Too many lead pics to count …
This one is so casual, maybe they are talking World Cup?
Just two happy dudes here …
And the final goodbye in Afghanistan. To a Standing O.
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More from Afghanistan and Kuwait!
“Who wants a hat?”
Yesterday I posted links to two albums from the Regional Command East entitled “Motivational Theatre” with some pictures of David, Dan, Jason and Dean during their performance. The ablums chronicled the team’s arrival, performance and photos with the military men and women in attendance.
For those of you who did not see yesterday’s post, you will not want to miss these awesome, and often moving, pictures:
Arrival and performance
Photos with the troops
But last night I went through every single picture, picked the largest setting, and saved SEVENTY-THREE (73) of my favourites here. It was a tough job, but some FOD Mod had to do it
All high rez and LARGE! A beautiful summary of the evening in Afghanistan.
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Pipay/Faith gets a special greeting from David
David was kind enough to wish a fan a special birthday. Click on the picture to listen Source
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What a wonderful idea to bring BEGIN. CDs to the troops during this military tour.
It’s the perfect collection of inspirations and uplifting, powerful songs. This CD will be eye, and ear, opening up to many, providing a new set of fans who may have not even known of David before.
Here are but a few pictures of that CD and those who received one during this tour.
… and one more:
The Story of Danibear777
We read with interest a tweet a few days ago:
Following with interest, we were curious to see if this would happen. Here’s what happened next:
Looks like Danielle was going to see the show! And then THIS happened!
So she got to go!!! And then, THIS happened!
And she rounded the whole experience out with this …
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Walter Clark ~ you are EVERYWHERE!
Walter Clark is the nurse who provided some great pictures and provided the Bring Him Home video on his Facebook account. And yesterday, we saw him in a picture with David, Dan and Jason looking particularly happy! I love this shot!
I have no idea what he’s done, but Walter looks incredibly guilty.
And here he is videotaping David. Excellent vantage point Walter. Naree would be envious lol.
If you are reading this, we are just teasing with ya, we love you W! You are welcome to chat with us in comments
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The coin pass!
From Dean Kaelin’s July 19th Blog:
Military leaders all have their own special coin created. When someone offers exceptional service, the leader will sometimes “coin” the person. They do this by placing the coin in their palm and then shaking your hand, passing the coin to you. We have been “coined” at nearly all of the places we have performed. So I have a very cool collection of coins to bring home as souvenirs.
Is this what happened here, when the two generals came up onstage to close the show?
And is this what David could have in his pocket? Eagle Eyes @kcupjunkie spotted that. Too round to be an iphone.
The original pic. I’m thinking yes!
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Dan Clark Speaks some more
Great tweet and acknowledgement of the wonderful team on this trip
The tweet took you to Dan’s FB page. Go on over there and like and show the love. That message was so sweet!
I’m growing attached to all these guys too!
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An add from Dean Kaelin
Dean posted a comment on his own blog yesterday, after he friended a number of folks and they provide alot of comments:
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Military Tour Buzz
From the SLC Tribune: Source
Utah singer David Archuleta returned from his LDS mission earlier this year, but he’s still got the travel bug. Archuleta, the former “American Idol” runner-up, is on tour performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan,he wrote Friday on his website.
Archuleta visited Bahrain and Kuwait before landing in Afghanistan, where he encountered dry desert heat that “feels like a hair-dryer blowing in your face.” He also met soldiers who thanked him for “bring[ing] a piece of home”.
“These are people who learn what the word ‘duty’ means,” Archuleta wrote. “They literally put their lives on the line with rockets being shot at the bases, mines exploding their and civilians’ paths, and suicide bombers coming at them.”
“A Day of Inspiration for their Heroes”
From Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System. Thanks to Violet4ever for sending this to us.
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Armed Forces Entertainment presented the Dan Clark and friends’ tour as part of their summer events series. This presented an opportunity for service members, Department of Defense civilians and military contractors to enjoy laughter, music and motivational speaking, while taking a break from the over 115 degree temperatures here in Kuwait.
The performance called for an afternoon of music, comedy and motivational theater and featured Dan Clark, A New York Times bestselling author, most notably for his contributions to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series; David Archuleta, the American Idol Season 7 runner-up as well as a platinum selling singer; and the one man comedy and music act Jason Hewlett.
According to Clark, this tour is one of many he puts on for the military. He said it is a way for him to give back a little bit of his time and to help service members through motivational speeches. Clark said he also does a lot of resiliency training on military bases helping service members with professional, personal and family matters.
“It is the greatest honor of my life to be able to bring this event to the dedicated and selfless men and women who sacrifice so much for our nation,” said Clark.
“I got with David and Jason to see if they wanted to be a part of this and they were just as motivated as I was to give something back to those who keep us safe and out of harm’s way,” Clark continued.
Since World War II AFE has been charged with providing entertainment to United States military personnel overseas by the DoD. Today they host more than 1,200 shows around the world, entertaining over 500, 000 service members at 270 military installations and proudly presenting thousands of volunteer entertainers to give military personnel a well-deserved break from the action.
“I hope that they continue to bring events like this to Camp Arifjan and other overseas bases. It is a great morale boost and gives service members a break from their everyday routine,” said Tania Trowbridge, audience member.
“The whole show was amazing, I really enjoyed each aspect because they gave you something different, and they made you laugh [Hewlett], cry [Archuletta] and think [Clark] all in one performance,” Trowbridge continued.
Archuletta concluded the show by giving thanks to all those who serve overseas and protect our great nation with their lives. He also wanted the service members to know that his youngest sister always includes a prayer for those who are serving before their family sits down to dinner.
The final song he performed was the Simon and Garfunkel classic “Bridge over troubled water” which brought the audience to a standing ovation.
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As Found aRound
A HUGE thanks to all of our commenters for bringing over alot of content for today. Before I put my post to bed, I check comments to see what I might have missed. You guys are great at bringing in some cool stuff, and we appreciate you doing that. Here are a few things I obviously missed during the day, but found them on comments. Wrapping it up thanks to you!
Whewww … that’s alot of stuff. What a gift we were giving over the past few days. What a great reception everyone has been getting. And the Military Tour team is giving just as much as they get, as stated by David in his blog over the weekend.
I’m excited for everything to come. HOW ABOUT YOU????
I’ll see you next Monday all! Stay cool