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"Progress in this kind of a conflict is very slow, but it is steady and we are definitely experiencing success. Although our troops continue to fight very hard and always maintain an inspirational spirit, the human cost of battle is very real. Please know that your kindness has brought cheer into the hearts of these brave men and women who must attend to the difficult work of combat, and will always remind us of why we are here. We want to thank you for your unyeilding dedication to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. No support is greater needed than that of our American people. God Bless you all for your generosity."

Chaplain Eric Albertson, 1st Calvary Division

Photography Journal by Chaplain Eric Albertson, 1st Calvary Division

Combined Joint Task Force

The Regional Command East Combined Joint Task Force 1 Chaplain's office has received a number of care packages from Operation Shoebox NJ. Chaplain Eric Anderson of the 1st Calvary Division has been kind enough to share his photo journal of life in a forward area of Bagram, Afghanistan with us. View his letter.

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