Saturday, September 28, 2013

Heading back to Afghanistan

I am delighted to report that I have been hired by a firm (I do not care to disclose the name here). I signed the contract, and I took my physical exam last week. I lost 30 pounds in the last six months. I am as healthy as a buffalo, but I must be seen again by the Army doctors at Camp Atterbury. I will fly to Indianapolis on 5 Oct. I will go to the barracks, and spend a week in Army processing. I have done Fort Bliss (El Paso) once, and Fort Benning (Columbus Georgia) five times, and Atterbury three times. This is my tenth time through the Army processing for overseas deployment. I will be working in downtown Kabul, I have been there many times, but I have not worked in Kabul since 2004. I was working for a firm, and my contract concluded on my 50th birthday. I flew home immediately. Six days later, my breakfast table was blown up by a truck suicide bomber. I think this will be an excellent contract. I am scheduled to work for a year.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another Interview

I got up Sunday morning, and I received an email from Afghanistan, asking me to be home for a phone interview on Monday. After all these months, the interviews are coming! I will return to Afghanistan soon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013


I did an interview, and the individuals I interviewed with were very nice. I was informed that another candidate was selected. I am still looking.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


There is a rumor going around, that I have been hired by a firm. I do not know how this rumor got started. I would like to know more about this position. Who hired me? When do I start? and what is the salary/benefits? If anyone has any information, please send it along. I am still seeking employment, I have a couple of leads, and I send out applications. Check out my linkedin profile.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I have been out of work since February. Even though there is a war on, and I have been working in Iraq/Afghanistan since 2004. I interviewed today, with a major firm, that has a satellite project in Afghanistan. Then, when I got home, the project manager called me from Afghanistan, and we discussed the job, and life in Afghanistan. The firm has other candidates, but they indicated that a decision will be made in less than a week. If they hire me, I will return to Afghanistan.