One Long Blur

My apologies for not being active for this last week or so. This have been so retardedly busy that I haven’t had time to collect my thoughts much. We hit the ground running. Well, more like sprinting trying to keep up with Usain Bolt at the 100m dash…

Five days being on one hour standby in a tent, trucks online, bags packed, and armor ready to be thrown on in minutes. The first two days were soley drills of how fast we could move, with the nights ending at around one in the morning. Five days of someone on a radio, ready to yell out the drill and watch as the entire platoon of us scrambled to get ready with them.

Attacks on this base are not the normal. However, the word must have gotten out that we had arrived, because in the first five days, we had to drop everything and run to bunkers at least twice. One was at night, and one of my friends was still showering. We all pile in and then we see him sprint to the bunker, holding his towel up and waddling in his shower shoes, hair still wet. Hands down the funniest moment of this deployment so far. (The next time it happened he was fully clothed.)

Then, the unthinkable happened. An insider threat on our base exploded, literally, killing quite a few and injuring many others. We sppnt a good part of that day waiting to go help, but never ended up moving. The base is still processing what happened, so things are very tense and security is tight here. Things will not be back to where they were at before this unspeakable act of terror happened.

We moved out of the “always ready to go” phase and got prepared for our first assigned mission. This time, it was for real, and we would be a long ways from our home base. The mission went fine, and no one was hurt or shot at, so overall I would call it a success. We now wait for more missions to follow. I’ll try to stay in touch, but do not be alarmed if you don’t hear from me for a few days.

Peace to you all!

36Romeo out.

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