More IRR Callup Info

Fox23News Reports One Army official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that as few as 2,000 IRR soldiers might actually be assigned to units preparing to deploy abroad. Army Public Affairs Announcement Stars and Stripes About 2,100 IRR soldiers already have been activated, but those have been volunteers, Maj. Gen. Franklin L. “Buster” Hagenbeck, the […]

Visual Web Developer Express Edition (Whidbey) Beta 1 Released!

From www.asp.net: Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2005 Beta 1 Released!Microsoft is pleased to announce Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2005 Beta 1, a lightweight, easy to learn development tool focused exclusively on Web development. Inside you will find everything you need to begin building exciting, dynamic Web applications with ASP.NET 2.0. Visit http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/vwd/ for […]

Visual Web Developer Express Edition (Whidbey) Beta 1 Released!

From www.asp.net: Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2005 Beta 1 Released!Microsoft is pleased to announce Visual Web Developer Express Edition 2005 Beta 1, a lightweight, easy to learn development tool focused exclusively on Web development. Inside you will find everything you need to begin building exciting, dynamic Web applications with ASP.NET 2.0. Visit http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/vwd/ for […]

Big News In Iraq

The transfer of power in Iraq has taken place, 2 days early. This is certainly good news since without a big, planned event to target, the insurgents will be less able to wreak havoc. And of course, it means they cannot keep the transfer from taking place.

Home

I flew home yesterday and had at least half a dozen people stop me and thank me for being in the military (I was in uniform – 99% of my civilian clothes got shipped home Thursday). One little boy who couldn’t have been more than 7 or 8 and who appeared to be travelling alone […]

On Hold

Most of the people in my CRC cycle shipped out today. About a dozen of us are on hold for various reasons. In my case, there was some confusion that didn’t come about until late Thursday as to whether our orders indicated that we should report directly to Iraq or to McDill AFB first (near […]

Good Stuff To Bring To Iraq (so I'm told)

I’ve talked to a lot of people who have returned from a tour in Iraq and one of the questions I like to ask them is “What is the one thing you weren’t issued that you wouldn’t want to live without over there?”. Here are a couple of things I’ve heard (and since picked up […]

Weapons Qual

Qualified on the M9 pistol today (again). The Ft. Bliss range nice and the instructor was top-notch. I think he significantly helped my accuracy with the pistol. Otherwise, not much new. Got back my DCUs from alterations and immediately gave them to another place to sew on my rank and branch insignias. Should have them […]