Well the world has certainly changed since my last note. I would probably be worried if I was talking to any other group but if you are reading this then you have retired or been involved with the profession of arms in some shape or form. Now folks like us might not be great at everything but when the chips are down there is no one you can count on more than the men and women who wear the uniform, be they active duty or retired! As we all know in chaotic times, in the middle of the storm, there needs to be a calm hand on the tiller. We need to be the steady hand in our own orbit. Take care of your family and friends and keep them strong! For as we all know morale or lack of morale is ultimately the difference between victory and defeat. Being Soldiers we all know Mr. Murphy and have been involved in Charlie Foxtrot’s both large and small. The lesson I have taken from many of my bad experiences is that it is never as bad as you think it is and conversely you are never doing as good as you think. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. I think that is where we are right now, somewhere in the middle.

          I have no doubt that our nation we love so much and who you have given so much will come out the other end of this thing in good shape. That’s just the character of the American citizen. In the meantime, we have some hard rowing in rough seas to accomplish. Let’s make sure we lead on this in your own way. Stay connected with your family and neighbors through digital, phone, or tin cans with string, this is no time to go through a crisis alone. If you are alone and need help do not hesitate to reach out and call. I guarantee any member who finds someone in distress will answer the call and ensure our folks get the help they need.
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