May 20: Today we graduated! Hoorah us! Thirty straight days of Army training completed. Fifty-nine Airman fully qualified to deploy with the Army. Honestly, I’m excited to get downrange. We all joined knowing we would deploy and now that moment is here. Despite the downtime, the powerpoint and the somewhat pointless briefings, I feel more confident and prepared for the next six months because of this training. I think it could be done more efficiently, but it’s not for me to decide.

Today, everyone has been busy packing their bags and saying their goodbyes. Some of the Airmen here will be deployed to the same location; others of us will be at various bases throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. Tomorrow I fly out to Germany and will be held over for a few days before flying downrange. If all goes well, I’ll sneak back home for a few days and then get back in time to fly out. Wish me luck.


One Response to “Graduated!”

  1. Angela, Bryan, and Daniel Says:

    Praying you get to spend time with your family before heading out for your long leave!

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