Good Evening Marine Corps Supporters! We had a wonderful day at the Character Counts Jamboree underneath a full Cami Tent with 5 2/4 Marines on hand to help the kids try on gear, including a gas mask and cammie– the kids loved it. Our Marines really enjoyed interacting with the community and everyone had a great time. Thanks you to our community and our adopted unit for a most enjoyable day.
Here’s the latest update regarding Afghanistan, right from LtCol Bill Vivian:
We’re off to a good start in our first week after the Transfer of Authority. Sergeant Major Williams and I visited Golf and Fox Companies at the beginning of the week, saw the rest of H&S in the past couple of days, and will visit Echo and Weapons over the weekend. The Marines and Sailors of the battalion are settling in well and staying focused on the mission.
The weather cooperated with our arrival, the past week we’ve had highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. We are experiencing occasional high winds (causing dust storms), I’m sure some of the Marines have interesting stories about the dust already. Marines across the battalion are doing a great job establishing relationships with our partners in the Afghan Army and Police, and more than a few are learning to enjoy the local chow.
Mail from home has already started to flow into our AO, and we appreciate the support from so many family and friends. Keep checking in on our Facebook page, we’re planning on posting pictures there every week or ten days. As always, thanks for keeping the Magnificent Bastards in your thoughts and prayers.