Sunday, May 16, 2010

Footloosin' On the FOB

This video was shot by members of the Massachusetts Army National Guard during an 18-month rotation (6 in the States, 12 in Iraq) to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Summerall, between Bayji and Tikrit, Iraq.

It's a bit long, so you may want to skip over some parts, but it definitely captures the living conditions on a FOB (not deplorable, but quite a few stars away from the Ritz), as well as the ways that soldiers relieve the stress of separation from home, indirect fire attacks, IEDs, and twelve-hour days stacked endlessly upon one another with no weekends or holidays.

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