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PeakPeak Posts: 807Member @ - Epic Achaean
My brother was deployed to Afghanistan today. Doesn't feel real yet, but it'll set it. So thankful for people like him that make what I have possible.

Thank you to all military and military families.


  • PeakPeak Posts: 807Member @ - Epic Achaean
    Well, I took a nap and didn't see any of the things posted, so I think we're good.

    I want this thread to be something like life updates that may touch on emotions that you can't quite identify or things you really just want to say just to have said.

  • PeakPeak Posts: 807Member @ - Epic Achaean
    edited October 10
    He's flies Blackhawks @Kogan
  • KoganKogan Posts: 262Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Peak said:
    He's flies Blackhawks @Kogan
    Oooo so he's a Warrant Officer?
  • TreyTrey Posts: 4,440Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    My old man flew Blackhawks and OH-58Ds before he got out. If all is well when your brother gets out, tell him there's stupidly good money for pilots with Department of State contracts. My dad was making something like $700 a day in Kirkuk, and nobody caught a bullet in the three years he was doing it.

  • KriemhildeKriemhilde California, USPosts: 130Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited October 11
    Hope your brother stays safe @Peak. Takes balls to choose a path in life that can put you in those situations. My Grandfather used to be a pilot as well, but he didn't fly helicopters. 
  • CaelanCaelan Posts: 659Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Much love for the Blackhawks.  Had two juuuust touch down in Hit about a minute before I got blown up 5 minutes from that base.  They popped back up and got me back to Al Asad lickety split.  Otherwise I would have been bleeding for about 30-60 minutes more w burns to boot.  

  • AlaskarAlaskar Posts: 390Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    The Army guys in their Blackhawks are badasses. They're the only casevac we had that would come no matter what and they fly those things like they stole em. Hope your brother stays safe and comes back. Like someone else said, letters, messages, and letting him know he's not forgotten is a big help.

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