personal, informal, unofficial report describes a mission by a team from Office
of Military Cooperation - Afghanistan (OMC-A) to Gardez and Zurmat.
I went along for “fact finding” and “familiarization.”
I went along to get the heck off the compound.
job here in the CJ4 has virtually no mission outside of
Kabul. Except for occasional meetings at Bagram Air Base, 55 km up the road, and the
5-minute drive to my quarters at a “safe house,” I could spend an entire
tour here without ever leaving the compound. So I’m always asking others with
more interesting jobs to accompany them when they go outside the wire. I offer
them “force protection.” Yeah, right.
2-day trip to Gardez turned out to be something of an adventure. It also filled
in pieces of the puzzle for me on our military mission and on
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