Fire Brigade is ready 24/7 The firefighting crew who have been stationed for four and a half months at Kamp Holland in Uruzgan mainly consists of men from the Gilze-Rijen Airforce Base, supplemented by men from Soesterberg and Leeuwarden. (meer…)
Corporal Shareena (23) and Corporal Maaike (26) from The Netherlands work at the “Uruzgan Medical Center” of Kamp Holland and have been friends for years. Shareena cleans medical equipment and Maaike works on the blood bank and in the laboratory. (meer…)
Commander Reconstruction Team works on rebuilding Afghanistan. Captain Twan (39) is the commander of a Dutch provincial team that works on the reconstruction of Uruzgan. “In our work it is important that you have the confidence of the people. (meer…)
Soldier Bart from the Netherlands is a shooter in combat unit
The first time he ended up in a gunfight, soldier first class Bart (20) from the Netherlands will never forget. “It was in early April when we moved from the base in Poentjak to the north. We had already heard from other troops that there were a lot of shelling and attacks were being carried out with roadside bombs and suicide bombings. (meer…)
Commander Van Griensven leads reconstruction mission in Uruzgan
Koen (10) and Tim (8) are very proud of their father, Colonel Hans van Griensven. “In a restaurant they asked the waitress if she knew who I was”, the Colonel smiles. (meer…)
Apache pilot from Hank is pilot by heart and soul
Home of the Redskins, that’s the name of the shelter where the pilots of the Apache squadron of the airbase Gilze-Rijen are housed. Captain Martin (36) from Hank is a pilot on the Apache combat helicopter for the third time in Afghanistan. (meer…)
Bart Coolen is a photojournalist, based in The Netherlands.
He covered stories for newspapers and magazines in Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Turkana/Kenya, Sudan, the USA and most European countries.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (0031 6 53386113).
You can see more of my photo’s on www.bartcoolen.nl.