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Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#1  Postby Weaver » Apr 04, 2010 10:26 pm

I'll be on limited-comms for the next few days/weeks - I'm due to deploy to northern Afghanistan in the next couple days.

The good news is this should be my last damn deployment - I'm getting tired of leaving my family behind.

The bad news is there's very limited Internet availability, so I'm going to have to turn off all videos and photos - so I'm looking at a year without LOLcats. :whine:

I first encountered this great group of folks during my last deployment, in Iraq, and I have no doubt that I'll continue to learn great things from you while I'm gone this time. Keep the home fires burning here, and please, please, someone drop me a PM and an e-mail if Robert Byers ever shows up! :lol:

Stay safe, everyone - see you soon.
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#2  Postby chairman bill » Apr 04, 2010 10:35 pm

Sounds like an interesting run ashore. Have fun.
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#3  Postby Ironclad » Apr 04, 2010 10:43 pm

Stay safe, lolcats will be waiting for you.. :)
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#4  Postby MarkS » Apr 04, 2010 10:54 pm

Like the man said, be safe, do good :smile:
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#5  Postby akigr8 » Apr 04, 2010 10:58 pm

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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#6  Postby Weaver » Apr 04, 2010 11:06 pm

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and stay safe :cheers:

Dude, I am SO showing this post to the Norweigan Provincial Reconstruction Team guys who are where I'm going!!!

You're getting "outed"! ;) :lol:
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#7  Postby akigr8 » Apr 04, 2010 11:35 pm

:doh:

I was drunk when I posted that lolcat, ok? :shifty:


So you will be joining Operation Chashme Naw?
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#8  Postby Weaver » Apr 04, 2010 11:58 pm

Not so much "joining the operation" - just co-locating where they've been operating for a while. We'll be working very closely with them, but each of us will have our own objectives - my unit is primarily concerned with training the Afghan National Security Forces in our area of operations.
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#9  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Apr 05, 2010 12:01 am

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#10  Postby kiore » Apr 05, 2010 12:06 am

Weaver wrote:I'll be on limited-comms for the next few days/weeks - I'm due to deploy to northern Afghanistan in the next couple days.

The good news is this should be my last damn deployment - I'm getting tired of leaving my family behind.

The bad news is there's very limited Internet availability, so I'm going to have to turn off all videos and photos - so I'm looking at a year without LOLcats. :whine:

I first encountered this great group of folks during my last deployment, in Iraq, and I have no doubt that I'll continue to learn great things from you while I'm gone this time. Keep the home fires burning here, and please, please, someone drop me a PM and an e-mail if Robert Byers ever shows up! :lol:

Stay safe, everyone - see you soon.


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#11  Postby hackenslash » Apr 05, 2010 12:29 pm

Be safe, dude.
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#12  Postby james1v » Apr 05, 2010 1:01 pm

:cheers:
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#13  Postby Aern Rakesh » Apr 05, 2010 2:32 pm

Weaver wrote:I'll be on limited-comms for the next few days/weeks - I'm due to deploy to northern Afghanistan in the next couple days.

The good news is this should be my last damn deployment - I'm getting tired of leaving my family behind.

<snip>

Stay safe, everyone - see you soon.


You stay safe, Weaver! Drop us a post whenever you can. Here's to your safe return. :cheers:
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#14  Postby Brian » Apr 05, 2010 8:00 pm

Best of luck to you. :cheers:

I'm waiting to hear from my recruiter tomorrow to find out when I take my physical and then I can find out when I ship off to boot camp :ask:
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#15  Postby Varangian » Apr 05, 2010 10:09 pm

Stay safe! If you run across any Swedes while over there, rest assured that most of them are atheist.
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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#16  Postby LarianLeQuella » Apr 06, 2010 1:23 pm

Make the best of it (luck and safety) and we look forward to your return. If you want any of us to send you stuff, feel free to PM your APO to us.
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#17  Postby HughMcB » Apr 06, 2010 1:54 pm

Good luck man, hope you come home safe and sound! :drunk:

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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#18  Postby Weaver » Apr 08, 2010 3:50 pm

Well, we should have been in Afghanistan by now - but the troubles in Kyrgystan have delayed us. Not sure when or via what route we'll progress from here, but we're getting a fine vacation courtesy of the airport staff in Leipzig, Germany.

Just wish we could depart the controlled area of the airport to see something of the country - or even link up with someone here.

Oh well - sure beats getting shot at!

See you all later ...
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#19  Postby LarianLeQuella » Apr 09, 2010 12:09 am

Oh man, that airport was always so bland... Not really a vacation. And the gift shop was so overpriced. I hope they cut back on the prices and are at least letting you cut loose a little.

And yeah, my first thought was, "Oh man, there goes Manas!" when I saw the news.
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Re: Heading for a New Foxhole ...

#20  Postby Weaver » Apr 19, 2010 2:58 pm

Finally reached my destination!

4 days in Leipzig, followed by 4 more in Kuwait, then the rest in Mazar-e-Sharif (worst living conditions I've seen in a long while there). Good to finally be here. Looks like I've landed a job as liason to the Norweigan PRT (Provincial Reconstruction Team), so sometime soon I'll move over to their base on the other side of the city to live and work. Be good working so closely with allied personnel.
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