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The Wann

TheWann formely known as the Airman in Iraq blog, since I am no longer in Iraq I decided to make this still for family and friends, with a wider stretch of thoughts for anyone else. 

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

11:32 AM - Newsweek!!


Well good morrow! Sorry its been awhile since I have updated this thing, I just kept putting it off for whatever reason. Well as you can see from the picture on the left here Public Affairs contacted us saying that Newsweek wanted to do an article on Global Ministry w/ chaplains in the combat area. I didn't get interviewed but either way this is pretty cool huh? Check it out. Anyway Checked out the pool the other day, very nice I must say...but as expected the girls must wear a one piece no lovely 2 pieces :-( but what can ya do ya know? LOL Been going around with a couple of the chaplains meeting people and all of that good stuff. 2 Airmen asked me how they could cross train into this field... so I told them how great it is and all that stuff that they wanted to hear. Told them the proccess. Lets see what else... had a dorm room inspection, I passsed but she said my area was fair! FAIR??? I don't have anything there!! pillow blanket (made) and freaking shoes in a row under the bed! Thats it! clothing is in the locker locked up There is nothing else there! I would like to check out this First Shirts room... give her a fair! LOL Ya ok I think she was just trying to play all hardcore and stuff but whateva, I have seen it all before lets look tough and see what this little E-4 does, good stuff. hmmm...Did the holiday greeting it will be in Kansas City sometime so if you know the mom and the dad and you are in that area ask 'em and they will tell you when it will be aired, ---mom and dad, they will call you with that info.
I found the "Black Market" on base, its a place where you can buy these terrible quality movies for about 5 bucks but there is usually 3 movies on the disc so thats cool been buying a couple of those. Just watched "Ill Fated" a little B-side, sundance movie from them... I liked it. Weird but sundance movies are always weird. I'll try to keep this ball moving sorry for the delay in posts, I just put it to the side sometimes.
Much love to all and by the way for anyone that did read this far that pic is a fake pretty cool though huh? LOL

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

10:40 AM - Fun times...


Well...much fun in the last couple of days. Sunday was Sunday of course, I set up two of the Masses and after the second one we were invited to come chill with some of the Army folks in the back. This specific group are from some islands (I can't say what group or what islands though...secret blah blah blah) but they had a pig roast! Boy oh boy can these guys cook!! They don't even go to the DFACs (Chow Halls) They cook there own food because it tastes better. If they do go to the DFAC they bring it back and spice it up with their own spices. So they got this 195 lbs pig. cooked it for about 15 hours or so made this awesome sauce to go with it...I am going to get the recipe and share...maybe you will need a Top Secret though :-) But when I was there it was so fun, like you weren't even in the war zone! All of them related in one way or another. I think there were 5 sets of brothers many cousins, nephews, uncles, no son and father though...that would have been pretty cool I think. I got some pics of it and will hopefully get them soon and post it. Well after eating two piling plates of pork and rice (lots of pork) the Father and I went to the Air Forces Birthday party. I am the youngest in the chapel and he is the oldest so we were selected. It was alright, nothing too special really, but I couldn't stand the site of meat! Turned my tummy all crazy like! Way too much grease and fat with all that pork I had. Oh yeah I even ate some of the skin...didn't think it would taste good I mean hell its skin, but man that had a lovely little crisp to it! Anyway the B-day party was whatever I guess...
Hmm... yesterday was my day off. Played Texas Hold 'em again. made to the final 6 people out of 32 not too bad really. but my chip count wasn't near high enough and the blinds were 30/60 I only had a few hundred left. They had several hundred if not 1-2 grand so I went all in blind got 6-7 suited everyone folded but another guy he jsut didn't want to give me the money like that so we fliped he had 6-Q off suited and the community cards didn't do a thing for us so he won Q high!!!!!!!! oh well it would have only lasted another hand or two. If you win you get a 25$ gift certificate at the local PX (military wal-mart). My E-5, not my supervisor decided to move my desk while I was off and switch my desk with his. I thought that was very nice of him to do on my day off, and not ask or anything like that. Whatever if thats the wrost thing to happen while I am here then I had a good deployment! Just rude thats all. Well here is the pic to go with the one below... I just hope I get the ones of the pig roast soon.
Till next time...LATE

