Pa. Guard's 55th Brigade receives dep...

Pa. Guard's 55th Brigade receives deployment notice

There are 44 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Mar 4, 2011, titled Pa. Guard's 55th Brigade receives deployment notice. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

The Pennsylvania National Guard's 55th Heavy Brigade Combat Team was notified Thursday of a deployment to Kuwait in 2012.

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Kennett Square, PA

#42 Dec 4, 2011
wtf. convoy sec thru iraq?
also heard mission was also canceled. no one is left in iraq...
stop belivin that 109th B.S. read the news, active duty will be stationed in kuwait for any real missions

New York, NY

#43 May 3, 2012
100% gate guard..if any form Pa still go
Amanda Mac

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#44 Oct 17, 2012
REALLY wrote:
Wow! I am going on this deployment...leaving my family for a year. You say its nothing risky...why don't you raise your hand and put your life on the line for your country and go through what we do on a daily basis. The training, the physical fitness, the mental toughness it takes to be a soldier? Why don't you leave your family for a year without any means of contact and let them worry about where you are and what you are doing? Waiting day in and day out for a letter in the mail or a care package? Why don't you think about the vets that have missed out on not only one but two, maybe even three years of their childs lives?! You don't know exactly what our mission is and no matter what they say on TV or in the newspapers, don't you think that maybe its sugar-coated a little bit coz its known of your business what we are doing? An IED can be on a route at any time and any place, a sniper can be sitting in a window waiting to pull the trigger, a spy can be following us day in and day out learning our patterns. Just because we are in Kuwait doesn't mean we are out of danger! All it takes is one moment, one simple mistake and my fellow soldiers lives are at stake! No mission comes without a chance of danger. So while my fellow soldiers and I are over in Kuwait next year eating MREs while your enjoying New York Strip steaks and baked potatoes, taking a shower that is cold that is even if we have water and your taking your nice long hot shower or bath, while we are carrying gear and walking endless miles in the Kuwait deathly heat trying to pay attention to abnormalities and your picking your child up from school, not even once thinking about anything that could go wrong, no gun shots, no IEDs, no grenades; while you get at least 5-6 hours of sleep every night in a comfortable bed and we go days without sleep, let alone not even in a have no idea what you have in life until you are a Soldier. Everything you have in your life is a luxury, not a necessity. You don't need a TV, a cell phone, a computer...I have gone months without just fine. But you can't begin to imagine what its like to be away from your family. So why don't you rethink what you all are saying and support our troops. Who cares if its over oil or freedom...its still soldiers who are putting their lives on the line.
Hey, just so you guys know. Im over here now and this is cake. I was scared before I came too and it is hard being away for a year but you will be able to talk to people at home via internet and skype, and you can also receive mail.
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Apo, AE

#45 May 4, 2013
YEA OK wrote:
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Freedom, we aren't sending our men an women to Kuwait to protect freedom. It's to protect oil you idiot.
guess wat hippies america gets the least oil from the middle east France and all the country's that hate on us for being here have 90% of wats pumped out of here they took a bribe from saddam in the 90's learn about the topic before you speak on it they were helping are enemys in afganistan and they had wmds but not nukes chemical weapons instead of making them they bought them

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