Sometimes you will hear people use the term "Big Army". What I think they mean is that the Army really has so many missions in so many geographic locations.
This fact really settled in with me this week while working in the Pentagon, Headquarters, Department of the Army. We received requests for Army Reservists and National Guardsmen to serve missions in such locations as Baku, Azerbaijan; Amman, Jordan; Botswana; Haiti; and Beirut, Lebanon. These missions are typically State Partnership type missions where training occurs between U.S. Soldiers and allied nations. The missions in Haiti are typically focused on medica and dental support and some reconstruction projects due to the Earthquake effects. Wow, really impressive stuff and it makes me proud to be part of such an organization with such scope!
Also, I am excited for the new Iphone App for this blog!! I need to make sure to get the App so it will be easier to update/blog!!