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November 18, 2012
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Mission to Afghanistan: Wrapping up my time at Shank

Observations in the heart of Logar Province

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK - The bonds of military service and cohesiveness can never be broken. I have seen it with the active duty services but more so with the National Guard and Reserve.

Rotations occur frequently on the active side of the military. A solider, for example, may be with a unit for only two or three years before moving on to another. In the Guard and Reserves, servicemen and women stay in a unit much longer, and because of that, the cohesiveness among soldiers develops more. In addition, each service has …

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