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By cookinghardstyle ·
hello everyone, i am new to this site and i just wanted to greet everyone. i am currently deployed to iraq and i am going to school online for computer information systems and i am trying to learn as much as possible. please if you have any advice or tidbits i would love to know them.

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Welcome aboard.

by deepsand In reply to greetings

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