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Flyleaf

Posted in In country with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2009 by jetgwot
Flyleaf in concert at FOB Ramrod

Flyleaf in concert at FOB Ramrod

The band Flyleaf touched down at Forward Operating Base Ramrod July 5 to the delight of hundreds of Soldiers and civilians. The band held a meet and greet with the Soldiers and then went over to the Canadian Artillery side of the base and fired off several 155mm illumination rounds. They can shoot up to 40 kilometers away with pinpoint accuracy.

After that, they held a two-hour concert on our makeshift stage directly between the chapel and our Rocky-style gym. It was a great time and a much-needed morale booster for everyone here. Who would have thought in Southern Afghanistan that we would be listening to an internationally known “Christian” Rockband?

The band left early the next day, but they stayed after the concert to sign everything from scraps of paper to Soldiers shirts. I’m sure we’ll see some of the items being auctioned on E-bay.

I’d like to personally thank Flyleaf for coming out here. For two hours no one thought of fighting, or worried about their next patrol; they just stood their smiling and singing along with a band who wanted to show their appreciation for all the military does. Thanks Flyleaf!

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

Flyleaf

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The Ramrods have landed

Posted in In country with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by jetgwot

Finally, two weeks after leaving Germany I’m here at Forward Operating Base Ramrod.   Now the fun begins as I get settled into the 100+ degree temps and the surrounding area.

Oh well, the time should go by quick . I have to run, but I should be able to keep you current on what’s going on here in Southern Afghanistan now that I’m finally here.

Keep in touch.