An Iraq War veteran who enjoyed his experience overseas shared these amazing photos for the world to see…
The courtyard of our brigade headquarters.
Overlooking the view from a 700 year old sanctuary’s cistern.
Texas, only 8,000 miles away.
St. Elijah’s monastery at dusk.
The interior view of a bunker’s blast doors.
Shooting the breeze before their shift.
An engineer platoon’s normal living conditions while on an extended mission.
Prior to the US exodus, this is generally how things moved. Convoy stops, waits to be loaded. These drivers have tea while in limbo.
“Worst vacation ever” – the shuttle at one FOB.
Best lunch breaks I’ve ever had.
Overlooking an outpost where i stayed for a week. just a regular family hanging clothes to dry.
Iraq police walking into his night-shift.
The INA getting ready for patrol.
MRAP with complete sniffing equipment.
As seen from the street at an outpost where we stopped for the night.
One of the smallest outposts we’ve ever had to survey – basically for “as built” documentation. One satellite tower, four mobile trailers, and a HESCO barrier with 16 personnel. Falling asleep here was almost impossible.
Your average platoon-level kitchen. Soldiers would normally receive a LOGPAC once a week and fill their chest freezer with perishables. Everything else provided was on-par with shit you’d find in the isles of a convenience store.
An Iraqi Army officer.
A typical outpost, here from Checkpoint 6. The haze isn’t shopped; it’s from the burn pit located ten feet behind the point, in front of the camera lens.
How i spent many, many weekends and holidays with my wife and family.
Nightfall at JSS India.
Entrance to JSS India.
A better-than-hasty fighting position.
Not Golds Gym good, but it did the job.
Better than an MRE.
Yesterday’s sweaty uniforms laying in the sun to sterilize.
For drinking during the day, for showering at night.
Glow sticks for light-discipine.
Checkpoint 2 at dawn.
Random Iraqi Soldier after his nap.
Typical pickings at a foreign-run convenience store.