Archive for the ‘Pre-Deployment’ category

Trained and Ready

February 2nd, 2012

Just finished the finest course of pre-deploymet training, courtesy of Camp Swampy. I zeroed and qualified on a weapon I am never going to use. A piece of junk that I am very happy to have turned back in.  The target pictured here is the zero target.  you can see how I had to adjust […]

Camp Swampy Invades Walmart

January 30th, 2012

So we got a litte bit of rain the other day. Within about 10 or 15 minutes, the catonment area flooded completely. Because of how quickly the place flooded, and because of some of the things I mentioned in a previous post (and many similar things that have happened since then that I have not […]

It Does the Body Good

January 25th, 2012

No, not mik, a good old fashioned run in the rain. The gym is about 3/4 miles away, and the only way to get there is to walk or run. I had attempted to go earlier in the evening, but it was raining, so I decided to wait it out. Then a buddy came in […]

Only in Camp Shelby…

January 22nd, 2012

Far be it for me to talk bad about the a post with so much history, but there are some things that just flat don’t make sense.  Don’t get me wrong…after nearly two decades of working for the government in one form or fashion, I know full well, that if it makes sense, the government […]

Holy Gear Issue, Batman!

January 19th, 2012

WOW! When I was getting ready to mobilize, I asked anyone and everyone I could about what I should take with me.  Aside from a few minor items, the response was to bring my entire OCIE.  So I did.  All the gear the army issued me was packed into my ruck sack and one duffle […]

“You Have Nice Teeth”

January 19th, 2012

Today we were doing SRP. I had to do it bebore I mobilizied, and I have to do it again before I deploy. This run should have been easy, but some how parts of my previous SRP were never put into the system. It’s ok though…now I am certain all information is accounted for and […]

One last thing before I go

January 15th, 2012

So I’ve spent quite some time getting ready, and I think I have everything covered.  However, Murphy (the guy who’s infamous laws was designed to wreak havoc) is my uncle, I am sure there were things that have been missed.  In that vein, I would like to make the following apologies in advance: First, Stacee…I […]

An All Too Familiar Routine

January 12th, 2012

So I am officially back on Active Duty.  We all went to Ft Sam Houston where Stacee and I updated our wills, I prepared powers of attorney, updated my status in DEERS, my family got new ID cards and were enrolled in DBIDS.  This being my third time on active duty (granted the first two […]

A Bittersweet Transition

January 11th, 2012

So today was my last day with the VA.  Tomorrow I am officially Captain Todd Uebele…”Todd” being my new middle name and “Captain” being my new first name.  I am definitely excited about the new opportunity and I am looking forward to meeting the soldiers I will working with for the next nine months. However, […]

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government […]