Visited the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) specialists in our last stop of the military tour: Djibouti. I can’t believe the way these guys put themselves in such dangerous situations to save lives of people they don’t even know. They had me try on this 90-pound bomb suit that I could barely walk in and was sweating a ton– I cannot imagine trying to detonate a bomb in it. #Djibouti #ifeltlikeateletubby #EODspecialists

Dean Kaelin’s facebook update:

Excerpts from Jason Hewlett’s blog – US Troops Tour – Bagram, Afghanistan, Return to Kuwait, Addis Ababa & Djibouti, Africa

Oh, the silly minds of my children. They think I’m famous because I have a web site. So cute. They don’t know David yet. Now that’s famous.

Today is Tuesday, July 22 and we just landed in Djibuti, Africa. Whereas Addis Ababa is located higher up in the mountains, kind of chilly and SO refreshing to walk off the plane, our time was short in such nice weather. We are now in the same type of heat we experienced in Kuwait, with added humidity. Every soldier we told of our trip plans saying Djibuti was last they joked, “Well, that will dampen your trip to end there….” We have a break today and have a show tomorrow, so I’m hoping I can get a work out in, get this Blog post up, and have a great Final Show on our Tour for the Troops.

We arrive home in SLC, UT on Friday, July 26, at 1:30 PM on Delta from Paris, France. We’ll have flown for 2 days and nights in a row to get back.

We set up a web site for the Military Families, if there is a way to get it out there and spread the light and joy we brought to the warzones, it is There are only a certain amount of FREE Downloads available, and we hope the families of those serving can enjoy this great web site that will be gone in just over a week.

From @AnnieDAFG:

@DavidArchie David, “Elevator” is #17 in the top songs of South African radio station K-FM 94.5 today – woohoo :))

This came into the DBB inbox from AJ, one of David’s most dedicated fans who lives in Abuja, the federal capital of NIGERIA! Whooo hoooo for fans from Nigeria!


It’s AJ, the Diehard David Archuleta fan all the way from ABUJA, the Federal Capital of NIGERIA.

I wanted to share the experiences I have had and how David’s music has helped and affected me especially now with the changes going on in David’s life.

Perhaps other fans can find strength in “DAVID THE MESSENGER OF HOPE” an experience I had while listening to “When You Believe”

I also wanted to share “THE EXPERIENCE” to let fans know how David’s songs have been a sweet experience & a journey for me being a fan who resides in Abuja, Nigeria. These write-ups are how I have tried to put into words what I felt & feel whenever I listen to David’s songs.  I just want in my own way to let us fans realize once again just how much David has been a gift to us.

Fans have shared their experiences; THIS IS MINE!

Read her beautiful fan commentary as a sweet reminder of why we all should stand by David Archuleta, through both the quiet and exciting times. Click to expand the graphics.

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