Kirkuk Off The Beaten Path

  • Somewhere on Kirkuk...
    Somewhere on Kirkuk...
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  • Lawns, Laundry and Laughs...
    Lawns, Laundry and Laughs...
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    Random photo op turns out to be VERY interesting!

    by JAFA-Rease Updated Oct 14, 2004

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    Somewhere on Kirkuk...

    Found this interesting little burned/bombed out structure this morning and couldn't resist the opportunity to get a picture.

    Found out later what the test on the wall is. I was a bit surprised. Translating it literally:

    "Liberation is for us, and this point of view is the most important for it."

    According to the translator: "By "point of view" he meant this very window from which you're looking out. I can only assume that this window, wall, or the whole base or whatever it is meant in the text as a important strategic point."

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    My new backyard!

    by JAFA-Rease Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Lawns, Laundry and Laughs...

    For those with a US Air Force background, the picture speaks for itself... For the rest of ya:

    Every US Air Force base housing has a monthly competition for the best yard of the month. Typically it comes with a day off, a designated parking spot for the month or another fringe benefit. It varies from base to base. It is used primarily as a motivation for folks to take pride in their yard, even though they don't actually own the property.

    The "yard" pictured is just a small way someone chose to "keep their spirits up" over here!

    It's fed by my squadrons laundry runoff. The "laundromat" is the small plywood structure with the stairs leading up to it.

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