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    On May 25th here in Taji, Iraq we will be having a bodybuilding competition for our troops who are currently serving here. I'm tyring to see if any companies would be willing to provide some sample supplements for the soldiers competiting. I'm trying to come up with a nice little gift bag for them just like ones you would typically recieve in shows in the US. I am currently serving in Iraq as well. I have been competiting in the figure division for about a year now. I think it's great that we have soldiers here fighting the fight and also finding the time to work out! Please feel free to contact me here or my email address, kelly.rabeca@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Rabeca View Post
    On May 25th here in Taji, Iraq we will be having a bodybuilding competition for our troops who are currently serving here. I'm tyring to see if any companies would be willing to provide some sample supplements for the soldiers competiting. I'm trying to come up with a nice little gift bag for them just like ones you would typically recieve in shows in the US. I am currently serving in Iraq as well. I have been competiting in the figure division for about a year now. I think it's great that we have soldiers here fighting the fight and also finding the time to work out! Please feel free to contact me here or my email address, kelly.rabeca@gmail.com

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    Right on SSG Dean... and nice to see you made it back from R&R safely. You need to start going to the big gym in the morning so you can motivate me..

    Hope you get the support your looking for from these awesome companies. A little goes along way with these joe's out here who are working tirelessly trying to make a differance here and also trying to make a differance in themselves.
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    This is a great idea and the troops would LOVE it! When I was in Iraq we had a few powerlifting comps. and those were a blast but no samples or anything.
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    Thanks AFJON I'm hoping for some support from the companies. Its amazing how many people result to weight lifting to help them get through their time here I think it's great.

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    Thanks. Just came back from R&R last week. I've been heading to the gym at like 4am now. Busy busy busy right.
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    Ha ha. Thanks. I'm just hoping we get a little support for the guys in the show. Bodybuilding.com is going to advertise the show, so that's pretty cool.

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    they are having one next month in Yongson south korea also im gonna try and gather some support for

    let me talk to my folks and see whatwe can do
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    must be nice that the Army gets REAL gyms on thier bases. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    they are having one next month in Yongson south korea also im gonna try and gather some support for

    let me talk to my folks and see whatwe can do
    That would be awesome we would greatly appreciate the support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    must be nice that the Army gets REAL gyms on thier bases. lol

    Yeah, the gyms aren't too bad here, but the Air Force gets the real good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Rabeca View Post
    Yeah, the gyms aren't too bad here, but the Air Force gets the real good stuff.
    Yeah, our gyms are pretty nice...
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    where u at right now JON
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    Taji, Iraq
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    where u at right now JON
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    you both are in iraq?

    Im at osan ab right now in the ROK

    115 days to go until my 1 yr sentence is up ugh
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    Nice. I have 11 more months here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    you both are in iraq?

    Im at osan ab right now in the ROK

    115 days to go until my 1 yr sentence is up ugh
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    Kelly,

    What kind of scale are we talking (how many competitors, etc?)

    RPN would be glad to donate some product, so let me shoot you an email in a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    where u at right now JON
    I'm at Misawa right now. I was actually at Osan before I got here. Southern Japan is nice but Misawa is way up in the sticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Kelly,

    What kind of scale are we talking (how many competitors, etc?)

    RPN would be glad to donate some product, so let me shoot you an email in a bit.
    Wow thats great DSADE, I'm sure the troops will really appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJON View Post
    Wow thats great DSADE, I'm sure the troops will really appreciate it.
    I'm a vet myself, and spent a tour in Saudi..I understand how much working out comes to mean in that environment.
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    This is awesome, I'm glad to see this. Our troops need as much support as we can give them.

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    I consider people serving in the military as heros/heroine. Hope you can get some supplements over there. I'm amazed you have internet access over there. Is it Satalite or what?. Good luck and God Bless.
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    Right now were looking at roughly 15 people.
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    Kelly,

    What kind of scale are we talking (how many competitors, etc?)

    RPN would be glad to donate some product, so let me shoot you an email in a bit.
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    No kidding. That's cool. Lifting is such a good way to get in shape and pass the time here.
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    I'm a vet myself, and spent a tour in Saudi..I understand how much working out comes to mean in that environment.
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    geez.. sarge dean.. if i help you out can i get some of the goodies too.. jus kiddin.. but really... if you want some help im sure i can pull myself away from the XBox to give you a hand.
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    Thank you very much for your support. As for internet, it's amazing some of the comforts we have here, it still kind of sucks being away from our families for 15 months. You have to find a good hobby here to keep your sanity.

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    I consider people serving in the military as heros/heroine. Hope you can get some supplements over there. I'm amazed you have internet access over there. Is it Satalite or what?. Good luck and God Bless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    I'm a vet myself, and spent a tour in Saudi..I understand how much working out comes to mean in that environment.
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bone View Post
    I consider people serving in the military as heros/heroine. Hope you can get some supplements over there. I'm amazed you have internet access over there. Is it Satalite or what?. Good luck and God Bless.
    Some of the bigger bases in the "desert" are hooked up pretty nice. I was at Balad/Anaconda in Iraq and we had a damn near full size gym, a Burger King, Pizza Hut, and a Taco Bell.izza:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFJON View Post
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.
    Ours was open 24 hours a day (Prince Sultan Airbase, outside of Riyadh) and there is nothing like some late night cardio and a HEAVY chest workout, then walking out into an 85 degree 2 a.m. ultra clear, starry evening, with the peaceful serenity a stark contrast to the complete chaos so close by.
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    Oh yeah. I know it sound cheezy.. but totally maxamizing my time here. I'm for the gym at 4AM then I try to get some college work, then I'm work on another personal trainer cert. I keep pretty busy while I'm here.
    Quote Originally Posted by AFJON View Post
    Very true. When I was in Iraq working 14-16 hours a day, I still found the time everyday to hit the gym. I had to get up at 3a.m. but it damn sure was worth it.
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    Yep. It's just starting to get hot here. This heat is killer, it's even worse in Kuwait.. no breeze there.
    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Ours was open 24 hours a day (Prince Sultan Airbase, outside of Riyadh) and there is nothing like some late night cardio and a HEAVY chest workout, then walking out into an 85 degree 2 a.m. ultra clear, starry evening, with the peaceful serenity a stark contrast to the complete chaos so close by.
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    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Rabeca View Post
    Oh yeah. I know it sound cheezy.. but totally maxamizing my time here. I'm for the gym at 4AM then I try to get some college work, then I'm work on another personal trainer cert. I keep pretty busy while I'm here.
    Thats funny, I did the exact same things while I was there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea
    I've been to both and I don't think either were too bad. I know a lot of people hated Osan, but I really enjoyed my time there. If you get away from Songtan theres a lot of stuff to do in Korea. Plus, traveling is crazy cheap there.
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    I just came back from Balad. It's huge! They have a pretty nice chow hall.
    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outside Backer View Post
    I LEARNED id be heading to balad in a few weeks had i not gotten orders here to korea last yr.

    i dunno 4-6 months in balad or 1 yr in korea

    i'da taken the balad trip. i did korea back in 99 and i was an alcoholic at 19. back then they sold budweiser in the vending machines for a dollar a can. deployments is what got me into the gym and loving how it made me look and feel. plus its the only thing that keeps me from whoopin ass on my junk-ass warrant officer(working out that is)
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