Operation Iraqi Freedom

My Time

Friday, January 09, 2004

So I guess I'm getting into this every two day update thing. It's easier on me. We'll see how it goes when I get to Iraq. So we've found out some info that sounds real, but you know how it goes, it could very easily change. Right now it looks like we'll be done w/ training around the 25th of January and out of GA as soon as the 26th of February. It looks like we may be going to a place in Iraq. I know I had some more stuff in this sentence earlier but I found out that wasn't supposed to go out, so I've erased it. Yesterday we went through SRC. That is prety much just like what we did down at Ft. Jackson. I got 4 shots, blood drawn, and I got injected w/ small pox. It actually was a cousin to small pox but it is a live virus that builds our immunity against small pox in the event that it is used in biological warfare. That is basically the only thing we did yesterday, but it took all day long. Today was a great day, if you'll look, it's almost 11:00 and I'm done for the rest of the day. Today we had to zero our weapons. We did it on a laser range too so that was fun. They took these little laser scopes and added them to the end of our weapons, then when we shot, it projected a laser that hit the target and told us where we shot. If your shot group was under 2.8 cm, then you qualified. I went first so now I'm done, and I'm hopefully done for the rest of the day.

The other good news is that I got the mailing address here where I'm staying, the bad news is that I don't have it on me at the moment. But if I can get back down here today I will post it, and if not, then I'll do it tomorrow. So that's it. Hope you guys are having fun, I miss you all like crazy, but my morale is up and I'm feeling good so don't worry for me. Well God bless you all, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I'll get back to you when I can. You can also post a comment and I'll get back to you there when I can. Love you all.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Hey guys. The last two days were pretty decent. Yesterday we went and got our DCU's, which are the tan camo uniforms. They're really cool looking and I'll get some pictures as soon as I get all the stuff sewn on them that has to go on them. Today we had to unload the entire conex that we loaded up two days ago and reload it....I love the Army. But it wasn't that bad, and we got it done, so now for some down time. Hope you guys are having fun. Peace.

Oh yea, and I got my address here, but I dont have it on me so I'll get back and write it out for you all when I get it. Love you all and thanks for your support and prayers for me and the rest of the troops.

Monday, January 05, 2004

Sup everyone, so my first two days in Georgia weren't really that bad at all. I can't complain really overall. We don't have the best place to live. It's a 40 or 50 man bay w/ no privacy, but I didn't expect anything else honestly. The bathrooms are the worst. No stalls, only toilets, so your business is everyone else's business too. But like I said before, nothing I can't get used to. Other than that, it's really not that bad. Plenty of sleep, only a couple things to do. Really, it's all about putting your head down and doing the task at hand. Yesterday we got in and basically just unpacked. This morning we visited the dentist to make sure that everyone was deployable. See if you have bad teeth...they pull them. I guess because they want a lot of dental problems overseas. Then we loaded up the conex. Basically thats a tractor trailer that goes to Iraq w/ us. The trailer can be moved anywhere, it's really just the big trailor off of a transfer truck w/ no wheels so it can be set on anything. Tomorrow we have a little to do but I'm not sure what it is yet. But I'll update when I can. If you guys have questions about what something is or want me to describe something to you, by all means, write back in the little comment area and I'll answer you in the comment area. Trust me, if you have a question, someone else does too. Alright, well good night and God bless you all. Thank you for your support and prayers for me and the rest of the soldiers.

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