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

3:42 PM - The Predator


Well hello once again from the land of the sand! Today was pretty cool we went to the Predator squadron again, something we will do once a week, and I got my picture taken with this bad boy as you can tell. While there we watch some killer video feed made by the Predator and watch two A1Cs work the Predator. They do work alot and their hours aren't that great and we really can't talk to them when they are doing all of this they need to consintrate on what they are doing. I was talking to the Major in charge of it all and funny enough even with all of his pilot experience he says flying that thing is just one of the hardest thins he has done, BUT for these younger pilots and for that matter these Airmen around my age its really second nature. Instead of push/pull a button/lever kinda thing its more of a type on the keyboard and play a VERY REAL video game. Its just our generation I guess. But this is the future and I only wish I could tell you what this beast is made of. I am thinking about cross-training into something else and I just don't know what yet, I love computers and I don't really want to work with the troubleshooter guys maybe something like that would be good? I'll talk to them a bit more about there actual AFSC and what all it entails.
Yesterday another AF chaplain assistant came over from the other side of the base (the Army side) telling us how they really have nothing! They aren't getting the support that they need for a bunch of BS reasons I am really not going to get into on this but I told him that I would pass it on to you all. If anyone has ANY christmas stuff (lights, miniture trees...etc etc) that they would really like to pass on to us over here that would be great! Also as bad as our collection of books is... atleast we have some, over there they have Bibles and thats it. So any books would also be nice for them. But all the other stuff would still be great for both of us (calling cards, gift certificates to hand out to the troops, etc) if you have a preference let us know in the care package and we will give it to those you prefer. Again the mailing address is:

SrA Lowell Wann
332 AEW/HC
APO AE 09315-9997

But thanks ahead of time for anything sent. I hope you all enjoyed the pic I have another one I will upload tomorrow its of the same thing but a close up of me rather than of the entire UAV. Much love to all!
LATE

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

11:15 AM - Running out of clever titles....


Hmmm... today wasn't much but I did have that DV luncheon which was pretty good I think. It was with Lt. Gen. Buchanan. There were 3 tables with about 15-20 people per table. He sat across from me and one seat to my left. So he was pretty close which was pretty cool I thought. After talking and eating a little bit about this and that nothing really too big and bad just where I was from and all of that he got up gave his little speech about how great we are and important we are, which we are but its always something you expect them to say. He opened it up to questions and I was the only Airman (E-4 and below) to ask a question next was an E-5 and everyone else was a First Shirt (E-7 and above) I'll tell you my question but I don't know how many people out there will understand what I am talking about...
I asked since our annual clothing allowance only pays for two PT uniforms and we are required to have 4 sets while in the AOR (Area of responsibility) and the uniforms get very worn out while we are here because they are substituted over civies are there any plans for reimburstment or are we out of pocket...and as a follow up I suggested that we get rid of the clothing allowance all together and just issue all uniforms including the PT gear on a trade by trade basis. This would save the AF money by not giving the clothing allowance out to everyone that doesn't actually buy new uniforms every year and would help out the airmen (all ranks) by us actually getting the uniforms when we need them instead of going out of pocket and getting reimburst months later on our birth month.
-- As half expected I saw people roll their eyes but I honestly don't care I think its a good move in every aspect and would love someone tell me its not and why its not.
-- But his response...in a nutshell was that no there wasn't a plan for remurstment at this moment, it has been talked about but thats really about it :-( He also added that he liked the idea and suggested that the Command Chief here bring it up at the next Chiefs meeting. I plan on meeting him on one of our "Chapel Visitations" and explain it in further detail since I really didn't want to explain it up there in great detail. But that could have easily been a "blow this airman off and make him feel important" stratagy. I don't know, either way it was fun.
Thats really about it at the moment. Here is a Pic of me just a few moments ago, I just got out of the gym about an hour or so ago.
Oh I think I am going to start keeping a log of all the famous questions that a Chaplain Assistant gets asked. You wait and watch one of them will be over 50 by the time I leave! Here are the numbers so far...I am serious I get this all the time!!

--Is that a real job? 3
--Soo... are you like in training to be a chaplain? 2
--Oh you are like the body guard for the Chaplain right? 5
--Wow, how did you get that job? 3
--Thats gotta be easy, huh? 3
I think those are the big ones, oh and in order from top to last the answers are:
yes,
no,
kinda but no, not really but I just say yes because its too complacated to explain
Cause I am that freaking cool, aight
really depends on your defination of easy huh? Perception is everything!

