the final few

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Here are the last of my shots from FOB Al Masaak.

My time in Afghanistan is coming to a close…if all goes as planned I will begin the long travel towards home in a week!

Thanks for looking.

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  1. You have done a noble job. Thank you for your service to our Country, and your service to your blog readers. You are a true patriot and a great American.

  2. Ray's Mom says:

    I have to second the comment by Dale Wilson. thank you for your service I will miss your pictures from this assignment – but hopefully you will stay in touch. I look forward to your photos.

  3. Soldiers standing amongst Sunflowers… intentional? I like the contrast.

  4. Jenny says:

    Thank you for your service and I’m glad you’re coming home. I hope you keep your blog going when you return home. I have enjoyed your photos.

  5. artsifrtsy says:

    My thanks to you for your service. As an artist I love seeing your perspective and your hunt for beauty in the midst of turmoil. I’m excited to see what comes next for you.

  6. You have done a fantastic job and thank you for serving your contry and I hope you have a safe trip home……..

  7. Deliberately Delicious says:

    So pleased for you that you’ll soon be safely on your way home. I have loved seeing your photographs, seeing the beauty you find every day, and being reminded of the human faces of this conflict. I hope that you’ll continue to document life from home.

  8. Deborah says:

    It’s been a joy to visit your blog over the past several months. My friend is deploying
    very soon to a FOB in your vicinity; seeing where he’s going be thru your lens has been quite special.

    Thank you for your service and for sharing your talents and thoughts.

  9. Seconding what others have said – I’ll miss your photos from this area which have shown a different way of life.

  10. meanwhilein3 says:

    I have enjoyed every post, thank you for sharing your experiences with us all. Safe travels home and thank you for your service!

  11. Cheryl L says:

    I’ve been following your posts for a few months now and really enjoyed them. As a Soldiers’ Angel volunteer, anything at all that helps me do my job to support “my” soldiers is fantastic. My hope is that by enlightening me through your photos and words, I have been, and will continue to be, as supportive as possible to the brave men and women serving our Nation. So, Thank You for your service to our Country and a personal Thank You from a Proud Soldiers’ Angel!

    Safe Travels home 🙂

  12. Reggie says:

    I’d like to echo all the above comments too, Dan. It has been an instructive experience to visit your blog almost every day, and to gaze at this part of the world, which few of us will ever experience, through your eyes. I hope you will have a safe trip back home to your family, and that you will continue to write and post photos, wherever you may find yourself in the world.

  13. Karen says:

    Thank you for all the lovely posts 🙂 All the best for the future for you and your family. Hope to see some more posts once you’re home and settled 😀

  14. Thank you for sharing your time in Afghanistan with us. Safe journey home.

  15. P.S. I Love Soap Co. says:

    Thank you for your service and have a safe journey back:)

  16. Dear Dan, it’s been great following you during your time in Afghanistan. I wish you a wonderful reunion with your family and looking forward to your next chapter! Sharon

  17. elisaruland says:

    Thank you for your service, Dan. I hope you travels home are safe and speedy!!

  18. kathyruth says:

    So happy for you. Have safe trip home, Again thanks for all the wonderful pictures Kathy

  19. Jeanne says:

    I have enjoyed looking at your pictures and info on FOB Apache. My daughter is scheduled to arrive there sometime soon. I searched the internet looking for some insight in to what she would be up against. Thank you , and have a safe trip home.

  20. Have a safe trip home! Thank you so much for your service to our country. We have enjoyed your blog and your photos. ~Patricia & Jack

  21. […] night before I went to bed I published the post the final few.  I meant it was the last of my pictures from Al Masaak, not from […]

  22. Awesome, beautiful photos, as always. Safe travels, Dan. God speed.

  23. All your photos I have seen are hauntingly beautiful and for different reasons.

    I pray for you: safe passage home and minimal culture shock. (I knew someone who claimed to get culture shock going from MA to FL, lol ;))

    With deep gratitude for your service.
    Be well, be loved, be home. Peace.

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