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Air Force Major and father of two (hopefully three soon). Deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Iraqi Freeedom.
2016-03-19 18:53
Understand that a lot of what I deal with on a daily basis is classified, so I have to be intentionally vague quite a bit. In some cases it's understandable, but in most it's really not. Lik… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
On the other side of the planet right now, my family is at the beach. Monkey just caught a great wave on her boogie board.  Cowboy and Odie are knee-deep in muddy sand as they build a… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
Don't worry, I'm still here. To bring my meager seven observers up to date, I have a very good reason why I haven't posted on here since I showed up. Because nothing happens here. Ok, tha… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I'm here, finally. After an hour long helicopter flight, I finally made it to Tikrit on Tuesday. After skimming over the outskirts of Baghdad, the landscape slowly changed until it... [[ T… Read More
2012-06-03 08:22
Wake at 0430 without an alarm. Check email if the internet is working.   Go run.   Eat breakfast.   Shower/dress.   Wander aimlessly around the compound, maybe stopping… Read More
2012-05-31 04:20
After getting our weapons issued we headed back to the airport side of Baghdad on the help once more. This time they had the windows wide open due to the heat level reaching 108 degrees tod… Read More
2012-05-30 04:19
Awoke this morning to darkness once again. My clock still has not caught up. Each night I wake up earlier--today I was up at 0230. It is actually working out well--you'd be amazed at what… Read More
2012-05-29 04:10
I was packed into the rear of a C-130 for the 1.5 hour ride north by members of the New York Guard. In all the hours I spent flying one of these I don't recall ever receiving a flight in one… Read More
2012-05-28 04:08
My first real taste of the desert came at the hands of the country of Kuwait. Because my flight was so long I missed the connection into Iraq, so I was dropped off to wait the weekend out u… Read More
2012-05-27 04:05
0700 EDT: Arrive Leipzig Germany. Exhaustion starts to set in. Managed to send a couple of emails and have a couple of beers. 0900 EDT: Depart Leipzig for Qatar Enroute: Close out "Ni… Read More

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