Tag Archive | Afghanistan

Is There Hope Left in Afghanistan?

Is There Hope Left in Afghanistan?

I’m sitting here in southern Alabama in my travel trailer as Tropical Storm Fred makes its way from the Gulf Coast north through Alabama. Living in a lightweight trailer, there’s a lot of uncertainty as the rains and winds increase, challenging gravity’s hold on my shelter. While I sit wondering about my future, whether my […]

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

Thanksgiving in Afghanistan

As this Thanksgiving day draws to a close in the United States, I am reminded about the nearly 200,000 Service members who are deployed in support of Combatant Commands this Thanksgiving. It’s never easy being away from home and family, but it is especially hard during holidays. The United States does their best to help […]

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2001 began like any other day for me. It was a Tuesday, so I was meeting with men from the church for breakfast at the Corner Cafe just a few miles down State Highway 96 from my church in Clifton Springs, New York. The breakfast for us was uneventful.  As I recall, there were just […]

Humanitarian Assistance Mission to Jangadam Afghanistan

Humanitarian Assistance Mission to Jangadam Afghanistan

It was an international activity as we convoyed about thirty minutes “outside the wire” to a nearby village in Afghanistan in December 2006. Our team was made up of Soldiers from my unit, the 25th Signal Battalion, as well as Soldiers from Base Operations (BASOPS) on Bagram Airbase. We were accompanied by 2 Polish gunners and met up with Soldiers from […]