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Flyleaf

Posted in In country with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by jetgwot
Flyleaf in concert at FOB Ramrod

Flyleaf in concert at FOB Ramrod

The band Flyleaf touched down at Forward Operating Base Ramrod July 5 to the delight of hundreds of Soldiers and civilians. The band held a meet and greet with the Soldiers and then went over to the Canadian Artillery side of the base and fired off several 155mm illumination rounds. They can shoot up to 40 kilometers away with pinpoint accuracy.

After that, they held a two-hour concert on our makeshift stage directly between the chapel and our Rocky-style gym. It was a great time and a much-needed morale booster for everyone here. Who would have thought in Southern Afghanistan that we would be listening to an internationally known “Christian” Rockband?

The band left early the next day, but they stayed after the concert to sign everything from scraps of paper to Soldiers shirts. I’m sure we’ll see some of the items being auctioned on E-bay.

I’d like to personally thank Flyleaf for coming out here. For two hours no one thought of fighting, or worried about their next patrol; they just stood their smiling and singing along with a band who wanted to show their appreciation for all the military does. Thanks Flyleaf!

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

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Some pics around Ramrod

Posted in In country with tags , , on July 2, 2009 by jetgwot
Sand ravaging the base

Sand ravaging the base

Incoming sandstorm

Incoming sandstorm

Patching ceremony for the 1-12th Battalion

Patching ceremony for the 1-12th Battalion

A view from COP Rath

A view from COP Rath

Chapel

Chapel

Here are just a couple pics from the past week or so. I’ll add some more at the end of the week.