Monday, July 13, 2009

Florida Bound

What an uneventful weekend. I had drill this weekend. I am in the Army Reserves. I served four years on active duty, and did a tour in Iraq. That was the worst year of my life. I decided to go back into the reserves because I can live my normal life with the exception of one weekend a month (and two weeks a year). I have been back in the reserves since February. I kinda like it. It's a totally different creature from active duty. We have had some fun weekends. We did some team building obstacles courses and land navigation tasks in the woods of central N.C. a few weeks ago. We also went to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC for some range qualifying and enemy scenarios. And we've had some boring admin weekends with classes and/or paperworks stuff. Overall, I enjoy it. We are heading to Jacksonville, FL in two weeks for training. I think that will be pretty cool. We are going to try to go to Disney World and/or Universal Studios while we are there, as well. The way work has been lately, it will certainly feel like a vacation. I know that I am so ready for it.

3 comments:

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

do you wear a hat???
just interested in the whole ensemble!
I have a friend who is a major in our TA over here..she was a nursing officer in Iraq......sounds grim!! I couldn't do it!

Becca's Dirt said...

Good luck and hope you have a fabulous time.

Chicken Boys said...

I have several hats. A booney cap for deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, a PC or patrol cap (motor pool area) and a black beret, which is the U.S. Army's mandated headgear for normal everyday wear now. The bonney cap and PC have your rank on them. The beret has your unit's crest on it.