Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Graduating the Armor course

My apologies to anyone who still reads my blog. I haven't had a whole lot of time to post about life in general or any of the cool/lame/fun/miserable things that we've been up to.

As I type these words, I'm currently back at my civilian job - a somewhat surreal experience, since I've been gone for so long and yet I feel as though I never left.

As far as the Armor BOLC course is concerned, it was an amazing experience that I wouldn't care to repeat anytime in the next few months :-)



Over the last 2 months of the course, we spent 50% of our time freezing our butts off in the mud, rain, and snow. There is nothing like waking up on the back deck of a tank in subfreezing temps at 3:00 in the morning and fumbling to get your boots on as quickly as possible before you fingers get too numb to tie your laces. I actually prayed for subfreezing temps however, as this eliminated our "mud problem" - Kentucky clay defies physics and disproportionately large clumps of it will stick to any surface: the bottom of your boots, the track that just broke on your tank, the floor of the humvee that you are riding in, etc...

That said, we had a LOT of fun - it was very stressful, we didn't get much sleep, but we basically "played Army" with real tanks, humvees, machine guns, paint ball guns, etc...


I won't bore you with the details - IE the names and focuses of each phase of the course. I'm glad to be home for a while before I head back to Fort Knox for another month of training. We've enjoyed spending Christmas and New Years with our family and have enjoyed being able to spend time with each other (me, Becca, and Eli that is).

5 comments:

Ben said...

You're an official "Bad Motha Trucka!"
Congrats, seriuosly, that's really cool!

Telle said...

Hey Congrats on Graduating! Kal actually didn't go to Taiwan with us...the dork! We tried to get him to go but he said he had to work or something silly like that. I have still been trying to convince Kal to go to OBC and we are hoping maybe this fall. Where is your next training going to be?

Telle said...

You really do need to have a talk with Kal he is out of control. So we found out we are having a girl...or so they say. I am still not totally convinced. If Kal goes to OBC it will be for artillery. They just promoted him to an E7 so he is having a little bit harder of a time wanting to go to OBC. I am sure he can make E8 but it would be pretty slim to go any higher than that. Which is why I think he should transfer to the officer side. You will have to give him a call and do a little convincing :) How are things with your family?

Telle said...

He did get a new number. I am pretty sure it changes at least once a month 801-821-6504

Cody said...

Hey Dork. You need to post some new crap on here cause I cant leave the off color comments on your wife's blog... oh screw it I will just have to do it any way. I Hope that Becca didn't kill you and hide your body without getting your blog password. That would be the fatal error to her conspiracy.