Thursday, August 20, 2009
Yes, I'm in Afghanistan
And yes, it's been a long time since I've last posted, but what can I say... I've been busy. I'm currently deployed in Kabul, working for the US Army, and life couldn't be more crazy/intersting since my arrival last week. I'll be here for a while, so stay tuned for more posts.
Until then, the internet has been hard to access due to the elections taking place today. We're all keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well and that the Afghans are able to vote peacefully and safely.
So, wish them luck, us luck, and hope for the best for me. Being directly attached to the Army is going to be very interesting.
Either way, it's good to be back in the saddle on this blog.
(Yes, I recently promoted to Major, but El Capitan has always represented something other than my rank, so it stays for now.)
posted by El Capitan at 3:49 AM
Well, HEY! So glad to hear from you & shocked as all get-out to hear your location. You know that you're wished all the best & that you'll stay in our thoughts & prayers.
Everything Katy said!11:05 PM
Dude! Congrats on the promotion, and good to see you blogging again...looking forward to your posts from Afghanistan. Like the new header, too.
(BTW, if you are ever at FOB Mehtar Lam and run across an army sergeant who shares my last name, that is my cousin :) )
Glad to see you blogging again. Being Air Force attached to the Army "is" interesting.
Best of Luck and stay safe.
Here's wishing you luck and safety from a stranger in MD. Be well.5:39 PM
Hope all is going well with you. Would be nice to get just a word or two from you... ;-)11:35 AM
Tony, I just learned you were in Afganistan. I'm shocked. please e-mail me so I can write you.
Love U aunt Janet
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Tony, happy Thanksgiving! Post an update when you get a chance :)7:54 PM
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I hope you're well.
Hoping you had a safe, quiet, Merry Christmas and you have a Happy New Year.10:32 AM
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