Virgil on November 20, 2011

If you have read my posts about the mess halls in Afghanistan, you will know that the food is horrible, penitentiary inmates get better food and would be suing and winning if they got the swill they serve here. Some FOBs (Forward Operating Bases) actually have restaurants. On FOB Ghazni, we have the Oasis Restaurant, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Virgil on September 10, 2011

I had the chance to eat dinner with a few Afghani policemen recently and it was quite a treat. It was far better than any meal I have had in mess halls in five months. Saying it was better than the mess halls really isn’t saying much, this meal was excellent. Michal and I arrived […]

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I love the flatbread here in Afghanistan, it is a type of nan (Indian name) flatbread and, in fact, it is called nan by some here. Fresh, hot, out of the oven Nan-e Afghani is unreal for eating saucy foods of any kind, especially curries and other types of middle eastern / Indian meals. Use […]

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Virgil on June 10, 2011

Long range view of area in Ghazni Province On a recent visit to a Combat Outpost in Khost Province, Afghanistan, I had a very interesting discussion with a Civil Affairs officer. We talked of many things, but what is relevant to the Cooking with Little Buddy blog is farming. I fly in helicopters all over […]

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