- October 27th, 2005
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I reported to Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Sunday Night. I have to admit I was nervous. It is the Home of the U.S. Army Airborne, and the Army’s Special Forces. It seems I will come to know both very well. I am assigned to a new Joint Services PSYOPS Unit under the Army’s Special Forces Command. I am to be a member of the U.S. Navy’s first ever Airborne Division. I am very excited about that.
So far things have been pretty mundane, just a constant barrage of Physical Training, and then the typical military routine of ‘Hurry-Up and Wait’. We have been going through our medical processing and being issued our combat gear and new uniforms. Soon we will head to Fort Dix to go through our Class Room training and to conduct the first of our field excercises. Afterwards we will return to Fort Bragg to complete our combat training and our Airborne Training, and then we will be heading down-range. Down-range is how the Army refers to being sent to the combat theatre. It seems appropriate.