This can't be said enough: Thanks for all the work you put into this.
At the risk of getting too emotional...
I was deployed overseas several years ago I admit, it wasn't the duty assignment--Istres, France--that was hard. It was my first, and only, deployment and it took me a little while to hit on everything. The Whiteboard had been running for a couple of years, and I'd found it just a month earlier. Reading TWB and laughing made the transition a lot easier.
About a month and a half into my tour, I had an opportunity to play some paintball with some other members of the unit. I'd printed off what TWBs I could find and brought them with me to pass any dead time. Our translator spent a lot of time with the locals explaining the comics. For a little while, Doc, you had some French fans! We all laughed for a while, then got back to the business of paintball.