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Living on FOB Salerno

January 29, 2011 | Specialist Tobey White


If pictures are worth a thousand words, I thought video might be worth even more. No matter how many ways I describe what living here is like, I will never be able to create a completely accurate portrayal through word alone. I created a video instead. This is my first time shooting video so be gentle with the critiques. For those of you out there who have friends or family here on Salerno, these are some of the conditions they may be going through. Since I seem to be having trouble actually loading the video onto this site, here is the link so you can check it out.




  • Pamela J. Andrews
    1/30/2011 8:56 AM
    It is wonderful to HEAR your voice! I've listened three times already; you did a wonderful job on the video and I liked the postcard effect. Sun and sand there; snow here! Can you put poster's on your walls? Love you lots ~ Aunt Pam
  • Angie Beller
    1/30/2011 10:33 AM
    GREAT job on the video! Be careful!
  • Hollie
    1/30/2011 2:56 PM
    Great video. Just watching it provided a feel for the living conditions, especially the amount of dust. How do you keep your clothes clean with so much dust and dirt?
  • Velma
    2/3/2011 10:16 PM
    Thanks so much for posting this. Those rooms are so tiny! Please stay safe and keep posting. It's great for us civilians to see how our Soldiers are living over there. Thank you for everything you're doing. Great video, the postcard effect was cool.
  • Mac Brown
    2/13/2011 11:32 AM
    Well done and thanks for the information. I have a friend currently stationed at Salerno and was checking for news when I stumbled across this site.
  • lynda
    2/19/2011 11:19 AM
    I was so thrilled to finally see a picture of Ben, he's usually behind the scenes. Thanks!
  • Khalid
    10/17/2011 5:35 AM
    It was really a good place. I was I FOB Salerno. I completed a project in FOB Salerno. I am Afghan Contractor. I completed several projects in FOB Shank, FOB Sharana, FOB Fenty, FOB Salerno, Bagram AF and other FOBs. Are you now in FOB Salerno?

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