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Old 07-28-2018, 02:24 PM   #2321 (permalink)
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I never heard mortar fire, but they did not fire mortars at Kandahar Air Field, they fired rockets. I never heard those, either, just random sirens and "Rocket attack. Rocket attack." Then you run into a bunker because there is a chance they will fire two in a row, but it seemed statistically pointless.

At first it was terrifying, but then it became a nuisance.

When I was in Germany the smoke alarms went off a couple of times a week. It might be someone burning something in the kitchen. Sometimes the firefighters did not find anything. The alarms in our room were crazy loud, but they were ear-piercing in the hallway. Then we ran outside and stood in the humidity and mosquitos, snow, rain, whatever, for half an hour or an hour.

I decided that if there ever actually was fire and it got through my fire door I could throw my mattress out the window and attempt to jump on it. So, I just put in ear plugs and continued what I was doing.

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