Category Archives: Afghanistan

Rotten Auten gets married

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook is horrible at displaying pics with their matching blog posts. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) Being in a combat zone was a unique experience. There were lots of … Continue reading

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So, NOW what?

So, I’ve been home for a week now, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it … The trip to Wal-Mart & Best Buy; fighting with Taj to get him to eat his oatmeal; getting reacquainted with the Air Force at … Continue reading

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Warrior’s Watch Riders & a “hero’s” welcome

(For my Facebook readers, Facebook Notes is horrible at displaying pics with the proper blog posts. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) After a long wait in Kyrgyzstan, and MANY hours flying, I finally … Continue reading

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Stuck in Kyrgyzstan (No, no Kazakhstan … KYRGYZSTAN)

(For my Facebook readers: Facebook Notes is horrible at posting pics with blog feeds. Please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) Kyrgyzstan is a land-locked country in Central Asia. It shares borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, … Continue reading

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It’s over! (Or, Michael Jackson at the 1984 grammys)

(For my Facebook readers, please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) Today marked the end of my tour with Provincial Reconstruction Team Kapisa. We had our Transfer of Authority ceremony today, in which my team … Continue reading

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… Comes around

(For my Facebook readers, please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) I was JUST blogging about how cool it was for me to be able to award the Army Combat Action Badge to Soldiers from … Continue reading

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What goes around …

(For my Facebook readers, please click the “view original post” link below to see pics properly.) We are nearing the end of our deployment, and the administrative process for requesting awards for deserving Soldiers and Airmen has been completed. (The … Continue reading

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Learning by the firehose method

Have you ever heard the term “drinking water through a firehose?” A fire hose shoots out massive amounts of water at a high rate of speed … so much so, it’s impossible to contain all the water that comes out … Continue reading

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Ready to receive the new team

Most of our team is hanging out at Bagram, eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Soldiers and Airmen that will replace us. Once they get here, we’ll show ‘em the ropes, wish them luck, then prepare to leave. *Can you … Continue reading

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Attacked AGAIN? Aww, HELL NAW!

(I added some more pics to the Afghanistan Pics page. Please check ‘em out.) Insurgents attacked our Forward Operating Base (Morales-Frazier) again last night with rockets. Our team has been in Afghanistan for several months now, and it has been … Continue reading

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