9/22/09 08:03 pm - Last one.
Let's just say that this will be my last entry on livejournal. Even though it has been years since I have actually posted here I feel the need to post one last update on things and bid a hello and farewell to all the people I have talked to. I would like to say, ". . . to all the people I have talked to throught the years." But I haven't been on in years, so. Anyway.
On January 5, 2009 I became a soldier in the US Army. I did so mainly to support my family and to get money for college, but also because some part of me felt the need to serve my country. I will be the first to admit there have been some decidedly more important wars I could have fought in, but this is my time and the bug that nagged me to join the army happened to be biting my ass at the same moment Iraq was going down.
About a year after I joined the army I went to Iraq as an infantryman.
I can ellaborate about what I saw and, more importantly, what I did. I could go on all day or all week, but I'll just say that war is not for the weak. I am not the same man I was. In some ways I am glad, in some sad, but regardless I am safe at home and I still have my family.
As of right now I am still in the army but I have changed jobs to SatCom operations at Ft. Meade, MD. There is no chance to deploy right now and I can finally have some stability and peace. In three more years I will leave the army behind with a degree in Network Administration thanks to uncle Sam. If you don't like that I am getting my tuition paid by taxpayer money you can kiss every part of my hairy bum. Let's see you nearly get blow up and shot at weekly for 14 months. You go through that then you have the right to bitch. =]
So here I sit. Passing Com (signals) through satellites and counting my days until the Army is through with me (or vice versa). I just wanted to post what was going on, more for myself than anyone. Now you all know what became of the bird.
Here is my motto for satcom
"We Get It Up Faster, Keep It Up Longer, And Shoot Our Com All Over The World!"
I don't know what roflmfaopimfpbah means but I'm sure it's fucking funny.
You all have my email if you want to hit me up occasionally. I'm also now accepting hate mail. =]