Network Center, Inc. is proud to announce that our very own employee is traveling to Kuwait to perform for the troops. Here is a note from Ric as he embarks on this honorable trip.
Some of you may know me and know that I am a musician. What most of you probably don’t know is to the extent music is still very much a part of my life. I have toured the country for more years than I care to remember and I continue to do so to this day. Often, these dates require a great deal of travel and time dedication outside of my main “gig” at Network Center, Inc.
I wish I had kept track of all the miles I have traveled in my music career. All the closed interstates, icy roads, hail storms, fog, cattle, pretty much every travel hazard you can think of. All of which would pale in comparison to the trip I am about to embark on.
I’ve just completed my early check-on for my flight with a final destination of Kuwait. Yes. Kuwait. My group has been asked to perform for what will surely be one of the highlights of my career, Ali Al Salem airbase in Kuwait. We will be entertaining troops who are coming back from and entering into various combat theaters as well as the troops who serve and support these folks for Halloween. I’ll be going to Qatar for a New Year’s Eve trip for the same purpose.
These trips wouldn’t be possible without the support of Network Center, Inc. Many businesses talk about giving back to their respective communities. The fact of the matter is, Network Center, Inc. consistently puts its money where its mouth is and takes no credit. So I feel the need to share what this organization does for its community without looking for photo-ops. Being an organization that believes in family first, giving back, and doing the right thing, they jumped at the chance to support my trip(s) to the Middle East by allowing me time away. Without their blessing and support, I would not be headed to the land of sand and heat to give a little something back.
I don’t know what to expect, other than a bit of time in the air and warmer temperatures. I have played in the thousands of gigs in my lifetime but none will compare to the thrill I will have giving a little bit of what I can. Especially to folks who are away from their families and friends selflessly protecting our interests here at home. I can’t articulate here how incredibly excited I am to have the opportunity to give in my own little and unique way.
I’ll be taking pictures and video of my experiences. Stop back and see what I’ve been up to. It can’t be all business here. Then of course, it’s not. Network Center, Inc. wouldn’t have it any other way.