Saturday, July 30, 2011

Update from New Mexico

I apologize for the lack of an update, but this has been the first real down day that I have had and also had internet to use.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Almost Time

In more or less than a week I will be flying out to my MOB station for my final training before my deployment. To all of my family that I will not be getting to see, goodbye, and I hope to be seeing you sometime after my return. I will miss all of my friends and family that I must leave behind as my duty doth demand of me.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Art of War

I was in Iraq when I first read The Art of War and I immediately loved the book for its many insights into military tactics and strategies. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the advice given in that book still applies today – even in the unconventional operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. I saw how the terrorists used tactics that were almost straight from the ancient book with their ambush styles and setting of IED's [1]; I believe this helped discern where trouble may be when I was out and about.