|Plenty of exercise and fresh air, what more could a man want from life?
||[Dec. 13th, 2009|03:53 pm]
The Broken Clockwork Soldier
The Marine Corps has kept me busy over the last month. We are working on individual skills. We spent a week outside beating the crap out of each other working on our Marine Corps Martial Arts training, I moved up a belt, I am now a Grey belt. I am not to excited about the prospect of having to do more of it. If you get assigned a Combat Arms MOS you have to be atleast a green belt. That would be another few weeks of getting the tar beat out of me by Corporals and Sergeants. If that is the case, I won't be working on that till May and the weather should be nicer.
It has been cold and rainy. We got snow once in the last two weeks, but mostly rain and in the high 30's. We spent those last 2 and a half weeks at the rifle and pistol range. I qualified as an expert on the rifle and a sharpshooter on the pistol. I have no idea what happened to me on the pistol, I shot great all week and then on qual day I was all over the place.
After qual week we had a week of more tactical shooting. Spent the days doing failure drills, hammer pairs, box drills and control pairs, all stuff that Bridger would love. We also slapped on our combat optics and it was like cheating. We also had a night fire and broke out the new toys that have come out since I previously was in the Corps. Good times.
In other news, I will be getting married to Lilly on the 22nd of December. I have leave from the 18th to January 3rd. We were planning on getting married in May however with the current situation we have decided to move things forward. There will be a kegger on the 19th and then some family coming up on the 22nd. We will be driving down to ATL on the 25th. My folks are getting us a few days in a nice hotel. In general, I am at excited level elevated.
Our original plan was for me to finish up the Basic Officer Course and then have Lilly move out with me. We have discussed it and she is miserable in Carbondale. Her friends are moving away and things are not as well as I could have hoped. We have decided that she should move out here and I am now working to facilitate that. I have been looking at various places for us to live and I am working out how to get her up here. I am thinking that we can get her here in the early portion of next year.