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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Roger, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    Hi All,
    Roger from Revelation Arms here.
    Haven't posted in a while, I am currently on assignment in Kabul Afghanistan working on a UN reconstruction project.

    I am posting pictures on my web site http://afghan-roger.smugmug.com/

    Take care, Roger
     
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  2. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    so what exactly are you building?
     
  3. BUZO71

    BUZO71 Emerald Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Take care... be safe
     
  4. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    I am doing a major security upgrade at the UNDP Compound downtown Kabul. This is an old compound and is the one that got attacked last summer with an IED so they decided it's time to make it more secure.

    Will be installing a new blast resistant perimiter wall and metal/explosive detectors and vehicle x ray equipment, security cameras and communication system.

    I have an American/Afghani company as the general contractor, will have to get the security system from the US.

    Roger
     
  5. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    very cool! keep us updated and stay safe!
     
  6. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Are you in the military or is this a private venture?
     
  7. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    I am a private contractor, technically I am an DynCorp employee but I report directly to the UN Office of Project Services.
     
  8. dan147

    dan147 Helvetia, OR Member

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    i never knew a mercenary before! :laugh:



    just kidding.


    do you have any idea when you will be back? or is your son running your shop for now?
     
  9. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    My current contract expires March 11,, there is a possibilty they will offer me another or an extension. Either way I will be home mid March.

    Erik is running the shop, his contact info is on my web page.
     
  10. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    Explain a typical day.

    So you concentrate on the overall construction of the facility or do you concentrate on the particular applications of these various security systems?
     
  11. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    I am the Project Manager for the entire project, I have a staff of Afghani engineers but to be expected they are not completely familiar with some of the newer hi tec stuff, I am trying to get them up to speed on it.