Presentation on theme: "Main road – thats not haze, its dust. The dust is about 2 inches thick on the road, the consistency of talcum powder, doesnt brush off, just sticks to."— Presentation transcript:
Main road – thats not haze, its dust. The dust is about 2 inches thick on the road, the consistency of talcum powder, doesnt brush off, just sticks to you – gets up your nose, in your eyes and mouth. You cannot get away from it.
Interior of the tower – Main AF building, prime office spaces…
Basement of the Tower – under renovation to become Rec Center
PX – line was short since we went at a mealtime, usually wait 25 minutes just to get in, 25 minutes to check out. Very limited selection. Supposed to be cases of juice, Gatorade, etc. Supposed to be CDs, DVDs, books, etc.
The main chow line. People start lining up at about 0615 for an 0700 – 0800 breakfast. Supper is longer – two whole hours! The line is even longer. You get whats served, you dont pick and choose what you want. They put it on a plate and you grab it from the assembly line. The hot food is all UGRs, no A rats. You wait through the line even if you just want to grab cereal, milk and fruit. Bottled water is only provided at breakfast and supper, and you are only allowed one bottle per meal. Lunch is MREs.
One of two mess tents. No A/C or heat. Tables are raw plywood, cant be properly cleaned If someone large sits at one end the whole table tips…
Exterior of the Army Rec Center – theres only one for the entire camp population…
Interior of the Army Rec Center – fridges contain only bottled water, which you must consume on the premises Morale calls – you make your call with your neighbor right at your elbow, not even the semblance of privacy
The middle portion of the Army Rec Center Two ping-pong tables. One shelf of books. A few more morale phones, still no privacy.
The Army theater. Note the fine seating arrangements. Space for about 25 to sit… Remember, this is IT for the entire camp population…
Army Laundry drop off and sorting. You drop off on a specified day, you get back four days later. Unfortunately, they recycle their water too many times, and they do not ensure your clothes are completely dry. Therefore, when your wadded up, bagged clothes are placed back in the bin they sit there and obtain a really distinctive reek…
The Red Cross Rep made it very clear that she depends heavily on the AF contingent for her support – a place to sleep with A/C, furniture, manpower… Red Cross office. The Chief and Shirt specifically wanted me to see that the Red Cross is doing more for the troops than the Army is.
Just another view of the dust, and a reminder that its about a 15-20 minute walk from the AF village to the chow hall…