Well everyone out there in Cyber Space have a great morning/day/afternoon/evening/night...PEACE

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

11:17 PM - Tuskegee Airmen



Ok now I think this picture just sux, the sun was right in my face and I was squinting all crazy like! But oh well its with out the hat and some of you expressed interest in seeing my face better. Our chapel here is the Tuskegee Chapel and if you don't know about the Tuskegee Airmen you should read up on it, its a big milestone in US history!!

At the moment I am listening to some good 'ol Dave Matthew, what a way to kill a eventuful/fun day. Well got up early ate some breakfast with the chap, light breakfast really. Had some fruit that I threw out since it wasn't rip at all! cereal, warmish milk, and some juice. Trying to eat a bit lighter and better want to get back hella healthier than when I came here. Well after that went to some meeting and almost feel asleep with all these seniors/chiefs and Lt.Cols and Cols. Man that was a terrible meeting I had no clue what it was about but they like to have a chaplain there and he wanted to bring me...that will be the last time LOL! We visited the North side maintance people, saw the predator. Check out this article on the machine and its work over here. That is one killer machine and it has so much potential for the future of air combat and spy war-fare!! Watch it terrorist punks! While we were out got a call to visit someone at one of the fire stations. So we went and he did his chaplain thing with this guy (they are also counselors) and I chilled out with some army guys and made fun of the horrible job the Army football team was doing on the T.V. Man did they get smashed apart! Do those guys ever win? Not like the Air Force has much room to talk either, man our team sux too. The Navy is alright they have a killer half time show with the marines doing all sorts of weird stuff in this formation! Then we went to the hospital to visit someone that had surgery earler this week. She is doing good and will be leaving soon, not because of the surgery though. She is just at the end of her tour. ummm... set up Mass and ate some Subway. That will be the last time! the bread sux, the chicken terriyaki isn't terriyaki sauce! It looks like soy sauce. I will just stand in line at the chow hall for some of the cold sandwiches, now thats fine eating! Really that was my day. Oh how the crap could I forget! My first shirt a SMSgt (E-8) picked me to be part of a DV luncheon comine up this week!! I get to be the airman from my squadron. they also pick one NCO and SNCO. So that is just AWESOME! But I will leet you go for now, LATE

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Monday, September 12, 2005

10:22 PM - First day off


Well today was my first day off, YIPPIE!! I didn't do everything I wanted to unforuntaly. I slept in 'till 1000. That was nice! Played at a Texas Hold 'em tourney. Lost! First one out at my table! Its ok I played good though. I got busted on two bluffs almost out bluffed them both times and then I went all in with 3 Jacks! Me and one other player and this cat had a full house!! 2 jacks and 3 10s!!!! Boy was I pissed. but thats alright I will get him next week LOL. Then I went to the gym for a bit and watched Phone Booth with my supervisor. Killer movie!!! soon after that went with all the enlisted to watch Black Water at the main theater, that movie sucked and isn't even worth watching on Fox in another 5 years! But that was today.
Oh and yesterday I broke my PSP (Play Station Portable)!!! Thats something someone can send in a care package :-) Only kidding cost too much. Its pretty bad when 90 degrees seems too cold to wear shorts! In AK ppl freak out over 80 degrees LOL. We used to drive around in 80 degree weather just so we could have AC on. But with gas prices now a days I doubt many people are doing that. Speaking of the terrible gas prices I was planning on having a road trip on my way to the next base after I left AK in the June time frame but if they stay this high I don't know what we are going to do. But we are still going to put the money to the side and see what happens. We may rent an RV instead of buying one that we can trash. We will have to take better care of it but that may even be outta the question if its 3 bucks a gallon. And hey if you are wanting to be a part of the road trip email me and I will give you more info we are looking for about 5-6 all together so about another 2-3 people would be keen.
The pic on the side is of me the night before I took off. It was liek 3-4 AM after hanging with the crew. If the send me a group foto which I am sure we have, I will post it if they wanted me to. But as you can tell I was a bit tired and I will post another pic of me so everyone can see my killer smile killer smile and killer eyes LOL. Thanks mom and the person in secret who liked them, LOL. Well going out to do some more visiting tomorrow, should be fun! Hopefull y we will see the Predator! That would be just too awesome!! Oh on Sunday went visiting with one of the chaplains and we went to one of the hangers and you could actually see the hole where we droped bombs inside. I would have hated to be inside at that moment! But it is patched now. Just thought I would say that before I signed off. And one last thing before I take off, if anyone wants to send and Kansas City Chiefs stuff since I am missing most of their games here that would rock!! Flags, blankets, games, whatever...just some food for thought LOL.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

7:38 PM - Forgiveness....


