Which Rooster Market? Learning Arabic At The Defense Language Institute.

“Your DLAB score shows that you qualify for CAT IV languages,” said the First Class Petty Officer from behind her desk inside the quota manager’s office. “And we have seats available in all of the language classes that the Navy needs filled. What do you want?” This questioned was addressed to me of course. It …

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Bahrain: Kingdom of the Gulf, Navy Sailors, and Drunk Saudis

I spent one year living in Bahrain.  Yes, I'm sure most of you reading this will ask yourselves aloud, "Where the fuck is Bahrain?".  Or you're asking yourselves, "What is the current political climate in this island kingdom what with the ruling Sunni Khalifa family that have invited Saudi and Emirate troops inside the country …

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