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| November 24th, 2011 | 11 Comments »
Back through the doorway into Afghanistan (photo courtesy Rebecca Zimmerman)

Share For those of you who have read my writings before, it’s good to write for you again.  For those of you who haven’t, thanks for stopping by.  In the next few days I will begin my journey back to Afghanistan for the third time.  This is my first time deploying as part of a brigade-sized unit.  A brigade from my home state of Ohio, the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), is in the process of deploying to northern Afghanistan after training for several months at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.  How I came to be with them, to volunteer again, is a longer story.   The train-up period seemed to drag on forever, with a certain degree of fatigue having set in before the actual deployment begins. My uniforms, weapon and equipment surround me here in my billet.  Some of my gear is already in Afghanistan waiting for me.  Myself and

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