Ithica New York native, Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Deis, New York Army National Guard, assigned to Security Force Company D, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, speaks with National Guard Bureau Chief Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum at the conclusion of an open forum meeting at Camp Phoneix in Kabul, Afghanistan.
?You leave your family, you leave your loved ones, you leave your job, you leave your education and do not know for sure exactly when it is going to come back to you.? Blum told New York Guard members whose mission is to train the Afghan National Army and Police.
?It takes a special breed of men and women, that I am proud to be a part of, that calls themselves National Guard,".
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