Checking in From A-stan

Checking in From A-stan

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    Checking in From A-stan

    Hey everyone,
    I've been gone for quite a while from here, but finally get about an hour of internet access a month here in Helmand province, so I thought I'd drop a line and let everyone know that I am doing fine, as is my unit. We had a bit of excitement last month, but everyone came through ok. Other than that the Afghan winter is now over, and our 3 days of spring have already turned into 100 degrees with high humidity, this country is so lovely.

    Anyways, everyone who has been keeping us in thoughts and prayers, thank you, we have definitely had a guardian angel with us on a few occassions. Everyone stay safe back in the states
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    Good to hear!

    You and Yours stay safe and get home when your job's done!
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    Greetings from all 38,000 of us...

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    Stay safe, hurry home, and pass along my Thanks to everyone in the unit.
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    Fair winds and following seas!! (That's a Navy expression, and I'd guess other than your Corpsmen, sailors are few and far between). Thanks for your service. Watch your six.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    but finally get about an hour of internet access a month here in Helmand province
    And the nerve of Soldiers thinking they have it bad over here. Stay safe and give em for me!

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    Say hey to the dirkas for all of us.
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    Thanks for checking in. Stay safe.
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    Be safe....

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    Thanks for your service. My prayers will be with your unit and your family back home. Watch your ass and shoot straight.
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    Good to hear your doing good over there. Be safe Semper Fi

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    Great news that you and the rest of your unit are doing well and are safe. Let's keep it that way!!!

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    May the Man watch over you, your unit, and ALL our men and women in uniform. Stay safe and "check six" on a regular basis...
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    Great to hear from you. Our prayers are with you, and as stated before, watch your six!
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    Hi From Delaware

    I have several friends over there with you. Stay safe and keep your head down.

    It's funny you mention it is a beautiful country, I noticed the same thing about Vietnam, the country itself was very beautiful, and the sky I think was the most beautiful that I have seen about anywhere else in the world.

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