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What Does A Soldier Do? According to this crazy poster I saw on Facebook, there are some commonly held beliefs about what a Soldier does. Let me just say that as The Mom, I think Soldiers do all these things, and then some. What my FRIENDS think I do. Well, I know The Boy has [...]
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Apparently we resort to desperate measures when our phone back decides to disintegrate …
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This is an email forward that I just had to post – so many excellent points that get lost in the shuffle of everyday life. It was very thought provoking, made me laugh,  and there were several points that hit me hard. I can only hope that perhaps the knowing and the doing will line [...]
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Some Basic Military Terms & Acronyms As provided by Alison Lighthall, PESI Training, March 2008 ACU: All Climate Uniform (digital combat and work uniform)   (a.k.a. Army Combat Uniform) AO: Area of Operation AOC: Area of Concentration (professional job description) APFT: Army Physical Fitness Test (mandatory level of fitness to remain in the service)   [...]
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A LONG, Life-Changing, Successful, Mind Numbing 4 Years Have Gone By … Already April 2. 2012:  The Boy's 4 year Anniversary as A Soldier. It's been a long and life changing 4 years – Would NOT want to change it, but sure as hell do NOT want to go through those 4 years again; once [...]
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 & I repeat … I am still in shock that this is even our life. Following is the Diary entry for March 14, 2012, a very scary period of time that I was blissfully unaware of . . . for awhile. Although it's weird to not know what's going on over there in Afghanistan, I [...]
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Leo Tolstoy said “Music is the Shorthand of Emotion.” Music Can Be An Acquired Taste, Music Communicates That Which is Hard to Speak Of, Music Connects, Music Transcends Generations, Music Creates and Awakens Memories, Music is the Shorthand of Emotion.
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Entry Date: 03 07 2009   Post Date: 02 26 2012 So it’s March, 2009. The Boy is preparing to deploy to Iraq.  March 12 is D Day.   Intense    Emotional    Uncertain Anxious     Surreal Inconceivable   The Boy is vacillating between “Bring it on – let’s do this thing” and “OMG, what the hell was [...]
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