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afganistan advice?

i am in the process of applying to be an embed at the FOB Salerno in the Khowst Province. I could really use some advice from anyone who might have some to give about it all. ie: flying in, how to get there, what airlines to use, how to get from Kabul to camp eggers, gear, dress, …basically anything that you you have gone through so i can sort it all out. thanks so much for your help.

by chad hunt at 2006-03-26 15:31:17 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) new york city , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

One thing I can say is get a vest if you don’t have one already. Out of curiousity how do you apply to embed I have tried to find some info on the web and so far nothing, anything would help?

by Riaz Mesbah | 26 Mar 2006 21:03 | Madison, WI, United States | | Report spam→
chad, i was there in november. i flew into dubai, got my visa at the embassy there, then flew into kabul via ariana airlines. got lucky and hitched a ride to eggers with a dynacorp crew. as far as dress, simple dress is good. i wore cargo pants and t shirts—a good pair of gore tex boots is also a must. a vest is a must—you wont be able to do anything without one. youll also need a kevlar helmet. and getting to salerno—you’ll go from bagram via c130, all arranged by your media contacts there. everyone at salerno is very cool. get in touch with laura griffin—she’s on my contact list and is an army photoj. she’ll be able to help you out more, im sure. if you need anything more, shoot me a pm. all the best, kenneth

by Kenneth Dickerman | 26 Mar 2006 21:03 (ed. Mar 26 2006) | Chicago, IL, United States | | Report spam→
One more piece of info.  The American public affairs officer just dropped by the Media tent here and she says the man to meet at Camp Salerno is Sargeant First Class Thompson.  She didn’t have a local number for him but his DSN is 851 1445.   

by [former member] | 27 Mar 2006 01:03 | Kandahar, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
You could share a taxi from Khost Bus Stand in Kabul. It cost you 8 US dollars. The road is very interesting but you should wear the salwar chamise and speak local language. Have a look at http://www.digitalrailroad.net/kash (Khost Short Visits) for some images on the road.

Good luck.

by KASH Gabriele Torsello | 27 Mar 2006 07:03 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

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chad hunt, photography chad hunt
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