Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Sad Week

Since I returned from my little trip to Afghanistan and Kuwait it has been a slow week.  I luckily got to spend 3 days at home, see the Bride, take a few hot baths and even get a massage to help my poor aching back.  And those that know me know that I don’t enjoy massages.  They are completely therapeutic and not done from enjoyment. 

Since I returned to Fort Dix on Wednesday it has been days of organization and small decision making.  It has been rather boring.  Today we are starting to get in the rest of our people.  The formal part of the mobilization is starting this week.  It will be interesting to see how this compares to the rest of the training we have completed.  KO-Combatives

This was taken on our first day of training in early October.  We were learning combatives, which is more or less Army sanctioned “Tap Out”.  The idea is to be more prepared to take down an opponent if you are attacked.    As you can see hereKO-Combative-2 see here the instructor did a fine job of taking me down.  What you can’t see is that my left hand is tapping him so that I can be allowed to breathe.  KO-50-cal-range


This photo was taken as I was waiting in line to shoot the 50 cal.  I love to shoot that gun.  It makes the best sound as you fire it. 

Finally, lets keep the soldiers and their families who were injured or killed at Fort Hood in our prayers.  It is shameful that an anti-American piece of crap was serving in uniform.  He ended or changed the lives of all these people and their families.  There will be no 72 virgins for him. 


Mel-2nd Chances said...

Such a tragic event. :( Great pics!

Rainmaker said...

So where's the pic of you taking him down?


Lesser is More said...

He's got you in a pretty good hold there...and he even snuck his eyes over to the camera to show off. You'll get him next time!

Trishie said...

So sad... my hear goes out to those families.

rocketpants said...

I am glad you made it back safe and sound.

It is truly tragic all that happened. Unfathomable.