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My Army Training Experience In A Nutshell

On August 29th I left home for Fort Jackson,South Carolina to start basic training for the Army.The hardest thing about the whole experience was reception and meeting our drill sergeants.In 9 weeks I made many friends,learned how to shoot,break a man’s arm and to control my temper.And on Novenber 9th,I graduated and left for AIT in Fort Lee.There we dealt with a power hungry bastard who loved to see us in agony.But I made the most of it and learned how to cook.January 27th I graduated from fort lee and is a certified food service specialist.


Logotype of the United States Army

And its done.

After a period of studying and patience,I have scored enough to enlist in the United States Army.

And after a long tedious day at MEPS,I am officially a Private Rank Soldier.

On August 29th,2011, I will ship out to Fort Jackson,South Carolina and begin my Basic Training.And two days after I complete my Basic Training,I will go to Fort Lee,Virginia for Food Operations training.

Altogether I will be away from home for almost three months.

In the end of it all I will return a new man.New attitude.New look.

Be prepared.

On a unrelated note:I have been awake for more than 24 hours.


Fuck You Recruiter Named Andrew

I have been waiting on my recruiter Andrew for four weeks to schedule an appointment for me to take my ASVAB. Out of those four weeks, I was able to get in contact with him twice. He gave me the “We’ll have you take it tomorrow” lie and when tomorrow comes, I call him and he never answers the cell phone that is basically “attached to the hip.”

For the last two weeks,I tried calling him.And every time I call, it rings until it goes to voice mail. I leave a voice mail and page him my number. Did he call me back? Fuck no.

So yesterday I call his office to try to see if he was there,surprise surprise he wasn’t. So I requested to speak to his superior and request to have a new recruiter. He’s going to pay me a visit later on today.


Being All I Can Be.

Two weeks ago I made the decision to enlist in the Army.I wish I had a good story, but to be honest it was impulse decision.I have plenty friends who are either currently in Iraq or had served in Iraq and it made them better men and women.My oldest brother served until he was discharged.I also have an uncle who is currently in Afghanistan now;and my grandfather served in the Army.

Also, I owed a lot in Federal student loans and I wanted to go to finish school out west.I was initially going to school and such but I just didn’t feel like I was accomplishing anything, school Tuesdays and Thursdays and work everyday, the thought of I will be someone tomorrow wasn’t good enough for me. It kind of clicked instantly one night, I stayed up one night researching it and the next day went into my local recruiters office.Talked to him and he told me what I could get into. And being a Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist would be great because I’m going to school for film.

I’m also a supporter of peace, and I always have been. We should try not to get into wars if we can help it, and we should remember that a large number of people killed in any war are not combatants, but civilians. Kids, women, the elderly. A lot of people try to ignore that truth.

Maybe in the end I want to leave some kind of legacy behind.

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