Steve Ranson
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November 20, 2012
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MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN - The international flavor

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The various bases in and around Kabul definitely have an international flavor with numerous coalition forces stationed here.

While the British have a large force in Helmand Province and the Czechs field a moderate force at Forward Operating Base Shank, Camp Phoenix is a mini-United Nations as is the military side of the house at Kabul International Airport, which houses soldiers from about 30 countries.

Last year while at KIA, I saw soldiers from South Korea and Mongolia and most countries from Europe. Some of my neighbors in a tent compound came from Romania and Lithuania.

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