In 2003 I was mobilized with the 295th Ordnance Company for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Due to the acceleration of the war, my unit spent 3 months in Fort Riley, Kansas. Our unit was

then sent home. In the fall of 2004, the 295th Ordnance Company was again mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom. This time we left for Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. We spent 7 1/2 months in Kuwait fighting for freedom for the United States of America.

In this duration, I was appointed the 295th Company Historian, my duty was to take photos of our time in Kuwait. Here are some photos of me in Kuwait.

We stopped in Maryland before we hit the Middle East.

The entrance to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

How cool can you get?

Guard duty. It got cold at night in the desert. ( I had live ammo ready to kill)

This is the VT240. I operated this piece of machinery. It is used to pick up the conex containers.

The Army paid $500,000 for this vehicle.

In the desert, we saw these running around all the time.

 

Here is a shot of me standing next to some of the ammunition

we shipped up north. Behind me is the 6000 K Variable

Reach Forklift that we used to move the ammunition.

So you think your hot? This is a typical day in the desert. It was around 10 am in the morning

when this photo was taken. Temperatures reached as high as 140 degrees.

These are the tents we called home.

Nate Stephens