11. The Superbowl on AFN

Feb 8th, 2010 (Entry 15) In Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms," the WWI soldiers had their horse races to watch. We've got our football games. But out here, the sports aren't aired on the high-production networks that sponsor them, such as NBC, Fox, or ESPN, they're aired with homegrown military programming on AFN. AFN: The … Continue reading 11. The Superbowl on AFN

10. A fog of war

When I first wrote this a part of me was aware that I was ignoring the complex, dirty nature of warfare being waged day in and day out. My coming experiences (and posts) would inevitably bring me much closer to the reality of the war in Afghanistan; this post could've been retitled, "Eye of the … Continue reading 10. A fog of war

9. Emotional Warfare

When we were still in Hawaii, we learned a close Marine had committed suicide. There wasn't much opportunity to reconcile this during predeployment training. A series of heavy fatalities awakened the need to connect with the unresolved emotions service members so often never have a chance to address. In my first year at St. Thomas, … Continue reading 9. Emotional Warfare