The Ghan: Month 1 February 9th 2011 First, I have to warn you that this is a long blog entry. This covers the first month of life in Afghanistan, and the current conditions here.
I’ve been here a month (as of Jan 30) and have settled into a routine. Life in the ghan is much as it was in Al Asad last year. There are some key differences, but deployment life is slow and relaxed (for medical, anyways) and I have lots of time to ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » South » Helmand Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
As a physician in the Navy, I have ample opportunities to travel. I started blogging a couple of years ago (and wish I had started sooner) but hope to keep it up through exotic vacations and less-exotic deployments to the desert.... full info