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Paul Pless
05-15-2012, 11:01 AM
So there's a lot of active duty women in Afghanistan from both the United States and from our partners. But are there women contractors?

BrianW
05-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Absolutely.

Lots in fact.

Paul Pless
05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
nationalities?

pics?

BrianW
05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
Oh, and thanks for keeping the question simple.

;)

BrianW
05-15-2012, 11:11 AM
Doh, now you made it tough.

BrianW
05-15-2012, 11:18 AM
No. I don't go around taking pictures of the women on the FOB. I like my job, and wife. :D

It's probably as you can imagine...

Smaller number of white, college educated women. Larger number of "women of color", from all around the world, working lesser technical jobs, such as in the dining facility and laundry.

I know that sounds horrible to our standards in the "civilized" world, but that's just how it is in the real world. Some of the latter group come from Eastern European countries like Bosnia, and there's quite a large amount from Kenya. I'm amazed at how educated the Kenyans are as a group. The "ugly American" in me didn't realize how good an education system they have in Kenya.

They are all very nice, and we treat them with a lot of respect and courtesy.

Paul Pless
05-15-2012, 11:21 AM
No. I don't go around taking pictures of the women on the FOB. I like my job, and wife. :D

Actually I've noticed that you tend to not post many identifiable pics of the people that you work with. Figured that was a conscientious decision on your part. The pic comment was meant to be amusing. . .

Thanks for the insight into your coworkers. I was curious.

BrianW
05-15-2012, 11:28 AM
Actually I've noticed that you tend to not post many identifiable pics of the people that you work with. Figured that was a conscientious decision on your part.

Well yeah. As a group, except for me, my coworkers are kind of homely. Too much sun, dirt, and grease over the years.

Picture Botebum and Lefty, and you get the idea.

B_B
05-15-2012, 11:29 AM
... I'm amazed at how educated the Kenyans are as a group. The "ugly American" in me didn't realize how good an education system they have in Kenya...
Some of them even become Harvard educated ;)

LeeG
05-15-2012, 11:32 AM
Paul, google: female contractors Iraq

Paul Pless
05-15-2012, 11:33 AM
Some of them even become Harvard educated ;)too funny

John of Phoenix
05-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Paul, google: female contractors IraqOh well.

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJSmGFf5qj4lADFsgA3gq8Ew8nN64v5 5jpVQkNDtsU6hyUKuShhttps://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRp_Y-85aMQTR_thknIZFdUmcu9orx7IOQzJzPh8yDNAhg2js20

Durnik
05-15-2012, 12:51 PM
http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by B_B http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?p=3412845#post3412845)
Some of them even become Harvard educated ;)


;-)

enjoy
bobby

Curtism
05-15-2012, 01:01 PM
If we had a Best Bilge Thread Headings thread, this one would be a prime candidate. :)

LeeG
05-15-2012, 02:39 PM
If we had a Best Bilge Thread Headings thread, this one would be a prime candidate. :)

I was expecting a Dear Abby question