Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well my first 18 months is up and I am now promoted to 1st Lieutenant! I ordered a chicken platter from Chic-Fil-A for the promotion ceremony and spent $135! Oh well, that's why I get paid the big bucks :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Garrett of the Mojave

Well, I'm back from the National Training Center (NTC as we Army people like to pointlessly abbreviate it). It was hot and sandy but not humid like Georgia so it wasn't that bad. The training was pretty cool. They spent $30 million on Hollywood special effects artists to come and make simulated towns, explosions, and rockets shooting. They even had live goats and chickens roaming around. The most impressive though were the simulated "RPG's". They would fly down a guide wire so fast you could barely see them other than the trail of smoke. They hit a building and would send dust and dirt flying all over you. It was AWESOME! Kinda scary too. Anyway, I included some pics of the desert for ya'll to see....or see that there is nothing to see.

Boarding flight leaving Fort Benning and bound for NTCHome sweet home!
Day 1

Day 2

Day 4

Abrams tank in the desert

The post general flying over our position

Two of my bad boy Paladins!

View of the desert from the top of one of my Paladins


Just thought I would throw in a couple pics of the art our soldiers did on our building to give us a more "Automatic Steel" feel