The big day has finally come! I sent most of my squad back home! The US Army calls this â€średeployment.â€? Going from home to a war zone is called â€śdeployment,â€? and going the other way is â€średeployment.â€? Iâ€™m not sure why that is, but anyway, my soldiers all went home. Iâ€™m going to stay for another couple of days to finish handing things over to the unit thatâ€™s replacing us.
Our first order of business in redeployment was to pack up all of our equipment:
Reggie volunteered to be the one to pack all of the equipment into the container. He explained that the person heâ€™s named for was not only a famous Eagle, but was a famous Packer as well.
Once we sent the equipment off, it was time for the soldiers to load up! Because I have soldiers from so many different countries, I had to send them home to a lot of different places! Ian and Winston were the first to leave.
Steve was next.
And finally, I sent the others. All of the animal soldiers from the US have to go to the same location for outprocessing before they can go home:
(Reggie and Tony didnâ€™t get in the box because theyâ€™re flying themselves home)
Iâ€™m sure their families will be glad to see them! And donâ€™t worry - it will just be a couple of days before I go home, too!
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