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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    DS was at FT. Knox all last week. For those of you going be prepared for lots of down time. If he did not have some sort of processing to do then the day was.... get up at 5am eat breakfast, on your own until lunch then on your own until dinner then on you own until taps. He was able to work out and nap at his leisure. Really could not explore the base as they were somewhat confined to a certain area. The area is really green but very humid. DS is from Colorado where the humidity is around 20% max. Have fun there and on your respective missions.:thumb:
     
  2. cajuncarrier

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    how long are they at Knox before they leave for their mission?
     
  3. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    About a week, sometimes less, sometimes longer if issues come up.
     
  4. cajuncarrier

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    so how long is the actual time in the foreign country? I thought it was 1 or 2 days pre and post each.
     
  5. sheriff3

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    DS arrived on Sunday PM and left Thursday AM. Said food was good while there but not very healthy, lots of fried food and starches. Cadre was cool.
     
  6. sheriff3

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    I believe time in country will be about 25 days with 3 days travel and in/out processing on either side.
     
  7. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    Louisville to Mongolia will involve several airports and quite a bit of flying time, probably by way of Seoul, South Korea. If it's not too late he may want to pack a comfortable set of headphones since he'll probably be watching four or five movies en route. (in between studying his Mongolian phrasebook)
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. DS leaves next Sunday. He is so excited and I'm excited for him. Well maybe a little jealous!! I love adventure. DS is a reader. So as long as he has his Kindle, all will be good. I just pray that everything goes smoothly for him and all who travel.
     
  9. payitforward

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    Any updates on the CULP travelers?
     
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    CULP travelers update. DS is very impressed with the NCO's he is teaching English to and interacting with. Many of them served multiple tours with our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Food and the accommodations are good. He sent pictures of the hotel they stayed in when they arrived in country, looked nice. This weekend they will be off sightseeing and zip lining somewhere in the interior of the country. So far he has had a very positive experience.
     
  11. payitforward

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    :thumb:

    Thanks, sheriff3. One of the UNG cadets studying abroad in Morocco right now is staying with a family whose mom washes the clothes every day by hand. (I can't imagine.)
     
  12. sheriff3

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    On the flip side of that. DS was retelling a story he heard about a CULP mission to Africa a few years back. Appearantly the cadets could only stay in a hotel approved by the State Dept. You guessed it... 4 star hotel. All meals had to be consumed in the hotel restaurant. A personal driver was assigned to every 2 cadets. Mission consisted of daily trips to the local base to fire whatever weapon happened to be handy... pistol, rifle, M-60,M203 and RPGs. I would have paid big bucks to go on this trip. :thumb:
     
  13. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    Sounds like one of those stories that improves with each retelling. One more time around the horn and it will be a six-star hotel (out of five) with caviar and champagne served by statuesque blond Bulgarian females who previously served as Quaddafi's personal bodyguards.
     
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  14. payitforward

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    And when the cadets take a "taxi," they ride in a small wagon pulled around by a guy on a moped. The people where they are speak a dialect of Arabic that is different from the one the cadets have been learning, so they are all speaking French to each other. (I would be a lost soul.) So much for Arabic immersion.
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek: Gun owner's heaven right there :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Hope your DS enjoys CULP. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do CULP next summer.
     
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    Hey! I used to stay at that place before you wrecked the yacht. I don't bother now because without the yacht the blondes will have nothing to so with me!!!
     
  17. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    I thought you were telling me to turn the ship toward starbucks. Anybody could have made that mistake.
     
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    LOL!
     
  19. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    I think you just described my son's CULP trip to Bosnia.

    The envy has yet to wear off.
     
  20. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    Sheriff's statement was wildly inaccurate, particularly the claim that the cadets were required to eat in the hotel's restaurant. There was room service.
     

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