Bagram Airfield, Bagram

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Enter the bowels of a global empire at Bagram Airfield, the largest US military base in Afghanistan. Enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains amid heavy security. You can stay in classic military-style lodging, or have a true British Armed Forces’ B-hut or a US Army tent experience. Explore the corridors of power and get an understanding for the politics of modern warfare, with government contractors, NATO-led international troops, and a combination of US forces. Visited by a US president and once attacked by a suicide bomber, the site features a US-run pre-trial detention facility and an independent detention facility. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bagram Airfield by using our Bagram itinerary planner.
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  • During my service in the international assistance force (ISAF), I came to visit the US base who are stationed in Bagram. Violence in rural areas is alarming when extreme Islamists and others try to manipulate and exploit the popular discontent which was noticeably when the man came outside Kabul.
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  • You have to love Bagram. The defacs are really good. There really is no night life so to speak except for the surprise incoming. You have to look at this place as a glass half full, not half empty. It...  more »
  • You don't want to stay to long if you can help it. In fact don't get on the plane that goes there....if you can help it. Where to begin!...ah yes a WAR zone. Has been for the better part of 30 plus ye...  more »
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  • Good place for deployment but you’d think it’d be a little better built up after 15+ years. Could also use more 24hr services especially considering half the people working here are up at night and sleep during the day.
  • They have Air force chow halls! what else do you need? As far as deployments go BAF is not that bad a place. The winter sucks, not much to do except hit the gyms which are pretty nice.
  • Enjoyed every second of every IDF
  • If you are looking for a place to escape ans start anew then I recommend the French foriegn legion. I arrived here yet again after a series of poor life decisions that included a summer vacation to fort Benning and advanced training at Fort Bliss. The food scene here is splendid with options at North DFAC, Dragon DFAC, and if you can get a reservation at Vance DFAC. Should you chose to reject the free grub you can part with your cash at the subpar subway or the pitiful pizza hut. While the food is not the same the wrappers and boxes are and that is close enough. If you want to support the local economy there is Azzizz Afghan cuisine. Shopping is amazing with a bazaar full of shops that sell the same things. If you have a list and forget an item just walk into the next shop they will have it. Entertainment abounds in that there are random but regular fireworks shows put on by the locals. Sightings of goats and locals in shared physical relationships, and celebrating gunfire that may or may not be aimed at you. I was even able to see the latest starwars at the USO though in the event of attack the movie would not stop because of other scheduled screenings. celebrities are around as well as LT Dan from Forrest Gump stopped by. Adventure is everywhere for those that want to risk their lives out amongst the locals. If you are a women, gay, or American there is a good chance you will meet some unfriendly locals who want to shoot you or something fun like that. If the countryside wasn't so full of hostile people skiing, hiking, and mountain biking would be world class. So don't thank me for my indepth review but rather thank your recruiter.
  • I won a free trip here with airfare included, after signing up for a contest with the local Marine recruiter. The beach is amazing so as long as you don''t step on those little dirt mounds with the flags. Some of the quality experiences include breathtaking views of soviet apartment buildings from your very own guard tower, and surprise fireworks (I do wish they'd work on the timing of those though). Excursions into the countryside are plentiful, scenic, and almost never boring. The tours are so good, you almost feel like you have to go. In short, if you're looking to escape the hordes of tourists bringing down the place in locales such as Rome and Paris; Bagram is for you!
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