So today was the last day of training. The convoy exercise was a blast.. literally.. LOL we happened upon 2 IEDs.. 1 we avoided.. the other hit the last HMMV (#5) because they didn't do their searches properly.. . We (HMMV #1) did ours properly.. (the CAPT and I did them..) and thats how we discovered the one in front of us.. :) no blast on us!! Then we encountered some injured IRAQIs and we had to secure the perimeter.. but 2 of our guys (yes, Michelle was one of them.. and our medic the other) got to close to them.. and the set off a PIED.. and they were injured (simulated).. so the CAPT and I had to drag the HM2 to our HMMV.. while the gunners covered us.. it was FUN!! Definitely a great learning experience!! Then we were off to the Land Navigation.. Our team found all 5 checkpoints in 23 minutes.. making it the fastest time of all the teams!! AND we had all of them correctly!! After that fun, we headed back to the classroom to clean our weapons.. we had to clean clean the weapons we are turning in tomorrow (not taking with us) the others will stay with us at all times.. yes folks.. even on the plane.. in the main cabin.. crazy huh? But, it is a military flight.. so I guess its more acceptable!
Tomorrow is admin stuff.. turning in weapons, doing surveys.. and then liberty! woohoo..
Thats it for tonight folks.. short and sweet.. will write more before heading to Kuwait. I hope those of you that are reading this are not bored out of your minds! I only see 3 followers.. so maybe none of you are reading this.. Either way- I hope this bridges the gaps between myself and family.. and helps you all to see and hear.. what I will be seeing and hearing (that I can talk about) especially once in Afghanistan!