Kendall's "Business Trip" to Kuwait
Aug 29 to Dec 6, 1998
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Late in the summer of 1998 I deployed to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait in support of Operation Southern Watch. I spent most of my time on base, however I did get off base a bit. Here are some pics getting to Kuwait and then a couple of trips off base, once by land and once by air.
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This is not Kuwait. I had a lengthy layover in Atlanta on my way overseas--like 8 hours--so I took the metro to the Olympic park.


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This is like Mecca to me.


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This is also not Kuwait. I had an even longer layover in Germany, like 3 days.


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Eating out at a restaurant in Germany with a bunch of other stranded travellers.


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Kuwait City.


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Kuwait City.


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Surprise, camels.


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Kuwait Towers.


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The Corniche in Kuwait CIty.


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Hanging with my friend, Dave.


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Having lunch with Dave and a group of Syrian expats in Kuwait City.


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Me on top of a busted up bunker at one of the air bases in Kuwait--a remnant of the first Gulf War.


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Playing guitar with freind, Web, at the base talent show. We came in second.


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I took an "incentive flight" aboard a CH-46 helicopter.


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I took an "incentive flight" aboard a CH-46 helicopter. I'm taking a picture of a second one from the one I was riding in.


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We flew out to the USS Essex, a US Marine Corps amphibious assault ship anchored in the Persian Gulf.


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Kuwait City from the air.


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Kuwait City from the air.


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Kuwait City from the air.