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Need info on best way to embed with US troops in Iraq later this year. Presently an indie in US. Suggestions of all types appreciated (who to approach, how, what applications, costs, sponsors, etc.).

by Ted Engelmann at 2008-04-06 06:12:44 UTC (ed. May 6 2008 ) Denver , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

as far as i know, you are going to need an agency or publication that will write a letter of accreditation, as well as proof of completion of a hostile environments training course (AKE and Centurion offer these and they are expensive). Also, you have to have your own armor as well. Bill Putnam and a couple other LS’ers will know better, but those were the requirements as i understood a couple of months ago.

by [former member] | 06 Apr 2008 07:04 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Nearly all answer’s to your questions can be found here:
http://www.mnf-iraq.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10215&Itemid=144

Yes, letter of accreditation/assignment is necessary, proof of hostile environment training is not. As far as cost goes, aside from armor and any additional equipment you may need, 90% of your expense will be flying round trip from Denver to Kuwait City.

Good luck and stay safe..

by Bill Thomas | 06 Apr 2008 08:04 | NYC, United States | | Report spam→
I did it in November 2003. Procedures may well have changed, but at the time I showed up at the Coalition Provisional Authority offices, talked with some military, then went down to Ramadi where we passed through another base en route to the troops we were embedding with. It was all pretty simple. They were very short of Kevlar, but I borrowed from a soldier while out on patrol.

by Todd Pitock | 06 May 2008 16:05 | Philadelphia, PA, Afghanistan | | Report spam→
If anyone’s still following this post:
Does it matter, black or tan vest? In the ordering process now for a Dec. 09 trip.
Thanks.

by Jake Warga | 28 Oct 2009 01:10 | Seattle, WA, United States | | Report spam→
Tan- why try to stand out in a potential hostile environment? Better to blend in. Different gets you noticed, noticed gets you shot.

by Jonathan Kougl | 02 Nov 2009 06:11 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Black also is a lot hotter, absorbs solar radiation and all that.

by David Mark Erickson | 29 Nov 2009 11:11 | Thessaloniki, Greece | | Report spam→

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Ted Engelmann, Photographer/Writer Ted Engelmann
Photographer/Writer
Baghdad , Iraq
Bill Thomas, Photographer-Videographer Bill Thomas
Photographer-Videographer
Nyc , United States
Todd Pitock, reporter Todd Pitock
reporter
Philadelphia, Pa , Afghanistan
Jake Warga, Freelancer Jake Warga
Freelancer
(Radio/Photo)
Seattle , United States
Jonathan Kougl, Photographer Jonathan Kougl
Photographer
("Anywhere but here")
Bangkok , Thailand
David Mark Erickson, Photojournalist & Photogr David Mark Erickson
Photojournalist & Photogr
(Photography Travel Exploration)
Sydney , Australia ( SYD )


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