Okay so this part of the story will probably be more boring than the rest. Last time I left of with me in Kuwait. As I stated before I stayed there for approx. two weeks. Things did not run as smooth for me as most becuase my unit was already in Iraq. I was running about two weeks behind them since I had to go get that specialized training in Fort Huachuca. Since I was running behind that meant that I did not have guarenteed transportation, lodging, and other amenities that whole units get when coming through. Basically when you have a unit of several dozen to several hundred coming through everyone is tracking it closely, aircrafts are scheduled to transport, camps set aside enough lodging. When you come through by yourself, you basically hitch-hike for transportation, and try to squeeze into some transiet loding tents if there is room.
Anyway, I did make it through Kuwait, I finally got an aircraft from Kuwait into Baghdad, where my unit was waiting for me. I had been waiting to actually get started so long that despite my being up all night trying to catch flights, when I finally landed I just found a place to drop off my bags and went straight to the office to begin work.
Now this is why I said this blog would be the most boring . . . my last deployment was full of excitement, lived outside the wire with 150 Iraqi soldiers and ZERO Americans. I went on patrols almost everyday. I conducted multiple cordon searches and snatch and grab missions with the Iraqis. I had a nice assortment of missions and very climatic moments. This tour . . .well lets just say that I am stuck behind a desk. My family loves the fact that now at 3 months here I still have not left the wire. I probably will not ever go outside the wire, and it drives me crazy. I have spent 10 years in the army as a scout riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, now Im in an office, riding in a rolling chair. Yeah, I have a fancy title, "Electronic Warfare Officer," but I am going crazy.
Anyway from where I left off: I landed in Baghdad, found my office, and well . . .i dont have anything really interesting to tell other than that. I have moved since then to another base, and it is equally as boring here. The only part of my job that is interesting is getting to see all the intelligence reports on whats going on outside the wire. Getting to see what technology that the enemy is using against us. Getting to see what kind of technology that we are using against them. But obviously the most interesting part of my job . . .I cannot post here . .or anywhwere else for that matter.
I will continue to blog about events that happen, events in my life, or anything else that you all may find interesting. At this time I am now at a loss for words . .Maybe I will tell you all about the part of my life working on the ambulance . . .(Now that was more dangerous than this deployment). Or maybe about my last tour as there is alot I can talk about there. But for now . . .I think this is it. Just simple little SGT Bush, in Iraq, behind the very desk that I am typing from right now.
This blog will be continued . . .after some brainstorming on what you all might want to hear.
For now . . good night