Browse Items (92 total)

  • Collection: Ronald Oakes collection
Go to DURMO yard at FOB Balad item page

DURMO yard at FOB Balad. This is the area where all the discarded equipment is brought; everything from tanks to refrigerators.
Go to Armored HUMVEE gun truck escorts from the convoy item page

Armored HUMVEE gun truck escorts from the convoy. The sign on the back warns of danger to stay back in both Arabic and English.
Go to Convoy traveling down MSR Tampa item page

Convoy traveling down MSR Tampa. On-coming traffic has stopped to permit the convoy to go. Note that the convoy travels down the center of the road to avoid IEDs on the edge of the road.
Go to Part of the Samarra bypass, a wall built around a hostile Iraqi town for protection of the convoys item page

Part of the Samarra bypass, a wall built around a hostile Iraqi town for protection of the convoys.
Go to Iraqi cemetery along MSR Tampa between FOB Q-West and FOB Balad item page

Iraqi cemetery along MSR Tampa between FOB Q-West and FOB Balad.
Go to Iraqi civilians looking for work just outside the gate of FOB Q-West item page

Iraqi civilians looking for work just outside the gate of FOB Q-West.
Go to Oakes and his men preparing for their first convoy from FOB Q-West to Balad in April 2005 item page

Oakes and his men preparing for their first convoy from FOB Q-West to Balad in April 2005.
Go to The former Iraqi VIP building on FOB Q-West showing Cruise missile damage item page

The former Iraqi VIP building on FOB Q-West showing Cruise missile damage.
Go to Iraqi ammo dump just outside the wire of FOB Q-West item page

Iraqi ammo dump just outside the wire of FOB Q-West. Most of the bunkers are abandoned and people are living in some of them.
Go to MSR Tampa from the air item page

MSR Tampa from the air. The MSR is the Main Supply Route coming out of Turkey extending all the way to Badaq.
Go to Unmanned aerial drone in the center of the picture on the airfield at FOB Diamondback item page

Unmanned aerial drone in the center of the picture on the airfield at FOB Diamondback.
Go to Captured Iraqi armor sitting at FOB Morez item page

Captured Iraqi armor sitting at FOB Morez.
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