Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What a very long week it's been...

I arrived at Ft. Benning four days ago...and it feels like it's been over a week. The days are protracted, starting early in the morning, traveling to different locations, and sometimes, even forcing us to skip meals. The mountains of redundant paperwork are amazing, but what can you do? If you want the good jobs, you've got to do what they tell you to do. Doesn't matter that our companies pretty much take care of getting us ready to deploy - we still have to do things the Army way before we're allowed to.

For some reason, I can't get the movie Stripes out of my head. "What kind of training, Soldier? Arrrrrrrrrrrrmy training, Sir!"

Thankfully, all the heavy-duty processing is now complete. Tomorrow is Death by Powerpoint, Thursday is the catch-all day, and Friday we fly. :)

Oh, we picked-up our body armor today. That stuff's H E A V Y! Easy 70 lbs., and fills-up a duffel. Still, if it prevents a bullet from penetrating my now-intact skin, then it's worth it.

More later - time for a walk.

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