Here are some pics of me in my blues, and a former Special Forces guy in my flight in one of our classrooms). And wait...there's another uniform to come! I'll be wearing my mess dress (tuxedo- a $400 get-up that I'll wear twice a year) this week for our Dining In (a fun night of eating, drinking, and being sent to the grog bowl-if you break a rule of the mess, you have to go say a rhyme and drink out of a toilet).
This week has been more relaxing, but still very busy. This upcoming week will be the best. We'll be doing our fake deployment, as well as a high ropes course. Unfortunately, I don't get to do my arms training until I get to my PCS (permanent duty station). Since the commissioned officers are only here for 5 weeks, we don't get to do a lot of the hardcore stuff. Most students that come through here come to Basic Officer Training....they are here for 12 weeks and don't get commissioned until they graduate. It is strange that I outrank all the BOT students, as well as a lot of the COT students that are 2nd Lts. And in June, I'll be promoted to a Captain, so I'll outrank 85-90% of the military....craziness.
I did just recently find out, though, that I get to ride and jump out of a Black Hawk when I go to JAG School. JAGs are line officers (meaning we can be combatants), while the medical personnel and chaplains are non-combatant officers....so that is why we don't do a lot of the arms training here. Chances are that I'll be deployed within the next 2 years, so they definitely want us to be prepared for anything.
I graduate on Friday! Kelly and my Dad are coming here, so I am very much looking forward to that.
Thanks again for all your prayers and support.