

    Day 6 - 'From little things, big things grow' An IED can be a very little thing. It sits just under the sand, waiting for a person or vehicle to step on it/drive over it, and boom! Improvised Explosive Devices are like home made bombs or landmines. Terrorists will make them from anything they can get their hands on: plastic drink bottles, fertiliser, old batteries, alfoil, clothes pegs, and bits of old ordnance left behind by the …

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