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Drum Roll Please

Mailed blog – written by Julian 26 Feb 11 Ladies and gents, the results are in for Specialist Plamann’s final PT test, and boy let me tell you, these numbers are a real humdinger.  Now let me remind you folks, to graduate … Continue reading

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A New Life

Mailed blog – written by Julian 25 Feb 11 At the start of all this I knew I would change, and for the better.   I just couldn’t predict how much.  I thought I’d be just a “better me”.  Instead what I … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Mailed blog – written by Julian 24 Feb 11 As someone wise back home says, teamwork is the best kind of work.  You know who you are.   Today it felt like our whole company was really working together.  During training the … Continue reading

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Kaboom! Kaboom!

Mailed blog – written by Julian 23 Feb 11 Oh, the things that go BOOM!   Man, the DS’s sure had me worked up about today.  They’re always telling us if we don’t do things to their specifications, we won’t pass and … Continue reading

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Motivated

Mailed blog – written by Julian 22 Feb 11 My what a difference a night makes.  Last night I said some big prayers and gave myself a good talking to.  I see people around me breaking a lot of rules, but … Continue reading

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Doldrums of BCT

Mailed blog – written by Julian 21 Feb 11 Oh, boy.  There is zero wind in the sails of this BCT ship and the crew is about to mutiny.  I haven’t had much to say about training because it really seems … Continue reading

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The First Loss of a Comrade

Mailed blog – written by Julian 20 Feb 11 Today is a somber day here at Alpha Company.  Early this morning, one of our comrades passed away.  Private Jordan Chase of 1st Platoon went into the hospital last Saturday with a … Continue reading

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