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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
12:21 pm
the big voice says...
whats up everyone! So i finally arrived in Iraq sometime last night very late. I got to ride in a Chinook, which is the bus of helicopters. Those things are beasts! but very cool none the less.

I've been running around getting a tour and I met the people I would be working with, which includes the battalion commander, my OIC (officer in charge) plus a specialist and a PFC. All of which seem very cool. They told me that they don't expect me to jump right in and know everything right away, which is good cause I won't. I have 6 months to catch up on. I should be online pretty frequently plus they have free phones so if you want me to call you just send me and email with your number and I'll give ya a call when i get a chance :)

thats about it for now, I hope everyone is going well. I am besides the heat, its hotter than hell here. Have lots of drinks for me people!

Current Mood: sleepy
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Friday, May 12th, 2006
12:21 am
I'm in Ireland soon to be headed to the big sandbox. YES! I'm so tired.

Current Mood: tired
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Monday, April 17th, 2006
11:21 pm
I want you to fuck me up
SO i just finished reading "The DaVinci Code" and it was fantastic. I'm in San Antonio visiting my mom and sister for a week. I was in atlanta last week to visit some people at home.

As I was flying out of Atlanta I looked out the window and realized that would be the last time i see atlanta for a year. and not because i just wouldn't go home for a year by my choice but because i'll be in iraq. In about 30 days i'll be on a bird headed to the big sandbox.

I'm not going to know what to do once i leave.

on another note i think i'm going to do a little clean up of my journal. i never talk to half the people i have on my list so i'm just going to delete them. i don't care anymore. once i left for basic it became clear who my true friends are. only a handful of people care when i come home. if you are pissed or offended, i don't care.

Current Mood: pessimistic
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
6:47 pm
do it, you won't!
So I'm at Fort Hood and I finally got my unit assignment. If anyone cares I'm in 4-4 AVN BN, AVN BDE, 4ID.
I'm sure not many of you can understand what I just wrote, so heres the long version!

4-4 Aviation Battalion, which is under the Aviation Brigade, which is under the 4th Infantry Division.

So for those of you who care..there it is.

I leave for Iraq May 15. Or sometime around that date. I'm going to try and take leave before April 25 because thats when I start training for Iraq.

I met this Warrant Officer, who is also Military Intelligence, and he told me that he would help me put together my packet once we get back from Iraq. This guy is cool as hell. He talks to me almost everyday about being an MI officer, and the more he talks the better it sounds. He said he would take me under his wing so to speak and do pt with me. That way once I get to warrant officer training course i won't die. I'm excited about that.

Oh and everyday I see at least 20 blackhawks or Apaches take off and land and fly all over the place. Our headquarters is right next to the airfield. Its the greatest thing ever. I'm so super excited. Gotta run!

bye everyone!
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Friday, March 3rd, 2006
4:02 pm
PVT Shelly-belly-camo-face-pants
David makes me laugh...its great.

So I'm officially done with everything in AIT. I graduate in 6 days...count em! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6! All I have left to do is CIF turn in and go to travel/finance. Which, will take all of those 6 days because the army is slow like that. Oh, and CIF is where you turn in all your gear you were issued. Like rucksacks and canteens. Shit like that. I'm glad to be done. In about 15 days i will be at Ft. Hood, in the real army.

I'm sure the only people who care are Amy, David, and a select other few, but I will be home from the 10th to the 15th or 16th. I have hometown recruiting. So i will be working during the day, but free during the night.

Amy, all i really want to do is chill out and go to a bar or something with a couple of close friends. If you guys want to do something else thats cool. You know I'm down. Just as long as we get to go to a bar together.

So I don't really know what else to talk about. Umm...give me a call. I should have my cell phone on me. If I don't answer I will try my hardest to call you back.

