Workers are recruited from India and Pakistan to clean the porta-potties. They work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, no holidays. They live in 150 man tents and must subsist on the dreaded European food, loaded with the sacred cow and devoid of their favored curry. For this they are paid the princely sum of $500/month or about $1.38/hour. They have to pay an agent $300 to land this wonderful job. But they are able to support their families back home.
Limousine ride to work New Years Day.
From Frank Pacenza
Ready to Roll
We built a new C-130 aircraft hangar. The last step was a test of the foam fire extinguishing system. Not quite Bellagio, but pretty spectacular.
My job was to determine the depth of the foam.
Up to my thighs.
Sloshing in the war zone.
MOVING ON UP
The Grand Opening of the new Pizza Hut in Bagram. If you want to stand in line in the cold for four hours and pay $17.95, you can get a pizza that looks like it was made by Afghan sheepherders topped with goat cheese and camel peperoni. I’ll wait until I get home.
THE ALTERNATIVE- HAJI PIZZA
Haji is a term used by Americans, generally derogatory, to refer to anything Middle Eastern. This is a delightful concoction made by our Turkish friends- pita bread, goat cheese, and peperoni they swear comes from pigs. Baked & served hot, it is quite good.