Using a picture of the movie that apparently most portrays what it's like to be deployed to Iraq (based on 2 years of milblog reading and letters from the troops) to belatedly say Happy Groundhog Day to you all! ( I slept today,lol, was working night shift this past week.) I'm also Still trying to figure out why this movie was shown on Christmas Eve? is there a Christmas connection that I don't get? or did they just figure no one would be up at 3 am on Christmas Eve(except for the folks like me who were working?)and so there was no need to show a Christmas movie?
Putting questions like that which will never be answered aside, I just have a few odds and ends to post this evening. Things I want to put out there for all 10 to 20 of my readers:) (and THANK YOU! for stopping by!! As always:)
Firstly, because I subscribe to all sorts of DOD newsletters (and you can do that yourself here ) http://www.defenselink.mil/news/dodnews.html and also subscribe to the America Supports You newsletter (and you can subscribe to that at the bottom of the page here) http://www.americasupportsyou.com/AmericaSupportsYou/america/newsletter/
I wanted to pass on this story
and I also wanted to say that now I have found out that "mail call" works both ways,lol. With the boyfriend's son in Army Basic training now, we are eagerly awaiting the message with his unit's address,so we can start sending notes and cards (although he instructed me before he left 'don't send too many',lol, as he doesn't want to 'stand out') When we got the form letter saying he had arrived and was going through processing,I was as excited as if he had written himself! Mailboxes....they've become such an important part of my life as a Soldiers Angel , and now I have yet another reason to haunt my mailbox and eagerly await the mailperson!
The next thing of interest via the DOD newsletter subscriptions was this
and then I also received an update from the
Going back to the subject of 'mail', Kat at Yikes! posts on the success of her Operation: Valentine card drive (and she did this while suffering from pneumonia!)
If you want to send some Valentine wishes yourself? again, Willie at Soldiers Angels Europe is posting messages to the troops