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marinejcksn
02-01-2009, 07:19 AM
After over 7 months out here in the sandbox, I'm finally heading back to Hawaii! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here; ya'll were a Godsend in helping me whether it was advice, good conversation or simply passing time. I wont be coming back to work from now on until we leave, got a long trip over a few days before I'm home. After that, I probably wont be here for a few weeks; we've got some vacation time locked in. Thanks ya'll, take care! :cool:

Constitutionally Speaking
02-01-2009, 07:24 AM
Welcome back home.

Take your time, you've earned it.

Moon
02-01-2009, 07:36 AM
Congrats! Travel safe and come see us when you're all settled!

Jumpy
02-01-2009, 08:08 AM
Congratulations!!! When you get back to my neck of the woods, be sure to stay active at CU... If you go out to celebrate here locally, I will buy you a beer! Thank you for your continued service.

linda22003
02-01-2009, 08:46 AM
Hurray! Take some well deserved time off, then come back to the CU fray.

alaskamomma
02-01-2009, 09:35 AM
woo hoo,
thank you for your service and enjoy being with your family.

SarasotaRepub
02-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Good job Marine and welcome back, I sure you are thrilled! :D

Goldwater
02-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Woo! Well done!

newshutr
02-01-2009, 10:45 AM
Welcome home, Marine!! Good job and THANK YOU!

AlmostThere
02-01-2009, 11:09 AM
GREAT NEWS! And thank you for all that you and the the other men and women serving America have done. We do appreciate your sacrifices. :)

tacitus
02-01-2009, 11:23 AM
Welcome back and thank you for the sacrifices you have made in the service of your country. I hope you don't have to return for quite a while so you can enjoy your new TV!:D

Troll
02-01-2009, 12:34 PM
God bless you, MJ.

Bubba Dawg
02-01-2009, 01:18 PM
May God Bless and Keep you and yours.

Welcome home. :)

lacarnut
02-01-2009, 01:27 PM
Great job soldier and enjoy your vacation.

Lager
02-01-2009, 03:06 PM
God speed Marine. I wish you a joyous and happy homecoming. Enjoy your new found time off and relaxation. You've earned it.

cat714
02-01-2009, 03:28 PM
That is wonderful news Marine! Have a safe trip back home and God Bless.

marinejcksn
02-05-2009, 04:03 AM
Thanks for all the kind wishes everyone! I'm happy to report we've made it safely through the first part of our long trip; we're in Kuwait. Now it's just a few days here, then off to Germany and home. We got 2 long 4 day weekends lined up, pretty much back to back so I'll probably stop by and see how you're all doing next week on the brand new laptop I'm gonna go shopping for when I get my big TV. :D

RobJohnson
02-05-2009, 04:51 AM
This is great news.

Praying for your safe travel home.

Sonnabend
02-05-2009, 06:15 AM
Welcome home , sir :D

asdf2231
02-05-2009, 10:52 AM
TANK YOU! And welcome home and snag a Whattaburger as soon as you can.

Well Done Marine! :)

noonwitch
02-05-2009, 11:54 AM
Welcome back, and enjoy your time in Hawaii. It's cold everywhere else.

Rebel Yell
02-05-2009, 11:59 AM
From a former Squid, well done Jarhead. Try not to play in the litter box when you get home, that's not sand.:D



Seriously, welcome back.

PoliCon
02-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Thanks for all the kind wishes everyone! I'm happy to report we've made it safely through the first part of our long trip; we're in Kuwait. Now it's just a few days here, then off to Germany and home. We got 2 long 4 day weekends lined up, pretty much back to back so I'll probably stop by and see how you're all doing next week on the brand new laptop I'm gonna go shopping for when I get my big TV. :D

make sure you take lots of quiet time. My friend came home a month ago - thought he was fine to go back to work - he wasn't.

Molon Labe
02-05-2009, 12:23 PM
Congratulations on getting out of the box in one piece and healthy.
Hope you've got tons of leave banked!

