Friday, March 28, 2008

Numaniyah- Where AMRs go to die

The 3-4 U.S. groups on this Iraq Army base are going through handoffs right now- out with the old, in with the new. And part of that is working out exactly how and when people will get here and when people will leave.

We come and go by air. Problem is, we can rarely get air movement requests (AMRs) supported. So it is not uncommon for folks to get here only after a week or two of waiting. And conversely, Numaniyah is a bit of a "Hotel California" for visitors. A week or so ago we had some folks come for a few items of business. I think they were planning on maybe a couple of days. But the days kept coming and going without air support. So they got an extended stay.

This is a great place, but you better come with a general with an exit plan after a stay of just a few hours, or you're gonna be here awhile- bring your Snickers bars.

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