Call me old-fashioned, but I am amazed at what I see written and depicted on blogs from active-duty types these days. More on that soon. I grew up in the Cold War Navy, and I am that guy, the one constantly telling his friends and colleagues to watch what they say on the phone, to support personnel, and now--online.
Many many stories to tell--coming soon. Right now, however, I am sitting in a Starbucks in Kuwait, making car reservations online. Spoke to the wife, and today I finally get to do some laundry. I also get the THROW AWAY a bunch of this Army gear.
I hauled pounds and pounds of this gear around the world just to see it sit under my bunk, undisturbed, so I could pull it out and haul it back. I was glad to have it in case I needed it, but I didn't need it, so I'll be glad to see it go.
I was able to speak with my interpreter just before I stepped on the plane, and I will really miss him. We went through a lot together. I also spoke with my Croatian counterpart, a really good guy in the Croatian Army. We worked together for several months, and I was supremely pleased that his contingent arrived. Croatia has some first-rate guys.
I have some German and Norwegian colleagues as well, and I will relay more about them in due time.