Rick, happy birthday!!!
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Thursday, February 16th, 2006
10:42 am
Well I'm done with school...finally. I have just finished my Test, and no, it didn't take me all 4 hours to take it. It was that easy. I'm just chillin in the MI Library until we are released for chow. About 30 minutes. So after the 4 day, we go to the field. Except me...they have this program called JITC. They pick the top 3 in the class, from every class, and those chosen get to learn additional programs that a 96B needs to know. We also will be working with 2nd LT.'s who are also learning the systems. So all those chosen don't have to go to the field, because the program happens at the same time as the field. That means I get to sleep in a warm bed and take showers everyday. Plus I get hot chow for every meal. In the field you get one hot meal, and 2 MRE's. Kevin, Andrew, and David all know how horrible those things are. They are bearable but after eating them for 12 days, you really want a DEFAC. (chow hall) Plus, they give you the worst shits ever. So for those 12 days my platoon will be in the field, I will be back at the bay hanging out with officers. Go me for being one of the top in my class.

I took another PT test this morning to see if I could get HRAP (hometown recruiting assistance program) And I got it. So once I find a way to get to ATL, i will be home for 14 days. I leave here on the 9th mid afternoon, and leave ATL around the 22nd or 23rd for Hood. Just letting everyone know, that I WILL be home. I will be working during the days. Its not free leave, but I will be available at night. I have to get going now. Take care everybody!

I GRADUATE IN 20 DAYS!!!!!! MOS qualified.

Current Mood: cheerful
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Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
3:10 pm
So tomorrow is my last day of class. We have a 4 hour test, just like the past 8 tests we have taken. (the 4 hour part) But that means I only have a half day of class seeing how we can't learn anything else. Yay. Then I have a 4 day weekend. And yes, I'm doing nothing on those 4 days. I might get drunk. I have half a bottle of vodka still. I don't really like it. On tuesday, we go to the field for 12 days to practice doing everything we have learned in the past 20 weeks. Exciting huh? After the field, we get back and about 5 days later, we graduate. Thats right. I've only got 21 days left here at Ft. Huachuca. I'm taking a pt test tomorrow morning, and when I get the score I need, I'm going to get HRAP (hometown recruiting) Which means I get 14 days off before I report to fort hood. I also found out that my unit is moving to fort carson in colorodo. I'm not moving, just my unit. So its possible that I will be 1st Cav instead of 4ID. Also means I might not deploy until August. Jason comes home in a month. He gets leave in April. I really hope I get to see him. It would make me very happy. My hip is very fucked up. I might be getting a 4 inch needle stuck in it. I can barely walk today it hurts so bad. I keep telling them to just cut it off, I don't need it. They won't listen to me. So steroid shot is the next best option. Thats all for now. Bye kids.

Current Mood: tired
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Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
11:53 am
I got my email!!!!

Current Mood: lethargic
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Sunday, December 25th, 2005
9:36 am
who is this jesus?
So I had my christmas last night. all in all it was better than expected. my family was proud of me..which is a new a different thing. i was a little surprised. they were being nice to me. thank you army! its amazing what a little hard work and a little yelling will do. i came away with 5 gifts. I recieved a very cute jacket with a very cute shirt to go with it, a purse with lots of smell good stuff in it from Victoria's Secret, a $30 gift card to target..amy go with me...and a $100 gift card to the mall. Not much, but all things that i want. My family did very well this year. I also told them this may be the only christmas i'm home for a while. i got blank looks on that one. Oh well..they'll understand when i'm not there. so now i have to leave the safety of my "room" and join the fam. WE are making french toast for breakfast...i hate french toast. OH well. Yay for celebrating a fictional characters birthday!!!! I get gifts! bye kids.

ps: amy, i will get my cds so you can go through them..do not worry :)

pss: all i want is an email. is that so hard? or a phone call. geez.

