Tuesday, October 07, 2008

You think your gym is hardcore....

"The gym at FOB Gibraltar in Afghanistan. The soldiers have only a handful of major modes: fight, exercise, clean weapons, eat and sleep. Their gym is slap in the middle of three mortar pits, and one mortar is even set up inside the gym. (Several smaller mortars are not in pits, and were set up after the 81mm mortars started having “hung rounds,” which means the mortar bomb gets stuck in the tube and does not fire.)"
Mike Yon is doing some interesting reporting from Afghanistan these days. You should check it out even if only to see the pictures. The quote above and pic are from one of his posts.
Adam wasn't at an FOB in Afghanistan, he was at a huge military facility where I worry less about his safety. As for where he is now....... supposedly it is safer than Afghanistan even though it is one of the most dangerous places on earth.

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