Troops are Away, but Never Forgotten

Posted May 22nd, 2009 by SgtStryker

Okay, I’ve “beamed” some new Star Trek videos on the site. (See below.) Keep the comments coming.

I went and saw the movie last week. I liked it! The “military” or federation in the movie was kind of fascinating to me. What did you think? Leave a comment and share with the world what you thought.

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s still a lot going on with the US military all over the world. Billy Blanks, who created the Tae Bo sensation, stopped in Iraq to visit the troops and try to help with morale. It was a big hit. It’s nice when people who aren’t in the military and don’t have to be there travel to where the troops are to make sure they know they’re gone but not forgotten. There are a lot who do, but I say there could always be more.

Things aren’t easy sometimes when you find yourself in a foreign land, surrounded by strange cultures and people who want to kill you. There are a lot of people who are working with the US troops a lot more now, but there are still bad guys around certain corners. They’re being rooted out, though, before any more civilians on either side are hurt. That’s the goal, the mission. Supporting the troops helps make sure they’re successful. And you don’t have to be someone like Billy Blanks to support the troops. Everyday citizens can do a lot too. Want to know what you can do? Leave a comment and ask.

Sgt. Stryker out.
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1st Infantry Division Cavalry Scouts Search Unexplored Terrain

A Soldier with C. Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, scans the surrounding area as night begins to fall during a mountain patrol in the Kunar province of northeastern Afghanistan April 10. The patrol to search for caves and enemy passages was a joint effort with Afghan national army soldiers and was the first done in that region in more than two years.

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Army Staff Sgt. Eric Winn and Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Carswell from C. Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, scan a mountain slope with their weapons before their troop departs on a patrol in Kunar province April 10. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Hopkins

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Soldiers with C. Troop, 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Afghan national army soldiers, cross a foot bridge over the Kunar River during a patrol April 10. Photo by Staff Sgt. David Hopkins

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USS Gettysburg Activity

The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg, left, conducts an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl. Gettysburg is the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations throughout the Combined Maritime Forces area of responsibility. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Diendorf

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Outside With Villagers

An Afghan boy stands amongst other villagers in Morghan Kecha, Afghanistan, on May 14, 2009. Photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

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Talking With Villagers

An Afghan man looks into the camera in Morghan Kecha, Afghanistan, on May 14, 2009. Photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abimilach Wenthold, 451st Air Expeditionary Group Tactical Security Element, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, follows an Afghan teenager through the village of Morghan Kecha, Afghanistan, May 14, 2009, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.

One Response to “Troops are Away, but Never Forgotten”

  1. SaraSLC

    Keep writing!

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