Sunday, July 12, 2009

Guns and Grid Points

I finally got another letter from Jared, apparently he lost my address or something. Oh, Jared.

Howdy ya'll!!! Welcome to my second ever blog of me in the Army. I'm finally through processing and am officially in basic training. For the most part it's what I expected. I do PT every morning and most nights and I am getting buff, oh yeah. This past week we've been studying up on our Basic Rifle Marksmanship (BRM) and I am now carrying around a real M-16 with actual bullets...they're really blanks, by hey, they still go boom. Plus, I don't think it's safe for these stupid children (meaning the 17 & 18 year-olds) to be holding live rounds. Also, we have been doing a lot of Land Navigation stuff and tomorrow we're going on a road march to a forested area, giving us some grid points and setting us free. Hopefully we won't get lost for too long. Then we are going to camp out under the stars. I'm pretty excited about that. Then on Tuesday we are going to go through the gas chamber. I'm kind of excited about that, due to the fact that the sooner I do it, the sooner I'm done with it. I'll make sure to give you the low down on whether I throw up or not.

So I'm sure some of you might be wondering how I'm doing. I'll explain it this way: I no longer fear hell because I've been to Basic Training. But in all fairness, as much as it sucks here, I'm getting use to it and it's kinda fun sometimes. So I think I should be able to make it for the final seven weeks. Anyway, I need to be taking off here. I hope you all enjoyed reading this. Please stay tuned for the next edition of Jared's Army Blog. PEACE!!!


  1. oh man i am glad you are doing great and its working out for you. cant wait to hear about the gas chamber experience!

  2. I can't remember if Angie said she'd mail you our comments or not. Either way, I suppose you can see them when you get back home. Your poor Kristy is so sad Jared, you need to come home now!
    I too am anxious to hear about your gas chamber experience! Good luck Brotha!