Iconic or Just Omnipresent?

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


Pallets of water bottles


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


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


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


One Response to “Iconic or Just Omnipresent?”

  1. Chris Brown Says:

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


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