Busy, busy, busy
My associate, Maria, and I have been on the road a lot this week working with the Florida Legislature to - we are hopeful - pass a bill establishing a St. Johns River license tag. Florida has more than 100 of these specialty tags and this one will help the St. Johns River Alliance, a 13-county coalition, to pursue its river research and restoration goals.
With all the road trips to Tallahassee (six hours round trip), there hasn't been much time to post.
News from Ft. Bragg
The news still remains positive. Paperwork is being circulated but no orders cut for establishing an ETS date (expiration of term of service) for SGT Mark. With all the talk of the 82nd Airborne being the backbone of the upcoming operations in Afghanistan, we, the parental units, are hoping this is resolved soon.
Get it right media
Both NBC and PBS referred to the soldiers heading over to Afghanistan as "trainers."
I'm sorry, the soldiers of the 82nd Airborne are not trainers. They are infantry. Their new mission may be training but they are not trainers. It's a subtle distinction but an important one.