Current Mood: bored
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Monday, December 5th, 2005
7:08 pm
la la la
so I'm cool now. that last post (a long time ago) is through with. Classes have been going well lately. I have a test on Wednesday on Intelligence Preperation of the Battlefield (IPB) steps 3 and 4. If anyone cares these steps include: 3) i don't remember.. 4) evaluate threat course of action. good shit. its too bad i don't remember what step 3 is right now. oh well. I'm squad leader now. Which means I'm in charge of counting the people in my line and reporting to the platoon guide. its exciting stuff. and since i'm 4th squad (in the back) i set the pace when we march. its great. i have no money which sucks. but you know when you don't have bills to pay you spend your money on stupid shit. im stopping that. i need to really save my money.

on a funnier note, i went to a bar on friday. its great cause i only spent $20. Everyone I was there with bought me my drinks. SO anyways...i don't remember leaving the bar. i was told the next day that the bartender had cut me off and told me i had to leave because i was too drunk. how great is that? the first bar i go to i get kicked out for being too drunk. i love it! but i drank a lot. like i said i don't remember leaving the bar. yeay for drinking! (and i don't drink that much actually) i do plan on coming home and going to a couple of bars with all of my good friends. i've been waiting for that for a while now. it will be loads of fun : )

hmm...so i'm going to go now. i need to send some important emails. talk to you guys later!

i miss you amy and david! plus everyone else :)

Current Mood: cheerful
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Friday, November 25th, 2005
9:52 pm
i feel so..empty. like an important part of me has just been ripped and stomped on repeatedly. my heart is laying on the ground smashed to pieces, covered in dirt and grime and there's nothing i can do to repair it. absolutely nothing. i feel as if i've been tricked and the whole world is laughing at me like i'm some kind of comedy show. its not supposed to be like this. i'm supposed to be happy! everything is supposed to work out now. but i guess i had delusions of grandeur. like always. it never fails. one thing in my life is going well, and soon another. at least it appears too...but then that new happiness gets shit on by life. i don't know what to do. i can't let go, i haven't been able...its been so long. I CAN'T FUCKING LET GO!! i don't want too. i don't want to live like i was before. i can't do it. i put so much into it only to turn around and get falseness out of it. i just want to come home..i want the comfort of my friends telling me its going to be alright, that i will make it, that i CAN let it go. i'm so sorry...i never thought this would happen...well, maybe i did. deep down inside i knew this would happen. i knew this day would come about i was just in denial. oh well. big surprise, rachelle falls for bullshit once again. this sucks.

**and no, i'm not talking about the army..i love that, thats the only thing (besides my friends and family) that is going extremely well for me right now.

Current Mood: crushed
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Thursday, November 24th, 2005
8:51 pm
I miss home so so much! Especially today..but I did get to spend it will family so that was cool. I have an aunt who lives about 20 minutes away from Huachuca. TOmorrow we are going into Mexico (even though we aren't supposed to) i don't care. it will be mucho fun!

Happy thanksgiving AMy! sorry i didn't call you are anything but i am roaming way out here in the boonies of az. We are seriouslly only 5 miles away from the border. its cool. i can see it from my aunts backyard. also there are tons of helicopters flying around.

to everyone else, happy thanksgiving. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! just so you guys know, i do have my cell phone and you CAN call me. If i don't answer you CAN leave a message.

just ask amy, i'm still pretty much me, i just have a little bit more confindence. also my viewpoint has changed quite a bit, but that doesnt mean i will shit on you if you don't agree with me. i still like to hear what everyone thinks on certain subjects. so just call me people! i get lonely out here away from everyone. its hard.

thats all my ranting for now. again, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! eat some turkey sandwhiches for me! i will be home Christmas so if you want to hang out, put your request in now! time is running out and the slots will be full soon :) take care everyone! i miss most of you ;)

Current Mood: exhausted
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Sunday, November 20th, 2005
10:01 am
Christmas Exodus
SO I bought a ticket home last week. Here is my itenerary is anyone is interested.

