Hey everybody! Sorry for no pictures on this one. My laptop battery crapped out and I have to get a new one. Until then, I'm using the MWR computers on post. As you can tell by the title, I have arrived in the 'stan. I've been here for a couple of days now and the main thing I can tell you now is that the only that separates the 'stan from hell is a screen door...and somebody left it open. It is incredibly hot here. Yesterday was around 110. And this is the dustiest place I've ever seen. Rocks and dust as far as the eye can see.
They still don't know what they're going to do with me. I may move down south and work with the Afghani National Police or they may send one of the more experienced LTs and let me take over his platoon and do force security work here. It's 50/50 right now. I've gone on 2 combat patrols outside the wire so far and they were pretty uneventful...thank goodness. It's not so bad here.
Well, it's lunch time here...let's see that makes it 3:30 in the morning there. Hope you all have a good night's sleep. As soon as I know what they're going to do with me, I'll get an address and send it to you all. Until then, I just want you all to know that I'm safe and everything is going pretty good.
Love you all.....