Afghanistan-A-Go-Go

A Reservist's Tale Of A Tour

Day One

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We’re underway. This morning I walked into a massive mob of people at 2RCR’s massive headquarters building. It seemed like it was going to be a complete goat rodeo, but as the military is very capable of doing, it was very quickly organized into a pretty efficient process. Clerks looked over our document packages, confirmed our positions, and broke us down into each of the camp organizations. After about three hours of standing in lines of various descriptions, I was done, and introduced to some of the folks I will be working with for the next year or so. We parted company for lunch, and I returned to my (palatial) shacks for the afternoon until our standup parade at 3:30. Parade, incidentally, is essentially the term used for any reasonably formal assembly of soldiers, not what the civilian term implies.

That was a brief gathering, with all the folks I’m training with. We went over some macro points of the schedule, and with confirmation of what’s going on for PT tomorrow morning – a ruck march – we again went our separate ways.

I’m really bad with names, generally, but I’m going to have to get practiced at it – I’ve got a lot to learn over the next little while it seems like – at least the key people on the team I’m working with, and that’s coming together.

So far, so good.

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Written by Nick

November 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

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