Monthly Archives: March 2011

Alphabet Soup Glossary

Hey Folks, some of you probably know a lot more about this vocabulary than I do. Consider it a wikipedia type of thing and go ahead and correct it if you’re sure.  Also, if you can think of anything I’ve … Continue reading

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Union III (cont.)

The week passed and the world shrunk to life inside T walls. The 3 day lockdown meant we couldn’t pop over to Prosperity for a change of scene so Union III’s little wedge of land was it.  We weren’t allowed … Continue reading

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FOB Union III aka “Washington”

Monday Feb 21 – Wednesday Feb 23 We were dropped at the temporary billeting building in Union III, and met there by the Program Manager, Dick who helped us check in to our rooms.  This place has been referred to … Continue reading

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Fort Benning to Baghdad

Fri. Feb 18 – Sun Feb 20 This is written in retrospect so any precision of time or detail is absent.  After checking in to Lawson Air Base, having lunch (served by the same ladies who’d dished up the fried … Continue reading

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My week at CRC

CRC – Conus Replacement Centre (no idea what this really means but that’s the acronym decoded) Thursday Feb 10th Derek and I met Ingrid at 6:00am in the Chaplain’s building. We’d been told to fast and not have breakfast because … Continue reading

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Leaving Victoria for Fort Benning

Wednesday Feb 9, 2011 Maria drove me to the airport in the – literally – freezing pre-dawn.  My big green suitcase was considerably overweight and the United agent was going to charge me $100.00 for it.  Then, I don’t know … Continue reading

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