Starting to get the hang of this time change thing, just in time to leave Afghanistan. Actually, our flight is not until this evening, affording us another day on base to take in the sights, use the facilities, and visit with soldiers. Now that we have done two shows here, people are beginning to recognize us, and that familiarity is promoting some terrific conversations…Read more
It is another breathtaking day in Bagram with clear skies and gorgeous views of the Hindu Kush Mountain Range. Yesterday (Sunday) was a day of renewal for us, including a meeting with Colonel Algermissen, church services, exercise, and even a massage at the Day Spa/Barber Shop…Read more
In Jalalabad, Afghanistan, we had a mixed audience of both military personnel and local nationals. At this “Provisional Rebuilding” base, Americans and Afghans work together to bring positive change to the community…Read more
Time is nearly irrelevant. Sleep is also, apparently, irrelevant. We are in the midst of another action-packed day. This experience has gone beyond exciting to surreal- without a doubt the most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done…Read more
I’m writing aboard a C130 enroute to Uzbekistan , our second stop on the tour. It is as noisy as I am tired, and as I look around the spacious interior, I see my performing partners and two crew members, all stretched out, asleep on the uncomfortable bench seats. I’m seated upright, my back against the red netting that passes for a back rest…Read more
It’s been twenty-four hours since we touched down in this country on the first official stop of “Operation Swashbuckle.” So much has happened, yet I know the adventure has just begun. I am about to turn in for the first real rest since we arrived, but before I do, I wanted to convey what has happened so far…Read more
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