First Post from Afghanistan!

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First Post from Afghanistan!

Post by aircraft_electrician » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:34 am

I finally got my internet connection up and running and figured I'd check in and see how things are going here at SMF, even if I'm not enjoying my shaves right now.

It's rather hard to enjoy one's shave when using as little water as possible in as little time as possible with canned goo and a Sensor, but aside from that, life is pretty good so far here.

I hope all is well on the SMF homefront.

Take care,
Tom
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Post by notthesharpest » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:58 am

Thanks for the post Tom. May all go well for you & the people you're with.

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Post by CMur12 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:26 am

Good to hear from you, Tom!

Like David/notthesharpest, I wish you and your companions there the best.

- Murray
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Post by desertbadger » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:40 am

Tom, best to you and your team; don't forget to keep yer' powder dry!

Regards,
David
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Post by Blue As A Jewel » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:24 pm

Hey Tom - good to hear from you... and what David said!

Curious - What does your "field shave kit" consist of?
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Post by function » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:14 pm

I wish you good health and safety, and as many distractions as you need.

Thanks for your service.
Nick




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Post by paperpundit » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:20 pm

Godspeed and good luck, Tom. Keep 'em flying!
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Post by DEF » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:14 pm

Thank you for your service. Best wishes for a safe and smooth deployment.

Doug

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Post by marsos52 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 6:33 pm

tom i speak for smf members and myself too..

we are honored that you have taken time out for us and let us know you doing fine... we're so proud of you and everyone one from the usa thats
serving our country and making a better and safer world for all..

you may not have the comforts of home...but you have our hopes and prayers.. and i hope that gives you the strenght you need while serving
our country

peace be this you always brother

marc

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Post by Trumperman » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi Tom,

Ditto what all the other guys have said. thank you for your service. I know Danville will not be the same until you return.

Regards,

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Post by wenestvedt » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:58 pm

How hard is the water there? (Just making conversation. :7)

Take care!

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Post by Squire » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:25 pm

Hang in there Tom, I haven't had a military shave in forty years but still remember 'em.
Regards,
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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:43 am

Thanks for staying in touch. be safe

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Post by GA Russell » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:16 am

Best wishes, Tom!
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Post by aircraft_electrician » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:25 am

Thanks for all the kind words and support; it's very much appreciated.

Ravi, my shave kit consists of Gillette Series shave foam for sensitive skin, a Gillette Sensor Excel handle with standard Sensor blades(can't find Excel blades here) and some Pinaud's Virgin Island Bay Rum a/s. It's certainly not the ideal shave kit, but it rewards me with a shave close enough to pass inspection and doesn't irritate my face as much as the M3.

The water? It's not very hard at all, but it's also not clean. We brush our teeth with bottled water because the tap water is not safe to drink, and I'm pretty sure the way I feel after a shower can only be explained by a large quantity of sand in the water. My biggest beef is that most of the time it's cold. When you have 30,000 military plus 10,000 or so civilians on base, the hot water runs out pretty quickly.

But at least the food is pretty good. Give me a good meal and I can put up with just about anything else.

Tom
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Post by Squire » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:52 pm

As we used to say in the Army, a good meal is a warm one and a good day is when none of our guys had to be med evacuated.
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Post by gsgo » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:14 am

All the best Tom - don't be afraid to let us know if you need any shaving supplies sent your way, happy to help out anytime!
Good shaving,

Gary

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Post by maskaggs » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:08 am

gsgo wrote:All the best Tom - don't be afraid to let us know if you need any shaving supplies sent your way, happy to help out anytime!
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Post by Austin » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:22 am

Hey Tom! I hope you are well. Stay safe.

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Post by Racso_MS » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:13 pm

You need any Baby Wipes??? Or whatever???

Let me Know and I'll send it to your APO and it will be in the mail ASAP...

Keep your head and ass down...

Been there so understand what you are going through...
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
(Racso) Oscar...

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