COMBAT OUTPOST REILLY, Afghanistan – How hot is it here?
Hot enough that the air-conditioner-powering generators decided to take a vacation.
The generator for close to a dozen tents overheated midday Sunday, going down as the air temperature soared over 100 degrees. It went down again briefly today, but power was restored quickly.
To combat the overheating, Marines hung cammie netting this morning above each generator, giving the machines some shade from the hot sun, said Lance Cpl. Zach Warrilow, a mortarman here with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines. He’s to the left in the photograph above.