mortar_guy78 wrote:panthersix wrote:CloakAndDagger wrote:
Had dinner with a Zoomie on Sunday that was just over in Qatar....the tents and trailers have all been replaced with USAF Grade-A buildings, dorms, and dining facility
A buddy of mine who did 14 years as an 11C in the army (2 deployments to A-stan, 2 to Iraq, including the 16 month "extended" vacation with 172nd SBCT) got out and joined the Alaska Air Guard at Eielson AFB. Last year they did a month in Qatar. He told me all of the regular AF types were bitching at the Guard guys, "hey man, you guys have it easy. We have to be here in the shit for 4 whole months." He was still apoplectic when I got the story from him.
.....and after several weeks humping the boonies with green teeth, rotten sox, and all, when we got a break and went back to our BDQ hootches, we would get cleaned up and go to the Pleiku AFB - AC, ice cream, NCO club open to all ranks with steak dinners. pizza, etc. plus the occasional "Flip" rock band........can't understand why we got thrown out once in a while, just cuz we put ice cubes down the trumpet players horn and stuff like that......