Friday, February 5, 2010

DAY 4 Tarminya and Taji

The day started and we forgot our orders and passport on our jog so we didn’t get to go to the gym. 

We were up early and ready to go, hit the DFAC and were boarding the black hawks. While waiting for the Hawks we saw the M wraps up close. They rock! 


The choppers where late but once we strapped in it was amazing!! They are much like a roller coaster but smooth as can be! Carol and I like the Black Hawks WAY too much!

When we fly all I think about is "All Along The Watch Tower" by Jimmy Hendricks.

Base: JSS Tarmiya
We took Black Hawks in to work today; I've taken elevators, stairs, limos, bike, sports cars, cabs, subways once a snow mobile but never a Black Hawk. This was huge, they ride smooth and are awesome handling wise. 
Passing over Baghdad it looked like a giant meth lab, The houses are either crap or a huge mansion, not to much in-between. There is a certain power you feel when flying like that. Getting strapped in was awesome, you feel unbelievably safe.

The JSS Tarmiya felt like a grade school playground with awesome graffiti (even the skull with the porno stash. 

They just got hit a couple days ago so they where really excited. It started as a slow audience but when one group got off patrol they filled the outside. Their spirits where high considering someone threw a grenade into a striker and injured 2 of our guys. 


The show was just unbelievable, they where so much fun! Ditto one of the soldiers from the early show wants to do comedy I told him DO IT!! We got a tour of the Strikers! We took a photo with the Striker Force and their VERY German Sheppard DAX. These things are like tanks but with wheels.

 I was so impressed Sergeant Harris gave us an indebt tour he showed us how everything works with the guns and armor and how important it was for us to come for morale. 

The base was small and they said they had exactly as many people as they need- no more no less. They are a small group of Warriors and they earned my respect and the respect of our country.

Fly Base to Base by Black Hawk- the only way to travel.

 Cornel Ed Shock. The man, the myth my bunk mate!
Base 2 JSS Taji:

This was a big base- its kind of where most of the black hawks are. Upon arrival we met in a war room with Garrison Command Major Sly Bolton and all his BAMA boys! The Calvary were so nice, the food was great.

There were 400 peeps in attendance and they wanted a show and they got a show. Everyone was amazing. After the show we did our meet and great but had to hustle out to catch our chopper. 

4 days in and I got 2! I love the Military!

The glowing things are not Storm Troopers from Star Wars- they are US Storm Troopers in IRAQ. Carol Tearing it up, 400 plus soldiers watched us tonight!

I look like Captain Caveman! I need a shave!

We got back and now everyone is here in the computer room typing away.