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By Dennis Daily
United Press International
From the Life & Mind Desk
Published 12/11/2002 5:39 PM
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WELCOME BACK, TIPPIN AND TROUPE

Just as some entertainers are headed for far-flung parts of the world to do USO shows for GIs during the holidays, country's Aaron Tippin and his band and crew have just returned.  CMT says Tippin performed during a long Thanksgiving stint in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Qatar.  Tippin tells the network that he and his troupe slept in tents and ate in the mess hall, wanting to share the experience that the American troops are having.  "It was tough," he said.  He also said he was in awe of the way that pilots fly planes in the dark using night-vision goggles.  By the way, the troupe's return to the States was delayed for two days because of problems with customs and paperwork in Qatar.

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