From the Front Lines

This is my entire unit.  They were all over Iraq throughout the year and we were happy to be back together!

BLOG: From The Front Lines W/ Zinno…Final Edition!

Well everyone, my time in Baghdad has come near its end. We are re-deploying home soon and I couldn’t be more excited. Our mission here is complete and we will be headed back to the Charm City very shortly.


Even when it's hot, I still look cool! HAHA!

BLOG: From The Front Lines With Zinno

I hope that your summer is treating you well! We are pressing on here in searing temperatures at times. We have topped out at 119 degrees several times here, but have yet to break that 120 mark. I’m kind of disappointed! HAHA!

105.7 The Fan–07/27/2011

My first AFN radio appearance!

BLOG: From The Front Lines with Zinno

I hope that everyone got to enjoy their 4th of July holiday. It is definitely one of my favorite holidays … the summer, the weather, the cookouts and all. It is just a great time. I was a little sad that I wasn’t able to enjoy all those things this year, but we did have our own celebration here, mild as it may be!

105.7 The Fan–07/06/2011

Me and a couple of Soldiers in my unit with the "Al Faw" palace in the background.

BLOG: From The Front Lines With Zinno

Zinno checks in post Memorial Day from Baghdad with photos, news & a video for a great cause!

105.7 The Fan–06/01/2011

Katie Couric and Zinno ... maybe the next new talk show tandem???

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Hello all of my friends! I can’t tell you how much I miss you all! Things in Baghdad are starting to heat up, in more ways than one! It is already 100 degrees here in Iraq. I don’t mind … I like the heat. Yes, even this heat.

105.7 The Fan–04/18/2011

This was the banner from my going away party at the Greene Turtle.  It is now hanging in my office.  Everyone who comes in asks about it!  Thanks to 1057 The Fan!

BLOG: From The Front Lines With Zinno

Hello everyone! Sorry it’s been so long but I have been busy. I have gotten out a bunch as of late to see Iraq all over again, which has been exciting for me. Just seeing what things look like 5 years later.

105.7 The Fan–03/28/2011

Zinno (right) and his Lieutenant, Kurt,

From The Front Lines With Zinno

105.7 The FAN’s Mark Zinno checks-in from Iraq and shares some of his daily life & some great pics.

105.7 The Fan–03/07/2011

Mark Zinno

BLOG: From The Front Lines With Zinno

Hello my friends! Soon we will head north into Baghdad to get things rolling. We are all pretty excited to start what I think will be an amazing journey.

105.7 The Fan–02/08/2011

Zinno playing with guns!!  It was damn cold!

BLOG: From The Front Lines With Zinno

Hey folks! Fort Dix, NJ is starting to turn into a nice place … well, not really, but it’s home for us and we are doing the best we can and having fun. The training for my unit is starting to wind down.

105.7 The Fan–01/26/2011

I was heading out to fire my 9mm pistol ... in the snow!

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Hello again everyone!! Training continues at Fort Dix, NJ. Much like the rest of Maryland, we have had our fair share of snow here, which has slowed things down a little, but not terribly. All this cold weather actually makes us look forward to the idea of sunny Baghdad!!

105.7 The Fan–01/20/2011