Tuesday, May 15, 2007

News from the Field

Dear Family & Friends,

First of all, Nikki and I are happy to announce a new addition to the
Schwartz family: Sophia Elizabeth was born on 10 May at 1h09 PM EDT. She has apparently inherited her Dad's size because she came in at 9 lbs and 22 inches. Both Mom and daughter are doing great! I am anxiously looking forward to meeting her when I come home on leave in August. I got to hear her a little bit and she got to hear me as well, when I called home yesterday.

Things remain busy here. Our ANA brigade continues its movement to the Eastern Zone, with the last elements moving down tomorrow. Everyone who is down there is doing great, even though temperatures have reached 108 degrees F already. The 80's in Kabul seem very comfortable by comparison.

Those guys from our team who are going to the Police Mentoring mission are still waiting on assignments and instructions. The French ETT is continuing to get established in the FOBs that will remain under brigade control back in the west, and are doing well.

Next week, those of us in the East will continue to consolidate at our new locations, and start our new phase of operations with the ANA there.


1st Brigade, 201st Corps (ANA ETT)

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