Note from Chris: This will be a new blog series on following that adventures of Ravis and Bret Hellyer, a soldier deployed in Afghanistan for the next year.

HI my name is Ravis (latin for grizzly) This is the start of an adventure for me. My first stop is in Butte, MT where I got to play miner for a night. But in a few weeks I am being deployed to Afghanistan. I will be joinin SPC Bret Hellyer and his unit for their year long tour over there. So next time you see me the background will be much different. Watch for me!