So today is Sunday and we had our services we went to of course. I help the Catholic Priest out even though I am not Catholic. I enjoy it because of the places and the ministry done seems greater. At least to me that is. Well today he spoke of forgiveness, and let me tell ya that speaks to me crazy mad like ya know? He was mainly speaking on 9-11 and forgiving all of that, not forgetting but forgiving. It was a darn good message! I thought I would go on a tangent and use a mix of his thoughts, my thoughts and some of the more in depth stuff I will talk about here is actually from a little book I picked up called "When Forgiveness seems impossible".
You forgive when you have been hurt. I know from my past it’s something surreal. Like it really isn't happening, some sort of real bad practical joke! You feel hurt, betrayed and then you are just over combed by anger. The pain is like you had been stabbed. You start to get that whole vengefulness side coming out. A person you trusted has stabbed you in the back and all that consumes you is that revenge! Of course forgiveness is the last thing you are thinking about.
Well what the crap is forgiveness? Forgetting? No more pain/anger? Let bygones be bygones? Letting 'em off the hook? Unfairness? Injustice? Many believe that forgiveness requires us to unconditionally release others from past wrongs. Others have the "I forgive you for my own sake" mentality and let me tell you I have had a ton of people tell me that. "Just let it go" they say. The prob with that attitude is it advocates forgiveness as a means of releasing ourselves from the cancer of bitterness and the fire of anger in many different ways, forgiveness is therefore seen as an unconditional offering of pardon that says, "No matter what you have done to me, I forgive you."
Think of a wife offering forgiveness to an unrepentant alcoholic husband who has privately beaten her and publicly humiliated her with his sexual affairs. Is such forgiveness the kind of love her husband needs? Is it in his best interest for her to release him from accountability for shameless violations of their marital vows? Well...what does Christ like love require? Sometimes love requires us to say, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do" - Luke 23-34. Sometimes its an again and a again kinda thing - Matthew 18:21-22.
The Greek word often translated "forgiveness" was used to indicate release from an office, marriage, obligation, debt, or punishment. In biblical terms forgiveness is "the loving, voluntary cancellation of a debt". In Luke Jesus talks about this "forgiving" of a debt where two guys owe this other guy money one of 'em owed a lot more than the other but this guy forgave both their debts and Jesus asks who will love the forgiver more? Simon says "..the one whom he forgave more." and Jesus said you are correct (basically me condensing it of course) So the more we are aware of how much we have been forgiven the more love we have for those who have forgiven us... right? Well what if they never become aware? I just don't know, that was something I wanted to throw in there.
But basically to hopefully sum all this up and hopefully you are still reading all of this...
To offended the cost of forgiveness is to relinquish the demand to seek revenge now, canceling the debt owed, and seeking the restoration of the repentant person.
The offender the cost of forgiveness is humble confession and repentance, refusal to hide what one did, taking ownership for what was done, accepting full responsibility for one's actions and the consequences of those actions, making restitution where possible, refusal to make excuses, and brokenness that plead for mercy and receives, grace with gratefulness.
That’s how the book put it and I loved the way it worded it so I threw it in. A verse to go with this that I just loved Gen. 50:20 "You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good" I just hate waiting that’s all LOL.
For a last word:
Imagine that you are given the choice to:
(A) torment for all eternity those who harmed you the most(the one that sexually abused you, and unfaithful spouse, the date rapist, drunk driver that killed your child, your abusive parent), or (B) see them brought to brokenness and to their knees before the God who has been so kind to you and I. The answer you choose will expose the direction of your heart, and sometimes its a hard decision although its not supposed to be. The obvious answer is just too obvious sometimes. "Let 'em burn!!" or not....

I mainly wrote this to preach to myself since the Chaplain went off on his little thing about forgiveness I decided to go off on my tangent. It helps me to stop and reflect for a second. There are times I hate what I just wrote, but I need it more and more sometimes and posting it on this will help me by getting it off my chest in a good way and possibly making others keep me in check when I get pissed off and let my mind wonder into the past... sorry it was so long but I will have other good stuff here tomorrow. Ya know, what’s been going on here and all of that rather than another novella.

