Saturday, January 23, 2010

Before You Gripe About Going To The Gym... Look At This!

Nicholas Birkner with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion and of Fairview Heights, Illinois works out in the gym at Combat Outpost (COP) Zerak on January 21, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan.

Our soldiers stay strong and fit using PVC piping on a dirt floor. They do this for us! As we walk through our daily life and happen upon a Service Member in uniform...truly we have no idea where they have been or what they have seen or what they have done. Each and every American Soldier deserves our thanks and constant prayers. They are U.S. Soldiers. They are our warriors!

May Almighty God protect each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine.


CI-Roller Dude said...

At the camps in Bosnia we had some really great gyms. Better that some in the US.
In iraq, if you were near Baghdad, we had all kinds of good gyms and stuff...

but when I was at Camp Gannon-- on the Syrian border, there wasn't even running water most of the time.
the gym the Marines made used large cans filled with sand for weights...the tow bars from humvees were curling bars,
for pull up, the nailed boards to a blown up doorway...
and for cardio...we just wore our 35 LBs of body armor all the time...
dang I almost miss that...(just kidding)

Lily said...

Thank you SO MUCH CI-Roller Dude for your sacrifices and your service!!!!

Thank you SO MUCH Airman Mom for bringing attention to the hardships and sacrifices our Soldier's go through for us ;)

AirmanMom said...

roller I stated in my post, we just never know when we happen upon a soldier what they have been through. I thank you for all you have done for me.

AirmanMom said...

lily...I thank you for taking the time to read my words, look at the photos and caring about our soldiers.

Mary said...


Thank you for the beautiful thank you card. I received it last week in the mail.

Praying for our men and women in uniform.


AirmanMom said... are a sweet blessing in my life.

christian soldier said...

please add his mother to your prayer list:

lela said...

Amen, Amn Mom, Amen!