sgtdub: May 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yes, I've been back in the U.S. for a whole year now ( and a week or so) and it has felt good. To help me celebrate the Army has decided to send me on an all expensed paid vacation, don't worry it's still states-side. I'm currently at AT (annual training) and we arrived on Monday. We are supporting the Oklahoma Field Artillery BDE in training as they prepare to head to Iraq. The 45th BCT is in the home stretch of their deployment and will be home this fall. Now back to my trip.
It has come to the Army's attention that for the most part I only speak English. I know, I can arrest someone in Spanish, tell you you look pretty in French, but darn it, the Army expects more. So, they are sending me to Sierra Vista, Arizona to learn Arabic. I've heard all everyone exclaim, "Well, they'll just deploy you if you learn that language". They have been deploying me without the language wouldn't you agree? Anyway, I'll be leaving for Arizona around the middle of June and will be there until December. The Army at first wanted me to pack up Mrs. Dub, Miss Dub, the horses, the goats, the dogs and the cats and move them with me. I had to wonder what they were doing in the back rooms if they thought that was going to happen for six months. Someone managed to get them back on track. Well, as I'll be playing soldier more I should be able to update more again, gotta go for now.
Be safe and have a great day.