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

5:17 PM - My Chaplain and I (Care Packages)


Here is a pic of Ch McDaniel and I right in front of our chapel entrance. Hand to Hand Combat... What a way to put it, I love it! We work with the Maintance and Ops side of the base really. The two together is alot of people and ground to cover! Today we went to the tower which was alot of fun. From up there we could see where some of the older attacks had landed, where we dropped some of the bombs on our way in here. Very cool! Yesterday was a nice cool day, I think it was around 104 or so... Nice drop in the weather :-)
Thanks everyone that has left comments on here I think its great because then everyone that leaves one can read others and so on and so on.
I was talking to some of the chaplains about care packages. We have tooth brushes, tooth paste, shampoo, razors and all of that stuff. At this moment the only thing we can think of would be calling cards. I don't think we can have too many calling cards! ummm...non-melting candy (bottle caps are my favorite!!!), disposable cameras maybe they are kinda cheap and not everyone brought a camera here. I know the chapel would like some more books that people can check out from our little book check-out section. We have the entire Left Behind Series so we really don't need those :-) Any book from and about any religion is good it doesn't have to be about a christian sect. Anything to spruce up the rooms. Gift certificates to Subway, Pizza Hut, Burger King if you have access to an AAFES a gift Certifacte from there would be good also.
So I think the best things really would be the calling cards and the Gift Certifactes.
Thanks for the interest. Tomorrow I am going to go to the Ammo Dump which will be alot of fun I think. I will see what kinda pics I can take tomorrow and upload them... so 'till next time.

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Friday, September 09, 2005

6:00 PM - Around the World


Wow I just looked at my stats to see where the people are that are looking at my Blog, and I am surprised! We have people from Canada, Hawaii and a few other places in the states!! Thanks for checking this out I hope you enjoy reading it all. Of course we have people from Alaska checking this out since that is where I was stationed before I came here. Great place everyone should spend one week up there in the summer time some time in their life!! But jsut wanted to drop a little hello and a thank you for looking at the Blog, enjoy!

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4:04 AM - Pictures!

So on the way here something happened to my digital camera! It won't even turn on, so I finally went and got a digital camera at the BX/PX. I think I got ripped off I could have found a better camera for the same price back home but then again look where I am at. So finally I will do a little picture for the day kinda thing.
So yesterday I met Vince Vaughn and got his sig and asked the person behind me if they could take a picture with their camera and just email it to me. They said they would and now I am just waiting for them to do that I will post it once I get it. I hope it turned out alright....ummm what else? The culture difference I think I am finally getting used to here, everything in Arabic from the soda pop to something written on all of the walls. We have sooo many people from all over the world working here either international military or people cooking our food at the chow halls and doing the laundry. It makes me feel weird having people cooking and doing my laundry no matter how nice it is to have it done for us and making it one less thing to worry about. The only thing I can think of by letting the Iraqi people do all of that for us is that it helps to jump start their economy. More people employed, more people getting paid, more people spending money sounds like something you would hear in econ101.
Visited with some of the troops that do the convys. They really have it hard! They see some not so fun stuff. But what can you do? There are people here that want us dead and there are people here that would die to keep us here. We have a thing called the Patriot Detail that I am planning to volunteer for. Basically its for our fallen men and women, we stand in formation and they carry the caskets onto a C-130 a moving ceremony from what I undestand. NO PICTURES though, but how could you argue with that? Planning on going to the hospital sometime in the near future to see how everyone there is doing.
Oh and I have only had 2 packs of smokes since I have been here!! For those that don't know my smoking habits, that is good! I could kill a pack to a pack and a half in one day.
And thank you Katt for making a comment down below just noticed it :-( sorry. But I promise to post as often as I can while I am here.

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

4:04 AM - Physical Address

Here is my address if anyone wants to send any care packages. It takes about 3-4 weeks on average to get here so don't send anything much pass Dec 1st or so. I do work at the chapel and with Thanksgiving and Christmas on my rotation if you would like to send things out that we can give to other troops or for just about anything we can make it happen just email me or let us know in the care package.
Oh yeah *wink wink* *nudge nudge* my birthday is on Nov 26 :-)
but here is the address

