Most of you may know this by now, but for those who don't know yet we are not going to Germany as planned. We are now going to Ft. Bliss, TX instead. Jesse will be with 1st Armor Division, 3rd Brigade. The decision was made because with Germany Jesse wouldn't be able to have as many opportunities to be an active leader in a combat situation. The unit in Germany was involving training units from all over the world, rarely deploying. Jesse wanted a unit in which he would be able to be a little more hands on. We are scheduled to be there at the beginning of November.
Ft. Bliss is an expanding post (much like Ft. Benning at this time), expecting to have a 300% increase by the year 2012. They are rebuilding everything including training areas, shopping centers, and housing. It is located next to El Paso, which is right next to the Mexican and New Mexico borders.
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It should be interesting moving to a hot climate again, since the southwest is where I spent a good portion of my youth. We will also be very close to Arizona, which a portion of my family currently lives. Jesse has a good chance of deploying shortly after we get to Texas to Afganistan. We don't know anything 100% as of now, but it is a very good possibility at this time.
We will keep you posted the best that we can!
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