Archive for the 'Missives' Category

A Haiku

Monday, January 17th, 2011

In honor of my return to OEF (and just a little tongue-in-cheek): Smell the burning trash Taste the dusty southwest winds Ah, Afghanistan

And Now a for Something Completely Different…

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

…a post! Recently logged in and had to delete a boat load of comments that all appered to be spam.  If you’ve made a real live comment recently, and it doesn’t appear, you have my apologies, I probably deleted it.  Post it again and hopefully, now that I’m trying to log in a bit more […]

Hvratska je lijepa zemlja!

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Can I just say I love my job?  How can you not love a job where you routinely get to travel to such awesome places as Zagreb, Croatia?  This city is so cool, I’m not really sure how to describe it.  Everything is so laid back, you can walk everywhere (I’ve only been in a […]

Surviving An Alien Attack

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

From the hilarous folks at How It Should Have Ended:

Getting Better…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

So this time it hasn’t taken me quite soooo long to post after returning from a deployment, that’s probably a good thing.  Needless to say I made it back safe and sound, was quickly distracted by shiny holidays and family members and then got sucked into work. I’m hoping that unlike last time I can keep […]


Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Back at MCHENRY for a brief spell and some show called Beauty and the Geek was on AFN (Armed Forces Network) in the EOD command hooch.  Now, I don’t really care for “reality shows” of any variety, but we have a pretty limited selection of channels, so take that into account…for whatever reason a couple of early […]

Milbloggers and the Lonely War

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I was getting up to date on current events before I head back down to MCHENRY when I came across an article about an interesting concept: a “cold civil war” in America. The article is pretty good in my opinion, this quote in particular struck me: “The domestic political debate has nothing to do with […]

REDROCKET Rides Again!

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Soooo…looks like I’ll be headed back down to FOB MCHENRY in the not too distant future to finish up my tour of fabulous, fun filled Iraq. Can’t say I’m looking foreward to it after living the good life up here at WARRIOR/Kirkuk, but I’ll try to make the best of it. And at least it’s […]

The Future is Now

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

So I finally got a down day and after doing some housekeeping and other things I decided to check out what’s new on the Interwebs. On a whim (and because I’m an incurable sci-fi nerd) I did a search for Powered Armor and came across something called the HAL 5 Type-B (made by a company […]

Rock on Iraq!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Even in the midst of a war there’s time for some fun. Courtesy my friend the Gleeful One I have discovered my Rockstar Name:  I wonder if they’ll let me change my callsign to “ACE”?