Thursday, January 13, 2005

This is an example of a small pox shot. We are leaving friday so I may not be able to write for a while.  Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Blowing Stuff Up

Today surprisingly was not too bad. We had a chance to shoot some gernades. We did some practice rounds first...thank god. There were a few that would have landed a little too close for comfort, if they were real deal. Then we shot 3 live rounds which was fun. You can shoot those things up to 350-400 meters. There were a few junk vehicles that we shot at. Not much else today.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Something New

I figured out how to put pictures on this thing. It took me long enough though. We have been busy around here training everyday and I think I am ready for a break. We leave for Kuwait on the 14th and it would be nice to have a day to our selves. I would actually rather be in Kuwait than here. The stupidity that goes on here is becoming a little to much. We will finally get a chance to use our gernade launchers. When we were supposed to train on them, they didn't have any rounds for us. For a change I was a trainer today. The trainers trained a few of us the day before so we could help with the rest today. It was kind of nice helping out, plus I did not have to carry my weapon.

Sunday, January 09, 2005

Me and my posse at Fort Dix, NJ. Freezing our butts off! Posted by Hello

Alyssa's family Posted by Hello

The family Posted by Hello

Brent having a great time after the wedding Posted by Hello

My wife Alyssa and I  Posted by Hello

Friday, January 07, 2005

Just Another Day

We did some land navigation classes today. We did both mounted (in a vehicle) and dismounted (on foot). The classes lasted about 6 hours total and were good. It was mainly a refresher course because I have already did plenty of map reading. The soldiers are amazing in the military. It seems like no matter what the situation we still find a way to have fun. For example, last night I had guard duty along a fence line in a tower. It was cold and late at night but we laughed the whole time. There was 3 of us and we had radios. We told jokes, made funny noises, and yelled at the roaming guards that would walk by. It does not sound like much but it made time fly by.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

More Needles

Today we got our Small Pox vaccine. They jabbed me with a needle 3 times instead of sticking the needle all the way in. I actually liked that a lot better. I tend to get light headed when I get stuck. I guess it is pretty contagious for the first couple days. After that it blisters up and eventually scabs. I forgot to mention once again we had to get up at 0330 to come back here and get our shot and then later we will go back to sleep. Not much else is going on. Till next time!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Dumb & Dumber

I am writing to complain about the Army today. We get back from leave expecting to be done going out to the field and are told that we are going back out for 7 days. Now this is understandable because we are in the military and I assumed that we would have something to do once we got out there. Nope, we just go out there to sleep and then come back in to do what we had planed. For example, today I woke up out in the field just to get on a bus with the other 149 soldiers and drive back here. Then in a few hours we will be going back to the field and sleep. It just does not make any sence. Well, just had to bitch a little.