Here in Afghanistan they use Connexs for everything. There are hundreds and hundreds of them everywhere.

They are used for housing, toilets, supply, storage, working space. I was shocked the first time I walked into one and found a bed, a TV, an A.C. unit and other personal items.

I guess more shocking is when they’re used for latrines and showers. When I go to shower every morning, I’m showering in a Connex. There is – amazingly – alot of room in there. Only four showers and two sinks but a shower is better then no shower at all. A couple of my friends are part of a unit standing up a new remote base and they have NO showers! Eck! Imagine 15 months of water bottle showers.


  1. Nation said,

    October 19th, 2008 at 9:25 am

    can we get more pictures of connex being used for interesting and creative stuff?

    I am thankful for your updates and insight into the world there, but more pictures would provide additional info for us who are not likely to make it there.

  2. Bob said,

    October 20th, 2008 at 8:21 am

    oh my,,,, you’ve been busy,,,, great story and great photos. Keep em coming! We really enjoy it.
    It was great talking to Curtis when he called Tennessee.
    Bob & Tim

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