Sunday, January 24, 2010

Unexpected Deployment: Haiti

   All I can say is WOW! So much has happened and changed since my last blog. We all are aware of the devastating earthquake that happened in Haiti, Kyle's unit was called to deploy in support of the relief effort. Kyle was in the field when he got the call that they had to be ready. They pulled everyone back in and began preparing, shortly after units from 2nd Brigade began deploying. It was very quick and almost unexpected, but as we were aware they could deploy at a moments notice with being on the GRF (global response force). It took several days for a lot of the units to get vehicles and supplies ready but on Friday January 22nd, Kyle boarded a plane and headed to Haiti. As much as I miss him I know what he is a part of is so amazing and I am soo proud of him and all of 2BCT. Right now we aren't sure as to how long they will be gone, they said it could be 2 weeks but prepare for 6 months, it's just unknown.

 He was able to call yesterday for a few minutes, thank goodness for the MWR phones. He let me know that he was safe and he had already been out delivering supplies and water. It warms my heart knowing that he is doing great things. It meant everything to just hear his voice.

 Thank you so much for all the love and support everyone has shown. It means so much to us! Our families and friends are the best! I will keep everyone posted as much as I can.

Sending love and support to all of 2BCT, but especially to Kyle and our Black Falcon family! <3 my soldier!!


  1. I love this post! I am sad that Kyle is away but this shows how important not only our soldiers are but also the strong families at home are too! We are praying for you both!!!

  2. Thanks, Marie! The prayers are definitely appreciated! :)

  3. Thanks for the comment! YESS I forgot about the red socks. Makes perfect sense now. Thanks :)

    I loved this post! It's nice to hear how supportive of him you are. I'm sure it's hard for you, but it doesn't seem like you're focusing on the bad. Very admirable. I can tell how proud you are of him.. I would be too!

    *Brace yourself for 50 questions.. I'm sorry!* How do you like Bragg? I have a friend that is PCSing there around May or June. How long has your husband been FA? How does he like it? Can you tell me what are some other posts you have been to? Again - sorry! My husband was actually one of the few that WANTED to get into FA (a lot of the other guys say they had to settle for it). He's finishing the last phase of OCS (BOLC III) and is a little frustrated right now. I wanted to give him some uplifting words of encourangement if I can!

    Have a great weekend!!


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