Thursday, July 30, 2009

Iraq's Future rests with them

This SWAT guy was proud of his motor Scooter(Not kidding)

This is my SWAT Buddy

I do believe these guys plan on taking over the world!

And you thought the Vierigs had unibrow

MRAP this is how we roll Tansformers anyone?

Joep getting ready to fly on the helo

Sorry I have not updated you in a while, I have been slacking and I will do better. Here are a few pictures of Iraq's future, these are a few IP'S (Iraqi Police) do you feel secure? Here are a few of thier SWAT guys. They are good to go, but it is hard not to judge a book by its cover right? Here are a few other randon pics of Joep and I in our travels.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Thoughts on Iraq

Many of you have your own opinions on Iraq and they vary from one end of the spectrum to the other. Im not going to make this a political blog but I will say that I am glad we are finishing the job here. While I hate being away from my family the Iraqi people need the support to get on thier own feet. This place has improved tremendously and I hope it continues. As Marines we complain that thier is nothing to do here and that our services are needed elsewhere, Marines are not an occupying force, we like to get in, mess things up and get out, so these deployments of no combat are hard for Marines. My mission as a K9 Handler is to find bombs that may impede progress. These terrorist are crafty, but not as crafty as our pups. Joep is an awsome dog and I am glad to have him here with me, Duc would be proud. Here are some photos of my surroundings. While I cannot get into specifics on most things I hope you find comfort in seeing what I see and that this place is getting better.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Two Of Us

My hope with this blog is to help you see what I see and the adventures that my new friend Joep and I encounter.