Well, finally, some news:
We’re leaving Ft Benning by the end of April and moving to Ft Hood, TX, to join up with the 256th Brigade Combat Team (BCT). Once there, we will complete a 90-day field exercise, after which we’ll go to the National Training Center (NTC) at Ft Irwin, CA, for a Mobilization Readiness Exercise (MRE).
After that, Iraq (well, presumably).
It’s not really news and yet it is – and it means that it’s likely that our 18 month active duty period could be extended by up to 12 more months.
PT test this morning – I passed. Yay. No weekend for us though – boo. Instead, myself and 69 of my Minnesota comrades will be driving a bunch of the 111th’s vehicles back to their home, then coming back to Benning that same day. Should be a long, noisy drive.
This is my fourth try at submitting this entry. Jesus.