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Old Oct 23, 2010, 02:18 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Goin home from Kandahar for 2 weeks!

Hey folks, tomorrow morning I should be jumping on a plane on my way home to Tennessee for 2 weeks! After 7 long months, its finally my turn.
Cant wait to see the family, sleep in a real bed, eat real food, fly a couple planes and just relax some!

Laine.
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 02:44 AM
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Enjoy the time off, nice to know your getting some R&R.
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Hi Laine, glad you are heading home for a break, just wanted to thank you for the cool blog, I stumbled on it one day while looking for something else and was still reading your old stuff 45 minutes later. Nice that you have RC to help keep you sane and stave off missing home a little. I have a friend on his fourth tour over there with the RCD (Royal Canadian Dragoons) who drives one of our LAV 3's. His pictures look a lot like yours, dry dusty and brown. I'm usually an RC boat guy but have just bought a HZ Super Cub LP and am looking forward to learning to fly. Word is you need lots of packing tape and CA glue to stay airborn for the first while. Please keep on blogging, I always read your stuff and enjoy seeing you guys at work. I have had a couple of good long flights in our Griffon (Huey) while on training exercises with open doors at night in the side seats and man was that a blast, noisy as hell but what a ride! Hooked on helos ever since... One day if you're ever bored search "Canadian Rangers 4CRPG" to find out about my unit.
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 05:47 AM
Someone is going to get wet...
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Laine... Enjoy the time home... Safe travels!
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 06:59 AM
Lets make it remote control!!!
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headin home

hey again laine
glad to here your headed home you deserve it just wish itwas for permanent.. hope the wife and kid is ok after the surgery. have a safe flight home and enjoy the hell out of it. thanks for everything you and all the guys over there are doing hopefully it will end sooner than later
torrey
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 09:29 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Thanks guys. We will have some fun over the next two weeks Im sure. The wife and kids are pretty excited, and so am I.

In a day or two, I'll get to wake up in my own bed, next to a beautiful woman, without smelling the Kandahar poop pond, I can shower in my own shower, and make some pancakes, bacon and eggs for my family for breakfast. Gonna be a great two weeks!

Laine.
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Old Oct 23, 2010, 09:49 PM
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Have fun on your days off !
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Looks like you and my son are just going to pass each other. He got his feet sandy on Wednesday and will be heading out in the field this week.

Enjoy your time home. Fly some RC if you get a chance.

McD
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Old Oct 24, 2010, 11:21 PM
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LOL for ya. Enjoy! mmm, BACON!

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Old Oct 25, 2010, 09:45 AM
Just having fun
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Welcome home!!! Make the best of it, man. Hope you get some good flying weather. This Friday the 29th does not look bad.

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Old Oct 25, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Enjoy your time off and have lots of fun. Thank you for your service and stay safe.

Fly the wings off everything you can.
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Welcome BAck!
My cousin is coming home from the same place as you. In the next week.
Have a good time
~Cole
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 09:02 PM
The Tree? Yea I can hit that!
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Welcome home, If only for a little while. Thanks for the blog. Its great to read. And thanks to you and all the other guys for the work you are doing across the pond
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 11:28 PM
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Hey guys, Im in Shannon, Ireland on the way home. Stoppin here for an hour or so to refuel on the way back to the good old USA. Lucky for me they have free wireless at the airport!

As for flying some RC while Im home, I have my DX7 in my carry on! So I'll get at least a few flights in while Im there.

Right now, I just cant wait to get home and see the family. Of course, a shower would be a bonus also!

See ya'll soon and thanks for the comments!

Laine.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 07:46 AM
Clear for Take-Off!!!
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Hi Laine,

Enjoy your time off at home. Enjoy the family and fly some planes!

Thanks for keeping us safe here at home. We appreciate it!!!

Manish
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