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#1 Guest_JamesG123_*

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 1733 PM

After a stay at Camp Shelby, I start the journey to A-stan to begin a ~9 month tour of the country as part of TF Phoenix.

Won't be keeping a running blog here or elsewhere because of doubtful connectivity, OPSEC, and I doubt you guys will as want to hear me bitch about things. Will check in when possible, so take care and I'll see you next year.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 1743 PM

After a stay at Camp Shelby, I start the journey to A-stan to begin a ~9 month tour of the country as part of TF Phoenix.

Won't be keeping a running blog here or elsewhere because of doubtful connectivity, OPSEC, and I doubt you guys will as want to hear me bitch about things. Will check in when possible, so take care and I'll see you next year.


Take care.
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#3 shep854

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 1746 PM

Good to know someone will be there to babysit Manic! :P
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 1924 PM

Take care as always. Good luck to you and your mates.
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#5 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 2028 PM

Stay safe mate!
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 2215 PM

Stay safe James ...
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 2235 PM

Take care and stay safe!
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 2304 PM

Best wishes and stay safe.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 0640 AM

Ditto.
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#10 Simon Tan

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 0652 AM

Take care now hear....
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 0912 AM

Take care and good luck.

And I'm sure most of us would be interested in a blog, no matter how infrequent. Doesn't have to be about military stuff. Just everyday observations on terrain, climate, local culture, that sort of thing would help us understand Afghanistan a little bit more. As you know, Astan gets far too little press in the US.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 1152 AM

Take care and come home safe and sound...good luck.
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Posted 11 June 2009 - 1253 PM

...I doubt you guys will as want to hear me bitch about things. Will check in when possible, so take care and I'll see you next year.


Bitch creatively and informatively, and it is better than "Just the facts, m'am". I want to hear it.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 0041 AM

Stay safe, come here and bitch all you want!
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 0231 AM

Stay safe, come here and bitch all you want!


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#16 Mike Steele

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 0953 AM

Take care and good luck.

And I'm sure most of us would be interested in a blog, no matter how infrequent. Doesn't have to be about military stuff. Just everyday observations on terrain, climate, local culture, that sort of thing would help us understand Afghanistan a little bit more. As you know, Astan gets far too little press in the US.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 1941 PM

Take care and good luck.

And I'm sure most of us would be interested in a blog, no matter how infrequent. Doesn't have to be about military stuff. Just everyday observations on terrain, climate, local culture, that sort of thing would help us understand Afghanistan a little bit more. As you know, Astan gets far too little press in the US.


Ditto. All the stuff Manic, Franko, Ken, and all those who've been to the sandbox are "living history" (for lack of a proper term), just as personal experiences of past veterans in previous wars are now input for history books etc. The tales are all priceless and deserve to be preserved.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 2154 PM

Thanks everyone. I will post when I can. Currently I'm at Manas AB in Kajikistan staging and trying to adjust to the local time.. It's a small but nice place. Pretty good facilities equal to some CONUS bases (Army anyway).
Amusingly the local web server had Tank-net blocked as having "weapons" content. But I guess my request to have it allowed had been accepted.
Should make the hop to Baghram in a few days.
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 2204 PM

Sounds like you should have a special thread like Franko did and next to his for the times you do make it online??? Or maybe there's one started already ....

Again stay safe, take care and don't let the sand get in your eyes :)
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 2235 PM

Thanks everyone. I will post when I can. Currently I'm at Manas AB in Kajikistan staging and trying to adjust to the local time.. It's a small but nice place. Pretty good facilities equal to some CONUS bases (Army anyway).
Amusingly the local web server had Tank-net blocked as having "weapons" content. But I guess my request to have it allowed had been accepted.
Should make the hop to Baghram in a few days.


Manas is a nice place compared to many other areas. I had a good time in Kyrgyzstan back in 2004-2005.
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