Today was fun, but tiring. I’m interested in what causes the fog of war because I wasn’t feeling it. I think I’m used to working under stress. I got a little caught off guard by a couple of civilians trying to enter the vehicle, but I managed to channel my inner German side and got them to back away.
Again, vehicle operations was enlightening and probably the most useful so far. The best was spotting someone in a hockey mask because we’re close to Halloween. Nice touch.
People might complain about all the equipment we wear, but I’m thankful for my helmet after bumping my head everytime I came out of the humvee. I’m thankful for the elbow and knee pads by looking at the gouges taken out of them by rocks. I’m still finding new ways to bruise myself, but it could be a hell of a lot worse.
Tomorrow is marksmanship. I’m a little excited about that. I’m also a little excited we have Sunday off. I’ll be bored out of my mind, but it’ll be nice to recoup a bit before pressing forward for five more days.