Monthly Archives: March 2013

Jake’s OIF War Journal 11: The Tactical Pause

Happy Easter! Sorry this one is a day late. I’ve been painting the baby’s room and doing other chores while my wife’s away and forgot to finish this post last night. What were you doing when American forces were chilling … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 10: Ye Gods, The Drudgery

All I can say for this one is that this is what happens when you get stuck on a flight line in southeastern Iraq for almost a week at the beginning of a war. This, my friends and loyal readers, … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 9: Sleeping in a Stream

Before you read this, I want to apologize, because the end is a little bit of me staring up my own arse. Having not read further, I recall that I did a little of that in here. I feel like … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 8: Martian Dust Storm

This time on “Jake’s OIF War Journal:” the Martian dust storm. It was orange, it was red, it slowed us down. I later heard and recorded stories about American tanks going right by Iraqi tanks in the heat of combat … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 7: Still in Jalibah

So where were we? Oh right, I’m in Jalibah. Land of exploding turds and an eventual Martian dust storm. Read on … 24 March 03 Still here at the airfield. We were only supposed to be here 15-20 hours, and … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 6: It Begins

Now we get to the good stuff. All the posts to this point have been about waiting to go to war in Kuwait. There’s a little of that here, but this is about the start of the war, written on … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 5.2: The (Kuwait) Cutting Room Floor

As I’ve been reading through this journal which I really haven’t read since I wrote it, I’ve realized that there is a lot of stuff I left out, at least in Kuwait. I don’t know about Iraq yet because I’m … Continue reading

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