Bound for Baghdad


I am a few hours away from stepping on a plane for the first leg of my journey to Baghdad, Iraq for the Iroq-Band competition taking place next week. I am honored to be asked to support the event, and I am looking forward to meeting many of service men and women that are Xbox LIVE members and blog readers who have emailed me countless tips to prepare for this experience. We’ll be recording a bunch of video for upcoming Inside Xbox segments which will air next month. With all of the travel and security involved in this trip, my online time (blog posts, twitter, twitpics and flickr) will be extremely limited. I will try to post updates to twitter if the opportunity arises, but I want to warn you that I’ll be unusually quiet (which I am sure won’t bother some of you) during my radio silence.  

During my absence, my podcast co-host e will be keeping you updated on Xbox LIVE ‘stuff’ here on the blog, while litheon will continue to keep the site and chat online and running as usual.

Thanks and I’ll be back in about 10-days with what I am sure will be extraordinary stories to share with you.




  • Sayayindark

    Good luck and take care Major, greetings from Venezuela.


  • sho220

    have fun and be safe major.


  • thetonyclifton

    Well done major.

    Make sure you talk to them when the cameras are nowhere near you- you will get much more from it.

    Good luck.


  • ChiefJudy

    Have a great and safe trip and say thank you to the troops.

    And with the Lancer you should be okay 😉 lol


  • HFC

    Say Hi to the folks and best wishes from Brisbane, Australia.

    @Ganon255 – you have a valid point mate. We have to be careful to seperate out the actions of government from the instruments of policy (service people) who are sent to do their job. I for one only hope that our intervention in Iraq (I’m a Brit) plants a trojan horse for “democracy” in the middle east that eventually leads to some of the neighbouring countries changing it’s ways…(on that note – If we have I-roq in Iraq maybe we can take track-and-field to I-ran 🙂


  • Mr Mcfluffin

    PMSL @ HFC!!!! 🙂 Point well made mate….and ditto on Ganon’s comments 🙂 I also disagree with the purposes and intentions of this war, but at the same time can’t wait to hear what Major has to say about the state of things. My friend spent 6 months in Iraq and told me some amazing things I never knew about the country, not to mention some great photos…I just hope the sitution calms down sooner rather than later…

    Peace out y’all! 🙂 xxx


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