Friday, October 19, 2007

Family and Friends Update

Family & Friends,

Just a quick note this week. Things are moving rapidly around here in the East as we do final preparations for our movement back to Darulaman, and we are working closely with our replacements now. The weather here in the east has been nice, but at Darulaman the days have been in the 70's and the nights cool.

The volatility of this geographic region was clearly evident after the bombings against former Pakistan Prime Minister Bhutto last night. Although it was a terrible event, the reaction in Afghanistan so far has been interested, but muted. The Afghans seem to have a love-hate relationship with their neighbor. They are very interested in the upcoming second round of the Peace Jirga that will take place in Pakistan because one of the main anti-coalition leaders will participate.

Our next group of French advisors is arriving and we will be busy for the next month getting them integrated.

The 24th marks our one year anniversary on active duty. You may recall that we mustered at Scranton and had some briefings. Although there are moments when time seems to crawl along, in some ways now, it has seemed to fly by.

Best Regards,

Team Leader/Senior Mentor
1st Brigade, 201st Corps (ANA ETT)

No comments: