Can you Beleive I'm Posting?
My Internet Account at home was shut down for a few day's. if you have e-mailed me there and was kicked back, it now works. The fine folks at the Telephone company and me had a miscomunication. We got it straightened out today.
I ran a PT test yesterday. I ran the 2 miles in 16:34. I hadn't had good sleep for the last two nights. I pulled Weapons gaurd from 0300-0400, didn't get back to sleep. The entire time it felt like my Tanto Blade was lodged in my throat. Today I have a real sore throat. I've been popping the Vitamin C, too.
Last week there was a big encouragment for everyone to put in a Promotion packet. I'm not going to do it. I came here to train up for War, not the promotion game. If I did that my old 1Sgt from 3/75 would kick my ass. I'm not knocking it, it just takes away priorities in my eyes.
We received our rapid Feild Initiative(RFI) issue day before yesterday. Alot of stuff. I'm not sure if I like the MOLLE gear. I'm going to gripe about it...give me time.
The guy in the room with me held te same position I did. We were once the training NCO of the same Company, he took it after me. my team Commander is from Haywood County, he's forced to live in Florida now. One of the other Sqaud Leaders is from Rabun County, he too is forced to live in Florida. Why am I telling you'l this? Well, I just am.
I have an M4 Carbine now, we're going to be using Aim Point Red Dot Scopes on them. i like that. I have never taken to the AR Weapons system too well, I wish it was a more powerful round. But, darn if the thing isn't handy!
I'm reading two books and a magazine. First, "A Purpose Driven Life", chapter a day, except for yesterday. Also I'm re rereading TE Lawrence's "Seven Pillars Of Wisdom"...and I did squeze in a PentHouse article. I know it's a funny combination.
A few people I know are going home. Someone will have to take their place.
I'm still waiting for another sqd member. it's been two weeks...where is he?
I wish I could write a real post. I wanted to last night, but, the training meeting of the Heads went on for a long time. I got the info late and gave it to my guy's at 2200(10:00PM). I don't know why it takes them so long.
I said I came here to go to War. I'm not going to War to kill and break things. I'm going to War to build, secure and susstain. I don't think it was a great idea for us to invade, that's hind site. But, i'm in this and I'm dedicated to the mission. That's all there is to it.
Soar Throat, Out.