SrA Wann
332 AEW/HC
APO AE 09315-9997

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

11:27 PM - Vince Vaughn


Well the USO is setting up times for everyone to meet Vince Vaughn from the wedding crashers today. Although I love this guy in one of the best films ever created, Swingers! I am going to head out and see if I can get his sig on my underwear. Then I will hang it up in the office and see what the chaplains say LOL. No really I have a poster thing I will see if he we sign. I have finally gotten around to do the calling people thing again, sometimes you are just too tired or working a bit much, sorry for those that I still haven't called. Called the mom, we went over our time limit but not by enough to get in trouble I think. That was fun and I know she never wants to get off of the phone, but don't worry be happy :-) Called the good 'ol roommates shortly there after. Good people ya know, hard to find good people it seems like these days :-(
Some times history gets brushed aside sadly. One of my chaplains and I were talking yesterday about 9-11, he is wanting to do some sort of memorial this weekend for 9-11. Another one of the chaplians was talking about how the Chaplain Service is shying away from any and all of that. I think its a sad day when we begin to forget things that really changed the course of history. We would never forget the Civil War or either of the World Wars. We have holidays for Martin Luther King, Memorial day, Labor day and of course the 4th of July, and we have people that are wanting to forget about 9-11 because of the amount of people that are still hurting from it. Weather you believe we are in Iraq for oil or to stop terrorism you should NEVER forget 9-11! The chaplain brought up a good point though we do not have a special day for Pearl Harbor and why not, really!!??
Well tomorrow I should go out and some visiting with my chaplain to see some of the troops. I will post how all of that goes, should be interesting and well... I don't we will see, huh?
'Till next time
"Eat a peach a day for peace, I eat two" Allman Brothers

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

11:16 AM -


Here is a little article in Stars and Strips military newspaper that may help explain why I can't really just blert out all the things that are happening... really not alot of things which is good but none the less. Oh and hey look at it this way as long as I am posting I am obviously OK (That is more for the worried out there :-] )
http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?article=31373&section=104

For those of you that don't know what it is I really do in the military I am a Chaplain Assistant and yes that is a real AFSC (5R0x1) Well I had my first Sunday today and went smooth. Its real nice having the Army here mainly because we have about 28 services through out the week not including all of the daily masses. On Sunday we work 4 of them and 2 of those are Catholic Mass. But also keep in mind that we do have several other faith groups we are supporting that really don't need or don't want the help of the Chaplain Assistants. After setting up Mass went and talked to some of the troops around the base with the Father who is one heck of a guy I think. We did that for about 2 1/2 hours. Met this one Infantry guy who has been here for over 2 years and wants to stay longer. Actually have met a good number of people like this. The few that I have met that don't want to be here are mainly not upset over being in Iraq with the war or any of that stuff, they just hate who they work for, their new team over here, or are just upset on the timing that they had to come over. Pregnet wife, family in the hospital and more recently Hurricane Katrina but as everyone knows the Air Force treats their people the best because of Katrina there are Airmen going home. I haven't meet any of them yet though. Over all though even the Army guys/gals that have been here alot longer than I or the previous cycle of people are not that pissed about being here as I see time after time on the news. You do have the few that join only for the free college but ask anyone here and they will tell you pretty much the same as I feel. I also joined for the killer college bennies but its not free college there is a certain level of commitment that a person must make in order to get these bennies. So either the Communist News Network (CNN) has it all screwed up or these people exist and if you do then all I can say is shut up and suck it up. ITS NOT FREE!!
Oh here is one more little funny article I ran across earlier today. But hope all is well and hey crazy fools don't forget you can make comments on this thing just click on the link that says "No comment" then click "add a comment" and then well... make one. I want to know who is really looking at this thing.
Late

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Friday, September 02, 2005

3:49 AM - Arrived

Hey ya, hey ya from the land of the sand that is slowly turning into glass! Well just arrived some hours ago. Heck of a plane trip thats for sure. Had a lay over for a day and flew close to 20 hours or so. But finally here! Its hot, its really something else don't know how to explain it really just different, not bad...yet but interesting. We have an awesome DFAC (chow hall) here we have, 2 movie theaters, a bazzar crap man even a miniture golf place! But there is alot or work going on here also. this place is BUSY 24/7 I have only been here for a bit and non-stop action people going around and doing something all the time.
The dorm is aight. Big enough and its real nice I don't have to go outside to go to the restroom. But we also have a few roommates unlike the trailers. But I think I like it this way better to be honest. I can't access the picture site that I have at the botom of this Blog here but I can at the community center, I will see what I can do about the pics since that place is pack all the time.
At the moment I can't think of anything to add into a care package but if I do I will post it here. but if you need the address you will have to email me and tell me how I know you.
'Till next time.....
Late

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