I am at about a 5,000 foot elevation with a fantastic view of the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan. It has been one month since I left Orange County for a tour of duty with the Army, and I look forward to accomplishing the mission here and getting back to work at home soon.
In the short time that I have been here, I have already seen the mission of my Task Force begin to change, as we rapidly transition authority to the Afghan government in almost every aspect. It is most definitely an interesting experience, to say the least.
There are gains being made each day as Coalition Forces take more enemies off the battlefield, and I am privileged to be able to see first-hand the many aspects of the mission here and the positive developments made possible by the efforts of our soldiers and allies.
Everyone back home has been so kind with their words of support, and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have sent me so many well wishes.
I will keep you updated from time to time with notes and photos from over here. I also welcome you to follow me on Facebook for the most real-time updates by clicking here.
Take care, and I look forward to seeing you soon!
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