When I signed my name on the dotted line for the United State Air Force, it confirmed that for the next six years, Uncle Sam owned me. At the time, I had no idea I would eventually have my own radio show.  I also never thought the two worlds would merge. If you haven't heard by now, I will be deploying soon with the U.S. Air Force. My last day behind the mic will be March 7.

I broke the news Monday, March 3 on the air, but close friends and family already knew about my deployment. Since announcing my departure, many of you have stopped me at a ball game, restaurant, grocery store, or even stopped by the station to wish me luck. I appreciate everyone's words of encouragement. It means a lot to know myself and our fellow United States soldiers have tremendous support from this community and the surrounding area.

I just want to point out how amazing our listeners are. I have received many Facebook messages and e-mails wishing me luck, but not only that, asking for the address of my deployed duty station to send care packages. I will make sure to make that available as soon as I get the information.

It wouldn't be right to leave without saying thank you to everyone at the station. We have had a lot of changes, but one thing has been consistent and that is how well they have treated me. They hired me knowing my military background, knowing that I could potentially be deployed. They have always stuck by me and for that, I am grateful.

I would like to personally thank each and every one who has ever listened to me, whether it be on KIX 105, 92.3 BOB-FM, or broadcasting a sporting event whether it be football, basketball, or baseball. I know the station won't miss a beat, we have some hard working people in this building that work hard everyday to bring you great radio.

I will try and keep you all updated as much as possible, internet access is limited, but you can always add me on Facebook. Thanks again for all the support.

Just like that corny line they use in the movies: "this isn't goodbye, just a see ya later."

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