Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mongolian Armed Forces

My flight back to Japan was scheduled to depart from the Chinggis Khaan International Airport at 2am.  I got to the airport around 9:30pm without much to do other than wait.
The Chinggis Khaan also has a military base onsite.  It's difficult to see, but the photo below is Mongolian troops lined up to the left and boarding the 767 to the right.
Lined up on sidewalk were a bunch of family and friends waving to the troops boarding the plane.  I asked a person next to me what was going on and was informed that these people were about to fly to Afghanistan to assist NATO.
This was a very emotional group of people.  Wives and mothers were filling small cups full of milk and throwing it in the air in the direction of the troops.

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