It’s almost June, a full three months in to my time here in Paktya province, and leave has been going on for about a month now. For those who don’t know, or who haven’t talked to me lately, leave is a 15 day break from Afghanistan. You can go home, or to anywhere else in world for that matter, and just recharge the batteries. It’s a nice little program that Uncle Sam has set up. One of our guys went home to see his newborn son, he and his wife’s first child. Another guy went to Australia as a vacation that he may not have ever had the chance to go on. Some people have road trips planned, and some people still don’t know what they plan to do, and this fine.
However, as nice as it is for those on leave, inherently some people still here, have to pick up the slack. But you get the sense that there are no hard feelings about that at all, because we know that soon it will be our time.
Thank you and God Bless