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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2012|06:49 pm]
[music |Blues Brothers - She Caught the Katy]

lots of people mistake me not caring about the consequences of my actions as being stupid. I don't know if that's good or bad. But everything I do, I weigh the good vs the bad of it. If I don't think that the consequences will be that big a deal (to me) then I go ahead and say or do it. Example; if I don't feel like doing PT tomorrow, I know that the consequences will either be a counseling or a corrective training sessions. Ohnoes to both! big deal a piece of paper in my packet that says I was late, maybe an essay or something on the importance or accountability or the importance of integrity (The Army is always full of such essays and they are all pointless) really, a bout of corrective training? wow, some pushups and flutter kicks, maybe some mountain climbers in there. I don't care, why don't people get that?!

It extends to everything really, I weight the good vs the bad and decide accordingly.
Everything I say or do. the big things and the little things.

people need to realise that I simply just don't care about much anymore.
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suprise, another birthday deployed! [Jun. 19th, 2011|10:20 pm]
[mood |accomplished]

this time to a different country though, now that I am officially a "dismount" I have some of my self-respect back. being in a line platoon is great, I am part of a team again, not part of a sitcom (the office comes to mind, really working in Operations was more like Office Space).
  I've only been on two missions so far, but I am amazed by how much contempt most of the guys in my platoon have for the Afghan people, today I had to trudge through various wheat/ herb fields, I was making an attempt to not crush the heads, but the rest of the dismounts relished it, also while mounted back up, the feints and swerving the big armoured truck at the people was running rampant. I guess maybe I just havn't been outside the wire enough to hate them yet. But even in Iraq, where I was outside the wire almost every day for both deployments, I never hated them as much as some of these dudes do. I guess some stupid part of me believes that we are hear to help these people (even though most of them don't want said help).

needless to say I am one year older and one year closer to death, I am about 18 months closer to being out of the army and not being separated for at least a year at a time from my wonderful wife anymore.

I still don't know what I'll do when I ETS, I do tend to think about it a lot, I have a wife to support, not just myself. If it was just me, I wouldn't give a crap, I'd hobo it and travel the globe, or at least travel multiple friends couches.

today was my birthday, I'm deployed to Afghanistan, and it was a pretty fucking* good day.

*sorry for cursing

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(no subject) [Mar. 9th, 2011|02:09 am]
so Being a Fobbit pretty much blows, granted there are some benefits to it. Like I have a bigger room than anyone in the line platoons, I have a set schedule so I am able to go to the gym everyday, there is ample internet so I can use it everyday, also I should be getting the internets soon in my room. Plus a big one, I am not outside the wire in harms way every day (which makes the wife very happy).

It sucks though, I guess what I do is important, granted most of my shift is spent watching movies and internet window shopping. But an untrained monkey can do my actual work. when I look at it like that ( that I get paid to watch movies) it's kind of depressing, my friends are outside the wire sucking pretty much every day and I live in luxury compared to them. I guess it's mostly shame, I'm ashamed that I'm not with my old platoon pulling missions, getting shot at or blown up.

That's pretty much why I don't care if they send me home or try to kick me out for being overweight, at least I don't have that constant reminder of being a fobbit and I won't be getting paid to watch movies.

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(no subject) [Dec. 19th, 2010|06:39 pm]
I guess I'm ready for this deployment.
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(no subject) [Sep. 6th, 2010|11:35 pm]
[Current Location |Federal Republic of Germany, Bavaria, Röthenbach bei Sankt Wolfgang, Moorenbrunn]

I remember when this job was fun. I think it's mostly about. Who you work with and i work with a bunch of chodes in an offi e setting now. I thought i was in the Army.

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(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2010|01:51 am]
I really don't know how I am going to deal with being on the FOB the whole deployment and sending up reports while my friends are out in the suck every day. I didn't picture myself going to afghanistan to create reports.
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Afghanistan is closing in fast [Aug. 6th, 2010|01:28 am]
[Current Location |classified]
[mood |stressed]
[music |metallica]

I really don't remember things being this Chaotic in either of the my two previous deployments. Maybe working in headquarters gives me a different perspective, the bull crap that I am witness to while sitting in the Company TOC (Tactical Operations Command) is rediculous.

Not to mention that my Job now is something that I have no Idea how to do. None of us in this section really have any clue. not only that but I am going to be expected to operate in a capacity that I don't know I can do. How to do I lead and direct people in an area that I know nothing about. There is a steep learning curve and I don't want to screw up, because if we screw up, it could mean a lot of dudes get screwed up.

Don't get the wrong impression, I'm up to the challenge, it's just frustrating. I'm a freaking Sapper, not a dang Intel Analyst.

I have a feeling that this deployment is going to leave me with a shit ton of new grey hairs...

(pardon my french)
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2010|10:37 pm]
shit should not be this stupid this close to a deployment. I shouldn't have reenlisted to stay here.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2009|04:30 pm]
77, 82, and 15:00. That is what I need by October to get my 5
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