Mel just got a status update from her cousin, a SFC with 3rd SF (2nd gen SF. His fathers a retired SgtMjr.), currently deployed to Kandahar province (or at least that's what he's cleared to say).
Seems he's doing alright. Missing home and missing comforts; but glad to be doing the job.
Our prayers go out to him, and his guys; and shortly our care package will as well.