Hey y'all! Hugs, kisses, yada yada yada...
This is post #2997, and counting up to 3,000 strikeouts before we call it a career, btw.
Got some news from the boys in Afghanistan.
My Soldier, #3 son, is doing well. His Reserve Unit (704th Engineer Co.) has been in country for almost a month now, and their deployment is going well. We're able to communicate with him every few days either on Satellite Phone, Facebook, or Skype.
This is a photo that someone posted on the Unit's Facebook Support page. This was before their departure from Ft. Bliss. That's Phil on the right (front), sporting his standard "dookie-eatin' grin." I know he's thinking that he wished he was carrying the big gun. (He's always suffered from weapon envy).
His Unit has enough missions behind them now (Route Clearance) to know where they are. And, the consensus is that they're well prepared for the job.
Man, they grow up fast, don't they???
Fortunately, he hasn't had any Medic work to do on his troops. He has treated several Afghan citizens (vehicle accidents, etc.), but to this point, his troops have all been fine. Thank God.
In other news, my Airman (eldest son) will be wrapping up his current deployment in about a month. He's attached to the 361st Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron. This will probably be his last deployment.
He wanted to change jobs, due to changing needs in the USAF. He likes his linguist/cryptology gig, but the times they are a'changin'. He applied for the new USAF Cyber Command, and was accepted! Great news! He'll be stationed permanently (hopefully) at Lackland (fingers crossed). He'll be much closer, so we can visit him, and make his life miserable again!
Well, that's about it. I just wanted to give a little update, and to thank you all once again for your love, support, and prayers for my warriors.
It means a lot.