This Blog will be used to document my experiences while deployed on a 16 month tour as a member of a Embedded Training Team (ETT) for the Afghanistan National Army (ANA). This tour will be split up with 4 months in Miss. conducting tactical, instructor and language training, and then 12 months Boots on the Ground (BOG) in A-Stan. I will not use full names of fellow Americans or Afghanis, I will not divulge tactically sensitive issues or locations, and I will in no way violate Operational Security (OPSEC). I will however do my best to give any reader of this a window into my world while I am on this exciting mission. Enjoy your reading.