Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My first blog.

Hello again everyone. I know it it's been a couple of weeks since I updated my blog, but this week will be well worth it. This is a very special blog. The reason this is a very special blog is because it is actually me writing it. My wonderful sister Angela has been transcribing all the past blogs from a letter that I send her every week. And thanks to the wonders of science and the help of a fellow soldier with a sprint internet card thingy, I'm able to do it myself. I would like to take this opportunity to thanks Angela for all her hard work a effort. You're amazing.
Anyway, things her are going so so. It's a completely different feel then basic training and yet the same. We have a lot of freedom here and at the same time we're still in a prison. Just like that, they can take any privileges away from you. My guess is that it's like being in a minimum security prison. You can see freedom, you can taste freedom, and yet...you're not free. It just toys with you.
So last week I had my first weekend pass. The sad thing is that I had the opportunity to get off base and be halfway normal and I didn't take it. I stayed on base and relaxed. The amazing thing is that I got to wear my normal clothes. No army greens!!! It was great. Other then that nothing way awesome has happened. Well actually, last week I actually pumped my first gas. I'm halfway there to becoming a full fleg military fueler. I'm even doing good on my tests, believe it or not, I'm top in my class. That's right, I'm top in my class. What does that tell you about this country's military? You should all be very very scared.
Well, I hoe you all enjoyed this letter, I'll try to tell you more about what's going on in my next blog. This is a new experience for me. Anyway, hope all is going well in all ya'll lives. Until next time, later.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

And Now for AIT Training

Welcome back, sports fans. It's me, Private First Class Jared Harding back after a 3-ish week break. I hope you're all ready to go.

For those of you who don't know, the past couple of weeks have been fantastic. First off, I finally graduated Basic Training. I am out of Fort Jackson, never to go back again. As soon as I had the chance I said "Nuts to you!", and I was out. It was a very nice graduation. Mainly for the fact that my mother and father were there along with the beautiful Kristy Marden. After graduation we started our journey to Virginia. Home of Fort Lee, where I'll be spending the next 10 weeks for my AIT training. On the way there we spent the night at Virgina Beach. If ya'll haven't been there, I'd highly recommend it. Anyway, at Virgina Beach we all ate dinner and then I took Kristy for a walk on the Beach where I told her my feelings for her and I asked her to marry me. And to my surprise, she said Yes. Can you believe it? And right after she said yes, fire works started going off. I totally planned and paid for them too. It wasn't just a pure coincidence that it happened smooth, right? That was the biggest news in the last couple of weeks. Other than that, not a whole lot happened.

I got to AIT Saturday night and it's been pretty okay here. It's kind of like having a 9-5 job, except you're at school. I wake up at 5-ish, do PT, have breatfast, start school at 9:00, take lunch at noon, leave school at 5:00, go to dinner, and I have the rest of the night off. On top of that, I'm off Saturday and Sunday as well. But the #2 best thing about this place is that they also treat us like actual people. It's amazing. Classes are boring so far but I think I'll like it here.

I think that'll about do it for this week. And just in case some of you were wondering, they even have a TV room, so I got to watch BYU beat Oklahoma. That was the 2nd best thing. :)

Anyway, love you all. Call me.

Jared Harding