Andy shared some pictures with me so I could show you what things look like where he is stationed.
This is were the soldiers live. These are sea crates, stacked on top of each other and next to each other. The ones you can see here are on top; you can't really see the bottom level.
Here is another view. Andy's room is on the top level and this is his walkway. Each room has a door and a window. There are 2 guys per room. There is a bathroom and shower room that is shared by a group of rooms.
This is the store. Andy says you can never count on being able to buy anything there, so I send regular shipments of soap, deodorant and shampoo! He needs these, because he tells us the temperature has been averaging 110 degrees.
There isn't much greenery, but this is a home outside the base that has little trees planted. If you look behind the trees, you can see a wall, and the house is inside the walls.
Here is a compound of houses. Andy said that there are often a lot of houses in a compound behind walls. It makes me think of biblical cities, like Jericho.
Here are some Afghan people, passing the base with a flock of sheep. The walls you see are surrounding another home outside the base.