For most of our deployment I was a driver. That meant I spent a lot of time in the motor pool. In this shot if you can see the Indian Ocean in the background because this was at our base in Marka, Somalia. (map)
Time at the motor pool was mostly about killing time while you waited for someone to look at and fix your vehicle. Which meant sitting around a lot and getting to know the locals. That is not me in the picture with the Somalia boys that is one of my platoon mates.