Jason Beck in Blog on October 17, 2011
I recently returned from a year-long deployment to eastern Afghanistan where I commanded a detachment and provided direct support to both Combined Joint Task Force-101 (CJTF-101) and CJTF-1, which were led by the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division and the 1st Cavalry Division respectively. I spent the better part of the past year traveling throughout the 14 provinces, which comprised the Regional Command East. Whether on combat patrols with my forward teams or planning back at Bagram Airfield I learned [...]
Jason Beck in Blog on October 6, 2011
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On the passing of Steve Jobs, I find myself surprisingly moved for someone I did not know personally. The extent of my relationship to Steve Jobs is that I was one of those hundreds or thousands that sent an email to Steve at email@example.com in 2004 and he wrote back (unexpectedly) to start a brief chat. At the time he was battling pancreatic cancer, but he still found time to send back a note to [...]