It has been very interesting and busy at the same time trying to wrap my head around waht is going on here and what we have to do to help the Afghan Army and Police.
Along with that, I now have another job on top of the one I was sent here to do. I am the Medical SGM and also the OPs SGM for the unit. Go figure, they find out you have experience in something and….tag your it!
It’s all right; keeps me busy and out of trouble while I am here. Provides me full days and allows me to go out and work with all the coaliton countries supporting the mentor/ advisor mission.
Myself and the major went to go see the Danish and British at Camp Tombstone for mission stuff and the Danish unit happened to be celebrating Festelavn; it is like our halloween but with wood piniata’s. Pretty cool event and different since we are in a war zone…….but you have to be able to enjoy the little things in life while here or it will be a long tour.
Bottom line, they are a great group of people and excellent partners in our mission here.
you cant forget about the unsung heros of these wars…..the military working dogs. They are force mulitpliers on the ground here. I had the opportunity to meet one fine British MWD named Marcus.
Marcus is an explosive MWD and has been very busy. He is a bottle of energy and wants to work. He will be doing one last tour and then will retire where one of his old handlers will adopt him and will keep him throughout his retirement years……Marcus is 8 years old! What a fine dog…..
Time to get going…….
and continue our mission……..
Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.