Tag: Deployment

Quotes July 10, 2020

When we deployed, in our heads, the towel we left hanging next to the shower to dry, would still be hanging there when we got back. Well, it won’t be. If it is, some important questions need to be asked.
Adam Fenner
 
 
 
 
Worry only about what you control. The rest is war.
The world he had left was not ready for his return, or rather, he was not ready to return to the world he had left.
Matthew J. Hefti
 
 
 
 
And that was my homecoming. It was fine, I guess. Getting back feels like your first breath after nearly drowning. Even if it hurts, it’s good.
Phil Klay
 
 
 
 
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
 
 
 
I am a human rocket on a mission of deployment / I’ve been cocked and loaded, ready for the culmination / I am a human missile guided by a secret agenda / That commands my every thought and deed and wills me on my way
Mark Allen Mothersbaugh
 
 
 
 
A military service member can be deployed for a training exercise, peacekeeping mission, or to the middle of a warzone, so each deployment carries a unique set of circumstances that can affect the military member’s children in different ways.
Ron Avi Astor
 
 
 
 
A deployment involves a cycle of events with distinct features, set of experiences, and effects in each of at least 3 periods: pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment.
Deborah Harrison

Quotes March 27, 2020

“It is something that cannot be explained or even understood until you’ve lived it; a man can’t know or fully appreciate his life until he’s been close enough to taste the end of it, and the bonds forged in battle are some of the strongest a man could ever have. We are brothers, the men of ODA 022, and though we didn’t have the same blood running through our veins, we had all shed the blood of others together, and knew that none of us would hesitate to step in the way of fate and take a round or jump on a grenade to save one another.”
Robert Patrick Lewis
Love Me When I’m Gone: The true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in post-9/11 war
 
 
 
 
When I deployed to Iraq with my fellow soldiers, putting our lives on the line for our country, no one in the media questioned our patriotism because of our religion.
Tulsi Gabbard
 
 
 
 
My father served 26 years in the Air Force as a pilot and a pioneer in our missile programs. I learned early about the sacrifices a family makes when a member is repeatedly deployed, and also the fulfillment that comes from serving our country. My brother, my son and I all became Marines.
Jim Webb
 
 
 
 
The right rules of engagement means giving our forward commanders the authority and flexibility to take the initiative and win. Trust our forward deployed warriors to do their job. Political appointees running the war from Washington is just wrong.
Ryan Zinke

Quotes August 30, 2019

Courtesy of The Quote Garden

 
 
What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world.
Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864
 
 
Where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Homesick in Heaven
 
 
Half of my heart is deployed.
Author Unknown
 
 
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
Author Unknown
 
 
Missing someone gets easier every day because even though it’s one day further from the last time you saw each other, it’s one day closer to the next time you will.
Author Unknown
 
 
Weave in faith and God will find the thread.
Author Unknown

Quotes July 12, 2019

Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I’m not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome.
Pete Hegseth
 
 
 
 
“It is something that cannot be explained or even understood until you’ve lived it; a man can’t know or fully appreciate his life until he’s been close enough to taste the end of it, and the bonds forged in battle are some of the strongest a man could ever have. We are brothers, the men of ODA 022, and though we didn’t have the same blood running through our veins, we had all shed the blood of others together, and knew that none of us would hesitate to step in the way of fate and take a round or jump on a grenade to save one another.”
Robert Patrick Lewis, Love Me When I’m Gone: The true story of life, love and loss for a Green Beret in post-9/11 war
 
 
 
 
“I’m obsessed with trying to recount events as accurately and honestly as possible, but in practice the only thing I’m really any good at is telling you how I feel.”
Jason Christopher Hartley, Just Another Soldier: A Year on the Ground in Iraq
 
 
 
 
“There are two things a combat deployment offers which all of us strongly desire. The first, being purpose. Every morning we woke up and knew why we were there. It is immediate and unavoidable. Although, it is extreme and unpleasant, there is a comfort in that purpose. The second, is simplicity. We have one goal. There are relatively simple rules on how to accomplish it, and we understand that just about everything will go wrong. Pretty simple.”
Adam Fenner, Post-Deployment Wisdom For Those Expecting A Returning Service Member
 
 
 
 
“Each month has an average of 30 days. Except the last month of deployment which has 2,794 days.”
Unknown