Saturday, August 23, 2008
Well, I finally finished my school, CLC3. I am now officially a Logistics Officer in the Army. We are off to Orlando this week for vacation, then back to Ft Lee for a couple weeks until I leave for Ft Riley. Well, have to pack so this is short.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I did pass my final PFT here at the schoolhouse so I am good to go for now. I need a lot of improvement but that comes with losing weight, which I will do over the course of the next few months. Hopefully they keep me away from KBR in Iraq and I can whittle myself back to my Marine candidate weight of 197 (weighed 233 last Wednesday).
Monday, August 18, 2008
Looks like my team leader will be a Special Forces Major who specializes in counterinsurgency ops. This could be an interesting year while we help an Iraqi Battalion. I am not looking forward to the 15 months away from the family but it looks to be a great learning opportunity. We're getting ready to run another PFT tomorrow and Friday we graduate. Next week I'm taking my family to Florida so my daughter can experience DisneyWorld before we head off to Europe after I get back. Yes, there is EuroDisney but it isn't the same, plus we'd have to go to France. Anyway, just sitting in the hotel outside the base and thought I'd post an update.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Well I am nearly finished with my training here in Virginia which means I will soon be leaving my family for 15 months. I have yet to get my MTT assignment but know I am leaving early January for Kuwait. Glad to get going but not so glad I will be gone for so long, while I will be in Kansas and probably will be able to come home for Christmas, for the most part I am gone for 15 months. Anyway, not sure if anyone reads this but if so, thanks, I hope to have more frequent updates when I am at Riley and in Iraq, but you never know.