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Posted on 2007.01.13 at 15:04
Current Location: san antonio, tx
Mood: apatheticambivalent
tapped out on one of my medical tests this week.

maybe getting reclassed as a combat engineer.

the real downside to that is that the training is back at leonard wood in missouri... i bet it's cold there right now.

ah well.

right now i'm here waiting to get another piece done and not thinking about this, or our president's "exit strategy".

pass the jager.

Comments:


jinni
jinni_x at 2007-01-13 21:16 (UTC) (Link)
Sheesh, just can't away from you, eh? I'm in Austin now, in case you didn't know. And don't worry, the forecast calls for some freezing crap here too in the next few days. We're hardly better off here than out in Mizzery.
swallowing shadows to give birth to myself
eamajyn at 2007-01-13 21:38 (UTC) (Link)
eep. really sorry to hear this.
*hug*
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:44 (UTC) (Link)
eh, i'll be okay. thanks.
Things Gone and Things Still Here
jette at 2007-01-13 22:16 (UTC) (Link)
eep.

Did you really do so poorly on the exam? :-/

Meh.

*crosses fingers for you*

Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
nah, i was only a few points from passing... thankfully i'm not alone, almost a quarter of the company failed the first time- i don't know how many others are getting recycled/reclassed though.
Digital Retina
digitalretina at 2007-01-13 23:14 (UTC) (Link)
are you adding to your planned cartouche backpiece or getting an unrelated piece done?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
added a third symbol- i'll get a pic when i can.
betternewthings at 2007-01-14 00:03 (UTC) (Link)
that specialty seems to have a very high probability of international travel in the near future.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:46 (UTC) (Link)
*shrug* most of 'em do... if i want to keep my enlistment bonus it's that or infantry.
betternewthings at 2007-01-17 04:41 (UTC) (Link)
hrm. the thing with engineer nowadays is the strong probability of being improptu EOD.

then again, knowing your personality type i think you might like it. i see two things from you:

1: a desire to master your environment - and to that end you'll do anything
2: a belief that anything that does not promote #1 is bullshit and won't be done. in a wierd way the military may have saved you from that.
your token straight friend
pushshove at 2007-01-14 00:33 (UTC) (Link)
Woah. The job sounds, uhm, exciting. But, uhh, dangerous? Does this mean the package I sent you won't arrive? Take a picture of the new ink. And call me when you get a chance?
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
nah, it'll still get to me, i'll be stuck here for a while and they'll forward it in any case.
your token straight friend
pushshove at 2007-01-14 00:36 (UTC) (Link)
Also, that job requires normal color vision according to about.com. I thought the whole reason you became a medic was because you couldn't be a mechanic because you're color blind?

Also also, that job is closed to women.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:48 (UTC) (Link)
Also, that job requires normal color vision according to about.com.

hope for me that the national guard liason doesn't notice that in my paperwork, because the other option is infantry.

Also also, that job is closed to women.

yeah, all combat positions are. female medics only get stationed in hospitals, they're never attached to field units.
shaebot at 2007-01-14 00:45 (UTC) (Link)
no way, i've seen you on jager.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 17:49 (UTC) (Link)
:P
Lynn
alceria at 2007-01-14 03:17 (UTC) (Link)
blech.
innocentch1ld
innocentchild at 2007-01-14 21:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'll just hope that things work out and your ass isn't getting sent to infantry.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-14 21:51 (UTC) (Link)
well, like i mentioned to you on AIM, i've adjusted to military life a lot better than i thought i would; i can hack infantry if i have to.

thanks, though.
Colonel Angus
scosol at 2007-01-14 23:52 (UTC) (Link)
keep the .45 locked and loaded, sir.
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-17 19:46 (UTC) (Link)
heh, .45 nothing- m4 on the end of the bunk. hot little item.

i love shooting the 5.56mm because it behaves so much like the .22 i learned on as a kid; i picked that shit up instantly.
Becca
amazondyve at 2007-01-15 20:24 (UTC) (Link)
*hug* I'm really sorry to hear this, J. I hope everything works out. Is there still any chance of being classified as a medic?

I miss you!
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2007-01-17 20:14 (UTC) (Link)
there is- they've decided to give me another shot at foxtrot training company- but after thinking about it for a few days, i'm not sure i want to.

i've already finished EMT-B, so i've gotten what i wanted out of the army WRT a new career path in the civilian world-

that being the case, i'm sick of the kind of person i'm surrounded with here at fort sam- medic seems to be the MOS you go to when you're too scared or undisciplined to do anything else- which is bad, because most of these kids will see combat. the drill sergeants here are a joke compared to the ones at basic; overall, it seems more like junior college than the military, and i think that's why i'm losing interest in maintaining the level of performance i had up until now.

so yeah, to sum- i feel like i got pretty squared away at basic, and now 90% of the people around me somehow got here seeming/acting like they're fresh out of high school.

combat engineer/infantry training are hard, because they're handled properly- but they're also shorter, so i could be home faster anyway.

missing you too- hopefully i'm back around by the time the first sunset happens. i'm dying to see the bay again.
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