06OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/11/08

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS,Another week in the books and I couldn’t be happier at the moment.  This week fly by because of another round of inspections, this time NATO decided to visit us all the way from Belgium.  After prepping, very little, and allowing NATO to get settled…

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30OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/30

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, GOOD AFTERNOON FROM CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN! It’s been quite a morning so far. Today, thousands are running the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC and 380 of us ran our 26.2 miles as part of the Marine Corps Marathon Forward here in the…

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23OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/23

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Greetings from Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan!  Another smoking week down and boy did it go.  I was stressed for most of it due to inspections and all that non-sense, but overall my boys performed to the tune of, “DOWNRIGHT AWESOME”.  No no one else in…

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09OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/09

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, YAY for another week being over and done with and a new week starting. I was severely out and about again this week and didn’t have Internet access for the most part. I know, I know…cry me a river, lol. I’ve been on Osprey’s,…

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01OCT2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/10/03

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Yep, yep, another week down and closer to freedom! And that ain’t no joke! You sometimes get into a rhythm when it comes to deployments and that’s what everyone is shooting for. You find that “comfort zone” where everything works how it’s supposed to,…

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11SEP2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/09/12

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp LeatherneckALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS Yep another week down. Today is Patriot’s Day, a day none of us should EVER forget. 10 years ago a faceless coward, the one we are still fighting, attacked a peaceful nation. I still remember what happened that day. I was living in Iceland at…

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24JUL2011 MSgt Joel Weber

2011/07/24

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, Another week down in the dirty hood, the A-Stan, The Stan, or as you all call it, Afghanistan. As usual, the busy bee didn’t notice how fast the week went. Overall, I give the week a B+, as it could’ve been worse, but it…

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20JUL2011 MSgt Joel Weber

2011/07/23

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, As Slim Shady said, “Guess who’s back, back again!”  That’s two thumbs pointing to this guy!  After a brief, overwhelming, and abrupt stop to my “Ramblings”, I’m back kicking it JVille (deployed) style.  Things in Lejeune FWD (FOB Leatherneck) are going swimmingly.  We are…

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26JUN2011 MSgt Joel Weber

2011/06/26

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, Everyone is going to get sick of hearing this, but this week WENT BY quick as hell. I’m not sure where it went, but it’s gone. It’s another very warm, very bright, and very dusty filled day here in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. MSGT JOEL…

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19JUN2011 MSgt Joel Weber

2011/06/19

Ramblings of a Deployed Mind (Father’s Day Edition)From the confines of Camp Leatherneck It’s another Sunday in the A-Stan…no it’s not; it’s freaking FATHER’S DAY! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY DAD, I LOVE YOU. You raised a pretty awesome kid in me, if I do say so myself. I got your Father’s Day box by the way…AWESOME!!…

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12JUN2011 MSgt Joel Weber

2011/06/12

Ramblings of a Deployed MindFrom the confines of Camp Leatherneck Another week has flown past as quick as could be and I can feel the R&R, LOL. We have really been busy this week. Cleaning stuff up, organizing, rearranging, losing and finding stuff, tying up loose ends, and just plain working. It’s all for the…

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05JUN2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/06/06

Ramblings of a Deployed Mind From the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS I say this every week, but it’s been another quick on and I don’t know where the week went. I suppose in the grand scheme of things, this is exactly what I want…but at the end of the day, my mind is still…

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30May2011: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/06/01

Ramblings of a Deployed Mind (Memorial Day Edition)From the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS OK, OK, Yes, I know that this is a day late. Every time that I do get a chance to get on the Internet, I’m reading/responding to my personal emails…I can only imagine what my work email looks like. I’ve been…

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22MAY11: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/05/22

From the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, So another week has passed, I’m not even sure what to say. To say it wasn’t a good week would be an understatement. It seems the natives were more restless than usual. We have Marines inserted into Afghan training platoon, giving instruction and trying to build this Army…

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15MAY11: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/05/15

From the confines of Camp Leatherneck ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Busy week here, things have been busy. Have I mentioned things were busy? They were! Sunday was Mother’s Day and I didn’t get to call Mom…yeah yeah, I know. The calls made from here were over 100,000 calls…that’s Marines calling their Mom’s…that’s good! I was one of the…

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08MAY11: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/05/08

ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFNDS, {break} {break} = Osama Bin Laden is dead! Apparently he was a bad man and we finally nailed his ass. I do enjoy the liberal media, while enjoying our moment saying, it took us 10 years to do it. Thanks for killing the moment jackholes! I did get to see our proud Americans take…

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01MAY11: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/05/01

Guest Post courtesy of MSgt Joel WeberMSgt/USMC, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Ramblings of a Deployed Mind (Week 10) ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, Well, we are starting Week 10 here in the great, sunny, and dusty box of fun. It’s been another venturous week! Coming off the Easter holiday which was quiet, this week has been anything but. The Sabres…

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23APR11: MSgt Joel Weber

2011/04/24

Guest Post courtesy of MSgt Joel WeberMSgt/USMC, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Ramblings of a Deployed Mind (Week 8)ALMAR/ALFAM/ALFRDS, It’s the beginning of Week 8 here in sunny (dusty), beautiful (dirty), and warm (102 degrees right now) Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Let me start off by saying HAPPY EASTER and blessed be the one who has risen. We…

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