You don’t usually picture this when you think of Iraq

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The caption of the Air Force Link photo reads

KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq — A vehicle filled with soldiers makes its way down a flooded road here Jan. 13. The base was hit by nearly 2 inches of rain overnight leaving many areas of the base, including tents for airmen and soldiers, deluged by water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gene LaDoucer)

(Click the pic for a high-res version.) I noted last month that the Stryker Brigade’s FOB Pacesetter was slick with mud after some rains. Our guys deserve a lot of appreciation from those of us sitting at home. They put up with crap that would kill most of us.