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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  • The place is interesting, the multitude of nationalities, only circumstances not conducive to rozkoszowaniem the beauty of Afghanistan
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  • Tired of walking around RS? Hop over to Bagram. Wide open spaces, Green Beans, and high winds coating pedestrians in a light dirt. For a change of pace, hit the subway. Hospitality is somewhat poor. I...  more »
  • Tired of the wife and kids? This is the place to be. I proudly received a first class eticket from my uncle. The trip itself included a short layover in Germany and a pit stop in Kuwait. First class t...  more »
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  • Man what can I say? If you want none of the action of an actual deployment but all of the inconvenience then Bagram Airfield is the place for you. At Bagram Airfield, MPs are worried about the things that really matter. Like, are you going 2MPH over the rage inducingly slow speed limit? Are you wearing your seatbelt? Did you use your turn signal? Have you parked too close to a dumpster or latrine? If you get a ticket, how they can inconvenience the highest possible ranking officer and delay your active mission by requiring him to come down to the station and sign it for you? You know how in the States they conduct road repair late at night or really early in the morning to not interrupt commerce? Yeah well were not doing that here. We're going to only do it during lunch rush hours in the middle of the day. So we can back up traffic all the way down Disney and make it impossible to maneuver in the event of an attack. But luckily they only have to repair the road once in a blue moon right? Wrong. If it rains for longer than 5 minutes expect the ground to sink and the pavement to crumble with it. The next day they'll fix it with another layer of cement about as thin as an Olsen twin just to ensure maximum inefficiency. Don't worry it's not all bad. They do have pizza hut where you'll be overcharged for slices of sadness baked over a thick crust of regret. 5/5
  • Always getting shot at for some reason by people in Halloween costumes. The Halloween costume people also act like babies and speak gibberish for some reason, Please explains.
  • 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.
  • 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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