Sunday, March 28, 2010

A New MOS, Missing Wifey, and I'm BAAAACK!

Well hey there. It's been a while, hasn't it? Yes, I missed you too. So here's the story.

I'm not a cook anymore! I'm now an AFATDS (Automated Field Artillery Tactical Data System) Specialist. Basically, I tell the gun bunnies which direction/elevation to shoot.

I've missed Wifey a LOT over the last month. We're both really glad I'm home. She almost couldn't convince herself to get out of bed and leave me for work this morning!

Unfortunately, I'll most likely be leaving again fairly soon. I'm thinking I'm going to go to South Dakota for a few weeks in July. There's an Officer Candidate School that's asking for volunteers for instructors, OPFOR (playing "bad guy" for training), and other logistical type stuffs. Wifey and I decided we could use the extra cash right before our Hawaii trip in August. So we're going to sacrifice a little time together so that other time can be a little more fun and worry free.

As far as a deployment goes, I really wish we would get a mobilization order or they would just let us know that we aren't going. We were supposed to get one by March 15. That was the magic, six-months-out date. So they pushed the deployment date back two weeks in order to wait for a mob order. Well, that deadline is tomorrow. And still no order yet.

Anyway, enough complaining about that. I'M HOME! Let's play, k?