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29 July 2009

Back From Annual Training

Unfortunately, I broke a rib while I was there, which will definitely interfere with my training. Also, it looks as though I've won an all-expense paid vacation to the cradle of civilization next year, but nothing's been finalized yet--it'll depend on what Obama does between now and then.

At was actually fairly fun--at least the part I participated in (I broke my rib on day three--of sixteen). I do wish that I had protested my M-4 qualification score; there was an obvious computer error. I wasn't that worried about a few promotion points this year--and I know I'm a good shot--but it turns out that that qualification was used to determine who would go to Squad Designated Marksman school before we deploy. Oh, well; the new fiscal year starts in September, so hopefully I'll be able to qualify again soon.

I was worried about taking electronics, like my video camera, along--but other people did. Maybe I will next time...


bluebird said...

Aw, your rib!! :(

What do you mean about the Cradle of civilization?

Gnostic Paladin said...

Iraq is the cradle of civilization. In fact, it is likely that the "Garden of Eden" refers to an area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

As for my rib, this is actually the second time I've broken it... so at least I know what I'm in for! :)

bluebird said...

You will be going to Iraq? Well, I will def pray for you. I hope you will keep updated (I am sure you will). You'd best!

Gnostic Paladin said...

I'll do my best!