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Baghram Air Base, Afgan

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oakley1wa, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    Hello NWFA community;

    Has anyone on here been to Bagram Air Base? My unit may be going there in April and just looking for a little non-bias personal experience... I hear it's nice this time of year :bluelaugh:

    Thanks!
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Heard that it is not too bad. Definately better than Iraq as far as heat but it gets cold too. Take an electric blanket and a fan they don't last at the PX from what i was told. You can't have a heater but you can have an electric blanket.
     
  3. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Was there a few times during my time there it is fairley big as far as bases in Afghanistan goes. It does get real cold there. Some people I work with just got back from there I will ask for some feedback and ket you know.
     
  4. wakeadrian

    wakeadrian Beaverton Member

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    :thumbdown::noway:
    That's about all I have to say about that.:laugh:


    In reality, I hope for the best, of course. :p
     
  5. Roger

    Roger Aloha, Oregon New Member

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    I was there in 2005-2006, they have it pretty good there considering where it is. Good food, good PX, internet cafe, movies, gym. It gets pretty hot in summer/fall. All rooms have heat and AC. They have Popeyes chicken, green bean coffee, Wendys, Dairy Queen, Subway. Not to bad there and pretty safe on base. Walt Disney drive is the main street. Good luck over there and stay safe.
     
  6. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Was there a few times going to and from leave and then finally coming back home. Huge base with lots to do and lots of food choices. Pretty good PX and local bazaar. Should be pretty cushy if you are going to be stationed there.
     
  7. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 for all amenities listed. Get to the chow hall early for friday dinner as the surf and turf is very popular. Stay away from the hot TCN's from old eastern euro countries over 40% have and are HIV + and it is a strain only found in old combloc countries so when you come up positive doc's will know where you got it from and you will violated general order 1 B so good luck getting an LOD approved.

    The south Koreans where running a hospital and civil EN's when I left so they brought a Korean resturant... That is good eating.

    Also Disney drive isn't named after the cartoon geek, but PFC Disney who was KIA WHILE TAKING BAF. Don't let a SGM hear you calling it walt Disney you get the *** chewing that follows.

    SF-
     
  8. Oakley1wa

    Oakley1wa Beaverton, Oregon, United States Member

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    Hey everyone. Thanks for your help. I know Bagram is an Air field... that the Air Force uses... so of course I was thinking 'Air Force = Way nicer bubblegum then the Army has'. Shouldnt be too bad I hope