Depart: Tucson Dec. 18 @ 8:45 PM
Arrive: Atlanta Dec. 18 @ 4:47 PM

Depart: Atlanta Jan. 1 @ 5:05 PM
Arrive: Tucson Jan. 1 @ 9:10 PM

SO I will be home from the 18 through the 1st. I want to see everyone!
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Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
6:58 pm
new update on my and shit
so as most of you know I am now in Arizona training to be an intel analyst. so far class is super boring. we sit in a room with no windows because we deal with classified material. thats cool, but staring at a map day in and day out is ridiculous. So I got into trouble the other day. I missed profile PT (which is exercise for broken privates) and didn't go to normal PT and just stayed in the bay. Well the Drill Sergeant walks through and finds me along with two other females. He took our phase privilages away (which means I don't get to wear civilian clothes or leave post) for two weeks. This fucking sucks. Plus I have to report for duty every night and I have to pull 24 hour CQ this weekend and next. Next weekend is a four day weekend. I'll be stuck on base watching an empty bay. How pissed am I? Even though I deserve punishment it still sucks. Oh, and I have to write a letter to someone's parents apologizing for "killing" their child for failure to do my duty as an American Soldier. Oh well. Its only two weeks.

I am working on getting a ticket home for christmas. The 18 is when I want to come home. And I would probably leave on the 2nd. So once that is set in stone i will let either amy know or I will post or both. Either way you all will know when I'll be home. Thats it for now. My phone is turned back on. Same number 678-799-4499. Call me anytime after 9 your time. bye and I miss home and everyone sooooooo much! I can't wait to see you guys!
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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
12:07 am
So I go to the hotel on Wednesday night, spend the night, try to sleep. I get up at 4:30 Thursday morning, wait for the bus to take me to MEPS. Once there, I will have a mini physical. More peeing in a cup, and weighing of myself. After all of this, I sit and wait for them to tell me its time to go. I could leave Thursday or I could leave Friday or Saturday. Who knows? But I will be there before August 8th because thats when I start processing in at the reception battalion. I'm scared as shit, but excited at the same time. I'm ready for a change. Don't get me wrong though. I will miss all of my friends a great deal. And I'm sure they will miss me. But I will be back for Christmas and then for almost a month in March. I plan on writing one letter to Amy and having her post it online. Along with my address so if anyone wants to write me back they can. I would write each and everyone of you back, but I know right now that I will be to damn tired to do that much writing. So I will leave it up to Amy. This is my last post for a while kids. Take care of yourselves and I'll be seeing you around!

Current Mood: determined
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Thursday, July 28th, 2005
9:35 pm
The guy who drew these is amazing. How real do they look? these are all one dimension

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Current Mood: complacent
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1:48 am
i leave in 7 days

Current Mood: nervous
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Monday, July 25th, 2005
11:12 pm
so I went to shoot some guns the other day (sunday) here are some pictures of that. It was great fun!!

shooting the glock G30
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the custom built sniper rifle (i realize that I look stupid as hell, but that gun was ridiculous)
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this is what I was shooting at...the tree in the distance.
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and the AK-47..which gave me a hellish bruise on my shoulder
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call me a redneck..whatever, but I'm a damn good shot. Oh, and the hat, I just borrowed it..

and I leave for basic in 9 days.

Current Mood: anxious
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Monday, July 18th, 2005
3:38 pm
Thank you to all who attented last night. I apreciate it very much. Clean up was a cinch..thanks to David A. for helping before he left. I'm still a little hung over, so if anyone else helped, thanks! I had a great time, and I will miss everyone :( if anyone wants to hang out before I go, then give me a call! I leave August 4th. Bye!

Current Mood: groggy
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Sunday, July 17th, 2005
2:12 am
Here are directions again for those of you who can't get in touch with me. My phone has been acting up lately.
It starts at 7ish, there will be cooking of food at 8. We have a pony keg, and some liquor. See you if I see you.

~Heading west on Chastain (towards 41, away from 75 for those of you directionally challenged)
take a right onto West Duncan Rd. or the 4th light after Frey/Barrett Lakes Blvd.

~Follow this road a little bit. You will see a small church ahead on your left. THere is a neighborhood
across the street from the church. (on the right) I can't remember what the name of the neighborhood is
but it has a white picket type fence around the sign.

~After you turn right into the neighborhood, go down the road, and there will be some sort of sign or
something alerting you to which house it is. Its near the back of the neighborhood. If there is no
parking on the street, park at the church and walk, bitches!!
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