Here it is, the news I you have all been waiting for. I have received my first duty assignment. I will be joining the 101st Airborn Division at Fort Campbell, KY immediately upon completion of flight school. I dont know the deployment schedule yet but I believe the unit is scheduled to deploy to Iraq shortly after I arrive. It may be almost time to go play in the sandbox!
Back here, the Army is working hard to prepare me for the worst. Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training has begun. I will be in classroom sessions until Friday. On Saturday I will be in the field for a week. The information I am getting is classified so I cant share it here. Suffice it to say the Special Forces guys teaching this class really know their stuff. One of our instructors has even been though the POW experience himself in Iraq.
I feel good knowing where I will likely be for the next several years even if that time will be interrupted periodically for trips across the pond.
Take care and be safe,