Friends

 

 

 

The endless wait for the Baghdad flights at the British military terminal in Kuwait

 

 

 

 

Stop in Erbil with Ken enroute Baghdad

 

 

 

 

The ride into Baghdad

 

 

 

 

Typical late evening arrival

 

 

 

 

Pete reads the Stars and Stripes at BIAP

 

 

 

 

Ian shows his litter tree as reminder to keep the camp clean

 

 

 

 

LTGEN Flowers from the Corps of Engineers visits the team

 

 

 

 

Ben and everyone gets searched entering the Iraq Telephone and Post (ITPC) ministry

 

 

 

 

Weekly meeting with the Minister and ITPC senior staff. July 03 - no windows, no a/c, no doors - totally gutted bldg. And 120 degrees

 

 

 

 

Bab Almuadham site team

 

 

 

 

Money on the table. ITPC cash for paying subcontractors

 

 

 

 

Ben and Ziad training ITPC maintenance engineers on generator fueling and maintenance

 

 

 

 

The Kadamyha site team

 

 

 

 

Signs of success - Baya operators calling to contact newly connected subscribers

 

 

 

 

Engineer Zaid wins a twenty for beating the schedule

 

 

 

 

"This is where the receptionist sat", says Cliff to Dave at Mamoun

 

 

 

 

Do you really think this will work?, Cliff asks Steve

 

 

 

 

Weekly project meeting with ITPC GM and team

 

 

 

 

Training Iraqi switch operators

 

 

 

 

Jeff fills the void as acting General Manager of the ITPC - a permanent position he turned down

 

 

 

 

Salman tells Steve and Hasan how it should look

 

 

 

 

Michael Parker, Lucent's great Project Manager takes a quick meeting moment in the sun at Mamoun. The ITPC site superintendent looks on.

 

 

 

 

Bill Evans - Globecom's miracle worker Project Manager

 

 

 

 

Great telecoms team Christmas photo

 

 

 

 

The real heroes - Iraqi splicers working all day in a concrete manhole with the temperature above 120 degrees

 

 

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