Timmy’s joining the Army
I’ve been blogging politically so much lately I have neglected to say anything about me personally. So here goes.
I have always loved my country and have always thought about the military and have been frustrated at not being able to dig myself out of this hole that I’m in that I’ve finally decided to do something about it. So last month I’ve decided to enlist in the United States Army. I will be full time, active duty the whole chebang. I will be shipping out to Fort Benning, GA on Oct 12 to begin Basic Combat Training (BCT).
Why Army? Simple because I have an aunt and uncle who were both retired Marines and they were telling my brother to go Air Force and I simply want to show him up. Air Force basic only takes 6 weeks. Army BCT takes 9 weeks and is way tougher than Air Force. I wanted a challenge and I really didn’t want Marine Corps because they have no program to help pay off student loans. I also chose Army because they can guarantee in writing the job I will do and when I ship out and everything. I will be a logistical supply specialist when I complete Advanced Individual Training (AIT). I’m excited about it. The hardest part for me right now is the physical part of it all. I’ve been running often and trying to get in shape. The hardest part about that is staying motivated.
What does this mean for me as far as being politically active? A lot considering the oath I’ve taken binds me to the officials elected and my superiors. So I will be toning down a lot of my political talk for the time I’m in the military.
As far as my religious convictions, I’m free to voice them over the internet as freely as anybody else. Chaplains are sometimes required to be interfaith which is why I didn’t want to be one.
But that’s what’s going on in the life of the Stunner. Pray for me as I go into basic. Ill give my address out to everyone who wishes to write me while I’m there. Thank you all
Thank You for reading,
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