Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good post about Iraq

Starbuck over at Wings Over Iraq has a great post about the differences between the small outposts and the big bases in Iraq.

One thing that stuck out was his description of amenities at a Forward Operating Base or FOB:

They were isolated cities unto themselves, often boasting coffee houses, fast food restaurants, massage parlors, and massive dining facilities

Now, I've been deployed a couple of times, and I've seen some pretty posh large bases in forward areas. Never did see a massage parlor though. Is that the new Morale, Welfare, and Recreation at work, or is it contracted through KBR?

Just have to wonder.

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