I have just received word from the Navy that I will be recalled to active duty for one year in support of theatre operations in Afghanistan. My deployment begins in July 21 and will take me first to Camp Shelby, Mississippi for 60 days of combat and weapons training, and then in-theatre where I will work to provide critical intelligence to troops on the ground.
While this will obviously will be an emotional strain on me and my wife and family, I am anxious to serve my country and advance the cause of freedom.
This, of course, also means that I will leave Spike behind for the next year as well. However, I intend to start a new blog soon chronicling my adventures in Operation Enduring Freedom. I'll post a link to that new blog once it's up and running.
Thank you all in advance for your support and prayers.