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Old May 19, 2008, 06:36 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Major League Baseball in Afghanstan

So, when was the last time you got to play catch with some M. L. Baseball players? It was a first for me! I LOVE baseball!

They came for a visit, we asked if they would like to check out our UH-60s. So, after crawling around the helicopters for awhile, someone asked if they would play some catch! Too cool. Never knew a ML outfielder could throw such a mean knuckle ball!

These guys were great, and I wish all "famous" people were this fun to be around.

So, anyone recognize any of them??

Tim Salmon from the Angels
Dean Palmer from Detroit
Mike Remlinger from Chicago
Jeff Nelson from NY

Thanks guys, it was a day I wont forget soon!


Laine.
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Old May 19, 2008, 09:17 AM
RIP Bryce Russell Love U!
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OH I know you LOVED that!!! The kids will want more pics!

Glad you get to have a little fun every once in a while.
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Old May 19, 2008, 09:30 AM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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The kids will get autographed pictures! I sent them off in the mail to you today. Hope they like them!
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Old May 19, 2008, 11:37 AM
RIP Bryce Russell Love U!
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They will be sooooo excited! Your a great dad! We love you!
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Old May 19, 2008, 12:42 PM
Honey, I got more planes!
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That's awesome Laine! You guys stay safe over there!!!

Give 'em hell Screaming Eagles!
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Old May 19, 2008, 02:24 PM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Thanks Ghee... we're doin our best!

101st Airborne (Air Assault!)
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Old May 19, 2008, 05:45 PM
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Noticed you only seem to fly on business. No helicopter rides for baseball celebrities or for construction projects.
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:41 PM
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Heck, I wouldn't mind a ride.

Seriously...stay safe and keep the blogs coming!
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Old May 19, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Sorry, but I'd much rather play baseball with all of YOU on the front line, fighting for us over there. You folks are the REAL role models! Take care, be safe! Thanks for serving our country!
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Old May 19, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Heck, I too wouldn't mind a ride also. I have always wanted a ride in Heli. I also would love a ride in the back seat of one of the Blue Angles or Thunderbirds, but that ain't never going to happen. I don't want to jump out of any airplane with the Golden Knights. I just ain't got the stomach for that.

Just stay safe.
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Old May 19, 2008, 11:46 PM
Team Cobra!!! Ssssssss!
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Well, yes, all our flights are "business". However, we do get some good missions. We flew Toby Kieth when he was here, we flew the Vice Pres, we flew the Vikings Chear Leaders, Sen. Kerry and Sen. Hagle and many others. Thats our job!

Since driving over here is VERY challenging, most folks travel by plane or helicopter everywhere.

So, Im a role model... scary thought!

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Laine.
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Old May 20, 2008, 11:25 PM
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Well, yes, all our flights are "business". However, we do get some good missions. We flew Toby Kieth when he was here, we flew the Vice Pres, we flew the Vikings Chear Leaders, Sen. Kerry and Sen. Hagle and many others. Thats our job!

Since driving over here is VERY challenging, most folks travel by plane or helicopter everywhere.

So, Im a role model... scary thought!

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Laine.
We flew Toby Kieth
we flew the Vice Pres
we flew the Vikings Chear Leaders
Kerry and Sen. Hagle and many others

"So, Im a role model... scary thought!"
"scary thought!", I don't think so..."role model"... damn straight!. I long winded you before and told you you're experiencing an era no one else has or ever would again. Relish the times and log every bit of it you can for posterity and your kids.

Keep posting....

Soap Box Dan lol
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Old May 21, 2008, 06:54 AM
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LOL, Dan, you crack me up. Thanks man. Some day I'll be rich and famous... or, more likely, poor and infamous!

Laine.
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Old May 21, 2008, 06:57 PM
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Hey Laine,
Going to be a daddy, we found out today.role model-scary thought
Take care,hope to be talking to ya soon,
Jermey
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Old May 22, 2008, 09:42 AM
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OH MAN!!! Congrats Jeremy! That is awesome dude! Tell the wifey I said the same!

So, with me being a role model and all, I guess you are going to have to name the little crumb cruncher after me!

Again, congrats bud.

Laine
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