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In the deed the glory."

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Sandbox

The folks that bring you Doonesbury have recently started a new blog called the Sandbox. Well, it isn't really a blog per se, but a collection of articles from different military folks downrange. In their own words:

Welcome to The Sandbox, our command-wide milblog, featuring comments, anecdotes, and observations from service members currently deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. This is GWOT-lit's forward position, offering those in-country a chance to share their experiences and reflections with the rest of us. The Sandbox's focus is not on policy and partisanship (go to our Blowback page for that), but on the unclassified details of deployment -- the everyday, the extraordinary, the wonderful, the messed-up, the absurd. The Sandbox is a clean, lightly-edited debriefing environment where all correspondence is read, and as much as possible is posted. And contributors may rest assured that all content, no matter how robust, is currently secured by the First Amendment.

I submitted a story last week and they decided to post it. You can find the Sandbox here. My story is currently on the top, but they post a few a day so it will start moving down the list. The permalink for my story is here. There is alot of good stuff out there, many different perspectives and experiences from people both here and in Afghanistan. Go check it out.


Anonymous said...

Nice article Steve...Way to put things in perspective and make us think. You may be interested in checking out the TV station's website. Every week we feature a Nebraska soldier in Iraq, and they are videostreamed on the website. Go to the bottom left and click on the Homefront. I think a new story is posted every Monday afternoon.

Go Big Red. Beat Texas!

Anonymous said...

Well done. The article you wrote was thoughtful, insightful and tactfully done. Thank you. J

Nic said...

Sweeeet! Very cool and big kudos on getting it posted. Extremely excellent perspective and POV. :) Do you mind if I highlight it on my blog? I get quite a bit of traffic on a daily basis and I think it's great exposure to get a POV out there from someone who is living it right now instead of taking the MSM's word for what is going on over there. (MSM=Main Stream Media)

You get Baskin-Robbins there? My faves: PeanutButter Chocolate and Jamocha.

Stay safe and dry over there! I was reading Murf's MySpace blog and he talked about how some of the convoy escorts last night got hit with IED's and there were some injuries. I know that Dan does those from time to time so it made my stomach sink a little, but he loves what he does and all I can do is support him in doing it right now.

I agree with you about keeping the B Troop guys in line. LOL! Since I'm not there to crack the whip you'll have to do it for me.

Once again: GO HORNS GO!!! This Saturday is for bragging rights.

Kathi said...

Wow,somehow I missed this (and I usually cruise by the Sandbox a lot.)
Very good article!

Brian said...

Good article Sack. Nicely done.
You serve with great pride.