I am pretty sure my brother won’t even see this, I don’t think he knows I have a blog. But I am going to brag and embarrass him anyway.
But today is my little brother’s birthday!
He is spending it in Japan!
While I am bummed I don’t get to celebrate with him on his birthday, I am so super proud of him.
Because I have only communicated with him on email, and he can’t talk to me about what he is doing on there, I will share the Air Force press release.
"4/8/2011 - Pacific Air Forces -- A C-5 Galaxy transported Marines and their equipment from the Initial Response Force to Yokota Air Base on April 3. The Chemical Biological Incident Response Force is a 155-person team comprised of Marines from Naval Support Facility, Indian Head, Md. As a smaller element of the chemical, biological, and incident response force, the CBIRF is specifically trained in the areas of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosion operations. The IRF will support Operation Tomodachi by providing a rapid response capability, and if requested, can assist and advise Japanese authorities.”
There are 2 videos, one dark and grainy video of them arriving late at night, and another of them doing demonstrations.
(I think he is the 3rd one getting on the bus in the first loading scene)
(I sent him this – he wrote back “Haha I'm one of the dudes in the yellow tent standing at parade rest...when they zoom in on the dude from boot to head I'm the dude to the right of him”)
My little brother is the funniest person ever, and will always make you laugh. He gives the best hugs and I miss them.
He has really turned into a great man and I am so proud of him and who he has become. He is my hero and I love him.
Happy 22nd birthday Austin! I miss you!!