Below is a Navy Chaplain's report about his short stay in Afghanistan. He's a Rabbi assigned to care for the spiritual warfare of Marines - assisting with the jewish holidays. Thought you might find it interesting:
Thursday, 24 September
Finding a computer is a real challenge – and then hoping the internet is up is the next challenge. They do have an internet tent which is very hot, crowded and very slow…so, this borrowed account is my best chance.
Getting out of Camp [redacted] was the last event I last wrote about – and I have since learned that this is the norm. So there we were, having missed the 3:30 p.m. flight and told to wait until 5:00 p.m. or so, when we were then told that 7:05 p.m. would be the next possibility. Now, if you want to walk about 2 miles across the runway to the other airfield that launches planes (not helicopters) there should be a C-130 transport plane that is supposed to fly to Camp [redacted]. Was it the heat, the dust, the walk or that I just didn’t believe anything anyone said, and that they just wanted us to stop bothering them? So we stayed put and we waited...