Iconic or Just Omnipresent?

FOB life in Afghanistan is defined materially by objects and structures that range from banal to ominous.

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Pallets of water bottles

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Quickly-constructed living quarters, known as "B-huts," made out of either plywood or cement blocks

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Walls built out of canvas and wire enclosures, filled with rock and sand, known as "Hesco Barriers"

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Small, very durable, very efficient HVAC units known as "Chigos"

Fallen Hero displays

Fallen Hero displays commemorating soldiers from each FOB who have been Killed-in-Action

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One Response to “Iconic or Just Omnipresent?”

  1. Chris Brown Says:

    Interesting pictures, Pete. They look like life stripped down to the bare essentials.

    Best,
    Chris

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