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I got out of the Army in October 2007, and went back to being a Paramedic. I am now working as an RN in Case Management.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Movin' On Up

We have been told we will be moving back to Camp Prosperity before Sept 30. See, here at Independence, we only have 1/2 of a company, and a few support elements (I think like 5 mechanics, 3cooks, and 1 supply guy), so for the vast majority of the time, we don't catch much of the regular Army BS. Regulations like no smoking and walking, and full PT uniform for working out are for the lack of a better word ignored. If you want to run in your undies and flip flops, well, that's your business. Prosperity on the other hand is the epitome of pogue land. There are many, many people who are not trigger pullers, never leave the camp, and exist only to give other soldiers lower ranking than themselves a hard time. So, in the spirit of going back to the land of fobdom, we had a room inspection by the 1st Sgt today. HAHAHAHAHA!!! That was special. It has now been declared, "Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye, all men present shall recognize and obey the forthcoming instructions from the all mighty, all knowing, Firrrrst of Serrrrrrrgeants, that from this day until the end of days, there shall be no more smoking of cigarettes, the most evil of habits, there shall be no more food in the rooms, and boy, you better listen good, you better dust all those nooks and crannies, 'cause how are we going to beat the terrorists if you can't even keep a clean room?" I know why the Military Service has so many homosexuals now. You put a bunch of men in a small space and force them to be neat and tidy, and what are you going to end up with? And, besides, "Hey, button up that cargo pocket soldier!!!! How do you expect to be combat effective if you can't even keep your pockets buttoned?" I swear, it's not even worth going to war anymore.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,Chad. It sounds like you are feeling better,at least I hope so. Good luck with all the regs. Think they would send you home if you light up? I hope there are no regs about Blogs, because I sure enjoy reading yours.
Your friend,,

1:26 PM  
Blogger Chad said...

funny you should say that, Stars and Stripes had an article about soldiers' blogs today. seems to be viewed as suspect by the brass, but they won't come right out and say you can't have a blog. some people have been asked to remove blogs because of libel i believe.

1:34 PM  
Blogger cantseefade said...

As for the 1st Sgt. you mentioned, I am reminded of the conversation a general had with Clint Eastwood in the movie Heartbreak Ridge when he inquired about the "clusterfucks" that inhabit the armed forces. While not an expert in military termonlogy I would guess this gentleman would be an example of that.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

damn but you sound like Clark when he had to leave his camp to go back into the land of the bureacrats. stay safe!

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is definitely not worth going to war anymore. I havent killed anyone in over three years. What a bunch of shit. Hell last time we were here, our 1SG asked me why i was wearing running shoes on several occasions. Sometimes I want to start a fight just for the sake of shedding blood.

2:19 AM  

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