17 October 2010

A Little Blog Housekeeping

As promised, the Red Bull Rising blog resumes regular posts tomorrow, Mon., Oct. 18. This follows a communications blackout caused by my participation in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division's recent wargames at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

The Red Bull is deploying to Afghanistan later this autumn. Initial elements of some units have already deployed overseas directly from Fort Irwin. Others have returned to Camp Shelby, Miss., to await their planes. In the meantime, if they're lucky, they'll get some well-deserved rest and relaxation ("R&R").

This week, the Red Bull Rising blog will spotlight the extensive midwestern media coverage of the brigade's Fort Irwin experiences. Later this month, it will branch off into a more personal narrative. After all, there are lots of Red Bull stories to tell from the California desert, but first, I have to tell you how I got there ...

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