Photos by Wendy Jang Every Saturday morning, local vendors bring their wares to the Kandahar Air Field (KAF) to sell to the KAF residents. While setting up their stalls (starting as early as 5:30 am), the sons and nephews who will help them hawk their goods attend the KAF Bazaar School. The school started about [...]
Photo’s by Alison Maclean and M. Tremblay Life outside the wire in Kandahar City
Today’s blog and photos by Wendy Jang Canada Day at Kandahar Air Field is business as usual for the rest of the NATO troops. Celebrations for Canadians started in the morning with free coffee and donuts all day courtesy of Tim Hortons. Early afternoon started with a movie, virtual sports for those with computer savvy, [...]
Today’s blog and photos by Wendy Jang There are lots of recreation opportunities at the base every night of the week. The only difference between Canada and Kandahar is the daylight and the temperature. By 6:30 am you need sunglasses or you will burn your eyes, and the temperature soars to around 47 C (110 [...]
Today’s blog and photos by Wendy Jang Getting around when you are new is always a challenge. There are deliberately few identifiable markings on any buildings, no street signs here, so we got lost a lot the first day. On our third day, some new recruits were asking for directions and we could direct them [...]
Today’s blog and photos by Wendy Jang These photos highlight the exceptionally high standard of living at the base. Not shown are the dining facilities as the wait staff were too shy to appear on camera. We have an excellent sewage and waste water management system known as the “poo pond”, which provides sweetly scented [...]
After some technical glitches, we are thrilled to finally be blogging and sharing some images of our adventure in Kandahar. Some soldiers kindly gave permission to Alison to pretend this LAV is hers! Enjoy the fantasy!
Tomboy Productions Inc., is excited to be launching a new Documentary called;” Outside the Wire”. Showcasing the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and North America, this fast paced overview of the current conflict, is Reality TV at its finest. Life on the Front Line, as seen through the Soldiers eyes. The changing face of war, in [...]