'Take Your Fobbit To Work Day' Ends In Newfound Respect, 27 Wounded In Action
KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN — Pentagon sources were proud to announce the success of a new, yearly event which allowed Fobbits — service-members who spend their entire tour on Forward Operating Base — the opportunity to venture out into Afghanistan alongside combat units.
"I was super excited when I first found out," said Specialist Jimmy McNulty, a finance soldier. "I'd spent months in my guard tower wondering what was out there. I couldn't wait to finally 'get some'. You know, when I got home and told a girl in a bar about the one time I left the wire."
The 'wire', as service-members call the protective barricade surrounding coalition bases, represents the departure of relative safety into the unknown.
While the thirty Fobbits who volunteered for the event were enthusiastic, their counterparts were less than thrilled. An embedded Duffel Blog reporter with the 101st Airborne spoke with a few infantryman who participated in Operation Zero to Hero.
"I couldn't believe the 'mission essential' cra…
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