I just recently have gotten some office time here in Kuwait as I await to get my ticket back home to Georgia for a 2 week leave. I, myself, am a DOD Contractor here in the Middle East and for the past year and 3 months, I have done convoys and static security for the US ARMY Materials Command, Combat Equipment Battalion and Iraqi Oil Companies. I , personally, have been in convoys that have been strategically ambushed on a daily basis and up to 3 times a day on a quick run up north. We've been hit by friendly fire, some that have torn apart a few of our vehicles with my teammates inside. You don't hear about that on the daily news. Contractors are the ones that get decapitated on international television in front of their families. There are many other barbaric methods these AMERICAN-HATERS use to get rid of us, when we are only there to make sure their food, water, medical supplies and clothing get to them without delay or damage. Contractors all come from some kind of Special Military or Special Training in their specific field. We all wore the US BDU's at on time. So for those who think we are just in it for the money, you can kiss my fuckin ass! The money is very good indeed but the risk is just as high if not higher for us. We don't have a battallion or platoon to watch our six, we sometimes ride in several (bullet resistant, not bullet proof) suv's with no air support whatsoever. Sound risky, that's not even the tip of the iceburg, players. I chose to come out here to be close to my blood-brothers Matt(USMC) and Mike(US ARMY). All 3 of us were out here partaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom and I am fuckin proud. THank the LORD above he still wants me to breathe his air so for that I am thankful. My brother is redeploying back here in February and I too will be back in country next month after leave. I love my job, I love the guys I have and still work with and would not change it for anything in the world. I was a fuckin lazy ass slacker back in the states before I came out here and this job stint has put my life and my priorities back in check. I appreciate my country and it's freedom so much more now which as before I never did. So, I hope that this sheds a little light on our duties as contractors and what we do. I can't wait to get back out there and officially get the shit scared out of me, it's a great feeling brothers.
GOD Bless the Troops and know that you are my heroes forever, no matter what career field you are in. Keep kicking ass...............