I've been really busy lately, doing convoy support operations (guarding supply routes) that I really have not had the time to log on and update on whats going on here.
In the past few months, we have been fired on by 120mm mortars (no worry though, cuz their aim SUCKS), had quite a few IED (roadside bombs) explode, etc... so life has been a bit hectic.
I have posted some pics to my facebook (look for either my email address, or the name
Updated 08-17-2009 at 04:35 PM by Patzphanatiq
The first month here in Kuwait has flown by (probably because I am working 16 hours a day...). Hopefully the rest of the tour will go as fast. I did finally get a few pics, and I am waiting to have them transferred from the battalion staff camera to the shared drive so that I can upload a few of the Patching ceremony.
Hope things are going well for everyone...
Just a quick note to let you know that things are going fine. I will be here in Kuwait probably permanently providing support for the forward support teams that are spread out all over Kuwait and Iraq. They are keeping me incredibly busy with a bunch of extra taskings (which for me is a good thing).
In addition to my regular job on the SAMS system, I also manage the fleet of TMP (civilian type) vehicles for the Battalion Command section, I am the Battalion
Well, after 2 weeks on the ground here, things have not let up yet. We are still working at finalizing the trade off of the last unit's responsibilities, so it has been quite hectic. Right now I'm as busy as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest, and it looks like I will be busy as hell for at least the next 2 weeks until it will slow down. I have been working from 5 AM till about 8 PM every day, which does not leave me much time to think, let alone sleep.
Hopefully I'll have
I have landed finally in Kuwait and I am at Camp Arifjan, which is near the coast. I have yet to find out if I will be staying here, or if I will be moving to support other units. As of now, I have heard that I will be staying in place, but things in the military change more then New England weather.
BONUS: I did get to see the last Red Sox game (the 9th inning) since it played on ESPN... I saw it while eating breakfast, at 6 AM local time (we are 7 hours ahead of eastern time).