This deployment has offered me some tremendous opportunities to be involved in the lives of people and in various activities that could never be afforded in other places. Today I gathered together a team of over 40 volunteers from the Air Force and even had a Army chaplain assistant. We went out to clean up the site of an Iraqi war memorial. We did landscaping, debris removal, and basic maintance to the site. The great thing was that we teamed with some of the Iraqi Air Force. It was a true honor to be given a salute of thanks from one of the ranking officers but also to have an opportunity to show them mutual respect as they work closely with us in this mission of making a difference for the people of Iraq.