Operation Iraqi Freedom

My Time

Saturday, December 13, 2003

I got some great news today. I will be home until the 4th of January now allowing me to be home for not only Christmas but New Years too. Awesome. So any of you that still want to get in touch, let me know, I'll be getting a 4 day pass on the 25th so I will be around. Nothing else is new, but that was big enough news to pretty much make me forget anything that happend today anyway :) God bless all.

PT Test
Map Reading

Friday, December 12, 2003

Again things went pretty normal today. They are still debating on when we're going to leave...18th or 19th. We found out today that we 99% sure get to go home for Christmas. This is the best news I've found out since I found out I was going. So that'll be good. Tomorrow's gonna be kind of interesting. A lot of brass walking about (means a lot of officers walking and looking) so we have to be on our best of behavior. But some of the soldiers get to take PT tests tomorrow and if they pass they get to move up in rank. I have to wait for my ankle to get better, but it's slowly getting there. I've ran a few times and though it makes it sore, at least it's strong enough to support a small run. So I'll be fighting to earn my E-5 SGT soon...very soon. Well that's it for today. Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting me and the rest of the troops. God bless.

Suicide prevention
Risk Management
Force Protection

TA 50 labeling

Thursday, December 11, 2003

Nothing new..sorry. I know it's boring, I promise, it'll get better soon. But I do get to sleep in till 0500. :) Good stuff.

clothing inventory

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Sup, one day closer and still not much change. We now have to report to the unit at 0600 which means I get to get up here at 0430...fun fun. That's about it really. Oh, we can no longer go 50 miles outside the unit in any direction so now if you want to see me, you have to come to Asheville. The date to leave has now changed again to the 19th for deployment to Georgia and I also found out that we will not be able to come home for Christmas. That's it, catch you later.

Clothing inventory
Force Protection Class

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Hey guys. Nothing really exciting today. We basically just packed up getting ready for the big day. I got to talk to a few of my buddies who are already over there and from what I can tell, our mob station (Georgia) is going to be worse living conditions than Iraq. We’ll see. I was also assigned to be the historian of our unit. I didn't know this, but in every unit that goes to a war, apparently there is a historian that keeps track of events and takes pics. Kind of like a fighting reporter. So they chose me, and luckily I have this nifty little journal here, so I’m going to use this as the reporter as well. (Keeping only secret stuff to myself) so you guys will sometimes get a little list at the bottom of the post, that's for my records. Anyway, I’m going to talk to my cousin and see if I can send him pics and maybe he can post them for me so you guys can see the beautiful beach w/ no water. So, that may be something in the works for later. All right, well I’m heading out now; I’m back home today. Thanks for your prayers and support for all the troops and me.

cont. packing for mob

Monday, December 08, 2003

Tentative Dates:
08 Dec 03 - 18 Dec 03
Home station Brevard. This pretty much means I'll have an 8-5 (could be earlier could be later) job everyday until the 18th. I hopefully will be allowed to come home everyday and visit my family.
18 Dec 03 - approx 3 months
Ft. Stewart Georiga. Here will pretty much be classes etc. on what we will do in Iraq.

I will then be in Iraq for approx a year. Then back to Georgia for 3 months of demobilzation then home. sounds easy huh? well, hopefully it will be.
Hey everyone. This is my first blog so let me tell you how this is going to work. First of all, this is supposed to help get rid of annoying bulk e-mails to everyone, this way you may visit and read whenever you want, and hopefully post comments. Second, I’m a horrible speller and my time is limited, so please take easy on the spelling and grammar :) third, this will be an honest posting of life and events that happen to me from day to day. Please do not read if you do not want to know the FULL truth.
I'm not PLANNING on anything bad happening, but like I said, this is an honest post. If something bad does happen then I’m going to post it. Lastly, I will/may not be able to post every single day. So just because I skip a couple days to a week, don't get jumpy on conclusions. We may be moving, or Internet may be down, or another million options could have happened to prevent me from getting to the Internet. This is a foreign country everyone, it's not Asheville :) ok that's it; I appreciate your support and prayers for me and the other troops. "We fight, so that you may not have to"

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