Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You know you are in the Army when...

The Broadcasters have a board in the room, and we started a "You know you are in the Army when..." list. Many people wrote their thoughts on this board. So here they go:

1. You feel naked without a rifle. SPC Logue
2. You get a letter in the mail that says "Go to war, or go to jail." SGT Pflieger
3.You spend more time with your battle buddy then with your family. SPC Fardette
4. Your boots actually smell like rotting meat.
5. You ask your wife if she has her CAC card when you go to dinner. 1SG Logan
6. When a day doesn't go by that you ask if the person you just passed was a male or female.
7. When you're in another country and can't get away from Texans -SSG Burrell
8. Someone asks you where you are from, and you can't really say where....
9. You've been to many countries and never needed a passport. SGT Saslav
10. You're scared to pet a puppy.
11. It's o.k to give a kid some candy.
12. You actually gain weight on your year-long paid vacation to the desert.
13. You save empty water bottles to fill in the middle of the night.
14. You get excited when you think your roommate left you a bottle of lemonade. (see # 13)
15. When you mistake the smell of dust for perfume.
16.When walking to a bathroom counts as your physical activity for the day.
17. Your spouse asks for an AAR after anything you do...
18. Your spouse knows what an AAR is...
19. You can only be sick/injured between the hours of 0700-0900.
20. You develop a hatred for gravel.
21. You see more naked people before 9 a.m than most people see in a year.

If you have anything more to add, feel free to comment, and I will post it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For the 1SG

1SG came into the Broadcast office and told us we had to blog today, so here it goes...

Finally. We made it to Baghdad. We are now in country trying to get into the grooves of our jobs.  

I have this roommate named SPC Johnson. If she is not on the phone, she is on the internet. I guess you can call her a social butterfly.  The funny thing is, she is always asking me how to spell something. Obviously she has not read my blogs. 

I don't see everyone everyday like I used to.  LT Douglas isn't even in Camp Liberty. SPC Soles and SGT Risner work in Division, so I never see them. 

I work in the broadcast room, so I don't really see alot of the Print guys, except when SSG Burrell pokes his head in the broadcast office and talks. I know he wants to be a broadcaster deep down. I mean, I can't really blame him for wanting to be a 46 Rock Star. 

I do a 3 minute radio news story Monday through Friday. Sure, 3 minutes of news does not seem like a lot. I  usually write my script, voice it, then edit it. It is a time consuming process, but I have gotten a lot faster at in the past week.  I have learned so much just playing with the editing system in the past week. It is encouraging to see my product improve daily, and learn new things.