This post is kind of about food, but indulge me, I got on a roll. After my great meal at The Irish Village in the Dubai airport, I had a short flight to Kuwait City at 10 PM. I was flying Emirates, a United Arab Emirates airline that I had heard of, mainly because they […]

Continue reading about Afghanistan to Iraq: Emirates and the State of Airlines Today

I got my flight on DFS from Bagram to Dubai on the 14th. One thing about Bagram is the beautiful view of the mountains. When I got there, I saw no snow on the highest peaks and by the morning of the 14th, there was snow. Winter is on the way. I never thought I […]

Continue reading about Afghanistan to Iraq: To Dubai and Review of The Irish Village at Dubai Airport

Virgil on October 26, 2011

  Big changes have come my way over the past couple of weeks. After six months in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, with infantry units from the Big Red One (1st Infantry Division) and Polish 17th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, I have just arrived in Iraq for a change in job. It was my choice to move. A […]

Continue reading about Afghanistan to Iraq: Back to Bagram

Virgil on October 25, 2011

Often those at home in the US who support the troops aren’t aware of or don’t think about the troops there from other countries. In Afghanistan, I spent a lot of time with members of the Polish Army 17th Mechanized Infantry Brigade and made a lot of friends. These are some great guys and my […]

Continue reading about Raise a Toast to Polish Army Soldiers Killed in Action

Virgil on October 5, 2011

I was recently given a Polish Army MRE (Meals Ready to Eat or, more appropriately, Meals Rejected by Ethiopia). There are times here that I simply cannot stand to go to the mess hall. I do have limits. So, I decided to try out the Polish MRE. Compared to a US Army MRE, the Polish […]

Continue reading about Polish MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)