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It’s been cool and overcast today (all day, for the first time since I’ve been here). It rained some this evening, and the rainy season is supposed to be starting right about now, so the dust is probably about to be replaced by mud. Not much new here, just continuing to mark time and do […]
Not much new to report this week. Temperatures are getting more and more tolerable here, and in the morning it’s actually getting cold enough that something more than shorts and t-shirt is required for PT. And speaking of PT, we had our Army Physical Fitness Test this morning. Not having taken one in over four […]
I’ve been here almost a month now, which has flown by very quickly, it seems. I can hardly believe October is more than half over! It’s rained twice so far, but neither time enough to really leave any lasting puddles or wetness. But the rainy season is coming, I think in November. The daily highs […]
We got our first clouds a few days ago, and today was the first real rain showers I’ve seen since I’ve been in Iraq. There was some lightning and thunder, as well as some pretty heavy drops, but the whole thing wasn’t even enough to really wet the ground, and lasted maybe 10-15 minutes. It […]
It’s been a relatively slow week, which means time passes more slowly. It is possible to be busy here as well as safe, so while I appreciate the sentiments that folks invariably have about how they’d rather I be bored here than having exciting experience, I’d prefer a happy medium wherein I’m busy and doing […]
Last week some time, the 1st Infantry Division commander, a 2-star General, was visiting FOB Bernstein. He (and his entourage of security personnel, drivers, and various hangers-on — in total about 20 people) stopped by my platoon’s new living quarters, a street of CHUs (containerized housing units — trailers) which you can see some pictures […]
The ASP.NET Developer’s Cookbook is the featured book for October on the .NET Book Club site. Check it out here.
LTC (ret) Weldon formerly a deputy G1 wrote me today to elaborate on where the problem usually lies for replacements who arrive to find that they have no position to fill: Steve: HQDA and HRC St Louis do not assign individuals to positions within a theater, nor even at a stateside installation. Installations and theaters […]
In this article, General Hickman describes the current situation in his (my) brigade’s area of operations here in Iraq. I pretty much agree with everything he has to say, too, so if you’re wondering how things are going over here, have a read.