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Continue reading about Mni Wiconi – Part Seven – We Make it to Oceti Sakowin Camp

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock […]

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Virgil on December 26, 2016

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Time was not on my side. I filled out the […]

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Virgil on August 18, 2011

FOB Warrior Was at Warrior for a few days recently and one day they had “Afghan” food as a choice. I had rice with chicken curry and “Afghan” potatoes. The mess hall hadn’t otherwise changed quality wise, but this meal was actually very good. The potatoes were basically boiled and broken up into irregular pieces […]

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April 9 through 15: My lovely wife Lynn, Little Buddy, and me drove down to Ft Benning Friday, I had to be at CRC (Conus Replacement Center) Sat morning at 0900. Took the backroads, nice scenery, but we got tired and cranky when we realized we didn’t have the car registration. Highlight was a meal […]

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Virgil on November 20, 2010

In the Army, there are various levels of food availability, depending on where you are and what you are doing: Meals Ready to Eat (MRE): This is like the old C-rations but without the nice 5-pack of cigarettes. Normally, this is what you get if no mess facilities are available. MREs will keep you full […]

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