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Letter from the Commander

1136th 9-11 ceremony To the Families and Friends of the 1136th - Greetings from Afghanistan!

September 11th was a very meaningful and moving day here in Kabul.  Both NKC and Camp Eggers had ceremonies that the Soldiers of the 1136th participated in.  Most of us reflected on the events of September 11th 2001 and the years that have passed since then.  We remembered fallen comrades and the victims of the terrorist attacks.  This year we found ourselves involved in the most lasting endeavor that Americans undertook post 9-11.  The struggle for stability and lasting peace here in Afghanistan is perhaps this generation’s most important undertaking.  It is comparable to the undertakings that so many US military members have done in the past.  Their sacrifices have made the world a better place and I am sure that our sacrifice will in the end have a lasting positive impact here and throughout the rest of the world.  A stable Afghanistan must be achieved for the good of the people living here and the safety and security for the rest of the world.  I take pride being a part of this mission and realize that it is not a  given.  Someday the people of Afghanistan will be able to choose their own destiny without the external pressure of the Taliban.   The people of Afghanistan will be conducting their election this weekend.  With every election this country holds it takes a step closer to a stable and strong government that can support and care for its citizens.

The unit has hit a very important milestone in its deployment – the halfway mark!!  We are now closer to the end of the deployment then the beginning.  This is a great feeling. 
We still have a long way to go before we return home to you but every day brings us closer to that long anticipated reunion.  I look forward to the day when I stand before you again and release your loved one back to you.  I know that everyone is feeling the strains of deployment by now and that it seems like this deployment will never end. 

Please hang in there and ask for help if you need it.  The Maine Army National Guard and US Army have many programs available to you if you need them.  Feel free to contact the Yellow Ribbon Staff at 1-207-430-5772/1-207-430-5775 or online at http://www.me.ngb.army.mil/Family/yellow-ribbon.php; if you have any issues. Military One Source is a great site for assistance as well and its web address is www.militaryonesource.com.
It is hard to believe that school has started and the summer is over.  I always hated September as a child. I wish all of our students the best in the upcoming school year.  More importantly, good luck to the parent who is trying to get the student off to school in the morning.

In closing as always; thank you for the support you’ve shown your Soldier and your continued support of the 1136th!

My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.  Thank you.

Past Letters

Families and Friends of the 1136th,

We have arrived safely to our destination.  Over the last few days your Soldiers have worked extremely hard to learn their specific jobs from the Soldiers we are replacing.  Just like at Fort Hood; they have given a 110% and I received many positive comments from Senior Officers and NCOs on the professionalism of the 1136th.  I’m pleased to report that we promoted over 15 Soldiers while we were at Fort Hood and I am sure we will be able to continue promoting Soldiers throughout this deployment.  

I was pleased to see so many of you at the airport in Bangor during our brief stop, despite the short notice.  Unfortunately, the Army didn’t inform us about landing in Bangor until the night before.  The Soldiers truly cherished their visit back to the great state of Maine.

Yesterday we conducted the Transfer of Authority Ceremony.  The ceremony marked the point where the unit we are replacing officially turned over responsibility to the 1136th.  All of your Soldiers have a very important mission here and they are meeting the challenge head on.   

This is a multinational base and we are lucky enough to work closely with people from all over the world.   We have received a very positive reception from everyone here on base and there is not much to complain about; the food is good and the weather is warm - it has rained a bit too much.

In closing, I can honestly say that I’m proud to be your Soldier’s Commanding Officer.  Thank you for the support you’ve shown your Soldiers and your continued support of the 1136th!

CPT Pete C
1136th TC (SECFOR)
Commanding