Thursday, February 10, 2011
Egg logs and JERVs
Dave made it to their first FOB (not the one he will stay at). He said that it took them about two hours to get their from the main base. This FOB is run by the Canadians, so their services are not needed there. They have their own EOD convoy! He was really impressed with the base itself. It is built in the side of a mountain and he said the country is more beautiful than where he was in Iraq. He is excited to share pictures when he gets back. He was hoping they could stay longer. The first thing he said was, "They have real eggs here!" That made me laugh because a staple item on most military bases (and colleges) are egg logs made from the delicious egg-based (maybe?) powder!!
Dave will be leaving in the next couple of hours to get to their final FOB (Forward Operating Base). He said it is about the same distance away from their current spot but will take twice as long to get there, due to rough terrain issues. They are traveling in the JERV and will take over the JERV that is at the FOB. He said they will use the one that is there because it is all decked out with the latest technology! Excitement is in his voice when he talks about getting to actually work. Days need to pass quicker but I am glad that he is getting to do what he has been so meticulously trained to do!