my brother announces he has been deployed! UGH! To Baghdad no less. I never wanted to make any political statements on here...I don't think it is the place...If you know me you know I am a republican...but vote for the best candidate...even if they are not republican. I have never been a big "fan" of the war. When my brother was first deployed I was ok...it was early in the war...thinking it would be over soon and thankfully he was only gone for almost 6 months...he missed my mom's birthday, his birthday, thanksgiving and Christmas...came home just after new years. We kept in touch via email and phone calls. We had just started to think about adoption. He works in the Civil Engineer department of the Air Force. He trains and helps out with the Chemical Warfare end of it. Needless to say he is very bright. I am sad for 2 reasons...one...he is my only brother and I don't want anything to happen to him. Two...Julian has just arrived into our family and I want him to watch him grow! I know I may sound doom and gloom, I know he will be fine...I just don't want him to go. I was never a big fan of him joining the Air Force, but it saved him for a life unknown.
I hear that there are many men and women being deployed in January 2008...do you know of any if so please comment on here for me...even if you are a lurker. I am trying to figure out what is going on here. I have heard that there is a group going from Buffalo/Niagara, South Carolina and even the 4th Bergade (sorry about spelling)...what does this all mean???? I know that in order to be safe here in the USA we NEED to be there...that is fine...I want to be SAFE...trust me...I am a mom now... a mom of a son...I see things differently now...but WE...the USA doesn't want to see another 9/11 do we? Ok...I don't want to rant on here...just my feeling.
I will keep everyone posted on when his date is posted for his leave. I knew it was coming...he told me long ago...I just didn't want to believe it...crazy sister! Hugs and Blessings