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European Vacation – Not

As always this year has been very busy.  As the frantic pace at work started to accelerate in anticipation of the holiday break, I was selected to do something different that got me out of the office for a while.  … Continue reading

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Winter at West Point

I just wanted to share the stark yet mesmerizing winter beauty of West Point. Although it has been many years for me, my oldest son is now living the experience. While this scene will soon be replaced with hints of … Continue reading

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Home Again

I apologize for not posting for some time now. I can’t honestly say I’ve been too busy – just spending time do other things since I returned home in mid October 2010. Things at ISAF HQ were spinning fast up … Continue reading

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Holland Anyone?

“Goede avond iedereen.” It’s a pleasure to write this entry from the lobby of the hotel I’m staying in right now in Heerlen, Netherlands. I’m attending a conference at the NATO Joint Force Command in Brunssum, Netherlands, only a few … Continue reading

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The “Numbers”

Afghanistan is a strikingly rugged country. That is not lost on the young men and women who serve here. Some count the days and view their tours as short interruptions to “normal life” back home. Others think more deeply about … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

“Hurry up and wait” – an age old Army theme. It aptly describes the rhythm here at the CONUS Replacement Center (CRC). Before arriving, I was advised to just “relax and go with the flow.” Good advice for sure but … Continue reading

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Ready to Move Out

Well – I must admit, it has been a very busy summer. I apologize for the hiatus the past few months but now that I am about to deploy – finally– I thought it appropriate to start posting again. I … Continue reading

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