Thursday, March 17, 2011

17 March 2011,
We've been in Mississippi for almost a week now. Yes, the "at sea-level" low lands, marshes and swamps is the ideal training environment for 6,000 feet elevation in mountain warfare. They'll never know what hit them. This is the same place we trained out of in 2006 so I'm quite familiar with the scenery. The gang is still scattered with the four winds. The weather today was absolutely beautiful with a light breeze and temps at around 80, the humidity didn't seem bad or maybe it isn't warm enough yet.
Right now a lot of training by power point, but in the coming months we'll get plenty of hands-on training to go along with it. As usual I pack more than allowed but still not enough to accomplish everything I feel I need. I'm taking plenty of notes during the day on things I want to get done for my troops. I'm spending most of my time on this computer when we aren't training. The ideas are coming together slowly so maybe in 18 months or so I'll have a handle on what I'm doing. Like I usually say, "If you want to know what I'm doing come back tomorrow and I'll tell you what I did." Until then it's a surprise even to me.
The family says they are good, we figured out Skype and that's cool to be able to see them as well as talk to them.
Better get back to work, be safe and have a great day!


Linda said...

Ah, Mississippi - I spent about eight months in Biloxi for my electronics training way back in the mid-1970's. They were still recovering from Hurricane Camille back then and now I suspect they're still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Glad to hear you've got Skype and the internet to stay in touch with Mrs. and Miss Dub back in Oklahoma; it has to make being deployed yet again just a little bit easier.

Speaking of which, a good friend and co-worker of mine in the Navy Reserve just got called up the other day and is most likely going over to the mess that is Libya soon. He's a SWCC boat member and does some pretty dangerous stuff so I'm pretty nervous for him with the way the world is going lately. Truth be told, I'm nervous for all of service men and women - yourself included - so stay safe, okay?

Wade Huntsinger said...

Maybe you-ins just need to take a few of those Mississippi squirrels with you and set them loose.