Odysseus
02-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Welcome back. Take some leave and kick back. You've earned it.

marinejcksn
02-06-2009, 07:21 AM
Congratulations on getting out of the box in one piece and healthy.
Hope you've got tons of leave banked!

Just over 60 days of vacation time saved up; we got back-to-back 96 weekends so I'm not planning on taking leave until November; going back to PA and hunt deer with my pop. :D

TRAVEL UPDATE: Woke up this mornin' at 0330; showered and shaved, dressed down my cot & packed away my sleeping back, hauled all my gear outside, staged all my bags and helped fellow Marines do the same, stood outside in the 30 degree wind until 0600 when they passed word that..............the freakin' plane was delayed and we're not leaving for another 24 hours!!!!!!! :mad:

Wifey is pis*ed off. heh heh

hampshirebrit
02-06-2009, 09:42 AM
Congratulations, MJ. You done good.

PoliCon
02-06-2009, 09:52 AM
Wifey is pis*ed off. heh hehWifey must be looking forward to getting laid ;) I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't even let you get home first! :D

Odysseus
02-06-2009, 10:19 AM
Wifey must be looking forward to getting laid ;) I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't even let you get home first! :D

I prefer the term "horizontal close-order drill." :D

PoliCon
02-06-2009, 10:36 AM
I prefer the term "horizontal close-order drill." :D

Call it what you like - I prefer it first thing in the morning myself! Makes everything look a little brighter :cool:

AlmostThere
02-06-2009, 02:36 PM
t.m.i.

Lars1701a
02-06-2009, 02:40 PM
Call it what you like - I prefer it first thing in the morning myself! Makes everything look a little brighter :cool:

Yes you and your hand will have a lovely day!!!!!! :D

PoliCon
02-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Yes you and your hand will have a lovely day!!!!!! :D
Don't be jealous of the stink finger :p

movie buff
02-06-2009, 05:07 PM
Awesome!
Welcome back, buddy!

marinejcksn
02-13-2009, 05:45 PM
Wifey must be looking forward to getting laid ;) I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't even let you get home first! :D

Yeah you could say that. I definitely made up for lost time. Ha :D

It's great to be home, I must say!

blueyonder
02-13-2009, 06:04 PM
After over 7 months out here in the sandbox, I'm finally heading back to Hawaii! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone here; ya'll were a Godsend in helping me whether it was advice, good conversation or simply passing time. I wont be coming back to work from now on until we leave, got a long trip over a few days before I'm home. After that, I probably wont be here for a few weeks; we've got some vacation time locked in. Thanks ya'll, take care! :cool:

Welcome home and THANK YOU!

hampshirebrit
02-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Yeah you could say that. I definitely made up for lost time. Ha :D

It's great to be home, I must say!

Welcome home. You should change your tag location to celebrate not being in Iraq any more...you have earned it, and we are glad that you made it back safely.

PoliCon
02-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Yeah you could say that. I definitely made up for lost time. Ha :D

It's great to be home, I must say! now the question is - how long with it take for the shit eating grin to disappear from off your face?

lawolverine
02-13-2009, 10:42 PM
nice to have you back! thanks for all your hard work, and patriotism. we are all in debt to you.

SaintLouieWoman
02-13-2009, 11:38 PM
Welcome back. We'll understand if we don't hear too much from you for a while. :D

asdf2231
02-14-2009, 01:05 AM
Wootage and welcome home!!

PoliCon
02-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Welcome back. We'll understand if we don't hear too much from you for a while. :D

What are you talking about - I think I heard him all the way here in Pittsburgh. At least I think it was him. No words just lots of loud noises . . . . . I wonder what he was doing to make those kinds of noises . . . . :eek:

asdf2231
02-14-2009, 09:36 PM
What are you talking about - I think I heard him all the way here in Pittsburgh. At least I think it was him. No words just lots of loud noises . . . . . I wonder what he was doing to make those kinds of noises . . . . :eek:


Well you know those MRE's bind you up something fierce...

:D

PoliCon
02-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Well you know those MRE's bind you up something fierce...

:D

ooooh so you think it was maybe relief from constipation? :eek: