Army Life

PT Test

A new fiscal year in the guard and that means it’s time for a pt test at drill this weekend.

Success! I passed. I’m proud of myself for never having failed one in my almost 5 years in the army. Although for some reason I always get nervous about them. This one I was a bit more nervous about since Caroline was just born 3 weeks ago and my training for the test took a serious hit due to taking care of a newborn.

But I got over 75% in each category for a score of 236. I’m happy with that.

On a side note, I don’t understand how some of these kids continue to fail. You know the test is coming and you know what is required to pass. Just google it! Do the math and put in some effort for a month or two before the test. It’s not rocket science. I’m old and body parts hurt, but I can still pass them.

Ok rant over.
Bring on the holiday food.


Back to Civilian Life…

So I’m back from 9 months of training with the army. If you want to know what it was like, go join the army. Or just ask me sometime and I’ll be glad to tell you some stories.
So I am back home and adjusting to my civilian life. This includes, but is not limited to the following: not exercising every morning at 5am, having 2 kids now, going back to work, going to army drill once a month, driving my car again, working on the house and other projects in my free time, and trying to limit my intake of caffeine among many other things.
So if I haven’t said hi or got a chance to hang out with you yet, give me a few more days or better yet call me. I’d be glad to do whatever. I’m still playing catch-up on my life.
Thats all for now. Later.


Off to Training

So it’s off to training today. 9 weeks of basic and then 22 weeks of AIT training. If you need to get ahold of me or want to hear how I’m doing, you will have to get ahold of Amy as she will have the most up to date info.

See you all at Christmas when I get leave.

The Soldier’s Creed

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the
United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.