Sunday, July 5, 2009

Watch Your 6!


U.S. Marines prepare to depart for the Helmand River Valley as part of a large-scale mission. An additional 21,000 U.S. troops will be sent to Afghanistan before the country's upcoming election, pushing totals near 68,000, twice as many as were there in 2008.

The Helmand River is the longest river in Afghanistan. The Helmand Valley is located in the southwestern portion of Afghanistan and occupies about one-fourth of the total area of the country. Average yearly rainfall in the valley area is about four inches. The valley is in the temperate zone with an elevation varying between 1,500 and 3000 feet. Temperatures range from 18 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity is low, and strong dry winds frequently blow in the westerly portion of the valley during July and August.

May Almighty God watch over these brave warriors.

May Almighty God give each of them strength.

May Almighty God be with the families, who love them so.

16 comments:

MightyMom said...

God bless them all...


but....


what's with the title of this post?? huh???

Tami said...

Thoughts and prayers are always with our military heroes.

God Bless,

aam

Sarge Charlie said...

god's speed young men

Citizen Soldier said...

Lord I ask you right now to touch these marines and everyone else that goes in with them. Please keep them safe Lord. Amen.

Julie said...

God bless our troops.

AirmanMom said...

mighty mom...thanks for stopping by.
'watch your 6' is a way to say, 'watch your back'...it's meant as a farewell and take care of yourself.

AirmanMom said...

aam...amen

AirmanMom said...

sarge...how blessed we are as a nation to call so many brave men and women "Our Soldiers".

AirmanMom said...

cs...AMEN!

AirmanMom said...

julie..I do thank you for taking the time to read this post!

Mike Golch said...

God,watch over the brave men.

AirmanMom said...

mike..I thank you for stopping by!

Mary said...

AM,

May God and His angels watch over these marines, give them strength to endure all that they have to and to give their families peace.

Awesome post.
Blessings,
Mary

AirmanMom said...

mary...your warm words are always deeply appreciated!

coffeypot said...

Such a God awful place to be sent. Bless them all.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...ditto!