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The long occupation is far from over, after the main missions were abandoned years back with the first drum beats of war pointed at Iraq and almost full support for from this country.

For the first time since 9/11, most of Fort Bragg's soldiers are home for Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012 - The Smoke Bomb Hill dining hall on Fort Bragg was brimming Wednesday with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie as about 500 soldiers and their families sat down to a Thanksgiving meal.

This is the first Thanksgiving since 9/11 that nearly all of Fort Bragg's units are home for the holiday, said Chief Warrant Officer Armour Taylor, the food adviser for the 20th Engineer Brigade.

"It's great to have them back home," Taylor said.

It's the largest group of troops to be home at the same time at Thanksgiving in years.

Taylor said dining hall workers began preparations Sunday, decorating cakes and the hall with Christmas lights, candles, table cloths and ice sculptures. From Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day, Fort Bragg expects to serve 10,000 people with 4,100 pounds of turkey, 3,300 pounds of beef, 1,200 pounds of shrimp, 2,800 pounds of ham, 1,400 pounds of Cornish hen, 2,900 pies, 214 cheese cakes, 444 cans of whipped cream, 414 cans of yams, 216 cans of green beans and 222 cans of corn.

"It's delicious," Sgt. Arland Schnacker said of Wednesday's meal. "It beats being deployed and MREs (Meals Ready to Eat)." read more>>>

But those still being sent are seeking to regain at least some of those missions for the Afghan people, there is no movement within the ranks or the veterans of but for the gradual drawdown and hope of accomplishing something. Many Afghans will be helped as will the country, many won't be as that is what destructive wars and occupations cause, hope is all as to the country and it's future.

And it's long past due that Our Country step up and Sacrifice for the costs of, especially the wealthy, still being added daily, and more importantly for the results of for those who've served it!

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:41:41 AM PST

  •  A wonderful holiday story. (2+ / 0-)
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    jimstaro, rubthorn

    And an extra Thanksgiving Day "Thank you!" to our nation's CiC for bringing the troops home and to the First and Second Ladies for addressing the needs of military families.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    by jayden on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:03:25 AM PST

  •  Welcome them ALL home (2+ / 0-)
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    jayden, jimstaro

    The sooner the better.

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. Mohandas Gandhi

    by onceasgt on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:09:39 AM PST

    •  Up to Them (0+ / 0-)

      Not Us!!!

      As I said, this country abandoned the Main Missions for even sending our Military into that region, years back, and no one is demanding the same Sacrifice, DeJa-Vu all over again!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:12:56 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Thanksgiving Message from Team Rubicon, Sandy (1+ / 0-)
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    A 'Thanksgiving message from the team:

    From our family to yours, Thank You.

    Thanksgiving, 2012

    As we reflect back on the last three weeks of work in New York and New Jersey, we realize that we have much to be thankful for: our brothers and sisters in arms, the opportunity to continue our service, and a resilient nation.  Perhaps most critical, however, is the generous support of people like you.  

    So from our TR Family to yours, Thank You.

    Want to see more inspiring photos from Hurricane Sandy?  Check out these incredible images.

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:13:58 AM PST

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