Logar and FOB Shank ended up being our home for the majority of our deployment. Located in Eastern Afghanistan, with part of the province bordering Pakistan it was a known route for weapons and fighters to move from Pakistan to Kabul and the rest of the country. The name Logar means “Great Mountain,” and the province was home to some of the fiercest fighting with the Soviets during their war.
We became quite comfortable there, but would travel quite often to run operations with other teams at their locations. When we were there FOB Shank was quite small, with an Afghan Army base just across the road from us, and a smaller COP just a few miles down the road. A friend is stationed there as I write this, and tells me that it’s grown severely in size, and I would love to get back to see it.