I have been in country for 11 months and 12 days. I'm not going to lie, Coming into this deployment and it being my first I was extremely nervous as to whether or not I would be coming home to my family or not. After arriving in Afghanistan you quickly realize that your stuck and have no other option but to adjust your way of life and to stay in "soldier" mode for the remaining time of being in country. After a few weeks of being over here time began to pick up and mission seemed to never slow down. No I'm not an infantryman but if you ask us, Driving the trucks we drive outside the wire is just as dangerous if not more so then what the rangers or special forces do. It was interesting seeing a completely different culture and how they live their lives on a day to day basis. Many Americans will hear the word "Muslim" and immediately judge them as a terrorist but after seeing these people face to face on their own territory you soon come to realize their just ordinary people that are trying to support their family much like us. This deployment has truly changed my life mentally and physically. I will no longer go day by day wishing I had more or complaining about all the small things that just don't matter. I've come to the end of the deployment and I am truly proud to be an American soldier and look forward to push through to my 20 year mark and serve HER proudly.
There will be more to follow on this blog. It is my first so I didn't really know what to write about. Depending on your guys suggestions and comments will help me decide whether or not to keep writing. Thanks for viewing.