7.24.2005

Current events...

It has been a very busy past few weeks. I haven't gotten a whole lot done as far as phase three planning, but have been very busy in pushing forward in phase two. My two week annual training (well three five day weeks actually) went awesome! I was fortunate enough to get a dialed in Private to assist me in getting my section ready for our big inspection. She worked her fingers to the bone cleaning and arranging everything, so that my cage looked super clean, while I made sure that all of our stuff worked and was serviceable. I wasn't aware of it at the time we started our task, but how well the unit did on the inspection, directly relates to how much money the unit gets next year. Last weekend, while the inspection took place, I was sent to Bend to help one of our subordinate companies prepare their communications section for the inspection. They do not have any commo people, so myself and the Private First Class in my section got ourselves a government car, a free motel room, and an extra 40 bucks a day for food. It went pretty well, and I hope we did some good for that unit. Back to the inspection at my unit. We got back from Bend just in time for final formation. After formation, my Sergeant told me that we got a 100% first time go, with zero deficiencies! I was pumped. Apparently it was the first time in a few years that has happened.

Tomorrow I start work at O'dark thirty for Tyler, and the guys at BTN. It should be fun, lots of walking, and sun, so I should lose even more weight. I am still running, and doing the pushups and situps, as I have my first PT test on August 7th. To say I am not nervous would be a lie. I am kind of behind the power curve on my run times, but I am getting closer, and have refused to accept any kind of failure.

This week I am going to start contacting several colleges that I am thinking about transferring to, as well as locking down a counselor who can give me real input about the best way to approach the OCS/ROTC decision. Right now I am leaning towards business at OSU, and going through the ROTC program, so that I have the option to go back active as an officer. (and then running off to Texas or Georgia.)

So that is about it for now, more to come I am sure. Thanks for all of your continued support and guidance.

3 Comments:

At 7/25/2005 9:23 AM, Blogger everyday.wonder said...

Very glad things are going well. We've missed yer mug around town these last couple of weeks, but it's been great knowing you are accomplishing your goals. Don't get too fried with "BTN" out in foreign fields...

 
At 7/25/2005 3:25 PM, Blogger grace said...

I think I clicked 'next blog' from the blog of a buddy of mine... or something like that. Glad you liked my stuff. One of my friends is in air cadets and is pretty much bent on being in the military/air so reading you're stuff is cool. Be safe!

 
At 7/26/2005 10:46 PM, Blogger Dwayne said...

Glad things are going well. It was nice having you at the park tonight and ripping the frisbee a little bit.

 

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