Sunday, February 27, 2005

The List

I have been keeping busy here. I am on call 24 hours a day so that keeps me on my toes. Having a schedule like that also makes it harder to relax. I can't complain about what we are doing though. The mission we have is kinda cool. I wish I could tell you about it but am unable to. There are a few people who have asked what to send me and here are a few things: Snacks(healthy and junk), hand held games, dodgeballs(don't ask), sweet and salty kettle corn(I think that is what it is called), duck tape, scotch tape, and a couple microscreens for a remington MS2 200 electric razor. Some of those thing are needed and some are just to make life easier or more fun here. Not much else new going on here. I will try to send a picture next time.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Starting To Warm Up

The tempature is starting to rise around here. I actually don't mind. I am running around in shorts and a T-shirt when ever I can. You must be jealous, too bad I have to be here to get warm weather. We have been off for the last couple of days. Before that we were really busy running several missions a day. We are getting more comfortable with what we are doing and the other unit that was training us is gone. So far we have not had to fire our weapons and have not seen much action. We have seen a couple explosions from a distance and heard a couple big ones. The food was awful when I first got here but now a different food service has come in and the food is much improved. I have a new address here. If anyone feels like writing or sending anything my address is:

SSG Colin Kave
Alpha 2/123 FA/42nd MPBDE
APO AE 09348

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I Finally Made It

I am now in Iraq. Everyone made it fine and is doing well. We are learning a lot and are getting a feel for the area. The soldiers we are replacing are very helpful. They are showing us the job that they have been doing and what works for them and what dosn't. We are busy buying things from the other unit. Things like microwaves, refrigerators, T.V., and little things that will make life better for the next year. Iraq is crazy. The way of life, driving, buildings, in nothing like I have ever seen before. It is really hard to explain, but I have pictures to help. For now I everything is exciting and new but I think that will get old fast. I have not seen much action yet. My FOB is in the green zone and that is pretty safe. We have only been on a couple of missions with the other unit. We went out in the red zone only a couple of times. Once in a while we here gun fire in the distance but that is all so far. We have only been here for a little while. I have been busy lately so I have not been writing. I will try to keep up with my blog more now. Gotta go.