Monthly Archives: October 2009

Rock-n-Rolling in Afghanistan – Literally

As I discovered early Friday morning, earthquakes occur fairly regularly along fault lines underneath the Hindu Kush Region. Just before going to bed, I noticed the wardrobe in my room started to shake back and forth. Not sure what was … Continue reading

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High Adventure

ISAF HQ, Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s great to finally be in “country.” After traveling for approximately 56 hours, I arrived this past Tuesday afternoon, October 20. The trip was quite an adventure – some 18 hours flight time to cover approximately … 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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Why Afghanistan

While news abounds with increasing debate about the merits or pitfalls of staying the course in Afghanistan, I thought it important to offer some perspective. First I would encourage everyone to think about why the U.S. went into Afghanistan in … 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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